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This is looking absolutely beautiful! And I completely agree that you should polish the DWood backplates to a mirror finish.
I may have missed it further back in the thread, but what kind of internal lighting are you going to use?
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As for the build I can't stop looking at the waterblock and I feel lath polished would look better than powdercoated and also you window might be really small for this and I understand that you have a spare could j buy it from you also nice work would have loved to see mdpc but meh you don't see much sleeving any way

If you are talking about the panel to the other G5 case? No, I'm not going to sell it. I still want to do a case mod for that case and I have some really good ideas.
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Looking good man, been waiting for an update. thumb.gif

Yah, it's been tough trying to do stuff lately because of school and just being lazy lol.
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You've convinced me to do my G5 case black. That looks awesome. The craftsmanship shows through.

Awesome! And thanks!
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This is looking absolutely beautiful! And I completely agree that you should polish the DWood backplates to a mirror finish.
I may have missed it further back in the thread, but what kind of internal lighting are you going to use?

I am using an sLight that I have made for my case!

Thanks for the comments guys!

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Always liked mac cases, but was never into their hardware. Way awesome! Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Always liked mac cases, but was never into their hardware. Way awesome! Can't wait to see the finished product.
I'm in the same boat as you. My housemate has a Mac Pro and when he showed me how it all comes apart my jaw hit the floor. Plus, just the case is super sexy. When I was building my very first rig I wanted a Lian Li V1000 because of how much it look like a Mac case
Now I might just start looking for an old G5 case cheap on ebay or something next time I do a build
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I'm in the same boat as you. My housemate has a Mac Pro and when he showed me how it all comes apart my jaw hit the floor. Plus, just the case is super sexy. When I was building my very first rig I wanted a Lian Li V1000 because of how much it look like a Mac case
Now I might just start looking for an old G5 case cheap on ebay or something next time I do a build
I have a modded g5 that I don't use anymore! Just pm if you interested or want pictures.
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Always liked mac cases, but was never into their hardware. Way awesome! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Thanks! It's closer and closer!
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I'm in the same boat as you. My housemate has a Mac Pro and when he showed me how it all comes apart my jaw hit the floor. Plus, just the case is super sexy. When I was building my very first rig I wanted a Lian Li V1000 because of how much it look like a Mac case
Now I might just start looking for an old G5 case cheap on ebay or something next time I do a build

I really want to do a Mac Pro mod without any cutting. It would be tough but it can be done right.
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I have a modded g5 that I don't use anymore! Just pm if you interested or want pictures.

I PM'd you just because tongue.gif

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This thread makes me want to get my 30" Apple cinema HD display powder coated then mod myself a G5 tongue.gif Sucks being poor though :@
Very nice mod though much more patience than i'll ever have!
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That's a ton of space up front, but it looks like you've already decided on top and rear radiator mounts. Whatcha puttin' up front? Also, unless you've decided on some windowed panel love, I vote modding the original case panel to cover up the Apple logo and replace with the OCN logo if possible. That'd be nahce.

Heh, forgot to include the reason I was originally gonna post: dat black Mac. drool.gif
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This thread makes me want to get my 30" Apple cinema HD display powder coated then mod myself a G5 tongue.gif Sucks being poor though :@
Very nice mod though much more patience than i'll ever have!

I don't think it is possible to get the Cinema Display powder coated, I looked at the teardown of it, and there is a lot of stuff that is attached to the case when you take it apart.
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That's a ton of space up front, but it looks like you've already decided on top and rear radiator mounts. Whatcha puttin' up front? Also, unless you've decided on some windowed panel love, I vote modding the original case panel to cover up the Apple logo and replace with the OCN logo if possible. That'd be nahce.

Heh, forgot to include the reason I was originally gonna post: dat black Mac. drool.gif

Actually, the 240MM radiator is going up front, the HDDs will be mounted from between the 240MM radiator and the motherboard from the top 360MM radiator. I have to draw up a mount for it and cut it out but that shouldn't be too hard.

I started polishing the back plates today. Holy crap it is a lot of work, plus I bought the wrong type of compound.... I bought red like all of the videos said to buy but it wasn't doing crap so I need to get brown and use a tight weave polishing disc and then use blue with loose weave polishing disc (bought today). So I'll go back to the store tomorrow and get the right stuff and really put some elbow grease into it.

I was able to get it to a dull shine today with a lot of work using Mother's Aluminum polish but that took a lot of work.

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I found this picture, I'm not an expert on this subject and i know powder coating is relatively thick but in this picture it seems fairly plain inside.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
What do you think? You know more than me thumb.gif

Keep up the great work, and the elbow grease will pay of i'm sure.
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