I became inspired to build a hackintosh "supercomputer" about a month ago. Installation was fast.
Because of how well the community supported me through my journey of selecting the hardware for the perfect machine for my needs, I would like to pay it forward.
Without further ado: Here it is, the ultimate Sandy Bridge dual-boot hackintosh super machine:
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth P67
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K, overclocked to 4.4GHz stable for 24/7 use
Cooler: Zalman CNPX11S
- Four (4x) COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm BLUE LED
- One (1x) NZXT FN-200RB 200mm BLUE LED
Graphics: EVGA GTX 480
Memory: Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 (16GB : 4x4GB)
Power: Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750-watt silver certified
Bluetooth: Rocketfish RF-MRBTAD
Webcam: Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000
Wireless: Netgear WN311B Wireless-N
Optical: ASUS DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD +/- R/RW
Sound: ASUS Xonar Essence STX (Windows only)
Case: NZXT Phantom
- Two (2x) OCZ Vertex 3 SATAIII Solid-State (SSD) 240GB (480GB total) for operating system and applications
- Three (3x) Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB SATAIII HDD (6TB total) for storage
- Logitech G110 USB LED Gaming keyboard
- Logitech diNovo Edge Bluetooth Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech LX7
Everything above worked Out-of-the-box using Andy's Boot CD for installation, the nVidia update, and a kext for the WiFi adapter found here:
The only thing is, the ASUS sound card doesn't work on osx (though I knew this ahead of time). The on-board sound works great, which is also quite good.
Only problem - theres a weird startup bug, where the system does not boot 100% of the time on the OSX side. This is something that came up within the last couple of days, so you shouldn't be too worried about this if starting fresh. You can read more about the weird startup issue, and help me solve it, by looking here:
Again, thanks everyone for their continual support! I will help answer questions the best I can.
The install was incredibly easy.
These pictures don't nearly do any justice, but you get the idea. This thing is a beast: