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need help building budget hackintosh

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hello, i am new here for 2 reasons. A. i want to learn more about building hackintish pc's and B. i am trying to build a budget hackintosh music studio pc and need guidance.


does anyone have any mobo/cpu/video/audio card suggestions? i'm trying to stay within a $400 budget for now. just need something for a basic hackintish studio. i do not want to skimp on the mobo or video/audio card, i want to use pro tools so i need a nice video card with connections for instrunments and microphones also.


thanks in advance!

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Mobo: ASRock B75 ($75): chipset fully supported OOB, ALC662 fully works with voodooHDA and AppleHDA



CPU: Ivy Bridge Pentium Dual-Core @ 3.2GHz ($99)



RAM: 2x4GB Geil DDR3-1600 ($47)



VGA: Geforce GT520 ($50) works OOB with GE=Yes



Thats little over $270 for a compatible, decent performing build.


You can go for an i3 or an i5 if you're willing to spend a little bit more.


PS. Don't take any of my recommendations for granted. Do your research first.

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I don't think I need to give any recommendations regarding those components, but I understand what you mean.

I guess I shouldn't have used the word "build" just yet. hehe :D


Anyway, $270 is still a long way from $400.

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