First build! Unlike a lot of first build posters, I've waited until my machine is nearly complete to post here, because I've see the abandoned threads filled with dusty pics of the shells of old Macs that never got filled with actual Hackintoshes. Now, while I'm not 100% up and running and there are still a card reader and an SSD rack to add, I'm booted to a Sierra desktop. Initially I intended to hack a PowerMac G5 case that I have, but decided I'd rather make my initial mistakes on this old G4 given to me by a friend years ago, along with the original Cinema Display you'll see in pics later. Little did I realize that a Sawtooth mod is more difficult that an PMG5 mod! I'm skipping the pics of the original case and innards. You've all seen those. Instead, here's a pic of Indigo Mountain and Sawtooth Lake at the foot of it. This build will replace a 2008 Mac Mini running El Cap. It serves as my whole house audio over AirPlay server, my NO-IP.com client, and most importantly, as my Indigo home automation system. Indigo is a Mac-only HA solution that's amazingly flexible and highly recommended to anyone interested in HA who has an old Mac lying around. Sounds like you guys! From what this has to do, you can see that there's not much in terms of graphics that's required. Indigo didn't really tax my Mini, so I don't expect processor usage to be all that high. I may even be able to move my security camera software over to this machine, instead of another mini that also runs Plex. In fact, I may be able to move my Plex server to it to. Since my graphics needs are paltry, I'm staying with onboard graphics. Currently I plan a PCI wifi card and a FireWire card, but I haven't even purchased those yet. Though I do have an old AirPort card from a 2008 MacBook I may buy an adapter for. I chose an i5 because it seems a good mix of price and performance as well as the lower wattage making the awkward cooling in a Sawtooth less of an issue. I chose the GA-Z170M-D3H because, well, frankly there are posters who are active here who just installed one and I got some help from them. So here are parts, and then on to the next post before this gets too long and I lose something. Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel Z170 Micro ATX DDR4 Motherboards GA-Z170M-D3H Intel Boxed Core I5-6600 FC-LGA14C 3.30 Ghz 6 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I56600 Silicon Power SP SSD Upgrade Kit, 2.5" SP120GBSS3S55S27 (Got this one because it was a Deal of the Day.) Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz (PC4-24000) C15 Memory Kit - Black 120pcs 20CM Multicolored 40pin Male to Female, 40pin Male to Male, 40pin Female to Female Breadboard Jumper Wires Ribbon Dupont Cables Kit EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR (DON'T get this one! It doesn't match up well with the Sawtooth back, and it seems a little noisy to me. It's also not modular. My mistake.) Silverstone Tek Sleeved Extension Power Supply Cable with 1 x 8-Pin to EPS12V 8-Pin Connector (PP07-EPS8B) Cable Matters 24-Pin ATX Motherboard Power Supply M/F Extension Cable – 12 Inches And I already had a bunch of 5.25 HDDs for a total of 3.5 Tb of storage. Still to arrive: ICY DOCK ExpressCage MB322SP-B 2 x 2.5” SATA/SAS HDD/SSD to 5.25” Mobile Rack w/ 3.5” HDD/Device Slot Vantec USB 3.0 Multi-Memory Internal Card Reader (UGT-CR935) By the way, the main thing not working yet is NETWORKING. I'm getting the "Connected/Cable Unplugged" issue with Ethernet.