This is my modded Powermac budget/mid workstation. Mainly for Linux dev work. Triple boot: Ubuntu, MacOS (openCore), Windows.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
MSI B450M MORTAR MAX
HyperX 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz CL16 Fury
Sapphire RX 5500XT 4GB
Seasonic Focus GX 650W 80 Plus Gold
ADATA 512GB XPG SX8200 Pro (MacOS/openCore)
ADATA 256GB XPG SX8200 Pro (Ubuntu)
Crucial BX500 120GB SATA (Windows)
be quiet! Shadow Rock 3 120mm
be quiet! Pure Wings 2 PWM 80mm
4 x be quiet! Pure Wings 2 PWM 92mm
ASUS BT400 Bluetooth 4.0 USB
I've read a a bunch of threads from folks with the HP ProBook 470 G5... wanted to ask how things went or are going with their 470 G5. I've just bought one and was thinking of putting High Sierra on a separate SSD drive... could you share your experience.
...24 hours later...
I went ahead and bit the bullet. I had an extra SSD drive with High Sierra already on it... seems like it's the UHD 620 giving folks a lot of headaches. I read a bunch of threads and spent at least 8 hours or more trying THIS and trying THAT... I really didn't have much success. Then I found a thread regarding the UHD 630 and it helped a lot... Google " Guide - Native Intel UHD630 Graphics support in macOS 10.13.6"
The SSD was installed with 10.13.1 ... so, I updated it to 10.13.6, and I used the 15,2 profile. NOTE: I wasn't able to install the Supplement Update (10.13.6) #1 or #2 ... probably because the drive doesn't have a recovery partition. I looked at the pkg and sure enough it has a payload for the Recovery Partition... I'll work on that another time.
Regardless though, success finally. I'm able to boot into High Sierra (10.13.6) with laptop's screen. I am still doing some tweaking.
It's says Graphics Display 7 MB, and it's lagging.
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p FHD - Full High Definition)
Framebuffer Depth: 24-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Automatically Adjust Brightness: No
I'll mess around some more and report back when I fix some more stuff.
Oh, apparently I have the Realtek card and not the Intel one... looks like the G5 has 4 different offerings. Who Knew? LoL.
Here is my build in its current form. I absolutely love this project as it has grown! All hackintosh install instructions were found at Ryzen Clover Installation Guide macOS Sierra - AMD - InsanelyMac Forum
First thing to know is that two of these systems were built at the same time. One for my buddy to use for his YouTube channel (See the video here for the twin system https://youtu.be/rRW4c1FnRrE), and mine. He called me up with an idea, to build a water-cooled Ryzen hackintosh inside of an old PowerMac G5 case, and as soon as he said the idea I was hooked. I have always loved the PowerMac G5 because when it came out, I liked to edit photos and it was what I thought at the time was "The Ultimate Machine". So here are some pictures of how it came about.
I picked up two PowerMac G5s (both working mind you) in case I messed anything up on the first one. I did not so now I still have a working PowerMac G5. Lol.
Starting off we have disassembly. Note that I don't have a lot of pictures of this progress as I have impulse control issues and wanted it apart ASAP. lol. This is a challenging computer to take apart but well worth doing as this case is amazing! The case I had was pretty beat up with scratches and stuff so I had to do a lot of sanding to get them out.
After disassembly, I took to a small test fit by placing an old mother board in the case to figure out where to cut out for IO in the rear of the case. A quick sharpie line and some dremel time were in order after that.
Following the IO I cut out the side panel for my piece of acrylic. Using the existing frame that holds on the door of the case, I marked 1/2" in from the inside edge of it and drilled holes in all the corners so they would be rounded. (remember that at this point you want to drill your holes with a 1/2" drill bit and make it so the outside of the bit matches up with your lines.) Then cut the acrylic sheet to fit the inside of the frame (not your cutout).
From there you need to use a jigsaw to cut along your lines and connect your 4 holes that you drilled.
Then on to paint. I sanded all the pieces with an orbital sander then used a can of primer and did 3 coats of primer on them all. Followed up with a few coats of black. I added a coat of clear to just try to keep it a little more durable but I should have just done more coats of black. To finish off the case, run some edge moulding around the side panel cut out and attach your acrylic sheet to the side panel with double sided tape. Re install your side panel frame and you are good to go!
To mount the motherboard, I used the existing standoffs from the PowerMac G5 case (be careful here as there are two different heights of standoffs). Add in some JB weld on the base of them and a small coat around the outside of them it was ready to go. I used a GPU to line up where it goes in the case.
Now for the final assembly. I test fit a bunch of different hardware placements but what I ended up settling on was the PSU at the bottom mounted with double sided foam tape. All of the cables were then run up the front side of the case along the motherboard mounting tray and grouped together using zip ties. It is also important to know at this point I bought a cable from Black CH mods to use the existing IO on the front of the case with an ATX motherboard. Radiator at the front with pump/res combo unit mounted to it using the EK uni bracket. I secured the radiator to the front with car grade double sided emblem tape. If you have ever used this stuff you know it is not going anywhere. I reused the existing hard drive cage from the case and secured it to the top also using emblem tape.
One of the most important steps in this process is the running of tubes (since it is watercooled and all). There are only 4 tubes in this build thanks to the plethora of fittings I have in the case. I don't know if I listed them all but any time you do a hardline watercooled build it is important to have a handful of rotary 90s and dual rotary 90s on hand. I tried to do it without them in my last version of this build using the NZXT H440 and couldn't get my tubing runs to look like I wanted.
Fill up the system, leak check, then hook up the power and you are good to go. I added in a RGB light strip and hooked it up to the ASUS aura sync header for a little bit more color. This process was a long time coming and took almost a month from idea phase to final assembly.
I spent a long time without a working home PC but man was it worth it! Thanks for reading!
Hello guys, I just got a Power Mac G5 complete desktop and I would love to tear it down and install all new hardware and make the best hackintosh I could possibly create.
I removed all the components and decided to keep the drive bay, bluetooth and wifi wires (maybe I'll toss them) and screws (why not!?)
The only thing this case is missing is the side panel, its gone and was gone from when I found it, as well as the G5 heat sink cover (damnit!)
Does anyone know where I could get a replacement cover or would I have to design and fabricate a cover from scratch? Any help is appreciated of course and I had no idea where to post this question considering all the main forums didn't quiet fit so I apologize in advanced.
It's my first post on this forum, so greetings for all
Few weeks ago, I've decided to do my first G5 PC Case mod, installing OS X (and Windows) on it. I'm something in the middle of the mod (my priority is to keep the inside look of the MacMod as close as the G5 was), and I wrote everything down on my blog site (its in Polish, but there are a lot of photos). I'm not sure if I can put a link in this post, so please enlighten me, if I can do this
My target is:
Intel i5 4670k (it'll be overclocked)
(for now) GPU built in CPU (HD 4600)
MOBO MSI B85M-G43
16GB RAM – Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600Mhz
SSD Samsung EVO 850 250GB (System OS X)
SSD Crucial MX100 240GB (System Windows 10)
HDD WD Blue 2,5″ 750GB (Time machine, storage)
PSU Thermaltake 530W Modular
Here are some photos from stage 1 - dissassembly of the G5.