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    Default Looking for tips on this build. Thanks

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-S3G LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

    ZOTAC ZT-88TES3P-FCP GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card


    SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N

    SYBA PCI to Firewire 1394a 2+1 ports controller card (VIA) Model SD-VIA-3F

    ENCORE ENLWI-N PCI 2.3 Wireless Adapter

    2 - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

    KDS K-24MDWB Black 24" 2ms(GtoG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support

    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

    FSP Group FX600-GLN V2.2/EPS12V 600W Power Supply

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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    Does this look like a good build for a hackintosh. Keep in mind I will be installing vista on a sperate hard drive. I am a graphic art student and I need a mac at home, but also am a hardcore gamer and need a PC. Cant afford both though hehe.

    Also if I have vista on one HD, leopard on another, if I get a third HD just for extra storage will both OS's be able to use it?


    Thanks in advance, I appreciate any and all tips and advice.

    Cheers,
    j



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    i just finished a hack build and have a very similar system to you. One of the main things i was told was to use a P35 intel board as they are renowned for compatibility. Im running:
    intel gostepping 2.4ghz quad,
    intel p35ds3R mobo
    4ghz ocz ram (667)
    250gb western digital HDD (16mb cache)
    500gb western digital HDD (16mb cache)

    the only thing i cant get to work is the wireless as i have a linksys pci card that isnt recognised by OSX.
    everything else works spot on and with the patches even get updates to work no problems.
    as for the third drive you will be able to read from and write to it as normal if it is in windows format in windows but will only be able to read from it through mac. my Mac OS is currently installed on the 250 and can read the 500 which is still fully windows but cant delete anything on it or write to it. vids music etc can be used as normal

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    Default compatability cont...

    oh forgot to mention im using a nvidia 7600 gt 256mb and with the patch works fine and i know from a different build that 8800 cards are supported as m friend has one and has done the same as me. and there are lists on internet of compatable wireless cards. need to be a certain chipset or somethin

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    Yes nvidia 7600 gt 256mb is supported.

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    wish i could get my card working, x3100 be damned


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    Default I was wondering if anyone can help me with this build?

    ASUS P5Q LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550

    Turtle Beach TBS-3300-01 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Montego DDL Sound Card

    SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

    CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF

    SYBA PCI 32-bit Firewire 1394b Controller Card Model SD-FWB-32B

    4 Western Digital Caviar GP WD10EACS 1TB 5400 to 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

    Thermaltake W0116RU 750W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version NVIDIA SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Cabling Active PFC Power Supply

    Does anyone see any problems here or have any tips for this build also? I wanna make a hacintosh for my music editing and I need as much help as I can cause I'm a complete n00b hehe. Any help would be appreciated. Also can anyone recommend a good dvd burner that would go good with the build? Thanks!

 

 

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