MOST POWERFUL CUBE BUILD EVER - Intel Kaby Lake i7 - Apple Power Mac G4 Cube Build

Discussion in 'PowerMac G4 Cube' started by Fallen, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Fallen

    Fallen

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Mobo:
    Arctic Accelero S1 PLUS
    CPU:
    ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Jan 11, 2017 at 12:06 PM #1
    Fallen

    Fallen

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Mobo:
    Arctic Accelero S1 PLUS
    CPU:
    ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Hey Im trying to build a G4 cube with the lastest Intel Processor, Kaby Lake. Its a 20$ difference from Skylake so why not;)
    I haven't used this website since 2009/2010 when I build my first hackintosh, really glad this place is active:). I fell in love with the idea after MacTester57's build ended up in my recommendation box on youtube and I knew I had to build one.Getting started I Already order my Cube off eBay for 80$ (which was a steal for its condition). After reading the forums this is what I came up with for my built:

    edit: upgraded almost every component of the build 02/15/17

    - Intel Kaby Lake i5 7700 - 65 watt
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0L41N7/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    - Samsung 960 Evo 1000gb SSD M.2
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYFKJR7/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    - ASUS ROG STRIX Z270I GAMING LGA 1151
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132954

    - *Evga Geforce 1060 6GB SC - Max watts 120
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IPVSLTC/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    - Cryorig C7 CR-C7A Top Flow CPU Heatsink 47mm
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0177GTV9U/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Single DDR4 2400 MT/s
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0198X44VA/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    - *HD Plex 300w PSU
    http://www.hd-plex.com/HDPLEX-300W-Hi-Fi-DC-ATX-Power-Supply-16V-24V-Wide-Range-Voltage-Input.html

    - Dell PA-9E J211H 240-Watt for PSU
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0097ASHG8/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    -Riser Cable for GPU
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CEIEWU4/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    - Noctua 92 x 14 mm Low-Profile Cooling Fan
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NQM7V2/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    Now for the most exciting part TOUCH SENSOR:
    I've ordered one of these and i'm planning on modding it so it can fit into the case. Not sure how its going to turn out but better than nothing.
    these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FM62DTC/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    I'm building this case for fun, I'm going to mainly use it as a desktop pc, to "search the web" and small work related task. With the potential of video editing and gaming in the future, but most likely not;D

    If you guys have an advice or have anything to say please do ! I would love to know everyones opinion on this as I am a total newbie at all of this, at least for now. I've put hours of research into this and I've only gotten this far, open to anything:)
     
    CaptainKernelPanic likes this.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017
  2. human66

    human66

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    13
    Mobo:
    B150-HD3
    CPU:
    Intel Core i7-6700
    Graphics:
    MSI GTX 1060 6GB
    Mobile Phone:
    Android
    Jan 18, 2017 at 5:06 PM #2
    human66

    human66

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    13
    Mobo:
    B150-HD3
    CPU:
    Intel Core i7-6700
    Graphics:
    MSI GTX 1060 6GB
    Mobile Phone:
    Android
    Hi there! I'm trying to mod a cube too, but i am facing a lot of difficulties due to my shallow knowledge in this area. So i guess we can help each other.
    I don't think gtx 1060 will have a good time there, even with intel's low power consumption cpu due to picopsu's power limit.... besides, nvidia's 1000 series graphics card is not supported by macos at the moment. Plus, uh, i wonder if that passive graphics card cooler will fit inside a cube.
    In case of 7400t or 7500t, i have seen them on ebay, try searching there.
     
  3. Fallen

    Fallen

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Mobo:
    Arctic Accelero S1 PLUS
    CPU:
    ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Jan 19, 2017 at 7:44 AM #3
    Fallen

    Fallen

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Mobo:
    Arctic Accelero S1 PLUS
    CPU:
    ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    I've tried ebay still couldn't find any 7500t or 7700t I even called intel and they said look into there suppliers, none of which have them.

    I've upgraded my PSU to the HDPlex 300w found here: http://www.hd-plex.com/HDPLEX-300W-Hi-Fi-DC-ATX-Power-Supply-16V-24V-Wide-Range-Voltage-Input.html

    Im using this 240W AC adapter with it as well found here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AVMYMUG/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    I also upraded my GPU to the 6GB model here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IPVSGEC/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    So far i have gotten all my parts, I've disassembled everything on Cube, and started modifying the case.

    I used to be an engineer and have access to a lot of equipment my dad has the university that he works at, so the modding shouldn't be too hard to finish up. I'll upload photos as soon as I can

    The GPU cooler did not fit at all, not even close, I could mod it to work but wouldn't be worth it. Also the GPU itself also need to be modified in order to fit into the case, I'm going to have to cut some of the plastic sticking off the back of it off. With this done it would barely fit.

    So far the build is going well. If you need help with anything with your build comment on the thread.

    All opinions are welcome:D
     
  4. human66

    human66

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    13
    Mobo:
    B150-HD3
    CPU:
    Intel Core i7-6700
    Graphics:
    MSI GTX 1060 6GB
    Mobile Phone:
    Android
    Jan 21, 2017 at 2:36 AM #4
    human66

    human66

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    13
    Mobo:
    B150-HD3
    CPU:
    Intel Core i7-6700
    Graphics:
    MSI GTX 1060 6GB
    Mobile Phone:
    Android
    this is one of the most ambitious cube projects that I have ever seen!
    looking forward to seeing some photos and progress!
     
  5. MacTester57

    MacTester57

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    907
    Mobo:
    Z68MX-UD2H-B3, DQ77KB, NUC DC53427HYE, NUC D54250WYKH
    CPU:
    i5-2500K, i3-3225, i7-3770S
    Graphics:
    HD 3000, HD 4000, HD 5000
    Classic Mac:
    iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Feb 4, 2017 at 7:52 AM #5
    MacTester57

    MacTester57

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    907
    Mobo:
    Z68MX-UD2H-B3, DQ77KB, NUC DC53427HYE, NUC D54250WYKH
    CPU:
    i5-2500K, i3-3225, i7-3770S
    Graphics:
    HD 3000, HD 4000, HD 5000
    Classic Mac:
    iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Thanks for the mention. I'm glad, that my video inspired you:


    I think, that this fat GPU will not fit inside the cube. Also keep in mind, that cooling is a critical point in a Cube.

    I would recommend to start without a dedicated GPU and use the integrated GPU instead. They are good enough for most applications nowadays.

    Good luck
    MacTester
     
  6. Fallen

    Fallen

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Mobo:
    Arctic Accelero S1 PLUS
    CPU:
    ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Feb 15, 2017 at 9:32 AM #6
    Fallen

    Fallen

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Mobo:
    Arctic Accelero S1 PLUS
    CPU:
    ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    I'm almost done with the build only thing holding me back is figuring out where to put my fan as there isn't any room:(

    I've also updated my parts list to everything I currently have!
     
  7. ShatteredAvenger

    ShatteredAvenger

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    48
    Mac:
    iMac, Mac Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iBook, iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Mar 14, 2017 at 2:18 PM #7
    ShatteredAvenger

    ShatteredAvenger

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    48
    Mac:
    iMac, Mac Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iBook, iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Did you ever finish this? I'm curious how you managed to pack all this stuff in there without it overheating. Would love to see some pictures!
     
  8. Fallen

    Fallen

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Mobo:
    Arctic Accelero S1 PLUS
    CPU:
    ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Mar 14, 2017 at 9:21 PM #8
    Fallen

    Fallen

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Mobo:
    Arctic Accelero S1 PLUS
    CPU:
    ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    how do i delete this comment;d
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  9. Fallen

    Fallen

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Mobo:
    Arctic Accelero S1 PLUS
    CPU:
    ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Mar 14, 2017 at 9:21 PM #9
    Fallen

    Fallen

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Mobo:
    Arctic Accelero S1 PLUS
    CPU:
    ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Yes I did finish it, I've barely used it or checked the temps on it. I want to get all the numbers from it this week :D and Upload all the photos I can
     
  10. ShatteredAvenger

    ShatteredAvenger

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    48
    Mac:
    iMac, Mac Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iBook, iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Mar 14, 2017 at 11:50 PM #10
    ShatteredAvenger

    ShatteredAvenger

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    48
    Mac:
    iMac, Mac Pro
    Classic Mac:
    iBook, iMac, Power Mac
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    sounds good. I'll have to check back on Friday or Saturday!
     

Share This Page