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jgperson

Member Since 20 Jul 2017
Offline Last Active Nov 09 2017 03:48 PM
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#2481908 Watercooled Ryzen Hackintosh in a modded G5 case

Posted by jgperson on 19 August 2017 - 07:05 PM

Here is my build in its current form. I absolutely love this project as it has grown! All hackintosh install instructions were found at Ryzen Clover Installation Guide macOS Sierra - AMD - InsanelyMac Forum First thing to know is that two of these systems were built at the same time. One for my buddy to use for his YouTube channel (See the video here for the twin system https://youtu.be/rRW4c1FnRrE), and mine. He called me up with an idea, to build a water-cooled Ryzen hackintosh inside of an old PowerMac G5 case, and as soon as he said the idea I was hooked. I have always loved the PowerMac G5 because when it came out, I liked to edit photos and it was what I thought at the time was "The Ultimate Machine". So here are some pictures of how it came about.  I picked up two PowerMac G5s (both working mind you) in case I messed anything up on the first one. I did not so now I still have a working PowerMac G5. Lol. Starting off we have disasse...

#2468432 Ryzen Clover Installation Guide macOS Sierra

Posted by jgperson on 24 July 2017 - 01:50 PM

Final Updates on the system: Specs:Ryzen 7 1800x 4.1GHz OCAsus ROG Crosshair VI HeroZotac GeForce GTX 1080Ti32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 3000 MHz (14,14,14,14,34 timings) . **EDIT: RAM speed actually 2933 with OC Profile that I am using. Sorry for misleading information.** Everything works pretty well. Was able to get booted into macOS without any helper card or anything like that. Weird items include having to be connected ONLY through HDMI to get it to boot. Once booted I can use my two displayport attached monitors without issue. Also front USB 2.0 not working but I think I just need to find the right kext file for that. As everyone has previously stated, OpenGL scores are quite disappointing, but the CPU test scores on CB are almost as good as my windows scores. See attached screenshots for reference. Thank you to EVERYONE who has contributed on this forum for advice! I was determined to get it working and because of you I was able to do so!!! ...
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