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Zanthros last won the day on November 17 2012

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  1. Well it looks like Apple has decided to not close the security hole in the previous releases of it's OS since 10.7. "Obey or be hacked!" read more here: http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/04/09/update-your-mac-apple-fixes-major-flaw-in-os-x-yosemite-but-wont-patch-lion-mountain-lion-or-mavericks
  2. Well I finally got an install on my 690. This has to be the ugliest install I have ever done. I got iAtkos 10.6.3 installed on the IDE drive, added the modified LSI SAS kext and my SAS showed up. I then cloned the drive to the SAS Drive and installed the bootloader and am able to boot to the clone drive. I have updated it to 10.6.8 and repaired all permissions and a roll back of the usb to 10.6.2 to get the usb working. I would like to be able to get my sata ports working before I move forward any more as well as my graphics card. I have a Quadro 400 installed and the graphics are the basic set up with no ability to change the resolution and the card shows up as an unknown nividia 14MB ????. WORKING: audio (via voodoo) ethernet (Via modded bcm5722d kext)SAS (no raid via modded LSI kext) not working: video (no qe/ci) SATA ports and sleep(who cares?) Looking to jump up to mavericks on next step but The system cannot do a "clean" install as there is no way that I have found to do this as of now. Any one have any ideas? on how to get my video and sata up to speed?
  3. Hello all. I would like to get ANY version of QSX installed on my dell 690. Apparently it can only be installed on 1 version of the board. (As there were several versions) I have the MY0171 version RevA02 and according to what I have found IT is the only version that has success of installation of the OS. My dilemma is that there is no clear method of installation for this. Bits and pieces of how to can be found and many promises from people going to make a how to guide, but none have come fourth. Anyone able to point me in the proper direction on how to at least install ANY version of OSX an this machine? I have been trying for over a week now and have come up empty. Any direction on this would be appreciated. Thanks
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    My QUO Motherboard build

    Nice build Baldy_Man! Have you run any benchies overclocked? It has some good numbers to start with and has potential.
  5. Although it has been a while since I havebeen here on the forums I would like to thank everyone here, especially those who voted for me. I could not have done it without the knowledge I gained here. As such I will be giving back as well. I will donate my winnings to further support this site. I have been to and am a member of many sites and I feel that this one has the most diverse and knowledgeable members. It feels like home.Someone is always willing to help if you are willing to learn. Thanks for the votes and I look forward to be supportive member of the site. Thanks again.
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    How to get 5.1 Surround

    What os version are you using?
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    Thanks 3.14r2. Your vote is appreciated! I will be getting a G5 case after the first of the year and I got some pretty radical ideas on the mods for it. Who would have thought……. A modded mac? True to spirit. Thanks again!
  8. Thanks! All of your votes are appreciated. I just wanted to display a reasonable build that was actually a MAC in its previous life to fit into the mantra of the MAC MOD. It seemed only appropriate that I started out with a Mac. There are a lot of nice systems up here and some have a lot of horsepower and are very impressive, but they did not start their life out as a Mac. Regardless, Thanks again!
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    sabertooth x79 Hackintosh Build

    Really nice build. I know that there is a lot of sweat equity in this build as the whole painting process is laborious for a nice paint job. A good job is much more than just a couple of spray cans of paint. The water cooling and custom panel work a definite plus! Clean lines and the custom work only adds to the MOD. Very well done. YOU GET MY VOTE!
  10. trying to install 10.6.3 on Dell 1720

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    I got the first case at a yard sale with everything but the memory and the hard drive at a yard sale for $10.00. The other case came from my cousin who picked it up at from a guy he knew who was throwing it out! My cousin is TOTALLY computer illiterate (read: idiot) and assumed that it could be a gem I might want. At the time I did not want it but I took it and thanked him and told him I might be able to do something with it. Little did I know....... As far as the delayed start on the peltier the answer is no. Even though I live in one of the most humid states in the US I have found balance points regardless of the ambient temperature and humidity. No, I am not defying the laws of physics but rather using a combination of things to prevent the condensation. Peltier supply voltage is controlled by 2 sensors, a custom built micro controller board (by my friend) some modified software code and a BIG ASS room dehumidifier and a fairly constant room temp of 78F. The latter two of these items have the greatest impact. At 20% relative humidity and an ambient temperature of 80F the “dew point” or condensation point is 36 degrees F. At a higher relative humidity or a higher temperature the dew point rises. Case airflow is important as well as the air HAS to be moved. I know that this will be a problem as the powermac case was not designed for massive airflow. I got some ideas on how this can be remedied and still be quiet. This current build is very quiet and has adequate airflow but I do not believe that it is enough for the water/pelt build. I just got to go back and work on the numbers….OH boy! Fun wif numbers again! The disadvantage of the low humidity levels are: (1) static electricity (2) premature aging of plastics and cables (3) printer cartridges have a VERY short lifespan (fixed by using a laser printer) and I’ve had to replace my speakers 3 times in 4 years. The good thing is that there is never any mold! When you pass a certain point in overclocking there is always a trade off. It is generally a matter of how far you want to go.
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    Thanks PunkNugget. Your vote as well as everyone’s is appreciated. Mr.D, your enthusiasm is appreciated as well. BTW I like your choice of ever changing avatars. I have another Powermac case and I'm thinking of making another one next year sometime with newer components if it is feasible. I would like to use a dual loop water peltier cooling set up. All enclosed in the case with no radiator hanging out the back. I’m just thinking about the details at the moment. This one is currently being used for some video editing at the moment and it smokes my 2008 17” MacbookPro Thanks again.
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    SSD vs. HDD

    The magnetic RAM drive may be connected to this new type of optical drive: http://gizmodo.com/5874956/salmon-sperm-is-your-next-generation-optical-storage-device It will provide for better propagation of your data..........
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    Thank you BALDY_MAN I appreciate it. After some very minor tweaking I was able to get a slightly higher Geekbench score. The link is : http://browser.prima...kbench2/1303818. Not a big difference but I am having some overclocking difficulties with OSx. Win7 overclocks fine and stable to 4.5GHz on air. but in OSx with -x -v @ boot it shows a freeze with the USB and wake from sleep state. I believe that I need to look at my DSDT for the answer. I did get the backplate painted and for the moment it is done. (A temporary state as with all mods) The picture is below. Thanks again.
  15. At this point I can only find info on the rumblings of the rumor, not a denial of it by Apple or Samsung. The Korean paper that started it all is quoted as saying: " An unnamed Samsung Electronics official told Korean newspaper The Hankyoreh (via The Street) that prices have not been bumped, and went on to explain that prices are "set at the beginning of the year and aren't changed easily." (Courtesy ZDnet) So possible price hikes could occur at the beginning of the year?