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Hey Mac friends, I am new to mac as well as building computers from scratch. I am interested in taking my laptop tablet pc (HP Pavilion Tx100z) and installing OSX, hopefully interactive screen is compatable. I want to know if my notebook is compatable with OSX 10.4, and if it is I will install OSX so that I can get comfortable with the Operating System, then I want to build my own desktop from scratch. Here is what I originally had before I realized the compatibility was more complex than I thought:


(1)CASE: Antec Performance One P150 White Midsize tower: $115.75

Atx - 8 Bays - 430 w Power Supply

(2)Motherboard: Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi-Ap Motherboard: $201.99

(core 2 duo LGA 775, P965 express, 8Gb DDr2 1066 Mhz FSB)

(3)CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor: $224.90

2.4Ghz, 4MB 1066Mhz FSB, LGA 775

(4)Cooling Fan/Heatsink: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU heatsink: $28.92

(5)Hard Drive: WD Caviar SE16 500GB Harddrive: $116.90

Serial ATA - 300, 7200 rpm, 16MB

(6)Optical: Lite-On LH-20A1H Dual Layer DVD+-RW Writer: $43.41

16x/8x/20x DVD + RW and -RW

(7)Graphics Card: eVGA Geforce 7900 GS video card: $150.98 (minus $20 rebate makes $130.98)

256 MB, PCI Express x 16, Dual DVI

(8)And then the sound Card I have not yet figured out, everyone I saw specifically said that it needs windows for

compatability, what specific card will I need?

(9)And then maybe a Samsung Sync Master 226BW black 22" LCD monitor for $319.50


All this is pricing I found at PriceGrabber.com from their relative vendors listed - just chose the lowest price.

Any info would be helpful, and if a item is compatable but another choice would be better, please enlighten me.



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If you read the entire thread you can find some interesting info.


Please bear in mind that when it comes to OS X compatibility, by far the most important item is the motherboard.


My favourite ones are the Intel Bad Axe 1 and 2. They are probably the most compatible and the most stable.


As to sound, the integrated audio of many mobos is quite often supported by kexts you can find either on the install DVD or here.






Also: have a look at the Bad Axe 2



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