Okay here I sit at 2 a.m. with my newly modded mini-tower running Catalina 10.15.1 (yea !).
Modding this old project system was entertaining as the GA Z97N WiFi motherboard with the i7-4770K CPU is a macOS compatible pair. The mod was to take AIO cpu cooler off, slice away that upper portion...
Yes that is the part. I have seen the 4 into 1 SATA cable elsewhere on the web, but never the "Link" device.
If you go this way, you will need the Apple cabe assembly for the 4 HDD drive slots as it has the correct connector to mate to the "Link".
I have been cleaning up around my house and trying to down size my collection of project systems. We are getting ready to move and in this case "less is more" (good).
To that end, I have been trying to sell this mini tower system without success. That got me to thinking that selling does not...
More on the M.2 device cooler:
One of the great things about building systems for yourself is that you can justify doing it right no matter how long it takes (or costs). Having the M.2 system drives run hot is something that has bugged me for several years. This is the first time that I...
RandomNumber I am just now planning to update one of my systems to Catalina. I will post my results on my EX58 system in due time. I just need to gain a little experience with Catalina before jumping into my older systems.
Edit 1: When i install Catalina onto the EX58 system, I will clone...
So here I sit trying to decide how to proceed.
The Last-Best is performing great. It was going to be my last project system. However I am not happy with the final form.
The temptation to do another project (Last-Best-Plus) is weighing heavily on me.
On an early test of the mostly complete case I be came concerned with how much heat was being held in the upper area of the case.
So this is the mod to the case design. I moved the HDPLEX PSU units downward to make a little space at the top of the case. I added windows to the panels, added...
Well it has been a long time and I have only good feelings about the M8. It should be an easy hack if you install High Sierra 10.13.6 using the TonyMacX86 tools. Your Nvidia 960 is not supported in Mojave but is supported in High Sierra by using the Nvidia Web drivers.
Well I no longer have an original HDD tray, the one that I do have is modded to accept SATA drives. However the mounting holes should be the same as in this photo of the bottom of my modded unit. The holes accept M3 screws.
And ignore the two round feet that are present (from some other...
Currently have the system components installed and the cables to the HDPLEX AC-DC and HDPLEX DC-DC fitted. I fabricated another multifunction power/reset switch which includes the power LED and drive activity LED.
As seen here, I ran the system for an hour and it did get a little warm as I...
And worked on the front and rear panels yesterday. Both blank panels are now mounted and ready to start cutting the features openings.
I do have to go online and shop for USB 3 bulkhead mount dual ports as used in several of my past builds.
More to follow,
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I made up a hole drill guide from 0.5 inch aluminum angle stock.
I also made up an inner core size ABS plastic 4 sided box to aid in holding the parts for drilling.
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