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About ElementalMac

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  1. Build a Perfect Mac for less than $250

    While I haven't tried it on my $250 Mac, I have tried it on an AMD-based Hackintosh laptop (a lot more incompatible than this build) and it works fine. I think the most current iPhone SDK requires 10.5.5. I don't think you'll have much problem if you're at 10.5.5 or higher.
  2. Build a Perfect Mac for less than $250

    I second that motion!
  3. Build a Perfect Mac for less than $250

    Check out USB problems. My problem seemed to be non-matching kernel and system kext. My kernel was 9.2.0, but system kext was 9.2.2. After changing system kext to 9.2.0, they worked on my $250 Hac. I did a laptop install and I did this, but USB devices aren't recognized if plugged in when it boots. What kernel version and system kext version are you using?
  4. Build a Perfect Mac for less than $250

    Awesome! A thing of beauty! I'll check out your blog later.
  5. Build a Perfect Mac for less than $250

    Check out post #622 above. OK, not an ideal solution, but a fix nonetheless.
  6. Build a Perfect Mac for less than $250

    Long-time Lurker/Lingerer, First-Time Poster. I just finished reading ALL 31 pages ... I did doze off a bit in the middle, bibendum, so I'm sure I'll ask a question already listed. I'm taking the dive ... I just bought my "kit" ... I didn't quite make it under the $250 mark, but I did choose the more expensive motherboard and a wireless adapter. I suspect I could have saved a bit of money by shopping around, but I've had good luck with NewEgg in the past, so I took the lazy way out and bought everything from them. 1. APEX MI-100 Black / Silver Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 250W Power Supply 2. Intel BOXD945GCLF2 Atom 330 Intel 945GC Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo 3. Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model KVR667D2N5/2G 4. Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive 5. LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 6. ASUS WL-138g V2 PCI Wireless Adapter Grand Total (including shipping): $257.39 Hopefully, it'll arrive by next weekend.