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I'm new to this and have been reading as much as possible out there. ...
New to HackintOsh, need help with my selection of hardware.
I'm new to this and have been reading as much as possible out there. Would like some expert help if i selected good hardware that would work great as a hackantosh without problems.
Here are the items with Newegg Item number.
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118039
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136358
SPARKLE SFPX94GT1024U2 GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Item #: N82E16814187037
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Item #: N82E16817341016
OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P8004GK
Item #: N82E16820227248
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128372
Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7500
Item #: N82E16819115056
What you got there looks very good, but you may like better with the core 2 quad, like Q8400.
Thank You for the reply. I will take your suggestion and go with the quad processor.
I have that Q8400 2.66 Ghz, and people clock it at 3.2 Ghz. It runs beautifully and very fast. Also your GA board is a very good choice, very stable.
Originally Posted by denismn
Those well perform for what they cost.
Also you may like purchase a good CPU fan/cooler. The Intel stock fan came with those CPU's aren't very good.
Last edited by ratvn; 06-14-2010 at 09:36 AM.
I'm not trying to hijack your thread but it looks like you already got your answer and I have the same question, so I though this would be better than starting a new thread... Ok my question is will this setup work in the picture? Newegg was out of the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard so I'll get it from somewhere else..
You should recheck the components specs for Lan/CPU.
The board and CPU would not be compatible as LGA 775 and 1156 couldn't be put together.
Do you homework first before asking question if you do want constructive response.
I'm one of many disappointed Mac Pro Users that just had enough waiting for months for the new Mac Pro to arrive... so as anyone with a fair share of common sense would have done, i placed an order for a desktop PC; i still have my MacBook Pro so this system would be used mainly for my recording studio (which works on either PC or Mac environment) and some occasional gaming on the PC side.
That being said, i would like you guys to check out the specs so i get to know if i can turn it into a dual boot Hackintosh.
I'm completely new at this, so please tell me if i'll be able to run OS X (Snow Leopard) on this setup. here are the specs:
BLUETOOTH: USB Bluetooth 2.X EDR Dongle with Led Light Thumb Size
CD: Samsung SH-B083L 8X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo
CASE: AZZA Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case w/ Dual 230mm Fan + Extra 3 Fans
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i7-975 Extreme Edition 3.33 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
HDD: 128 GB Kingston 2.5 inch SATA Gaming MLC Solid State Disk for the W7 partition (for gaming purposes), and about 4TB of other SATA II Hard Drives (in one of which i will install OS X)
MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) EVGA X58 SLI LE Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Mainboard Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA RAID w/ GbLAN,USB2.0,Dual IEEE1394&7.1Audio
MEMORY: 12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (A-Data Gaming Series with Heat Spreader)
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
POWER SUPPLY: CoolerMaster Gaming Power Supply (850 Watts Silent Pro)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA)
FIREWIRE & WIFI: Zonet ZEW2546 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Draft 2.0 USB 2.0 Wireless USB
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