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Hello everyone.


Recently I've been interested in trying out and using Mac OS X.

However, neither my PC's nor my laptop's hardware allow for a Hackintosh installation.


Fortunately, I will be buying a new custom built PC soon and I will try to install Windows 7, Mountain Lion and Xubuntu on it.

I don't have many options as you cannot find many pieces of hardware over here, however using guide found on hackintosh.com, I think I have found the optimal PC I can build with it.


Here it is:




Fazn-A18 Piano Black - Midi (A1008)


Power Supply


Turbo-X-650W Value Series




Intel-Core i5 3570K (s 1155 , 3.4 GHz , 6 MB)




Xigmatek-Gaia SD1283 Heatpipe Cooler 120mm (Intel 775, 1156, 1366 & AMD AM2/AM3)




Gigabyte-Z77MX-D3H (s 1155 , Z77 , DDR3 , HDMI)




Corsair-Vengeance 8GB Quad 1600 C9


Hard Drive


Seagate-Barracuda 1TB HDD 3.5" (64MB Cache, 7200RPM, Sata 6Gb/s)


Graphics Card


MSI-GT 640 (PCI Express 16 ,2 GB GDDR3)


DVD Reader


Samsung-DVD-RW SH-222BB Sata Black Bulk


I was wondering if this PC would be capable of running Mountain Lion...

Also, this is my first attempt at a Hackintosh system, so I have to ask that:

Will I be able to access networks through ethernet cables fine, or is it mandatory to get a WiFi adapter card to?


Thanks for your help,


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Looks good to me.


Although triple booting on one HDD isn't a good idea. Its possible but can get tricky unless your very confident in what your doing.


Have you considered an SSD for your main OS? The speed boost you'll get from one makes them essential in a good build these days.

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Well having set numerous dual / triple boots up this would be my recommended set-up:


Your main OS on an SSD then the other 2 on small partitions on your HDD - ideally keep windows and OS X on different drives, ubuntu is happy to go anywhere.

Then a large data partition formatted as whatever your main OS would require (NTFS for windows, HFS for OS X) and the other operating systems user areas linked / moved to the data HDD.


Note: If you use OS X as your main OS you can move its entire user area over to a different partition then just point windows & ubuntu to the folder on that partition - that's the way I like to do it.



Approximate partition sizes unless you're using some seriously big pieces of software / games you'll have more than enough with:

OS X: 100Gb

Ubuntu: 50Gb

Windows 7: 150Gb

(ideally you'd have an SSD for each OS but that gets expensive quickly and is a bit overkill)

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