G5 ATX conversion kits - Which is cheapest?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MortenMoulder, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. MortenMoulder macrumors member

    MortenMoulder

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    I am trying to mod my G5 case, which I got for £35. It has no parts in it, so I couldn't even use it as an extra machine (don't worry, I'm sure the previous owner takes great care of the hardware!).

    I want to use this as my daily case for my desktop PC, simply because I love this case so much. I plan on dual booting Windows and hackintosh OS X (don't worry, I have a Macbook Pro and a Mac Pro).

    It's really hard to make this ATX mod look good. I have a dremel and various cutting tools, but it just wouldn't look good. I found a couple of sites, which sells these conversion kits, which basically means I only have to cut off a bit of the back and replace it with the new ATX compatible back.

    The sites are:

    https://www.thelaserhive.com/product/atx-high-120-kit/
    http://www.mountainmods.com/mountain-mods-modular-removable-motherboard-tray-p-56.html

    The one from The Laser Hive is great, because it's located in the UK, which means I won't have to pay import fees and VAT (£19 import fee and 25% VAT). However, it feels wrong to buy a mod for twice the price of what I gave for the whole case. I haven't been able to find any other alternatives than these two, so I was hoping someone else maybe found someone cheaper.

    Let me know if you know anyone who sells these ATX conversion kits cheaper than £70.

    Thanks!
     
  2. apple apple macrumors member

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    Neither. Use a matx board and fit it without cutting up your case.

    Order some tee nuts with the same thread size as standard motherboard standoffs. Glue the tee nuts to the inside of the case.

    Bam you are half way there and you didn't have to butcher anything.

    PS if you want you can bend the little pointy bits down easy
     
  3. MortenMoulder thread starter macrumors member

    MortenMoulder

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    Use a mATX board?

    1) I have an ATX motherboard
    2) Why would I get another motherboard?

    Sure I can do it myself by getting an ATX CASE, but then I would have to aquire a good case that would fit, then chop it off as well, make the holes as well, etc. etc. So many things. I mainly want something that has been cut, because they are still pretty good looking and they fit perfectly.
     
  4. apple apple macrumors member

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    No no no, I misunderstood you. I didn't understand that you already had a full atx you intended on using.

    What I was saying still stands though. With the bottom plate and PSU gone you can fit an atx board inside and a standard PSU mounted up top. Simply glue the tee nuts inside a mount the standoffs on those.

    You are right, don't get another case only to gut it.
     

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