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Attempting a Hackintosh

jwnn

46 months ago

I am planning on building this for a friend that already has a MacBook. Figured a Hackintosh would keep them from having to switch between Windows and Mac OS. Mostly just used for internet surfing and word etc. Budget is around 500$ (cheaper is better) Are the parts compatible? Good up to date Hackintosh tutorials? Lastly, what should i do about a video card? They will be doing lite, occasional video editing (nothing very extreme).

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Thanks!

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor $136.50 @ shopRBC
Motherboard Asus Z87-Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $49.88 @ Canada Computers
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.88 @ Canada Computers
Storage Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ NCIX
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $136.99 @ NCIX
Case Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case $39.88 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.98 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $533.10
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $493.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-10 09:08 EDT-0400

Very low budget for a hackintosh, especially for video editing but this is as good as you'll get probably. I also used the Haswell-Refresh because as our friend pointed out here Skylake is a little iffy. I also upgraded the video card to 750 ti which is solid for the price.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

He said he's doing light video editing so yes he would need one. And I used that exact PSU for 3 years and it's been all but bad so yeah, I know what im doing mate.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That psu is horrific. Go for an evga,xfx, or seasonic

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

My go to is normally Evga,Corsair or seasonic but it all depends on the budget :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Take corsair off the list!? There psu's are god awful

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  • 45 months ago
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Honestly I didn't mean to sound rude, if I did then I sincerely apologize but about the PSU, I guess it's just personal preference and the all the PSU are different mine could be fine but his could stop working in one day, you never know :)

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the heads up. Got any advice with graphics card?

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