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Old February 2, 2019, 05:12 PM
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Hi all,

I had a brain fart... Is it possible to build a PC within the original Mac Pro case?

What are the potential hurdles to overcome?

The Mac Pro chassis was/is a work of engineering meets art. Let's hear your views/advice.

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Which case specifically? The trash can or the G5 case? You can find a knock off trash can on Chinese ecomm sites like Aliexpress.



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It was a nice solid aluminum case for it's time, but compared to modern PC cases, it isn't too great when you're changing it to fit mATX. It's only "engineering meets art" in it's original Mac form with the custom motherboard/slot design.
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Old February 2, 2019, 08:29 PM
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Which case specifically? The trash can or the G5 case? You can find a knock off trash can on Chinese ecomm sites like Aliexpress.



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Not the trash can but the aluminium G5.
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Old February 2, 2019, 08:32 PM
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It was a nice solid aluminum case for it's time, but compared to modern PC cases, it isn't too great when you're changing it to fit mATX. It's only "engineering meets art" in it's original Mac form with the custom motherboard/slot design.
I suppose ATX is a no go then :p

But a few tools and a little internal re-design could potentially lead to a stealth PC case.

I do agree though that it's best when it is in it's original Mac form - my curiosity is piqued though
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I think they are nice looking cases. But the mod only really works well if you are willing to put in significant amounts of work and have access to the tools required. I've seen maybe 1 or 2 that actually pulled it off properly. Others looked like hack jobs. The one above looked ok until you see the fact that it has an IO shield that doesn't fit.
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Agreed.

I am being inspired by the fact that awesome engineering and quality meets art is going the way of the dodo...and would like reuse cases like the Mac Pro and the likes of Caselabs.
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