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    Ok, so i'm looking to build a fairly average spec hackintosh, will be using it purely for design (photoshop mainly). However I really dont have a clue where to start with this, I've been building PC's for a fair few years now so thats easy enough, it just seems that theres so much out there with compatibility issues for different hardware with this I can't get my head around what an ideal, hassle free build would be.

    I'm UK based and looking to spend around £600 ($1200 ish), could do with most of the stuff being from Cheap Laptops, Hard Drives, LCD Monitors, TVs, Televisions, Netbooks and more at Ebuyer.com if possible. So long as this thing can run snow leopard and wont require and absolute endless number of hacks/mods to get working smoothly then I'll be happy...

    So any suggestions on hardware?

    Ash

    Heres what I have in mind atm.
    1 x Asus P5Q Deluxe P45 Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard £103.07
    1 x XFX 9400GT 512MB DDR2 VGA DVI HDCP HDTV out PCI-E Graphics Card £34.18
    1 x Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM £55.27
    1 x Zalman CNPS 9700 LED Socket 754, 940, 775, 939 & AM2 CPU cooler £25.79
    1 x Sony AD-5240S 24x DVD±RW DL Internal SATA Black Bare Drive - OEM £14.04
    1 x Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz Socket 775 1333FSB 4MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor £89.71
    2 x Corsair 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4 Lifetime Warranty £83.68
    1 x Hi-Power Black 800W 14cm Blue LED Fan PSU - 20+4pin 4x SATA 4x PCI-E £51.05
    1 x NZXT Whisper Full Tower Case - No PSU £76.99

    Order Total £632.04
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    Nice combo, theres lots of guides for this mobo, check in the tutorial section or google it, post back if you have any problem
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    Is SLI a possibility btw, tried searching the forums and there was nothing. Thinking of quad monitoring this at some point.

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    Yeah you can try with sli without problem, check netkas site to know the best options or check the HCL
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