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[Success]Dante's CustoMac

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Hello guys !! I am very happy to announce my very first PC/hackintosh build!! I would actually say it is more like a budget than a mid range build but suits my needs, since i don't much HD video editing at the moment and i am not much of a gamer so i use integrated graphics.

 

Components

 

Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 -LGA1150 (yes i know its B85, but i don't need anything more)

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GA-B85-HD3--LGA1150-Chipset-Motherboard/dp/B00FMIB7HK/

 

Intel Core i3-4330

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i3-4330-Processor-BX80646I34330/dp/B00EUUN76U/

 

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10/dp/B005T63BJM/]http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10/dp/B005T63BJM/

 

Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Series-120GB-internal-MZ-7TD120BW/dp/B009NHAF06/

 

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/

 

Zalman CPU Cooler for Intel Socket 1155/1156/775 and AMD Socket FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/940/939/754 CNPS5X PERFORMA

http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Cooler-Socket-CNPS5X-PERFORMA/dp/B007B5PSG8/

 

Corsair CX Series 500 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 456 Power Supply CX500M (in my build currently is the 430m model)

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-Modular-Bronze-CX500M/dp/B00ALK3HF4/

 

TP-LINK TL-WN881ND Wireless N300 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4GHz 300Mbps, Include Low-profile Bracket

http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-WN881ND-Wireless-Express-Low-profile/dp/B0079XWMEI/

 

Vaya Value Edition ATX Case

http://www.amazon.com/Sharkoon-4044951011704-Vaya-Value-Edition/dp/B005KBL42C/

 

 

Comments

 

 

I already owned an apple magic mouse and a wireless keyboard using with my old computer and i have to say the experience is like having a "real" mac. Coming from a core2 duo i am very excited having this as my main machine. The installation was really easy without any problems as everything is fully compatible with OS X. Downloaded Mavericks from the app store. It took like 20 minutes to complete and the post installation was even easier. Even the WiFi card worked nearly out of the box by just installing 1 kext it is now acting as airport card!!

 

By the way i am planning to buy a Graphics card probably the EVGA GTX 650 Ti boost since the price dropped with the new card releases, OR an AD R97/R9 Card. (Also included my settings). (More pictures of the actual computer and internals coming soon)(For some testing purposes i am using 4Gb Ram 430m PSU and GTX 520 in the pictures but my original setup is as showed earlier)

 

Feel free to comment!!

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