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  1. minihack

    Guide Dell Optiplex 9030 All in One

    Overview The Optiplex 9030 is a 23" All in One system based on Haswell processors. It comes in two main different types: Integrated graphics type and a variation with AMD R7 A265. This guide is just for the integrated graphics HD4600 and HD4400 version. I cannot recommend this enough as a...
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    Budget all in one build - Lenovo M73z

    NOTE: Now running on 10.14.2 as well as 10.13.5 exact same method and kexts. Current system Spec: i7 4770s + 16GB RAM + SAMSUNG EVO 850 1TB SSD (10.14.2) and IRONWOLF 4TB HDD ( 10.13.5 ) I had been having some issues with my genuine Macs and needed a good solid substitute machine for my work...
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    Gigabyte Brix Bxpi3-4010u using External GPU (eGPU)

    Components GIGABYTE GA-BXPi3—4010u. This was purchased new from eBay UK seller for £120 V8.0 EXP GDC Beast Laptop External Independent Video Card Dock Mini PCI-E — Purchased for £40...
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    Beware of cheap mini power supplies....

    Many people use the original PicoPSU (which is a trademark of Mini-Box). These supplies made in the USA and with authorised distributors have good backup and have been proven over the years. As with many things, Chinese makers find their ways around patents (or sometimes infringe them) to make...
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    UK - eBuyer deal on Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXPi3-4010

    http://www.ebuyer.com/625819-gigabyte-brix-gb-bxpi3-4010-barebone-pc-with-built-in-projector-gb-bxpi3-4010?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products&gclid=CPOy-73km8YCFc7HtAodcaoNZg This is for the Brix with built in pico projector. While it has been reported that no-one has managed to get the...
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    400w-500w PicoBox PSU

    To avoid cluttering or hijacking the thread over in the Powermac G4 Cube section I thought I would put up findings about this psu here. The PSU in question is the X7-ATX-500 that I first mentioned here. I ordered it as did NeilHart and Neil has carried out his own testing which sadly it...
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    Laser Hive stuff on promotion until midnight Cyber Monday

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    Minihack’s Build: Haswell i5-4250U NUC BOXD54250WYKH1 - 8GB RAM

    Minihack’s Build: Haswell i5-4250U NUC BOXD54250WYKH1 - 8GB RAM Components Intel NUC BOXD54250WYKH1 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HZDLNWO/ 8GB Crucial RAM http://www.amazon.com/dp/ Apple OS X Mavericks @ Mac Apps Store...
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    Haswell Mac Mini

    This is my Haswell NUC mod inside my Mac Mini case. The mod was great fun to do, as I had to re-think things several times on exactly what, where, how. The result though is a stunning little box inspired by the original Mac Mini, but brought up to date. The conversion process can be...
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    Gigabyte Brix Projector!

    Just saw this: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4779#ov Now that looks like a nice combination product…. Who is going to be buying one of these for OS X? Maybe do a rebody perhaps into one of the old style Mac Mini cases too for a super cool case mod…...
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    OpenBeam

    These parts available based on a kick-starter initiative provide an excellent way to build cases from scratch, make sliding motherboard trays and generally build stuff. See the official website here. I shall be using these parts in my new mod -...
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    NUC in a Mac Mini case

    This is not yet an active build log, but it will be…..as I have one of the mid 2010 type Mac Mini cases coming from Hong Kong ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281296801123?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 ) for me to do something with. It is the server model of case and so does...
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    An alternative to using a trash can

    This is not a build thread, but just wanted to post this up as perhaps another option for people who are thinking about making a Mac Pro 2013 look-a-like. You can buy acrylic cylinders such as this one...
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    Haswell NUC HDMI audio

    First, thank you to SJ_Underwater for getting a compile on the new Haswell DSDT, Toleda for patching and Rehabman for advice over on the DSDT thread. I woke up this morning to a first HDMI DSDT - excellent. Here are the results of me trying it. DP on the NUC is port 6, HDMI is port 5. DP...
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    Haswell NUC DSDT - help needed

    Hi, I am working on the new i5 Haswell NUC and want to get the DSDT to be able to compile. The compile errors though have got me beaten so far. I have attached the virgin DSDT from the NUC - all suggestions/help welcomed. Errors are: Intel ACPI Component Architecture ASL Optimizing...
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    Airplay Device can cause HDMI Audio dropouts (eyetv/VLC etc)

    This is mainly a post for information for anyone thinking they have faulty HDMI connections or that something is wrong with their audio configuration It seems to be a feature of Airplay that some applications scan for the presence of devices and while that is happening HDMI audio drops out...
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    Worlds first fully water cooled Cube….

    Summary This is my latest Cube mod and most challenging. It started out as "I wonder if a Cube can be water cooled?" and grew by stages into what you see here as a final result. Some might say that it has been modded so much that it is no longer a Cube. I stick by it though as to me it has...
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    Ivy Bridge NUCs - seriously cheap now!

    After looking into the Haswell NUCs (which are expensive and at the moment have no successful OS X installs) I was browsing Amazon UK and see the old generation are being sold off at huge discounts. I am seriously tempted to get one just for fun. Example for £189 in the UK you can get this i3...
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    Minihack Mac Pro mod

    This case conversion has a few different things in it. It has a full ATX format and a full ATX power supply integrated into the backplate. The front IO is replaced with a new IO kit based on a Lian Li front panel kit and has USB3, eSATA, headphones and mic. It has an all in one cooling...
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    What is highest resolution display you can use with Haswell display port??

    On my H87 build I want to be able to use a MacBook Pro Retina display using this adapter for the onboard displayport: http://dp2mbpr.rozsnyo.com I have got the display working fine under Ubuntu using the onboard display port, but cannot boot in OS X as chameleon gives the deadbeef not...
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