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  1. Cheers. Looks like Novatech have all the bits I need - well they should be getting some more i5 750 chips in tomorrow. Here is the card: http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/C...800GT512MB.html The rest is as in the first post.
  2. Cheers again all. Trying to find a dual dvi 9800 is hard work in the UK. Managed to find one on Amazon, not the cheapest though but is the ZOTAC ECO version which keeps power usage down: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zotac-9800GT-512MB...3597&sr=8-2 Any thumbs up for this or anyone know of any other suppliers?
  3. Thanks that was handy because I was originally specifically looking for dvi/vga cards so I don't need to get a dual DVI KVM to switch wih my Windows gaming pc. I wasn't aware of the limitation. I'll try and track down a dual DVI 8600 from another vendor. The one I'm using does very limited 8000's.
  4. Going to put in an order soon for a SL build based on Tony's P55 build... MB: Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 Intel P55 Micro ATX CPU: Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156) RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit Video: GeForce 9800GT SLI 512MB DDR3 DVD: Optiarc AD-7241S Lightscribe 24X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer DVD-RAM SATA HDD: Samsung 1TB F3 Uhmming and ahhing about the video. I'd prefer to go for a cheaper ATI card but I believe they are harder to get working. Anyone confirm any cheaper cards that are compatible with a vanilla build? Also does Triple channel RAM work seamlessly? If I go for a cheaper video card I'm tempted to go with 3x2GB RAM?
  5. So what is the best hackintosh keyboard to use? Just stick with a standard PC keyboard or go with a Mac layout??? I was thinking of going for this one: http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/Search...ELAID=450504949 Presumably this should work with a normal PC just fine as well (may well be using a dual DVI KVM switch)?
  6. Cheers Rob. I have the trial currently on my MacBook and it has run flawlessly so far in 4GB. Struggled in 2GB. I was just worried the visualisation might struggle under a hacked OSx install.
  7. Having scratched the i3 build for an i5/P55 UD2 based one I have another question before I proceed. How reliable is VMWare Fusion 3 on a hack install? One of my primary motivations is to be able to code XCode and Visual Studio on the same Desktop PC.
  8. Just to update. In the UK at least it seems there is very little difference is between the i3 and i5 after all. The more available P55 mobos are cheaper than the H55 and so the difference in CPU cost diminishes. I will be looking at an i5 750 / P55 build instead.
  9. One does come with the iPhone SDK and is available for testing iPhone apps under OSX and XCode.
  10. Cheers guys. As a first hackintosh build maybe I'd be best to stick to proven combos. Looks like it is back to trying to find a decently priced i5 chip in the UK or scale down to a Core 2. Or wait a while on someone to break the ground on an i3
  11. Hi all, first post and foray into the hackintosh world. My needs: Starting to do a lot of XCode development and to that end I now have a MacBook. However I also do a lot of Visual Studio PC development and the swapping between desktop and laptop is a pain. Unfortunately my desktop is based around a 4870X2 card which I believe is unsupported under OSX. I have decided to leave that box as a gaming rig. So I need a box that is not too big (mATX) and can easily handle running VMWare Fusion with Win 7 and possible Linux. RAM is probably king. Here is the proposed build, I have tried to build to a budget so I'll only spend more if it really makes sense (i.e easier to build SL on - is an i3 compatible for example??): Novatech E-CUTE 910 Micro ATX Case (650w PSU) Intel Core i3 530 2.93Ghz (Clarkdale) (Socket LGA1156) 2x Corsair XMS3 TwinX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Ki Asus P7H55D-M Pro Intel H55 (Socket 1156) PCI-Express DDR3 Clarkdale Motherboard + PCI-E Gfx (think I have a nVidia 8800 GTS in the shed) + HDD ofc. Does this all look compatible with a SL build? Suggestions welcome.