My lovely HackinMac G5

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by uberamd, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. uberamd macrumors 68030

    uberamd

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    I'm finally 100% finished with my HackinMac G5 project. I had a broken Power Mac G5 lying around so I decided to embark on the modding journey to see what I could make. I am quite pleased with the way the system runs, and how the internals turned out.

    The process was fairly straight forward:
    • Gut the entire system
    • Cut the back to make room for the motherboard tray (using a dremel)
    • Install the motherboard tray and bolt into place
    • Cut the top shelf to make room for the motherboard but leave a spot for the DVD drive
    • Wire the original front-panel connector to support the power LED, power button, and USB port (big pain in the butt)
    • Create a power-supply power cable bridge so I could put the PSU in the front of the case
    • Make it as clean as I cared to make it on the inside
    • Get the hard drive cage mounted
    • Install OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2

    The specs on the system are not fantastic as I already had a high-performance desktop and just wanted a working G5 mod:

    And now for some pics:

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  2. Willis macrumors 68020

    Willis

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    I have to admit, not bad.

    Always nice to see what people come up with
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

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    Very nice!

    This got me thinking...

    According to the EULA, you can only install OS X on Apple branded hardware. Since your installing OS X into an Apple computer case, does that make this a legal hackintosh? And if not, where do you draw the line? After all, the inside of my iMac isn't - component wise - any different than the inside of my PC.
     
  4. uberamd thread starter macrumors 68030

    uberamd

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    As far as I'm concerned this is Apple branded hardware. Side by side with a normal G5 you can't tell them apart. I have 2 working G5's and this hacked one, and they all look identical unless you look from the back.

    Steve Jobs would disagree though, I'm sure.
     
  5. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

    Mackilroy

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    Very nice! My hackintosh just has a generic Antec case.
     
  6. zildjansg macrumors 6502

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  7. sl1200mk2 macrumors 6502

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    +1 on the good job. I bet it was a lot of fun too!
     
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