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1. First post
2. Update on the watercooling scheme
3. Updated hardware
4. Renders of the 3D model
5. Pictures of the chassis!
6. The Republic Of Shadows Will be my primary build!
7. New update with new renders and new hardware!

Hello guys!

I just found an old Power Mac G5 near a friend, and I'm picking it up by Wednesday!
He asks €35 for the chassis + hardware (can't go wrong, might even pick up 2 or 3, since he has more than one)

Now, as some of you might know, i'm currently planning an other project. And I don't know if I will have enough funds to build this one after the Thunderstorm (which I might sell to build this one ^^, this is a hobby you know)

Anyway, this is a planned build, but with no guaranty that it will ever be built;)

Republic Of Shadows: a Republic Of Gamers themed black 'n' white build.

Hardware:
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K
  • Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
  • Memory: 32 GB G.Skill Ripjaws-X
  • Graphics Card: eVGA GTX 680 (SLI?)
  • PSU: Corsair AX1200
  • SSD: Corsair Force Series3
  • HDD: 2x Samsung F3 1TB RAID0
  • HDD: Samsung F4EG 2TB
  • Optical Drive: None
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  • Chassis: Power Mac G5 "Republic Of Shadows"

Cooling:
  • CPU block: EK supremacy Nickel
  • GPU bock: EK-FC7970
  • Rad: Magicool 180x360 Radiator
  • Pump: D5
  • Top: EK D5 Top
  • Res: EK tube reservoir
  • Tubing: Primochill Primoflex Clear
  • Fittings: Monsoon Block Chrome
  • Liquid: Primochill Black 6L
  • Smart Coils: Primochill white
  • Fans: Silverstone Air Penetrators

Modding:

  • Paint chassis black
  • Cut a big window on the right
  • NZXT White LED's
I'll try to post pictures of the chassis ASAP
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But meanwhile: here are some renders:

 

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sub! another MAC
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thx
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I'm picking up the case by Wednesday, and post pictures then
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Subbing. This sounds interesting. Hope it gets built. But Can i recomeend the Monsoon Fittings instead of Bitspower. I like my BP fittings, but I bought Monsoon and I wouldnt go back. Plus they have white.

 

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Subbing for sure.
Thx
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Subbing. This sounds interesting. Hope it gets built. But Can i recomeend the Monsoon Fittings instead of Bitspower. I like my BP fittings, but I bought Monsoon and I wouldnt go back. Plus they have white.
Yea, I know
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I was thinking of these... are they this good? How about the white chrome edition? I think it would go great with the Nickel blocks
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Update:

Releasing the water cooling sheme:



I will go with the following: Pump => Radiator => CPU => GPU => Reservoir
 

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Finished rendering the front:

 

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yay! another g5 build! all of them are nice, but imo in a few years they will be like 800d/haf932. too many users. not that i dont like to spend time looking at these cases lol
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yay! another g5 build! all of them are nice, but imo in a few years they will be like 800d/haf932. too many users. not that i dont like to spend time looking at these cases lol
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Yea, I might even pick up more than one case and create the follow series:

Republic Of Shadows ( Black 'n' White)
Republic Of Flames ( Black 'n' Red)
Republic Of ... etc

Would be nice
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Depends a bit on the sale price of my Shadow...

Anyway:
 

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An other update: I just found out that this radiator will fit, which is great!
I will use white LED 200mm fans on the rad (in push/pull, because of the low static pressure)

Also, I decided to go with the 600T-W-like color scheme instead of the one I have now:
Main chassis White, inside and grills black...

I also decided to go for a dynamic lighting system with multi color support
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I really dig those fittings. I have the matte black and black chrome. I figured the chrome would scratch easy, but I havnt seen any scratches. And the wrench was actually useful. The only leaks I ever had was from not tightening down the fittings to the blocks and ect. But they are a premium. Kinda like a Mechanical keyboard, could do without until you use one lol.

That radiator is a beast and then some. I have the 200mm version and I think it is my highest quality radiator. I couldnt find any 200mm fans I liked so I copied another member here, Caleal. and made a plenum for it to mount 2x120mm fans. PWM fans FTW



EDIT: and the 600T does look pretty sweet in white. I bought mine when it first came out. Still would of picked graphite because of my room

EDIT2: the black chrome fittings match my Komodo blocks perfectly where they have a metal finish.
 

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I really dig those fittings. I have the matte black and black chrome. I figured the chrome would scratch easy, but I havnt seen any scratches. And the wrench was actually useful. The only leaks I ever had was from not tightening down the fittings to the blocks and ect. But they are a premium. Kinda like a Mechanical keyboard, could do without until you use one lol.
That radiator is a beast and then some. I have the 200mm version and I think it is my highest quality radiator. I couldnt find any 200mm fans I liked so I copied another member here, Caleal. and made a plenum for it to mount 2x120mm fans. PWM fans FTW

EDIT: and the 600T does look pretty sweet in white. I bought mine when it first came out. Still would of picked graphite because of my room
EDIT2: the black chrome fittings match my Komodo blocks perfectly where they have a metal finish.
Hmm, ok then
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I will go with monsoon fittings.. Black chrome
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I'm not really into that idea (design? + Space limitation)
But I found these fans:
 

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Small update with new renders!









What do you guys think?
 

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I'm sooo sorry for the late update....

I've been busy all day ripping out the hardware and cleaning up the case!
And then I looked 2h for my camera for you guys, but I couldn't found it...

So I used my Laptop webcam, sorry for the bad quality pictures, but once I find my camera, I will post new images.

Oh yes, the reason I'm uploading these now, and not yesterday, is because of the internet went down (again)

Anyway: here you go!





 

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Oh yes, more news:

I'm delaying the Thunderstorm (Delaying, NOT cancelling), and making the Republic Of Shadows my primary project right now ^^
 

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nice case, its clear the prior owner took care of it
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nice case, its clear the prior owner took care of it
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Well, actually he didn't ><

There are some scratches and it was dirty, really dirty when I got it...
It took some time to clean it up
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But indeed, b-e-autiful
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