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here u go
build 1:
g5 case
asus sabertooth x58/i7 950
2 1tb hds(osx10.9.1,data)
1 ssd windows 7

1 500g pcbsd/gnome3
geforce gtx 460oc
16gb ddr3 1200
corsair 850w psu
thermitake air cooler
samsung 24" hd display(led)
build 2:
g4(digital) case
gigabyte h55n-usb3/i3 550
2 250gb drives(osx 10.9.1 only) second drive data and time machine
4gb ddr2
geforce gtx 650
400w psu(noname)
stock cooler

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well thats sad no one likes the builds?

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Like the build problem is that I so easily fly over this section of the forum countless times. For starters, the sabertooth is undoubtedly my favorite x58 board so great choice with that. I'd definitely grab me a new gtx card with the 850 psu as it could easily handle another card. Dunno if it's because of the G5s case structure but boy oh boy... cable management! Looks quite crazy by the IO disks on the left side would be nice to see the cables somehow routed behind it? The bubbly look of the g4 case looks lovely with the glowing  in front.

Overall, solid builds. I def like the G5 build as it's the classic professional go to Mac with quite the powerful guts inside it.

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yup i hear u the weak point is the gfx card...
but i don't play games so its enough for me
but the x58 build is very fast indeed
if i do upgrade ill just sli another board(windows)
im not using a tray for the board so wiring under the board is tight

that said i might redo this one with a tray to hide wires
i love the g4 case a bit tight for larger motherboards
thanks for looking...

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nice stuff, i'm just about to attempt my own build as well. Just threw a bunch of old quad core socket 775 parts together, and found a good (cheap) gigabyte board thats compatible, and it's working. Just managed to find a FREE dual processor 1.8 G5 case and gutted it. Also ordered the mountainmod tray (2x80mm fans), gutted the OEM PSU to install an old 450watt ATX PSU into it.. interesting project when the kids are asleep =)
keep us posted!

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kool good luck...
don't be afraid to ask help is all around...

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moddin a cinema display..
17" touch screen
will be testing tomorrow

moddin a cinema display..
17" touch screen
will be testing tomorrow

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yup i hear u the weak point is the gfx card...
but i don't play games so its enough for me
but the x58 build is very fast indeed
if i do upgrade ill just sli another board(windows)
im not using a tray for the board so wiring under the board is tight

that said i might redo this one with a tray to hide wires
i love the g4 case a bit tight for larger motherboards
thanks for looking...

That's what I was thinking, maybe a 2nd thin sheet of aluminum to the left of the mobo just to route the wires under, you could stencil it, decal it, paint it, or just have it blend in as bare aluminum, and turn the HD's 180deg so the plug in the back. If you can pick up a couple sata backplanes and some rt angle sata cables, you could have a true hot swap style HD bay there and would totally throw a heap of icing allover that cake

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lol
i feel the wire issue workin on it
just updated my g4(i3) to 10.8 works nice

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got the touch screen to work nice on osx and windows..
downloaded drivers from 3m site,installed calibrated...works great on lion(10.7.4) and windows 7

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just put a gtx 650 card in my i3 build.(osx10.8.2)
only removed AppleTymcedriver.kext(white screen issue?)then set graphicsenabler=no
installed cuda(5)drivers from nvidia site
result-faster graphics for osx and windows 7
i purchased the card for 104usd
a kepler card on the cheap.... :wink2:

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touch screen cinema display? I love it!

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works great thanks

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haven't posted in some time…put mavericks(10.9) on my h55 build no issues just touch applehda

my x58 system is another story won't boot usb installer…in fact i had to use a "distro"to get system up at all..?

but at least its 10.8.5 for now



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i put my h55 build in a g5 case/with a tray..

a little neater,(I'm not so good in dressing wires)but it works and came out good... :D

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i got the x58 to install 10.9...i discovered that i pulled a noob mistake....chimera(chameleon)boot flags are "CaSe" sensitive....



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the x58 build is rocking 10.9.1

x plane-10 runs nice and smooth with the new OpenGL comparabilities..

i can now use maya for my rendering projects as well...



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got to play with a real mac pro today(trash can)...

got to peek inside and look at construction.well made indeed..



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i decided to delve into the clover thing,so i installed on my h55 build,seems to boot faster?

works nice on my h55 build basically i put audio lan fakeSMC  kexts in my efi/clover/kexts/10.9/folder put my dsdt in clover/acpi

and clover takes over(no pun intended)..







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