Mac Pro 1,1 case ground up build

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Gerobellus, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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?
    Thanks,
    Gero
     
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    phoenixsan

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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 :)

    :):apple:
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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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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    666sheep

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    What issues did you have exactly? One faulty riser – OK , happens, but both + logic board? Unbelievable.
     
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    thekev

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    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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    brand

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    That is guaranteed.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    could be environment, or just bad luck. These machines last a long time. If you get a new logic board and risers, you should be good for a while. Weigh out the cost - i would either do that or get a later model
     
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    brand

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    Perhaps you didn't read the post that I was replying to. What does your reply have to do with replacing the internal components of the Mac Pro with components that are not from a Mac Pro 1,1 or possibly not even from a Mac?
     
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    thekev

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    I meant to the point of drilling. Generic PC cases are designed to accommodate a certain range of components. Even then they aren't 100% interchangeable, but it's easier. With any branded machine, you have to figure that some things may use custom sizes or connections. It's not really the same, which was my point. Custom designs don't require that generic functionality, so they don't design for it. Airflow would have to be considered too. It's a very large case. It will accommodate large fans, yet the height can also leave a certain amount of dead space in that regard.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    absolutely nothing
     
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    brand

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    Um, I was agreeing with you. Not sure why you are trying to explain yourself since I agreed with you.
     
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    thekev

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    Bleh I always end up feeling the need to acknowledge responses and probably over-explained. I didn't mean we disagreed on it.
     

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