Advertisement
Where is Report Post on mobile? We've made a slight change, see here
Have your say on the future of the 'Save Draft' feature in this poll
MODs please see this information notice in the mod's forum. Thanks!
How to add spoiler tags, edit posts, add images etc. How to - a user's guide to the new version of Boards

DIY Hackintosh Tutorial: Build a Mac Pro for Cheap

  • 09-06-2009 3:33pm
    #1
    Closed Accounts Posts: 19 ✭✭✭ Nonagon


    Hi all,

    I was looking at this website and now the exams are over am trying to build a mac for cheap as a project over the summer. This is a real for dummies job as I am a complete newbie any and all help greatly appreciated


    THe Nonagon.


Comments



  • This is something I've been hoping to do myself at some point in the near future, though I'm not sure when I'll ever get around to it.

    I think the Building and Upgrading forum might be a good place for specific advice, but first off I'd suggest searching for tutorials out there already. There's loads of them.




  • Im not too sure on the legality of this on boards. I think its a no no!

    But i have done it myself, the only thing i will tell you is do a LOT of research. And make sure you shortlist products that are fairly easy to set up. Messing with kext's (drivers) can be a nightmare if you don't know what you are doing!

    A few of the bigger dedicated sites keep hardware compatibility guides.




  • I guess go to InsanelyMac, and look at what hardware pepole have quoted in their sigs. The more common it is, the more likely it is to to have been developed/hacked for, and then recursively the more likely it is to be common.




  • It'll be interesting to see how you get on. I've always been curious about Macs but could never justify the price.


  • Advertisement


  • I own a Hackintosh which is performing wonderly. You need to do loads of researching but it´s worthy...




  • Lifehacker

    Must admit I'm tempted to do this.




  • Im not too sure on the legality of this on boards. I think its a no no!

    If you buy the software/hardware I don't think it matters.

    Is there a TOS on the software that you can only use it on apple hardware?




  • Anyone wanna give an overview of the research/hardware/problems and if it's worth it involved in their hackintosh? :)




  • interesting. might give this a shot


  • Advertisement


  • used a variation of this and have it working with a few bugs. Still learning so will hopefully sort it out soonish




  • Any pics?




  • oh i just put it into a dual boot within my shuttle pc...it's a sp35p2

    q6600, 8800gt, 4GB




  • Gizmodo have an fantastic guide on turning a Dell Mini 10v (netbook) into a hackintosh:

    http://gizmodo.com/#!5389166/how-to-hackintosh-a-dell-mini-10v-into-the-ultimate-snow-leopard-netbook

    Much of the hard work is abstracted away from you if you go with the Mini 10v route. The only thing it can't really do is play HD video. Apart from that you basically have a €300 Macbook (vs €1000 for the cheapest new Macbook.)

    I use mine for light web browsing, downloading (cough) large files overnight, and coding Ruby on Rails (a mac is basically mandatory for this, although you need a proper keyboard, mouse and monitor plugged in.)

    Hope that helps.




  • Kinetic^ wrote: »
    If you buy the software/hardware I don't think it matters.

    Is there a TOS on the software that you can only use it on apple hardware?
    Fairly sure Apple have this covered somewhere that their software is only licensed to be used on their hardware and nothing else.




  • I think using OS X on non-Apple hardware is a violation of Apple's EULA (end user licence agreement). But EULAs are unenforceable in some countries. It's complex apparently.

    More info:
    http://superuser.com/questions/30940/is-an-eula-enforceable




  • I did a guide for AMD PC's, in particular 785g based chipsets.

    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=255419

    Enjoy! :pac:


Advertisement