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Nope, you do your G5 first tongue.gif
The Emac, TV and 1st gen imac wouldn't work how i wanted. if the xbox doesn't, i'll try a G5
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I love it! Very, very nice work on all of this! I think the finger guards on top look great. About the only thing that I could think of that might look better would be a single plate of modder's mesh that matches the front grille of the G5 case. However, the benefit to the wire guards is that they flow much, much better - and that's way more important than minor aesthetics... especially when anyone looking at it will be to busy drooling over the insides of the case to even bother noticing that there IS a top to it. biggrin.gif
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This looks great. It has inspired me to wanna try find a G5 case and do the same.

Thanks for sharing it.
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Me too... Well sort of. I found an old iMac, and I'm going to put my sig rig in it as soon as I can afford a Haswell setup.
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Originally Posted by wrigleyvillain View Post

Yeah that looks amazing. Fantastic work all around.

Thank you!
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Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

lol, gotcha.

Yah, I could ask them when I pick up my last piece tomorrow if you would like?
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Originally Posted by WebsterXC View Post

Words cannot express how impressed I am with your hard work and beautiful result. I don't even...wow.

Is this real life

Thanks a bunch man!
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Originally Posted by Noskcaj View Post

The Emac, TV and 1st gen imac wouldn't work how i wanted. if the xbox doesn't, i'll try a G5

No no no no, G5 now! Xbox is lame hahaha. I actually want to watercool my 360 and then sell it to buy the Xbox One.
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I love it! Very, very nice work on all of this! I think the finger guards on top look great. About the only thing that I could think of that might look better would be a single plate of modder's mesh that matches the front grille of the G5 case. However, the benefit to the wire guards is that they flow much, much better - and that's way more important than minor aesthetics... especially when anyone looking at it will be to busy drooling over the insides of the case to even bother noticing that there IS a top to it. biggrin.gif

Haha thanks for the comment! Originally, I wanted to flush mount some honeycomb mesh in the fan holes, I though that that would look sweet! Oh gosh... I just had an awesome idea biggrin.gif I know what I'm going to do with the other case I have!!!!
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Originally Posted by andyv View Post

This looks great. It has inspired me to wanna try find a G5 case and do the same.

Thanks for sharing it.

Awesome! That is great to hear!
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Originally Posted by sayaman22 View Post

Me too... Well sort of. I found an old iMac, and I'm going to put my sig rig in it as soon as I can afford a Haswell setup.

In an iMac? That should be interesting! thumb.gif

By the way, I am home! Very nice to be home by the way! Enjoyed my weekend trip but now it is time to work on my computer! Thanks for all the comments guys!

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No no no no, G5 now! Xbox is lame hahaha. I actually want to watercool my 360 and then sell it to buy the Xbox One.

Jeffinslaw

someone else's prototype: http://www.overclock.net/t/1394539/build-log-the-six-pence-project/10#post_20054205
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someone else's prototype: http://www.overclock.net/t/1394539/build-log-the-six-pence-project/10#post_20054205

Thanks for the link!

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I say he is proudly rolling in his grave. devil-smiley-019.gif
LOL. "These damn case modders messing up my products... grumbl grumble grumble"
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I would like some sort of radiator drop in mount or something instead but I like the fan grills lol. They match the ones on the back!
I sure hope he is lol.

Thanks for the comments guys!

Jeffinslaw
It's just something about those wire fan grills lol. But at least they're black so it's all good thumb.gif
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Yah, I could ask them when I pick up my last piece tomorrow if you would like?

Jeffinslaw

That would be lovely cheers.gif
 
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That would be lovely cheers.gif

I'm such a failure doh.gif I forgot to ask... I was in a hurry today and I had had a calc test that fried my brain so today wasn't the greatest...

BUT! Good news! I got the power supply finished up and I am currently leak testing! Yes that's right folks, for the first time ever, I have the power supply and all of the parts in the case! Minus the fan controller... that was a huge smack in the face because I forgot to run an extra molex connector out for the fan controller...

Also, I have an announcement to make. I will be selling the MurderMac case. As this project comes to a close, I want to highlight some of the issues I had with this case. The first issue I had was that I didn't account for the extra thickness of the powder coating. This is because I didn't plan to have the case powder coated in the first place. If I were to do it again, I would try and account for the 2-3MM of extra space required. You can see this issue (along with a manufacture's error) in the back I/O panel. The motherboard does not fit when the shield thing is in place. This is partly because of the powder, and partly because Mountain Mods manufactured the pieces and they were slightly off. This is kind of hard to explain but I hope you understand.

The next issue is the space issue. This case is TINY compared to the case I should have used with all of this cooling. I basically took the amount of radiators that could fit into a TJ-07 and crammed it into this case. This made for very cramped tubing runs, very little space to work with, and overall made things a lot more difficult.

The next problem is cable management. I should have gone with the power supply up top and had the 360MM radiator at the bottom. Because I chose to use the Apple PSU housing, I had to have a custom done PSU. I shortened the cables and then had extensions made. This worked well but it isn't perfect.

All in all, this build was an amazing experience. For my first ever case mod, and computer, I am beyond impressed with the job I did. I know it isn't 100% complete but I am proud of the work I have done and maybe I will be able to pass this case onto someone who appreciates it just as much as I do, and hopefully, they will be able to fix the short comings of the case.

I will be selling the case. The stuff that will be included with the case is:

-both radiators and fans for the radiators
-rear case fans
-fan controller
-Corsair TX-850 Power Supply

My asking price is $600. This may seem like a lot to some of you guys but I have a LOT of hours into this case. The powder on this case alone is $150. So, let's do the math:

$50 (original price of case)
$150 (powder coating)
$125 (power supply)
$150 (radiators)
$50 (fans)
$75 (labor)

Total: $600 which I think is completely fair. Plus, you get a free fan controller.

I'll make a thread in the For Sale section of the site. Let me know what you guys think! I will have some pictures for you guys this weekend, and I will borrow a DSLR too!

Jeffinslaw

P.S. Here is a peak of the case that I will be buying to house the components:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Link Plus, I will be doing chrome tubing, orange collant, motherboard block, and the new EK fittings for acrylic/copper.
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Edited by Jeffinslaw - 5/29/13 at 12:22am
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