Mac mini duo

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  1. kajaba

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    Nov 25, 2013 #1
    kajaba

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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
     

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  2. neilhart

    neilhart Moderator

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    Dec 16, 2013 #2
    neilhart

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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
    neil
     
  3. MacTester57

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    Dec 25, 2013 #3
    MacTester57

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    Cool idea! :thumb up:

    MacTester
     
  4. Mörkö

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    Dec 25, 2013 #4
    Mörkö

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    Wow :clap:
     
  5. Lexxar

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    Jan 1, 2014 #5
    Lexxar

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    Nice idea. Where exactly did you get the case from?
     
  6. Going Bald

    Going Bald Moderator

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    Jan 2, 2014 #6
    Going Bald

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    Read closer - it is made from 2 Mac Mini aluminum cases
     
  7. awraynor

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    Jan 2, 2014 #7
    awraynor

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    Great for first project for sure.
     
  8. Lexxar

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    Jan 2, 2014 #8
    Lexxar

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    Yeah i get that. But thats not the answer to the question where he purchased the 2nd case from china.
     
  9. eelhead

    eelhead Super Moderator

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    Jan 7, 2014 #9
    eelhead

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    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.
     
  10. Lexxar

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    Jan 13, 2014 #10
    Lexxar

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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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