I've had no issues with it.
On the contrary. The PowerMac G5 holds a special place in my heart. If its ghost is haunting my machine it can only make it more awesome. Like a ghost pirate haunting an aircraft carrier.
It is indeed a monster. It slays graphics benchmarks and games.
I really enjoyed this video, you presented the material very well. I'll be sure to forward it to any of my pc-building novice friends.
I'd like to see you do more videos, particularly on topics like cable management, how to choose parts for a build, and an introduction to overclocking.
Building a machine like this was a dream of mine for several years, but I never thought I would be able to do it. I had seen Mac case mods online for years, but always thought it would be too difficult for me to pull off. I had never done a hardware mod of any kind. This year, though, few happy accidents brought things together for me.
The G5 came to me as a swap with a friend (gave him my beautiful old G4 tower), I started getting into PC gaming and wanted to build a better rig, and I discovered Hackintoshing from tonymacx86.com. I also stumbled across this page which was a great resource, and linked to a very easy to follow guide by tonymacx86 user eelhead, which showed how to use a pre-made motherboard tray in a G5 case, making the process much easier. A friendly guy at a flea market sold me an old jigsaw and gave me tips about cutting through aluminum, and I bought a refurbished electric drill online, which makes me feel like somebodys Dad every time I pick it up.
It all just sort of started coming together over the course of the year, and before I knew it I had it built. I still grin every time I look at it, and I love to take the side panel off and show it off. (The latched side panel is the thing that made me fall in love with the G5 cases in the first place.)
I've re-cabled since these pics were taken, which helped a lot. I was able to run most of the cable mess up behind the HDD caddy. Unfortunately there's not really any room behind the motherboard tray, but it's still looking pretty good inside and out. Lots of twist-ties were employed. :-)
Check out tonymacx86.com for more info about building Hackintoshes and running OSX on off the shelf PC hardware.
All the parts I used were recommended on tonymacx86.com, and I used their Unibeast/Multibeast method for the OSX install. It was nearly as easy as installing OSX on an Apple Mac.
I love Macs, and frankly if Apple made a Mac Pro that was anywhere near my pricerange and would work as a gaming PC, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. This was a close second in my book.
That said, my Apple love revolves around two things: their hardware design and Mac OS X. This machine (sort of) has both, plus I get the satisfaction of a self-build and the customization of a proper gaming PC build. I'm extremely pleased with it.
Thanks for the heads up. I had never heard that about OCZ PSUs. I think I'll risk it for now, but I've learned a lot about PSUs lately and if I ever decide to upgrade I'll go for a different brand.
Yes, I installed two separate SSD drives; one for OSX and one for Windows. It makes dual booting a bit simpler.
I can pretty well recommend all the parts in my build. I would say that if you're using a lot of third party effects in Final Cut Pro X I understand that some do not work with the 660Ti and you might be better off with a 670 or even a lower end card, but I haven't run into these issues myself, only heard about them on the tonymacx86 forum.
I may not NEED SSDs, but they're great for a machine that you are constantly rebooting. Closing down OSX and booting into Windows or vise versa takes seconds, and application launches are very fast.