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I am trying to persuade my friend to let me build a system for ...
Building a Hackintosh for a friend of mine
I am trying to persuade my friend to let me build a system for him to use Snow lepoard on rather than spending a lot more for a inferior specced 'real macintosh'.
Thing is, I know how to build PC's but I don't know whats most suitable for Hackintosh. My friend believes that if I do make this for him then he'll run in to hardware/software problems we wouldn't run into on an actual mac machine. I have some components in mind based on components i've used in the past to make computers. Thing is though this is the FIRST time i'm going Hackintosh
and this is the mac he wanted:
APPLE iMac MC309 21.5" All-in-One buy online | Currys
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!
This is not necessarily help, but more an opinion.
I have gone both routes, i.e. Hackintosh and real Mac. I also helped a friend build a new system, originally for Windows 7, then I offered to turn it into a Hackintosh for him.
Here are a few things to consider. With my own Hackintosh I was very fortunate to have a perfect build (it took several months of research on the web) and I could update everything from the Apple servers right from 10.6 through 10.6.8, without a single glitch (ever). Although, I did not know that at the time and every update was "cross fingers", it is only in retrospect that I can make the claim of "perfect". I believe that this is more the exception than the rule.
With my friends system it was not quite the same and with every update it typically broke the sound or network. With each update I had to check and see what might potentially go wrong for him and give him the okay and then inevitably go over to his place and fix it (no problem, I did not mind seeing as I got him into this). Are you prepared to continue this level of support for your friend?
After buying my first real Mac this spring I can honestly say that I am a convert. I really enjoyed my Hackintosh and it has worked very well for me, but it does not compare to the real thing.
If your friend has the wherewithal to purchase the iMac I would say, go for it. Particularly if he depends on this system for work or other critical things.
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