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I was looking for a hackentosh build I can go for like 500 or less just the desktop itself nothing else. (possibly an i3 and gigabyte board.) I've been out of the loop for about 2 years

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Hi!!

Gigabyte H77-DS3H (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128550) + I3 3225 (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116774) + OSX Mountain Lion + 8GB Kit RAM (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233144) + 1 TB Sata 7200 RPM (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148321) + Any cheap ATX case with PS included + any cheap DVD RW + Any cheap bluetooth dongle with compatible chipset and you're good to go under $500.

All the best!

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Any cheaper motherboards I can go with?

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128555

Gigabyte B75

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Man, i advised a complete build for you that use highly compatible parts and cost less than $500.

All parts i linked are proven working with minimum effort. Just go for it, and welcome to the boat!

All the best!

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$480 with a fusion drive compatible system. See attached PDF for direct links.

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He asked cheaper!
I can propose comp#1 from my signature. 100% compatible. Just don't know if it still present in market.

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I strongly recommend http://www.newegg.ca...VirtualParent=1 as motherboard - I'm using it and I love it. Power management works out of box, for sound use DSDT from http://www.osx86.net...m-hd2_dsdt.html and ALC887 patched AppleHDA. You lose SATA 6GB/s but it's half the price.

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I strongly recommend http://www.newegg.ca...VirtualParent=1 as motherboard - I'm using it and I love it. Power management works out of box, for sound use DSDT from http://www.osx86.net...m-hd2_dsdt.html and ALC887 patched AppleHDA. You lose SATA 6GB/s but it's half the price.

He asked cheaper!
I can propose comp#1 from my signature. 100% compatible. Just don't know if it still present in market.


Thanks alot guys I think im going with this

Intel Core i3 3225 3.3GHz LGA 1155 Boxed Processor


Gigabyte B75 HD3

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower Compute


Corsair 4GB DDR3-1333 CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Mem

Inland Silver Series ILS-400-2 400 Watt ATX Power


Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s

I know the PSU isnt too good but this is something I don't want to put a gpu in or anything this is more something comparable to a mac mini

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Thanks alot guys I think im going with this

Intel Core i3 3225 3.3GHz LGA 1155 Boxed Processor


Gigabyte B75 HD3

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower Compute


Corsair 4GB DDR3-1333 CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Mem

Inland Silver Series ILS-400-2 400 Watt ATX Power


Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s

I know the PSU isnt too good but this is something I don't want to put a gpu in or anything this is more something comparable to a mac mini

A $20 PSU? No, just no. You'll probably end up frying the rest of your build. Go for a Seasonic or a Corsair

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Also why did you tell us a budget of $500 and then say you wanted it to be cheaper. What is your "real" budget? If you want us to help telling us the truth always helps. Just some advice.

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I couldn't agree more, RD. That build is much cheaper than $500 (cheap and cheerful, if I may say so).

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Well the issue is its a build for my friend who said $500 at first but also said as cheap as possible also I love seasonic and corsair but I only buy expensive 600 watt 80 plus bronze to gold psus from them is there any you'd recommend in the 40 dollar range that you've personally used?

He can do 350ish this week he doesnt know if he can actually afford 500

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A friend of mine told me, many years ago, that I should spend at least 50 Euro for a PSU. How true!
Nowadays I have a 250 Euro PSU (not that you can't have something decent for less).

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seasonic and corsair are the same thing... just rebranded.



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A friend of mine told me, many years ago, that I should spend at least 50 Euro for a PSU. How true!
Nowadays I have a 250 Euro PSU (not that you can't have something decent for less).


In my system I have a Corsair tx v2 750 watt

they just cost a ton lol

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PSU is probably the only component in a PC that can withstand several upgrades. So it's definitely worth investing a good part of the budget. IMO

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PSU is probably the only component in a PC that can withstand several upgrades. So it's definitely worth investing a good part of the budget. IMO


and if his budget could fit it I'd go for it. I just want something around $40

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Look at my build @24 After MIR.

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What would be a cheap videocard without being overkill?

(Rampage Dev's pdf still prices out pretty much the same even with the new Intel chips coming out)







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