I need to continue to run the final cut studio suite and my Core Duo imac is not doing it for me anymore, so instead of spending so much on a mac i figured maybe i could save some money and build a hackintosh. Im fairly new too this, i go to Neweggs public wishlists all the time and there are hackintosh's everywhere but how do i know if which one is compatible?

My budgets around 800.00, maybe someone can give me a list of items that would work?

Another question? If i was to get a motherboard with compatibility for core2 duo and i7, could i upgrade to an i7 later?