Mac pro cases

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by binknon7, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. binknon7 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, could I please ask if all the mac pro case model are looking the same? I mean inside and out side. For example if 2008 have 2 USB and 2012 have 3 USB etc. Please answer this for me please. Because I am looking to buy a mac pro case and doing some macintosh.

    Thank you so much!
     
  2. funwithdesign macrumors regular

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    2008 cases are different than the 2009-2012 cases. For a number of reasons, no Firewire 400 on the later cases and the internals are completely different.
     
  3. binknon7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you so much sir, do you know anywhere that sell MacPro 2009-2012 case?
     
  4. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    I have seen some brand new cases still with protective shrink wrap for around 150-200 on ebay
     
  5. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I don't understand this. What are you trying to do?
     
  6. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Hackintosh? G5 cases are much cheaper. You could probably find one locally working for $50 or less.
     
  7. binknon7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    they all 2008-2009 model

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    hackintosh...

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    do you think G5 or 2008 model case?
     
  8. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    Go for the G5 case. The difference is in Front I/O - only one USB port, but if you're really going to bother modding an entire G5 case to fit an ATX system, there are plenty of aftermarket replacements or upgrades for front peripherals. The G5 fits an mATX system perfectly, even without a motherboard tray. The existing standoffs can be reused and reglued on your motherboard for perfect height on the PCIe slots. Even without a PSU mod, it sits comfortably in the bottom of the case, and the Optical Drive (if you need one) mounts wonderfully. If you're big into modding, you could put the PSU where the hard drives are originally located, and get a hot swap bay mounted to the left of your motherboard. Check out the tonymac forums for guides and stuff, but to straight up answer your question, the premium for Mac Pro cases isn't worth paying - just get a non functioning G5 off your local Craigslist for cheap and strip it out.
     
  9. binknon7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow! thank you so much for that sir

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    If you have anymore suggestion please tell me :)
     
  10. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Or you can get gently used Mac Pro case for about $100.

    It's tough to get a clean G5 case for $50.

    I see good ones for $100

    Good luck
     
  11. binknon7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could you please provide me a link please
    Thank you
     
  12. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    i could provide you a link to nMP online purchase...and I'll link you to refurbished mac pro. :)
     
  13. binknon7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That would be nice :D
    Thank you so much
     
  14. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    :p
     
  15. donw35 macrumors regular

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    I did the G5 hack case, it was cheep (free) and easy to do, these are old pics of test fitting the fans and hdds.
     

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  16. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Be sure to buy a Mobo tray with PCI brackets. It'll make mounting the motherboard 100x more easier. Just have to cut the back out and rivet the bracket in.
     

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