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    Default Newb needs advice on Apple G5 case

    I want to build my first Hackintosh. I know that different mobos need different boxes. How about building x86 mobo into an Apple G5 box? What do I need to know about doing that? Can anyone advise me?
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    i dont think your going to be able to get an atx board in there. the mother board sits behind the power supply. and the way the pci slots are set up isnt going to work. at the very least your going to have to take out that metal divider . i have a feeling some welding and/or hacksawing would be required.

    I would just get a new case.

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    Thank you,
    After further research, I agree.

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    Cool G5 Case EASY Mod

    Its actually quit easy to fit a 4 slot ATX motherboard into a g5 case you just need the right parts and a bit of cutting some aluminum.
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    . Remove the original mother board, Power supply and use a pair of pliers to snap out the old mother board mounting pins.

    2. I used a motherboard mounting plate from an old HP DC5000. (These MB mounting plates were used in Many P4 and Core Duo models.) This has all the mounting holes for the motherboard but there is one problem...... it doesn't sit high enough....... so if you use the standard screw in risers (that come with any new ATX case) in the mounting holes of the HP DC5000. This will set the Motherboard in exactly the right height for the pci slots to match up the the original Mac PCI slots.

    3. Carefully line up your new Mounting plate and motherboard using a PCI Card to one of the slots and mark its location with a pencil. Then Remove the motherboard from the Plate and Glue it into place in the Mac. I use a product called GOOP. It bonds almost anything very strongly! It will require sitting compressed overnight while drying.

    4. Most Standard sized ATX Power supplies will easily mount below the motherboard with a little cutting of the aluminum mesh. You can use the original Drive bays and power Switch ( with some splicing) you just have to do a little creative routing of the cables. You will probably need a Hard Drive Power extension to reach it.
    Last edited by pdxxjjeep; 02-17-2011 at 06:39 PM.

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    Wow! That's awesome! Thanks for sharing. R


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    did you try using the g5's power supply ? my g5 just broke so now im thinking maybe ill try putting a cheap PC in it.

 

 

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