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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:05 am 
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Scrapped plans for the Yosemite G3 hackintosh, as the Digital Audio G4 case has an extra PCI slot… enabling me to pop in two Radeon HD 5870 cards running in SLI mode. As the 750W power supply has the intake fan on the wrong side, I had to cut a hole for it to suck air in from the side of the computer. Sort of wonky, but it works.

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I still need to sort out the optimal cable routing as the inside of the case is a tad crowded.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:41 pm 
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If it was me, I'd just leave the back plastic off, at least over the power supply. You should get a little more airflow through the PSU.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:46 pm 
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Very nice.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:06 pm 
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SandyG3 wrote:
Very nice.


Thanks. It’ll be nicer—as well as qualify for being a “complete” mod—once I can sort out the cable routing such that the case closes all the way.

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Don't cards physically bridged in CrossFire mode cause crashes in OS X?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:39 pm 
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Squishy Tia wrote:
Don't cards physically bridged in CrossFire mode cause crashes in OS X?


I haven’t noticed any crashes in OSX. Running 10.6.8, which is supposedly “unsupported” with this “Haswell” architecture (10.8 and 10.9 and considered supported, yet I’ve been unsuccessful in getting them installed :roll: :?: ). Everything seems to just work fine. Haven’t tried any 3D games along the lines of Q3A or Unreal Tournament yet though.

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good work! very creative :g4:


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Just looking at those photos, I'd look into a relatively short ATX extension cable and CPU power cable. Then you could route those cables down by the hinge and up, under the cards, to their respective sockets. The 4-pin CPU power shouldn't be a problem but the ATX may have some clearance problems by the optical drive bays. If I have the length, I generally tuck cables down near the ATX case pan so they're out of the way.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:35 pm 
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The problem exists with the stiffness and heft of the main power cabling wanting to go it’s own way, and on top of that, that netting/webbing crap catches on solder contact points and wants to torque them. But yeah, it’d be nice to have longer ones and run them up along the motherboard.

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How about adhesive zip-tie anchors and zip ties to keep those cables routed to where you want them to stay? Maybe not the prettiest solution but a string of those anchors should keep the cable plastered to a case wall. Leave slack at the end where the (hopefully more readily flexible) extension cable goes.


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