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i0sen

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Dec 16, 2015
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Welcome to this little guide showing you how to modify your Mac Pro to feature a transparent side panel. The inner layout of the Mac Pro is beautiful and well thought trough, why hide it behind a aluminium plate ? I wanted to change that so i decided to replace the aluminium side door with a transparent one made out of acrylglas.
If you want to buy this pleas let me know I'm working on it ;) http://www.i0sen.ch/shop
I have made a video guide if you want to check it out:
Pleas let me know what you think !
The end product:
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Idolum

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It was a pure coincidence. I had a retired Mac Pro in the closet and a filing cabinet which I bought years earlier at Crate & Barrel. The Mac Pro side panel is where the glass used to be. I needed the filing cabinet to be on the same level as the main table to support the monitors:
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ActionableMango

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That's a gorgeous setup. What do you use it for?

Based on where the keyboard is, aren't you SUPER close to the monitors?
 

vadrum

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Jan 14, 2015
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Good job!
Totally mac: cool aesthetic operation...but then you're using Windows 10 with it eheheh
 

i0sen

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Dec 16, 2015
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Would you be interested in doing this as a service? Ive been looking at buying the same thing for quite a while!
I was thinking about exactly that but I think there is to little interest in this to open a "web store". And it's not that hard to do. I could do all the plexiglas/acrylglass drilling and ordering and ship it. But i don't have spare Mac Pro side Panels. I looked for them bur i couldn't find them for a reasonable price.
 

blut haus

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Dec 27, 2015
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I was thinking about exactly that but I think there is to little interest in this to open a "web store". And it's not that hard to do. I could do all the plexiglas/acrylglass drilling and ordering and ship it. But i don't have spare Mac Pro side Panels. I looked for them bur i couldn't find them for a reasonable price.
I'd buy one if you ever decided to do that :)
 
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AkuskaUK

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Mar 18, 2011
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Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
I was thinking about exactly that but I think there is to little interest in this to open a "web store". And it's not that hard to do. I could do all the plexiglas/acrylglass drilling and ordering and ship it. But i don't have spare Mac Pro side Panels. I looked for them bur i couldn't find them for a reasonable price.

If you provided everything ready for us to bolt the chassis on at home, I would buy one! I have a spare door sat here waiting! It's been something I've wanted for a while.
 
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i0sen

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Dec 16, 2015
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I'd buy one if you ever decided to do that :)
I would do it for sure but I'm a little worried about shipping warranties and stuff like this. I don't have experience in this stuff. If buyers would not want warranties that would be easier. I don't really see a point in giving warranty on a peace of plexiglass :p But the Problem with the "World Wide shipping" stays... (except you live in Switzerland :D) has anyone an idea ? (I order lots of stuff from aliexpress which ships form china for under 10 $ thats insane but I don't know how I could do that :p)
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Well I sure do.
Here you go ! I don't use it as my working desk since it si a bit to heigh but with a bar chair it is perfect or as a standing desk. In the beginning i wanted to go with a thin carbon desk plate but I found out it was to expensive so I got along with wood.
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I hope you like it ;)
 
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AkuskaUK

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If you do decide to do it, a warranty for me won't be necessary (price pending), I live in the United Kingdom and would really love to have this done. I can easily get hold of a spare service door ready for it if everything was ready for just the chassis transplant! Would it have the lip too?
 

i0sen

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Dec 16, 2015
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If you do decide to do it, a warranty for me won't be necessary (price pending), I live in the United Kingdom and would really love to have this done. I can easily get hold of a spare service door ready for it if everything was ready for just the chassis transplant! Would it have the lip too?
yep with the lip if you wish ;)
 
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