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This is my first hackintosh build and i was wondering how these parts will do?

I got a lot of them from weaksauce12 so thanks for your help too!!!!!


I am going to use the quad core Q6600 for my cpu


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115017 -275


For my motherboard i am going with the Bad Axe 2


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/se...mp;sku=I69-2145 -200-


I am using 4x 2 gigabyte sticks on memory here:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820208344 -148-


My case cool master


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811119137 -80-


Power Suppy


http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ductCode=373100 -110-


3 500 gig SATA harddrives


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136073 -315-


SATA dvd burner


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827106073 -36-




http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...bluetooth%2busb -30-


and for my graphics card GeForece 8600 GTS


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=1826 -160-



around 1300 when all done


im not sure on if it will work but I heard that the GTS card work well in leapord

if it doesnt what would be one that would work well?



Thats what im thinking about ordering so give me some feedback on how it is going to work!

and i dont know a lot about graphics cards with leapord so please give me feedback on that!!


also would i be able to buy the apple keyboard and mouse off apple.com?

that would work with the bluetooth adapter right?


I was wondering if i could just set one of the harddrives to boot vista?

not too good with the whole dual booting thing!


so thanks for all of your help!!!!!!



also do i have a big enough power supply unit?

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should be great!


look through the tutorials section, there is a guide for your motherboard I think...


The 8600GTS should work with 10.5.2. Right now, with 10.5.1, you must use beta drivers from 10.5.2 to get it to work.

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You can save $10 on your motherboard by buying it through Newegg:




Your power supply is fine; you have almost the same hardware I have and mine runs great.


The Apple Bluetooth keyboard and mouse will work fine with the D-Link Bluetooth adapter (I'm using that combo with the keyboard, as a matter of fact), but you should get a cheap USB keyboard if you want to access the BIOS since the Bluetooth keyboard not recognized until OS X boots.


I can't comment on the video card other than you may not get stable results until 10.5.2 is actually released.


Other than that you look like you're about to save yourself $3,000 ;)

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well from what i have been reading it works very very well and stable!!!

i would assume the firewire would work casue that is an apple thing and i believe it is copyrighted by apple but i could be wrong. you can always get a firewire card for your pci slot!


ethernet might not work idk on my current hackintosh it didnt but i use WiFi and i didnt bother fixing it.

might be a simple patch for it. sorry i cant help you too much


i know with the sound you need a patch but it isnt very good audio with it so it is best to get a 5.1 usb sound card (like 5 bucks)


idk what you mean by disk speed. so sorry if you want to explain that i will try and help or maybe i am just clueless :]


so seems solid!!

very stable from what i hear too!!!!!!

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hello, thnx for your answer!


firewire is pretty important for me because i plan to use the machine for audio purposes and my audio interface connects via firewire. ethernet again is really important because i have all my files stored on a server and i don't intend to use wifi. so to summit up onboard sound is not an issue for me because i will use my firewire audio card but full functionality of ethernet and firewire are crucial. about the disk speed now. i think my eye caught some xbench marks that gave results of bad disk speed because of the bad axe 2 motherboard. if i am wrong well that's great but i thought you might knew more. about when are you expecting to have the system up and running? it would be great if you could give us a "review". cheers!

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Hey i found out that with the latest BIOS you will be able to have a 100% working ethernet port!!!!!

so im guessing the firewire will work fine but if you need more you will need to buy a firewire card too.


im hoping to get it with in the next 2 weeks but i am really un sure about graphics cards!

idk i want an 8800 gts but dont know if it works


so i will post a review and maybe a video when im done and having running!!!

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