Pi Mac Pro Hackintosh

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  1. Pineapple68

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    Feb 15, 2017 at 5:36 PM #11
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    I received yesterday the pi case. It's a little different, from this thread:
    it's glossy black, not opaque black, but no problem.

    The only thing it's that is bigger and TALLER that Mac pro.
    Watching at it on the afternoon it is really cheap looking, but in the shadows, it's no bad.

    I see that in the bottom there are no holes but only 2 mm of space where the air can enter...:!:

    Yes there is space (in front of mobo) for a low profile gpu. I think to use the nvidia gt 120 from a mac pro 4.1
     
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    Mar 6, 2017 at 4:43 AM #12
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    There is some space, but it looks very very tight. Possibly a low profile one like the poster above said but I haven't tried.
     
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    Mar 6, 2017 at 5:05 AM #13
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    Yes that's the one!

    It might work with a GTX 120 but with the power supply removed.

    At the moment yes.

    No I haven't upgraded to Sierra yet, I think that one will be my next step. Yes quite happy with the integrated video performance, it isn't bad at all.
     
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    Mar 6, 2017 at 9:15 AM #14
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    The Pi case is avaiable on ebay at lower prices. I chose lightnspace but there are a pair of other sellers.
    For some reason is not well indexed from the ebay search engine! (if you search "pi case" or "mac pro case")

    The issue is that the pcie x16 connector is on the top, and if you place a tiny GPU you block the aiflow. :oops:
    Or you can use a good riser cable to reach the "back area".

    I am doing a build with a similar approach, I choosed to have a little fanless PSU, with external AC/DC adapter.
    For the moment no gpu, but if needed I plan to place a GT 120 in front of motherboard, vertically in diagonal, with the only mini displayport cable connected that exit from the case.
     

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