- Jun 13, 2017
- GA H110MSTX HD3
- RX 560
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Budget G5 'No Rear Cut' — BluEye — Gaming
Dell 7010 — i7 3770 — RX 560
Dell 7010 — i7 3770 — RX 560
Dell Optiplex 7010 motherboard LGA 1155 P#: 773VG, KRC95, YXT71, GY6Y8, KV62T, W2F8G, 0773VG, 0KRC95, 0YXT71, 0GY6Y8, 0KV62T or 0W2F8G. eBay
Intel Core i7-3770 ‘Ivy Bridge’ Base 3.4GHz, Turbo 3.9GHz. HD4000. eBay
Dell OptiPlex 7010 CPU Cooling Fan & Heatsink P/N. eBay
MSI Radeon RX 560 AERO ITX 4G OC 128 bit GDDR5. eBay — Newegg — Amazon
2 Noctua NF-B9 redux 1600 92mm case fan 3 pin. Newegg
1 Dell Optiplex 7010/9010 MT power button cable. eBay
2 Coboc Model SC-SATA3-18-LL-BK 18" SATA III 6Gb/s Data Cable w/Latch,Black. Newegg
1 SilverStone Black Sleeved 1-to-2 Sleeved PWM Fan Splitter Cable. Newegg
1 USB 3.0 Back Panel Expansion Bracket to 20-Pin Header Cable (2-Port). eBay
2 Computer Fan Connector Adapter Extension cables 5 pin to 4 pin. eBay
Dell Optiplex 3010, 7010, 9010, 990, 390 Desktop 250W Power Supply. eBay
HP EX920 M.2 256GB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D TLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive. Newegg — Amazon — Ebay
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 580 DirectX 12 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card. eBay — Newegg
CX Series™ CX750M — 750 Watt 80 PLUS® Bronze Certified Modular ATX PSU. Newegg
Fenvi FV-T919 Wireless Dual Band AC1750 PCIe Wifi Adapter. Newegg
2 Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD. Newegg
Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800). Newegg
Hi tonymacx86 Community. This is my first Hackintosh build!. I was given two Apple PowerMac G5s and used the dual 2GHz model, shown below. Keeping within a budget of $300, I Followed trs96 excellent [Guide] Install High Sierra or Mojave on the Dell Optiplex 7010 / 9010 Desktop PC - Revision II as my tutorial. I already owned the two Samsung EVO SSDs and network card from my first Hackintosh, a HP 6300pro MT. My goal was to see if I can build a Hack on a budget without cutting the case, especially the rear!. There are a lot of G5 tutorials out there that have cut the beautiful case, I wanted to show that it's possible without cutting. Don't cut the case!.
One of the reasons I picked this board was the PCIe x16 (Wire x4), blue box. After reading Super-cheap NVMe fusion drive using Dell 7010 Q77 motherboard Thread by Petri Chron. I discovered that if you have a SATA drive with Clover installed and a NVMe drive in the PCIe x16 (X4) slot via an adapter. And you then add NvmExpressDxe driver into EFI/Drivers/UEFI folder. You will be able to 'see' the NVMe drive in CBM, and install macOS on it.
There's nothing I can add to trs96 excellent [Guide] Install High Sierra or Mojave on the Dell Optiplex 7010 / 9010 Desktop PC - Revision II. His guide has you completely covered, well written and concise.
Super-cheap NVMe fusion drive using Dell 7010 Q77 motherboard Thread by Petri Chron
[Guide] Install High Sierra or Mojave on the Dell Optiplex 7010 / 9010 Desktop PC - Revision II thread by trs96
PowerMac G5 Case Modding Project - mATX & ATX Conversion - Barebones - Mac Pro Alternative Thread by wise-rice
[Guide] HackrNVMeFamily co-existence with IONVMeFamily using class-code spoof thread by RehabMan
[Guide] G5 Front Panel Thread by eelhead
[Guide] BoomR's twist on the G5 Front Panel Thread by BoomR
Is this budget build good for gaming?. My avg play time over a week is about 10 -14 hrs, so I'm not an E-sporter or anything!. Last year I played Destiny 2 on a PS4, it ran at 30 FPS!. It's not a pleasant experience going from Destiny 2 on PC to a console. I was so used to 60 FPS, Medium settings admittedly!, it just looked so much better on this build.
Did I cut the beautiful case at the back?. No!. But in order to install the middle shelf, original fan guard and bottom shelf, I had to cut, it's not noticeable!.