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  1. Hi, this tutorial is about running your physical hackintosh installation in Windows. It's not about setting up a new OS X VM. As always it's very simple once you know, but it however took me a while to figure out the settings, especially using IDE in the VM and using the Clover/EFI partition or not. Luckily, it turned out we have to skip it, so we can leave Clover (or any other bootmanager) untouched. What's the point? If you have to do tasks in Windows, be it mining bitcoins, 3D-rendering, gaming or simply work with a windows-only software, you probably at the same time miss your OS X. The advantages over a simple new virtual machine running with your personal setup are many: Imagine you can use all your data, listen to your iTunes library, use your installed and configured programs and work with your settings. It also comes in handy when you messed up your installation for some reason and want to conveniently fix it. And last but not least don't forget you save the 25GB minimum space for a virtual disk what is probably not sooo insignificant since (I assume) most of us already switched to SSDs and only a few may have picked the models above 500GB because they are still pricy. tl;dr Gain advantages by hooking up your existing Hackintosh installation in a VM and work in your personal OS X environment whenever you like, even under Windows. If you have High Sierra with APFS installed it will most likely not work (yet), because Paragon and probably VMWare don't support the filesystem (yet). That being said, let's get started: 1. Preparing Instructions - do all possible reboots as required while installing - install Paragon HFS+ 11 or above (buy or know where) - install VMWare Player (free for private use) - install Unlocker from Insanelymac (free) 2. in VMWare, set up a new virtual machine - choose "I will install the operation system later" next > - choose "Apple Mac OS X" and "macOS 10.12" next > - choose "Store virtual Disk as a single file" next > and next> - choose 5GB Maximum disk size (we delete it later) and pick "Store in a single file" next > - Finish 3. in VMWare, configure your new machine - click on "Edit the virtual machine settings" - delete your new 5GB virtual Hard Disk (SATA) - click Add... on the bottom, select Hard Disk - select SATA (IDE works, too but I'd prefer SATA in 2017) (UPDATED) - pick "Use a physical disk" - select your harddisk with your OS X installation on it and pick "use individual partitions" - now do not select your UEFI partition, select the partition with your OS X: Example: My Sierra is on my PhysicalDrive 3 which I selected before. As we all know, the EFI partition is always the first partition (0), so my OS X (and probably yours, too) is on the second partition (1). So I check partition 1 and click next and finish. - if all is set and done, close VMWare. 4. check your VMWare .vmx file - replace the green parts with your data and move to "C:\Users\YourWindowsUsername\Documents\Virtual Machines\YourVM-Name\" - open yourVM-name.vmx with the Windows Editor and add the folowing lines only if they are missing: smc.version = "0" firmware = "efi" Click save. 5. VMWare optimization I choose half of my physical RAM, maxed out the graphics RAM and choose half of my physical CPU-Cores in the VM settings. 6. Finalize (UPDATED) Go to your VMWare program folder, right-click on vmplayer.exe and under Preferences > Compatibility > check the "Run as administrator" checkbox on the bottom. And that's it! Screenshots for reference. Now you have your OS X install available in Windows, too. If it asks you for updating the VMWare Tools, click yes or install them with one of the tools in the download section here on insanelymac. You can also add other Harddrives to your VM. What will not work: VMWares unity-mode in Windows - it's not supported for OS X yet. Gaming, the graphic is slow-ish but enough for coding, office, music and all basic tasks.
  2. Installation Guide : Hey there and welcome to the ultimate guide how to install Yosemite (10.10) or El Capitan (10.11) on the Lenovo ThinkPad "T410". Before you begin make sure that you are owning the NVIDIA model. (NVS 3100m 256mb / NVS 3100m 512mb) This guide may work for other models like T510, T410s or the T410 with Intel HD but theres no support for them. NO ONE IN THIS FORUM (INCLUDING ME) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS (DATA, MATERIAL, EQUIPMENT…) OCCURRED TO YOU, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE RESPONSIBLE, AND BY FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS YOU AGREE TO TAKE ALL THE RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. THIS INSTALLATION ISN'T WITHOUT RISKS SO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS BEFORE DOING ANY FOOLISH ACTION, BACKUP YOUR DATA! AND FEED YOUR CAT! Photos here are only examples, use your brain! First of all you should know the basics of hackintoshing. (GIYF) You will need Windows on your T410 for the WIFI patch and a working Mac / Hackintosh (running 10.6.8+) to prepare the installation media. Also a 8GB+ USB drive. El Capitan (10.11): Yosemite (10.10):
  3. This isn't meant to be a detailed guide, as there are lot of good ones out there - it's a log of the components I used, quick summary of gotcha's and confirmation that they all function perfectly for folks with similar hardware. Relevant components: The board (and onboard components) and CPUs are nearly identical to an actual MacPro 3,1 which results in a hassle free hack. 1 x Intel S5000PSL Server Board 2 x Intel Xeon E5450 (3.0GHz Quad Core) 24GB IBM DDR2-667 FB-DIMMS Boot Disk - 1 x 500GB Samsung 840 Evo SATA SSD Fusion Drive Storage - 1 x 128GB Sandisk v300 SATA SSD + 1 x 2TB Seagate LP SATA HDD 1 X EVGA GeForce GTX760 Preamble: This board was running Lion for the longest while until my video card died - it sat idle for a few years, until I decided this weekend that my MacBook Air 1,1 isn't cutting it anymore (2GB ram and a 80GB PATA drive are sometimes painful). Mainboard, CPUs, memory and HDD made the transition, all other components are new. Will upgrade to Xeon E5/ C602 eventually, when whatever version of Civ is out decides to make this box crawl.. Installation method: Retail Mavericks.app from store, installer created on USB Latest Chameleon applied, Latest FakeSMC dropped in (both from repo's) Use Chameleon Wizard to create a SMBios.plist with a Mac3,1 profile Set SATA controller in BIOS to Legacy (else you'll have the Waiting for root device… error), disable on-board video. Boot flags "npci=0x2000 DropSSDT=yes" Install, reboot, install Chameleon+FakeSMC, rejoice! What works out-of-box: Everything! PM natively supported (although these Xeons don't clock down that much just to 2GHz) Shutdown/ reboot works NICs natively supported What does not work: Sleep - this is not because of OSX, the main board DOES NOT support the S3 state (server board). I spent $40 on "Power Manager" to get it to shutdown after inactivity, but someone smarter could probably write a script. There's an Intel S5000XVN workstation board which uses identical components and does support S3 (untested, YMMV). For some reason it won't boot in AHCI mode without the "-f" flag - it seems like the kernel cache doesn't cache the AHCIPortInjector.kext (maybe because it's only a plist?). It would be irritating if I was booting from a HDD, but with an SDD it barely adds 5 seconds to boot. Tweaks: If you have SSDs like me and want TRIM, you'll need to fix up the storage controller. Drop in AHCIPortInjector.kext (from repo) to get the Intel ESB south bridge detected properly, add "-f" to your boot flags, change Storage controller to AHCI in BIOS, and away you go. Use TRIM Enabler/ TRIM script to get TRIM for generic SSDs Use "BuiltInEthernet=Yes" to get rid of any annoying AppStore errors - this can also be fixed by adding them to the DSDT under PCIQ (tested, works). I'm running it without a DSDT though and all is well. Installed nVidia drivers for my card to get some flakiness with my 144Hz monitor sorted. Summary: Extremely easy install Low maintenance build - upgraded from 10.9.0 to 10.9.4 without issues. Don't expect to have any ever, since all the hardware is natively supported. If you have this hardware lying around (or can get it free/cheap), it makes for a nifty, zippy low-maintenance workstation. I wouldn't recommend spending more than $300 though for board/CPUs/memory. As with all Intel server boards, the boots are slow - all their server boards take about 45sec just to do the BIOS POST. It's also a bit of a power hog (80W x 2 for 8-cores) - probably better alternatives out there if you're buying new gear. I'm not bothering to post any files since everything I used was directly from the repos, but will if requested. ~trini
  4. *****Full version of this guide now here***** *****NO PM SUPPORT, REPLY TO THIS GUIDE OR THE GUIDE BELOW***** **********(PM's don't help other people in the community)********** I'm sure we're all itching to give Mavericks a go so here's the install process: The process is mostly the same as with Lion/ML except a few subtle differences. Any problems with the below please don't hesitate to let me know. installation troubleshooting thread here: http://www.insanelym...roubleshooting/ Essential Software All included as an attachment below (use the V2 attachment). Creating the installer 1. Prepare your USB as GUID partition map with a HFS+ partition. 2. Mount your Mavericks DMG (Right click on “Install OS X 10.9 Developer Preview” then its in /Contents/Shared Support/InstallESD.dmg) 3. Mount BaseSystem.dmg by typing the following in terminal: open /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg 4. Restore “OS X Base System” to your USB 5. Navigate to /System/Installation your USB drive Delete the “Packages” link then copy the Packages folder from “OS X Install ESD” to this location. 6. Use pacifist to extract mach_kernel from /OS X Install ESD/Packages/BaseSystemBinaries.pkg to the root of your USB drive. (Note: This is in the attachment). 7. Copy essential kexts to /System/Library/Extensions on your USB stick. 8. Install chameleon to the USB drive 9. Create the extra folder for the USB (copy your old one over) 10. Copy your folder of essential software & kexts to your USB stick. Installing OS X 1. Install OS X. After install boot back into the installer then: 2. From the installer go to Utilities and Terminal. 3. Type cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/NullCPUPowerManagement.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ 4. Type: cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ (Note: the above assume you called the partition you've installed OS X to OS X). 5. Type reboot Part 4 – Initial boot 1. Reboot your system and boot to the USB stick again but this time select your OS X install. This should boot you into your installed copy of ML (any problems here try booting with -v -x -f before posting to the forum). 2. Install chameleon to your OS X drive. 3. Copy your Extra folder over. 4. Reboot & enjoy! Screenshot: Essential DP1 V2.zip
  5. First Post. First Hackintosh. First Vanilla Install. Took a few tries but now the system is up and running smoothly and blazing fast. Love it. System Specs 
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H (BIOS F7) MSI GTX 660 OCZ Vertex 3 SSD All other peripherals pretty much standard. I already had Windows up and running on another HDD. 1. BIOS Settings - Disabled all HDDs except the drive for Mac installation - Ensured that SATA controllers were set to AHCI and not IDE - Disabled Onboard Video (Monitors are connected to the GTX 660) - Intel Virtualization Disabled - XHCI Auto - XHCI & EHCI handoffs set to enabled - No other changes 2. Preparing the USB Installer I used this guide : http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/280756-guide-the-all-in-one-guide-to-vanilla-os-x-including-chameleon-dsdt-for-beginners/ It is the best out there for a plain vanilla install. Followed it closely but deviated from the process a bit while patching the installer (Step 2C onwards). - Did not use NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - Downloaded FakeSMC.kext v5.3.820 by kozlek with autoupdate disabled - Downloaded AppleIntelE1000e.kext v2.5.4c by hnak for ethernet - Downloaded GenericUSBXHCI.kext v1.2.6d2 by Zenith432 for USB 3.0 - Copied all three files to /System/Library/Extensions/ folder of the USB drive [ Attached all three Kexts to this post - KEXTs.zip] - Followed the remaining steps in Step 2C of the guide above. - Installed Chameleon 2.2svn r2255 to make the USB drive bootable (Newer versions of Chameleon 2.2 caused issues for me so I would advise you stick with r2255). - Used Chameleon Wizard and used iMac 13.2 profile in it to generate my SMBios.plist and placed it in the Extra folder of USB. - Created an Org.chameleon.Boot.plist file for the USB Installer with the following arguments and placed it in the Extra folder of the USB drive. [ Attached to this post Org.chameleon.Boot.plist-USB.zip ] -v -f dart=0
 GraphicsEnabler=No EthernetBuiltIn=Yes RestartFix=No 3. Installation USB booted up and installation went smoothly. Once it was complete, restarted and booted once again into the USB and launched the Terminal Utility of the installer to copy the above 3 kexts into the installation with the following commands: cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext /Volumes/“Your Mac Partition Name”/System/Library/Extensions/ cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelE1000e.kext /Volumes/"Your Mac Partition Name"/System/Library/Extensions/ cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/GenericUSBXHCI.kext /Volumes/"Your Mac Partition Name"/System/Library/Extensions/ reboot (If your Mac OS partition has a spaces in the name keep the quotes in the above commands). Restarted system and this time booted into OS X installation. Ethernet and USB 3.0 working (Tested speeds). Audio not working. 4. Post Installation & Audio Fix Installing Chamelon on Mac Partition - Installed Chameleon 2.2svn r2255 to the Mac Partition using Chameleon Wizard - Created a folder called Extra in the root of the Mac partition and copied into this the SMBios.plist file from the /USB/Extra folder - Created an Org.chameleon.Boot.plist file for the OS with the following arguments. GraphicsEnabler=No EthernetBuiltIn=Yes You can customize this of course. Just make sure you specify the above two arguments. [ Attached mine to this post - Org.chameleon.Boot.plist-MAC.zip ]. To fix Audio I used toleda’s solution. Go to your System Preferences and under Security ensure that programs from sources other than App Store can be installed. Download HDAEnabler1.kext from here : https://github.com/toleda/audio_kext_enabler Copy it into the folder /System/Library/Extensions of your Mac partition Open shell and type the following commands. cd /Volumes/"Your Mac Partition Name"/System/Library/Extensions sudo chmod -R 755 HDAEnabler1.kext sudo chown -R root:wheel HDAEnabler1.kext You will be asked for your password at some point. Enter it. Now download this by clicking on the "Download Zip" on the right: https://github.com/toleda/audio_ALC898 Extract the zip in the downloads folder (DO NOT MOVE IT). Double-click audio_alc898-85_patch.command to execute it. If you are asked for password enter it. If you get the following output then it was a success: Prepare Desktop/audio_ALC898 ... Archive: 898.zip creating: 898/ inflating: 898/Info-84.plist inflating: 898/Info-85.plist extracting: 898/layout1.xml.zlib extracting: 898/layout2.xml.zlib extracting: 898/layout3.xml.zlib inflating: 898/Platforms.xml.zlib Install files ... Password: Patch binary ... Fix permissions ... Kernel cache... Finished, restart required. logout Restart computer to complete installation The boot arguments for installer from here were incredibly helpful. PENDING: Create a patched DSDT. Any advice on this is appreciated. UPDATE: Sept 26 2013 Following issues come up frequently: Sleep/wake problem where the system freezes while waking up (no display either). Random complete system hangs where everything just freezes Prolonged waits and temporary freezes with the wheel spinning away to glory or the mouse not moving. ​Repaired permissions and also ran kext utility. Issues continue. Chipping away..will update once I have a stable system. KEXTs.zip org.chameleon.Boot.plist-USB.zip org.chameleon.Boot.plist-MAC.zip
  6. Decided to write an updated guide for 10.6.6-10.6.8 installation on a Lenovo T61 laptop Sorry for not having any style in this post (will fix up later) Files Needed: T61_snowleo (7zip file with everything included / besides boot cd) optional: Nawcom ModCD *The only known issues are the tilde key is not correct. If anyone knows of a fix let me know! also the brightness control 1. Use a bootloader to boot the LeoHazard Disc with flags -v -f (I use Nawcom ModCD) 2. Once booted, format a partition as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled), using GPT or GUID mode 3. Select the partition you just prepared and click the Customize button 4. Select Bootx86, VoodooPS2Trackpad, and VoodooTSCSync 5. Click continue and install LeoHazard to the disk 6. Once complete, restart system and keep the leohazard disk inserted. 7. When the menu for Disk selection appears, press f8 and move selection to the installed partition and type -v -f 9. Copy (this) folder to the desktop (T61_snowleo) 10. Install Chameleon bootloader from the utilities folder to your LeoHazard partition 11. Go to system preferences, right click on Chameleon and remove it 12. Install Tuxera NTFS from the utilities folder and restart 13. After restarting, run the Post Install script to finalize your installation 14. It's not advised to use my DSDT. If you want to extract your own, delete /Extra/DSDT.aml and reboot. Use Chameleon Wizard from the utilities folder to extract your DSDT.aml and place it in the /Extra folder. 15. Reboot and you should have working lid sleep 16. To update, download the combo update and install. After each update, reinstall chameleon and run Cleanup 17. Optional: download the non-system updates from the System Update menu *Notes: For 10.6.8 update, download 10.6.7 combo update. Use Pacifist to open the pkg file. Find System/Library/SystemConfiguration, right click on Apple80211Monitor.bundle and Install to Other Disk (choose LeoHazard partition.) Run Cleanup to finalize installation *Notes: If for any reason you cannot boot after deleting a kext from /System/LibraryExtensions, boot the LeoHazard disc with flags -v -f on the installed LeoHazard partition, repeating step 7 *Notes: To fix Mac App Store login error in 10.6.8, go to System Preferences, under location click "Edit Locations" and add a new location (name it anything). Delete the Automatic location and delete all network interfaces by pressing the '-' button. Go to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration and delete the NetworkInterfaces.plist file. Reboot and re-add your network under the System Preferences Network menu. -------------------------------------------------------- Also, I will update my script to install SleepEnabler later on. If you want to install yourself, use Kext Utility to install the correct version.**Wrong version can cause kernel panic (you've been warned.) Any problems, post here
  7. PowerMac G5 Late 2005 Vanilla mod no cuts Preparing days: (Finished Now see below for all pictures in Picassa) Hello, I am starting a G5 Late 2005 no cuts mod. And I will be using the Late 2005 front panel where everyone is so panicking about. Day 1: So first I had to get a G5 case, where do you search? eBay ! So I found a nice on in Germany, (I Live in the Netherlands) and bought it for €107 including shipping. Day 2: So 3 days after order my G5 Case arrived. I was really surprised it had an different front panel than I had seen on the internet. I already had the connector for it but since my Front Panel didn’t have an connector it seemed really complicated. But I thought what the heck, it has to be finable on internet what I have to do. But no!! I have not find anyone who explained how it has to be done. After hours I found one guy who has done this before: http://www.insanelym...pic=100720&st=0 But his diagram of the pin out did not seem right to me. And he didn’t explained how it had to be done. So I continued searching and found the original diagram from Apple. And someone else already had put it on insanelymac.com. So that was day 2. Day 3: I dissembled everything out of the case and purchased these things: Firewire: VIA VT6306 without firewire internal pins InLine 6 Pin internal firewire to external Arctic Cooling 92 mm Fan AF9L 2x for back Sata Power Cable extendor 0.5m Scythe 135mm Fan Kama blue led for Front Intake and it looks cool ;-) And This is the hardware I will put in: AsRock H61M/U3S3 (I have been with Gigabyte normally but AsRock is just perfect. It has features no other mobo has and still cheap and great.) Intel Core i5 2550K OC to 3.8Ghz (Yes this mobo has a unlocked multiplier till 3.8Ghz) 8GB 1333Mhz RAM Nvidia GTX 550 ti 3GB OC 1TB Hitachi HD for Mac and Windows 7 x64(only for gaming) So this is the Front Panel Pinout I used: 01 02 03 04 05 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Audio USB Firewire Button/LED unknown 01: Audio Left 02: Audio GND 03: Audio Right 04: Don't put a cable here 05: FIREWIRE GND (double) 06: USB VCC (+5V) 07: GND 08: GND 09: FIREWIRE TPB- 10: FIREWIRE TPB+ 11: LED 12: Firewire FW802C IC VDDA (+3.3V) This one goes in the PSU cable see below 13: Don't put a cable here 14: GND 15: FIREWIRE VCC (double) (+12V) 16: GND 17: USB D- 18: USB D+ 19: GND 20: FIREWIRE TPA- 21: FIREWIRE TPA+ 22: Power BUTTON Where it says 3.3Vdc|Vs you're gonna put Nr 12 (I used a special plastic with iron to make from 2 cable 1) So here is what I did: Here a Friend is cutting out the place for the fan Here are the rest of the pictures: https://picasaweb.go...feat=directlink <table style="width:194px;"><tr><td align="center" style="height:194px;background:url(https://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/transparent_album_background.gif) no-repeat left"><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/100254571448990169417/PowerMacG5NoCutsMod?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite"><img'>https://picasaweb.google.com/100254571448990169417/PowerMacG5NoCutsMod?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gYvPTkq6CQ8/T89pg7z5IKE/AAAAAAAAAZ4/uisQ5AJdNG4/s160-c/PowerMacG5NoCutsMod.jpg" width="160" height="160" style="margin:1px 0 0 4px;"></a></td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:11px"><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/100254571448990169417/PowerMacG5NoCutsMod?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite" style="color:#4D4D4D;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;">PowerMac G5 No Cuts Mod</a></td></tr></table> THX Conti:
  8. El Capitan Final - Clover USB Installer. *UEFI and EFI Format a 8GB+ USB with GUID partition mapping and name it Install. Insure the OS X El Capitan.app is in your Application folder. In terminal run the following script. sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Install --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction This will take several minutes so be patient, the script will notify you when complete. Now Install Clover to the Install USB. Download Copy FakeSMC (without plugins) to /EFI/Clover/kexts/10.11 (you may need create the 10.11 folder) Boot USB to Clover, highlight "Install OS X El Capitan", hit spacebar and choose "without caches" and install El Capitan. Re-boot to USB and select your SSD or HD to complete the installation. Install Clover to your boot drive. install your kexts to S/L/E or use Clover to inject kexts from EFI/Clover/kexts/10.11 Done Please post Clover questions here. Clover: Thanks Slice and the dev team. Clover Yosemite Edition : Thanks to snatch for giving me the idea EDIT: For anyone having a problem with this process: You might try using the HFSPlus-64.efi (Google it) rather than VBoxHfs-64. Also be certain you're booting from a USB 2.0 port.
  9. Original Post (Italian) : http://www.insanelym...l-dire-vanilla/ Generally speaking, we say something is Vanilla when it's as "pure" as its producer did in computing world. (The term Vanilla is mainly used in an unix environment to indicate that the Kernel is without any modifications) Regardless of the fact that it's really difficult to have a hardware which is 100% compatible with the operating systems from Apple(AKA OS X or Mac ), so we use the word "Vanilla" to describe that the kernel of the operating system is pure. And here are some examples: - Let's say I have a real Macintosh: I have a system 100% Vanilla .. Why ? For the simple fact that the hardware is fully compatible, and therefore the software (Kernel, Kext, Applications) did not require modification (in other words patch). - I have a Intel Hackintosh: I have a system almost 100% Vanilla .. Why ? The reasons may be due to the fact that even though some minor changes to the software (and its various components ) need to be made. - I have a AMD Hackintosh:I would not have a Vanilla .. Why ? The reasons are due to the fact that the Apple hardware does not provide support for AMD processors (currently only Intel and PPC),so it's impossible for us to use a Vanilla kernel. What does "patch" mean? It means that you have to make changes (eg to a Kext) What does "binpatch" mean? It means that you must make changes to the binaries (applications, generically commands)
  10. So I was looking at my Macs (The real kind) and noticed something I hadn't paid attention to before and that being that using Clover on my Hackintosh with 10.10 or higher (I am using 10.11.4) we in Hackintosh land see a black background in the boot screen (Apple logo, progress bar) as opposed to the more Vanilla kind you get on a native Mac EFI (grey/white background) in the real deal. Is there any way to get that? And a little side note if there's a fix for native resolution within clover when it comes to my setup that'd be pretty nice to know (Samsung UD series 28" 4K/UHD monitor, Gigabyte Z97X-SLI mobo and GTX 970) Everyone loves a non stretched apple