Project Mäcki: Final Thoughts

Project Mäcki: Final Thoughts

With this article we conclude our reporting on Project Mäcki and draw our final conclusions. This text was translated with the help of DeepL. Part of Project Mäcki This marks the end of a long journey that began exactly one year ago.. The first part of the project involved the preparation and assembly of the hardware, which took more time than originally planned while waiting for ordered components. We have described our work in a...

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Project Mäcki: Two concepts

Project Mäcki: Two concepts

After we have dealt with the experiences with our Mäcki system in the previous article, here are some more general questions that are also important in connection with the Hackintoshs. This text was translated with the help of DeepL. Community The community idea plays an important role in the Apple world, both in marketing and for the users among themselves. This is similar in the hackintosh scene, there are people who invest their...

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Project Mäcki: Our experiences with the system

Project Mäcki: Our experiences with the system

After we discussed the installation in detail in the previous article, we want to talk about our experiences with the Mäcki-system now. This text was translated with the help of DeepL. What were our goals? We started our project reporting on Mäcki with the words „We wanted to have something new to tinker with for some time…“. And in retrospect that was not so wrongly said, as we will see in the next chapter....

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Project Mäcki: Installation

Project Mäcki: Installation

In this chapter we will discuss our experience with the installation and the subsequent work. If you expect a point-by-point guide on how we installed our system, we will have to disappoint you. We are more interested in showing what considerations we made in the preparation of the installation and what technical terms we have dealt with. This will hopefully help you to find your way around the topic. If you don’t know much...

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Project Mäcki: What makes macOS attractive as an operating system?

Project Mäcki: What makes macOS attractive as an operating system?

Since a hackintosh is based on the operating system macOS from Apple, but explicitly uses different hardware, we ask ourselves in this article of our project coverage what makes macOS as an operating system so attractive or interesting. Source: Shutterstock In the following, with the support of the community, we have compiled a few aspects that we particularly like about macOS. It is not our intension to write an advertising text or...

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Project Mäcki: What is a Hackintosh?

Project Mäcki: What is a Hackintosh?

As of today, reporting on Project Mäcki will continue – so welcome back everyone! The first part of the project had been the assembly of the hardware and the watercooling rig. Now in the second part – as already announced – our experience with the system as a Hackintosh will be at the center of attention. Therefore, this article takes a look back at our hardware project and explains the term Hackintosh. Before we...

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Modular reservoir from Watercool: Heatkiller Tube

Modular reservoir from Watercool: Heatkiller Tube

The Heatkiller Tube is a modularly constructed reservoir from Watercool. Here, we present it in a review and include our experiences from our current watercooling project, where we used a Heatkiller tube. Shipment and technical specifications The tube is delivered neatly packed and is completely assembled. Watercool offers a variety of accessories to mount it in a chassis, which we present below. Assembly instructions are included...

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Project Mäcki: Pictures of the complete system

Project Mäcki: Pictures of the complete system

As promised, here are the final photos of the complete rig. But this not mean, that our project is finished. Assembling all components was only the first part, it will be followed by a review of the Heatkiller Tube from Watercool, which we installed. Afterwards, we will install two operating systems – for this, we have the two separate Samsung SSD. Aside from Windows 10, we will also install macOS which means building a...

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Project Mäcki: Tubing and Filling

Project Mäcki: Tubing and Filling

After we had finished the cabling, we went on with the tubing. First, we installed the 30mm-radiator (240er) at the top. Together with the fans it completely conceals the aquaero, so you cannot see it from the front. The rest of the tubes was set relatively quickly. On the image above, the connection between CPU and reservoir still makes quite a strong curve outwards. We shortened it later on before the filling. As always, we covered...

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Project Mäcki: SSD and Cabling

Project Mäcki: SSD and Cabling

Before we could continue with the tubing, we had to take care of some other things. One of these was the installation of the two SSD in 2.5-inch format. As SSD, we had decided on two Samsung SSD 850 Pro, because we had always had good experiences with them (and their predecessors) in recent years. For the installation of SSD, the chassis provides two mounting points on the back. The SSD is screwed onto brackets, which are then held...

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