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    Re: The Ultimate EVGA SR-2 Hackintosh... THE HACKINBEAST !!!!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by JGW310
    Sorry to wake this thread back up, but PunkNugget, will we ever see a tutorial on how to make this beast? I'm thinking about drumming up the funds and making one
    No problem at all. I'm here to help as I have been helped.

    Aside from that from all other motherboard setups (when it comes to building a hackintosh), using an SR-2 (with 2 x Xeon X5690's) is currently the fastest system setup right now and I would honestly follow Tutor's way of installing things as I've run into issues trying to do it my way. Again, you're going to need to PM from this point if you want to be helped. This is going to be a journey, so if you are willing to learn and do it right the first time; just be prepared it's going to take time. Who knows, I'll probably be learning a thing or three from you...

    PS - Just to let you know if you (or anybody else for that matter) thinks that the SR-X ($650) is a better performer... well right now it's not. The current CPUs for the SR-X (so far) are locked so you can't OC them (or even UC them). Makes having the SR-X almost pointless. EVGA should have released this board when the unlocked CPUs come out (whenever that happens). But I'm sure those CPUs are going to crazy expensive (my guess-timate is around $2,400+ each) and for a 20% to 30% boost in performance over the SR-2 (w/X5690s that cost $1,500 each and the mobo $480), I personally don't think it's worth the extra $1,970 that you have to spend to get that kind of performance. It doesn't matter anyway as those CPUs aren't going to be out for a while (probably many months from now). But that's a whole other side discussion.

    Hope to hear from you soon...
    THE HACKINBEAST = EVGA SR-2/2xX5690's/6870 2GB GPU/48GB Mushkin RAM/LEPA G1600 PSU/Silverstone TJ11 Case
    UNDERCLOCKED Rendering - Geekbench Score: 36,918 / Cinebench 11.5: OpenGL: 50.65 fps, CPU: 22.55 pts

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    The Ultimate EVGA SR-2 Hackintosh... THE HACKINBEAST !!!!!!!


    Hey all, below is a comment that was made on BrainDeadMac's build post. Enjoy the read for anyone interested serious in building a SOLID EVGA SR-2 Dual CPU system setup. Enjoy...

    Quote Originally Posted by slv335i View Post
    Love the build. I'm currently working on my Sr-2 build so thanks for the helpful tips for install. Are you overclocking the CPU's?
    When you're done with your build slv335i (if you're not already done with it), you might consider going here to learn how to Underclock (UC) rather than OC'ing your CPUs:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1333421

    to look at under clocking and doing what I did before BrainDeadMac's (BDM) build. I too tried Mac OS X 10.7.X on up with all kinds of issues and not good results, because of either OC'ing or UC'ing. When I left it at the stock settings I was still getting GB Scores of 27,000+. Still 5,000 OVER the newest maxed-out Mac Pros that just recently came out (found here):

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks

    When you still look at it though, spending around $3500 for a system that BDM and myself put together, compared to the over $10,000 that you'll have to spend for a like kind Mac Pro that you cannot OC or UC, then it becomes a no-brainer. But that's part of the reason why were all doing this anyway... to save a buck, right (plus it's fun to do it yourself )

    Anyway, back to the OS X issues when it comes to anything above 10.7.X & 10.8.X. I wouldn't even try it if you want to OC or UC on this kind of setup. I share this because of my own personal headaches that I have been facing for many months as a result of trying to do it that way without listening to Tutor. here is his basic set up:

    - EVGA SR-2 Mobo (using the "old" A49 BIOS version)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188070&Tpk=evga%20sr-2 (it's cheaper now, so get it)

    - 48GB Corsair XMS3 2000MHz RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145326 (they work for him as he's using Corsair's Dominator Fans on them; they tend to run very warm as their is really no heat sinks so the fans work)

    - HIS (H489FP1G) 4890 GPU (and yes, this very card as it's the fastest 4890 out there)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161298

    - Silverstone ST1500PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256054 (older, but reliable)

    - Xeon X5680 CPUs
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=XE_X5680
    (with fan coolers; don't know which ones he put on there, but I'm sure they're probably on same scale as the high end Noctua NH-D14. Which what I would be using if I didn't already have a water cooled setup)

    - Regular HD's (don't know which one's he has, but you can obviously use SSDs if you want)

    - Sonnet GE1000 LA-E PCI-E card and nothing else.
    http://www.buy.com/prod/sonnet-prest...l?listingId=-1
    (The only other exception is using the Rosewill RC-401-EX (last price was at: $14.00); which is identical in every way to the Sonnet card, but it's no longer available)

    - Don't know the case he's using, but one that will fit all of this awesome stuff.

    Now with me, I tried to do things differently in my setup which I now regret because of all the time that it is taken me to get things set up properly. So I know the headache that BDM has faced. I was using 10.7.2 with all the stuff that I installed originally on this post:

    http://www.insanely-mac.com/forum/in...owtopic=275740

    With the exception of upgrading my X5650s to X5680s (ES CPUs). All the other equipment that you see in that post is what I used, and that's when the headaches began. I think most of my problem (besides my own pride), was because of purchasing a refurbished EVGA SR–2 motherboard. So as to not take any chances I decided to return everything that I had that was under warranty and get everything brand-new that I was able to get, and use the other parts that I wasn't able to return for another build for myself and learn of very hard lesson. I humbly went back to Tutor and apologized for my lack of taking his advice and decided to do exactly that this time around, and guess what… Amazing success came from that - FINALLY !!!!!

    The main issue was really the OS. He took the time to actually explain it to me and I finally got it; that besides a little bit of eye candy differences that are on the newer OS's (like 10.7.X & 10.8.X), he said the most reliable OS for this particular kind of set up is really using Mac OS X 10.6.7 and not a version above that. Plus he mentioned about the graphic card issue with all the newer cards that are out there. I upgraded from using a GTX 480 to a GTX 580 with the same type of rendering issues that BDM was facing (until he found a way to correct his problems). Tutor basically said why go through all that trouble when there really isn't anything technologically better out there than the 4890s when it comes to comparative speed for OpenGL render test and every day use? He proved it to me by showing his Cinebench, GB scores and other test rendering scores that have yet to be surpassed that I haven't found with anyone else. Proof was in the pudding. I decided to rebuild my system getting the very items that he had set up on his system, with a couple of small exceptions that did not go astray from his original, reliable build. Here is my new setup:

    - EVGA SR-2 Mobo (using the "old" A49 BIOS version)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188070&Tpk=evga%20sr-2
    Again, it's cheaper now, this is the time to get it if you can

    - 48GB Corsair Dominator GT 2000MHz RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145329
    I chose this higher heat sink Corsair 2000HMz model over the XMS3 (as they always were very warm to hot). I did find issues with this RAM after doing a thorough Memtest 86+ test on them (which I'll be returning for a refund). Now this is where it gets tough, because after speaking with the tech support crew at Corsair they said that although you purchased the same model RAM, it still may come from different batches which makes it nonmatching RAM. I then called my rep from Mushkin and we spoke at length about this. He basically told me that's the issue that you're going to face with pretty much any company with the exception of only a certain few; Mushkin being one of those companies. The reason why is because their RAM is all made in-house here in the US. And although they do use different chips that go into the RAM, the batches of RAM that they make all match. He encouraged me to trust him on this, so I have decided to go with 48GB (total) Mushkin #993991 (2000HMz) RAM and I'm doing a thorough Memtest on them now (so far so good). If everything works that I'm sticking with this RAM.

    - HIS (H489FP1G) 4890 GPU (yes, I was actually able to find this particular card on eBay and got it for $60 total )
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161298
    I tested this card and it works fine (but it runs very hot and I bought a water block from a retail website that had a few left over that I will be attaching to cool it down since I really have to set up anyway). My only concern was having at least 2 GB of RAM as opposed to 1 GB of RAM on this particular type of GPU, so with some searching I found this particular older card here:

    - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269-2GVXL Radeon HD 4890 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102847
    I took a chance and decided to test this card out as well and it works perfectly and gives me the same scoring on my render testing apps that I'm using. So now be able to hook up 2 monitors comfortably without having to worry about not having enough RAM on my GPU since I'm running a 30 inch DELL monitor at 2560 x 1600. The great thing is that least I have a backup GPU

    - LEPA G1600 PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817494006
    I still have the Silverstone ST1500, but after reading this review:
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...print&reid=283
    I had to get the LEPA G1600. This thing is one heck of a stable beast !!!

    - Xeon X5690 CPUs
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=XE-X5690

    - OWC Mercury Accelsior 240SSD (PCI-E RAID SSD) - VERY FAST !!!

    - Sonnet GE1000 LA-E PCI-E card and nothing else.
    http://www.buy.com/prod/sonnet-prest...l?listingId=-1
    (The only other exception is using the Rosewill RC-401-EX (last price was at: $14.00); which is identical in every way to the Sonnet card, but it's no longer available)

    With my older X5680 (ES CPU) setup (using 10.7.2) I was able to get my personal high GB score of 34,771. But again, since I was having too many issues with it keeping it stable I (like I already mentioned), took Tutor's advice and installed my original copy of Mac OS X 10.6.3 and upgraded only to 10.6.7, with all the other replaced and proper parts and things are running just fine now, with my highest GB (UC'ing) score of 33,075 !!! Found here:

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/941039

    I'm going to hopefully see if Tutor can help me UC these CPUs further (as even he says that I should be able to get even more off my scoring than his top score as he has 2 x X5680s and I have 2 x X5690s). If we can make that happen, then that would be great. If I can't, then I'm still grateful for all the help from everyone here (with special BIG-UPS to Tutor !!!), and I'm still left with a screamin' machine. So there you have it. If you're wanting any more help then you can PM me if you're seriously interested in this kind of build.

    Lastly, UC'ing is STILL (IMHO) far better than OC'ing as it will make your system more:

    1) Effiecient (only uses it true power when needed; and then some...)
    2) Faster (than typical OC'ing. OC'ing your system to 4.0GHz as opposed to UC'ing to 2.02GHz still makes UC'ing better in it's speed and use)
    3) Cooler (keeps not only your CPUs cooler and extends their life for many years, but also keeps your office much cooler and I LOVE that, as I live here in Houston, TX; and it's HOT enough here already - LOL !!! )

    Again, thanks to all who have helped me with my build !!!

    ------------------------------

    On a side note, I just saw some dude who got a GB of 154,678:

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/946046

    I don't know how he did that as his memory bandwidth performance score alone was: 749566. So something's up; especially since he's only using: 3584 MB 0 MHz DRAM. Somethings really off here. But hey, whatever the glitch, he does have the top score for now. In any case, Tutor (so far is still the KING of his Dual CPU Mac OS X setup at 40,100).
    THE HACKINBEAST = EVGA SR-2/2xX5690's/6870 2GB GPU/48GB Mushkin RAM/LEPA G1600 PSU/Silverstone TJ11 Case
    UNDERCLOCKED Rendering - Geekbench Score: 36,918 / Cinebench 11.5: OpenGL: 50.65 fps, CPU: 22.55 pts

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    The Ultimate EVGA SR-2 Hackintosh... THE HACKINBEAST !!!!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by PunkNugget View Post
    Hey all, below is a comment that was made on BrainDeadMac's build post. Enjoy the read for anyone interested serious in building a SOLID EVGA SR-2 Dual CPU system setup. Enjoy...



    When you're done with your build slv335i (if you're not already done with it), you might consider going here to learn how to Underclock (UC) rather than OC'ing your CPUs:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1333421

    to look at under clocking and doing what I did before BrainDeadMac's (BDM) build. I too tried Mac OS X 10.7.X on up with all kinds of issues and not good results, because of either OC'ing or UC'ing. When I left it at the stock settings I was still getting GB Scores of 27,000+. Still 5,000 OVER the newest maxed-out Mac Pros that just recently came out (found here):

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks

    When you still look at it though, spending around $3500 for a system that BDM and myself put together, compared to the over $10,000 that you'll have to spend for a like kind Mac Pro that you cannot OC or UC, then it becomes a no-brainer. But that's part of the reason why were all doing this anyway... to save a buck, right (plus it's fun to do it yourself )

    Anyway, back to the OS X issues when it comes to anything above 10.7.X & 10.8.X. I wouldn't even try it if you want to OC or UC on this kind of setup. I share this because of my own personal headaches that I have been facing for many months as a result of trying to do it that way without listening to Tutor. here is his basic set up:

    - EVGA SR-2 Mobo (using the "old" A49 BIOS version)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188070&Tpk=evga%20sr-2 (it's cheaper now, so get it)

    - 48GB Corsair XMS3 2000MHz RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145326 (they work for him as he's using Corsair's Dominator Fans on them; they tend to run very warm as their is really no heat sinks so the fans work)

    - HIS (H489FP1G) 4890 GPU (and yes, this very card as it's the fastest 4890 out there)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161298

    - Silverstone ST1500PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256054 (older, but reliable)

    - Xeon X5680 CPUs
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=XE_X5680
    (with fan coolers; don't know which ones he put on there, but I'm sure they're probably on same scale as the high end Noctua NH-D14. Which what I would be using if I didn't already have a water cooled setup)

    - Regular HD's (don't know which one's he has, but you can obviously use SSDs if you want)

    - Sonnet GE1000 LA-E PCI-E card and nothing else.
    http://www.buy.com/prod/sonnet-prest...l?listingId=-1
    (The only other exception is using the Rosewill RC-401-EX (last price was at: $14.00); which is identical in every way to the Sonnet card, but it's no longer available)

    - Don't know the case he's using, but one that will fit all of this awesome stuff.

    Now with me, I tried to do things differently in my setup which I now regret because of all the time that it is taken me to get things set up properly. So I know the headache that BDM has faced. I was using 10.7.2 with all the stuff that I installed originally on this post:

    http://www.insanely-mac.com/forum/in...owtopic=275740

    With the exception of upgrading my X5650s to X5680s (ES CPUs). All the other equipment that you see in that post is what I used, and that's when the headaches began. I think most of my problem (besides my own pride), was because of purchasing a refurbished EVGA SR–2 motherboard. So as to not take any chances I decided to return everything that I had that was under warranty and get everything brand-new that I was able to get, and use the other parts that I wasn't able to return for another build for myself and learn of very hard lesson. I humbly went back to Tutor and apologized for my lack of taking his advice and decided to do exactly that this time around, and guess what… Amazing success came from that - FINALLY !!!!!

    The main issue was really the OS. He took the time to actually explain it to me and I finally got it; that besides a little bit of eye candy differences that are on the newer OS's (like 10.7.X & 10.8.X), he said the most reliable OS for this particular kind of set up is really using Mac OS X 10.6.7 and not a version above that. Plus he mentioned about the graphic card issue with all the newer cards that are out there. I upgraded from using a GTX 480 to a GTX 580 with the same type of rendering issues that BDM was facing (until he found a way to correct his problems). Tutor basically said why go through all that trouble when there really isn't anything technologically better out there than the 4890s when it comes to comparative speed for OpenGL render test and every day use? He proved it to me by showing his Cinebench, GB scores and other test rendering scores that have yet to be surpassed that I haven't found with anyone else. Proof was in the pudding. I decided to rebuild my system getting the very items that he had set up on his system, with a couple of small exceptions that did not go astray from his original, reliable build. Here is my new setup:

    - EVGA SR-2 Mobo (using the "old" A49 BIOS version)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188070&Tpk=evga%20sr-2
    Again, it's cheaper now, this is the time to get it if you can

    - 48GB Corsair Dominator GT 2000MHz RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145329
    I chose this higher heat sink Corsair 2000HMz model over the XMS3 (as they always were very warm to hot). I did find issues with this RAM after doing a thorough Memtest 86+ test on them (which I'll be returning for a refund). Now this is where it gets tough, because after speaking with the tech support crew at Corsair they said that although you purchased the same model RAM, it still may come from different batches which makes it nonmatching RAM. I then called my rep from Mushkin and we spoke at length about this. He basically told me that's the issue that you're going to face with pretty much any company with the exception of only a certain few; Mushkin being one of those companies. The reason why is because their RAM is all made in-house here in the US. And although they do use different chips that go into the RAM, the batches of RAM that they make all match. He encouraged me to trust him on this, so I have decided to go with 48GB (total) Mushkin #993991 (2000HMz) RAM and I'm doing a thorough Memtest on them now (so far so good). If everything works that I'm sticking with this RAM.

    - HIS (H489FP1G) 4890 GPU (yes, I was actually able to find this particular card on eBay and got it for $60 total )
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161298
    I tested this card and it works fine (but it runs very hot and I bought a water block from a retail website that had a few left over that I will be attaching to cool it down since I really have to set up anyway). My only concern was having at least 2 GB of RAM as opposed to 1 GB of RAM on this particular type of GPU, so with some searching I found this particular older card here:

    - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269-2GVXL Radeon HD 4890 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102847
    I took a chance and decided to test this card out as well and it works perfectly and gives me the same scoring on my render testing apps that I'm using. So now be able to hook up 2 monitors comfortably without having to worry about not having enough RAM on my GPU since I'm running a 30 inch DELL monitor at 2560 x 1600. The great thing is that least I have a backup GPU

    - LEPA G1600 PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817494006
    I still have the Silverstone ST1500, but after reading this review got the LEPA G1600. This thing is one heck of a stable beast !!!

    - Xeon X5690 CPUs
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=XE-X5690

    - OWC Mercury Accelsior 240SSD (PCI-E RAID SSD) - VERY FAST !!!

    - Sonnet GE1000 LA-E PCI-E card and nothing else.
    http://www.buy.com/prod/sonnet-prest...l?listingId=-1
    (The only other exception is using the Rosewill RC-401-EX (last price was at: $14.00); which is identical in every way to the Sonnet card, but it's no longer available)

    With my older X5680 (ES CPU) setup (using 10.7.2) I was able to get my personal high GB score of 34,771. But again, since I was having too many issues with it keeping it stable I (like I already mentioned), took Tutor's advice and installed my original copy of Mac OS X 10.6.3 and upgraded only to 10.6.7, with all the other replaced and proper parts and things are running just fine now, with my highest GB (UC'ing) score of 33,075 !!! Found here:

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/941039

    I'm going to hopefully see if Tutor can help me UC these CPUs further (as even he says that I should be able to get even more off my scoring than his top score as he has 2 x X5680s and I have 2 x X5690s). If we can make that happen, then that would be great. If I can't, then I'm still grateful for all the help from everyone here (with special BIG-UPS to Tutor !!!), and I'm still left with a screamin' machine. So there you have it. If you're wanting any more help then you can PM me if you're seriously interested in this kind of build.

    Lastly, UC'ing is STILL (IMHO) far better than OC'ing as it will make your system more:

    1) Effiecient (only uses it true power when needed; and then some...)
    2) Faster (than typical OC'ing. OC'ing your system to 4.0GHz as opposed to UC'ing to 2.02GHz still makes UC'ing better in it's speed and use)
    3) Cooler (keeps not only your CPUs cooler and extends their life for many years, but also keeps your office much cooler and I LOVE that, as I live here in Houston, TX; and it's HOT enough here already - LOL !!! )

    Again, thanks to all who have helped me with my build !!!

    ------------------------------

    On a side note, I just saw some dude who got a GB of 154,678:

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/946046

    I don't know how he did that as his memory bandwidth performance score alone was: 749566. So something's up; especially since he's only using: 3584 MB 0 MHz DRAM. Somethings really off here. But hey, whatever the glitch, he does have the top score for now. In any case, Tutor (so far is still the KING of his Dual CPU Mac OS X setup at 40,100).
    Where do I find more info about underclocking my SR-2? Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slv335i View Post
    Where do I find more info about underclocking my SR-2? Thanks again.
    It's at the beginning of that long post (that took me an hour to compose) !!! I find that funny. I'm sorry, it's not you, it's just that that link was at the very beginning of the post and I spent so much time on it to be as thorough as I could be, it just threw me off and made me laugh. Again, it's not you. Obviously my post was WAAAAAY TOOOO LOOOONG !!!!! Here's the link once again... Take care...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1333421
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    UNDERCLOCKED Rendering - Geekbench Score: 36,918 / Cinebench 11.5: OpenGL: 50.65 fps, CPU: 22.55 pts

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    nice build i love it ,,,,, is still there raid card issues with THis board SR 2 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNews View Post
    nice build i love it ,,,,, is still there raid card issues with THis board SR 2 ?
    The best SSD set you will ever find is here:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/P...Accelsior/RAID

    you can watch the full review of this amazing SSD PCI card here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTT5tfylS3c

    SUPER FAST and worked right out of the box, no issues. You're going to love this SSD card...

    Now about any other type of SSD Raid type setup, I couldn't tell ya'... but again, this SSD card is a BEAST !!! Hope that answers your question... Later...

    PS - Please give me your full setup on your system if you own an SR-2 setup as well...
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    UNDERCLOCKED Rendering - Geekbench Score: 36,918 / Cinebench 11.5: OpenGL: 50.65 fps, CPU: 22.55 pts

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    SR-2 is not raid card friendly is known issue
    i dont need to use raid ssd card i want raid card for storage backup , i sold the mobo for friend , but im looking for dual Sr x ??

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    The Ultimate EVGA SR-2 Hackintosh... THE HACKINBEAST !!!!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by iNews View Post
    SR-2 is not raid card friendly is known issue
    i dont need to use raid ssd card i want raid card for storage backup , i sold the mobo for friend , but im looking for dual Sr x ??
    About the raid card issue. I'm not facing that issue with the OWC 240GB Mercury Accelsior; works so far and it's fast. About you wanting an SR-X? I don't know much about that system and what it can do. I think someone on here has had some success with it. His name is wearelike. You ought to get in touch with him to find out how his system is doing... Later...
    THE HACKINBEAST = EVGA SR-2/2xX5690's/6870 2GB GPU/48GB Mushkin RAM/LEPA G1600 PSU/Silverstone TJ11 Case
    UNDERCLOCKED Rendering - Geekbench Score: 36,918 / Cinebench 11.5: OpenGL: 50.65 fps, CPU: 22.55 pts

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    The Ultimate EVGA SR-2 Hackintosh... THE HACKINBEAST !!!!!!!


    Well, I wanted to update everyone on what I've been working on and learning. To get all the details please go here (and start with reading Post #276):

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...333421&page=12

    Yes, you're going to have to read all it all the way to Post #375 (WOW !!! That's 99 replies in total), but it's worth it if you have an SR-2 setup and you're wanting to learn underclocking the way Tutor tried to help me with. BDF (Better known as BrainDeadMac) took over and spent the rest of the time helping me everyday until I got to where I needed to be. I really appreciate what both these men did because I was able to reach a personal best GB score of: 36,085 & CB score: OpenGL: 43.64 / CPU: 22.55. Best of all it running stable !!!

    My hope is that this will help anyone to take it even further in their UC'ing skills with their EVGA SR-2 mobo setup to out perform any Mac Pro out there and give you OVER 50% to 70% performance at less than 1/3 the cost.

    ...and isn't that whole reason why we built these things anyway? Later...
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    THE HACKINBEAST = EVGA SR-2/2xX5690's/6870 2GB GPU/48GB Mushkin RAM/LEPA G1600 PSU/Silverstone TJ11 Case
    UNDERCLOCKED Rendering - Geekbench Score: 36,918 / Cinebench 11.5: OpenGL: 50.65 fps, CPU: 22.55 pts

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    #50

    The Ultimate EVGA SR-2 Hackintosh... THE HACKINBEAST !!!!!!!


    This is one amazing build congrats and I hope that is stays stable!!!
    Wrighty's build Core i5 2500k Gigabyte GA-Z68-XP-UD3, XFX 6870 Dual fan

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