- Feb 7, 2011
- ASRock H67M-ITX | Asus P7H55M-Pro
- Intel i3 2125 | Intel i5 776
- Intel HD3000 | Asus EAH6850 1GB
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
nomad9's ASRock H67M-ITX | Core i3 2125 | Corsair XMS 8GB RAM |
HDMI Audio | HD3000 Graphics
HDMI Audio | HD3000 Graphics
ASRock H67M-ITX Mini-ITX motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RQAT3G/ || http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157238
Intel Core i3-2125 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005L9D5X4/ || http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115093
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005RUBFAC/ || http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233223
Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003N8GVUY/ || http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145315
MI-008 Tower Black P4 Chassis with 250W Itx Psu+sata Power Supply
Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Drive (BC-12B1ST)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SUO068/ || http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
PPA International 9017V Bluetooth Network Adapter http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009WU66C/
Apple OS X Lion @ Mac Apps Store
TCL L40FHDF12TA 40-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV
Apple Wireless Keyboard
Apple Magic Trackpad
After reading tonymac's Guide on CustoMinis I decided to build one for my bike shop to stream videos and music in from a separate media server. The recommended GA-H76 mobo has been discontinued so I looked around for a board with similar specs and found the ASRock.
I had read a couple different posts on the forums that had great instructions on building a DSDT for boards not in the database, HDMI audio, and another on patched BIOS to enable speedstepping for 1155 boards - see the Credits section below for links to these fine works. Armed with all this information and the parts from Amazon it was time to put the rig together.
The build started with a standard UniBeast install method (http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/10/unibeast-install-mac-os-x-lion-using.html), which went fine. Next I followed saminsakes instructions to extract and patch a DSDT for the forum post listed below. Then used the MultiBeast config show in the screenshot - one exception I did have nullcpu initially installed to get the system to boot but that was removed following the patched BIOS install. System came right up. HD3000 graphics worked OOB.
I came across the ASRock Patched BIOS testing post and jumped on that. Pulled the file down, placed it on a thumb drive, and followed the BIOS flash steps. Rebooted and now have Speedstep working without having to mod any kexts. I mostly shut this rig down when I'm not in the shop, but a quick test of sleep appeared to work.
Final step was to get HDMI Audio working. toleda's multi-part guide provided the secret sauce to get this going. Stepped through the 3 part guide to end up with a fully functional ALC892 HDMI audio rig with 1080p HD3000 graphics.
The system is very quiet - hardly notice it's running unless you get right up next to it. Bootup is nice and quick thanks to the SSD and SATA3. All in all one of the easiest builds I've done.
Thanks to the following folks for their guides/information:
tonymac - for this community and the unibeast install at http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=168&t=33412
samisnake - Custom DSDT http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=35559 and Patched BIOS http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=54196
toleda - HDMI Audio http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=162&t=31664
MultiBeast Configuration for HackMini
Next will likely be an HTMac for the house. I'll likely go with one of the Viako - most likely the ML 55-TR. The MI-008 case works but doesn't have the eye candy appeal of the Viako case.