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Hi, Ive recently become OCD with wanting to build a hackintosh to replace my current studio computer. I mix and master audio for a living and am excited about the possibility of putting a machine together for under $1k

 

Here's what I'm considering. If anyone has any input please feel free help me out.

 

Antec Sonata III Mid Tower ATX Computer Case & PSU.

GIGABYTE GA-X58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Mobo.

Intel Core i7 930 / 2.8 Ghz processor.

nVidia GeForce 9400.

6GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz RAM.

Hitachi 1TB.

Hitachi 2TB.

Pioneer CD/DVD SATA.

 

I would also like to add a UAD PCI card and will be using an Apogee Rosetta 800 interface. Anything I should look out for when it comes to adding cards or using Firewire or USB audio interfaces?

 

Cheers!

 

bd

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I mix and master audio for a living and am excited about the possibility of putting a machine together for under $1k

 

Another one who needs a reality check!

This is a hobbyist project.

If you need a computer for your profession, you don't want one "hacked together" (it is called "hackintosh" for a reason).

You want a real Mac or a PC running Windows.

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Another one who needs a reality check!

This is a hobbyist project.

If you need a computer for your profession, you don't want one "hacked together" (it is called "hackintosh" for a reason).

You want a real Mac or a PC running Windows.

 

I appreciate your concern, and thank you for your thoughts. I probably should have phrased my inquiry differently, but it's challenging to be personable, informative and ask a new group of strangers for assistance. It was not my intention to put forth a set of expectations from the hackintosh experience, you or anyone else reading the post. Though I do sort of wish the actual question was addressed to any degree.

 

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Though I do sort of wish the actual question was addressed to any degree.

 

OK, when shopping for a new hackintosh, the motherboard should be your main concern, and the one you are enquiring about should be supported.

See for instance:

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=185097

 

Then check if your video card is supported.

Check this topic:

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=206168 (granted, it is an old topic).

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Then check if your video card is supported.

Check this topic:

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=206168 (granted, it is an old topic).

 

excellent, Thanks! I hadn't found that link for the Graphic Card before. I've had the hardest time sorting out the Graphics card because there are so many.

 

Turns out a good friend of mine has half of these parts already, he builds PCs for audio use. We may hack together one over at his place which would be even cheaper to experiment with.

 

cheers!

 

bd

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