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hansolo669
Oct 30, 2009, 06:04 PM
ok i dident relly know where to put this so i put it here :)
i have a question about a plan i have

my plan:
take g5 motherbord,cpu,gpu,hdd,the works; and put it into a pc case with lots of fans and cooling.
my question(s):
1. is this even possibe!
2. wold it work
3.how much "hacking" is involved
4. other problems?

i havent found anything online about this so this thread will server as a sucsess or fail report(i hope)
thanks



tflournoy95
Oct 30, 2009, 06:17 PM
ok i dident relly know where to put this so i put it here :)
i have a question about a plan i have

my plan:
take g5 motherbord,cpu,gpu,hdd,the works; and put it into a pc case with lots of fans and cooling.
my question(s):
1. is this even possibe!
2. wold it work
3.how much "hacking" is involved
4. other problems?

i havent found anything online about this so this thread will server as a sucsess or fail report(i hope)
thanks

no reason it wouldnt as long as everything fit. and you didnt mess up any connections or anything. whats wrong with a regular case?

I3eXa
Oct 30, 2009, 06:23 PM
you could but thats like putting a Ferrari engine into an old Ford Escort, possible but why get rid of the logo (apple)

You can polish a turd, but it's still a turd

Transporteur
Oct 30, 2009, 06:27 PM
I don't get it. :confused:

I understand why people want to put PC's in a nice G5 case, but why the heck putting a (crappy) G5 in a PC case?
Just put a PC in there. They are much faster, and cheaper!

rdowns
Oct 30, 2009, 06:34 PM
Please tell me your G5 isn't an iMac.

chiefroastbeef
Oct 30, 2009, 06:36 PM
Agreed, you can't polish a turd (PC case).

hansolo669
Oct 30, 2009, 07:00 PM
tflournoy95:no reason it wouldnt as long as everything fit. and you didnt mess up any connections or anything. whats wrong with a regular case?
nice:)
and as to why not put it in a regular case:
1. don't have the motherboard yet
2. buying a mobo,gpu,proceser is (or should be) cheeper that buying one full one refurbished

and yes it wold be from a powermac not a imac

iHateMacs
Oct 30, 2009, 07:28 PM
you could but thats like putting a Ferrari engine into an old Ford Escort, possible but why get rid of the logo (apple)

You can polish a turd, but it's still a turd


I'd LOVE an Escort with a Ferrari engine. Just think of the looks you get at traffic lights when you're leaving Porches and M3s behind.

Now, putting a Ford Escort engine into a Ferarri would be a crime.

Dr.Pants
Oct 30, 2009, 07:48 PM
tflournoy95:no reason it wouldnt as long as everything fit. and you didnt mess up any connections or anything. whats wrong with a regular case?

FYI, the mobo is a tad bit on the large side. I would say that you would need a full-tower ATX case for it at least.

1. don't have the motherboard yet
2. buying a mobo,gpu,proceser is (or should be) cheeper that buying one full one refurbished

Some people part out older macintosh computers for profit - like the G5, for instance. If you have no parts to a G5 yet, just buy a used G5. You'll come out ahead, I am fairly certain.

OrangeSVTguy
Oct 30, 2009, 08:10 PM
Usually buying parts for a G5 is more expensive than buying the whole computer already put together :confused:

I'd be careful since the G5 is a very hot running computer and the G5 case is specifically designed to keep it cool as there are 4 different "thermal" zones that you will need to reproduce in the PC case.

Google ASD 2.5.8 to download the software and burn it to disc to run the thermal calibration once you transplant it.

What G5 are you "building" and the costs involved, hopefully less than $200 total....

300D
Oct 30, 2009, 09:22 PM
Why put a G5 into a Turd case? The G5 case and cooling zones were designed specifically for the G5.

OrangeSVTguy
Oct 30, 2009, 09:54 PM
LOL @ turd case.

http://www.2dayblog.com/images/2007/november/fan_pc_1.jpg

OH BTW, if you google "PC TURD CASE (http://www.google.com/search?q=pc+turd+case&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a)", this thread is at the top of the list HAHAHA

hansolo669
Oct 31, 2009, 08:05 AM
wow first in google... thats a lot of turds
btw i found a sinlge proceser mobo+cp for 200(ish) dollers :)
maby this plan will work after all

hansolo669
Oct 31, 2009, 09:12 AM
just one more thing ;)
trying to find mortherbors and cpus for low(ish) pricies are hard. i wonder if any one has an old g5 or parts of it laying around., pm me

wpc33
Oct 31, 2009, 03:55 PM
Why would you go to such lengths and expenses just to use a crappy G5? You can't even play HD! Build a hackintosh.
http://lifehacker.com/5360150/install-snow-leopard-on-your-hackintosh-pc-no-hacking-required

I3eXa
Oct 31, 2009, 09:26 PM
LOL @ turd case.

http://www.2dayblog.com/images/2007/november/fan_pc_1.jpg

OH BTW, if you google "PC TURD CASE (http://www.google.com/search?q=pc+turd+case&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a)", this thread is at the top of the list HAHAHA

holy case fans batman...does that thing fly???

gugucom
Oct 31, 2009, 09:51 PM
just one more thing ;)
trying to find mortherbors and cpus for low(ish) pricies are hard. i wonder if any one has an old g5 or parts of it laying around., pm me

What you are planning is nuts. Sorry to say that. If you buy one of the early used C2D Intel Minis you would get away with similar cost, much better usability and a fraction of the energy bill, not to talk about the noise of a tower.

The G5 was the most desastrous tower ever build by Apple. It had several design flaws which led to CPU, water cooling and PSU failures at unprecedented rates. On top Apple have just cut it off from any future software development. If you get a C2D mini you could run anything based on Snow Leopard and Windows-64.

treo360
Oct 31, 2009, 10:24 PM
I got a dual 1.8 that still works laying around taking up space. Though to be honest I don't mind as I love the way it looks.

hansolo669
Nov 1, 2009, 10:23 AM
What you are planning is nuts. Sorry to say that. If you buy one of the early used C2D Intel Minis you would get away with similar cost, much better usability and a fraction of the energy bill, not to talk about the noise of a tower.

The G5 was the most desastrous tower ever build by Apple. It had several design flaws which led to CPU, water cooling and PSU failures at unprecedented rates. On top Apple have just cut it off from any future software development. If you get a C2D mini you could run anything based on Snow Leopard and Windows-64.

yes but i genrally do thigs most people say are nuts. thank you for playing.
also as good as a c2d mini is, it dosent have the same expandibility of a g5 (or even a mac pro...hey mac pro in a pc case(just kidding) so...
though i must argue the most desatoris tower by apple probly isent the g5.
any way this is more or less just some thoughts i had so dont go hating on my brain.

hansolo669
Nov 1, 2009, 10:30 AM
Why would you go to such lengths and expenses just to use a crappy G5? You can't even play HD! Build a hackintosh.
http://lifehacker.com/5360150/install-snow-leopard-on-your-hackintosh-pc-no-hacking-required

mmhmm and have you built a hackintosh? i see in your sig that hey you have a "crappy" g5, musnt be that bad. btw i dont need to watch hd.