*NEON MOD* Power Mac G5

Posted by: MacTechDude

*NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/26/07 10:10 AM

Well i've been looking into this for some time now and finally found a way to install a Cold Cathode Kit into my PowerMac G5 desktop.  I always thought the G5 would have GREAT looks if it were lit up from the inside!  SO I FINALLY DID IT!!

i purchased a 12" dual Cold Cathode Kit from ebay for about 8$

I installed them the day I got them and I've been smiling about it ever since!!

Well, here are the pictures, Enjoy! 
Give Me Some Feedback, What you think about the Mod! Questions, Comments

[img]http://tinyurl.com/benpq9[/img]





















[img]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/PaulFazzini/P5230115.jpg[/img]
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/26/07 10:22 AM

I just installed some 4" duals again, they light up the rest of the G5, i put one above the CD drive cuz it was looking a bit dark there.. lol.. so i will get more pictures if you guys would like some, i love this Neon mod!!

=D
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/28/07 05:29 AM

All I can say is

BAD A$$!!
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/28/07 11:09 AM

ha! thanks a lot man!!

Appreciate it!!

I love the look! i have the 2 kits on there now, if i want it bright at night i turn them all on, or if i want just some glowing light out of the case, i use the 4" lol.

Its looking pretty awesome! =D

Please, CONTINUE THE FEEDBACK! I love the discussions!! =D
Questions, concerns, ideas, anything!!
Posted by: zenstate

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/28/07 01:55 PM

G5's and Mac Pro's are the only systems that look good lit up IMO.  Nice work!
Posted by: Protocol6v

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/28/07 02:51 PM

You need some in the top, near the DVD Drive. Looks good otherwise.
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/28/07 05:44 PM

Thanks guys!!

and yea, Protocol i was a step ahead of you, 2 days ago i installed 2 - 4" neons and in the perfect spots, looks much better!! I still have the 12" tubes in there but in these next shots i have those ones turned off!!

What you think NOW!!??











Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/28/07 05:45 PM

Originally Posted By: "zenstate "

G5's and Mac Pro's are the only systems that look good lit up IMO.  Nice work!


I agree man, they are the better Macs to light up cuz of the case design, and the fact that i can pull the side panel off and light up the inside and it is still fully functional and pretty slick looking.

I think now, it looks so much better with the 4" neon addition i made, hope you guys like it! =D
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/28/07 06:41 PM

The 4s do look better. Heres a idea, some neon case feet and have them tucked in a bit under the case. Or even better some LED fan bolts.

http://www.xoxide.com/sunbeam-green-led-fan-screws-4-pack.html
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/28/07 07:39 PM

Yea, i actually thought about doing something to the underside, i thought of putting the 12" neon thats in the front, underneath the case, but then i though it would be cooler and look better if i used the EL wiring and go around the base of it.

[img]http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/xoxide_1947_163336978[/img]
Posted by: Protocol6v

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/29/07 12:04 PM

Looks much better with the top lit. Nice job.
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/29/07 03:30 PM

I agree man! I looked at it and was like.... man, that spot is dark.. lol.. so i got the 4" neons and put one up there!!! =D

I think it looks much better now! =D

Whats NEXT?? what should i do?
Posted by: Protocol6v

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/29/07 04:00 PM

Wonder what it would look like if you threw some Purple/Ultraviolet ones in there too... G5 Blacklight...
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/29/07 04:09 PM

I honestly that about that one, lol, i am currently modding another mac.... SHH.. surprise, but i was going to get ultraviolet "blacklight" ones for it, lol.. but eh, i think the blue goes well with my setup in my room.

But i would like to do a bit more to this, i'm thinking of taking out the 12" kit... i only need the 4" really.. although the 4" doesnt light up the inside as much when the side panel is off, it still does a nice glowing job.
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/29/07 06:47 PM

What about getting some small ultraviolet "blacklight" LEDs and hide them in the dark spots and get some of the UV paint and paint a few things a white tint so it will light up blue. Like making the G5 on the heatsink blue.
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/29/07 08:15 PM

Now thats an excellent idea! =D

take my 12" tubes out and put those leds in instead. i think thats a pretty good idea. i'll take it into some consideration.
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 06/04/07 01:35 PM

Just an update, i'm taking out the 12" tubes which are "ultra bright blue" so they are slightly different shade blue than the 4" ones, and i'm replacing them with 2 more 4" Neons.. if the 12" ones will work for my buddies G3 mod.

I'll keep you updated. check back soon!
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 06/14/07 09:58 AM

I took out the 12" neon tubes, so now all i have is the 2 4" tubes, it looks nice tho!! I'm going to install an LED Fan next to my graphics card, so that will brighten up the center a bit more. but, overall, always satisfied, still loving it! =D

Plus looks great in the room!

Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 06/19/07 07:09 PM

Adds a mystic glow to the system and room.
Posted by: WOOKIE1212

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 06/20/07 02:35 AM

hy.
looks very great..
now why is there an orange cover @ the macbook's bottom?

wookie
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 06/20/07 03:51 AM

That's red.
Posted by: WOOKIE1212

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 06/20/07 12:46 PM

ok sry..why is there a red cover?..
is this a upgraded cover or whats that @ the bottom of the beautiful macBook?

wookie
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 06/20/07 06:17 PM

Looks like a painted iBook to me.
Posted by: WOOKIE1212

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 06/21/07 03:03 AM

hy..
i think its a macbook...cause of the camera @ the top of the display.

Wookie
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 07/12/07 02:43 PM

Its a MacBook, white, with a Speck Clear Case, its really nice, keeps it from getting dinged up and from getting stratches, not to mention i have an invisibleSHIELD (http://www.shieldzone.com) on it which keeps from scratches.

I'll get some pictures for you
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 07/12/07 02:47 PM









GOT TO BE PROTECTED!!!!

Posted by: zib_redlektab

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 07/12/07 08:05 PM

Dude, that's one of the only neon jobs i've ever liked. That makes me want to install some neons in something...but I only have my macbook pro...hmm...
Posted by: zenstate

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 07/13/07 06:14 AM

It looks as though there is moisture between the case shell and the macbook lid.
Posted by: WOOKIE1212

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 07/13/07 07:53 AM

hy..
yes i also discovered that...strange:D

Wookie
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 07/16/07 08:10 AM

ACTUALLY, there is NO moisture between the case..

To  YOUR SURPRISE, I've actually purchase (http://www.shieldzone.com) an INVISIBLEshield to safe guard my laptop's outer shell and the palm rest on the keyboard.

So as for those darker spots, its because the shell is sticking to that invisibleshield, it kinda has a grip to it if you can catch what I mean. 

BTW, the INVISIBLEshield is a GREAT product, I have it on my iPod, my Razr, and my Macbook, it adds great protection and it keeps for minor and major scratches. I would recommend to a newly purchased macbook (mainly white). 

If you notice on the palm rest, its discolored, well thats NOT on my macbook its actualy on the shield itself, so if i peeled it off it would be SPANKING WHITE!!  I got the shield a week after i got the laptop so there is almost NO scratches on my macbook, not to mention i got the red case a little after that so everything is in tact and is like brand new!!

INVISIBLEshield has a LIFETIME warranty so if it gets too dirty, i take it off and send it back and they send me a replacement FREE! =D
Posted by: WOOKIE1212

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 07/16/07 02:48 PM

hy...
yeah, but every protection is about 25..(top,bottom..)

Wookie
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 08/09/07 03:02 PM

Yea, it is a bit pricey depending what you get but its lifetime garentee so thats pretty nice!
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 01/08/08 12:32 PM

I'm thinking of getting the Case Laser Engraved!! =D

Any ideas on logos/designs/etc
Posted by: Night_Sailor

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 05/18/08 06:45 PM

Originally Posted By: "TCPMeta"
All I can say is

BAD A$$!!


I'll second that. That is one fabulous looking machine.
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 07/02/08 06:23 PM

Thanks!
I used to leave the lights on and my desktop running all the time, now i find myself turning it on to show people.
Posted by: techshop2

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 10/05/08 07:03 PM

Wow..very nice. thanks for sharing these photos with us.
Posted by: MacTechDude

Re: *NEON MOD* Power Mac G5 - 02/18/09 09:22 PM

bump..
the coding isnt right anymore with the new forum settings, my images arent working right, setting the img width and height is not working.