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About itschadwhitaker

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  1. Mac OS X? or Windows 7? That's the biggest question you will ask yourself when you turn on this power house of a computer. This beast was built with specific hardware to mimic a Mac Pro. Allowing you to run the latest version of Mac OS X (10.6.8) exactly like a regular Mac. Rather run Windows 7? You have the option to run that as well. I used this machine for both heavy graphic editing and gaming, so it will be able to handle anything you throw at it. Included with this Desktop is a 22" LCD Monitor, Apple Wired Keyboard and Wireless Logitech Mouse. Why am I giving this awesome machine away? I will be moving out of state very soon, so I need to down size immediately. This is a great computer so please only contact me if you plan on using it, I wouldn't want this machine sitting around collecting dust. Cost to build: $1583 *** ASKING PRICE FOR SYSTEM AND MONITOR + KEYBOARD & MOUSE: $976 *** *** ASKING PRICE FOR JUST THE SYSTEM: $776 *** Please message me or email me (chad AT cwhitaker.com) with any questions. Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 6 GB DDR2 SD 800 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Gigabyte LGA 775 ATX GA-EP45-UD3P Intel Motherboard Antec Mid Tower Coolmax Green Power 700 Watts ATX 12V Power Supply Linksys Wireless G 802.11 b/g with Extended Range Antenna Lite-On DVD+RW Drive & Burner with LightScribe 230GB Hard Drive Space. Other Items: 22" Envision LCD Monitor Apple Wired Keyboard Logitech Wireless Mouse
  2. Bad Wireless

    Hello. I recently built a PCI Express X1 Wireless card for my desktop using a Mac Book Pro Mini Card and a Mini Card to PCI Express Adapter. The install went fine and Mac OS X read the card instantly (as it should). I ran a test at speedtest.net and the speeds matched my typical results. But my pingtest was very different as you can see below. Any time I try to load a website it lags for a few and then it finally opens the page almost instantly. Any clue to the issue at hand? Perhaps it could be the antennas? They are smaller 2.4 GHz antennas I believe... I'm running an Acer wireless card with a Broadcom chip temporally and it works fine, but it lacks Wireless N. Thank you.
  3. Question did you use the EP45UD3P Snow Leopard install package that has the "Top Hat and Magic Wand" icon? If so, that is Version 1 of the install package, and has sense been updated. I bought the Motherboard from the lifehacker article (GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P) but had a different Graphic card and Version 1 didn't work that great, and had problems with the graphic card running slow. Then I learned about Version 2 of the install package and it searches from the proper graphics and sound drivers and fixes the "About This Mac" screen. I highly recommended you reinstall with it. You can learn more and download the Version 2 package here. I call it the "pumpkin patch" you will see why Oh, and I did use the on board Ethernet for about a week without any problems. (Now I use wireless.) Just make sure you did disable the Ethernet in your bios settings.
  4. Linksys WMP54GS v1.1 - Broadcom

    I install iDeneb Mac OS 10.5.8 and used the Broadcom extension provided.. and my wireless worked perfect. Is there any way I could use the extension from Leopard 10.5.8 and copy it over to my Snow Leopard install??
  5. I just did a Vanilla install of Snow Leopard and everything went fine. But I have a Linksys WMP54GS v1.1 Wireless card and It isn't recognized by Snow Leopard. What is the best way to get this working.. I tried the http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=51725 route but had no luck, any luck for anyone else? Thank you for your help.
  6. Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

    Hello. I'm getting ready to build a new OSX86 set up. I'm using a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128358 ) from the lifehacker article. http://lifehacker.com/5351485/how-to-build...start-to-finish But instead of using a Intel Quad Core Processor I was looking to use something less expensive. Like an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115037 ) I'm going to do a vanilla install of snow leopard and I just wanted to verify I would have no issues using this processor. From my understanding all Intel processors will work fine. But I just wanted to check before I purchased. Thank you.
  7. Getting Sleep Working on AMD

    I have this same exact problem.. I am also an AMD user running ideneb 10.5.6 Anyone know of any fixes or have the same issue?
  8. Obtain Deleted Partition

    Hello Long story short... I was installing Windows XP on a separate HD and while setting it up I deleted the Partition that I saved all my files to. Now it is NOT the Hard Drive I installed Mac OS X to, but it is (was) formatted to "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" So I have access to both Mac OS X and Windows XP, is there a program I can use to save my files? What I beileve is that the files are still there just to partition to access it... Thank You.
  9. Intel Build: Processor & Motherboard

    thanks.. any others? or maybe links to a list of supported motherboards
  10. I'm putting together a new box. I want to run the vanilla kernal so I now have to do something I havn't done in years. Run on an Intel processor. So I'm a bit rusty with Intel's set up and processors, so if you can please help. I want to run a Intel Core 2 Duo. I was looking at the "E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz" ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115037 ) Seems like a nice speed for the price, has anyone had any experience with this processor? Does it run stable with Mac OS X? OSXproject.org says that it is supported. Also throw any other processors that run nice on hackintoshs. Next... the motherboard I just want a motherboard that runs stable, and obviously runs LGA 775. I don't want any onboard video (I have a PCI-E video card all ready) Thank you.
  11. Dim display brightness after inactivity

  12. I'm running an OSx86 set up with 10.5.4 on my desktop... While my friend owns an iMac running 10.5.4. After like 15 minutes of inactivity on my friends iMac the screen will dim the brightness, I looked for the setting to do this on my OSx86, but seen nothing... Is this specific to an iMac or is this possible software based? Thanks
  13. Apple Case Sticker / Badge

    Yeah pretty good idea pcwiz and leachy12. Thanks.
  14. Apple Case Sticker / Badge

    Yeah I have some of them. I was thinking the smaller ones. Case Badges: