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Old 08-28-2014, 12:08 PM   #21
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Hello everyone!
Project is drawing to an end feeling sad, but still loads to do!


Picture for reference for those who are considering to reuse the Apple fans!


My handy little clothes peg holds the braiding away whilst I solider!


I'm keeping both fans as I like HD fans and the little mobo blower on the back!

I used an old enamel can of paint and have to say its too dark so I might respray it more silver like the orignal but from a distance its not too bad TBF.


Started to map out the wires and work out the best placement for them!


Looks messy but most of them will go behind the mobo mounting plate for sure.


I got these little beauties (Noctua) through the post today and worked about 12.00 each for the 92mm replacements.
I think my orignal rear apple fans had something wrong with them? But at 92mm I was expecting them to be too loud for the case without stepdown in voltages!
These are static pressure ones I think and TBF I could have bought stock fans, but I was cornered as these are the only 92mm fans that are Grey to match the case LOL
The cables are braided not my taste, but neat and tidy also black to boot!




Still need to replace the 8pin EPS adapter and rivet the panels, might be awhile as I have to go away on a trip for a few days stay cool!
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:48 PM   #22
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Wow those noctuas look great!
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:35 AM   #23
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Wow those Noctuas look great!
They do mate thanks!

Going for the splitter off a 4 pin header, MOBO can handle this better off using the PWM's

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Got all Fans running through the variable voltage fan controller the controller took awhile to get here, but it was cheap and well made!
Had some issues with one of the new Noctura fans its being RMA now.
anyways time is short so thought I would update you guys as I,m resuming the build through out this week!






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Old 09-01-2014, 07:54 AM   #24
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Great build-up. That makes me miss computer building and modding
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:09 AM   #25
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Great build-up. That makes me miss computer building and modding
Thanks buddy!
I took a 10 year gap away raising kids and working my arse off LOL!
Love building to bits aswell!

Anyways "TOP TIP WHEN YOU CUT A PSU IN HALF AND ITS ALL EXPOSED
REMEMBER ONE OF YOUR HEAT SINKS IS LIKELY TO HAVE A FEW VOLTS GOING THROUGH IT!


Puff smoke lucky 5amp fuse took most of it!
Tried to tidy the PSU and securing the base raised it by 5mm and one heat sink touched the top cover off the original casing.
Drew some amps and shorted! LOL!!!!!
Basic error I knew I had voltage through the heatsink was lucky I only had one fan connected and not the MOBO!
Solution???? Used the plastic tray insulator cut it up and super glued the top case lid and removed the securing Velcro it clears about 3-4mm now and if it touches the lid casing its gonna hit the plastic insulator!

Well not much done three things are on the delivery list:
1) Two Y fan splitters
2) Two SATA 90 angled headed cables
3) A RAD LOL!

Wanted the fan controller to match the case so this is a tribute to Banksy!
My drive does not match the bolt holes by 2mm so will require more fettling from the PCI-e slot side to get that extra clearance!
Decided to do the full water system so best way forward was to buy another rad, extra costs yeah!
Both Noctura Fans are in now and credit to Scan for getting the replacement back to me so quickly!






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Managed to cut four mm off the top tray and the plate fits nicely and lines up perfectly! I still don't like a uncovered DVD doors. I might use some cut offs and just glue a plate on the front to clean up those rough guides for the edging strip!
I'm working top down now before any parts are due to arrive!






I decided to mount the back plate that I work so hard on to make it look original as possible. The paint is off, but you know what? Just to get it moving along I riveted the back on anyways just to make sure it all still fitted well. The new grill was only 4.00 and if I was to do it again I would have made sure the holes were exact match, but like I said recycling and using what I have or sourcing really cheap parts is critical for the this build!
Saving most of the original back grill helps to make it more ridged and secure plus in the future I can mod more or less if I have to!



Found my old water cooling back plates and will work on that soon!

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Old 09-09-2014, 09:05 AM   #26
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This came through the post today my new rad cheap as chips and fits so darn good I didn't even bother to measure it before I bought it
Another dilemma?
I've staggered the longer securing bolts through the outer front grill, but really wanted it clean, so not sure how I'm going to achieve this without hex bolts sticking out of the front grill? I had planned to cut two cut outs on the PSU top plate it currently sit on. The slots would house the barbed ends and rad into it, as a holder. But it hits the PSU casing with the thickness of the fans pushing the rad out!
I've configured the air flow to suck from the front and push it through the rad and into the exiting exhaust fans at the rear?

Sata cables are taking forever to arrive Y splitter is here and all is good!










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Old 09-09-2014, 10:13 AM   #27
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Use an angle bracket and attach it to the top of the PSU housing. Don't stick bolts through the front!!
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:47 PM   #28
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You mean these?
I had them in the garage doing nothing and great minds think alike!
The fans have no physical way of holding the brackets firm but I have liquid metal and I think it will hold with the chemical bond in place. Luckly the fans sit further back and clear the PSU so plan on drilling two holes and feed them right through to the PSU cover hoping the threads are long enough to have a decent hold?
Whats the best configuration compression joints up or down?
Answered my question air pockets rise to the top! self facepalm

Waiting on some more parts and ordered a new pump! Can't test anything until its all hooked up.

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Not updated due to commitments at work.
Have re started I'm not sure if the bolts are going to be long enough or strong enough to hold the rad, but it looks doable to me!
The top half is all completed unless something goes wrong?
What a pain must have taken all the bolts and panels off too many times due to tiny fettling of the top compartment.
I found some old car interior lights, thought they looked bad in a car, but in a PC case they might look alright. Plus have some white LED's from a broken night light for outside currently converted it to run off 9V battery as it draws too much current off the 5V.
As I'm still trying to use everything I find over 8 years old and re use it TBF its far cheaper than the PC light kits these days so hey ho I'll be logistically working out what looks good once the whole hardware is in place!
I'm waiting upon the new Pump so too scared to have a test run for now it could be all for Nought
Some more PC porn to keep the lurkers happy











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Old 10-04-2014, 03:43 AM   #29
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New pump has arrived at last, but being me forgot to buy a new pump outlet adapter for the G1/4 pipe work, as the thread is much bigger around 12mm ID. Will power her up soon as the water cooling system is right!
I think it weighs about 20kg+ without the GPU, CPU head, water and pipes which still need to go in.
I wanted to mounted the G5 on tempered glass frame desk, but not sure if it will handle the weight TBF?
The cable management is all over the place so will concentrate on tiding up the odd wire dragging on due to delivery issues I will get there!






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Well flushed out the whole water cooling loop tested the new pump and WOW it packs such a better punch with flow rates. No noise and in hindsight should have bought the 1048 than the 1046 its much better suited for restrictive heads.
Tested the newly cut pipes and fittings and no leaks after a night of running!
I've got some issues with the SATA power cable the Adapter. It's not right even though it seems like the pinouts are correct, but locks out the PSU and will not power up! I've swapped out the Sata power cable with stock molex and all works fine boots up nicely! So being me I've gutted it out to get the original G5 sata power cable out again and will re pin the whole thing and if it fails again I'll just buy a 18" Sata three way splitter and join it to a molex.
The dual PSU device works a treat it sync'ed the two PSU's bang on and will be needed if a bigger GPU goes in at some point. But here you go for now one step forward four steps back for now





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Well finally re-pined the Appley sata power cable and all is good in the world!
The front panel where the power button is faulty and seems to have an issue with a dry soilder or a cracked PCB board. As you twist the PCB it kicks in to life, but with a 240mm rad I can muck about everytime I need to boot up. I've ordered a new front PCB for the 11 year old PC and hopefully it can be rebuilt and work well this time. Thats the problems you face with a 11 year old PC and try using old parts in the mix!

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Old 10-10-2014, 04:57 AM   #30
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Watching this stuff is giving me the urge to do something too man. Too few people seem to be doing this stuff now. I'm currently in South Korea and it's still popular here but not like it was.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:16 AM   #31
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Good on you if you can pick a G5 case cheap I say why not its been on my bucket list so I had a chance and did it!

An update this will make you laugh.......
All was running well the new front panel PCB board came curtsy of Dave from Hive who shipped it quickly for me! The problem was a dry solider or a cracked PCB who knows it worked!
It ran for about half a week and then suddenly couldn't read the hard drive. I thought it was a break in the recent wires I re pinned, but no continuity was all there. Used a Molex and tried another system and still nothing, realisation the HD was broken. I inspected the 250GB Hitachi Deskstar and then saw the date wait for its date sticker was 2004 its been running for 10 years without any trouble the platter does not even spin now!
Swapping out for same drive this one in my box of tricks is 2007, but has no OS so a couple of days sticking win7 onto it then restart it again! The hard drive failed today by the way LOL!
You know what HD fans do help keep HD alive for fact as most people think four years is Max life span of drives, all my drives have fans on them constantly even the G5 still has stock fans running on the HD's!

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Just a quick update!
The DVD rom (1) was dead as a paper weight not sure if the ground from the PSU caused the hasstle as the HD drive died proberly around the same time!
DVD rom (2) worked but the tray was sticking in the end took out a Sony player and stuck that in.
The new Shuttle PSU is great 500W and all rails are over by 5% so its quite new from what I can tell. (No droops)
Had to extend all ATX wires like the mainboard 20pin as Shuttle only provide small leads to HTPC's.
Anyways more issues with the water cooling system so until I can get more cash and buy more bits its been shelved.
I'm using a stock intel cooler and modded that essentially filled the voild of the heat sink with pure melted copper rods.
Temps are no higher than 40C (Load) idle (30C). The GPU 47C is hotter than my P4 at the moment.
Only thing the stock cooler is noisy not bad, but still not what I'm used to.
Loaded win 7 ultimate and taken a few days to update and install programs as its a new build I'm currently sticking win10 on the other drive a 20GB 2.5" from an old Xbox drive I converted back to fixed drive. (Future SSD will go in!)
I've made a Alu caddy and it works well, even looks stock!




Plans new Resivoir and pump a SATA DVD rom drive so I can get rid of the IDE cable and a SSD for laughs.
Now all testing has been going for half a week now, and things are looking stable I'll be sticking a Z99 micro ATX board soon.
Most people asked why such old hardware?
Well with the issues I had losing one PSU, one HD, one front panel I/O and one DVD Rom.
One thing the old Gigabyte boards are tough, I've dropped the board so many times, its had water on it there were ground issues all over the place and it still runs well even though it was like a $30 G31 board amazing!

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Old 10-26-2014, 12:08 PM   #32
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You do plan to run OSX on whatever hardware you put in there right? Or at least dual boot?
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:26 AM   #33
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Yes eventually mavericks I'm guessing?
I have not looked into it fully might need you to guide me especially if there are specific hardware it likes, but won't sacrifice decent intel hardware to do it.

I'm struggling to stick an ESD win10 build at the moment think the hardware on it curently is too old? I get to the blue windows screen and it just loops and hangs thats just loading it from USB image. Tried the disc and it doesnt work?
I dont have the visualisation on the bios either enabled the NX data bit, but failing to install!
Win7 ultimate works like a champ on the G5 rig a bit stuck as burnt about 5 images wasting discs and USB it just loops?
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