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Hi all, right now I'm planning to build a hackint0sh from scratch. These are the parts I'm planning to purchase for it:
I'd like to keep this build under $630 if I can, and if I could run Snow Leopard that would be grand. I need you guys to tell me everything that's wrong with this build, and possibly give me suggestions on how to fix it. I'm really open to all ideas here, nothing on this list, other than the 9500's, are needed. The i5 isn't specifically needed either, I just wanted it to do for a while, and I'd upgrade to the i7 when I needed to.
This won't really be a gaming machine, I just need a more accessible Mac for my uses.
First problem. That motherboard does not support SLI, Its a crossfire board for ATI, and you have NVIDIA cards (SLI). You'll need to find another one that supports SLI otherwise you'll only be able to run 1 video card.
Trade out the I5-650 for a Intel-I5-750. $+15 BTW, I don't know if this will work with a mac, so check!
Trade the case out for an Antec 300, it has A 120MM and 140MM fan that comes with it. Check here for prices Antec Three Hundred Tower - No power supply
That power supply is nice, but a Bit expensive because its modular, but on the antec 300, there's a cord management compartment with straps to hold the cords down. I have 2 suggestions and the links below. If you plan on upgrading to something higher end up to say 5850s in crossfire the 700W will be great, but if you don't then grab the second one and save $10. BTW those cards don't use more than 50W each,so in reality I doubt you're computer will need over 500W. Those cards are pretty low end so don't expect any miracles. Combined they're probably weaker than a single 3 year old 8800 GT.
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! -$20
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Trade out that DVD rom. -3$
Trade the memory for the below, It has better timing of 8-8-8-24 and a XMP profile that will set it to DDR3 1800 at 9-9-9-24 if you choose the XMP profile in bios.
Newegg.com - OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) XMP-Ready Rev.2 Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600R2LV4GK - Desktop Memory OR
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BN1608 - Desktop Memory
+$12 Case guesstimate
-$3 DVD ROM
-$30 Power supply (if you choose 600w)
Oh yeah the 600W power supply has a $10 Rebate and the 700W has a $30 rebate, but its supposed to take 8-10 Weeks after its the rebate is approved. The memory also has a $20 rebate. Make sure you mail them quick I think they only have like 21days not 30 days to send them after your date of purchase. The 700W will actually be $10 cheaper after rebate if you have the $ laying around or rather just get the 700W.
$30-$50 saved after rebate.
You could grab Mugen 2 Cooler and probably give that CPU a good overclock.If you buy it somewhere else make sure you get the revison B version! Otherwise you won't have the bracket needed to mount it.
If you want to keep your blue version over the green, you can get this combo but it will cost $5 more.(you won't notice a difference)
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