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  1. laker2834

    G5 Case Mod(EP45-UD3P) OSX Lion 10.7.3

    With the power switch, I ended up using an old switch from computer and putting it into my case, then I learned a few users on here actually make cables for this exact front panel input/output switch.(You can switch it on with the button on the front of the case) You can personally contact them, one user is BlackCH(UK-based) and the other is AlohaCab (US). They're roughly $35 and well worth saving yourself the trouble of making one yourself. Not sure about AlohaCab's cable but make absolutely sure whether or not you have a firewire connection on your motherboard otherwise it won't work unless you ask for a jumper cable that he'll provide if you buy from BlackCH! As far as installation, you either need a friend with a mac A retail snowleopard Disc, it was a while back but I believe I used kakewalk to install snow leopard on a disc then download/purchase OSX Lion and put it onto a usb drive using ###### and disk utility.. after that it was all simple kext installation(######) since my parts all pretty much worked out of the box.
  2. laker2834

    G5 Case Mod(EP45-UD3P) OSX Lion 10.7.3

    You can find the L-braces at Home Depot, 4 for $2 I think. These are them, though I believe they are 3/4 in version not the 1 inch version as in this link which will NOT work for the fans http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Hardware-Fasteners-Braces-Mending-Plates/h_d1/N-5yc1vZar3w/R-202033890/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051 If you look around home depot near the wood/where they store aluminum, they have those long screws I think #8-32(about a foot long) so I used those to slide through these braces and I drilled two holes down into the bottom of the case(no one will see it) and used four machine nuts to tighten it(One inside the case, one outside, and spin in opposing directions). Also ull need machine nuts to make sure those braces stay put..
  3. Got this case off Craigslist for $20. The build took me around 4 weeks with a busy schedule to complete(as my sloppy work demonstrates). I was debating to post my build, but since I used this site as reference for most of my build I realized helping others would help since in case I can fill in any gaps. BEFORE READING: If you have any questions after reading, do not hesitate to ask! Specs: Mobo: EP45-UD3P HDD: Intel 320 SSD 120Gb GPU: AMD 6870 1GB Mem: 8GB DDR2 Install Method Snow Leopard-> Lion10.7.3 -Borrowed 10.6.3 Retail from Friend. -Chameleon Bootloader -Combo update to 10.6.8 -App Store and Purchased Lion -Used ######+ DiskUtility to put the App on USB DRIVE -Went on a whim and clean installed Lion and it worked -Used ###### for Lion for audio/ethernet. -That's it. Link to Web Album: https://picasaweb.go...feat=directlink Almost all the parts taken out: Completely gutted: Here I replaced the SuperDrive with my own DVD drive, and fixed the eject door so it would open/close correctly. I also just screwed in the HDD bay into the DVD metal tray since it works perfectly. To get the ATX screws nicely in I JB Weld(ed) them in after drilling holes that didn't go past the backing and placing the threaded end inside the holes * NOTE: I used 16 ATX screws to level my MOBO off the backing by screwing screwing one into another then JB WELDING them. It may vary between motherboard, but it worked to let me screw my video card onto the GPU holder: Motherboard, SSD, HDD CD all in: Front 120mm Fan Holding Mechanism: Fan Mechanism screw in by using two machine nuts and tightening both sides. (two screw rods #8-32+ #8-32 machine screw nuts: ALL IN: Back with fans screwed into cut Aluminum fitted Aluminum, it wasn't the cleanest job, but I'm satisfied with the outcome since I'll likely never see it again. First Time On after struggling to find power switch connector. EXTREMELY JOYOUS moment right there.. The Fan lights are white leds, camera gave a blueish tint but it looks much better in person. Lastly, OSX Lion 10.7.3 was installed on a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P with AMD 6870 1GB GPU with an Overclocked CPU to a stable 3.3GHz with 8GB RAM and 120 GB INTEL 320 SSD, 500 WDCAVIAR BLUE.
  4. laker2834

    G5 Front Panel to ATX I/O Cables

    Hello can you Pm me, I want to purchase one of these cables! Also how long will it take to get the cables and is there anyway I can get the cable faster? Thanks
  5. Anyone? Also I have a bluetooth keyboard so I would also like to know if this would be able to work at boot up when I have to select the operating system I want to use.. Im not totally sure its on till I need to input a password after startup.. I dont have a wired setup so I cant use a wired keyboard all the time
  6. Now I have a $29 I guess "upgrade" retail DVD of leopard.. now given I installl this on virtual box, will I be able to use it again later on?
  7. I have a retail snow leopard disc and I need to know is there any way I can rip this dvd to into a dmg file as to where I can put it on a thumb drive THROUGH MY PC THAT DOES NOT HAVE ANY MAC OS on it? I do not have a mac computer and neither do my friends and I cannot find a work around on this site. Any help please? Wish I could do this now.. its stopping me from even starting.
  8. Hey thanks a lot, I have a few questions.. I'm unfamiliar with Easy BCD or Chameleon.. Why do I need them and also the instructions say I will need a MAC computer but I don't have one.. Do I really need one. If you can answer that I will thank you forever!
  9. Alright heres the deal, I'm trying to get my computer to dual boot Windows 7 and OSX SL 10.6.3 and I'm not totally sure where to begin. I have done this back when iaTkos first started and was successful at that solely due to having a dell computer. Ive made my own computer about a year ago and I'm not sure if I will be able to.If someone can tell me what I need to do such as software (Chameleon, [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] etc.) I'm not sure what would be easiest and how to do it. Also I would like to know if I dual the two Operating systems on separate hard-drives without creating a partition on a single hard-drive(and I don't know much about raid or if that would be an easier route?) Anyways I would appreciate some help and a sense of direction. And I would like to get this done really fast so Thanks in advance. Here are my specifcations CPU:E7400 Motherboard:Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Graphics Card:Diamond ATI Radeon HD 4670 Hard Drive: 1 TB TOTAL - Western Digital Blue Caviar 500gb + Seagate 500gb Barracuda Kensington Bluetooth adapter*** KEYBOARD FUNCTIONALITY DEPENDENT ON THIS *** Memory: 8gb total= 4 gb Kingston + 4 Gb Crucial (I know you're not supposed to mix) Trendnet Wireless N usb adapter Onboard Ethernet 2.0 adapter (on motherboard)
  10. laker2834

    Upgrade for $29?

    Yeah I bought one of these cds and wasnt sure whether or not it would work.. Anyone know for sure?
  11. laker2834

    Chameleon Not Installing Correctly?

    Im completely lost on this.
  12. so whats the solution?
  13. laker2834

    Don't know where to start

    I'm having this same problem.. can't seem to figure it out