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  1. I am driving nuts after reading everywhere and I guess I've came across all solutions but none works... After creating a bootable USB (following this tutorial's instructions - and creating a string for GTX 260) when I boot from the USB stick and choose the Mac OS X Installer DVD I get nothing but a blank black screen. How can I sort this out? Injecting the string during the creation of the USB stick isn't enough to make this work? The thing is that I can't even go to the installation screen. Any input is appreciated, thanks. PS: If relevant at all I'm using a 10.6.3 image.
  2. Will this work out of the box with my GTX 260? Thanks.
  3. Hi, Does anyone have a tutorial on how to install Snow Leopard (Vanilla) and Windows 7 on separate hard drives on a GA-EX58-UD5 using GRUB2 as the only bootloader? Cheers
  4. If someone in the UK is looking for some help where to find the parts for a Hackintosh that compares to the Quad Mac Pro I can help. I actually bought a similar configuration to the ones in this thread for less than 1000 pounds. Antec Three Hundred Corsair 650w TX Series Gigabyte GA-EX-UD5 Intel i7 920 2.66GHz Stepping D0 Corsair H50 OCZ 12GB (6x2GB PC3-10666) OCZ3P1333LV12GS BFG Tech GeForce GTX 260 OC Maxcore 55 896MB Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x SATA DVD+/-RW DL Apple Ultra-thin Keyboard Grand total: 862.38 GBP (for the comparison... a similar Mac Pro from Apple would cost 3,219.00 GBP !!!!)
  5. Monster PRODUCTIVITY Hackintosh

    if comparing ssd vs traditional hdd and i7 vs c2q... i'd say there is more gain with the ssd on the day-to-day tasks. although it completely depends on the work you're doing.
  6. Why is pressing F8? Won't Windows 7 appear in Chameleon's GUI?
  7. Anyone? I'm sure someone can address these questions! Please.
  8. Monster PRODUCTIVITY Hackintosh

    I'd go with a SSD for the OS disk as it will improve the overall performance. Then as much RAM as you can is a good step. At last, these days, I'd go for an i7 920 but a C2Q is also a good solution. I've also started a new topic myself to have an expert opinion on my configuration (I'm also in the process of setting up a new computer for professional audio use, so it has to be quite a responsive and productive machine too). Keep an eye on the topic, it may help you too if someone replies. Don't know if it's of your interest but my config (as stated HERE) is about 1300 GBP.
  9. Hello all, this is my first post and first of all I'd like to say that I'm a complete newbie to the hackintosh thing although being experienced in building PC systems and a genuine Apple machine owner. I'm in the process of buying a new system for Audio Editing and Recording (professional using) and so I would like to have an expert opinion on the matter. The config is as follows: BOARD Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 CPU Intel i7 920 2.66GHz D0 Stepping RAM OCZ 6GB 1600MHz (3x2GB PCR3-12800) CL7 Reaper HPC GPU BFG Tech GeForce GTX 260 OC Maxcore 55 896MB SSD Intel X25-M 80GB Gen2 (SSDSA2MH080G2C1) HDD #1 Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB (WD3000HLFS) HDD #2 Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB (WD3000HLFS) HDD #3 Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB OPTICAL DRIVE Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD-RW Said that, the questions: Is there, currently, a stable way to run Mac OS X Snow Leopard in this configuration? (I'd prefer a native Mac DVD installation.) I need this system to perform as stable as it was a genuine Mac (being LAN, USB and FireWire the most important). I'm looking to run Snow Leopard on Intel's SSD and Windows 7 on the Samsung's drive. The Western Digital drives will be used only for audio library storage and configured in RAID 0 through Disk Utility (will need them usable in both operating systems). Can I have this installed this way, working properly? I'm also in the need of a dual monitor setup. Will it be a problem? Finally, when powering on the computer I'd like to have a GUI asking for what system to boot. I've read the install guide for this motherboard but as I am not familiar with terms like KEXT, DSDT and so on I'm afraid to be missing something and I don't want to spend this much money to end having it useless. I'm certain questions like these have been asked over and over but... well I'd just be grateful to someone who could address my questions and keep my peace of mind. PS: Please don't tell me to buy a Mac Pro as there is no budget right now Thanks in advance to anyone who could help!