Amazing Cargo Cult Mac Pro Mini
This fantastic Hackintosh has 2GB of RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo CPU and WiFi. Created by modder Widefault, it cost very little to build and occupies a similar footprint to the Mac Mini.
I bought an Aaeon Gene 9310 on Ebay for a ridiculous price. ... I'm running the ATA drive because 1.) I had it, and 2.) the board has a 44 pin IDE header on board. This means I could power the drive right from the board, no extra cables. It does have two SATA connectors, BUT the board has no power output on board. I'd have to find a power source on the board to tap and make a cable to go to the drive. Right now I have one 44 pin cable from board to drive that carries data and power. Less cable clutter than running seperate SATA data and power cables. Honestly, the only way I'd consider going to an SATA drive is if I found a deal on an SSD.
Only has a VGA output. There is an adapter board to add DVI, but it would also add $125 to my cost. Not worth it to me.
No optical drive. Some sacrifices need to be made to keep the size down, and that was the one this time. I have a couple USB CD/DVDs so it's not much concern. I load most software off the network, anyway.
Have to ask... how many USB ports?
Completed Project: Hackintosh, Jr.
Widefault [via Technabob
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