HTPC plus gaming (Windows 10 Pro 64)

  • Launchbox
  • Emulators to run Gamecube, Wii, Wii-U and PS2 eg Dolphin, Cemu and PCSX2

Workstation Hackintosh (10.13.6 due to no nvidea support for 10.14.6 atm)

Majority of the hardware already purchased for previous builds.

Machine has 2 systems but without dual boot, this is to avoid the case of Windows updates breaking Clover boot loader. Switching systems happens through opening the case and turn on/off one of the systems ssd's.


  • Cooler Big Shuriken 3 in order to fit the motherboard, had to bend slightly the cooler heatpipes (added detail images, only 1 position does not conflict with memory sticks and the motherboard VRM).
  • The disadvantage is that whatever space could be between the CPU Cooler and the internal slim fan is now gone (FTZ01 max cooler height is 80mm and Scythe Bug Shuriken 3 is 80mm plus the slight bending).
  • CPU Cooler Fan and the case internal slim fan touch to the point that the internal slim fan does not rotate.
  • Applied standard external fan to the case, and moved both case slim fans into the GPU area.


Room temperature 20° C

Average idle temperatures 28° C / 32° C

4.2 GHz stock - 73° C max load (Running Cinebench R20)

Gaming - between 50° C and 60° C

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and clean mod. Hope it serves you well +1

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. Glad to see another Launchbox user. :)

As with the dual boot, you should be able to set the bios up to select which drive to boot from so that you don't need to worry about breaking clover; or having to physically disconnect the drive. It's what I'm doing with a Gigabyte motherboard and Windows/Linux. They both use their own boot loader on for their own drives.

I'm hoping to set up a 3rd boot someday with a hackintosh since my hardware is compatible according to tonymac, but needless to say any attempt I've tried has never gone well. I fully understand why you don't want to risk any changes once you get everything up and running on Clover/OSX.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, imo I prefer not to risk it, specially with a nvidea card without mac os native support (web drivers), morgonaut has a great video about dual boot -

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point