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This time my case to mod is a classic. Powermac G5. One of the most popular and ,one of the most modded beauttiful case ever made. As robustness , ı can say it is a PANZER.











someone showed his love like ...








Some prefer to use such







Powermac G5 is one oft most modded case. but most of them, changed outlook of the case



My goals for this Project were to preserve the look of the case at outside ;and fit my PC s hardware including a full ATX MB. And watercooling.













I will to mod at two stages

First the mod on the case and and convert it for an ATX (BTX) MB …

Thenn as second mod to this case... for Watercooling… with acrylic tubing and alphacool capecora passive rads 642+142= 742




To use an ATX mainboard at this case, the back panel must be changed.

İf we wannt to adapt the case to new motherboard. We must change




At the back panel, the fans must be moved off center, to make a new I/O. and a larger room
for 7 slots


There are a lot of mods, one of them is ,

to make a half mask as Ben Katz did.

Link: http://build-its.blogspot.com.tr/2011/04/how-to-fit-your-pc-in-power-mac-g5-case.html




and mount them to thecase






Or we can use a MB tray with backpanel as gibsonc did.

Link : http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/281165-powermac-g5-case-mod/




And cut the case, to make a space




And mount it







But I wannt to make a new back panel complett. With new fan holes , I/O and slots.
I wannt to use the original fangrill as well.











Drawn at corel... but ı musst make nearly 3000 circles with 3mm Radius..




And sent to water jet for cutting….



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update 2 30.11.2014

İnside of the original case
To start, ı completely emtied out the case, including the latching mechanism that holds the front side panel on;






but be carefull , we must use latching mechanism.





The new backpanel came from waterjet ,
And this the new raw plate for backpanel that came from waterjet cutting




and and new backpanel bended.









Locations were determined to be cut in the old panel







marked places emptied with dremel.







Bended backplate temporarily mounted to the case


 
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To mount MB tray ı bonded 3 piece 10x20mm aluminum profiles with Dewcon SF plastic steell.(epoxi)










MB tray (in 2 piece) mounted with standoffs.(they must be sanded, and painted)









I must make a place for PSU . to mount the PSU ı made a tray .






And mounted psu with this tray to the case







I made a duct from plexi for exhaust of PSU.







Mounted duct to PSU







And mounted the psu with exhaust duct to his place with PSU tray







This photograph is with a Corsair AX1200 photographed. İt is 200 mm long.




Therefore if ı have a problem with MB , then ı can use an Corsair AX860i . It is 160 mm long…

40 mm shorter, not to have a problem with MB and slots.


MB tray painted alu and mounted

 
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UPDATE 11.12.2014


Original fangril mounted (from inside)




Backpanel with mounted grills (I must find 2.2 mm phillips self tapping screws fort he grill







The back panel brushed with 3M Abrasive Brush




The new backpanel with I/0 slots and fan grils mounted to the case




the latching mechanism that holds the front side panel is mounted again.




And the side window mounted with latching mechanism.
Case with closed sidewindow



I must add an white vandal buton becouse the led of original Vandals is defect ,and two leds for ON/OF and HDD.



Made 3 holes 3mm and 16 mm diameter.




Mounted the 16mm Vandal



And 3mm leds




 
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UPDATE 16.12.2014


The slots painted with a alu spray.







Through the case...





The case before modding



And the new case with new backpanel




And final pictures from the new Mac G5 ATX (BTX)














To compare.. Original Mac G5 and the new ATX compiant Mac G5- ATX




Next update is a different modified passive Watercooling, with a Cape CORA 742
 
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UPDATE 19.12.2014

I want to built a watercooling system, for my modified MAC G5 ATX





And cool CPU+MB+Videocard. And use a PASSİVE RADIATOR.(no more fans to cool)

One loop but in two parts.as

3XHF142 rad >CPU> MB> 4X HF 142 rad>EVGA 680 Classified> REZ. >POMP





I want to see the case like this






Using a passive radiator , alphacool cape cora 7x142 mounted at rear sidewindow.










This radiators normally operate parallel .Like this





But ı want to use it as serial .Like this





Therfore ı must mod T-plug connectors of cape cora.. on the bottom.and block one side to to prevent fluid flow.




 
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good job on the back panel
 
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UPDATE 20.12.2014

And make special fittings (adapters) for connection on the top between cape cora and EK-CSQ ADAPTER 90






using 7 piece bended 16 mm OD clear acrylic pipes, to see color of fluid.

12mm acrylic pipe looks out very skinny to me…






I could use 16mm OD Copper pipes too… like this…in my 800D case..





link


but ı want to edd a little color to the case…


I planned to use EK-CSQ ADAPTER 90 BLACK







EK-HDC Fittings 16mm G1/4-black(is the best rigid fitting for 16mm acrylic)





and bıtspower case through hole fittings-black


 
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UPDATE 20.12.2014


I had planne to use EK-CSQ 90 adapters,

But ı will change EK-CSQ ADAPTER 90 Black ,with Monsoon Light Port 90 Rotary Angle Adapter ¾ Black







and ı will illuminate the pipes from inline with Monsoon LED Stop Fitting Black(without monsoon comp. Fitting)







to get the illuminated efect with 16mm thick acrylic pipes like this








At last ı would like to see my MAC G5 case like this…with fluid color in bended acrylic pipes



 
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UPDATE 02.01.2015


Finally arrived radiators. We can continue to work.





I mounted every cooling moduls(Cape Cora 142) with self-tapping screws on two metal bars 20X5X400mm.









Every moduls are mounted with two self tapping screws to both metal bars





45 degree beveled ends of metal bars





And they are complet mounted with two metal bars to the back side window





And case with mounted cape cora 742













 
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UPDATE 09.01.2015


To mount Acrylic-tube compresssion fittings at the top of the rads , ı will to use special fittings , instead of T-plug connectors of cape cora..







I made special fittings for connection on the top.






Milling and drilling with lathe






And the fitting from brass





all fittings ready






Fitting with mounted 3x Orings






mounted to Cape cora for testing






lead soldiers are waiting to be painted






Painted mat black and mouted to the CAPE CORA..














 
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Ooh passive water cooling, looking great :toast:
 
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I had a g5 case I had been planning on doing exactly this with.. however I moved earlier in the year and couldn't bring everything. now i'm depressed :( nice work man )
 

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This is totally awesome. Really neat idea, and you can tell a lot of time has been put into it.
 
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outstanding work, for both cases !





So there's still some custom cut to do on the front panel for the PSU plug, isn't it ?
 

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I laughed reading this...at myself !

I tried fitting a h61 m combo hackintosh into a G 5 case a few years ago

All ive got left is scar tissue and 2 side panels !!!

All credit to you its a beautiful job.

The backplate alone screwed my head right up
 
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outstanding work, for both cases !

So there's still some custom cut to do on the front panel for the PSU plug, isn't it ?

Thanks CAPSLOCKSTUCK

I don t want to make cuts on front panel. I shall make PSU plug at Back Side Window direct in to the exhaust duct of PSU.
 
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updated 11.01.2015

I want to use Cape Cora as serial .Like this




Therfore ı must mod T-plug connectors of cape cora.. on the bottom.and block one side to to prevent fluid flow.






I made special stop fittings from delrin




and prevented flow of the fluid.





this is the loop of Watercooling, with serial working Cape Cora..

 
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update 14.01.2015



Order arrived and the fittings for acrylic tubing are ready.


Monsoon Light Port 90 Rotary Angle Fittings







Monsoon Light Port 90 Rotary Angle Fittings with mounted Monsoon Premium G1/4 Led Plug





Bitspower Case Top Water Fill/ Trough Hole Fittings to pass trough the case





EK-HDC Fittings 16mm G1/4 FOR Acrylic tubing





Bitspower G1/4 Rotary 90 Adapters




and some special fittings of Cape Cora

 
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update 17.01.2015

To mount Bitspower Case Top Water Fill and through hole fittings





Pre drilled




And extended to 20 mm in diameter with step drill






Case through hole fittings mounted to control









Case top water fill for reservoir mounted




EK-HDC Fittings 16mm G1/4 mounted to Bitspower through hole fittings.


 
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