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I found a G5 case on Craigslist real cheap, and completely empty. I'm thinking of grabbing it and converting it to Micro ATX, but I'm not finding much on the net about how I should go about doing it. I've found plenty of people who have convert it to ATX, but you can't use most of the PCI slots that way. Just seems redundant to go full.

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a place I can find a good guide to converting that case to mATX. It would be my first real mod, and the case is cheap enough to give it a serious try. I have access to aluminum sheets at work that I can purchase cheap if I need to replace the back panel or something.
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post #2 of 10
Cut out the motherboard tray and the rear and put this in it.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20966

A lot of people do it by using a full ATX tray, I see no reason why you couldn't do the same with a Micro ATX.
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Cut out the motherboard tray and the rear and put this in it.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20966

A lot of people do it by using a full ATX tray, I see no reason why you couldn't do the same with a Micro ATX.

Hmm. PPC's is only a 30 minute drive from me. Every time I go there, they're closed, though. lol. Even well before their business hours are up.

The full atx just seems weird since you can't use most of the slots.
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Hmm. PPC's is only a 30 minute drive from me. Every time I go there, they're closed, though. lol. Even well before their business hours are up.

The full atx just seems weird since you can't use most of the slots.

You can if you do the same thing but with a full ATX motherboard tray.
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Power supply looks like it will be a huge issue, too. Will probably have to build some kind of bracket at the bottom, and it won't be concealed. ;(
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Probably not the best idea for the first mod. You'd have to pretty much rebuild the whole case...
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Probably not the best idea for the first mod. You'd have to pretty much rebuild the whole case...

I got it for $25. Not too worried smile.gif Total investment with the Lian Li motherboard tray will be $55. The biggest thing is cutting out for the tray, which shouldn't be too bad. I have everything I need to do that at work.
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Good luck. Look at my build log in my sig for reference and feel free to ask!
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Good luck. Look at my build log in my sig for reference and feel free to ask!

I have a few concerns. Mind if I PM you?
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I have a few concerns. Mind if I PM you?

Not at all. There is quite a bit to be known about modding the g5 to be atx.
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