Hacman's MiNi ITX Build

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  1. hacman

    hacman

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    Nov 27, 2012 at 5:40 PM #1
    hacman

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    Hacman's H77N-WiFi Build

    Hacman's MiNi ITX Build : Core i5 3570 - H77N-WiFi - MSI N450 GTS - CM Elite 120
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    Components:


    Intel Core i5-3570 Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087EVHTE/

    Motherboard GA-H77N-WIFI
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009JDTWVC/

    Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 Ports and Long Video Card Support
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008R524GS/

    OCZ Technology 128GB Vertex 4 Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.amazon.comdp/B007R1FH3K/

    OS X Mountain Lion[/FONT][/COLOR]
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-mountain-lion/id537386512?ls=1&mt=12


    Already Owned

    Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" LED LCD Monitor - 16:10
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JN9310/

    LaCie d2 Quadra v3 Hard Disk 2 TB eSATA/FireWire800/USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 301543U (Aluminum)
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050SI9OG/

    G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600MHz 240-Pin PC3-12800 Desktop Memory
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HZG4ZO/

    Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0033Z2BAQ/

    Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply TX650
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LB5AZY/

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DLDTAE/

    Apple Magic Trackpad
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003XIJ3MW/


    Comments

    Background
    I was totally ignorant of computer hardware before I made my first build : Core 2 DUO -G31 ES2L- 9400 GT. of HACKINTOSH in 2009, with the help of iBoot and MultiBeast Guide. It was a finest experience of Hackintosh even with that virgin attempt .

    I was compelled to learn hardware for Hackintosh installation . The tonymacx86.com and other websites and blogs helped me gain confidence on Motherboard, CPU, Graphic Card etc. Also that tempted me to attempt on a Hackintosh Assembly.

    My knowledge of hardware got completed in two months with But, I am proud to claim that now I can install a HACKINTOSH on any PC . I owe this credit to tonymacx86.com. Site only. Though I was continuing with successful attempts on I generation , II generation Build's .

    I had one seizing dream , that was MINI ITX BUILD, which would cover powerfully HACKINTOSH + Gaming on Windows.These best and cheap release of core i3 IVY Bridge and Cooler Master Elite 120 have kickstarted my dream build. I started realizing my dream with theses releases.

    Installation setup using: http://www.tonymacx86.com/mountain-...-customac-mini-2012-guide-notes-progress.html

    all works fine with DSDT free :D


    Apple Logo:
    I longed that my dream build should consist of a Glowing Apple Logo.I have hack sawed the front case panel befitting an apple logo(using an old broken Mac Book as a template) and affixed an apple logo made of white fibre plate. The same was fixed behind the cooler master front case . I have set a Led behind the cooler master fan. That was all and my dream build has become a reality.

    All those , without whose support and guidance this dream still would have been a dream only;My sincere thanks and acknowledgment to them:tony and macman , stork , Going Bald, eelhead, Lnx2Mac, toleda :headbang:

    FAQs:
    • Why did I choose cooler master cabinet?
    Cheaper, Low Heating Property, Low Noise, Easy availability in our area.
    • Why did I opt for i3 3220 instead of i3 3225?
    I have gone for dedicated graphics instead of integrated graphics as also to reduce the cost of the build.

    Build Pictures:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90402409@N07/sets/72157632090938026/

    Useful thread:
    http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=20872&start=0
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/hdmi-audio/70765-mountain-lion-hdmi-audio.html
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/dsdt/31716-guide-creating-your-own-dsdt-most-boards.html

    Edit:
    GTX 560 TI and i3 3220 that I sold off and now upgrade to i5 3570 :D Graphics card looking for an 6xx card.
    meanwhile using my old graphics card GTS 450 :)


    My mini ITX Build - GOLD AT A DIME’S COST ! :headbang:
     

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  2. jmpa

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    Nov 27, 2012 at 7:32 PM #2
    jmpa

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    Nice setup :D

    That motherboard is really nice!
     
  3. hacman

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    Nov 27, 2012 at 7:36 PM #3
    hacman

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    thank you :D
     
  4. HyperMac5

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    Nov 27, 2012 at 8:44 PM #4
    HyperMac5

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    nice! I'm building a mini itx too, but I'll be using an i5 instead. What made you decide to get the i3? Should I?
     
  5. hacman

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    Nov 28, 2012 at 2:49 AM #5
    hacman

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    Runs cool and quiet , low power usage ,
    Clocked at 3.3 GHz Hyper threading , Cost effective , Fast enough. :thumbup:
     
  6. thierry37

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    Feb 1, 2013 at 11:48 PM #6
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    Nice build.
    Did you manage to get your new GPU ?
     
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    Feb 12, 2013 at 9:20 PM #7
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    Very nice case. It is rival to the Prodigy case.
     
  8. SamAxe

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    Feb 12, 2013 at 9:58 PM #8
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    —How did you accomplish the lighting effect on the front?
     
  9. hacman

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    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:42 PM #9
    hacman

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    just mark and cut the front panel , remove stock front fan and add CM fan with blue LED :D
     
  10. hacman

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    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:43 PM #10
    hacman

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    thank you :D
     

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