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Dell Precision worksation - good for a hackintosh?

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Hi guys, I've searched the forums but no sign of Dell Precisions anywhere so before I begin hacking away at this box for days on end I thought I'd ask all you clever people if it's even worth it.


My system specs are:


Dell Precision 390 workstation:


intel 975x express chipset

P4 3ghz

2Gig Ram

Graphics - NVIDEA Quadro FX550 128mb

Network Adapter - Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller


If anyone can give me guidance that'd be great. :dev:


Thanks in advance.

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I have a similar question so I didn't want to post in a new thread.


I was thinking of getting a DELL Precision T3400 - which comes as


Intel® Core™2 Quad 375W,Q6600 (2.40GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 2x4MB L2 Cache, Quad Core)


4GB (2 x 2.0GB DIMM) 800MHZ DDR2 ECC SDRAM Memory

Video Card:

256MB nVidia NVS 290, Dual Monitor DVI or VGA Graphics Card (ULGA8)


I want to replace the Graphics Card with a PNY Geforce 8800 GT (PCIe 512)


This Precision model isn't mentioned in the HCL and the PNY card isn't but several other Geforce 8800 GT cards are and work. I kinda assumed it would work because some of the Mac Pros use this card, or rather use Nvidias 8800 GT (MAC) which just has different firmware. Or am i being a total Newb?


I dont have the PC yet, cos i want to upgrade but don't want to buy something that i cant use with os x.


Thanks for any advice!




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