Quicksilver Beautification Project

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eyoungren, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
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    It has taken over two years to finally assemble the monster Quicksilver that I wanted.

    In all of that time at the back of my mind has been "the inside of my QS looks like a rats nest".

    Tonight, I cleaned it up!

    Before pictures first.

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    And after!

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    I borrowed a bit from @harrymatic with the SATA cables. I was expecting clear, but they sent me blue. Which is actually really cool how it all worked out.

    The two case fans have blue leds. The new GeForce 6800 GT has a blue led and the intake fan in front has a blue led.

    So, there we are! Three SATA drives and one SATA DVD-DL.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 29, 2016 ---
    What it looks like running and when I have the 80mm fan in front actually centered in the speaker hole - instead of off center as it has been.

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  2. CooperBox macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2010
    France - between Ricard & Absinthe
    Neat work! Now quite a monstrous Quicksilver.
  3. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    That's beautiful! Has it really been 2 years already??? That's crazy how time goes by so fast!

    Well at any rate, WELL DONE!
  4. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Yeah, it's been some time. ;)


    Of course, I forgot that the wire on the case fan on the bottom is a bit touchy so had to undo a bit of this to get the fan spinning again, but still a big improvement I think. At least I'm not grimacing when I open the case now.
  5. harrymatic macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Looks great, glad everything is working reliably for you now!

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