My PowerMac G5

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  1. Supernauty

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    Hey, I have just started my first g5 (first time modding anything) and want to share everything as i go, It's going to be a long process as i'm not exactly sure about a Few details.


    Parts list:
    MSI X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM Motherboard
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    Gigabyte Aorus 1080ti
    EK Full Cover Aorus Nickel
    EK Full Cover Aorus Backplate Nickel
    EK Supremacy EVO Full Nickel CPU Waterblock
    EK XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM Pump/Reservoir Combo
    EK CoolStream PE 240 Dual Radiator
    EK CoolStream SE 120 Slim Single Radiator
    EK AF Angled 2x45 Degree G1/4 Black Nickel
    PrimoChill 1/2" Rigid RevolverSX Series Fittings
    Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition Case Fan
    Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB SSD
    MNPCTECH Billet Cable Combs

    Questions or advice is always welcome.

    I started by marking and cutting for the new front panel and back plate.
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    Then i Cut and put a brushed finish on the top tray

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    Then i made the bracket for the radiator and some stands.

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    Test fit

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    The rad need a little more support so i made a bracket to hold the other side to stop the wobble then cleaned them up for painting

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    Looking forward to this, but most images aren't showing.
    Ive done a G5 hack a long time ago, and still have the shell of another to give it another go one day. The CD drive is annoying to have, not sure how to turn that into a useful function on the outside. What are you doing with yours?
     
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    Ive seen a few where people have cut a piece from another case and used jb weld to put it in place so it matches up, its not at the top of my to do list at the moment
     
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    look forward to watching the build:)
    I can only see 1 pic also
     
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    Supernauty

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    i uploaded the photos again so i hope they work now
     
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    pics work, plent of modding happening:thumbup:
     
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    Do people rather i edit the original post with progress or just do it in a reply?
     
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    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Replies are good.
     
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    Little bit of progress, Painted the radiator now to work out where to place the pump/res.

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    Still waiting on a fair few things to arrive/get back in stock so ive done some more painting this time ive painted my pump/res

    my fittings did get here this morning, i went with Promochill Revolver sx fittings because they fit 1/2" copper pipe (12.7mm) and the flat silver colour matches my theme

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    No progress really im stuck on what parts i want and if i should wait for threadripper

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    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    If you're only going to do it once, then do it right. Threadripper will be great, but make sure you'll have room for the more than likely eATX board size, with a socket that big.
     
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    eatx should just fit theres 335x340mm room but i think it will look ridiculous, which is why i keep coming back to a 7700k which is the perfect amount of power for a 1080ti and then i can use the MSI Z270 mpower titanium mobo which matches the build really nice, what keeps stopping me is i want to get it right and not second guess my choice once ive committed to it.
     
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    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Well what is the primary use case? Are you gaming only? Do you do any streaming of your gaming? Any video rendering? Photoshop work, etc, etc?
     
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    Gaming and decent amount of CAD work
     
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    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Does your CAD work benefit from more cores/threads? Do you feel that any time in the next few years, you could be doing any rendering, streaming, etc? Or increasingly heavy workloads?

    If so, Ryzen/Threadripper would be better than the 7700K in terms of multithreaded applications, and the ability to multitask multiple instances of single threaded applications.
     
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    Defyant Modded "Tail" Lights!
    Looking like one of the better G5 mods ive seen in a long time :)

    Welcome to the G5 mod club :thumbup:
     
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    I didnt want to glue or put holes in the bottom of the case for the pump res so i used the origional g5 psu case to make a bracket to epoxy the mount too.


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    Also the braiding im going to use finally turned up

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    I was going to polish the copper to a mirror finish but i think i will finish it so it looks more of a flat copper as i like how it looks with the case

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    Its all going to be a tight fit but it should look nice, im going to start cutting and braiding all the cables to length and im on the fence about painting the psu.
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