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DIY Hackintosh Tutorial: Build a Mac Pro for Cheap

  • 09-06-2009 3:33pm
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    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.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,312 ✭✭✭ Ron DMC


    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.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,743 ✭✭✭ bluemachaveli


    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.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,028 ✭✭✭ greglo23




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,700 ✭✭✭ Brian


    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.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,325 Frankiestylee


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


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 37 ✭✭✭ Michael Doherty


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


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 351 ✭✭ colonel-yum-yum


    Lifehacker

    Must admit I'm tempted to do this.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,310 Kinetic^


    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?


  • Registered Users Posts: 894 ✭✭✭ Willbbz


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


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,960 RuggieBear


    interesting. might give this a shot


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,960 RuggieBear


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


  • Subscribers Posts: 16,425 ✭✭✭✭ copacetic


    Any pics?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,960 RuggieBear


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

    q6600, 8800gt, 4GB


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ keanemachine


    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.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,734 ✭✭✭ J_E


    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.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ keanemachine


    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


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,525 Daniel S


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

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

    Enjoy! :pac:


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