Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 958 from 2004/2/8
Would a motherboard from a 12,1 (Quad 2.5) easily fit into an earlier G5 case? Would the psu (wattage permitting) from the earlier G5 work on the 12,1? Meaning, is the pinout of the connector the same?
As for the motherboard - I guess it could fit in the case (not sure about the mounting points though), but:
1. The power button module is different
2. The ports at the back look different
3. 12,1 has got an additional AirPort/Bluetooth antenna in the back
Now when it comes to power supply - it's a different pair of shoes. The wattage is one thing - Quad's got a 1000W PSU - but the plug connector is completely
different. 7,3 is using somewhat standard ATX-ish connector style while 11,2 is using a series of metal "badges" that have corresponding points on the mobo (and they're screwed together).
Not worth the hassle, I believe.