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Possible to build a hackintosh with an i3?


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hey guys, i've been really wanting to build a hackintosh based on the i5, but i just don't know if i can afford it right now.


the i5 seems like a sure bet because apple have already released machines with that CPU so obviously it's supported, whereas the i3 hasn't been released in their machines. i was hoping the new mac mini would have it as that would have given me a lot of reassurance, but they still have the core2duo.


anyway, my objective is to build a hackintosh in order to try out the iphone/ipad development suite. if i like it the environment i'd hopefully buy some apple hardware.


does anyone know of a list of hardware that mentions what hardware works well in a hackintosh and which doesn't? this new machine will be used a hackintosh so i want to get it right.


thanks guys

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a good cost benefit


Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2


Core I7 860


Nvidia N9600GT-512QX-F



but is your option


after the launch of the new MBP was much better












after installing the update to 10.6.4 ***New 10.4.0 Darwin kernel - all Core i3/i5/i7 now supported


within hackBoot already have "pos instalaçao" = post installation


-Instal "Chameleon-2.0-RC4-r684.pkg"

-Instal "Install Extra"


and copy the sata drivers/ata also


and then fine-tune

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i3 installs can be accomplished with no more problems then with i5's (in my opinion). I have an i3 and have installed on Zotac H55ITX-A-E (see this link: Zotac Install ). However I would recommend the Gigabyte H55M-UD2H which is more main stream.


And use the current [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Supported and v2.0 [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] with retail 10.6.x updating to 10.6.4. I also recommend all SATA drives and Nvidia 8400 or 9600 video cards.


With the i3-530, I have Geekbench scores in the 5100 area which is super for a sub $100 CPU.



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