G5 CASE REPLICA

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  1. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    HI ALL

    Right before all of you mac users kill me i have been a mac user for about 4 years now so we are in the same boat !!!!

    anyway i was wondering whether anyone knows anywhere where i can buy a apple powermac G5 case replica or original to mod so i put in my unused pc parts for my sister to use !!!!

    p.s it looks nicer than pc !!!!
     
  2. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    The only place I've ever seen one was on eBay. I don't think the holes line up like a regular ATX motherboard, but I could be wrong. I've never put PC stuff in a mac case.

    Case on eBay

    edit: Here's a place...
     
  3. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Just call me andy.

    You want to build a PC that looks like this? :confused:
     

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  4. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    He can make it look better than that POS. I don't know if any case is worth $300, though.
     
  5. Gokhan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks all

    i am in the process of buying the case on ebay yippeee !!!!!!

    will keep you posted on my project !!!
     
  6. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    the holes dont lineup for the ports on x86 hardware but that being said, you can cut out a hole where the mac connectors are with a rotary tool and use that little back plate that comes with just about every motherboard ever manufactured anymore... Its quite simple really.. (the hard part is making the power/reset buttons work normally.)

    (i make custom/odd computer cases in my spare time for people... Ive done a few Mac > PC conversions in my time...)
     
  7. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    I hope it's not the one i linked to. He only ships to the US :(
     
  8. brap macrumors 68000

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    I got a Lian-Li. It's shiny brushed aluminium, about as good as you'll get in the PC world. Matches my D2, too.
     
  9. Gokhan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you are right no case how ever good looking is worth 300$ :mad:

    oh well the one on ebay says worldwide shipping e-mailed but got no answer !!

    will see what happens ????
     
  10. DanTekGeek macrumors 6502

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    lianli makes a g5 looking case. i think its called the v1000. might want to check that out. also, remember that if you were to just get a normal g5 case, you might run into trouble fitting in the powersupply and other hardware. better to get a PC case with a nice look.
     
  11. VincentVega macrumors regular

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    Lian-Li PC-V1000.

    Personally, I think it looks terrible. The PowerMac G5 case is gorgeous - the V1000 is just a nasty rip-off. The wheels don't suit it at all. And the grille on the front looks tacky.

    However, Lian-Li do make some nice cases (I've got this one which swallows my E-ATX motherboard and pair of Xeons admirably). The PC60 is a decent mid-tower sized case as well - here.

    Buying a PC case - whilst it may not be as aesthetically pleasing as the G5 one - is probably an easier solution. You won't have to drill holes in it to get the PSU and motherboard to fit. You'll have plenty of room for multiple CD/DVD devices, hard drives and so on.
     
  12. Gokhan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lian-li one looks ok but g5 looks better but at £140 pounds lian-li have got a nerve a g5 case cost 300$ !!!!!!!!!

    oh well i will have to put up with ugly cases !!!!

    300$ buys you an ipod dammit :mad:
     

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