Description

This is an enhanced build based on the Artsy Medical Imaging rig that I posted about 1 month ago. I have customized and 3D printed certain parts to hold the Blue Ray drive, 2 fans and 3 additional PCIe cards.

The build is based on the Intel Core i7 4.2 Quad Core CPU (water cooled) and 2 SLI bridged EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 FTW cards. A 1 TB Samsung 960 Pro M2 drive carries the MacOs and the Plextor M8Pe 1TB PCIe card the Windows OS. A 2TB hybrid drive functions as internal OS mirror disk and an internal 10 TB HDD is for data storage. An external Thunderbolt 16TB Mercury Elite Pro drive serves as an external backup disk.

I have maxed out on ports: Thunderbolt, USB-C, Firewire 400 and 800, USB 3.0 and memory card readers. In order to install 6 PCIe cards, I moved the GTX1080 FTW cards into vertical position using 16x risers. I then 3D printed a PCIe card holder, which I used to install the additional 3 PCIe 1x cards in the Thermaltake case. The fan was moved out of the way into a horizontal position using a 3D printed fan holder. The PCIe 1x slot were split into 3 using the Amfaltec splitter and appropriate riser cables.

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Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow, you are seriously the first person ever to hack a hackintosh for windows! Awesome build as well!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much, ClawMachine. I enjoy working on the machine.

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

This is awesome. Very unique use

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I then 3D printed a PCIe card holder

THIS...very cool!

Do the patients lay on the hardwood floors during the CAT SCAN? :)

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. No the patients go into a PET/CT scanner ;-) I used the image processing capabilities to review my late wife's scans. Thank you for the tip regarding the rebates!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy cow, this is incredible! Extremely impressed with your work!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much, Sekkusu. I appreciate your compliment! Hartmuth.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly this is a pretty confusing mess to me, but if you make it work to the max of its potential for what you do. Then I'd say you did a good job, even going to the extent to print custom parts for accessories that you need shows dedication.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually pretty simple. It has a CPU, 2 GPUs, a couple of solid state drives and 3 PCIe cards for Wifi, USB3.1, FireWire. That's it, really. Thanks for the encouragement.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I mean like the addition of the mods and stuff I should have been more specific. Cluttered would be a better word but you make it work, its non the less a good build just theres alot going on

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ;-). There is a lot going on, indeed. I kinda kept adding stuff. Works better than a regular Mac, which I find surprising.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I onced owned a mac, still do really. Sometimes use it sometimes don't there really isn't anything that it can do as its way less powerful than my desktop making it irrelevant.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the Firewire card SY-PEX300016 worked out of the box? Some people mention only the SY-PEX30009 works... I want to combine it with a Z270X motherboard, maybe that's the problem?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello Wietse85,

Yes, the FireWire card worked right out of the box on my hackintosh. I use it to import my old videos into Final Cut Pro.

Best wishes, Hartmuth

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I hope it will work with my build :).

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck! I hope it will work for you.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks awesome. Practically speaking is there any specific use of such a high end rig for imaging? What type of processing power do u need for medical imaging and why?

Thanks

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, Geronemo3. I do PET/CT image analysis and it is good to have a lot of GPU power, hence my 2 GTX1080 cards. SLI doesn't work on a Hackintosh (at least I haven't figured out how to get this working), so this benefit only exists on the PC. The main reason, howver, why I built such a high end rig was, because I could ;-).... I enjoyed it. Have a good day. Hartmuth.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :-)