What's with the two big boxes inside the G5?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by lem0nayde, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. lem0nayde macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2002
    Does anyone know what's up with those two big "G5" marked boxes on the inside of the new machines. Are those just two plastic/metal coverings to keep people from getting at the actual chip and motherboard behind them? Are they decoration? I'm going on the assumption that the G5 chips are quite a bit smaller than those boxes...am I wrong?


  2. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

    Laslo Panaflex

    May 1, 2003
    I that that they are a shrouds to control air flow, that or two massive heat sinks, or both.
  3. evildead macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2001
    WestCost, USA
    just cases

    the cover the heat sync and the CPU. They also act as air pathes for the fans... they guide cool air over the CPUs and hot air away from them

    Have you even seen the inside of a Sun server or workstation? Most of the newer ones look much the G5 inside. The Sun Blade1000/2000/2500 have similar internals. At least with Sun, the 'boxes' make adding and swapping out CPU's very easy. You just use the provided torque wrench boot up with the command boot -r and your done.
  4. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    Yes, they are just a decorated top to the tuned-airflow heat sinks.

    Our IT guy said something yesterday I found funny:

    "Worlds most aerodynamic computer."

    Have you guys noticed the clear fairing that you must remove after one removes the side panel to get at the innards? No other function than to provide the best collumated air though the zones - possible with some venturi effects as well.

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