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#1 2014-06-05 22:54:26

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Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

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#2 2014-06-05 23:01:40

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

I built 2 of these rev one and rev two smile

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#3 2014-06-05 23:09:48

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

REv 2 of the cable box hack

Made PURELY out of left over parts... i like a challenge  ...   i reused the actual DVR PSU to run the atom board ....   WOW!

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#4 2014-06-05 23:12:49

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

this one is just pure awesomness.

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#5 2014-06-05 23:30:13

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

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#6 2014-06-06 00:03:05

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

Back in the days before cheap MP3 players, and portable phones internet streming routers, etc.. I built an old P3 inside a motorola cable box, I replaced the screen in front with a 4x40 line LCD display hooked into the parallel port of the P3 board.

I also repurposed the IR sensor and hooked it into the serial port and used IR to key mapping software. This allowed me to put a streaming media music player in my stereo cabinet (who has these anymore?). and be able to listen to music on the network, or shoutcast.

You never knew it was booted yet until the LCD display was initialized. the program LCDInfo would startup and init the display, then I knew it was ready to go ;-)

Man have times changed.....

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#7 2014-06-06 03:28:25

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yes but that sounds pretty cool!! smile


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#8 2014-06-07 02:18:24

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Yea. You remember those old packard bell serially connected IR remote control sensors? Some of the old packard bells came with a multimedia remote. Well, I used that sensor PCB and wired it into the front face panel to "hide" it. Hack, but it worked.

I would have loved to use a VFD display in the front panel, but I couldnt afford it. I was in high school at the time and didnt have a job or budget. So I opted for a 4x40 backlit HD44780 LCD I got real cheap. Back in those days there was a strong modding community for Car PCs, and wiring these things up to parallel ports. Using programs like LCDinfo, LCDSmartie, and LiquidMP3, etc... to control them. They had Winamp and musicmatch jukebox plugins that allowed you to view/control your music library, and spectrum analyzer output.

Nowadays, theres no demand. Mobile systems/tablets have enough power and are small enough it eradicated that niche, so none of those programs are updated anymore. media center PCs these days, some of them still have the VFD/LCD on the front which is controlled by these apps.

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#9 2014-06-07 04:14:59

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

Love the ammo can and laughed quite loudly at the shit-gooped-to-the-back-of-the-monitor "AIO" hack.


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#10 2014-06-07 04:40:17

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

shit-gooped-to-the-back-of-the-monitor "AIO" hack.

as i said pure awesomeness :-) i knew you would love that one.


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#11 2014-06-07 19:23:06

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

Here's some better pictures of the "G4"

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Out of interest, how many of you actually use these builds on a daily basis?

I have built loads of systems in random cases over the years (Some hackintosh's, some not) but most of them are built just because i could and never really got any use. The G4 actually started out as one of these, i decided to try the Socket 771 to 775 mod and then needed a case to put the board in, and i don't think anyone has ever made a case that looks better then the G4 cases, so what could be better wink Then i needed a more expandable box for my mediacenter than the atom box i was using so i ended up using the G4

Other than the G4 i also have my QC i5 desktop and QC i7 acer laptop but there isn't much point in posting them because they just look like PC's (largely because they are smile )

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#12 2014-06-07 21:46:17

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

all sold.


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#13 2014-06-07 21:52:57

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

You sell them? Not a bad idea, those ones you have built are pretty sweet, I especially like the ammo box ones (Have i seen pictures of them someware before or did i imagine that? )

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#14 2014-06-07 22:07:05

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

not any more.    not cost effective.    pretty much all vintage now smile

I might have posted one or 2 on another forum...
but i am sure those pictures are toast by now anyways.

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#15 2014-06-07 22:17:39

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Ahh ok i probably did see them once before then
I have seen a few pc in ammo box builds but those pics, particular the top down one showing the innards really rang a bell

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#16 2014-06-07 22:34:57

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yeah its funny all the parts fit like a glove!    i built 3 of those actually!


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#17 2014-06-08 01:44:46

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

ive seen ammo case builds, and the aluminum/carbon fiber (movies bomb case) all-in-one PC builds and always thought they were neat, thats for sure.

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#18 2016-06-12 18:46:06

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

Thought I might dig up a 2 year old thread and post some pics of my latest build smile

I can't really call this one a hackintosh yet, as I am yet to get it to boot OSX (As the box currently has a lowly celeron in it and it just dosen't seem to be compatible with OSX, It will be getting a i7-4790/k next month but i don't have the money for one just yet)

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It still needs some more work, I need to route a Ethernet cable to the back and i'm hoping to add serial and ADB ports to it smile

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#19 2016-06-12 19:15:03

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

Cool stuff. Speaking of cooling, did opening the lid of the ammo can power the unit up?

None of my hacks are "hackintoshes." Did the REAL Cat Mac/Hackintosh thing back in the day and sort of resent a time honored hardware hacking term being usurped by software types merely installing an OS where it doesn't belong. Love sticking it to the OSX pushers though! big_smile

Fabulous case hacks for said software hack though! smile

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#20 2016-06-13 07:00:26

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all the ammo cans had a power switch right near the main board.


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#21 2016-06-13 07:22:57

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i went through my old blog and found a few more.


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Once i found good hardware that i knew i could count on i bought enough to build 4 systems.
everything worked... CI CE, Sound, Ethernet, everything.... i was so proud.  10.4.11
even did a q6600 for a guy too.

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Metal stop me... Nahhh :-)

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i built this one for my wife, this was back when we first met and money was tight, it was made with all spare parts i had lying around.
i thought she would appreciate it more then what she did... i am mostly a man of utility...  and dammit this thing could play warcraft just
fine... and that was her game back then.  but needless to say she called it a POS and was more then happy to get a Normally Built system about 4 months later
after i got some money together after some sales.

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this was my basic production unit... man sold a living shit ton of these back in the day.

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this was my home office in 2007, and i system i was about to sell.  it was a quad core of some kind forgot what one though q9400?

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Before all that i was getting loads of iMac and G3/G4 power mac from a recycler and selling them.

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My old Warcraft Character before the game went lame.

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#22 2016-06-13 07:47:26

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i like that Iici build man smile


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#23 2016-06-13 19:13:17

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

uniserver wrote:

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That thing is boss.


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#24 2016-06-13 20:50:42

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

Hey man what can i say, she needed a computer...we had no money... I'm a can do ... smile


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#25 2016-06-13 23:05:01

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Re: Post Pics of your Hackintosh Builds :)

I have done mediacenter builds like that a couple of times before, just throw a bunch of parts on a shelf next to my tv and plug it all in

On the topic of the IIci, I can now officially call it a hackintosh:

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Turns out all I needed to do was put in a fake cpu id (hence why OSX sees the Celeron as a i5 smile ) and disable some power management features not supported by the Celeron

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