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    Following is a little background-knowledge, and some information about my preferred tasks in front of the machine. You can just jump to next part, if you're in a hurry
    My name is Mathias. I'm a high-school-student, and I live in Denmark. I installed iDeneb on my AAO about a month ago, and I'm so impressed with it's performance, which is much better and faster, than all the Windows-editions that I've tried (Which includes both XP and the new Windows 7). Now, I'm hooked on building my own Hackintosh for my little "office". I don't play any games, and if I ever should, it will most likely be very graphic-light. But I do use Photoshop and musci-editors like GarageBand and LogicPro. I therefore don't need any extreme-performance, and extreme-costly, nVidia, but what I do need, is RAM RAM RAM, and a solid CPU.

    As the headline might tell you, I'm looking for the BEST BANG-FOR-THE-BUCK-Hackintosh that 500-600$ can buy (But I'll not get angry, if you show me something that'll cost me less, I promise ). As I've mentioned a couple of times, the best-value components is preferred, but I'd also like a machine, which will more-or-less work with os x out of the box.

    Thank you for your time

    Mathias



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    Hey there mathias, did you check the sticky? can you post your actual system specs?
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    Hi icchansan

    Yeah, I did check the sticky, and saw the "Super-cheap-model", which sure looks fine. But I think I need more RAM than 2gb, and a stronger processor. Now, I haven't had any luck finding a "Best-value"-configuration, which is what I'm hoping to get a list for in here I hope you understand my poor English

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    yeah man but like I post you can upgrade everything from those combos, but the mobo ok? I mean you can use 4gb, 6gb of ram if you want ;P or upgrade the video card and stuff like that

    just check some online store configure a machine and post your specs here ;p

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    Hehe That's exactly why I post in here - Besides having tested A LOT of OS's, I have no knowledge about computer-hardware whatsoever So, what I'm asking is some help in building my own Hackintosh-ready computer, where I get the best bang-for-the-buck, 'cause like I said, I have no idea about which mainboard fits what processor, how much ram it can support and so on - And last, but not least, I find it VERY hard to see what hardware is easily supported in OS X (What requires the least in-frustration-broken keyboards ) Do you see what I mean?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MathiasVH View Post
    Hi
    Following is a little background-knowledge, and some information about my preferred tasks in front of the machine. You can just jump to next part, if you're in a hurry
    My name is Mathias. I'm a high-school-student, and I live in Denmark. I installed iDeneb on my AAO about a month ago, and I'm so impressed with it's performance, which is much better and faster, than all the Windows-editions that I've tried (Which includes both XP and the new Windows 7). Now, I'm hooked on building my own Hackintosh for my little "office". I don't play any games, and if I ever should, it will most likely be very graphic-light. But I do use Photoshop and musci-editors like GarageBand and LogicPro. I therefore don't need any extreme-performance, and extreme-costly, nVidia, but what I do need, is RAM RAM RAM, and a solid CPU.

    As the headline might tell you, I'm looking for the BEST BANG-FOR-THE-BUCK-Hackintosh that 500-600$ can buy (But I'll not get angry, if you show me something that'll cost me less, I promise ). As I've mentioned a couple of times, the best-value components is preferred, but I'd also like a machine, which will more-or-less work with os x out of the box.

    Thank you for your time

    Mathias
    I'd recommend starting your build with a Gigabyte motherboard. I have a P35-DS3L. Also, get an Intel processor. While AMD are the value leader in processors, if you go with AMD you will be forced to use the Voodoo Kernal, not the Apple vanilla kernal. This will result in a much less stable machine. Avoid at all costs any IDE drives. Apple abandoned IDE devices years ago and going that route will result in a less stable machine.
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    Thanks man, that helped a lot Can you maybe write exactly what Hackintosh you would built, if you were supposed to get as much power as possible out of 500$?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MathiasVH View Post
    Thanks man, that helped a lot Can you maybe write exactly what Hackintosh you would built, if you were supposed to get as much power as possible out of 500$?
    Well, I'd pick up a P35-DS3L for around $80-$90. I'd spend around $120 or so on a Core2Duo processor. I'd get 8 gigabytes of 1066 DDR2 RAM for around $120, a 500gig SATA hard drive, and a SATA DVD burner. If you're not going to be gaming, I'd get an ATI 2000 or 3000 series video card. Or perhaps a Geforce 9400.

    I'd check out tigerdirect.com and zipzoomfly.com for the best deals. Newegg is a good retailer, but by the time you end up paying for shipping and sales tax, the prices aren't that good.

 

 

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