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Old August 10, 2010, 02:06 PM
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So my brother in law fobbed off his old power mac G5 on me. I took it because the case is just so nice: brushed aluminum, weighs a ton but looks great! http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._hero_left.jpg

Anyway, I wonder if anyone here has ever gutted one of these and built a PC in the case? The power supply is wierd and definitely would be a challenge, as Mac has an oddball flat psu that sits on the bottom of the case. The mobo is also non standard and new stand offs would have to be installed. It would be cool to keep the internal ducting, it is so slick the way they did it. So, any ideas for this?
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Old August 10, 2010, 02:19 PM
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It's been done before.
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Old August 10, 2010, 02:29 PM
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http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...ackintosh.html

Not really the same case, but same concept :)
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Old August 10, 2010, 03:04 PM
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Personally I think it takes too much work. But if you can pull it off and do it cleanly it can look great.
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Old August 10, 2010, 05:33 PM
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I'd certainly do it.... I'd want to make sure all the parts were hackintosh compatible too, for the hell of it.
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Old August 10, 2010, 05:41 PM
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I'd certainly do it.... I'd want to make sure all the parts were hackintosh compatible too, for the hell of it.
He means building a intel system into that case :P
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Old August 11, 2010, 08:33 AM
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Hey thanks for the links guys, knew I could count on HWC for some good stuff!
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Old August 11, 2010, 05:03 PM
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He means building a intel system into that case :P
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Yes, that's what I mean. I would build a PC into that case, but pick parts that would allow it to run as a Hackintosh.
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Old August 12, 2010, 10:41 AM
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If you just want to do it for fun then I'd go for it. If you just like the look and want a PC that looks like that I'd just try and track down a Lian Li v1000. They're quite similar in design and are pretty solid. I have a v1000 that I used in an older build that I want to do something with. It was a really good case and it looks great.
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