Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Hackintosh. A Story of Discovery and a Really Kick Ass Computer (That worked like gangbusters for 6 months and then went tits up)

Here's the makings for my hackintosh I recently made. You can find the parts here.

• Antec High-End Performance Case P183 V3
• GIGABYTE GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B​3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
• Intel Core i5-2500K Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155
• Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit for Intel and AMD Platforms CMZ16GX3M4A1600​C9B
• GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD6850 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/Displ​ayPort PCI-Express Video Card GV-R685OC-1GD
• Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT128M4SSD2
• Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST31000528AS-Ba​re Drive
• Pioneer Internal Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer BDR-206 (Black)
• OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Apple >Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard

Putting together the computer was a snap. With a friend of mine who knew what he was doing, it took about two hours. When I started to install the system, I ran into Kernel panic. This was because the Sandy Bridge installation needed to be patched. So, here's what I did...

(I pretty much followed the instructions here. Read this carefully before progressing.)

• Launched iBoot
• Installed Snow Leopard
• Configured MultiBeast
• Installed UpdateHelper
• Rebooted
• Ran Mac 10.6.8 Combo Update
• Rebooted

Viola! Booted perfectly. Only problem was the sound and networking. I searched on this site for how to finish that and came across this post from Frostcall, who has a much more detailed description then here.

Based on this info, I basically checked my off my Multibeast exactly like the image below...

WHAM! Networking popped up instantly and audio came upon reboot.

I went to the Apple website and looked at their custom built computers. The result from apple was an outrageous 6,124.00! I had spent only 1,300.00.

I hope this helps anyone who needs it.


The whole thing went tits up so I tried to fix it. Unfortunately no one on any of the boards would help and so I said fuck it and got a new MacPro and we're doing just fine. Oh, and bulletin board? Suck my balls. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Here's a list of films that I'm going to be watching this Halloween. I don't much like gore flicks or torture porn, but I do like creepy ghost flicks.
Recently people have been asking me about what I like to watch and what I'd recommend. So, here's my list of great spook films for your possible perusal this Halloween season.

The Changeling
The Entity
The Haunting (1963) NOT the 1999 one.
Burnt Offerings
The Legend of Hell House
Stir of Echos
The Uninvited
Exorcist 3
The Shining
The Uninvited
The Sentinel
Lake Mungo



The Eye

The Devils Backbone
The Orphanage

British Ghost movies: These are hard to find but worth it.
Whistle and I'll come for you
A warning to the curious
The Stalls of Barchester
Lost Hearts
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas
The Ash Tree
The Signalman
A View from a Hill
Number 13
Schlacken the painter
The Woman in black
The Stone tape
The Innocents