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Power Mac G5 Polished Case Mod: Shiny Apple

by Lambert Varias
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Michael Rick came up with a brilliant mod for the Power Mac G5 Quad’s handsome metal chassis. He spent between 150 to 250 hours sanding, polishing and waxing the exterior by hand to give it a mirror finish.

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But the case is just part of this revived PC, which Michael rechristened as “Fookushima.” While most would gut the Power Mac’s contents and replace them with up-to-date hardware, Michael retained the G5 Quad’s two PowerPC CPUs as an homage to the bygone era. He did add a UPS, a pair of SSDs, a pair of 1TB HDDs, 16GB RAM and a GeForce 6600GT. He also overhauled its cooling system.

As Michael mentioned in the video, Fookushima now serves as his website’s server. Head to his website or to The Mod Zoo for more on how he overhauled the G5 Quad.

[via Hack A Day]



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