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Help me build a gaming Hackintosh

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Help me build a gaming Hackintosh, please.

 

I have put aside about 1000 Euro for the project and I intend to use second hand parts in order to get the most for my money.

 

Give me your advice, please

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Core i7 920.

Gigabyte X58 motherboard (there's Asus P6T, Gigabyte, Intel X58 boards - you choose)

ATI Radeon 4870 - the price just dropped.

Some DDR3 RAM obviously, hard drive, optical etc etc.

500W PSU

Case

24" Screen.

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Thank you for your reply, Synaesthesia.

 

I prefer to use an nVidia card, though. Could you suggest anything that would be both compatible with OS X and could provide me with high performance.

 

Regarding the other components, I know some brands have problems with OS X, so could you be more specific, please.

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OK the best working nVidia card is the 9800GTX+

 

Now it's called the GTX-250.

 

Sorry, but, look around the forum for more buying advice. There's a TON of info.

 

I always help people out, but I get sick of it sometimes.

 

Searching has always worked for me!

 

Good luck.

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Here is what I managed to come up with so far.

 

Mobo - Intel DX58SO - because of SLI.

CPU - Core i7 920

GPU - nVidia 9800 GTX+

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1 TB Internal hard drive - 300 MBps - 7200 rpm

RAM - DDR3 4GB - Kingston Value Ram 4GB 1333MHz Kit DDR3 Non-ECC (KVR1333D3N9K2/4G)

LAN - Realtek

PSU - CoolerMaster eXtreme 500 Watt

 

Display - either of the following. I chose them because I would like to take advantage of nVidia 3D Vision.

 

Samsung® SyncMaster 2233RZ 120 Hz LCD display

ViewSonic® FuHzion™ VX2265wm 120 Hz LCD display

 

 

Tell me, please, what do you think so far.

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Tell me, please, is this configuration going to be able to run a vanilla installation and in the same time provide me with a decent gaming performance.

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