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Hi all,

Here are some pics of my Mod.

It's mainly a Gaming/Multimedia Machine (Win7 x64 solo at the moment).
I've been using it for a month now.

The main concerns were :
- Minimum Noise (less fans needed):
from 8db (idle mode) to 35db (load mode) : away from the case
- Heat Management (that is the main reason I went from my Lian-Li PC V1000 case to the G5 case: with my new components in the ancient case, I had had some "heat" sudden reboot):
Temps are : CPU 28°C/48°C; GPU 32°C/65°C; Case 30°C/38°C.
- Easy (Lazy ;-) Modding (less dremeling possible)

The components:
- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (OC' @ 4,015 Ghz)
- Gigabyte GM 880 UD2H (mATX)
- 2x4 GB 1333 DDR3 Kingston value ram
- Gigabyte GTX 560 TI (OC' @ 900 mhz - OOTB)
- 1 OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SSD (system)
- 2x1,5 TB WD Green Caviar HDD (data)
- LG Combo Blu-Ray 10x
- LEPA G-750 MAS modular PSU
- CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
- BlackCH Front I/O Kit

Txs for inspiration found here & @ TonyMacx86.com


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Just wondering... is the Darwin kernel still being patched for AMD processors?

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Just wondering... is the Darwin kernel still being patched for AMD processors?

not sure
last time I installed OSX, was with my thinkpad (pentium M btw) ... so long ago
but good question

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That question just poped out of my head. I remembered my first Hackintosh build is on an AMD machine and boy that was a tough job trying to get everything running.

Switched to Intel a year later.

Great job on the mod though, Something I'd wish on my current build is better cable management, and it's pretty hard if you are on a budget and rather stay away from modular PSUs.





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