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Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Fitseries3, May 28, 2010.

  1. Dark_Webster New Member

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    With my system, I'm able to attain 100% compatibility with Snow Leopard :D (unless for the Mac hardware and the About My Mac says that I have a Dual-Core Xeon).

    All works, even my external WiFi.

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    Fitseries, try to use Multibeast 2.0.0 and install the vanilla kernel.
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    multibeast doesnt work on this setup.

    i think alot of you are missing the key thing here...

    this is running on my evga sr2 with dual xeon quads. 8cores and 16threads.

    what i aim to do is outperform the new mac pro's.

    i can run 4.5hgz 24/7 while the mac pro is limited to its stock cpu clocks.

    everything i've done so far is either from apple or the developer im working with. none of this is stuff you can just DL from the net and install.

    90% of it is edited by hand. i did have to make use of the 10.6.4 update which i dont think is out yet. one of the reasons for using it is that it updates the kernel to support westmere cpus.

    right now we are working on a kext for the marvell lan and sata3 as well as the usb3 which isnt supported by apple yet.
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    I got my CPUs today. Getting the rest of my stuff for my SR-2 Hackintosh the next two days.

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    the new mac pro with 5680s costs $12K with minimal specs.

    building it with the sr2 allows OCing and you can hand pick all yuor parts. also its cheaper.
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    i did not know that mac had an option yet with those cpus :toast:
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    its probably not listed on their site yet.

    however... it was the main reason for the 10.6.4 update..... to add support for the new cpus.
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    i see. that is just intense. after you OC this beast what do you plan on doing with it? disassemble it and start a new project?
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    lol

    this still has a ways to go until its finished.

    the only thing that will change over time is cpus, gpus and evolution of the waterloop.

    i may change psu's later when i need more power.

    other than that i dont think im going to be getting another machine for a while. my main rig(h55/i5 750) will have some changes here soon so that will keep me busy.

    i still have alot to do to this rig.

    i need 2 more 480s, 4 waterblocks for the gpus, the mobo block will be here soon, i may be switching to ek supreme HF cpu blocks, just swapped my redlines in and im currently working on getting some retail x5680s for her.
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    Single 3.3 quad, and dual 2.93 is available currently.
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    dual 3.8ghz 6cores will be a HUGE improvement.

    i still say PC kills the mac.

    with CUDA support stuff like adobe CS4/5 runs far better on windows pcs
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    Well, 10.6.4 was finalized yesterday.
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    Thats not the reason. Have you ever looked at how many processes a Mac has going at idle? I swear half the CPU power goes just to keeping the OS runnin' :laugh:

    Also comparing CS4 on a PC to a Mac is not fair. CS4 on the PC was 64-bit and 32-bit on the Mac. CS5 is now 64-bit on the Mac so they/I should see some improvement.

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