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Power Mac G5 Gigabyte Mod

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Hi all,


Here are some pics of my Mod.


It's mainly a Gaming/Multimedia Machine (Win7 x64 solo at the moment).

I've been using it for a month now.


The main concerns were :

- Minimum Noise (less fans needed):

from 8db (idle mode) to 35db (load mode) : away from the case

- Heat Management (that is the main reason I went from my Lian-Li PC V1000 case to the G5 case: with my new components in the ancient case, I had had some "heat" sudden reboot):

Temps are : CPU 28°C/48°C; GPU 32°C/65°C; Case 30°C/38°C.

- Easy (Lazy ;-) Modding (less dremeling possible)


The components:

- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (OC' @ 4,015 Ghz)

- Gigabyte GM 880 UD2H (mATX)

- 2x4 GB 1333 DDR3 Kingston value ram

- Gigabyte GTX 560 TI (OC' @ 900 mhz - OOTB)

- 1 OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SSD (system)

- 2x1,5 TB WD Green Caviar HDD (data)

- LG Combo Blu-Ray 10x

- LEPA G-750 MAS modular PSU

- CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO

- BlackCH Front I/O Kit


Txs for inspiration found here & @ TonyMacx86.com












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Just wondering... is the Darwin kernel still being patched for AMD processors?

not sure

last time I installed OSX, was with my thinkpad (pentium M btw) ... so long ago

but good question

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That question just poped out of my head. I remembered my first Hackintosh build is on an AMD machine and boy that was a tough job trying to get everything running.


Switched to Intel a year later.


Great job on the mod though, Something I'd wish on my current build is better cable management, and it's pretty hard if you are on a budget and rather stay away from modular PSUs.

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