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  1. Parts arrived; didn't change anything from the list at the top. Now for the excitement... Let the fun begin!
  2. Ok, since no-one has pointed out any major flaws, I'm going to assume I didn't make any huge mistakes. I'm going to start ordering parts and then give the DD script a try. Wish me luck!
  3. My guess, quentinhapsburg, is that you and I are going to have a very similar journey... Since they write drivers for chipsets, and not specific card-manufacturers, I think one 4850 is pretty similar to the next. Now there will be different performance, but that's another story. Also, the Core i7 / GA-EX58-UD5 is designed to have RAM in sets of 3 if I understand it correctly, so I'm not exactly sure what throwing in an extra SIMM to get 8 GB of RAM will do to your system. And thanks for the comments, Mackilroy; I've seen Cindori's thread and tried to model much of it off of his build.
  4. Hi Folks, Getting ready to join the community with my first hackintosh build. I'm trying to follow Digital_Dreamer's guide, and I think I have picked out hardware that will allow for minimal issues. Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 GPU: ATI HD4580 - Gigabyte GV-R485OC-1GH CPU: Intel Core i7 920 PSU: Rosewill 530W RG530-S12 Mem: OCZ 3x2GB DDR3 1600 OCZ3G1600LV6GK HD: Western Digital 500GB WD5000AADS DVD: Samsung DVD+RW SH-S223C Blue: D-Link USB Bluetooth DBT-120 WiFi: Belkin USB Wireless G F5D7050 Case: Silverstone GD01S-R HTPC Case Here are my goals for the build: - OSX 10.6.2 - No overclocking - WoW-compatible - HD 1080 video with Itunes/Hulu/Etc. - Around $1000 Some specific additional thoughts: - I haven't seen many i7 systems using the ATI 4850, but I'm thinking this is just because most people have the cash for a better card. Does this sound right? - I tried to pick Bluetooth / Wireless cards that are easily compatible with 10.6.2, but if anyone has had trouble with these, I'd love to hear about it. - Never used a HTPC case before, but I assume once you open it up it's pretty much the same. Thought I would post my shopping list for feedback prior to ordering parts; any thoughts, comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    USB WiFi with Hackintosch

    Anyone know what chipsets are native to iMacs? Would seem those would have the fewest patching / driver errors...
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    Wow 3.3 Patch Kernel

    Thanks for posting the info, Papimchulo. As a WoW player getting ready to build my first Hackintosh, any general suggestions / considerations for WoW? I'd like to make sure I have as few issues as possible for raiding with my new rig.
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    wow downloader crashes my hackintosh

    So your RAM was bad? Or just the fact that you were running 4GB of RAM?
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    Why Ubuntu

    I've never really understood why people say this: "Ubuntu isn't Linux"! I've been using Ubuntu for ~1.5 years, and it works pretty well for me. I like the fact that they are trying to get a user-friendly distro that appeals to the masses.
  9. I hope you got a good price for it! Any plans for a future project? Thanks for the guide / notes; am hoping to get started on a build of my own soon. If you get a chance to update those pics, that would be awesome.