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  1. I realize this guide is abandoned, but how many people have updated from 10.6.4 to 10.6.5 using the built-in software update and instructions in xavinoiz's original post? I have almost exactly the same setup as xavinoiz (minus the graphics card) and I see 10.6.5 mentioned in the OP, but I don't see a clear procedure or recommendation on how to install it. Any thoughts? Edit: For what it's worth, Software Update to 10.6.5 was absolutely fine.
  2. Attractive PC Case

    The silver mesh drive covers are fairly easy to find. I replaced all the solid brushed silver aluminum bay covers in my PC-V600 with these. One note, though, they're not doors, so don't go into this thinking you can put an optical drive behind them. I got mine here: http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g43/c241/s...vers-Page1.html They're $11 each and well worth it in my opinion. I'll post a photo or two this evening of what you can do with a v600/v1000/v1200 with the various bezels, doors, and covers from my MacPro-ish Lian-Li v600 case.
  3. Where did you get this case? Do you have a link?
  4. Current OS X Version: 10.5.3 Desktop/Laptop? Desktop Prebuilt? (N) Install Methods summary: Played with both Leo4Allv3 and Kalyway 10.5.2->patched to 10.5.3 using vanilla. Decided Kalyway was more stable and added more "pc-like" features (like ootb Realtek wireless support for one). Does EFI and/or the Vanilla kernel work? MBR, Vanilla Kernel 9.2, ( then vanilla 9.3 post-10.5.3 update). Motherboard Manufacturer: Asus Motherboard Model: P5k Deluxe WiFi AP Chipset: Intel ICH9 (P35) BIOS Version: 0812, Revision: (n/a) BIOS setup options: SATA: AHCI, JMicron: disabled (because I have no IDE devices), suspend mode: S3 Only, repost video on s3 resume: disabled, USB Legacy Support: enabled (might help with usb bluetooth devices at bios post), everything else default Audio: Works out of the box? Make sure you select the 883 option LAN: Works out of the box? Both LAN ports work fine, WLAN works fine SATA & IDE: I have no IDE devices. All 3 SATA harddrives (2 WD 500GB and 1 Seagate 80GB) and 2 optical drives (LG BD-RE DL burner and Samsung OEM DVD+RW DL) work. Processor Processor Model: Intel QX6700 Core 2 Extreme Speed: 2.66 Recognized as what in System Profiler: 2.67 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Video Card What type of card (PCI Express/AGP/Integrated): PCIex16 NVIDIA/ATI/Intel? NVIDIA Model: 8600GT Memory: 512 Board Manufacturer: eVGA Patches used:none QE/CI: use nvinject-512 to unlock anything above 1024x768 All resolutions available? yes and QE/CI working just fine on an Apple Cinema 23" aluminum display Other Accessories (USB/FIREWIRE) Type: Webcam Name: iSight Manufacturer: Apple Works? Yes Patches/Work out of the box? Works out of the box Type: USB bluetooth dongle Name: GBU421 Micro USB Bluetooth Adapter Manufacturer: IOGear Works? Yes, but will lose Keyboard and Mouse often and will not repair, NOT RECOMMENDED Patches/Work out of the box? Piece of {censored}, try another micro adapter. Type: USB bluetooth dongle Name: 4321 USB Bluetooth Adapter Manufacturer: Zoom Works? Yes, works 10 times better than IOGear one Patches/Work out of the box? No problem syncing mouse/keyboard and maintaining connection Other notes: I'm using a Lian-Li PC-V600 silver aluminum case, and while things are pretty tight inside the case, I'm maintaining decent temperatures. My home office has poor air circulation (and lousy A/C), and with two cheap "cyclone blowers" in the pci slots plus the onboard fans, I'm doing just fine. I wanted this case for it's cheese-grater G5 Mac Pro look, and I'm seriously happy with this decision. Otherwise, I cannot get Leopard to support 8 GB DDR2 667MHz (bargain) Crucial RAM. It does fine with 6GB and 6.5GB, but anything beyond that causes the "You need to restart your mac" message immediately following the OS load. I've moved around that final 2GB stick to several slots and that has no effect, so I'm thinking either that one stick of 2GB is bad or Leopard can't do 8GB in this config. EDIT: Yup, it was just a bad stick. I'm running 8GB just fine now.