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RubberShoes: 3770K - Z77X-UP4 TH - 24GB 1600MHz - 560Ti - G5 Case

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RubberShoes: 3770K@4.5Ghz - Z77X-UP4 TH - 24GB 1600MHz - GTX 970 - G5 Case Mod

RubberShoes Build: 3770K@4.5GHz - Z77X-UP4 TH - 24GB 1600MHz - GTX 970 - G5 Case (Updated)


Components

GIGABYTE Z77X-UP4 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard With Dual Thunderbolt
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008LTB3KS

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SZ0EOW

Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU Cooler NH-D14
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002VKVZ1A

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T63BJM

Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M2A1600C10
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TG8QRW

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NVODXME

1 x Mushkin MKNSSDCR480GB-DX7 2.5 inch SATAIII 7mm Chronos Deluxe 480GB SSD
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A0A32LO

1 x WD Black Desktop 1TB SATA 6.0 GB/s 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0046RE3M4

1 x WD Black Desktop 3TB SATA 6.0 GB/s 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJRS5OW

Sans Digital HDDRACK5 5-Bay IDE/SATA Hard Drive Organizing Rack
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001LF40KE

LG WH16NS40 Super Multi Blue Internal SATA 16x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E7B08MS

Corsair Professional Series HX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (HX750)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0090I9VZI

Apple OS X Yosemite @ Mac Apps Store
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-lion/id444303913?mt=12


Already Owned

1 x WD Black Desktop 2TB SATA 6.0 GB/s 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0046TTBJW

1 x Samsung SpinPoint M8 HN-M250MBB 2.5 inch 250GB SATA2 5400rpm 8MB Hard Drive
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005WU6NTA

Apple Cinema 30-inch HD Flat-Panel Display M9179LL/A
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002ILKWM

Dell 1905FP 19-inch TFT LCD monitor
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001NZ8JL8

Sharp Aquos LC32D44U 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTV
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0012TTX1K

Apple G3, G4, G5 109-Key White USB (Version 2) Keyboard
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002C7JG4A

Kensington Expert Mouse Optical USB Trackball for PC or Mac 64325
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00009KH63

Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop M9020LL/A (1.60-GHz PowerPC G5, 1GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, DVD-R/CD-RW Drive)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000A5R59

Comments

A huge thanks to tonymacx86 and the vast amount of posts, resources, downloads, and especially the great community behind this website. Seriously. I want to hug you all.

Also a big thanks to Micro Center for making this project a lot less expensive than portrayed above :)

I originally built this in college because I couldn't afford a real Mac Pro. I was directing and editing my senior film so I needed something fast to handle the 4K material we would capture with the RED Scarlet. Over the last two years and through various upgrades it has turned into my main editing rig for freelance clients and any post work I do at home for my job.

Back in 2012 I went with the 3770K for cost and Thunderbolt. There wasn't a DSDT free board with Thunderbolt besides the UP4 and UP5 and since I was on a tight budget I opted for the UP4. If I were to do it again I'd go with the UP5.

At 4.5GHz this thing easily handles 4K and now 6K material. I am now limited by the read/write speeds of the physical drives, so bought a HDD rack and loaded it up with multiple drives in various RAID 0 configurations. The SSD is great as a boot drive for OS X/Windows and apps and ExFat has been a godsend for me when I switch between the two.

Overall I am extremely happy with this machine. I got the GTX 970 to work with Nvidia’s web drivers and haven’t had any freezing issues like I did with my 560Ti. CUDA performance SCREAMS through Media Encoder renders and Mercury Playback Engine performance is near flawless. At this point the only time I use proxy media is with Avid and that’s only if it’s a large project, otherwise this machine can handle just about anything I throw at it.



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RubberShoes,
Great Build! Please start a thread in the PowerMac G5 forum section for your case mod and questions on your case mod. The Workshop > Case Mods > PowerMac G5 http://www.tonymacx86.com/powermac-g5/ I'd like to know how you accomplished the case mod for a full size ATX motherboard as I have a working late 2005 PowerMac G5 waiting in the wings for hackintosh components mod. :thumbup:

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Please keep this thread focused on RubberShoes's component choices and getting the components to run OS X successfully. TIA.
 
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Dear RubberShoes I'm setting up same spec as yours, would you help me to advice how to setting up the Bios, because after swaping Iboot cd with SL installer it's "stuck" and not continuing to the Installation Screen, I already update the bios and following the step as it says on this thread http://www.tonymacx86.com/99-quick-guide-configuring-uefi-gigabyte-s-7-series-lga-1155-boards.html ....but the result is just the same....oohh please help meee...I'm going to be crazy...arrrgghhh
 
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Hey sir I apologize I never saw this.

Did you figure it out? If not, I believe all your issues revolve around disabling xHCI mode to get Unibeast to work.

Once your installation is complete you can turn it back on but during that initial setup xHCI threw me off for hours with similar issues to yours.

It's been more than a month, I hope this is irrelevant at this point haha
 
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