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In Topic: My First Hackintosh Build

29 June 2009 - 10:00 PM

Hi again.

I bought the same motherboard last week and followed the same tutorial. Very helpful indeed, though I do have issues, some not related like Flash crashes I had before, other that are new, like crashes with Vuze, the Console (!), and Time Machine not working.

Everything's fine for you? Is your CPU overclocked? I'm wondering if that's not the problem for me. A memory issue, maybe. I'm checking that right now…

Everything is working fine for me but I haven't tried overclocking yet. Also, I haven't used Vuze or Time Machine yet. I been using utorrent which I like much better. I am buying an external drive soon so I will let you know if I have Time Machine issues. Also, I have been hearing good things about SuperDuper for back up, but not an ideal Time Machine replacement (more of a "complement").

Keep me posted if the problem is overclocking related.

In Topic: My First Hackintosh Build

29 June 2009 - 03:52 PM


I just wanted to give everyone an update on this thread. My Hackintosh has been successfully working for two weeks now running 10.5.7! I was hesitant to post at first waiting for something to go wrong, but so far so good.

My Final Specs were:

Motherboard: Gigabyte UD3P $115
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 $175
Graphics Card: 8600 GTS $30
RAM: OCZ Gold 8GB (4 2GB) $93
HD: Western Digital 640GB SATA HDD $70
DVD: Samsung SATA $27
Case: Coolermaster Elite 335 $40
PSU: Corsair 400cx $40
Card reader: nMediaPc $10
Wireless Card: Encore ENLWI $25
Monitor Acer 22 $150
Leopard: $69
Total Cost (After rebates and including tax): $903

I used Weaksauce12’s guide, http://leopardsoup.pbworks.com/ud3p, for a retail install on the UD3P which was extremely helpful and straightforward.

My only concern was that my CPU core temperatures rose to about 90 degrees Celsius when running Systemload. Do you think I should buy a CPU cooler? Otherwise the temperatures have been around 50 degrees.

Now that everything is working my next additions will be:
New harddrive for dual boot
Webcam (not sure which one yet)
Install 120mm Fan
CPU Cooler?

Thanks again Zaap, TomCom, and Weaksauce12.

In Topic: My First Hackintosh Build

05 June 2009 - 12:41 AM

Thanks again Zaap and TomCom!

I am going to go with the Corsair PSU, but am still unsure about the case. I am between the Antec Three Hundred and the Coolermaster Elite 335. There is also this Coolermaster Centurion 5. Any suggestions?

TomCom I know you mentioned using a better designed Coolermaster case. Would either of these be suitable?

This is the last item I am debating. I can't wait to order everything and start my build!

In Topic: My First Hackintosh Build

01 June 2009 - 03:12 AM

Thank you Zaap & TomCom!! I am going to go with the Q8400 especially now that its only $10 more and with the Encore wireless card. I am still unsure about the case and PSU. I am between these options:

1) Rosewill Combo or this combo
2) Corsair 400cx PSU + Rosewill caseor Antec Case

I realize the Antec case is a better quality case, but is it that much better than the Rosewill(It is $25 more, but has free shipping)? Also, the Corsair seems to have the 12V Connector.

Zaap, I was also wondering if the computer you reccommended in the thread:$500 Complete Mac Clone Possible?, is powerful enough to run photoshop and Final Pro (will not be used that often for video-editing).
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