Sure looks nice to me. While no one can comment for sure on OS X on it just yet I think the chances are pretty darned good. It must be using Intel's chipset which means it's got the same chipset as the current Mac Pros. Could be a serious dream machine though if it allows decent overclocking. They said on Twitter that "Yes, it is a Classified model And all the features one would expect on a Classified."
That is an absolute monster! Would it fit in a G5 do you think? Imagine an eight core 4GHz machine with 24GB of RAM, quad 5870s and a couple of 256gb SSDs in striped RAID mode. :-O Chances are you could build all that for less than the current 2.66GHz Octo Mac Pro!
I think the reason for that is that the chipsets no longer support IDE or Floppy - manufacturers adding IDE or Floppy support add another controller such as JMicron's one on to the board. PS2 support, however, is I believe still included in the chipset.
Floppy, COM LPT PS2 and so is all part of Super IO chip, what I said is who will ever use on this high end boards PS2? I was happy to see they finally removed legacy crap from this boards but not PS2. Why still put that crap and assign resources on it? Not to mention floppy code is not even removed from BIOS, is just hidden so user can't see it.... That's why I said PC OEM's ODM's are idiots...
What a wonderful job done here !! Congrats. Since i've seen this superb G5 mod i've decided to build one too.
I would like to know if you'll be ok to share your back plane layout drawings.. It's just perfect i think. I guess i will organize a bit differently the hardware inside but what you've done here is really smartly done.
Another question, did you build an ATX plane to hold the mobo in the bottom of the case, or did you move the original holders and glued it ?
I'd like to build a durable case, i order to renew the hardware easily in few months/years.
anyone.. i need a dl link for the next controllers.having a asus p6t7 ws supercomputer..anyone please... 0) intel x58 / ich10r / 2x nvidia nf200 1) marvell 886121 eSata controller 2) marvell 88se6320 Sas controller 3) audio adi ad2000b 8-channel high definition audio codec thanx all. later
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Another truly fantastic build Steve! You just keep raising the bar! The braids look fab! You did a much cleaner job then me. 3x 480GTX must have made your bank manager cry! do you have a Windows partition installed? it much scream through benchmarks! How many MacPro/G5 Macs do you own now? A photoshoot of them all side by side would be great showcase of your skills. The Aqua-Mac collection! :-)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 4.5Ghz 457x9.5 @ 1.45v (D-Tek FuZion™ v2) DFI LT-X48-T2R (MIPS MCH1033 + MIPS MCH1149) OCZ DDR2 Reaper PC2-8500 (2x2GB) (Antec SpotCool Fan) Nvidia BFG 9800GTX OC 512MB 830/1240 (Thermalright T-Rad² 2 x Noctua NF-B9 92mm) Mac Pro Case ATX (3 x Noctua NF-S12 120mm) ThermoChill PA120.3 ( 3 x Noctua NF-P12 120mm) Corsair TX 850W ATX SLI PSU
Cheers man, well I have 2 mac pro builds, 2 G5 builds, 1 Level 10 & 1 Silverstone RV02 running OS X. My Wife has my original G5 and my lad one of the Mac Pro builds. There are still not many cases around that can hold a candle to the G5/Mac Pro case. I do have a win 7 e-sata disk and I have to say, I am sure the bank manager did have a bad week when I installed the 3rd GTX 480. I had to sell my 280's to make way for these.
How are you getting on with your mod, really looking forward to seeing it together. Should look fabulous in black!