- Aug 9, 2011
- Asrock Z97-E ITX/ac
- Core i3-4150
- GeForce GTX 550 Ti
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Asrock Z97E-ITX/ac Motherboard
Intel Core i3-4150 CPU
8GB (4x2) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 DDR3 Ram
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Card
Cooler Master Elite 130 Case
Apple 23" Cinema HD Display (ADC)
Apple DVI to ADC Adapter
Samsung 20" 1080p Monitor
Apple Wired Keyboard
Logitech Wired USB Mouse
Behringer U-Control UCA222 Audio Interface
Hammond SK1 61-key Portable Keyboard
Novation Mininova Analog Modeling Synthesizer
The idea of the build came from having a beautiful Apple Cinema Display I used to use with my PowerMac G4s. It's been sitting unused for a few years now due to the proprietary Apple Display Connector (ADC). Basically all I needed was a new desktop and a DVI to ADC adapter in order to use with a generic graphics card.
I'm also a musician- mostly mess around on Logic with my Hammond and Novation keyboards, so I have a super budget Behringer interface. I would definitely recommend something nicer for fine production. Ideas for interfaces here.
This build is a Haswell spare parts rig based around a Asrock Z97 ITX motherboard, a Core i3 CPU, and a GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card. It's a very standard install based on UniBeast and MultiBeast post-installation only.
I'll edit this post with screenshots when I can- the settings are pretty much Optimized Defaults and reboot.
Making the UniBeast USB Thumb Drive
Use the tonymacx86 guide UniBeast: Install OS X Sierra on Any Supported Intel-based PC. Note: your USB Thumb drive needs to have 7.63 GB of free space to build the UniBeast installation thumb drive. Otherwise, you'll need a 16GB USB thumb drive which is a better size so you can load the following applications for use in the post installation phase:
MultiBeast for Sierra which you can probably put on a 8GB USB thumb drive, but that's about it
EFI Mounter V3
Clover Configurator for fine tuning
This particular Asrock motherboard requires a special fix to use Clover's UEFI mode otherwise the SSD may not be visible as a boot option. The fix is to log into Clover's UEFI Shell and manually select Clover's .efi boot file. The method is expertly outlined here.
In summary, glad to be able to use this amazing Apple monitor with it's horrible proprietary Apple Display Connector!
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