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  1. Ciao a tutti, sono un nuovo utente del forum. E da circa 2 mesi mi sono appassionato del mondo dell'Hackintosh....ho infatti un dual Boot (Win10 e Yosemite) sul mio Portatile Samsung RF511 i7 e da 2 mesi appunto ho comprato una vecchia Apple TV 1' Gen sulla quale cercavo disperatamente di installargli un OS X. Ho avuto successo installandogli Tiger 10.4.8 ma era troppo primitivo....quindi ho optato per Leopard ma tutti i siti con le guide, non erano disponibili...insomma un vicolo cieco! Ho avuto la brillante idea di "svuotare" la Apple TV in modo da inserirgli dentro una scheda madre che sia però compatibile con Hackintosh! Ho visto che ci sono Mini PC intel come il Voyo V3 che sono abbastanza performanti e piccoli per stare dentro al Case della mia Apple TV. La mia domanda è: Esiste una mini Scheda Madre gia Assemblata (Vedi Voyo v2-v3 o Beelink B7 dotati di processore intel) che sia in grado di far girare una versione di Mac OS X in modo da avere una specie di MAC Mini fatto in casa? Grazie mille!
  2. Hey all, A day ago I saw that gamestop will have the steam machine for sale on Black Friday. They will be half off. the i7 will be around $350. http://www.gamestop.com/pc/consoles/alienware-steam-machine-i7-1tb/121863 Do you guys think it is worth buying to turn into a mac mac mini? or should i just build a mac mini from the recommended parts? System Specs Intel Core i7 - 4765T Quad Core nVidia GeForce GTX GPU w/2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 1TB 7200RPM HDD 2x2 802.11 Wireless Card Steam Controller Please let me know what you guys think. Looks like a deal but not sure.
  3. Good day. What do you think about this PC case?: www.luna-design.org/en/ Review: http://geektimes.ru/company/luna_design/blog/248916/ Tech specs: Support any Thin Mini-ITX mainboards Support any FCLGA 1150 & 1155 Intel Desktop processors, as well as Intel Atom boards Build-in Power Supply 150W nominal power Own Cooling System mSATA SSD + 2.5" HDD or SSD
  4. deus-ex-machina

    Mac Mini che socket ha?

    Salve a tutti ho un vecchio mac mini Il modello del mac è questo: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_mini/specs/mac_mini_cd_1.66.html Model: - Mac mini (Early 2006) Misc information Model ID: - Macmini 1,1 Model Nr: - Order Nr.: - (MA206LL/A) Camera: - None Processor CPU speed: - 1.66 GHz CPU Type: - Intel Core Duo (Yonah). Cores: - 1 Bus Speed: - 167 MHz Cache: - 2 MB L2 cache 64-bit: - No Turbo Boost: - No Hard Drive: - 60 GB, 5400 rpm. Ho trovato usata questa cpu volevo sapere se va bene: Secondo voi è compatibile? Che Pocket ha questo mac? E quanta Ram riesco a usare? Sapevo che al massimo gestisce 3 GB quindi pensavo di montare Un banco da 1 GB ed uno da 2 GB. Che Sistema operativo posso installare?
  5. Hey guys! This is my first post after having registered a while back. I usually tend to do my research, browse through forums to find answers to my questions and figure things out on my own, but I'm stumped and need some help here. I have a 2006 Mac Mini that I upgraded to a 2 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7200, I believe.) and I also upgraded the firmware from the 1,1 (MM11.0055.08B) to the 2,1 boot ROM (MM21.009A.B00). I have reset PRAM and SMC, but I still have kernel panic for different reasons. Sorry, that I don't have the reports available to post some examples right now, but I've had several issues since upgrading the EFI such as fan issues, freezing up, not being able to install an app or update (Installer failures) and sudden need to press and hold the power button to shut down just to name a few. If someone can guide me as to rolling back the firmware that would be awesome. I have included the stock firmware and the 1,1 to 2,1 files (with Terminal script used to install it.) in case any of that is needed. I pulled the stock boot ROM with unpkg. As far as which OS X version I'm using, these errors/failures have occurred under Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion through MLPostFactor 0.3. I have even had difficulty performing a clean install using the 10.6.3 retail disk because it would fail. Installing Lion failed a few times as has the MLPostFactor install. At this point, I'd like to rollback and then try reinstalling the 2,1 firmware. Maybe that can help? I tried reinstalling the 2,1 files and didn't work (I couldn't get it to work.). I'm guessing it's because of the boot ROM version incompatibility, my ignorance, or both.. I've tried downgrading by using the Firmware Restore CD 1.7 by booting with it and MacminiFirmwareUpdate.dmg stated that it is incompatible (boot ROM incompatibility being that it is lower than what is installed), so naturally, neither option i attempted worked. Maybe I need some terminal script and/or stock boot ROM mod to downgrade much in the same vein that I upgraded to 2,1 in the first place? Or maybe some script to help me out in forcing the installer to restore or something? Any methods you come up with are fine with me as I'm able to follow instructions to the letter. I'm not savvy with Terminal, so I apologize for not knowing my way around! I should pick up a book or two soon and learn it. Any help would be appreciated and if I confused anyone, ask and I'll clarify as best I can. Thank you in advance! Mac Mini 1,1 Stock MM11_0055_08B.zip Mac Mini 1,1 to 2,1.zip
  6. maxpina

    mac mini o hackintosh ?

    Buongiorno ragazzi, un domandone...., poi non so neanche se è la sezione giusta ma giuro che ho girato parecchio e qua mi sembrava la piu giusta, sono indeciso se acquistare un mac mini uso prevalentemente fotoritocco massiccio, con file abbastanza pesanti, avevo deciso di aspettare i nuovi piccoli della mela, ma poi sono usxiti e delusione più assoluta ! Ho valutato anche di cercare qualcosa di usato, ma.. il massimo di ram che si puo upgradare è 16 gb, allora ho scoperto hackintosh, sto leggendo un po di guide e ho visto che bisogna fare un di accrocchi in fase di installazione e dopo, ma nn ho idea della stabilita del sistema rispetto ad un apple vero e proprio, per un uso di postproduzione photo, qualcuno ha esperienza ? Mi può consigliare? Grazie10000 Max
  7. Allan

    iMac e Mac mini - Review

    iMac Pelo o que disseram os pontos negativos estão no vidro e no LCD, que foram fundidos, e na dificuldade de fazer com que o iMac pareça novo após desmontado, já que há muita cola e adesivos selando o aparelho. A memória RAM é fácil de ser retirada sem a necessidade de abrir todo o case, o processador e o HD podem ser trocados e os componentes são modulares, ou seja, fáceis de serem removidos sem causar grandes danos. Mac mini Esse foi os caras do Macminicolo que fizeram. A principal observação é que, aparentemente, a memória RAM não pode ser aprimorada. Ainda assim, como o armazenamento é feito por discos HDD, a substituição por um de maior capacidade é possível — mas isso significa a perda da garantia.
  8. The why? I am starting a new build since I recently got a problem with my current one. After upgrading to 10.8.5 I can only boot to a blank white login screen and have now tried for a few weeks to solve it without success. A reinstall is needed, so it might be a good time to change things up a little anyway... Also I have started to play games like Battlefield4 on the Windows part of my system, but as that seperate SSD is only 64GB (an old boot drive I had laying around) the space is getting pretty cramped and I need to solve that too. If I need a third reason it will be that the current rig is kinda big and unmovable, loved to carry my Mac Mini (genuine one, before I sold it) from place to place (family, friends and work) so I would love the new one to be small enough to make that happen. The how? So to solve both problems I have thought up the following recipe. I will change the Node 2.1, my primary machine, into the Node 2.1b - a fulltime Windows PC. Windows: I will temporarily downgrade the CPU to a Intel Pentium G2030 to free up my i3 3225 for the other new hack. I will then Install Windows on the full force of my two RAIDed Intel 520 240GB SSDs. GTX660, PSU, case and whatever that system has will be unchanged for now. Enough of the Windows part, here comes the main even, the hack: I need a tiny case with enough PSU power to run everything acceptable, with space for two 2.5" drives and some low noise coolers to keep it cool. No need for seperate graphics as the 3225 is perfectly enough for everyday tasks and I will play games only on the Windows machine in the future. The what? The fun part. Parts list: Chassis: Chieftech IX-01b ITX chassis in super tiny ITX dimensions and mostly in black metal (I hate plastics) PSU: Chiectech IX 90 Watt power brick (yes I triple checked, it should be enough with only 90 Watt) CPU: Intel i3-3225 with Intel HD Graphics 4000 CPU cooler: Akasa AK-CCE-7106HP low profile PWM controlled fan cooler Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75N, because it is perfect! Its ITX, it only has digital video outs (no point in having VGA when OSX does not support it), mini-PCIe port for a WiFi card and fully supported by various boot loaders for OSX. RAM: Corsair low profile 8GB kit (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 black Case cooler: Low noise Fractal Design 50mm R2 cooler SSD+HDDs: Plextor M3 64GB SATA3 + Hitachi 5K750 500GB SATA2 setup in FusionDrive. Cables: Some short black SATA600 cables and all the PSU cables sleeved black, because the case has a lot of holes and I want a uniform look. * WiFi card: Not sure yet, last piece to be added after the system is up and running. Something OSX supported OOB. * WiFi antennas: Already ordered 3 of the original blue Apple antennas as I have great experiences with them from an earlier build. Cheap, small and pretty awesome imo... The when? Parts will start coming in monday and by then there will be pics. Stay tuned for updates. //out
  9. Ciao a tutti ragazzi Ho in progetto di costruire un hackintosh mini solo che volevo sapere se la configurazione che ho scelto è compatibile con mavericks, se qualcosa non va, e se avete dei consigli da darmi sono ben accetti MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-H87N-WIFI rev 2.0 http://it.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb/ga-h87n-wifirev_20/ e già qui mi sorge il primo dubbio, rev 2.0 oppure 1.0? Qualcuno sa dirmi di più? Ecco il link della 1.0: http://it.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb/ga-h87n-wifirev_10/ CPU: INTEL Core i3-4130 Processor (3M Cache, 3.40 GHz) http://ark.intel.com/it/products/77480/Intel-Core-i3-4130-Processor-3M-Cache-3_40-GHz DISSIPATORE: In dotazione con processore RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz 1x8Gb oppure Kingstone HyperX DDR3 1600 MHz 1x 8Gb GPU: Integrata Intel HD Graphics 4400 HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500Gb 2,5" 7200 rpm Case + Power Supply 400W In caso la configurazione non fosse possibile, passo ai vecchi modelli di scheda madre e processore: MB: GIGABYTE GA-H77N-WIFI http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4338#sp CPU: INTEL Core i3 3225 http://ark.intel.com/products/65692 DISSIPATORE: In dotazione con processore RAM: Stessa di sopra GPU: Integrata Intel HD Graphics 4000 HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500Gb 2,5" 7200 rpm Case + Power Supply 400W Grazie a tutti in anticipo Fatemi sapere qualcosa
  10. I have had three different Mac Mini computers the past 8 years, lastly a 2011 Mac Mini with the dual core i7 and AMD graphics. Lately it has started to annoy me, mostly because of the summer heat where the fan goes bananas if I try to play a game. Something has to be done, and as I don´t trust the new Mac Mini is much of an improvement, the Mac Pro is too expensive and I already have an awesome screen so an iMac is not an option - I kind of have to build a Hackintosh! Took me about 1 week of research and then about 1 month of assembly (see more in the thread I link to) to get everything to work - except one minor detail, it can´t wake up from sleep (it freezes until I physically push the reset button). Anyway, when I leave m computer it is either because I am not doing anything so it´s off - or I am doing something that takes an endless amount of time and just turns the screen off. Who needs sleep then anyways... Node 2.0 Parts list: MSI Z77-MA-G45 motherboard (easy to hack and love the colour scheme) Intel i3 3225 3.3GHz IvyBridge CPU (low TDP with plenty of power) Cooled by a NoiseBlocker modified Noctua (with two M12-S1 8dB fans) Corsair DDR 1600 CL9 16GB low profile RAM (3225 native supports DDR 1600) ASUS GTX660 TOP 2GB graphics card (nVidia is easiest to get working in OSX) LyCOM PE-107 FireWire 800/400 PCIe card (should be OSX compatible) IOGear GBU521 bluetooth adapter (should work natively in OSX) Silverstone SST-SOB02 Blu-Ray burner (slot in type and perfect match for the case) Two Intel 520 series 240GB SSDs in RAID0 (FAST! and reliable) Two NoiseBlocker M8-S1 (8dB fans to blow in a little fresh air) One NoiseBlocker M12-S1 (8db fan in the top of the case above CPU cooler) Seasonic X400 fanless PSU (plenty powerful and build to last) Lastly, the NoFAN CS-70 case (it´s very unusual and easily could be something Apple had thought up + perfect for true noiseless build without killing your hardware) One more thing... Why Node 2.0? Because most of the parts come from a friends server that is now retired, it was called the Node. Notes: It runs OS X 10.8.4 perfectly, have delayed the startup process with 5 seconds to give me time to punch in any boot parameters if needed, but after the countdown has passed it can boot in about 14 seconds due to it´s SSD RAID0 setup! Took me half of the building time just to get the installation right, but now it runs smooth as butter! I can play any of my games in highest possible resolution and detail, like Call of Duty 4, Grid, Batman Arkham City and so on... Very demanding Mac games! Looks stunning... Best part though, the machine is extremely silent! I am placed about 1.5 meters away and can´t hear when it´s on unless I turn my screen off and the fridge in the kitchen next door is not running... The buzz from my IPS screens backlight (Dell 2209WA) make more noise than the computer! If you take the time and go trough the work log I linked to earlier you will find and immense amount of software hacks to make this the perfect setup, everything from the dock to the menubar, Geektool, log in procedures and About This Mac have been tweaked! Even the placement of some of the default system folders is rerouted to external drives to not tear up the SSDs. Enough talk, go check out the work log if curious. Pictures: All pictures can be found on my Flickr in full resolution PLEASE CAST A VOTE IF YOU LIKE --------------------------------------------- Totally forgot to post benchmarks! Uploaded in full resolutions so everything is clear (if I reduce the size some of the numbers are very hard to read). I did a little testing and here are the results (do remember though that the SSDs are 55% full and a lot of tools like antivirus, geektool and other essentials running, so its the complete working results): GeekBench: As GeekBench only test RAM and CPU it is not a big surprise my result is kind of low. My RAM is only DDR1600 and my CPU a low-end i3. My 8K GeekBench score for my hackintosh is right in the sweet spot where most Mac Pro 3.1´s fit in - but most of them might actually be very close to identical hackintosh systems so not a big surprise... NovaBench: Pretty OK score, specially when you do a little digging and find out its similar to what a genuine Mac Pro 4.1 scored! Both the Pro 3.1 and 4.1 had very powerfull CPUs compared to what I use, but my rig scores better in benchmarks. Neat. CineBench: XBench: Very suprising to see that my XBench score is lower than my old Mac Mini (scored 415)... A big potion of it seems to be due to the fact my RAM are now "only" DDR1600 where my Mac Mini was upgraded with DDR1866 (even that multiple sources say that the Mac Mini of that time could not benefit from the higher speed it looks like it worked here). Disk Speed Test: My two Intel 240GB 520 Series SSDs really shine in RAID0! Even so that it might only be software raid they do put on a good show... I have never used this much space on them before (55% full out of 480GB - two 240GB in RAID0), so maybe that is why the speed seems a little off compared to what I usually got in scores on my Mac Mini (or the fact that the SATA controller is totally different) idk...?! Not the fastest hack out there, I know, but as a replacement for my old Mac Mini it does an absolute superb job, could not be happier! Also has quite a few upgrading possibilities, so it maybe will live on as Node 3.0... (actually already have a whole sleeve of upgrades ready, just need the prices to be right) PLEASE CAST A VOTE IF YOU LIKE
  11. Ciao a tutti, posseggo un mac mini (late 2012) i7 con un fusion drive di 1Tb. Recentemente, tentando di partizionare il drive, è successo un casino. La capacità dell'HD è scesa da 1.12 Tb a 739Gb. Non essendomi addentrato bene nella logica del Fusion drive mi sono rivolto all'Apple Store per farmi ripristinare il mac alle condizioni di fabbrica. Con non poche difficoltà (la conoscenza di comandi da terminale era indispensabile) sono riusciti a sistemarlo. Ora la disponibilità del mio hd è stata ripristinata. Ho solo un dubbio stupido....sono certo che prima dell'invio in assistenza il mio HD segnalasse 1.12Tb di disponibilità (intendo quella che viene visualizzata sulla scrivania abilitando le informazioni del drive). Ora è passata a 1.11Tb. Naturalmente questa piccola differenza non fà la differenza, ma vorrei capire il perchè si sia lievemente rimpicciolita. Ho pensato che, quando è stato acquistato, non ci fosse la partizione di recupero, perchè ho letto che alcuni mac non l'avevano...ma non ne sono convinto. Ora ovviamente c'è. Vorrei solo addentrarmi un pochino nel problema perchè ho la sensazione che, rigenerando il fusion, abbiano fatto qualcosa che non andava. Grazie a tutti per il supporto e le informazioni che mi fornirete. Francesco
  12. Fabio1971

    Nuovo Mac Mini

    Apple annuncia un evento al California Theatre di San Jose vicino a San Francisco Presentando il nuovo Mac Mini Scopriamo come sono stati migliorati i computer più economici e piccoli prodotti dalla casa di Cupertino. Il Design rimane lo stesso ma sono state migliorate le configurazioni e i componenti interni. Nuovi processori i5 dual-core da 2,5GHz e i7 quad-core 2,3GHz Ivy Bridge Memoria 4GB ( espandibile 8 o 16GB ) Grafica Intel Graphics 4000 Archiviazione da 500GB a 1TB con Fusion Drive o SSD 256GB Connessioni e espansione Wi-Fi Connessione rete Wi-Fi 802.11n Bluetooth 4.0 Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T Dimensioni e peso A 3,6 cm - L 19,7 cm - P 19,7 cm Peso 1,22 kg Prezzo £ 649 a £ 849 Fabio
  13. Hi guys. I bought a Dell Optiplex 7455 USFF late last year in an attempt to set it up as a small mac mini style server, to host all my media files for streaming to the apple tv downstairs. Everything went really well with the install, other than things like the graphics (not so important as it would probably be headless anyway), and also, the sleep/wake ability. Ideally, i'd like to get a basic intel box that has a low power draw, and has enough compatibility to be able to sleep and then wake on demand when access by the apple tv. I have another couple of hackintosh desktops, but have been unsucessful in getting sleep/wake working properly on any of them. Can anyone offer any suggestions for a decent small unit that can do what I need? Would also be great if it was quite quiet, but not a huge deal. Thanks Eds