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  1. Hi guys, After more than a month's struggles, I, a totally new macer who just built my first PC which is a Hackintosh, finally have a fully working system. I just want to say thanks to all the members here always willing to help and contribute, especially JackHair, hecker and Nick14 who gave me a lot of help and encouragement when I put my first question post. I just share my system list if this can give a little bit idea for any newcomer. EP45-DS3L Intel Q6600 EVGA 9800GTX 2*Seagate 640G SATA2 HD Pioneer DVR-216DBK 20X SATA DVDRW MBR scheme, XP pro on first partition, and Kaylway 10.5.2 on the second, with tboot for dual-boot Audio: AppleAzaliaAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext(the one with full bass), and HDAEnabler.kext, working fine with 2.1 speaker, but still no I/O Video: 9800GTX using GFX string from aqua-mac Right now just configuring how to update to 10.5.5 and other post-install issues. Many thanks to all the guys here, hope to learn more at this amazing forum. Plateau999
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    Finally get EVGA 9800GTX fully working

    After countless tries and tests, finally I got my EVGA 9800GTX fully working following GFX string method. Here I just want to say thanks to aqua-mac and all the guys here who give their dedicated contributions all the times.
  3. Thanks, Hecker, I'll just follow all of your suggestions. Actually, I've already checked almost all the posts here and the Wiki HCL list. Because I'm in Canada, therefore my hardware choice would be a little bit less than you guys, and, sorry to say that, I found the wiki is a little out of date in some parts. But it's still very helpful, though. Although I know EP35 would be much more easier, EP45 is the only one I can get from newegg.ca, so I really don't have choice.
  4. Hi, thanks a lot Mike (JackHair). After hearing from you I feel a little bit comfortable. Any other opinions, guys?
  5. Hi, guys, my first time to build a pc, let alone a Hackintosh. So please give some helps and don't laugh for any fool question. Through a lot of search in forum and wiki, I decided my hardware list: OSX: to run Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD Intel_Amd (sse2/sse3) EFI V8 / WinXP sp2 Expectation: hardwares working out of box; best compatibility, no hardware conflicts. Gigabyte EP45-DS4P ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E SATA2 RAID HD Sound 2GLAN 1394A CrossFireX MSI N9800GT 512M OC GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (two, 500GB+500GB) Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-216DBK COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply ZALMAN 9500A 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound Paste NON-ELECTRICAL Conductive 4 Gram That's all I can think about for now. Anything missing? (cables?) By the way, is 650W power supply enough for my hardwares? Do I still need to buy a ethernet card? Any suggestion is appreciated!