My PowerMac G5

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    So while im waiting for my vue coolant to arrive i filled the loop with distilled water because i just couldnt wait


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    Bleeding the loop was a pain with the pump res in the bottom
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    I will be posting pictures with the other coolant when i change it.

    i just want to say thanks to everyone following my build im really happy with it, Its my first time modding a computer and my first time doing all the things i have for the build.
     
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    B E A U tiful. Shame we cant see it behind the panel. I thought you were opting to have the Res mounted vertically?
     
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    Thanks, i'm looking for another side panel at the moment to get a window put in it, I was going to but i dont think it would have looked as good and it would have made the runs a bit more difficult to do
     
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    Just curious, can I use automotive coolant for watercooling? I have a whole heap of Toyota (pink) and Honda (blue) coolant leftover.
     
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    Sure can :thumbup::thumbup: I've been using Techtaloy Green for years :cool::thumbup:
     
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    when i last had my wc setup (solid 10+ years ago now) thats all we had :) Techtaloy green, nulon or toyota oem red works a treat!
     
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    Still waiting for my vue coolant :mad: so i can finish up and take some glam pictures,
    Also im not happy with the performance of the fans so i brought some Corsair Ml120's to replace them, Ive also 3d printed a support for the pump as its sagging

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    Any updates mate? be curious to see how you go with a window. I hope you know it demands glass :p
     
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    well the vue coolant is finally in the country so ill be able to finish the inside, but at the moment im still trying to find another side panel which is proving to be pretty difficult down here is tassie
     
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    very nice almost like my build....
    only thing i did differently was i used the original Apple PSU case and modded a corsair HX1000 into it.....
     
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    So i've just fixed up the last few things, fixed up one of the runs, but the support i made under the res and put the new fans in.

    The build is finally done ( I am still looking for another side panel) and i'd just like to thank the people who followed my build, This is a wonderful community to be apart of for my first time modding a case.
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    very nice clean build...
    and for your 1st mod it's a top notch job....
    my G5 build has taken me over 5 years LOL.....
    one thing i would highly recommend is make some sort of dust filter. in front of the rad fans.
    what i did is i got some fly screen type materials from bunnings and made a card filter which sticks to the inside of the front case mesh.
    if you run it on the ground it will become a vacuum cleaner lol.....:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks :p I've been dreaming about doing one for years and im so glad i finally have, and yeah i was using it for about a month and it got a years worth of dust in that time. mesh from bunnings is a great idea thanks :)
     
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    well it didnt realy take me 5 years to build it...
    just i was so bloody lazy to do it...
    then one day in the garage and was bored...
    saw the G5 case in the corner collecting dust..
    out of my part mound i find an old mountain mod mobo tray...
    hmm got me thinking..
    took dremel out..got in to it.
    well took me 3 hours bleh...
    and the case was done mostly..:rolleyes: :D
    now just taking my time sanding down the anodized coating on the case to make it mirror finish...
     
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    I toyed wit the idea of sanding mine but i came to the conclusion i would never be happy with the finish and i would put far to much time into sanding
     
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    When I did a G5 conversion for my brother 10 years ago, Instead of sanding the case I used Mothers Chrome Polish and a buffing
    wheel. Came up like a mirror.
     
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    mic told me another way....
    dip the case in caustic soda solution and the anodized surface will just melt away leaving pure alumin surface then just buff it....
     
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    That's one of the best G5 mods ive seen :thumbup::thumbup: including my own! :upset:
     
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    Going to be changing to petg, making a new rad mount and redoin my runs IMG_20181016_150849.jpg IMG_20181016_154253.jpg IMG_20181016_161257.jpg IMG_20181016_161930.jpg IMG_20181016_165810.jpg
     
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