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I'm about to build myself a new computer. All my life I've been ...
Build a Hackintosh?
I'm about to build myself a new computer. All my life I've been building and using windows based machines but lately with Vista and all it's problems I've been using the 5 year old Mac's at school instead of my brand new powerful desktop just because I can't stand all the problems Vista is causeing me. My friend recently had someone build him a Hackintosh and now I'm looking to build one for myself.
I've been checking for parts online and found following setup:
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
RAM: G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870X2 2GB 512-bit GDDR5
HDD: Patriot Warp 2.5" 32GB SATA II Internal Solid state disk
Will this system work for running MacOSX?
I'm actually trying to see if my build will work as well. However... May I ask: Why do you need an i7 Quad-Core and why do you need 6GB?
Originally Posted by lvcart
Quad-Cores are still not utilized much to this day, even by intense games. I'm going with a 3GB DC. And 6GB of RAM? Good GOD, MAN?! Will you be running multiple graphical editors, music editors, etc. on multiple monitors from this comp?
Just trying to help you save money. My machine will run 4GB of RAM and that'll be plenty for anything out there.
Well the computer I'm using now I built 2 years ago before I started college. It's a quad core 3.4GHz, 6GB DDR2 @ 1066MHz with dual 8800GTX graphics cards and it's still too slow for some of the stuff I do. This is partially because it's running windows vista and partially because I abuse it with graphics editors.
Games use more of your graphics cards then your CPU. I've never hada game that used more then 10% of my whole CPU but I've had graphic programs using 60% or more of my CPU at one time. I also have iTunes and Firefox running while I do my editing.
I have dual monitors and some of the pgrograms I use consist of Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere and well pretty much the whole Adobe Master Collection as well as Maya a couple times a day. While one program is rendering out a movie or 3D animation I'll be using the other programs to work on some 2D stuff.
And now you know why I need a computer like the one I described. lol
I've been reading a lot of posts the last few days about Radeon 48xx series cards, specifically the 4870x2 because I have one.
It seems like some people have used various methods successfully, but the closest I've come is a driver pkg that apparently installed but then resulted in a black screen with white garbled stuff all over it, but I could see the mouse making things move.
I got sick of messing around and now I am hoping that Apple will release official support/drivers soon and then it will be much easier. While most people seem confident this will come soon and support the 4870 and other 48xx series, it may still not support the 4870x2.
You guys need to check netkas site to know the progress with this video card
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I have looked at his site, and I tried some of his files, didn't work for me.
I'm not in a huge rush so I am kind of just waiting for it to be easy, or officially supported by Apple. For now I can run an old 2600xt but I hate having to physically switch the cards when I want to go back to Windows, it's my gaming box.
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