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    Lightbulb First Timer.. Building Hackintosh For Audio Engineering

    Hey guys, I'm building a Hackintosh to supersede my 2008 Macbook Pro. The primary use of this computer will be tracking & mixing.
    I will be running Pro Tools 9, and i'm pretty stoked about the performance increase I will HOPEFULLY be getting with this build!

    I'm a first time Hackintosh builder, and basically - I would like to build a machine that is as problem free as possible,
    and using the most modern HW available.. this way this machine can stay relevant for a bit.

    Here is my list - anybody have any recommendations/issues with this set up?
    Can spend a bit more if need be

    Case:
    Link: Newegg.com - Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

    Motherboard:
    Link: Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Video Card:
    Link: Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Processor:
    Link: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860

    RAM:
    Link: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

    Hard Drive:
    Link: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    CD/DVD Drive:
    Link: Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Writer - Bulk - LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners
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    so far everything looks good. tho the 9500GT... you could get a MUCH better card for a tad bit more cash. 9500 is old tech. unless of course you dont plan on gaming at all, then nevermind, haha.

    i will be watching this build... as i am planning on building a system almost like that, but ill be using the i7 3.06GHz model.
    also, a buddy of mine is a music producer and is always bragging that his powerPC minimac (ahaha yeah) will outperform any hackintosh, and im scared to put my AMD hack against his. figure an i7 running vanilla kernel vs. powerpc g4 MINIMAC? yeah, i7 will eat that powerpc for breakfast in protools.

    (my model will be for gaming.)
    just please tell me you are going to BUY a copy of snow leopard, not use one of the distros.
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    2x250GB
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    OSX LION 10.7
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    Hey! Nice to see that somebody responded to me here

    I have slightly modified what my build will be after putting in some research. The current build is as follows, and the order was put in just today. Here's the revisions:

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    GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366

    CPU
    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz QUAD Core

    Memory
    CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) TR3X6G1600C8 G

    PSU
    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX

    GPU
    ATI 5770

    HD's
    1.WD's Black Line

    Cpu cooler & Fans
    Noctua nh-d14

    Case
    Cooler Master CM 690 II Advance ATX Mid-Tower Case

    Build will be going down soon, so if anybody would like to point out any flaws, tips, or recommendations, I'm all ears

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    Hey hhll,

    Just curious how your Hackintosh turned out. I just finished building one similar to your original build design and it seems to be working really well, I'm just having a couple problems getting PT9 to work... Maybe you have some tricks you've learned from your build?

 

 

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