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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:18 am 
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At that point you probably should opt for a 750W in case you want to add more to it later.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:02 pm 
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So far—crazy to admit—this Hackintosh is the smoothest running Mac I’ve owned. :o :?: …and for the dollar/performance ratio, beats out the 2008 eight-core Mac Pros I own. How can this be? Yeah, so there are some quirks with how you boot the thing up into OSX 10.6.8 (must restart/bootup with the iBoot CDROM in the CDROM drive), but I still cannot believe how fluid smooth everything is, even with the recycled 250GB Western Digital old-school SATA drive that originally came with the Monkeyboy PC I acquired from him some time ago. Yes, I had been—from a “morals” :roll: standpoint—so dead-set against Hackintoshes and all they stand for… however, if you deal with the initial patience deficit (and subsequent frustration involved), yes, there is a short learning curve, but you learn to respect being able to build up a kickass system for not much money. It’s not for everyone, and those who know me know that I am a grumpy “old” man with about as much patience as a hummingbird on crack cocaine, but somehow (a big shout out to the efficacy of Tourette’s Syndrome) I made it through in one piece.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:56 pm 
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Leopold Porkstacker wrote:
So far—crazy to admit—this Hackintosh is the smoothest running Mac I’ve owned. :o :?: …and for the dollar/performance ratio, beats out the 2008 eight-core Mac Pros I own. How can this be? Yeah, so there are some quirks with how you boot the thing up into OSX 10.6.8 (must restart/bootup with the iBoot CDROM in the CDROM drive), but I still cannot believe how fluid smooth everything is, even with the recycled 250GB Western Digital old-school SATA drive that originally came with the Monkeyboy PC I acquired from him some time ago. Yes, I had been—from a “morals” :roll: standpoint—so dead-set against Hackintoshes and all they stand for… however, if you deal with the initial patience deficit (and subsequent frustration involved), yes, there is a short learning curve, but you learn to respect being able to build up a kickass system for not much money. It’s not for everyone, and those who know me know that I am a grumpy “old” man with about as much patience as a hummingbird on crack cocaine, but somehow (a big shout out to the efficacy of Tourette’s Syndrome) I made it through in one piece.

glad you like hackintoshing. ive been doing it the last few days on an old msi wind netbook i wanted to get running 10.6.8

since netbooks don't have optical drives, and i couldn't one working at my house, i found a method yesterday to make a bootable usb key with chameleon+iboot. iboot-legacy in my case, for the msi wind, but i think you could use the same method with iboot-haswell

let me know if you want me to post the steps if you find starting up with a CD annoying. it only takes about 10-15 minutes and a very small usb key (a 128MB would prob suffice). i can't guarantee it will work on your rig though haha


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:50 pm 
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mc68k wrote:
glad you like hackintoshing. ive been doing it the last few days on an old msi wind netbook i wanted to get running 10.6.8

since netbooks don't have optical drives, and i couldn't one working at my house, i found a method yesterday to make a bootable usb key with chameleon+iboot. iboot-legacy in my case, for the msi wind, but i think you could use the same method with iboot-haswell

let me know if you want me to post the steps if you find starting up with a CD annoying. it only takes about 10-15 minutes and a very small usb key (a 128MB would prob suffice). i can't guarantee it will work on your rig though haha


Problem now is, why did I wait so long??? I’m now find myself looking around for things to run OSX on that aren’t supposed to! :lol:

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