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FlatKing says

Has anyone got any experience building a hackintosh?

I much prefer building my own computer and I really need to upgrade my rig.

Seeing as it’s going to be upgraded I was thinking of just making a hackintosh and get the best of both worlds with mac and windows

Obviously it means a lot easier upgrading with new SSDs and RAM and works out quite a lot cheaper for an epic build

Ninja edit. I’ll be running on 1×29” monitor and 2×21.5” monitors so choosing a IMac would be a big reduction on screen size

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Nitro_Themes says

Just get a Mac Pro it will do you fine.

check it out.

http://www.apple.com/ca/mac-pro/

Cheers Lester

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squaredWeb says

Dont get a mac pro. I like apple products and mostly they are well worth the premium price, but the mac pro is just a ripoff in a fancy case.

If you are interested in building a hackintosh http://www.tonymacx86.com/home.php is a good starting point. Ofc at your own risk and liability.

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Themewaves says

Just get a Mac Pro it will do you fine.

check it out.

http://www.apple.com/ca/mac-pro/ Cheers Lester

+10000 :)

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FlatKing says

I really don’t like the look of the new mac pro, and I’d much prefer to spend £1,000 on something that’s “worth” £4,000

Mac Pro vs Hackpro

  • Price – £2,499 vs £1,693.97
  • Processor – 3.7GHz 4 Core vs 3.8GHz 6 Core
  • RAM – 12GB vs 32GB
  • Usbs – 4 USB3 vs 6 USB3 & 5 USB2
  • Storage – 256gb vs 3×128gb


Just seems like a massive no brainer, seeing as I can add another 32GB of Ram, or more graphics cards or change the processor etc
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tommusrhodus says

You’ll need to do some serious research into working hardware first. A few years ago I turned an Acer netbook into a working mackintosh. It was great, until I realised there was absolutely no way to integrate the Wi-Fi chip with OSX.

Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance :D

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ThorneMedia says

As Tommus said above building a hackintosh requires alot of preparation into the hardware you will be choosing, look around for drivers etc. (alot will be 3rd party) Also be prepared for one day something to just not work after a update (or sometimes randomly).

I built one a few years back just to have a go. It latest a few days until i started having driver issues of which i could never find a updated version and gave up.

You have to think of a hackintosh as a project in it’s own right. There will be alot of stress and headaches along the road but if you get it all right then i’m sure it would be awesome.

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outandouter says

I turned a fairly decent HP Envy 14 into a Hackintosh around two years ago (it did require quite a bit of trial and error as others have mentioned above). I had no problems with the drivers and everything from CPU to GPU to WiFi was fully compatible.

I bought a lesser spec’ed Macbook Pro 15 a year later.

The difference was IMMENSE.

Moral of the story: DO NOT expect the hackintosh machines (esp. the laptops) to even come close to the experience of Apple machines irrespective of whether or not the drivers for your hardware are available. The premium price is worth it, trust me.

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themepunch says

I personally never build one myself but this guide is told to be the “bible of Hackintosh” ;)

http://lifehacker.com/the-always-up-to-date-guide-to-building-a-hackintosh-o-5841604
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