If you take a closer look at the spec, though, the Mac Pro, rather unusually for an Apple product, is a surprisingly good deal. Some parts cannot be matched like-for-like, as the Mac Pro features proprietary, custom-made logic boards, rather than off-the-shelf components. The Silverstone case, though similarly trash can shaped, is still much larger than the cylindrical Mac Pro.
For the most part, these compromises exist because Apple built the Mac Pro from scratch, and could thus build the chassis and its components to spec, while DIY builders have to work with off-the-shelf parts. Likewise, imagine trying to build your own car from parts, versus a finely crafted Tesla or Mercedes. I am about to start the very same project. Could you tell me how did you get the locking mechanism and the top divider panel out?
Did you have to take out the hdd cage and hdd fan first? I Can't seem to get those out either. I don't want to break them if there is an easier way to get them out. I followed the guide here: Thanks a lot. Helped me a bunch. I keep coming back to your site for reference: Very Very helpful. Hi, I've just got my G5 hack running. The only thing I haven't done yet is the front panel and was looking for your advice.
If I just plug the power button socket on my mATX board into pin 13 it doesn't power up. It's like this with two front panels. I've read somewhere that the firewire needs to be hooked up for this all to work. Did you use firewire on your motherboard? I'm basically wondering if you could just give me a quick guide on the front panel connector cable.
To get the power button working you will need to have the ground for either the USB or Firewire connected to the motherboard. To make my front panel adapter, I just compared the G5's pinout to those of a standard ATX board, both of which can be found here http: Hi Ben, I wonder whether you wanna be paid to do a G5 case modding? I really wanna have one of this case, but I don't have those tools used here, and especially I am not talented as you're.
So, if you are willing to help me, I will be thrilled. You've inspired me to do this for myself!
I've got a dead G5 just wasting space and so when I'm building my new pc in around June instead of buying a case I'll just use what I already have! I'll be able to spend the euro saving on fitting the case out with noctua fans also which should mean coupled with the great airflow of this case it will run cool all the time. I plan on using a tray to avoid that. I was wondering how the CPU case, "G5 logo", was mounted? By the way epic setup: Hey Ben, how many hours total do you think you spend doing this project?
I have an extra G5, its way cooler than any PC case, just don't worry about going down a rabbit hole. I finished the project in 5 days over a holiday. I put in a pretty significant number of hours each of those days, but a lot of that time was spent figuring out how to do everything, not actually putting it together. Hi Ben, this is a really cool mod, I'm planning on doing a similar build.
I was wondering, what are your temps like and also noise? It isn't especially quiet, due to the number of fans, but the noise is on par with other similarly fan-equipped cases. Build commences shortly These G5's are built like tiger tanks! Thanx for the effort with the build info - definitely helps: This project is awesome Thank You Ben for your thread. A friend gave me 2 fully functional G5s with one 23" Cinema Display. I'm hacking one and sold the other to 'pay' for my hack.
I linked to your guide in my sales post for people looking to buy the case and mod it hope you don't mind because your guide is one of the most detailed and best illustrated. I am successfully using JB Weld as others have, and I chose it because it has iron content in it, and I thought that might be a good thing when mounting the motherboard - although there are about threads out there arguing if you need the MB grounded or not. So I split the difference and 'kinda' grounded it with the JB Weld. You can find him in the forums at www. Thanks, and good luck with your mod! The motherboard is grounded no matter how you fasten it to the case, due to it's many connections to the power supply's ground.
Also, JB weld is not conductive: That is the reason why I said 'kinda' when referring to grounded. If your interested in the mod, its at http: Amazing build ,you inspired me to go same with my G5 thank you for the sharing. Can you also share the elcetric scooter you build?
Again thanks alot for amazing project sharing. I didn't find the wiring diagrams that you linked to. Can you please send me those on email? Great build If you make an account at InsanelyMac you can download the file in the first post in this thread: I have the diagram but my question is how to i go about doing it and what is needed and what do i have to have to make it work? All you need to do is solder wires between the corresponding pins on G5's stock front panel connector and the standard front panel connectors from an ATX case. Some of the pins from the G5 and ATX connectors will not be used, if I remember correctly, but it still works.
I just spliced the wires directly to the front panel cable that came with the case.
Hi Ben! A lot of planing and hard work, but you did just an awesome job.
The felt it nice and thick and appears very high quality. Newegg But the Mac Pro needs to have the latest Intel processor available. I've got a dead G5 just wasting space and so when I'm building my new pc in around June instead of buying a case I'll just use what I already have! See All Buying Options. There's a problem loading this menu right now. His custom-built model was able to get 24 fps in each case. He tells clients that his computers will likely be competitive for another couple years, and that it will no longer make sense for him to modify these computers in about a year and a half as CPU and RAM technology in stock computers improves to the point where the components that are still compatible with old Mac Pros can no longer compete.
Inspired me to start shopping for an old G5 and do my new Hackintosh build in this case, instead of the old boring standard atx case that I was going to use. Fellow modders appreciate this kind of detail. Cool post apart from the main aspect.
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How do you take the parts out?? I have been in the case for an hour taken out every visible screw and the main board wnt budge the fucking thing is built like a tank and there is not a single guide online. Some one please help. Cant empty the case. This multimedia power board for your much needed and valuable electronic device varies depending on the power of the wave too, and will help to avoid problems sorted circuit.
Awesome mod! I'm looking forward to get my case within the next week and start this project: Hi there, I'm just now started on this build and it's going to take me about a 2 weeks to finish it. I have a concern with my PSU not having enough power for all the fans once it's running. I'm going to be using all but one fan the Blower fan near the HDD. Should i upgrade from Corsair CX to a or watt unit to provide enough power. You would have to remove all the parts. Dang son! Thats a dollar case!
I could use that case, but just put a shelf in it and use it for my MBP, and hook up some connectors. If someone has a copy of the PowerPC wiring diagrams. There is a small but growing community of creative professionals—video editors, audio engineers, software developers, 3D modelers, and graphic artists—who are modifying their circa Mac Pros to be even more powerful than the ones Apple sells today.
Because those computers can use top-of-the-line graphics cards that aren't compatible with the iMac Pro or the and-onward Mac Pro, these modded computers are crushing the benchmarks of even brand new new computers. The Mac Pro 4. Upgraded versions of the 4.
To do what a lot of pros want, you just need a good GPU. There are pitfalls: The lack of Thunderbolt ports makes doing this a nonstarter for certain people.