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Ok, so a little fun game for us all: If money was not an issue, what would be your dream hackintosh setup? requirements would have to be 100% compatibility and stability, and also it will have to run fairly quiet - not dead silent, but reasonable.


So, what would you choose as your Mobo, CPU, GPU, Case, RAM, SSD/HD and even the display?

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Well, if money is no issue lets face it, I'd get the 12-core MacPro that's coming out this month. But if I could have my dream Hackintosh, it'd be:


Motherboard: SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DAL-i-O Dual LGA 1366 $289 (According to the 10.6.2 HCL wiki, everything works with this board)


CPU: Intel Xeon X5680 Westmere 3.33GHz 6-Core (x2) $3,446.30


RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) $749.99


GPU: GTX 285 1GB $299.99


Hard drives: Kingston 512GB SSD (x4) $5,756.00


Optical: Pioneer Black 12X BD Burner (x2) $379.98


PSU: SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W $399.99 (Assuming my electric bill is also part of 'money is no object')


Case: LIAN LI PC-X2000F $499.99


Case fans: AcoustiFan Ultra Quiet Computer 120mm (x2) $71.90


Monitors: NEC LCD3090WQXi-BK Black 30" (x2) $4,399.98


OSX: APPLE Mac Box Set with Snow Leopard - Family Pack $149.99


Windows: 7 Ultimate Full $272.48


Grand total before shipping: $16,696.58


I'm gonna get right on buying this.... right after I win the lottery.

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Zaap, is the Geforce GTX 285 better than the new GTX 400 series that is now available? It's hard to understand from NVidia's website.


Or maybe just get a new ATI 5870 HD 2GB GPU (Supports 6 monitors!!!) which should match what Apple is offering with the new mac pros?




Nice setup, thanks :(

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I think it is. There's already a long thread about it. I'll let you seek it. :)


For my dream setup, it would come in a Japanese chassis you've probably never heard of:

the Abee AS Enclosure 900, 15kg of aluminum (the double in pounds). As a Japanese Lian-Like, Abee sells a lot of accessories, but only in Japan. Import and customs would be insanely expensive, I guess, considering the case itself already costs 45 000 yens, and VAT is 19,6% in France.


PSU: Seasonic X-Series 650W 80+ Gold.

MB: Gigabyte X58A-UD5

CPU: Intel 980X

Cooler: Brand new Thermalright HR02

Memory: Kington HyperX 3x4GB 2000 MHz kit

SSD: Crucial C300 256GB (though I just asked for a refund after my 24 h old 64GB unexpected death)

HDD: Caviar Green 2TB (loads of them)

Optical: Blu-ray burner

GFX: 1 Gigabyte GTX480 + not yet released CoolIT's Omni ALC watercooling setup. Just one, yes. It's my green compliant limit.

Display? A LED TV. A 40" Sony, I guess.

I'd ask Santa for a 300$ Logitech G27 wheel with a nice 500$ Playseat.

I would give a try to Zaap's 35$ fans. Their dustproof feature looks pretty cool and I got better things to do with a teethbrush.


It's not so expensive, but I would appreciate an HTPC in an Origen AE Case, as well. Something 100% inaudible.

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