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Building A "Hackintosh" Rig


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Hello. I'm new in the forum. I've been using PCs for the past 10 years, but after I tried the Mac for the first time, I decided to switch. Macs are fast, stable and it has a user-friendly GUI. Windows-based PCs on the other hand give you flexibility - you can build your own according to your desired specs, as budget allows.


Well, I'm kinda stubborn and I insist on having both so the most sensible approach is to build a "Hackintosh" rig from scratch. I've heard about the various compatiblity issues pertaining to some hardware, so I guess my real advantage here is, I'm yet to buy the components I need for my rig. I might as well get something that works.


If it's not too much trouble, guys, can you please help me out?


Here are the following specs I got in mind:





Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (2.16GHz) or E6600 (2.33GHz) processor


Asus P5W DH De Luxe or Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 motherboard (which is better?)


Kingston or Corsair 1.0GB DDR2 800MHz memory (to be upgraded to 4GB gradually, when budget allows)


Seagate 250GB 7200rpm SATA HDD


ATI Radeon X1600XT 256MB / 128-Bit GDDR3 PCI-E with Silent Pipe II (Sapphire or Gigabyte, which is better?)


Sony DRU-820A internal or Lacie external DVD-Writer




I miight add the Creative X-Mod or Digital Music LS (both USB) later for my audio system upgrade. If you got additional inputs or other suggestions, that would be very helpful. Thanks! ;)

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