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  1. Fastest GPU?

    Hi, I am looking for the fastest GPU with support in OSX. I would like to dual boot into Windows for gaming and I just need it to work in OSX. Is the GTX480 presently the fastest Hackintosh card or is there something better? (nVidia / ATi) Thanks,
  2. HD 6950 2GB

    Sorry if this has already been posted, but I can't seem to find a verification of the HD 6950 2GB working in Snow Leopard 10.6.7 as of yet. I am looking at buying this card http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?...N82E16814161355 And unlocking it to 6970 shaders. (Keeping the BIOS at 6950) Has there been any luck with these cards yet? Thanks,
  3. Hey Just wondering what the most compatible notebooks are out there for Snow Leopard 10.6? Something like a vanilla install of Snow Retail would be ideal. Thanks!
  4. Hey everyone, I am own a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard and the problem is I can't seem to get the USB Flash Drive to pick up. USB works for my mouse, keyboard, printer, and iPhone cable (sometimes the iPhone) so i find this weird.. Any ideas on how to fix? I will need a Mac USB for my install of my new Hackintosh. Thanks!
  5. Hi, I have a couple of questions when it comes to compatible hardware for Hackintosh systems. I am running an AMD Phenom setup on my Hackintosh as I type, so I have some experience with "hacking" mine, however I also realize that due to the AMD-chipset architecture I am unable to do (safe) Apple Software Updates due to the limitations of the Intel-based kernel. This is fine, because I am looking into buying an Intel CPU in the near-future - most likely a Core i7 920. This is the setup I am looking into right now: Core i7 920 2.66Ghz 6 GB Corsair DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM ASUS P6X58D Premium logic board nVidia GeForce GTS 250 1024MB I see this user is running an identical setup with more Triple Channel DDR3 RAM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoQ40abWUDY However, I would like to know if I can upgrade the graphics card to play games on Windows 7 (using Dual Boot) and if so, which one will be compatible with the hardware? I see that the Mac Pros have the option of coming equipped with the Radeon HD 4870. Does this mean I can plug this card into my motherboard and have it run on bootup perfectly without a modified kext file? Also, I'm not even sure if the HD 4870 is "better" then the GTS 250... Also, if I am to update OSX10.6 Snow Leopard to OSX10.7 in the future, will be hardware most likely be compatible? And if so, what is the reasoning? Am I at the complete mercy of patched kexts for 10.7, or will my system be safe to update (with the very same .kext files) since I will be running "vanilla" OSX on an Intel-based chipset with no patched kernel? I would like to get this figured out first before I invest money into these rather expensive pieces of top-grade hardware. Thanks!
  6. Hey, I'm reading the installation guide for building a Snow Leopard PC here http://lifehacker.com/5360150/install-snow...acking-required and it seems pretty straight forward enough. I'll most likely buy the required hardware and have at it.. But before I get started I am just wondering if anybody can help me out with these questions: -Is it considered "safe" to do Software Updates? (to the latest 10.6.X) -When the new OSX 10.7 comes out, is there a chance that this hardware will be compatible? Or is that impossible to say at this time? -Will I be able to use more than 2 USB ports at the same time with this setup? (Asking because my current 10.5 system only seems to support 2) -Can I use DDR3 RAM instead of DDR2? And if so, does it have to be a certain type of DDR3? -Any problems with Bluetooth? -Can I install it on a newly formatted 2TB (SATA) hdd or is that considered too large? -As of right now (2010) is this the most compatible build to go with? Any other thoughts/feedback on this setup, please let me know! Thanks!
  7. Hmmm, alright. Not quite the answer I was looking for, heheh.. I just assumed I could get my AMD system running on 10.6... Maybe I will make the switch to Intel one day. And go with the LifeHacker guide: http://lifehacker.com/5351485/how-to-build...start-to-finish I'll post another thread about that one. Thanks for taking the time to reply
  8. Hey everyone, I currently own a OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard install DVD. I do not own a Mac but I wish to install Snow Leopard onto my PC. I am currently running OSX 10.5 Leopard on my PC computer. These are the drivers I selected for my 10.5 install: -Voodoo 9.5.0 1.0 -X1950Pro_GT_PCIe -alc889a -RealtekR1000.Driver -USB Fix -AHCI OrangeIcon Fix And my PC specs are as follows: -Gigabyte S-series GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard -AMD Phenom 9600 CPU -ATI Radeon X1950Pro GPU So my question is: is there any way I can get OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard running on my machine using my installation DVD? And if so, which method should I use? Also, I would like to pick up a 2TB SATA harddrive, but I have read some comments that a maximum partition of 500GB must be made for OSX Leopard.. is this true? Thanks!
  9. Hey everyone, I've looked through the wiki's and it appears as though my AMD Phenom processor will work with Snow Leopard 10.6, and my video card should in theory (it's an ATI Radeon X1950 and it works on OSX Leopard 10.5) However, it's my motherboard that I am not too sure about.. I can't find any posts in regards to it on OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard. I did find this http://puru.se/ but it doesn't have my motherboard listed in there. My motherboard is a Gigabyte S-series GA-MA78GM-S2H. Has anybody had any success with this motherboard? Or know of a way to get Snow Leopard up and running with this hardware? Thanks!
  10. Most addictive Mac games

    Has anybody tried CrossOver for Mac? I see some games released for both PC/Mac (Blizzard is good for this) but I'm wondering how well it works for PC-only games.. http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/
  11. HP Mini 210 HD Series. OSX Compatible?

    Interesting.. Thanks for the info. I may have to pick up a 16gb usb stick.
  12. Will this work on a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard? Thanks,
  13. Thanks for the good post. Do you know if there is a way to install Snow Leopard onto this motherboard? (Gigabyte S-series GA-MA78GM-S2H)
  14. I also have a Gigabyte S-series GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard but I am wondering if anybody has had any luck installing Snow Leopard 10.6 onto it? Thanks