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    Orange... they are juicy

    I'm re-posting a log I have on "The Mod Zoo" over here for those of you here.

    Hello folks,

    Meatpopcycle here. This will be my first mod posted on the interwebs.

    Yes, another G5 mod. Realizing that this has been done before, to death, I still wanted to mod one. I picked one up off of eBay relatively cheap. I'm no expert at modding, but enjoy trying very much. Have been working on this for about (3) three months on and off now and am starting to see the end. I decide to use the G5 case because of it's shape and openness. This is also a brain buster for figuring out how to mount things without having rivets or nuts and bolts sticking through everywhere. But you'll see how I've overcome this issue.

    Most of the internal workings I have on hand, as follows:

    AMD 2*6 1100T

    Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3

    GSkill Sniper DDR3-1866 16Gb

    Sapphire 6850 2Gb 256 bit

    CoolerMaster Siedon 120V

    Kingston Hyper X 120 Gb SSD (2)

    Arctic Accelero Hybrid

    CoolerMaster Sickle Flow 120mm fans (6)

    Smoked Acrylic from MNPCtec

    Anti Mac Decal from MNPCtec

    Case Feet from MNPCtec

    Still need:

    Power supply

    OS (Win 7 Pro 64 bit)

    I'll return to this log shorty with pictures.


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    This is what I've been doing to this case.

    First things first. Safety always. Removing motherboard tray stand-offs.

    Masking for removal of rear i/o area.

    My jigsaw worked well for this.

    As you can see, it looks pretty flimsy. I left approximately 3/4" on the sides to attach to.

    Next, the installation of the new i/o area. Sorry for no in-between pictures, I got caught up in the moment of modding.

    Had to do a little modification to the tray, but the board will still fit.

    Here you can see that the psu mount is upside down and off of the case bottom.

    Tray installed.

    Removed mesh from fan area.

    So, disliking how the psu will sit up so high, I decided to cut out the mount plate and make a new one.

    Piece of old side panel.

    I used the psu plate that was cut out and traced it onto the new plate. Using my dremel I procceeded to cut it.

    New plate inplace but not installed.

    So, as you can see in this picture, I have attached to the motherboard tray and I have a gap at the top as well.

    I found some really good super glue kind of stuff, called Q Bond. It adheres to almost anything. It uses a very fine powder and glue. The powder comes in two colors, aluminum and steel. This worked well in a few places through this mod. Works best if you rough sand or grind the area first.

    I used some here to attach the top of the psu plate to the i/o plate. Sets up quick too.

    Hairy bondo is your best friend.

    sanding started, but no where near finished.

    That's about all I'll post for now. I'll post more later. Thanks for looking.

    Don't Tread on Me !

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