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    Hello, I managed to build my first hackintosh that looks as close to mac mini as it is possible.From a friend I had an mac mini aluminum case with scratched top. So I cut the top part of the case and used another mac mini case bought from china I put intel dh61ag motherboard inside with i7-3770S (with custom heatsink) and all this stuff is upside down and cooled with big silent noctua fan. See the pictures In the bottom part, there is 500GB Seagate HDD with Gainward GeForce GT630 GPU, with custom made passive heatsink.

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    Intel DH61AG motherboard
    Intel i7 3770S processor
    8GB RAM (1333MHZ)
    256GB Samsung SSD MiniPCIe
    Atheros Wifi+Bluetooth MiniPCIe
    Seagate 500GB 7200RPM SATA disk (this item is the loudest)
    Gainward Geforce GT 630 GPU
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Mac mini duo-img_0298.jpg   Mac mini duo-img_0301.jpg   Mac mini duo-img_0300.jpg  

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    kajaba I for one would like to see more detail of your project. Did you have any issue using an Ivy Bridge processor on a second generation motherboard?

    I like what you have done here and I am impressed that you were able to get all of that tech into this chassis. How hot/cool does it run?

    Good modding
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    Cool idea! :thumb up:

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    Wow
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    Nice idea. Where exactly did you get the case from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexxar View Post
    Nice idea. Where exactly did you get the case from?
    Read closer - it is made from 2 Mac Mini aluminum cases

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    Great for first project for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Going Bald View Post
    Read closer - it is made from 2 Mac Mini aluminum cases
    Yeah i get that. But thats not the answer to the question where he purchased the 2nd case from china.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexxar View Post
    Yeah i get that. But thats not the answer to the question where he purchased the 2nd case from china.
    For a bit you can snag these empty Mac Mini cases from China via eBay.
    I think, if I remember right, that they were about $60.

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    Ah big thx ebay looks fine. ≈52€ from China. Last year i checked there were no cases around.

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