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DrMacintosh

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    DrMacintosh reacted to Sauron in Elon Musk is officially the wealthiest person on Earth with a fortune of $185bn   
    Insane how he multiplied his already obscene wealth by a factor of 10 in a year by doing absolutely nothing.
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    DrMacintosh reacted to Blade of Grass in Elon Musk is officially the wealthiest person on Earth with a fortune of $185bn   
    Considering Bezos lost half of his net in the divorce too...
    That's false, his family has wealth. Have you read his biography? 
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    DrMacintosh reacted to jaslion in Elon Musk is officially the wealthiest person on Earth with a fortune of $185bn   
    One person really should not hold that much wealth that is just insane.
  4. Funny
    DrMacintosh reacted to Spotty in [kinda PC-like gaming now possible on iPads] First iPad game with mouse+kb support emerges   
    PCMR: "But can it run Cyberpunk 2077?"
    Apple: "... Can you?"
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from ScratchCat in [Build Log] The Definitive PowerMac G5   
    This is Build log of The Definitive PowerMac G5 case conversion. This build log uses the G5 mATX 120 kit from The Laser Hive
     
    These are the contents of the mATX 120 kit: 

     
    The kit includes: 1 x Aluminium mATX backplate; 1x trim panel for the rectangular I/O plate; 6 x standoffs to attach trim plate to backplate;  M3 screws and nuts for fixing trim plate; m3 countersunk fixings and nuts for attaching backplate to G5, motherboard tray, all standoffs and fixings for fitting motherboard to tray and tray to the G5.
     
    I posted here my guide on how to fully tear down a 2005 PowerMac G5
     
    The Build: I will be moving my current mITX rig into this case. Rig:
    Intel Core i5- 4690K Gigabyte Z97N- WIFI (mITX) 8GB Crucial Balistix Sport AMD R9 380 4GB  
    Day One:
    Once the case is teared down its time to make the modifications. The first step is going to be to mark where you need to cut out the back of the Mac. 

     
    Status: Cutting is half done. Too late and loud to finish the cutting today. Will update as progress is made. 
     
    Day Two: 
    Here is how much cutting I got done last night, today I’ll be finishing off the rest of the cutting for the rear. 

     
    Cutting is finished!

    Backplate is installed!                                                                                                           
     
    Day Three: 
    The motherboard tray is installed and ready to receive any motherboard for as long as the mATX form factor exists!
     


     
    I also have marked out where I need to cut the floor to get my PSU hidden behind the G5 shroud and PCIe bracket so it does not interfere with the motherboard


     
    Day Four: 
    The G5 cable arrived, giving me the Power Button, Power LED, front USB 2.0, and Front Audio

     
    Day Five: Completion

     
    PCIe bracket and bottom PSU shelf cut ready for final assembly. 

    Assembled
     
    Final Product

    To Do: 
    cable manage
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from ScratchCat in PowerMac G5 case mod preparation   
    This is a guide to disassemble* a 2005 Apple PowerMac G5. The main reason I am doing this is to mod the chassis to support ATX components so I can transfer my components into this classic case. This guide is preparing my G5 to receive a kit from The Lazer Hive which will allow me to install my current rigs Motherboard, GPU, and 120mm radiator. 
     
    Tools you will need: 4mm 9” Ball-Hex screw driver, 3mm Hex screw driver,  T-10 screwdriver, T-8 screwdriver, PH 1 screwdriver, #0 Jewelers Phillips head Screw Driver, 9/32nd- inch nut driver**, 1/4th- inch nut driver**, flathead screw driver (any size or length), pliers
     
    This teardown does not include instructions for HDD removal as my G5 had none, this teardown also does not include many visuals as to how to remove the top shelf.
    ** In the absence of nut-drivers you may use pliers to remove select nuts and screws, especially if you strip them (like I did about 3 times)
     
    Lay your Mac on its side such that the side panel is facing toward you Open the latch at the rear                                       Remove the side panel Remove the plastic air guard                                  Remove the front fan assembly by pulling directly up on it and the tab Disconnect the front speaker and fan assembly cables Remove the front speaker and fan assembly by pulling directly up on it Remove the plastic dowel and pin keeping the G5 shroud in place Pull the G5 shroud horizontally to the left and lift up to remove it Remove the air guide directing air over the CPU heat sync Disconnect the rear fan header                                  Unscrew the GPU PCIe bracket screw                      Unlock the GPU from the PCIe slot and remove the GPU by pulling directly up Apply pressure to the two tabs on the rear fan assembly and remove it by pulling directly up Remove the screws securing the GPU support bracket and remove it by pulling up (mind the tabs) Remove the screws securing the PCIe divider to the chassis and the logic board Remove the PCIe divider by pulling up after the screws have been removed Remove the RAM by releasing the locks on the modules Remove the 8 3mm Hex screws from the heat sync assembly Remove the dual Philips head screws                      Use the 4mm 9” Ball-Hex screw driver to remove the captive screws in the heat sync Remove the heat sync                                                                                                             Lift the metal bracket for the front fan assembly     Release the clips on the back of the metal bracket and remove the fan cable Remove the fan header from the Motherboard         Remove the screws securing the front panel board to the Motherboard Pull back and away on the front panel board to free it from the chassis Remove all connections from the Motherboard       Use the T8 screws to unscrew the leads from the PSU Undo the sudo-standoffs the CPU heat sync used Use the #0 Philips head to unscrew the 9 screws securing the rear fan grill to the chassis Remove the grill assembly                                      You can now lift up the Motherboard, remove it from the chassis Unscrew the two screws securing the PSU shroud and remove the shroud Remove the 4 T10 screws on the bottom of the chassis securing the PSU Remove this standoff to enable removal of the PSU Remove this nut to allow removal of the plastic liner in the chassis Remove the 5 screws securing the fan and HDD caddy to the shelf of the chassis Unlatch the optical drive and remove it by simply pulling up Remove all the 3mm Hex screws from the top shelf Remove the C-clip and push remove the pin holding the latch mechanism in place Remove the latch mechanism Unscrew the T8 screws on the back side of the shelf and remove the shelf Remove the bottom HDD caddy, mind the PCB.   Remove the two screws securing this fan in place Remove the 7 screws securing the top HDD caddy to the chassis Unravel the WiFi antenna from around the lip of the chassis Remove the 3 screws securing the antenna assembly and use a flathead screw driver to pry the back from the chassis Unscrew the 15 T8 screws                                      Success!                                                                   After all this I still cannot decide on where to put my PSU. I can put it in the front, in the shelf, or I can cut the bottom shroud and plop in there……..

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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from TetraSky in Bitcoin is breaking records again.   
    Crypto Currency is a self serving currency. It only exists to make the initial people who got in early richer. It’s not legal tender, it can’t be used to pay your taxes, it can’t really be used to buy a bag of chips or a Dr. Pepper at your local convenience store, and furthermore it can’t be earned form labor or services. 
     
    Now you tell me, what’s the point of a currency that can’t be earned?
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    DrMacintosh reacted to Moonzy in Bitcoin is breaking records again.   
    I have absolutely no idea
     
    But excuse me while I go buy some more GPUs with the crypto I just sold that I got from mining
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from jagdtigger in Bitcoin is breaking records again.   
    Crypto Currency is a self serving currency. It only exists to make the initial people who got in early richer. It’s not legal tender, it can’t be used to pay your taxes, it can’t really be used to buy a bag of chips or a Dr. Pepper at your local convenience store, and furthermore it can’t be earned form labor or services. 
     
    Now you tell me, what’s the point of a currency that can’t be earned?
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    DrMacintosh reacted to SteveGrabowski0 in Bitcoin is breaking records again.   
    Cryptocurrency is so retarded, but this is a world where you can sell idiots a bottle of water for $1.
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    DrMacintosh reacted to ragnarok0273 in Bitcoin is breaking records again.   
    I'm waiting for it to fall.
  12. Funny
    DrMacintosh got a reaction from kirashi in A high performance mini television in your pocket - new Sony Flagship phone leaks   
    It’s 4K for ants 🐜 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from FakeNSA in Hate seeing the camera cutout on Samsung devices? TOO BAD!!   
    Womp womp. Still glad I don’t have a phone with a notch. 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from Lobo Technician in A high performance mini television in your pocket - new Sony Flagship phone leaks   
    It’s 4K for ants 🐜 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from GoodBytes in Hate seeing the camera cutout on Samsung devices? TOO BAD!!   
    Womp womp. Still glad I don’t have a phone with a notch. 
  16. Agree
    DrMacintosh got a reaction from minibois in Hate seeing the camera cutout on Samsung devices? TOO BAD!!   
    Womp womp. Still glad I don’t have a phone with a notch. 
  17. Agree
    DrMacintosh got a reaction from Beskamir in Hate seeing the camera cutout on Samsung devices? TOO BAD!!   
    Womp womp. Still glad I don’t have a phone with a notch. 
  18. Agree
    DrMacintosh reacted to AndreiArgeanu in A high performance mini television in your pocket - new Sony Flagship phone leaks   
    Cool I guess but realistically it's going to be hard to tell the difference between 1080/1440p and 4k at such a screen size. I feel like you'd really have to squint at the phone to tell the difference.

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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from like_ooh_ahh in Apple made a BIG mistake   
    I think you got most of everything 
  20. Agree
    DrMacintosh reacted to Video Beagle in Apple made a BIG mistake   
    I'm not DrMac, but really, the main difference is the Command Button vs the Control Button. Most regular key combos are the same between the two with that button switched (cmd-c vs ctrl-c for copy for example).
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    DrMacintosh reacted to like_ooh_ahh in Apple made a BIG mistake   
    Its not exactly hard to learn. Sure there’s a learning curve but it’s actually easy to figure out. 

     
    @DrMacintosh did I forgot something? 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from Doobeedoo in Hate seeing the camera cutout on Samsung devices? TOO BAD!!   
    Womp womp. Still glad I don’t have a phone with a notch. 
  23. Agree
    DrMacintosh got a reaction from jagdtigger in Hate seeing the camera cutout on Samsung devices? TOO BAD!!   
    Womp womp. Still glad I don’t have a phone with a notch. 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from Bensemus in Voat.co, a social media website Shutdown their services on Christmas   
    Yes the website admins. To address your point about “free speech.” Free speech has limitations. You cannot advocate violence and encourage crimes to be committed. That is not protected speech under the constitution. 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from Bensemus in Voat.co, a social media website Shutdown their services on Christmas   
    Rules exist to help maintain a website/forum, appeal to advertisers/investors, and prevent the site/forum from being lambasted or taken down for allowing very not ok speech and illegal content on their site. 
     
    Without rules, you have chaos and nothing structured around chaos can survive. 
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