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Damon’s Compact Hackintosh

Case Wesena ITX-4B
MotherBoard Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI
CPU Intel Core i3 6100
RAM Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB 2 x 4GB DDR4-2400
Video Card MSI N750 TI-2GD5TLP w/retrofitted cooler from
EVGA Geforce GT 730 2GB (low profile)
PSU Pico PSU-160-XT (custom sleeved)
192w AC-DC Power Adapter
Hard Drives SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 128GB
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i
OS OS X EL Capitan

Builders Take

My intentions for building this PC was to go in my bedroom. It would have been used for streaming media (Plex), accessing cable (HDHomerun), and game streaming (Xbox, Playstation, Steam).

This PC was my first try at custom cable sleeving. I wasn’t too fond of the Pico’s ketchup and mustard wiring. So I sleeved those and changed the 4 pin connectors to black. I don’t think I did too bad for my first try…LOL.

As you know, only a single slot low profile graphic card will fit in this case. I wanted a decently powerful one (for the form factor) and not break the bank. MSI’s N750ti fit the bill…almost. The stock cooler is too tall for this case. So I used the cooler from the EVGA Geforce GT 730 2GB (low profile) and Plasti Dipped it black for a stealthy look. I even blacked out the GPU’s PCI bracket to match the black i/o shield of the motherboard.

As for the operating system, I originally ran Windows 10 on it. However, I always wanted to build a Hackintosh. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to give it a shot.

I haven’t decided on a permanent use for it. I currently have a full size monster rig (900D, 5960X, 980ti SLI watercooled) as my main PC and another small but-not-Wesana-small powerful itx build that I use mostly for 4K gaming and VR (spoiler alert:Lian-Li O5SX, watercooled, and it has a Titan X Pascal in it)…It’s actually the pc in the background of the pics I submitted.

I love building PCs. I especially love building small form factor PCs… something with functionality, creativeness, and cleanliness. Although they seem less complicated than a full size build, the limited amount of space requires more thought to achieve those things

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