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Hackintosh build!
« on: April 14, 2012, 05:13:49 PM »
Hi all, I'd like to get your help on how to start a hackintosh build. As I can see, the key components to make the hackintosh work flawlessly are the:

1. Processor
2. Mobo
3. Graphics card

I already have an ATi 5770 but is looking to replace my ECS A780GM-A mobo + Athlon II X4 620 processor to an Intel I5 2320 3.0ghz quad proccie. I want to save up as much as I can for the motherboard as I want to run atleast 8gb ram on the build. can you suggest a "bang for the buck" mobo and ram specifically for hackintosh use? Currently looking at Gigabyte Z68 mobos but any alternative will do.

I also used to have a real mac machine (macbook pro--> macbook air) but had to sell them to get rid of unnecessary stuff (yes, magastos ang baby hehehe). I still want to keep running a mac machine primarily because I miss the OS but no way I'll pay for the real deal yet! once you go mac, you won't go back talaga hehe.
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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 05:24:53 PM »
I'm running a HackMini with this config:

Intel Core i3-2105
Gigabyte H67M-D2-B3
Adata 4x2 8GB DDR3-1333
Liteon IHAS324-27 multi-drive
Seagate 1TB SATA
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Hyundai X93W LCD
cheapo M108-A1 mini-tower case

Generally for best results you want to keep as close as possible to a true Mac spec. And a Gigabyte mainboard is a always a good idea. Better search first for ready-made DSDTs of mainboards at Tony Macs site, it will help you narrow down which boards are supported.

http://tonymacx86.com/

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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 08:14:50 PM »
The Sandy Bridge CPUs ending in "-5" (ie. Intel HD3000 instead of HD2000) don't seem to be readily available locally. Any idea if they are indeed available in the local market and where to get them?

Also, I'm just wondering: why are Gigabyte-based boards more compatible with Hackintosh builds? Is it due to Apple uses Gigabyte boards too?

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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 09:16:23 PM »
I'm just wondering: why are Gigabyte-based boards more compatible with Hackintosh builds? Is it due to Apple uses Gigabyte boards too?

From my experience Asrock and ASUS Intel chipset mobos are as compatible as Gigabyte mobos it's just that Tonymacs site maybe sponsored by Gigabyte that is why they concentrate on Gigabyte DSDT's.
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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 03:32:06 AM »
IIRC Apple boards are branded Apple or Intel, and made by Foxconn.
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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 07:48:10 AM »
The Sandy Bridge CPUs ending in "-5" (ie. Intel HD3000 instead of HD2000) don't seem to be readily available locally. Any idea if they are indeed available in the local market and where to get them?

Also, I'm just wondering: why are Gigabyte-based boards more compatible with Hackintosh builds? Is it due to Apple uses Gigabyte boards too?

Because TonyMac already has custom DSDTs  w/c are mostly for Gigabyte boards, (DSDTs are used because OSX doesn't use BIOS but EFI, in effect its the hacked equivalent of EFI). His reasoning is its more reliable because of the dual bios chips (sabi niya). His site also has DSDTs for other makers but kinda limited. And for a first Hackintosh build you might want to keep it simple by following known configurations that actually work.

Here's a video on why use a DSDT:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59BqIR9fj0M[/youtube]

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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 11:16:23 PM »
Try checking out the Hackintosh HCL thread at TPC, most of the hardware used are locally available.

http://www.tipidpc.com/viewtopic.php?tid=101831


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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 08:21:24 PM »
Success! ML on an external usb drive!


fullres = http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/6691/screenshot20120719at810.jpg

found a guide http://lifehacker.com/5926945/build-the-perfect-portable-powerful-mac-then-carry-it-in-your-pocket a couple of hours ago and decided to give it a try with my ML hackintosh and external usb drive (cdr-king enclosure).
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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 09:20:10 AM »
^ nice! will try that out
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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 09:47:55 AM »
Success! ML on an external usb drive!


fullres = http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/6691/screenshot20120719at810.jpg

found a guide http://lifehacker.com/5926945/build-the-perfect-portable-powerful-mac-then-carry-it-in-your-pocket a couple of hours ago and decided to give it a try with my ML hackintosh and external usb drive (cdr-king enclosure).

Hows the performance? Any difference between the External HDD-Hack vs. Internal HDD-Hack?

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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 12:19:02 PM »
^ it boots up 10-15 secs slower but once loaded it performs at par with an internal installation - this is on a fresh install.
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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 02:13:52 PM »
Finding it interesting to make a hackintosh... read the guides, but I have questions regarding the software...
1. do you need an apple ID to start using it?
2. will the app center still work to get the apps?
3. With bootcamp, can i still use the latest GPU drivers or stuck with what bootcamp comes with?

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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2012, 02:23:28 PM »
Finding it interesting to make a hackintosh... read the guides, but I have questions regarding the software...
1. do you need an apple ID to start using it?
2. will the app center still work to get the apps?
3. With bootcamp, can i still use the latest GPU drivers or stuck with what bootcamp comes with?


1. No need, but if you want to download software from the Appstore you need to make one (its free to register).
2. Yes.
3. There is no need to use BootCamp in a Hakintosh, if you want to boot other OSes, use Chameleon as your bootloader and you can use other OSes like it was native.

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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2012, 02:57:45 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2012, 02:04:52 PM »
finally had the funds to build my hackintosh rig! i'll start installation during the long weekend.

I5 3450
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
8gb ram

lightroom and photoshop feels faster. I hope it flies perfectly fine with final cut pro hehe
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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2012, 03:59:35 PM »
Nice! Videocard na lang kulang niyan pwede ka na mag Chameleon sabay Mechwarrior Online!

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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2012, 04:26:56 PM »
Nice! Videocard na lang kulang niyan pwede ka na mag Chameleon sabay Mechwarrior Online!

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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2012, 03:54:11 PM »
Update:

So this weekend lang ako nakapag install and used my extra 90gb ssd. It's freaking fast! My other ssd has windoze 7 on it but I might entirely switch to mac na. I hope this proves to be a viable switch in the next few days.
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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2012, 07:25:34 PM »
i'm looking for a christmas break project, any chance of a tutorial, athlonFan? best place to source, cost, tips, etc? also, where can i get a copy of ML here in MLA?

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Re: Hackintosh build!
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2012, 10:22:14 PM »
Second Hackmini done.


This time very cheap using recycled parts from a recently died 6yr old Conroe rig and the cheapest CPU-mobo-RAM combo from PCHub @ P6,200.

Pentium G630 (new)
Asus P8H61-M LX3 (new)
2x4GB Kingston DDR3 (new)
Seagate 250GB SATA HDD (old)
Seagate 500GB SATA HDD (old)
WD 150GB SATA HDD (old) (old)
Palit Nvidia 9800GT 512MB (old)
Cooler Master USP100 case (old)
Evergreen 600W PSU (old)