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donTedRo

i7 930/12 GB Ram/GA-X58A-UD7 Hackintosh

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Hello,

That's my first post here.

 

I would like to make a hackintosh pc, I sow a video on youtube (

) and I was really, really impressed.

 

Components:

 

Intel Core i7-930 4x2.8GHz

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7

12GB (6x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 CL8

Gigabyte GeForce GTS 250 (*)

2 x Intel X25-M G2 Postville SSD 80GB (raid 0 ?)

Corsair TX 950W

Antec Twelve Hundred

Cooler Master V8

Blu-Ray LG CH10LS20B

 

(*) I understood that is the best option for a hackintosh. Is it ? At first, I want a better video card, but I would like to make a good hackintosh so I chose GTS 250 1 GB.

 

What do you think about my components? Can I make a good hackintosh ? I didn't see any complete tuts here, I would like to have a complete tutorial (from A to Z)

 

How safe can be a hackintosh ? It's better for me to buy an iMac ? With this money, I can buy an 27" i3 iMac 2010.

 

Regards,

donTedro

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Hello,

That's my first post here.

 

I would like to make a hackintosh pc, I sow a video on youtube (

) and I was really, really impressed.

 

Components:

 

Intel Core i7-930 4x2.8GHz

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7

12GB (6x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 CL8

Gigabyte GeForce GTS 250 (*)

2 x Intel X25-M G2 Postville SSD 80GB (raid 0 ?)

Corsair TX 950W

Antec Twelve Hundred

Cooler Master V8

Blu-Ray LG CH10LS20B

 

(*) I understood that is the best option for a hackintosh. Is it ? At first, I want a better video card, but I would like to make a good hackintosh so I chose GTS 250 1 GB.

 

What do you think about my components? Can I make a good hackintosh ? I didn't see any complete tuts here, I would like to have a complete tutorial (from A to Z)

 

How safe can be a hackintosh ? It's better for me to buy an iMac ? With this money, I can buy an 27" i3 iMac 2010.

 

Regards,

donTedro

 

Those components are just about what I bought several months ago to build my first HackMac. I spend a few months trying to get an install correct until I came across Kakewalk. That made it so easy!

 

I have a GA-EX58-UD5 with 12 GB OCZ 1600 RAM and an EVGA 9800 GTX+ video card with an Intel i7920 CPU.

I did choose to go with an enclosed water cooler (Corsair Hydro H-50) for the CPU though. Makes it easy to overclock if desired. Thee are plenty of thing to learn about in you travels of building a Hackintosh, so if your into excitement and such, it can be fun, but if you just want to use a Mac, then buy a MAC.

I choose my system because it will allow me a relatively inexpensive path to upgrades instead of buying a completely new MAC system. Worst case scenario is a new motherboard and memory plus newer CPU's. Also building a HackMac has been getting easier over the last year.

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Thanks for replies, guys!

I will take a decision soon.

 

Can I choose a better video card ?

 

Gigabyte Radeon HD5970 2GB DDR5 2x 256-bit - ~ 500 EURO (*)

 

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 480 1.53GB DDR5 384-bit - ~ 500 EURO (*)

 

Gigabyte Radeon HD5850 OC 1GB DDR5 256-bit - ~ 250 EURO (*)

 

Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD4870 1GB DDR5 256-bit HDMI - ~ 170 EURO (*)

 

Radeon are better than GeForce for a hackintosh. Am I Right ?

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