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Old 04-14-2017, 05:43 PM   #1
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Not sure if this forum is staunchly PCMR, but im looking for some solid hardware advice on a 2007 mac mini. im looking to upgrade the gpu. i already have my plan b (external gpu in a little case) worked out, but i need some help with plan a which would be putting one inside.

specifically, im looking for a place i can siphon about 2.5 amps of 12v power, internally. anybody know where i could, or if there is another forum i should post this on.


so, i know there are probably a few questions people have, like:

q) why do you even want to do this? you could buy much better stuff that isn't a decade old! a)because i can. yeah, i know, my personal rig is a ryzen, this isn't about money. this was the first computer i ever bought.

q) the mac mini has integrated graphics, you know there's no way to upgrade that right? a) wrong, i'm going to use the mini pcie port with a converter and a pcie x1 gpu. yes, they do make gpus in x1 cards. mini pcie doesn't have 12v, which is why i'm here.

q) you know the throughput on a mini pcie port is going to bottleneck the gpu right? a) yeah, and i don't care, it will still be sooooo much better than the gma950 this is in there.

and no, i don't have any qualms about cracking it open, i've done it 3 times now when upgrading the ram, cpu and ssd. i would prefer not to have to solder, but i'm not completely against it.
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: mac hardware advice

I would think you'd get a better response asking your questions in a Mac oriented forum. As you stated, this forum is pretty much PCMR oriented.

Sounds like an interesting project though.
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I figured as much, thanks all the same! i'll post some photos, if i ever get it done...
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