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Hi all,


Just need some help to check over my components before hitting the Order Now button:


Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-960 Processor (3.2GHz, 8MB)

Memory: 12GB (6X2GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz Memory

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s

Second Hard Drive: 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s

Optical Drive: Single Drive:16X DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer Write Capabilities

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 1.8GB GDDR3

Sound Card: Integrated high definition 7.1 channel audio

TV Tuner: Hauppauge® WinTV-HVR-1200 Hybrid Analog/Digital TV Tuner



Will these components provide little resistance to Hackintosh?


I'm not worried about the tv tuner, mainly just the processor and video card. Hopefully both have full support without any major issues. I am also planning on using dual monitors.


Will be dual booting with OSX and Win 7


Thanks in advanced for any help!

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I have XPS 9000 with i7 920 (2.66GHz), 6GB 1066 RAM, GTS 240, two drives (stocker 750GB plus added a 1TB for OS X), dual monitors. I have read some people have issues with the 260 cards so might want to research that a bit before pulling the trigger. The GTS 240 is basically a 9800GT so that makes it easy to set up with EFI Studio, I'm not a big gamer so I'm ok with that card (it works good though 1920 x 1020) x 2 monitors.




I used Empire EFI 1.085r2, worked well. Needed one kext for sound help and that was about it.




Everything works except system profiler can't access some info but I'm ok with that...it could be fixed but don't want to mess with system as very stable. My post is last one in this thread with some additional info:




If you go to youtube somebody on there has video installing OS X on XPS 9000, basically follow that.


Hope that helps.


Good luck!

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