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    Hi there I am obviously very new to your forums but not so new to computers or building them. I do need some help though I would like to know the easiest psu there is to disassemble from its cage to facilitate a MAC G5 psu mod but I also want to keep the modular connectors to use by splicing the modular psu plate to the G5 psu housing someway. The psu has to be 850w or higher and fully modular can the guru of all that is psu help me?
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    Not many of us are G5 savvy. Can you tell us what kind of limitations you are encountering? For example: size of unit, potential keep out zones, etc.

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    The limitations I can foresee is the module/daughter board for the modular cables to be plugged into being a PITA to remove/reuse/relocate

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    For higher wattage units such as 850W you should not use only the 2 40mm fans to cool the PSU. You better cut out part of the bottom of the G5 to keep the original PSU fan on top of the PSU's PCB.
    If I remember correctly the G5 had a 900W or 950W PSU inside.

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    It had minimum 650w and would be putting in 140 mm extraction fan in and upgrading the 2 front intakes to 2 x 60mm fractal designs

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    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=224295 if you look what this guy has done with the fractal design psu this is what I want to do I just wanted to know the easiest psu to tear down but is still quality in terms of power delivery etc

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    Hmm... Maybe look at some server PSUs.

    Why does the PSU need to be 850W or higher? Are you running three graphics cards?

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    Was planning 2 x 7950 sapphire boosts 850mhz overclocked i7 4820 loads of fans and custom 2 rad loop water cooling so I wanted a little headroom on the psu so I never stress it out. So basically just after the easiest psu to take the casing off of but also to retain the modular connections

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    Quote Originally Posted by GodsOwn View Post
    Was planning 2 x 7950 sapphire boosts 850mhz overclocked i7 4820 loads of fans and custom 2 rad loop water cooling so I wanted a little headroom on the psu so I never stress it out. So basically just after the easiest psu to take the casing off of but also to retain the modular connections
    Ok.. I can see that.

    So I'm thinking of a 1u Supermicro server PSU. Not modular, but WAYYYY easy to mod to fit.

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