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Doward
May 14, 2013, 08:45 AM
Dual 2.5Ghz model. Coolant system developed a leak, system was given to me. Case and all is in fine condition.

I've already pulled the LCS, verified the leak. Not bad, just bridged a couple resistors, so I'm repairing it. New viton seals on the way!

Once I finish the repair, I'm just not certain what to do with the system. Sell it? Keep it? Mod it?

Ideas?



itsOver9000
May 14, 2013, 03:37 PM
use it as a file/NAS server?

MisterKeeks
May 14, 2013, 07:02 PM
use it as a file/NAS server?

That's a horrible idea. It only has two drive bays, and is a huge power consumer and heat producer.

Lil Chillbil
May 14, 2013, 07:34 PM
Use it as a video editor/security system


I have a dual 2.0ghz driving my camera system and keeping the video files at my place

ConfusedBatman
May 14, 2013, 07:40 PM
That's a horrible idea. It only has two drive bays, and is a huge power consumer and heat producer.

Theoretically he could throw in 2 3tbs, and have quite a bit of space, I say media server, Hook it up to a TV. Hell, if you're in to editing use it as a render box in addition to your normal PC.

TacticalDesire
May 14, 2013, 09:09 PM
Put it in the guest room, File server, Folding box, web server.

MisterKeeks
May 14, 2013, 09:16 PM
Put it in the guest room, File server, Folding box, web server.

PowerPCs cannot fold afaik. The client has been deprecated.

And I tried boinc on mine. The noise and heat was unacceptable.

Doward
May 14, 2013, 11:03 PM
How would I use it as a render farm? I'm running FCPX / Compressor 4 - AFAIK neither runs on PPC.

rabidz7
May 16, 2013, 07:28 AM
Dual 2.5Ghz model. Coolant system developed a leak, system was given to me. Case and all is in fine condition.

I've already pulled the LCS, verified the leak. Not bad, just bridged a couple resistors, so I'm repairing it. New viton seals on the way!

Once I finish the repair, I'm just not certain what to do with the system. Sell it? Keep it? Mod it?

Ideas?

How about a web server?

AlbertEinstein
May 16, 2013, 10:46 AM
Make it pretty.
http://www.mymac.com/img/features/g5mod123456.jpg

Lil Chillbil
May 16, 2013, 11:18 AM
Make it pretty.
Image (http://www.mymac.com/img/features/g5mod123456.jpg)

I just don't get the whole "light up a professional mac" thing. given my pc glows 8 different colours at night. but I just sorta feel as thou a mac is meant to be a mac

Starfighter
May 16, 2013, 03:28 PM
Porn!

seveej
May 17, 2013, 01:53 PM
Once I finish the repair, I'm just not certain what to do with the system. Sell it? Keep it? Mod it?

Ideas?

In itself, that is not a bad machine by any means, but it is dated, and considering its power consumption, any 24/7 use is basically out.

Any possibility you could use it for the uses a 2005 G5 was originally intended for (DTP, Audio, Video etc.)

RGDS,

Doward
May 17, 2013, 07:03 PM
I would like to. If i keep it, I'll certainly put Leopard on it.

What was the latest FCP Studio compatible with the PPC?

Lil Chillbil
May 17, 2013, 07:41 PM
I would like to. If i keep it, I'll certainly put Leopard on it.

What was the latest FCP Studio compatible with the PPC?

Google is your friend on any questions like this but I do belive that final cut express 4 still runs on that g5

MisterKeeks
May 17, 2013, 10:27 PM
I would like to. If i keep it, I'll certainly put Leopard on it.

What was the latest FCP Studio compatible with the PPC?

2 was the last official one, 3 could be hacked on with Pacifist. And it isn't really hacking.

Doward
May 19, 2013, 01:51 AM
Thanks, I'll certainly look into it.

Viton seals ended up being out of stock (was wondering why I hadn't gotten shipment notice yet) so switched them to silicone o-rings.

Also have Swiftech coolant on the way from FrozenCPU.com. I'm going to clean the procs off tomorrow, get that precipitate off everything and twiddle my thumbs while I wait on parts to arrive.

Cox Orange
May 19, 2013, 06:13 PM
How would I use it as a render farm? I'm running FCPX / Compressor 4 - AFAIK neither runs on PPC.

google "PowerMac G5 clustering video" and "compressor qmaster". Maybe searching for Xgrid is interesting for you, too.

Though here https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1435061?start=0&tstart=0 someone says Final Cut doesn't support ditributed rendering, you can maybe get a copy of Logic Studio 8 or 9. - and here someone says it's possible with Final Cut http://www.digitalproducer.com/article/Setting-up-a-Qmaster-Cluster-in-Final-Cut-Studios-Compressor-3x-775135

Ah, see this http://www.dellanave.com/blog/2010/02/19/how-to-setup-apple-qmaster-and-compressor-for-cluster-rendering/
there was a more elaborate one somewhere, but I do not find it, yet... ah, this http://visionstudios.ca/RenderFarm/RenderFarmleft.html