It is worth noting that Mountain Mods sells two different versions of their regular ATX motherboard trays. There is one with a single 120mm fan port (the one posted) and another that has dual 80mm fan ports. The back panel on the single fan setup is too wide to fit the G5 case without significant modification. The twin 80mm setup is actually narrower and fits the G5 case just fine. I am working on a G5 mod with the twin 80mm version and it works great.
No not yet I am afraid, been doing 12 hours a day at work, it's our busiest time of the year and all of a sudden it's gone nuts! Talk about famine to feast!! Don't worry though, I will get one as I too want a fully functional board, it's just securing one at the right price! I will PM you when I have ordered one.
Wow, you got it working! Does this mean you had to make other fixes too or did it work of the bat with the ones you already made. Also is your SAS kext 64 bit yet?
PS, I got hold of a P6T6 WS Revolution board like the one I think you have as the sas ports on my P6T7 are pretty un-accessable so experimentation should be a lot easier. Got it up and running last night but the DSDT needs patching. I looked into the mods you did on my P6T7 DSDT, but I keep getting errors when rebuilding. Is there a really good tutorial for DSDT you can recommend or any chance of sharing your DSDT?
Either way congrats, that is one amazing bit of ingenuity!!
ps: Ok I just broke the bank, it may be here tomorrow!!
I'm new here, and just let me tell you that I'm really impressed by all the things I've read here.
I'm an old Mac User, and I'm considering the building of a Hackintosh, as Apple Mac Pro stations are not matching at all my needs. (more PCIe slots, rackmount possibility, and removable hard drive drawers).
Then, I found the P6T7 mainboard, which is very close to what I need... And then I found this forum !
I think I'll buy this mainboard in few days, and I'll keep you informed of all this.
I am looking to build a computer almost exactly like this with regards to components with the exception of using 3x EVGA GTX 285 cards as thats what is currently available for sale. How difficult would it be to get this running with 10.6.2? Does all the features work with this setup? I'm new to OSX86 and trying to learn and understand as much as I can before pulling the trigger on a rather expensive order to newegg. Thanks for your time.
There should certainly be no problem building a hackintosh based on 2 x GTX 285's. I have built 2 hackintoshes based on this board (P6T7) One is working with 3 GTX 280's as seen in the photos you speak of and the other is working with 2 GTX 285's but I cannot seem to be able to get it working with 3 cards for some reason at the moment even though the bios and everything else is the same. So I would say to you go ahead if you are prepared to use 2 cards. In OSX 86 you cannot use SLi and the cards are seen just as another card for extra monitors. Obviously, choosing the same hardware as me will make things easier as I already have software to make the hardware work. This hardware I would recommend:
Asus P6T7 Motherboard
Core i7 920 (Will over-clock to 4 Gigs without any voltage enhancement) OR Core i7 950 (Will over-clock to 4.2 Gigs without any voltage enhancement)
Thanks for the fast response. I understand about the no sli/crossfire part and wasn't really even planning on it but more for the ability to have one monitor per card. My current display is a Ergotech base supporting 3x Samsung 244T monitors each at 1920x1200 for a total of 5760x1200. I really wish the ati 5870 was supported so we could use Eyefinity for the appearance of one giant monitor rather than 3 separates, but we can't always get what we want.
I wouldn't count on 4GHz on a 920 with no voltage enhancement, that is very much the rarity. Most D0 920s overclock to 4GHz with only a relatively safe voltage enhancement though. You've definitely hit it lucky with your 950 Aqua, 4.2GHz without a voltage enhancement is pretty darned impressive for any i7. I know of one person who's managed to get 4GHz on their i7 by even undervolting their CPU but others have struggled to reach even 3.6 or 3.8GHz. I'm at 4.2GHz now but I'm having to use a fairly substantial voltage boost (about 1.35V instead of 1.2V standard).
Scorch95, fingers crossed the 5870 will be supported soon. Apple has kept it's high end GPUs with ATI for the past few years and since they got burnt by using nVidia's faulty GPUs in their laptops they're definitely using nVidia as little as possible. Pretty much the only nVidia chip they're using now are the integrated 9400s. Chances are that when the Mac Pro line is updated, 5870 drivers will come too. Chances are also that Apple will release new Mac Pros before ATI and especially nVidia are able to release any new cards so if you were to get two GTX 285s now then you wouldn't lose much in value if you sold them on in favour of a 5870 or 5970 when they get supported.
Has anybod seen the new EVGA board that is quietly being shown? I know the official talk date isn't until CES 2010 but I wonder if we would be able to get that thing working on OSX. Dual 1366 with multiple X16 lanes. Supposedly the 4xsli Classified's replacement so more than likely have 7 pcie lanes with 4 of them being 16x speeds. Off topic sorry but back on track, do we know when the mac pro update is going to be? I could possibly hold off until then.