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boxerchip
Aug 31, 2004, 11:34 PM
Seing as im EXTTTTTREEEMLY new to apple and ive always been a PC person, I was wondering if there is anywhere that sells G5 mods... clear windows lights ETC...

Anyone done anything to their G5? if so post some pics :)

G5orbust
Aug 31, 2004, 11:49 PM
You could do all this stuff by hand, but as far as I know tehre isnt much room in that case for much modding. The whole ssytem is deesigned for maximum airflow so tampering with the design
1) will void the warranty
2) may cause permanent component damage due to a disruption in the system's overall cooling mechanism.

Plus, its so beautiful, why tamper with it like those PC case modders do with theirs? We do things differently in the Mac world. Low level case mods like windows and lights really just seem childish. If youre going to mod an Apple, its gotta be big for it to look good.

Kingsnapped
Aug 31, 2004, 11:53 PM
http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/graeme/g53.jpg

From http://forums.kustompcs.co.uk/ (http://forums.kustompcs.co.uk/archive/index.php/t-16241.html).

boxerchip
Sep 1, 2004, 12:00 AM
I personially feel that a dull deep blue cold cathode on the bottem of the case with a well done class window would show off the inside of a mac really well, they look sooo nice to start with, why cover that up?


Edit:

And im sure that would not void anything... its not like they could tell you had a light hooked up.... nore would it hurt it.

FuzzyBallz
Sep 1, 2004, 02:17 AM
Yes, I like to show off my G5 PM so much, I put it in a fish tank w/ multi-color CCR duct taped all over the sides of the fish tank and G5, then I put it in a closet w/ a mini disco ball on the ceiling. It looks so nice.

Nspace
Sep 1, 2004, 02:30 AM
Plus, its so beautiful, why tamper with it like those PC case modders do with theirs? We do things differently in the Mac world. Low level case mods like windows and lights really just seem childish. If youre going to mod an Apple, its gotta be big for it to look good.

Speak for yourself, not for us all just because we are using the same type of computer...I think Mac's can look great modded, can add a bit of personality to your computer so it dosn't look exactly like everyone else with the same computer. I am sure I have seen G5's with windows on them at a printing trade show once. I also highly doubt a window and a cathode is going to alter the airflow very much if at all.

Nspace
Sep 1, 2004, 02:43 AM
http://www.modyourmac.com/g5/g5.html

A great looking mod if you ask me.

RandomDeadHead
Sep 1, 2004, 06:04 AM
The clear side doors are cool, I might pick one up some time. But I like the way the G5's look just as they are.

http://www.macskinz.com/cgi-bin/product.cgi?page=g5

boxerchip
Sep 1, 2004, 12:23 PM
I just think the inside of macs look sooo sexy... why not show it off?

Dreadnought
Sep 1, 2004, 12:37 PM
Could you put those small chistmas lights in the holes? Have anyone done this? Just wondering! Would look cool I think, just like a starry night. you should have that screensaver to make it complete! :D

stevehaslip
Sep 1, 2004, 01:12 PM
Leave it alone! its been designed to look good so why add to it? put a desktop on it if you like but why would you try to vandalize good product design? :eek:

g30ffr3y
Sep 1, 2004, 01:17 PM
i think the inside of the g5 is beautiful and would certainly
love to show mine off... if i had one...

the green lights are cooler than the blue ones which
are kinda played out...

i would love to see RED... mmmmm...