Haximus Pro - Mac Pro Early 2009 - The End.... Shokka9's Haximus Pro: Mac Pro Case Mod Asus Maximus V Gene Motherboard Intel i7 3770K CPU Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler 32GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile RAM 2 x 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 2 x 2TB WD Caviar Green HDD (Sep 12) LG CH10LS28 BlueRay Reader/DVDRW Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 OC 3 Windforce Noctua NF-P12 120mm Case fans Noctua NF-B9 92mm Case Fan for the PCIe mod Seasonic X-460FL Red & Black Single Sleeved PSU cable kit Connectivity Targus ACB10US Bluetooth Dongle - eBay Apple Mac Pro Case Inventory A1289 Mac Pro Case - 922-8890 (no internals, except optical drive cage 922-7729) Processor Cage (with fans & speaker) - 922-8886 Hard Drive Carrier x 4 - 922-8899 SSD Carrier x 2 - 922-8959 Front Panel - 922-8889 PCIe Fan - 922-8884 Lian Li V351 Motherboard Tray Lian Li PSU Mounting Plate Keyboard & Mouse Apple Full Wired Keyboard Apple Wireless Keyboard Apple Trackpad Twelve South Magic Wand Miscellaneous & Tips Dremel Tool Cutting Discs for Dremel Braided cables Jumper Cables Introduction Ok, let's begin at the start. This is my first real Hackintosh attempt. So, for the last 3-4 months, I have been buying parts, modding the Mac Pro case, and then all of a sudden, we end up here: Within touching distance of the end. Which is getting closer, after deciding to re do the whole thing, but again with a motherboard tray. It looks neater, and guarantees the board is level etc, quickly. My reason behind doing this, was to have a powerful machine. To be able to work in intensive applications such as Cinema4D and other design based apps. However, when it came to choosing a case, I was not left with many options. I don't think anybody can argue the fact that the Apple Mac Pro case (even the older G5's and earlier) are built to an extremely high standard. So, I decided to make my Hackintosh in a Mac Pro case, as I feel there is nothing in the PC market that is of any quality that comes close to the Mac Pro case. Yes, I like quality things, who doesn't. What makes it crazy, is then taking a Dremel tool to it! Let the modding begin! I am no stranger to modding things, almost everything I own is customized to some extent. So, for me, this was something I could get my hands dirty with. My Goals I wanted the build to look like a Mac Pro from the outside, and also the inside (as much I could). So I decided quite early on that I wanted the HDD carriers, and the Processor Cage in order to make this work. Thanks for taking the time to read this, it's much appreciated. UPDATE November 2015 Okay, I thought it would be great to have a little place where I could add my updates regarding new OS X versions. A few days ago, I upgraded to El Capitan. The actual update was fairly easy, as I use Clover. So, I added the SIP lines in my config.plist, and moved the kexts to 10.11 (and other). Updated quite effortlessly to be honest and booted as expected. I noticed immediately that I was missing some USB ports, but that wasn't massively causing me any issues. The main issue for me, was iMessage. This decided not to work; so in my haste, I ended up deleted a keychain plist (as well as many other iMessage, iCloud things as I tried to fix my iMessage issue). Rebooted, and straight away, I knew there were issues as Keychain was popping up like mad, asking for passwords for lots of processes. I tried my password, it would not accept it........so I nuked the installation. I then made a USB bootable pen with Clover and began from the very beginning (again).... see the next post for an updated guide.