Pi Mac Pro Hackintosh

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  1. Middleman

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    Jul 20, 2016 at 9:28 AM #1
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    Hi guys,

    Thought to let you see this new system I made recently. The Mac Pro clone PC case called Pi was bought online from Taobao. I have fitted the system running El Capitan with a Gigabyte Z170N-Wifi motherboard with 32GB of Kingston DDR4 RAM and a 256GB ADATA SSD.

    macpro-1.jpg macpro2.jpg
    macpro3.jpg macpro4.jpg
     
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    Jul 28, 2016 at 9:36 AM #2
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    Can you post a link to the seller of this case please.
     
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    Is it possible to fit a GPU inside this case?
     
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    Sep 16, 2016 at 5:09 PM #4
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    Sep 17, 2016 at 8:52 PM #5
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    Would there be anyway to install a mini itx gpu like a gtx 960 where the hard drive would be installed and use a riser to get it connected?
     
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    Sep 27, 2016 at 9:55 AM #6
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    so it's only using iGPU instead of a dedicated gpu? :(
     
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    Does the case come with a power supply? Have you upgraded to sierra yet? I am going to build the same set up as the one you have here, are you happy with the integrated video?
     
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    Hi, I ordered a pi case from ebay. It's arriving... :beachball:
    The price dropped do 80€ respect to what said in older post.

    I think It can be a good case, but avoiding the big PSU inside, and in front of processor fan.

    Looking ant Entropy, it seem too closed, with all the ports turned toward bottom.
    (One of the things that I appreciate in mac pro 2013 is the cable as part of design, like Ghost in the Shell)

    Just an opinion, I chosen the PI case but I know that I replace the top fan (if possible).
     
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    Feb 15, 2017 at 4:57 PM #10
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    I think I read a comment on the YouTube video from someone saying they'd replaced the fan successfully. The guy who did the video kept going on about the feet not giving enough clearance to allow enough air to come in from below, but (if true) I really don't see that as being a touch problem to solve!

    The Entropy case will probably be better build quality but so it should be, it's almost 3 x the price. It looked to be slightly bigger too if that's important for larger GPU.

    I'm sold on this case too - adding to basket. ;-)
     

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