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  1. just bought a harpertown 2.8ghz 8-core mac pro for $1850. decent machine at decent price. time to part out GHETTO-7... *sniff*
  2. Well, fellow modders, I'm at a crossroads here. I am considering purchasing a legit mac pro, as I am no longer interested hackintosh. My GHETTO-5 has been a great lil stealth hackintosh, so it'll be kind of a shame for it to go to waste. I guess my 2 options are A. part it out on ebay, or B. sell the whole system. If anyone is interested in taking over GHETTO-5, let me know, so I can field interest. I haven't had the best luck at getting snow leopard running on this board, mostly because I am lazy, and have lost interest. This machine has been running windows 7. G5 modded case (featured in this thread) intel i7 965 extreme (can do 4ghz at 1.25 vcore and passes prime95) asus p6t ws profession x58 i7 12gigs g.skill ddr3 1600 low latency ram areca pci-x raid card (native support leopard and snow leopard) 2 300GB western digital velociraptors in raid 0. gtx 280 1GB I would rather sell the machine together as a whole kit than part it out, but that might not be realistic. I think the most practical thing to do is to sell the parts individually and case individually on ebay. Heres' what GHETTO-5 is looking like these days:
  3. I finally got around to breaking Ghetto-5 open, and upgrading him to i7.... and now I am really sad. The performance is horrible. This is the xbench score on a Asus P6T WS Pro, i7 965 extreme, GTX 280, DDR3 1600 (all at stock): Results 113.53 System Info Xbench Version 1.3 System Version 10.6.2 (10C540) Physical RAM 3072 MB Model MacPro2,1 Drive Type Areca ARC-1120-VOL#00 CPU Test 84.62 GCD Loop 162.10 8.54 Mops/sec Floating Point Basic 67.93 1.61 Gflop/sec vecLib FFT 51.77 1.71 Gflop/sec Floating Point Library 141.50 24.64 Mops/sec Thread Test 450.04 Computation 549.23 11.13 Mops/sec, 4 threads Lock Contention 381.19 16.40 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads Memory Test 231.59 System 228.74 Allocate 207.75 762.92 Kalloc/sec Fill 224.16 10899.01 MB/sec Copy 260.37 5377.90 MB/sec Stream 234.51 Copy 270.95 5596.37 MB/sec Scale 214.00 4421.17 MB/sec Add 249.98 5325.11 MB/sec Triad 213.08 4558.41 MB/sec Quartz Graphics Test 110.84 Line 97.68 6.50 Klines/sec [50% alpha] Rectangle 120.23 35.89 Krects/sec [50% alpha] Circle 103.53 8.44 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha] Bezier 115.26 2.91 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha] Text 121.67 7.61 Kchars/sec OpenGL Graphics Test 53.14 Spinning Squares 53.14 67.42 frames/sec User Interface Test 150.32 Elements 150.32 689.90 refresh/sec That is just pathetic. My rendering times in my 3D apps are also worse than a slow core2 duo. Patched a new DSDT in Leo, everything is recognized and working... all 8 cores, CI/QE... so I am dumbfounded. I should have stayed on X48. I'll admit, I've been busy, so I haven't kept up on the scene, but my X48/Q6600 was running on SL just fine. I'm actually contemplating going to the dark side now. If anyone has any ideas as to how my machine could so freakin slow with such great parts, I would really appreciate it. -NC
  4. The power button shares the firewire ground. If you have not connected the firewire up right, then the frontpanel wont work as it was intended to. You are not supposed to be using "pow switch -", the power switch ground actually shares the firewire ground. The cable labeled firewire ground needs to be connected to a ground pin on your motherboard. If your board has no firewire header, then running it to a usb ground pin might work.
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    TabletMagic for TabletPCs

    I am thinking about trying the ModBook drivers on a tablet pc. The modbook uses a wacom ISD-V4 serial tablet with a Prolific USB-to-serial bridge. So is it safe to assume that the ModBook drivers will work on any tablet pc with a ISD-V4 serial digitizer? My ModBook is in for repair, and it is going to be there for a while, because Axiotron is very, very slow in everything they do, so I would like to start experimenting on a tablet hackintosh. I was thinking of getting either the X61 or the hp 2710p. It needs to be a tablet that has all the essentials working. Any suggestions?
  6. Good luck!, and try and hang on to all ten fingers. I just checked, and a fair amount of heat does get dumped out the bottom, but some of that might be CPU heat, I've installed 2 exhaust fans on the PSU mounting plate, and they are right under the CPU.
  7. Looks good to me.... remember, the true purists laughed at me for the G5 Skate, and raping the underside.... I've often thought of adding a multy-port panel to the top of my G5.
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    My mini-iMac-Modbook Mod

    thanks, guys, the foot is off ebay, it was a good score, it's from a 20-inch cinema display.
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    My mini-iMac-Modbook Mod

    My new modbook just arrived. It took 10 weeks to get here. While I waited, I built a stand for it:
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    My stolen iPhone story

    I'm actually amazed by all the fanboy pricks over at macrumors. They seem like the kind smug apple worshippers that make all mac users look bad. If I was going to write fiction it would be way better than what actually happened.
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    My stolen iPhone story

    Summary: My wife's stolen iPhone was taken in to the apple store on a day my friend was working there, and handed to her. Lot's of apple bureaucracy: Stolen iPhone story at macrumors (they're coolaid drunk pricks)
  12. this thread is full of diagrams
  13. I thought you wanted Xeons?
  14. students can't always afford xeons. besides, he doesn't need xeons. he built this box on a tight budget. if someone wants expensive xeons, they might as well get a real mac pro. but he doesn't run mac OS on it.... he's an XP guy. .... anyway, the goal here was silent computing.... guess you missed that part...
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    x86 Xbench Results Thread

    Q6600 @ 3.7, 8800gt, and 2 velociraptors in raid 0: Results 350.34 System Info Xbench Version 1.3 System Version 10.5.4 (9E17) Physical RAM 8192 MB Model iMac7,1 Drive Type Areca ARC-1120-VOL#00 CPU Test 234.51 GCD Loop 439.53 23.17 Mops/sec Floating Point Basic 212.75 5.05 Gflop/sec vecLib FFT 172.49 5.69 Gflop/sec Floating Point Library 233.43 40.65 Mops/sec Thread Test 499.76 Computation 647.52 13.12 Mops/sec, 4 threads Lock Contention 406.91 17.51 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads Memory Test 307.00 System 335.61 Allocate 435.76 1.60 Malloc/sec Fill 280.27 13627.28 MB/sec Copy 325.09 6714.70 MB/sec Stream 282.89 Copy 257.57 5319.98 MB/sec Scale 265.05 5475.82 MB/sec Add 308.84 6578.87 MB/sec Triad 308.01 6588.99 MB/sec Quartz Graphics Test 320.68 Line 292.69 19.49 Klines/sec [50% alpha] Rectangle 396.27 118.31 Krects/sec [50% alpha] Circle 318.99 26.00 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha] Bezier 306.46 7.73 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha] Text 307.34 19.23 Kchars/sec OpenGL Graphics Test 245.48 Spinning Squares 245.48 311.41 frames/sec User Interface Test 654.92 Elements 654.92 3.01 Krefresh/sec Disk Test 575.00 Sequential 365.73 Uncached Write 391.09 240.12 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 481.31 272.32 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 207.24 60.65 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 677.03 340.27 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 1344.12 Uncached Write 1218.06 128.95 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 676.83 216.68 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 7665.75 54.32 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 1828.05 339.21 MB/sec [256K blocks]