Intel MacPro clear side panel

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by gatesareus, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Nope, but it reminds me of how the Power Mac G5s and how they have a similar component. In all honesty, there isn't a lot to look at inside the computer, unless you want to watch the fans spin or something... but this way I wouldn't have to take off the side door if I did.
     
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  4. reberto macrumors 65816

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    How? If your computer dies, just take off the clear panel and put the normal one back on. They even say that you can do that in the auction ;)
     
  5. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    60 bucks for a friggen' piece of plastic?!?!?!

    what a waste of money.
     
  6. ungraphic macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, an apple customer complaining about that is pretty funny.
     
  7. reberto macrumors 65816

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    A custom cut piece of plastic with pre-tapped holes, yeah, its expensive :rolleyes:
     
  8. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Whatarip :(

    Now if they had laser-etched a custom Apple logo onto the side of the panel and finished out the edges with an aluminum molding, maybe it would be worth $60, but as is...... N*O*T* !!!!!!!!
     
  9. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    How tacky. I'm surprised it doesn't come with a black light and some neon stickers. A go-faster stripe would fit too.
     
  10. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    ha, yeah, and maybe that would help with the overclocking too....
     
  11. pprior macrumors 65816

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    Oh, man, PuLEEEze do not get the LED fan/clear case hot rod boys going on macs. Mac computers are beautiful just the way they are. The teen boy phenomenon of adding gaudy unneeded "custom" pieces while horrid on normal PC computers, is obscene on a Mac.
     
  12. bigbird macrumors 6502

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    What would be the point of a clear side cover? There's nothing to see in there anyways.
     
  13. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    I can think of more than one reason why this is a silly idea, but the one I'd be most concerned with is shielding. I could be wrong, but I suspect that the metal case does more than cover the insides of a MacPro. I suspect that it is also designed to provide some shielding to prevent EMI. If you replaced a large metal piece of the case with plastic, you would defeat this.

    I also cannot think of any reason to pay even $1 for something like this even if there was no technical issues.
     
  14. krye macrumors 68000

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. That's like putting bumper sticker on a Rolls.
     
  15. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    Makes it look cheap
    I would be embarrassed if that was my Mac Pro
     
  16. eluk macrumors 6502a

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  17. xgman macrumors 601

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    It seems to me that if you were going to go to all that trouble why not use something with perforated vents for some practical purpose while you were at it?
     
  18. Chilz0r macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't plastic/plexi-whateva make it harder for the heat to dissipate?
     
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  20. gatesareus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I ordered one for $39.95 and love it. Now the guy is selling them for $19.95 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220278638199
    It just looks cool to see the inside of the MacPro. As for cooling, the MacPro seems to be a sealed unit and you would not want to interfere with the internal cooling system by putting vents in the cover???? It would also be very easy to switch the aluminum frame back over to the factory side panel if I ever have to take it in for service...
     
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    The thread starter has only made 2 posts, anyone see a connection?


    Oh, and why would you do this to a Mac Pro.
     
  23. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, at least the G5 had some interesting stuff to look at. The MacPro just has lots of aluminum panels to watch.
     
  24. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    LOL yeah, We paid a few thousand dollars or more depending upon options and he's complaining about another $60!
     

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