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Your going to have to get your hands dirty and do some research. Getting OS X to run on PC hardware isn't a simple thing.


Easiest thing to do is go to the OSX86 wiki page and look under hardware support for different peices of hardware (motherboard being most important).


Find a good motherboard and then build from there.


I can tell you that your going to want to go socket LGA 1155 for the CPU. Simply the best bang for your buck, it's a very fast PC.


If you get the right LGA 1155 CPU + motherboard, you'll be up and running a very fast system for $750 or less




In order to get mine working I had to do some work in the command line and basically be able to produce answers for myself.


You should go into this with the attitude that it is very acomplishable but that your going to have to be willing to do research.

I would look for a motherboard that you can use the tonymac method ([url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] + app store or lion usb installer) to create a

usb flash drive to boot off of. Then you'll install [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], a few custom kext files and a DSDT.aml file


It's a big learning curve for first timers. I just successfully did my first hackintosh on a dell xps m1530 using offical app store Lion installer.


Just now I've tried helping a friend do his dell dimension e520 and we are having troubles!

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I just ordered all these components or under 700. I'm new to this and have never done it either. I spent hours reading forums and cross referencing the components lists. I plan on using a small hardrive I have(250GB) until they are more reasonably priced, I also have a two DVD drives from an old dell I'm going hopefully use.


all these are worked for people and the Mother/CPU combo it on Tonymac's list some working components. The video card should be natively supported.


I aso ordered these parts on eBay to make an airport card. http://x86wifi.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-build-your-own-real-airport-card.html



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152042 - PSU


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066 - case


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 - RAM


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 - CPU


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502 - MOTHERBOARD


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908 - VIDEO CARD

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