G5 Case Mods?????

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  1. cocopelli macrumors member

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    Hi. Please dont flame me for this, but I really want to do some kind of case mod on my G5 and I was wondering if anyone knew of sight where I could look that is devoted more to mac case mods. I searched google but all that came up was the dude that put the micro atx board in the G5 case and thats not exactly what Im looking to do. So anybody?????
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I don't think anyone will flame you for it, as long as it's tasteful, and not just a window and light job. Remember to Think Different!
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    You might want to describe something you want to do to the case... or accomplish. Do not suggest a window or lights, you WILL get flamed.
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Anything at xlr8yourmac.com?

    What are you planning to do?

    D
     
  5. cocopelli thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking of drawing the outline of the apple with LEDs on the front. I dont know how plausible that is but my roommate is pretty good with electronics and such and we have a bunch of white LEDs so i thought it would be cool to plug a bunch of those holes up in the front, but I dont know they might end up producing to much heat(since the air going to the processors would flow right around them). What do you guys think??? is it possible? How hard is it to get at the powersupply to run these if we would get it to work? I also thought it would be cool although I dont know how difficult it would be. But to somehow get the apple on the door to glow kinda like it does on the powerbooks but thats a different story. thats about all ive thought of so far but im sure ill think of other things id like to do eventually.
     
  6. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Kinda like Light Brights? Interesting idea.

    I wonder if you could do something with fiber optic lighting, that way your could make the lights change color. Then find a way to hook it up to the iTunes visualizer to make the color changes responsive to your music.... But that's way beyond my capability.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Don't know a flame job is probably a little over the top, it'll probably end up looking as tacky as a Hotwheels PC.

    Worse if you decide on a pink paint scheme and make it look like the Barbie PC.
     
  8. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    In my opinion, theres nothing wrong with a window and lights as long as you don't think its really special... That got old a couple years ago
     
  9. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Cool, do christmas lights in there that twinkle and stuff. Then you have a "Starry Night" G5! (Get the screensaver Starry Night and you are all sett for a romantic evening with your girlfriend! This beets the video of a fire burning on your TV :D )
     
  10. krimson macrumors 65816

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    have you considered EL cable?

    [​IMG]

    it's pretty flexable, and I was considering using that to outline the Apple on the side of my QS.. but i haven't had the time to chop up the case.
     
  11. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Starry Night screensaver!? WHERE!?
     
  12. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I don't know why people think a case mod makes the computer faster.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Did it take you a week to Photoshop that up?
    Well it was certainly worth it!:p :p

    I bet the owner drives around in a Civic with an enormous wing on the bacK...
     
  14. mangoduck macrumors regular

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    i don't know what else you'd want to do to a g5 if not lights. and even then only blue or white ones, green makes no sense in there. additional and/or specialized cooling would be a functional mod but it's not exactly needed.

    why would you want to paint or drill holes in your nice new aluminum case? did you get this mac for performance and to get things done, or to show off in hopes people will like you? there's also your warranty to consider.
     
  15. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Don't know if it still exists... Did have it on my SE 30 running os 7.1 or something.
     

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