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  1. I'd like to sell this all at once but if you want a specific part let me know all the same. Core i5 2500k w/ Zalman Heatsink Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 16 GB RAM Radeon HD 6850 1GB 1TB HDD Bitfenix Shinobi Case I can take pictures if anyone's interested
  2. I'm looking to follow the guide on Tonymac's blog http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/01/int...d-mac-os-x.html It has a guide to install Snow Leopard. From there I'm hoping to use Kakewalk 4 to install lion http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=262823 The CPU MOBO and Graphics Card I plan to use are below. Intel Core i5-2500k Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128502 Saphire Radeon HD 6850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102908 Has anyone used this board or a similar one to install 10.6 or 10.7? Can anyone confirm that the Radeon HD 6850 is a fully functioning graphics card? And does anyone have another good guide to installing Lion that they wish to share? Thanks to everyone for helping!
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    Z68X-UD3H-B3 Sleep NOT working

    When I click sleep the mouse cursor fades away, but the screen and system remain on. When I shake the mouse, the cursor reappears. I tried "DSDT Auto-Patcher" as well as "DSDT Auto-Patcher Z68" and both had errors and didn't work. Has anyone successfully gotten sleep to work with OSX Lion with the GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard? Thank you! System: GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Temporarily using onboard graphics) Core i5-2500K 16GB 1333 Mhz Ram
  4. I just built my machine this afternoon and am eagerly attempting to install osx lion with Kakewalk 4.0.1. I prepared my 8gb usb thum drive and selected my motherboard with no problem. I set the bios to AHCI mode and HPET to 64 bit mode. I set my usb drive as the first boot device. When it boots I get a bunch of white writing on a grey background, then it goes to a black background. I snapped a picture of the screen right before the screen goes black, while the computer stays on. Again my motherboard is a GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
  5. After scouring the forums, I have found nobody posting about the 6850 in OS X Lion. It is a great card, and I really am hoping to get it working. Also, if you've gotten it working in Snow Leopard, let me know! Any responses are welcome Thank You
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    Has anyone gotten the Radeon HD 6850 working in Lion?

    Thanks for the response. I'll try that out
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    Z68X-UD3H-B3 Sleep NOT working

    thanks for the help! How do you upgrade the bios? Does Gigabyte have it on their website?
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    Has anyone gotten the Radeon HD 6850 working in Lion?

    What install methods did you use to get the Radeon HD 6850 working? [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] + [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]? kakewalk 4.0? please share
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    Has anyone gotten the Radeon HD 6850 working in Lion?

    Thanks so much for the responses! What install method did you guys use to get Lion on your machines? I'm wondering because I think the install method makes a difference with whether or not the card works OOTB. Maybe not though, I really don't know. Either way, I'm curious as to what install method you guys used. Thanks again!
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    Opinions on my build?

    That looks like a great build! My only question is have you read the reviews of the GTX 470 you're buying? It looks like its at the $150 price point for a reason... Maybe you could get this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...p;Tpk=z68x-ud3h It would save you cash so you could buy a different (more reliable) Graphics Card.....for example the Radeon HD 6850 or 6870 or if your feeling ambitious the 6950 Here's my source for choosing a video card: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html (Click the Price Performance option near the top of the page) hope this helped
  11. Hey i have the same setup as you. I am thinking of upgrading to Lion myself and I think the easiest route is to use kakewalk 4.0 http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=195248 this guide ^^^ is old but u can just use the new version of kakwalk. usually u can download 4.0 from www.kakewalk.se but i think the site is down right now. I can't access it anyway. as far as upgrading to 10.7 and keeping all your programs and data etc i think u hav to make a time machine backup as suggested by this helpful guide http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=262015 Hope i helped!
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    Age of Empires 3 on Hackintosh

    Hey everyone, I've had my Hackintosh fully functioning for a few months now. (Many thanks to lifehacker) The other day I got Age of Empires 3 for mac so I could play with my friend, who only has AOE3 for mac. When I try to play the game I get all the audio, but only a black screen. After it loads up, my monitor says "Adjusting..." and won't display anything else. I have to Force Quit AOE3 and then restart my computer, as I just get a blue screen after I force quit. I'm using a nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512mb and everything works fine, except AOE3. I even downloaded AOE2 and played it; everything worked fine, granted those graphics suck... I've tried downloading the NVinject.kext and installing it. Nothing changed. Anyone experiencing the same problem? Anyone have any idea what's wrong? I appreciate any help you can provide
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    My Finished G5 Case Mod

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgmmEsuzrwE -----------Enjoy------------- Many thanks to: IVIik3 Zoran Bogunovic snackole peach-os AlohaCab and all G5 Modders kind enough to post pictures of their builds!
  14. I am currently running Snow Leopard OSX 10.6.6 on a 160gb HD and Windows 7 Home Premium on a 750Gb HD. The bootloader is Chameleon RC4 and is installed on the 160gb HD. Both systems were running flawlessly exscept that Windows wouldn't sleep. Then I moved my computer to the Apple G5 case that I modified and the only things that changed were I replaced 2 fans and swapped a Power Suply (both have the same wattage: 650W). After hours of work, everything seemed to work until I powered it on. Problems with my computer that were not present before I transfered to the G5 computer case: 1.When I first powered on the computer I got a POST error. I then reset the bios settings and then changed them back. 2. 2 minute boot time into both OSX and Windows 3. DVD drive won't eject in OSX or Windows (windows explorer goes into not responding mode when i right click the D: drive) 4. Logitech keypoard and mouse both work, but the special functions of them (volume +-, eject etc did nothing. but then 5 minutes later the screen displayed the commands I had issued 5 minutes ago. 5. Mouse with disc icon occurs randomly; never happened before 6. SUPERAntiSpyware Doesn't respond when I try to scan compute 7. After Effects works fine (I would think it would fail because it is such a demanding program) I try to look at the POST screen when I boot up the comp but it either flickers for a second or doesn't display anything other than the fact that there's dual channel ram installed I didn't change any hardware when switching the cases; just changed the PSU and added a couple of fans. I double checked all the connections (sata, power etc) The G5's front panel required a special cable. It had a power connector, a single prong connctor that I don't know what it is used for, so I plugged it into the NC (not connected) usb 5+ connector, firewire connector, and sound connecton. After trying a few configurations of the wires, I found one that would allow the PC to turn on. Therefore, my first thought was that I somehow had a virus. On the third try, SuperAntiSpyware loaded and revealed no viruses. The only other reason that I can think of for all these things happening is that there is something wrong with my motherboard. ANY HELP OR ADVICE YOU CAN OFFER WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED Thank you for your time and I hope you can help me.
  15. I am currently running Snow Leopard OSX 10.6.6 on a 160gb HD and Windows 7 Home Premium on a 750Gb HD. The bootloader is Chameleon RC4 and is installed on the 160gb HD. Both systems were running flawlessly exscept that Windows wouldn't sleep. Then I moved my computer to the Apple G5 case that I modified and the only things that changed were I replaced 2 fans and swapped a Power Suply (both have the same wattage: 650W). After hours of work, everything seemed to work until I powered it on. Problems with my computer that were not present before I transfered to the G5 computer case: 1.When I first powered on the computer I got a POST error. I then reset the bios settings and then changed them back. 2. 2 minute boot time into both OSX and Windows 3. DVD drive won't eject in OSX or Windows (windows explorer goes into not responding mode when i right click the D: drive) 4. Logitech keypoard and mouse both work, but the special functions of them (volume +-, eject etc did nothing. but then 5 minutes later the screen displayed the commands I had issued 5 minutes ago. 5. Mouse with disc icon occurs randomly; never happened before 6. SUPERAntiSpyware Doesn't respond when I try to scan compute 7. After Effects works fine (I would think it would fail because it is such a demanding program) I try to look at the POST screen when I boot up the comp but it either flickers for a second or doesn't display anything other than the fact that there's dual channel ram installed I didn't change any hardware when switching the cases; just changed the PSU and added a couple of fans. I double checked all the connections (sata, power etc) The G5's front panel required a special cable. It had a power connector, a single prong connctor that I don't know what it is used for, so I plugged it into the NC (not connected) usb 5+ connector, firewire connector, and sound connecton. After trying a few configurations of the wires, I found one that would allow the PC to turn on. Therefore, my first thought was that I somehow had a virus. On the third try, SuperAntiSpyware loaded and revealed no viruses. The only other reason that I can think of for all these things happening is that there is something wrong with my motherboard. ANY HELP OR ADVICE YOU CAN OFFER WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED Thank you for your time and I hope you can help me.
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    G5 Case Mod brings MANY PROBLEMS to my computer!

    Thank you! After using the original power button, and stripping my system down, I realized that the DVD drive was faulty. Replaced it and now everything is running smoothly... Thank you for the help
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    G5 to ATX Front I/O Cables

    Many thanks Aloha! You made my painful mod slightly more bearable
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    G5 to ATX Front I/O Cables

    Oh, I didn't know. Thank you!
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    G5 to ATX Front I/O Cables

    Any shipping updates today?
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    G5 ATX mod with a twist

    Looks great! Could we see more pix? And also how did you secure the DVD drive
  21. Great Mod!!! Only one question. What tool did you use to cut the upper divider (the one that supports the DVD drive) to make room for the mobo?
  22. Hello fellow G5 modders! I am geting ready to start my G5 mod and I will be sure to take lots of pictures, as I know thats what I love about this forum! I have just one question that I need answered before I can start. What is the name of the tool used to cut the hole in the back of the case? (see attachment)* (I don't need an air powered version, just an attachment for a drill) *Attachment taken from macmaniac's thread
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    My Hackintosh G5 Case Mod.......yep another one

    Where did you get the mounting screws?
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    My Hackintosh G5 Case Mod.......yep another one

    sorry snackole, I don't have experience with that. hey guys how do you securely attach the dvd drive to the tray it rests on?
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    My Hackintosh G5 Case Mod.......yep another one

    Hi Snackole I just recreated what I saw here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58841400@N06/...90024/lightbox/ All I did was: 1. I took a regular power cable that you use to connect your PC to the wall outlet and cut it in half. (Depending on how long you need your cable from the back of the case to your PSU adjust acordingly. You will be using the female end, not the male end) 2. Separated the + (Red) - (Blue or sometimes Black) and ground (green) 3. Opened up the power supply that came with my G5 and cut the 2 wires connecting the Power inlet to the G5's PSu board. Pictured here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58841400@N06/...11015/lightbox/ 4. Used an x-acto knife (box cutter would work too) to shave off the plastic protective coating of the wires so about 1/4 of an inch of the metal wire is showing on each of the 3 wires of the re-purposed power cable 5. Did the same thing for the G5 Power socket's wires 6. Used electrical tape to connect the +'s and -'s From the re-purposed power cable to the G5 socket I connected Red > Tan (+) and Blue to Black (-) Both grounds should be grounded (although I have yet to do that with one of mine) Specifically, to connect the wires lay the exposed metal next to each other and wrap tightly with electrical tape 7. Make sure everything looks snug and you're good to go after connecting the grounds of course! In the end it should look something like this, but with BOTH grounds grounded. I also added some more electrical tape to cover up the exposed wires to make it look more professional. http://www.flickr.com/photos/58841400@N06/...55349/lightbox/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/58841400@N06/...66840/lightbox/ Hope that was what you were looking for.
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