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    Question Hardware to build Hackintosh similar to 2010 Mac Pro help

    Hey guys,

    I have been leaning more towards building a Hackintosh because of the capabilities. A little insight, I do heavy video, 3D, and motion graphics and want a computer that can handle it. I'm coming from a 1st gen Macbook Pro and it's just a snail...

    I was looking into the new 8 core Mac Pros and with a 3k-4k price stamp...I was hoping for something a bit easier on my wallet.

    I want to build an 8 core (or 12 core depending on price!) that can keep up with or EXCEED the 2010 Mac Pro 8 or 12 cores but I don't know much about hardware.

    This is the system I'm looking at:
    • Mac Pro with TWO 2.4ghz Quad Core Intel Xeon "Westmere" processors
    • atLEAST 8gb DDR3 ram (I want to be able to upgrade in the future)
    • Harddrives (1 or 2 tb...room to expand)
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5870 1gb
    • 1 or 2 optical drives and maybe a bluray burner (do they have those?!)
    • Bluetooth
    • USB 3.0 compatibility (if this even matters)


    This Mac Pro built on their site is around $4,000...I'm hoping to spend much less.

    I was also thinking about water cooling the processors and graphics card (if the ATI is capable...have not looked too much into this).

    What do you guys/gals think?? I want to be able to run Snow Leopard and be able to run my apps cleanly without any problems. (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Media Suite CS5, Logic Pro, and all supporting apps).

    I look forward to your suggestions!



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    ttt. No one? Please help! I want to start buying hardware asap. I'll sift through the hardware thread...but so far I'm unsure how to build a "2" processor set up.

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    If you want it to be similiar and still keep the apple feel you should read around the internet on the powermac g5 case mods. You could fit two core i7 overclock them with watercooling. Get a motherboard that supports at least 16gb ddr3 get the ati video card you are looking at. Get two 2tb hard drives and yes you can have a bluray burner. Good luck and if you need my advice please reply. I am in the process of modifying a mac mini g4 case to fit some decent graphics a core 2 quad and 8gb ddr3 and a 512gb ssd all on a mini atx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlytkine View Post
    If you want it to be similiar and still keep the apple feel you should read around the internet on the powermac g5 case mods. You could fit two core i7 overclock them with watercooling. Get a motherboard that supports at least 16gb ddr3 get the ati video card you are looking at. Get two 2tb hard drives and yes you can have a bluray burner. Good luck and if you need my advice please reply. I am in the process of modifying a mac mini g4 case to fit some decent graphics a core 2 quad and 8gb ddr3 and a 512gb ssd all on a mini atx.
    Very awesome! Thanks for the reply. What mobo can handle 2 i7's in the g5 mod?

 

 

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