Anyone know where to get a MAC PRO CASE ONLY?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by raysfan81, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious. Checked eBay and there doesn't seem to be much available.
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Part numbers for enclosures:

    2006/2007: 922-7346
    2008: 922-8493
    2009: 922-8890

    Sites like ApplePalace, MacPalace and AppleComponents can get them for you. Just googling the part number will get you links too.
     
  3. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Remarkably reasonable...

    $208 for a 2009 MP enclosure!
     
  4. C. Alan macrumors 6502

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    Wow, does that include the power supply? Or is that seperate in the MP?
     
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    Hmm... What would you use one for?
     
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    I don't know about the OP, but the case itself would be very nice for custom built PC unit as it offers very good cooling options.

    I thought about building one, but I think I will wait until I upgrade and my Mac Pro is no longer usable.
     
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    Here's one someone did with their modded PowerMac G5 case...
    I think it looks awesome!!

    Front:
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    Rear:
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  9. seisend macrumors 6502a

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    Copared to the original , it looks really.... fugly.. I don't get it. Why take a Mac Pro case and make it look like a PC case?
    However, I don't like it^^
     
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    I think it would have been better had they used a "matte" black finish. As Johnny Ive fan would be, I'm always a stickler for the anodized Al look, and think nothing could suit the MP better. Anything else makes it cross the line into Alienware territory IMO.
     
  11. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    I dunno. I admit, Matte would be nicer and maybe its how my monitors display it, but I don't mind the case. Alienware brings to mind plastic....
     
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    Maybe non-Mac users love the look of our PowerMac/MacPro cases and wish they can have it as their own too but they don't want to switch platforms or dislike Mac's.

    Personally i like the front but the back needs a little more work..
     
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    I think the black looks good but I dont think I want to mess with my MP case cause I think it looks good just the way it is. I just wish the Apple logo on the sides would light up like they do on the laptops
     
  14. raysfan81 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah right - that's fine, but with with the black color and blue lights etc.. it looks like a near classical PC case to me and not so elegant anymore. But tastes are different ;-)
     
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    You know what really spoils it? It's those damn screws... Why on earth didn't he paint them black too??? And why does the optical door need screws on the outside?

    .... that completely baffles me :confused:
     
  17. raysfan81 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree about the screws... and to make it better there should be a silver Apple logo on the side
     
  18. pinkpanda macrumors newbie

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    mac pro case differences

    This is useful, thanks! Do you know if there are compatibility issues among these? I know the 8-core models usually have unique parts but how about the dual cores? Most vendors don't seem to list encloures by model and I was wondering if the 2009 case will work on my 2006/7 Mac Pro. TIA!

     
  19. bob5820 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think that the MacPro uses an ATX MB. Depending on how proprietary the MB design is you might need to do a lot of hacking just to get an ATX installed. Ironically I've read that the G5's (PPC based) are much easier to turn into PC enclosures.
     
  20. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    They aren't.

    The boards ('06 - '08) are SSI CEB, which are slightly larger (305 x 267 mm = 12” x 10.5”). There's a little more than just the physical dimensions though, such as different layout specifications. Particularly the CPU sockets, but not limited to those alone. Slot locations are similar, but not identical. Rear panel locations are the same as ATX.

    ATX is 305 mm × 244 mm = 12 in × 9.6 in.
     
  21. raysfan81 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So are you saying that it could still be done? or would it take serious case modifications.... If I bought somehting that expensive and beautiful it would be hard for me to tear it apart. :)
     
  22. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    It's doable, and others have already accomplished it.

    Search the web, and you should find links to articles/posts of the results, and it can really look nice. :)
     

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