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  1. which config is best

    Hi, I've been debating whether to get a used mac pro or build my own hackintosh. I've been trying to do a hackintosh for a while, and now want to make my own. My choices: mobO: GA-H55M-S2H (or s2v) or GA-P55-USB3 or GA-X58A-UD3R I was leaning towards the first(h55m-s2h) as it's the cheapest and there's a dsdt at Tony's site and I've read some success on it, but wanted more input. (I had first thought of a GA-G41M-ES2L with a core duo or core2quad, but the processors were only a little cheaper than an i3 or i5, and the performance I'd see would be much better w/an i3 or i5 right?) proc: i3 or i5 I can save $60 w/the i3, but for final cut I'd think spending the $60 for the i5 would be worth it. Any thoughts? graphics: EVGA(or other brand) nVidia GeForce GT 240 512 MB DDR5 or EVGA(or other brand) GeForce 9500 GT 1GB DDR2 or EVGA nVidia GeForce GT 220 1 GB DDR3 or EVGA nVidia GeForce 210 512 MB' or 9800GT(if you know which brand is best would help) P.S. I'll also be using Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. Thanks for all your help in advance.
  2. Hey Entouch, Seems like everything installs fine.... but for some reason, after I do everything and if I reboot I get no sound. Before I reboot, sound is working. I tried the kexts in the more kexts folder to fix this, but it doesn't do anything(they look like the same kexts anyways as in step 1). Can I do 1 and 2 in "step 2 after restart",without installing the .3 update? So I can boot without the disc and have the vid card recognized? Or will this mess up my computer? Also if I stick with 10.6.2 do I still have to remove the disabler.kext? Thanks..
  3. Hi Entouch, EDIT(6/02/2010) Finally got all to work. However, now the DVD drive isn't working(no light). It will let me eject using the eject button in the upper toolbar next to the date and time. However, when I put in a dvd or cd it won't do anything. I even try clicking the that button again('cuz it says close hp dvd.....) It was fine before I used the .3, and maybe the .2 updates(not sure), but I know it was working before I did the updates. Hmm, now the DVD drive works, but the audio doesn't. Not sure cuz I tried to install the more kexts stuff.....thinking can I install this without doing the .2, .3 updates?? ie just have 10.6.0? THanks.
  4. 10.4.8 Jas

    Hi, I'm able to install fine w/in vmware. However, if I try to boot with the dvd all I get first is the press any button to install mac os x.... screen.... I press a button, get another screen with some text and then It reboots to the 'press any key to install mac os x' What is going on with this? I would say it's the dvd, but it worked fine w/vmware. I'm using : hp g60-247cl notebook. Thanks! Edit: Did the install with vmware....got it to install... HOWEVER, it won't go past the grey Apple screen!! The circle towards the bottom, moves for a while, freezes...then moves....then freezes for good! I've waited over a half hour and it stays that way. PLEASE HELP! Otherwise I may go to the dark side and buy my Apple sooner then I need to