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    Default Help choosing Components for 'extremely' budget Hackintosh

    I've successfully managed to install OSX86 10.5.2 on one machine and that was sometime ago. It was a Dell Pentium 4 and everything worked (within reason).

    My wife would like an Apple Mac but i suggested before we take the plunge we build a Hackintosh and see what we think of it. We owned a G4 at one point but to be honest, it was too slow for our liking and i swapped it for an Xbox 360

    When i say budget, i mean i need the price to be low as possible. I will be buying my components from UK as that is where i am based.

    Requirements

    Full Graphics, Sound & Wi-Fi Support.

    Reliable Wi-Fi is a must as it will be used on a regular basis by the family, in particularly my Wife. Failing that, i may consider using PoE.

    I require a motherboard, processor, RAM, and Graphics Card and a Wireless Card.

    If however you can encompass my AMD II X2 245 Processor (Socket AM3) and/or 2GB DDR2 Ram then go for it, bearing in mind that an AM2+ Board would do fine to allow me to use both. IF however this means i can't have Snow Leopard and perhaps Lion then i'd rather be kicked in the face repeatedly.

    I look forward to hearing from you all. Wow me with your knowledge. There is nothing in it for you but i am a n00b in need

    I usually use Microdirect, Amazon, or Ebuyer.



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    ok, I'd first recommend against an AMD processor, because last I heard, OSX doesn't play well with AMD. at all.....
    on processor I would go with a Core i3 which here in the US is between $130-$159 on Newegg,
    also, try this guide : Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done
    Not for parts but as a hackint0sh guide.....

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    thank you for replying, i will bare what you suggest in mind. i have heard that Intel Processors work best because of course, Apples are now running on Intel chips.

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    I'm on the same boat here... I have a tight budget and want to build something to use Final Cut Pro on and a few other basic functions... Some budget build suggestions would be great.

 

 

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