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Dude, OP, you live literally 5.2 miles from me.

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Jealous of custom i/o shield
If you need the 2D file, assume you use the same motherboard, I can share the file with you.
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looking very neat and clean, I love your IO shield, I think I might do the same as we have a laser cutter at school so I should be able to use that for free biggrin.gif
Exactly what I did.
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how thick is the acrylic you used for the io?
0.08in according to Lowe's website.
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Dude, OP, you live literally 5.2 miles from me.

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That's really close. Closer than Savannah?
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That's really close. Closer than Savannah?

Yeah, Pooler area as well; just moved here at the end of 2012. PM me if you want to, I don't want to sidetrack your thread smile.gif
    
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Yeah, Pooler area as well; just moved here at the end of 2012. PM me if you want to, I don't want to sidetrack your thread smile.gif

edit: good eyes, btw
Edited by jiyang1018 - 4/12/13 at 10:03am
post #35 of 42
I'm digging this build. Subbed.

Also, this is not the only G4 mod; http://www.overclock.net/t/660371/motm-winner-macbane-apple-powermac-g4-mod/0_100 FYI

Definitely watching yours OP!
    
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I'm digging this build. Subbed.

Also, this is not the only G4 mod; http://www.overclock.net/t/660371/motm-winner-macbane-apple-powermac-g4-mod/0_100 FYI

Definitely watching yours OP!

That was the build that gave me inspiration on PSU mounting.
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That was the build that gave me inspiration on PSU mounting.

That was the build which inspired pretty much every G4 build

you say it is 0.08" which translates to 2mm, do you think I could get away with 3mm, as that is the smallest we stock frown.gif
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The outer plastic shell uses hook and loop kind-of fastening method. Inserting this piece will cause the hooks cannot reach the loops/grooves/ditches(I really don't know the correct and accurate word for it, but you should be able to understand me). To solve this problem, I use a cutting disk to widen those loops, the dark rectangular shape things. This methods does bump the back plastic shell outwards roughly 1 to 1.5mm. If I don't tell you, you may only think that is a manufacturing tolerance. To be honest, Apple's case does not show any type of tolerance in term of gaps. Close your eyes and move your hands all around the case, gaps feel the same, and you never encounter any sharp or un-perfectly-finished edges.


Opened up the PSU, peel off the fan sticker. It was designed as 3pin fan with RPM reading, but in this PSU, on the other hand, is controlled by the PSU itself based on workload instead of temperature. That means, even if you put this PSU in a freezer, and you are drawing 450W, the fan will spin 100% regardless what temperature it is running under. This fan is a beast in terms of noise, it feels like a hovercraft(people usually use jet engine or helicopter to describe fan noise, I want to use something else).


The 80x15mm fan I bought, same procedure, peel off partially, take a picture so you won't forget how to connect it back. If you have extra fan head pins laying around, you can definitely do a new plug instead of soldering. My way just works better for me.


Wires soldered.


Fan replaced. You may have noticed that this fan is pushing air out of PUS as exhaust fan instead of intake fan on stock setup, and you are correct. Here is my thinking process:
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Modular connectors facing upwards, power cord connector facing downwards, fan as intake, hot air exists from bottom of PSU right against bottom intake fan.
Modular connectors facing downwards, power cord connector facing upwards, fan as intake, hot air exists from top, fits air flow plan, but a power cord front top side of PSU needs to run all the way down to the bottom of the case and the to the back. Besides 24 pin, cpu 4pin is oriented at upper part of the case. Wiring could be a problem.
Modular connectors facing upwards, power cord connector facing downwards, fan as exhaust, creating vacuum inside PSU, air is forced to be sucked from bottom, where conveniently there is a 140mm fan with focused airflow blowing right at it.
Overall, this case has 2x140mm intake, which are filtered. 1x80mm fan exhaust. Very positive pressure configuration, dust shouldn't be a problem at all.


Front panel cables were cut off from a old Rosewill case, and soldered to the Apple stock flat cable. Rosewill cables are not all black so I had to sleeve it. But one end is flat 10-wire ribbon cable, the other end is 3x2pin connectors. It is ugly after all.


Apple connector


osewill connector


At the end, there is nothing wrong with Rosewill. This case was bought almost 5 years ago, and just sitting there. A lot of other brands are still using not all black cables nowadays anyways. I am not here picking on Rosewill, it could've been from any brand.
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Any updates?
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Front panel switch mod is simple. I follow this:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/powermac-g4/50729-g4-quicksilver-switch.html
What works: power and reset button, one LED can be power or HDD indicator. The chime sound when turning a Mac on can be done by planting a recorder powered by USB. I did not feel like doing it. The breathing light can be done, but I can't remember where I found it last time, besides I don't have a lot of knowledge of electrical stuff.


Remember to remove that micro controller which is missing in my pictures.


The stock front panel connector is punch-through same idea as SATA, and the wire gauge is the as other brand front panel cables.


My rig which is in a Cooler Master Cosmos II case, and the fan control board was updated. Cooler Master was replacing these boards for Cosmos II owners. I requested one, but it was DOA. They sent me another one right after I contacted them. That means, I have a bunch of black flat cables to use. Cosmos II fan control board needs a Molex, so it has no power LED. Measure the length and cut the cable and there is no extra power LED connector for the OCD part of my to worry about.


Find out what's what and punch them through, trim excess, close the cap.


Connected


New parts are still coming.


It's listed as silver, but actually zinc color comparing to my silver plated wires.


Not too far away from my silver plated wires. Still looking very good.


Each cable has one right angle connector, which is on motherboard side, and the cable can run under the graphic card. I didn't make any calculation this time but these short cables happened to be long enough(I did measure to make sure they are long enough, but I did not anticipate this specific length). The Velcro loop you see, through it is a Molex going to the other side to power fans.


Upper left corner of 140mm fans, there is a white Molex. It is a Molex to 3x3pin fan splitter. I rewired it to provide constant 7v all 3 fans(2x140mm+1x80mm). PSU power cord runs from bottom of the PSU to the bottom of the case(with some intentionally twisted loops so it will stay away from other parts when the door is closed) along the edge all the way to the back where stock PSU would sit and connected to a power cord socket.


PCI expansion add 2x USB 3.0 ports, 4x USB 2.0 ports(replacing old 2x USB 2.0 ports). Will she use all these USB ports? Not likely, but some ports are quite close to each other. Sometimes, you have enough ports to use, but not enough space around them. With 6 extra USB ports, space is the whole back.


Unplug only keyboard and mouse, side door can be opened.


These USB internal header cables are such a failure to this build. They are too long and there is no way to hide them.


Hardware phase is pretty much done. Hackintosh should start by now.
Disable VT-D in BIOS. Set chipset SATA to ACHI. I started with 10.8.2, as many people already know. GTX650Ti and GTX660 are not supported in this version. I added driver with a method I found from tonymacx86 forum to support it after many hours wasted trying.
Another strange part or funny part is I could get it to install with GTX650Ti, but after installation, system restarts and screen never turned on after bootloader. I tried Quadro 4000, same thing. Used -x, got some error code and searched in google. Some pelple suggest switch to a different output port from graphic card. I plugged a displyport cable to Quadro 4000, everything worked great. I realized I was using DVI-I all the time. Mac OS may just only out put digital signal. Not many days later, 10.8.3 came out. It was almost a brainless installation process for my build.

Edited by jiyang1018 - 4/24/14 at 8:29am
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