What to do with G5 case ?

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What to do with G5 case ?

Today at work, I was given something unusual - an empty Power Mac G5 shell. Some of the fans and wiring are present, but no electronics. I've been trying to think of what I can do with it, and am running dry. Anyone have some ideas? I've been thinking of possibly buying some PC bits and building a pc to go in there, but it'll be a while before I'll be able to talk my fiancee into letting me do that.

Now, before anyone gets upset, I must note that there were some dings on the case, and the G5's owner decided to have the enclosure replaced - so NO G5's were harmed in the process of getting this case. I'm open to all sorts of ideas.

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why put a pc in it when it ca

why put a pc in it when it can be graced with yet another mac!

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install a g4 board and cpu.

Try a 1.42GHz CPU and board. Then you got a classic machine G5

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leave the side off and make i

leave the side off and make it into an aquarium.

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put a IIfx motherboard in the

put a IIfx motherboard in there, the power of yesterday with the stylings of today

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go all out, mount an apple ii

go all out, mount an apple iigs in it!

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All out retro would be to mou

All out retro would be to mount a Replica 1 SE in it. Wink

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I like the idea of a IIfx. Or

I like the idea of a IIfx. Or maybe a Quadra 950 Smile

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Anodize? Put in a Intel Mac m

Anodize? Put in a Intel Mac mini and an external drive or two... I bet burning it would give it an interesting appearance... then clear spray paint over it...

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Put in a Intel Mac mini...

Anodize? Put in a Intel Mac mini and an external drive or two... I bet burning it would give it an interesting appearance... then clear spray paint over it...

Or better yet, a whole array of mini's with an appropriately sized KVM switch. That'd be one sweet looking cluster!

I wonder how many mini's could comfortably fit inside a G5 case?

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I'm guessing between 10 and 1

I'm guessing between 10 and 12 minis. ooh! this sounds like it'l' be a fun game!

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I'd put a PC in it. Why have

I'd put a PC in it. Why have a sexy new case, and put some obsolete hunk of junk in it?

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Junk is in the eye of the beh

Junk is in the eye of the beholder, obsoletion is lack of imagination

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Re: I'd put a PC in it. Why have

... Why have a sexy new case, and put some obsolete hunk of junk in it?

... Like a PC? ... Wink

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Put an AppleCrate in it! Clus

Put an AppleCrate in it! Cluster computing cira 1985!

http://members.aol.com/MJMahon/CratePaper.html

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Nostalgia vs. State of the Ar

Nostalgia vs. State of the Art... hmmm...

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Send it to....

Send it to me and i'll build my Beige G4 into it!

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G5 Case

I just got one of these too - came with a G5 power supply I purchased off eBay for a client. I'm planning to resell the case on eBay - should go for a reasonable price (hopefully $80-100).

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Re: I'd put a PC in it. Why have

I'd put a PC in it. Why have a sexy new case, and put some obsolete hunk of junk in it?

I think I would do just that, but try to get OSX86 running on it so it would be a Mac again anyway. Even though the motherboard is not a real Mac, the case is. Or possibly a Linux tweaked to be as Mac-like as possible, but that would be a bit cheap.

I like the Mini stack idea, though.

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beer fridge

I had the opportunity to own an empty G5 case once. I wanted to somehow put shelves in it for a classy storage unit, or make it into a beer fridge somehow. I never had the time, so I gave it away.

Once I knew a guy who had converted several large cube-ish Sun rack mount containers into liquor cabinets. It was surprisingly hip.

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The VAXbar is more hip. ;) h

The VAXbar is more hip. Wink
http://toyvax.glendale.ca.us/~vance/vaxbar.html

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Wow, that VAXBar is awesome.

Wow, that VAXBar is awesome. I was working on a similar project last summer with one of those ancient giant PC cases, but sadly, it never even neared completion.

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Re:VAXbar

niiiiiiiice... i want one. Blum 3

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