Hi,

thinking of building a hackintosh, based on the articles on LifeHacker. How do these two options look? Not sure about:

a) the motherboard
b) the GFX card
c) the ethernet card

Option 1

motherboard Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR iP45 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer - £80
CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Socket 775 3GHz 1333FSB 12MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer £260
GFX Gainward 9800GT Golden Sample 512MB GDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer £87
ethernet Wired - Network Cards - Ebuyer - about £20
cd/dvd Pioneer 22x DVDRW DL & RAM SATA Black Drive - Retail Box & Software - Ebuyer - £18
hd: 640gb WD Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue - Ebuyer - £46
ram 2 x 4gb (2 x 2gb) Crucial 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL6 Lifetime Warranty - Ebuyer £130 (£65 x 2)
case Antec Sonata III Piano Black Quiet Mid Tower Case - With 500W EarthWatts PSU - Ebuyer £100

total: £741

Option 2:

motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR iP45 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer - £80
cpu: 2.5ghz quad Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz Socket 775 1333FSB 4MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer £125
GFX Gainward 9800GT Golden Sample 512MB GDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer £87
ethernet Wired - Network Cards - Ebuyer - about £20
cd/dvd Pioneer 22x DVDRW DL & RAM SATA Black Drive - Retail Box & Software - Ebuyer - £18
hd: 640gb WD Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue - Ebuyer - £46
ram 4gb Crucial 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL6 Lifetime Warranty - Ebuyer - £65
case Antec Sonata III Piano Black Quiet Mid Tower Case - With 500W EarthWatts PSU - Ebuyer £100

total: £550

Really grateful of any advice.

Cheers,

Jon