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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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Mac Pro 1,1 case ground up build

Hello,
I have had some issues with my Mac Pro 1,1 . I took it to the local apple store and they said that its logic board and two risers for the ram need to replaced. To order the parts and have them replaced at the store is quite expensive. i know i can build my own system for less. What I am wondering is if it is possible to use the case and just build a whole new computer from scratch?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:48 PM   #2
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I guess.....

you can, provided you got the right internals and have also experience tinkering with computers/electronics.

But with current price of the Mac Pros, I almost suggest you to find another 1.1

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Old Nov 24, 2012, 04:37 AM   #3
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It may be prudent to get parts and go for 3,1 instead.

in addition to the parts required, all you need is the plastic bit behind the fan - the memory rack. Or you can just run without it and hold it in place with blue tack. So long as you turn the fans up a bit the blue tack wont melt. I use blu tack in my computer to hold the SSD in place and it's fine.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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What issues did you have exactly? One faulty riser OK , happens, but both + logic board? Unbelievable.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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you can, provided you got the right internals and have also experience tinkering with computers/electronics.

But with current price of the Mac Pros, I almost suggest you to find another 1.1

I don't agree with this at all. These things don't last forever. Unless it's extremely cheap, buying a 6 year old machine isn't a great idea. If you already own the thing, you may as well use it. It's just that service costs make this impractical.

As for the OP, I'd suggest selling it as not working with the dead parts mentioned for whatever is offered, then buy a new machine. It's really not made to be a shell for generic parts. You might have to modify things considerably to even attempt this.
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You might have to modify things considerably to even attempt this.
That is guaranteed.
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