2002 eMac G4 700 -> 2013 eHack i3 Ivy Bridge

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  1. mykuls

    mykuls

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    Sep 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM #1
    mykuls

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    eHack i3-
    GA-H77N-WIFI

    66225-a.jpg


    Components:
    eMac 700mhz G4
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=emac&_sacat=0&_from=R40

    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233365

    GIGABYTE GA-H77N-WIFI
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128567

    Intel Core i3-3225
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116774

    SEDNA - 2 Port USB 3.0 + 2 Port USB 2.0 3.5" Floppy Bay Front Panel
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1JM0GZ6135

    FSP Group 220W Mini ITX/ Flex ATX 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104080

    SAMSUNG 840 Series 2.5" 250GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147189

    Microsoft 4YH-00006 White 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 800 dpi Mouse (I love the look of the eMac mouse, but too old)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105508

    2 USB 3.0 A Male to A Female Port Cable 1 FT.
    2 Panel Mount USB A Female to USB A Male 1 ft.
    1 Panel Mount CAT 5e Networking Cable 1 ft.
    1 Panel Mount HDMI Female to Male 1 ft.
    http://shop.sgwelectronics.com

    HEADPHONE & MICROPHONE 1/8 - PANEL F TO 2X5 F
    FrontX

    Gigaware USB Travel Speakers
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=16122146

    eMac Swivel Stand DV Warehouse

    Already Owned:
    Kogi 17" LCD monitor
    Various old PC cases to cut and salvage from
    OS X 10.8.4https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-mountain-lion/id537386512?mt=12

    Tools Used:
    Soldering iron
    Rockwell BladeRunner
    http://www.amazon.com/Rockwell-RK7321-BladeRunner-Wall-Mount/dp/B004AHKUY0

    Irwin metric tap and die set
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Irwin-Metric-Tap-and-Die-Set-12-Piece-1765541/202214133

    Comments:
    This post pretty much is signaling the completion of my eHack project documented here: "eHack" [In Progress]
    OS X 10.8.4 is running without problems. The motherboard, processor and ram are from the mac mini build, so installation and Multibeast was no problem at first. On first boot, and since following an update, I have had to boot to safe mode to add/re-add a Graphics Mode string to the boot plist. That is detailed in the build page noted at the beginning of this paragraph. Currently I have not added a hz number, but it doesn't seem to need it.

    Since there is an SSD and no optical drive, the machine is quite quiet despite what some had said about the eMac's fan. It is not that loud. Perhaps being plugged into a PC fan header has slowed it down. I should really check temps, fans, etc. Haven't done that yet on either of my Hacks.

    Next step is to find a home for this guy so I can use it. May end up at parents, or at work.

    So here are some pics...
    IMG_1343.jpg IMG_1344.jpg IMG_1346.jpg IMG_1351.jpg front usb.jpg


    and on to the next project after Haswell (and maybe Mavericks) gets sorted out...
    IMG_1354.jpg
    Apple IIgs. The first computer that I bought on my own. Mine was thrown out about 5 years ago, but I found this clean empty case on eBay. I am already mocking it up for a mini itx and flex power supply. There may be a front panel in the works for this one too, but they are all black or silver now. Stay tuned!

     
  2. Dj.Soul

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    Sep 3, 2013 at 6:41 PM #2
    Dj.Soul

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    Pretty Awesome, one question though. How did you change your "About this Mac"?
    My hackintosh stills shows "Mac Pro, Early 2008".
     
  3. Stork

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    Sep 3, 2013 at 11:09 PM #3
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  4. mykuls

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    Sep 4, 2013 at 2:14 AM #4
    mykuls

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    Thanks. I got pretty much all my info about changing the "About this Mac" from the page Stork referred to.
     
  5. rehpotsirhc

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    Sep 4, 2013 at 3:34 PM #5
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    Very cool build, I have a few 17" monitors laying around and I think this would be a great use for one of them. What are you using for fans? I assume that the stock bottom rear fan is an intake, but do you have an exhaust fan anywhere?
     
  6. mykuls

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    Sep 4, 2013 at 6:17 PM #6
    mykuls

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    Thanks. i have just the eMac case fan which is blowing out, and CPU and PSU fans.
     
  7. rehpotsirhc

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    Sep 4, 2013 at 7:55 PM #7
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    From the pics in your build thread it appears that the fan is exhausting air from underneath the motherboard tray, how are your temps with this setup?
     
  8. mykuls

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    Sep 4, 2013 at 9:01 PM #8
    mykuls

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    Sorry for any confusion, that is an old pic with the old fan which I had the upside down and had to replace anyhow(broke a blade on my index finger, OUCH!). I ended up finding the eMac service manual online to help out with little things like that. I never fired up the eMac before i took it apart, so i don't know which way the fan was blowing beforehand. It definitely blows air outward. There are plenty of vents above to draw in air I think.

    I have yet to test temps. Don't I need to install certain things in Multibeast to get the HW monitors to work? FakeSMC? Haven't done that. I will gladly do that once i figure it out.

    Mike
     
  9. rehpotsirhc

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    Sep 5, 2013 at 6:05 AM #9
    rehpotsirhc

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    FakeMSC is how to get HW monitoring to work. If you don't have a windows install and can't use Prime95 you may want to try and max out your CPU with a few terminal tricks to see where your temps max out; I used this guide for that http://osxdaily.com/2012/10/02/stress-test-mac-cpu/
     
  10. mykuls

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    Sep 5, 2013 at 11:57 PM #10
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    These are the temps from HW monitor. Machine was just taken out of sleep. Haven't tried the tricks on the link you posted yet.
    Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 6.53.58 PM.png
     

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