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nano2nd

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  1. Dave, I'm sorry but what I've got for sale here is a whole bunch of premium grade OSX-COMPATIBLE hardware. I'm not selling a working hackintosh - that would be against the rules of this forum and would also be legally dubious. Neither am I selling my services as a data migrations / installations specialist. What you want to do is eminently do-able and this site contains all the information you need to do it. Dual booting, data migration etc is very straightforward, especially for someone as skilled as you obviously are - as you've somehow managed to install SNOW LEOPARD on an eMac. Dude, that feat alone deserves some serious recognition. By this point your probably wondering if I really want to sell this kit or not. So am I. Have a good day.
  2. Built finished late last summer - this was meant to be my final Hackintosh. I barely used it in the end as I got a Mac Pro soon after it was completed. It's made up of some premium grade parts including the EP45-UD3R "ultra durable" motherboard from Gigabyte and the Hackintosh classic Q6600 Intel Core 2 Quad processor. As you'll know if you've read these forums, this is a great base for a Hackintosh offering excellent compatibility with the Mac OS. With the exception of the lower 140mm fan, all internal fans have been replaced with Noctua 120mm units. This machine is quiet and runs very cool. The Lian Li case is truly awesome. Very high quality finish, lots of thought has gone into the layout etc. Lots of space inside for components, HDDs and for stealthing your cables. There is a 500GB drive (a Samsung I believe) in at the moment but this case can take up to 6 SATA drives. Also, there is a SATA "superdrive" installed in the top slot. I can't remember the make/details. Main components are: Gigabyte EP45-UD3R rev 1.1 Intel Q6600 SLACR G0 Stepping 4 x Corsair XMS2 1066MHz 2048MB (5-6-6-18 2.1v) Lian Li PC-V1010A all aluminium tower case 3 x Noctua NF-P12 Vortex Control coolers Corsair HX 620W Modular PSU Gainward 8800GT 512MB Graphics D-Link DWL 547 Wireless Oh, I just noticed, the pics were taken when I had a different graphics card in the machine. The one I have now is the red Gainward - not the one you can see in the pics here. I'm based in Leicester in the UK and this is a UK ONLY sale. Looking for £450, cash on collection.
  3. Just installed the combo updater. Two reboots and its working great. No issues - sound, network all OK. Note though that my install went straight to 10.5.7 previously - used a MacBook to create the disk with a retail 10.5 disk plus the 10.5.7 combo updater and then applied Chameleon and the May 20th Pack from this thread. So YMMV. OK just to clear one point up - sleep never worked on my install. Not tested it yet so as far as I'm concerned its all as good as before. If sleep is fixed then thats a bonus but I doubt the update will solve something h/w specific like sleep for me..
  4. OSX 10.5.8 is now in software update

    Combo update available here: http://supportdownload.apple.com/download....Combo10.5.8.dmg
  5. I'm running 10.5.7 also with the 4870 graphics card. Couple of points: 1, the 4870 is supported natively at 10.5.7 but not earlier releases 2, you'll still need to use either strings in com.apple.Boot.plist or an injector even at 10.5.7 Those instructions you link to don't really count if you're doing a brand new retail install. You won't have natit present and you shouldn't just delete existing Apple ATI kexts. What you should do right now is: 1, get hold of Netkas' ATY_init and put it on a thumbdrive 2, boot into single user mode (so just the command line) 3, set the filesystem so that you can make changes 4, cp -R ATY_init from a thumbdrive into /S/L/E 5, make sure it is owned root:wheel and has the correct permissions (755) It is much easier if you already have an existing Intel Mac or Hack. I created my current install from a MacBook with a USB connected HDD. Installed retail to the external drive, applied the combo 10.5.7 update and then added chameleon and ATY_init. Then transferring it to the EP45-UD3R based machine on SATA0 it booted into OSX first time I then switched from ATY_init to strings in my com.apple.Boot.plist in /Extra to keep the main install vanilla. Sweet!
  6. Heatpipe cooled 500W powersupply for sale in the UK. This PSU has been in use for a couple of months and runs great - very quiet, very stable. See the auction details below: Zalman ZM500-HP Modular PSU auction at Ebay
  7. Great 8800GT from Gainward - factory overclocked with a dual-slot configuration that enables a silent cooler. This card has run flawlessly in my Hackintosh using EFI strings in com.apple.Boot.plist. See the auction details here: Gainward 8800GT Golden Sample - Ebay Auction
  8. Sigh. Have you even actually read this thread? The kexts in the May 20th pack work fine with 10.5.7. Suggest you check your /Extra folder and maybe rebuild your kext cache. I would have thought this was fairly obvious for "the best guru"
  9. Couldn't agree more - retail disk install is the only way to go. And if you don't know or aren't prepared to learn the basics of what is going on under the hood, then you should either buy a real Mac or stick to Windows.
  10. Just for info, I'm using the May 20th issued kexts on a retail 10.5.7 install. I installed from retail DVD onto a new HDD (connected with USB) from my MacBook, then updated the new HDD to 10.5.7 using the combo updater. I then just installed the latest Chameleon (also from the MacBook via USB), deleted the kexts that were in /Extra and used the ones in the May 20th pack and added the injector for my graphics card. Then, I unmounted the disk from the MacBook and installed in the Gigabyte based build. Booted up all working. Great! The only thing I don't have right now is sleep/wake which I suspect is related to the fact that I used Netkas' latest injector ATY_init.kext to enable my ATI HD 4870 graphics card. I plan to remove the injector and replace with EFI strings at some point so I'm back to true "vanilla". My specs: GA-EP45-UD3R Q6600 4GB DDR2 800MHz ATI HD 4870 ..and a whole bunch of SATA drives
  11. Hack in G4 MDD case

    Thats great. Did you have to cut out the entire back? The MDD board layout is reverse which means the cardslots are normally at the "top" (closer to the latch than to the hinge). The new cardslots look really neat.
  12. 720p HTPC

    Thanks - I was planning to do retail: Build via MacBook onto new HDD (connected on USB), then set bootloader etc before putting into the new build. The 350 and new 351 are definitely better in terms of airflow and space. I just think the 300 looks good with the mesh front.
  13. 720p HTPC

    I'm in the market for the same thing right now and, after testing Boxee on various Macs and Hacks, I'm going for the following setup: E5300 CPU (it was just £8 more than the E5200) 2 GB Crucial DDR2 GA31M-S2L mATX board Asus 8400GS graphics OCZ 400W Modular PSU and I'm going to put it in one of these: If I wasn't so keen to have a Lian Li PC-V300 case, I'd probably go for a full-size ATX board like the GA-G31M-ES2L but I can't find a decent ATX case that I'd want to have on display under the TV.
  14. Eight-Core Xeon Out Next Month

    Reported here, here and here.. Intel look to be prepping the launch of a new eight (8!) core Xeon processor at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in SF next month. Reported to be the Nehalem EP processor and manufactured with the cool 45-nanometer process. Likely to be known as Xeon X5560. TechRadar did some benchmarking of a dual processor EP-based rig back in November 2008. Samples used then ran at 2.8GHz, with launch models expected to run at 3.2GHz. All this makes for a very interesting prospect of a 16-core 3.2GHz Mac Pro - given more credence by this report on HardMac via Aquamac of a new design MacPro with new specs. Exciting!!!
  15. Reported here, here and here.. Intel look to be prepping the launch of a new eight (8!) core Xeon processor at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in SF next month. Reported to be the Nehalem EP processor and manufactured with the cool 45-nanometer process. Likely to be known as Xeon X5560. TechRadar did some benchmarking of a dual processor EP-based rig back in November 2008. Samples used then ran at 2.8GHz, with launch models expected to run at 3.2GHz. All this makes for a very interesting prospect of a 16-core 3.2GHz Mac Pro - given more credence by this report on HardMac via Aquamac of a new design MacPro with new specs. Exciting!!!
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