G4 Tower Build (Sawtooth)

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  1. graphicstation

    graphicstation

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    Oct 17, 2016 at 10:43 PM #41
    graphicstation

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    Update Audio/Video
    (I hope, until my next project for the Cube : )

    - Crazy, but changing system from 17,1, to 14,2 OS now recogonizes my graphics card FINALLY, and is using NVIDIA drivers. Says ECC is not compatible with my 970 card, the default resolution looks great but of course I need better glasses now : ) the scaled options don't display as well, as I am using a ASLIS widescreen monitor - AND - HDMI audio is now working!!! Thanks to all the other users in this site that helped me get there!

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    Oct 27, 2016 at 7:51 PM #42
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    Benchmarking OSX Sierra
    For this I used the Heaven tool (see Tony's graphics page for downloading ).

    Thought this was an outstanding tool (could not stop watching the animations : ), here's my results first with running with settings cranked up to Ultra, then running Medium settings. Looks like good results to me, but haven't seen exact same build/settings to compare them to.

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    Oct 31, 2016 at 2:46 PM #43
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    Compare and Shop
    Thought I'd do a spec comparison on what I built (images on left) verses the costs of Apple's two high-end Mac Pro machines that costs between $3000-$4000 USD. My estimated cost (including Mobo $145, Power Supply, $59.99 and WIFI Card, $124.99 not shown here) $1235.97!

    There were some other small costs for things I didn't have, like tools such as a dremel, and of course not cost for a case since this was a mod on my old G4 PowerMac Tower.

    Compare Processor
    $299 (for i7)

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    Memory
    32 GB $165 Total

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    Graphics
    GeForce GTX 970 $280

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    Storage (I have a combo of Solid State Drives and HD for a dual boot system, below are costs just for the Mac. Compare-Storage.png
    Samsung SSD 250GB $89.99
    WD Blue 2TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB $72.00
     
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    Nov 8, 2016 at 3:50 AM #44
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    The making of, my Hackintosh.

     
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    Dec 21, 2016 at 3:43 AM #45
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    My build is very similar to yours, and comes all in the mail friday. pumped.
    I'm going for 980 TI eVGA SC+ ACX 2.0
    I7 6700+
    h100i v2 liquid cooling
    same ddr4 3200 RAM 16gb
    Same motherboard

    this will be my first hackintosh. Can't wait to build it and spend 12 hours on the forums figuring out how to make it work >_<! :D
    I need the bios settings, etc. By any chance do you have pictures of all your settings/configs?
     

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