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eMac hackintosh - eMac II

Joined
Jul 18, 2015
Messages
26
Motherboard
Gigabyte H370N-WIFI
CPU
i5-8600K
Graphics
GTX 1050 Ti
Mac
MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Classic, eMac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Here's my eMac mod I did over winter break. It has an i5-8600k, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 2TB SSHD, and a GTX 1050Ti. The mobo is a GA-H370N-WIFI with a BCM94360CS2 (that won't show up on both mac and windows, can someone help with that?) and it works great. And yes, I am aware that the bezel looks strange since I used hand tools to do it and the blade was really dull :/

also the paint job was pretty difficult but i did learn that using light coats will make it look nicer
part3.jpgpart325.jpgpart375.jpgpart3251.jpgpart_4_graphics_card_by_superlions16.jpgpart_4.5_mobo_by_superlions16.jpgpart_4.25_power_supply_maybe_not_by_superlions16.jpgScreen Shot 2019-01-02 at 5.58.06 PM.png
..And I am still waiting on NVIDIA to release their Mojave web drivers.
Anyways, it doesn't have internal speakers yet and it's a mess of wires in there, and I couldn't manage it very well.
The LCD was an old 5:4 one that came out of a dead school monitor and it works fine with a new board. :)
 
Joined
Jul 18, 2015
Messages
26
Motherboard
Gigabyte H370N-WIFI
CPU
i5-8600K
Graphics
GTX 1050 Ti
Mac
MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Classic, eMac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Nice look with the paint. I can't believe you crammed all of that in there. My eHack is pretty messy inside without the graphics card.

What are your thoughts on the motherboard you used?
Thanks for the feedback! I kinda want to paint it purple, because it's my favorite flavor. The motherboard is good, but the USB3.0 header is highly flawed, as I got one pin to bend back, but the other came off. Luckily, the pin that came off was just the ID pin, and without it the ports will always run at 2.0 speeds, which meets my standards. I did install the original WiFi card and I did go back to Windows 10. Now I am just waiting to find some internal M.2 antennas and also waiting for NVIDIA to release 10.14 drivers.

Also, one more thing about the paint, it's way too cold to spray paint. Ugh, winter weather can be a PAIN
 
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