January 15, 2014

Hackintosh Mod Used an Actual Trash Can to Look Like Apple's New Mac Pro

We've covered the Mac Pro quite a bit on No Film School (too much according to some of you), but considering how long Apple had kept the same design, there was no doubt a new one would get a lot of attention -- especially when it looks nothing like any computer you've ever used before. The general consensus is that the new Mac Pro closely resembles a trash can, so what better case to use for a new Hackintosh computer than an actual trash can? That's exactly what a German modder did.

Here's a little of the back story on this from Dschijn in the tonymacx86 forum:

As this build gets so much attention I think I have to clarify some details.

I am NOT the builder of this mod. I got the permission of the "modder" to present the mod here. The original thread of the build has been in a german forum, which name I am not allowed to post, and has already been deleted. The admins of the source forum are a little restrictive....

All credit goes to the user "sascha288", he is the owner and builder of that case.

The hardware inside:

Core i3 (Haswell)
Gigabyte z87n wifi
Radeon 7750
SDD & HDD
ATX PSU

And some glorious photos of the mod (for more check out the forum post). The Authentics Lunar white trash can was used (which you can also find here), and eventually painted:

And here is Apple's actual Mac Pro for comparison:

There is some decent power under the hood of the new Apple computers, and obviously this project was not done with performance in mind, but a mod constructed out of a real trash can to resemble the Mac Pro is pretty fantastic. For more photos and information check out the link below.

Link: 

[via 9to5Mac]

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55 Comments

Almost sad, almost.

January 15, 2014

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Edry

SLOW CLAP!

January 15, 2014

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Archie

+1

Followed by a slow rise and standing ovation

January 15, 2014

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jaye

wipes away a tear

January 16, 2014

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Brenton

Close enough. Five stars.

January 15, 2014

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Hubert

Just buy a Mac if you want one that much. I have a PC and I've had macs, I really like macs but I'm not really that bothered.

January 15, 2014

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Shaun Fontaine

Have you considered buy some sense of humor?

January 16, 2014

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Anh Dang

Guts looks so ordinery.

January 15, 2014

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hawaj

Well, they had the trash can part right.

January 15, 2014

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Santa Clause

The Apple copyright police will be knocking on your door to break your knees in the morning, then they will sue you.

January 15, 2014

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Daniel Horvat

Only if he tries to sell it for profit.

January 16, 2014

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Predrag

I don't think they will ask if they can break his kneecaps or not

Unless it has been cleared by Apple you are opening a can or worms regardless if you have the intention to sell

January 17, 2014

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Daniel

It's sad that something like this gets coverage on a film making website.
It doesn't even come close to the performance of the original Mac Pro and there fore is absolutely irrelevant.

January 15, 2014

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Michael

We're not just a filmmaking website...

http://nofilmschool.com/build-a-hackintosh/

January 15, 2014

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Joe Marine
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Shooter/Writer/Director

Indeed! Think people need to lighten up a bit and stop taking the serious pills! I think it's hilarious. :-)

January 15, 2014

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Wolfie

The Hackintosh guide was how I found this site a few years ago, but after going through that guide and not wanting to deal with building a computer, I got an iMac. Regardless, here it is over two years later and I'm still at this site, thanks to an article that had nothing to do with film making...

January 15, 2014

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julian

+1

January 22, 2014

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Ben

"this is a film making website.. fun not allowed" :P

January 16, 2014

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Brenton

Upvote for you

January 17, 2014

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Cyril

it´s, maybe, also sad when "creative" people take themselves too serious! :D :P

January 15, 2014

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guto novo

:}

January 15, 2014

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alex

Wow thats your reaction? Whats sad is your reaction lighten up mate FFS

January 15, 2014

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Ricky Pann

it's just a blog, don't be such a douche

January 15, 2014

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peter osinski

Oh its a Blog..then it must be serious then. We all know blogs are important

January 15, 2014

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Ricky Pann

Nailed it.

January 15, 2014

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tungah

Geez, you guys, doesn't anyone else find this funny? Great social commentary, bravo, Sascha288!!

January 15, 2014

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+1, mate, those who do don't comment as there's nothing to comment here except just clicking the like button :)

January 15, 2014

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Maxim Drygin

I'm with you, the only thing funnier would be someone dumping FCP in the lid...

January 15, 2014

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Ricky Pann

Michael ,

This website is one of the best filmmaking websites on the internet. Quit being an idiot. They can post whatever they want. If you don't like it then don't come to the site. I'm tired of all these haters giving the nofilmschool people grief all the damn time. They do a great job.

January 15, 2014

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Mike Thomas

You're right

January 16, 2014

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Andrew

points for trying, but i'll gladly wait for the real deal. though i would like a red one without the million $ price tag some guys paid. ;-)

January 15, 2014

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Steve, people miss you!

January 15, 2014

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Nelson

Wow all these Haters.. How about a bit of Kudos for some digital anarchy? Such safety...whew, are you all tea partyists, conservatives? Where's ya Punk FFS? Nobody who is actually creative would think this be anything other than 2 Kool 4 Skool... Have a wank, stop eating McDonalds, go out in the sunshine..Better still build a Hackintosh. :-)

January 15, 2014

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Ricky Pann

"digital anarchy"
<3
"Better still build a Hackintosh"
or buy a mac pro, dump OS X and put windows inside! :D :D :D :D :D

January 15, 2014

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guto novo

I always thought it looked like a garbage can.

Glad I am not the only one that thinks that now.

January 15, 2014

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Michael Hawk

Give it time. Soon garbage can Hackintosh's will be running faster than the real thing.

January 15, 2014

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moebius22

I wonder if the performance tests for the trashintosh will be as fast as the real thing.

January 15, 2014

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Bolex16

Shut up and take my money!.....

I'm planning on modding a wheelie bin and even cutting a hole on the side to include screen. Then you can just take your wheelie bin to your client meetings. Impressions indeed.

January 16, 2014

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hahahaaha...this is funny....why on earth they even think of it....don't worry, they will be real ones soon enough for him to buy.

January 16, 2014

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Is the top a coffee cup holder as well? If so, I badly need this to get me booted up in the mornings!

January 16, 2014

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ron

Well, if you think that the point is to looks like, you didn't understood what a hackintosh is. Performance is the point. Anyway, it looks quite similar.

January 16, 2014

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Adrián

Just buy a real one....a waste of my time....nothing else to blog about

January 16, 2014

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Kendrick

I think you're missing the point.

January 17, 2014

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Matt V.

Meanwhile, you can still spend $8000 on a brand new PC that looks like 1989.

January 16, 2014

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Zan Shin

What would be interesting would be to make a trashcan out of one of those old see-through bubblegum Macs from a few years ago.

January 16, 2014

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i wonder how good his cooling solution is.. if he has one in there..

January 16, 2014

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Brenton

Bloody love the idea of having a computer encased in something completely different! Wheelie bins, trash cans, toasters, kettles, fridges, cookers, teapots, training shoes, stuffed animals..... why, the list is endless

January 17, 2014

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Pete

+1

January 18, 2014

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Dandy Trooper

This shows how ridiculous the new mac pro is.

Im not sure which is more silly, the mac pro or the guy who copies it though.

It gets on my nerves how it gets displayed as the crisp clean cylinder on your desk, but by the time you connect the mountain of hdd's etc to it, its a mess. Isnt one of the features of a desktop that all the hdd's go neatly inside?

Apple missed the point with this release imo, and grew the hackintosh market in the process.

January 17, 2014

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jedics

I would love to see this turn into a trend. People building computers into furniture and household items. I wonder what other creative builds people will come up with. Steve Jobs' vision of computers becoming art may come true.

January 18, 2014

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Dandy Trooper

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