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pastrychef's $62 OptiPlex 3050 Clunker - i3-6100 - RX 560

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For those of you who will be installing Wi-Fi/Bluetooth cards and are wondering where to plug the USB header to get Bluetooth working, it should be plugged to the header pins right near the CMOS battery.

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I finally had time to update to macOS 10.14.4. Just update to latest Clover and Lilu/AppleALC/WhateverGreen before update and all should be fine. A few restarts and about 17 minutes later...

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@pastrychef, Great work! I may be looking at something like this when my Hp 8300 gets too old. Any estimates on Geek bench if this way the i7 CPU?
Also, would this take a aftermarket PSU?
 

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@pastrychef, Great work! I may be looking at something like this when my Hp 8300 gets too old. Any estimates on Geek bench if this way the i7 CPU?
Also, would this take a aftermarket PSU?
I don't have a compatible i7 for this system so I can't give you any Geekbench results...

The motherboard uses proprietary wiring for the power supply. You'd probably have to do a bit of modding if you want to replace the power supply with a standard ATX power supply...

If you just want to be able to power a better video card, you can try the hack here. I may pick up the parts to mess around with myself...
 

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Updated to macOS 10.14.5 fine. At one point during the update, the screen went black, but I just left the computer alone and allowed it to finish and reboot on its own and all was fine.
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Does your RX560 stop the fans when not under load (or do you know any versions that do?). Thanks
 

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Does your RX560 stop the fans when not under load (or do you know any versions that do?). Thanks
I honestly don't know if the fans are stopped when idle. I'll have to open up the case and check for you a little later.
 

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Does your RX560 stop the fans when not under load (or do you know any versions that do?). Thanks
I just checked and, yes, the fans on my RX 560 do not spin when idle in macOS. I did not check in Windows.
 
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