Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 8:28 AM (in response to PROBO)
3) Yes. Very. The G5 is very power hungry.
I couldn't tell you about the other questions but this seems like a bad idea, also if it has a coolant problem it could die at any minute. Better to purchase an enclosure.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 8:59 PM (in response to PROBO)
Anybody know if it is possible to disconnect the fan and just use the Tower and as a big Hard Drive enclosure???
You can't do that while the drives are connected to the logic board. Though the requirements are minimal. the processors are still fuctioning, thus the fan activity.
Disconnect the fans and you will have a box full of fried components.
Add to that the continued leakage of the LCS ands you also have a fire hazard.
Gut the G5, scavange some hard drive enclosure control boards and power supplies (or one ATX PSU), fabricate the needed racks and connectors, and, Yes, the tower could be a large hard drive case.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 3:33 AM (in response to PROBO)
Thnaks for the answers. Sounds not worth the trouble.
G5 Tower on Ebay for spares if anyones interested ...