Professionally mod Mac Pro Tower cases???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kirah, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. kirah macrumors newbie

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    I need to find a place that can mod a mac pro Tower case in two ways:

    (a) mod a case to be as small as physically possible to take it on the road. We had a company mod out a G5 for this purpose and it works great, now we want to do it to a Mac Pro Tower but the other company isn't in business anymore.

    (b) mod a tower case to fit into a 21 or 30in depth rack mount slot, hopefully not more BUs than required to save on rack space.

    Sooooo anyone know a legitimate company that mods Mac towers? I'm on the West coast of the US, in CA so a local company would be sweet but not a requirement.

    kira
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    For putting in a rack, why don't you just get an xserve?
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    There are no Intel Xserve machines yet, and they aren't starting up production until October.
     
  4. nate13 macrumors 6502

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    i thought i saw a place that did that a little while back... ill repost after i look and if i find it tommorow. how do you mean when you mean modding the case? (ie; how much shrunk, etc)
     
  5. FFTT macrumors 68030

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  6. hal0n macrumors regular

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    jeez, just get out a dremmel and cut off the handles... lay it on it's side on a rack shelf. maybe even put in a couple of bolts to secure it and you're good to go.

    professional... lol

    furthermore... you won't be decreasing the width any, on account of the riser cards for the memory and the cpu heat sinks. so, there really isn't any point in persuing that.

    the only fancier method would be tig welding rack ears onto the case itself.. that would required complete disassembly of the computer though. tig has a nasty emf pulse.
     
  7. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    duh- what about calling them back?
    or checking their website...etc

    just a thought
     
  8. 7on macrumors 601

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    He said that company isn't in Business anymore.
     
  9. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Edit: Beat to the punch.
     
  10. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

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    You must have missed where he said they're out of business.
     

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