- Need an os X computer for audio recording/ composing
- Have 2 options: a Dell Latitude E5400 or a top-of-the-line desktop from 2008 - have a macbook with os X 10.5 in house
- Need help with hardware compatibility and much more - I'm new to hackingtosh
The long version:
How much do I know about computers?
- I've assemblied about 5 desktop PC's, installed various different windows and linux distros on both laptops and desktops, have used a macbook but never tried to install osx in a pc.
Why do I wan't a hackintosh?
- I play guitar and make a lot of music in house. I recently bought a Line6 POD HD500 digital amplifier which is a great interface for studio quality guitar recording at home. I tried to get it working on a Windows 7 PC, but after a lot of problems with audio interface drivers I've decided that I need an os x as a digital audio workstation. From what I hear - these types of interfaces require very little tweaking to work nicely in a mac.
Where do I wan't to install it?
- My first option is a 2,5year-old Dell Latitude E5400 notebook. Specs are as follows:
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 @ 2.00GHz
- Memory: 4096MB (2x2048) 800MHz DDR2 DUA
- Hard drive: 160GB SERIAL ATA (5400RPM)
- Wireless: Dell wireless 370 Bluetooth
- Wireless: Intel WiFi link 5100 (802.11
- Display adapter: Mobile Intel 4 Series express Chipset Family (GMA 4500MHD)
- The second option is a self-built desktop PC from 2008. Specs:
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 2,66GHz
- Memory 4096MB (2x2048) 800MHz DDR2
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3P
- Display adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4870
So, comments? Do you think I can manage the actual installation? Are my hardware compatible/sufficent for an os x?