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The PowerMac G5 is a desktop computer first produced in 2003 by the Apple Corporation. This guide will review the repair process of an Apple PowerMac G5 model number A1047 EMC 2061 from 2004. It was discontinued in 2006 as part of the Intel switch first to developers then consumers.

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Can I swap the motherboard from a 2006-2012 mac pro into G5 case?

Hi, I have a non working power mac G5 and i would like to know if it is possible to swap the motherboard from a 2006 to 2012 mac pro into the G5 chassis.

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Do you want to just swap the motherboard or the CPU as well?


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I’m not sure its worth the effort…

There are enough structural differences in the case and the power supply and many of the other sundry parts are also different. In the end if you have a working logic board then picking up the proper case would just be easier Mac Pro Enclosure without Power Supply (09-12) and Mac Pro Power Supply, 980W (09-12) for starters.

Many people stripped the older G5 systems and installed standard Intel PC boards creating a reverse Hackintosh or a true Hackintosh Macintosh! PowerMac G5—ATX Conversion Build Log & Power Mac G5 ATX Conversion - Case Disassembly Part 1 of 5

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (macOS Sierra)

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