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11 December 2012 - 07:17 AM

Hey guys, its been a few years since I was here. The forum sure has changed. Anyway I'm looking into buying a new computer. I thought about getting a real mac then saw the price and for what it offers and now I'm back to the hackintoshing. The last system I did was an AMD system and it was nice back then but at the time wasn't something I would have used everyday. But then again that was Leopard and a slower system. However today I'm in the market for a newer system and I want to use Mountain Lion as my primary OS. But I also want to play a few games like the sims 3, sim city when it comes out next year and a few old games that can play on my current laptop. I've watched a few videos from Bob Roche and pretty much know what I want in a system. My only problem is finding the right components or ones that will both give me easy compatibility with OS X mountain Lion and be able to game with Windows 7 or 8. Also I've seen a few different guides on how to install mountain lion and all of which tell me to purchase mountain lion on the mac app store which i'm fine with doing, one problem.. I don't have a mac or know anyone that has a mac and apple doesn't sell it in there stores. on there support forums it says buy snow leopard which is an extra 20 bucks,if I absolutely have to go that route I will. anyway here is what I'm thinking of using in the system.

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz-3.8GHZ turbo
Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H
I'm thinking 8GB DDR3 1333 should be fine for my uses, if not I can always upgrade in the future.
I've never used SSD's before but I want to for Mac OS X so I'm going to get two Samsung 840 120GB SSD's and 2 1TB WD hard drives.
as for the Graphics card I want at least a 2GB card, 1GB would prob work but so one of these two cards I'm interested in:
MSI AMD Radeon 7750 2GB PCI express 3.0 x16 card
Gigabyte AMD Radeon 6750 1GB PCI express 2.1 x16 card
Also I would like to put a Blu-ray burner in it for windows mainly, I think I remember hearing someone say blu-ray support isn't very good in OS X?
Wireless card: I know this works as I've seen it work.

I think thats everything, thank you ahead of time for all your help!
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