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    I need some help building a PC (first timer), and "might" have up to 900$.
    Ok, here is the story: I live in argentina. Problem with that is that A SHITTY PC COSTS 1,000U$D (I'm talking pentiums here). So... I got to visit the US about a month ago and got a hand me down P4 Gateway and installed iAtkos on it. My family are all mac users, so I needed a mac. I have to say, I used to not pay much attention to hackintosh but now I LOVE IT. Anyways, the Gateway came back with me, and I plan to sell it for about 800$, since I added a floppy, a CD-ROM, a HDD and obviously mac) I can also sell some of my other stuff so I can get to about 900$, but prefer not to.
    So for the actual building... I want something FULLY mac compatible, meaning, I don't want to pay for any hardware features that won't be compatible. I already have a HDD (got it out of a Maxtor One Touch, its a SATA II), keyboard, speakers, screen (but a bad one, I could use a new one, over 1400x900 and 20" or more) so I "only" need the rest. Also: no need for floppies or Blue-Rays. It would be cool to have a "fast" (7200 or 1000 RPM) HDD for the OS itself & apps, this one could be small (-100 GB). As far as GPU's go, some decently powered one (+512MB and good speeds). No need for SLI, since as far as I know mac doesn't support it (maybe hackintosh does?). But I'm at doubt with Crossfire (on mac). I do prefer Nvidia cards, but I'm no fan to death). Processor: Intel's are more compatible and (apparently) more powerful than AMD's, but the latter are better bang for the buck (I think), so I obviously prefer a slightly less beefy AMD over a Intel if it means +100$ or something. I want to have as much ram as possible, within the budget. I don't care too much about the MB or the case, as far as I have 6 USB's, 2 Ethernets, 1 firewire (if possible, I'm not spending over 20 on this), good audio (don't need "the best" but don't want a crap pile that makes al kinds of noise ether).
    So what I'm proposing is: within these thing (or without if you think you know a better option) giving you guys "rienda suelta" (spanish for "no restrictions") to build the biggest, meanest system you can.
    Uses I give a computer: schoolwork, occasional games, LOTS of audio/video and transcoding, software and OS testing, some coding (especially web) and audio/video design (its incredible how much people are impressed (and are willing to pay) for some simple photo/video/dvd creation).
    Also: I wanted to mention I don't care at all for looks.
    Thanks in advance for your help!

    P.S: I know it's boring but some help would be greatly appreciated.

    Do you think this is a good buy? Is it compatible with hackintosh?
    Item List:
    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
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    RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black Foldout MB Computer Case With Side Panel Window
    Item #:N82E16811156063
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $89.99
    $79.99
    1
    RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W Modular LED Power Supply
    Item #:N82E16817152028
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $54.98
    $49.98
    1
    Patriot Viper 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
    Item #:N82E16820220369
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $99.99
    1

    AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
    Item #: N82E16819103675
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


    MSI 790GX-G65 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813130224
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy


    HIS Radeon HD 4890 H489F1GP Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814161276
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    -$90.00 Combo
    -$29.99 Saving
    $494.97
    $374.98
    1
    HIS Gift - Stormrise Game Coupon Bundle
    Item #:N82E16800999372
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $29.99
    Grand Total: $634.93
    Last edited by adriangb; 08-07-2009 at 08:06 AM. Reason: Added last bottom line. Added Newegg cart.



 

 

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