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This is my Hackintosh/Custom PC build! The latest version of OS X installed like a breeze! I used this tutorial: http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/unibeast-install-os-x-el-capitan-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.172672/

I plan on installing windows 10 later this weekend!

Ask any questions below!

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Ive been an apple user for many years and love the interface, but i wont ever buy an apple machine again. i will probably do the same as you did with my new build.

one question though: why would you install windows 10 as opposed to 7 or 8?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree, as a long time Mac user (1993) i feel that Apple has decided they don't want me for a customer anymore. Every mac I've had has had expansion ports, from NuBus to PCI to PCIe with the one exception, The first gen iMac I've owned I put a 3DFX II card in there using the proprietary AGP slot it had.

I've upgraded my CPUs from 68030 to 68040 and G4's with higher Mhz and on and on. I've maxed out the ram slots in my 2008 MacPro.

And most of all, I've had the latest gaming graphics cards that I could find that were still compatible for each one.

Now, just try and buy a mac with expansion slots. They simply don't exist. The trashcan MacPros was the last straw. Sure they have a 5k iMac but the high end model is way over priced and the CPU thermal throttles because there's no room for a proper cooler. No thanks.

Yes I could get a thunderbolt external GPU adapter and pay even more of a premium... no thank you.

I've always had to jump through hoops to get what I want on the Mac platform, and pay a premium, but at least I had options. Now, I'm a proud owner of a Hackintosh I built myself.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I totally agree! That much money for an un-upgradable, low powered, terrible airflow computer? I would much rather build my own with compatible parts any day! Thanks for the replay man!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It's just my personal preference to be honest. I'm more used to it than 7 and 8 and it has the most support from Microsoft. It has nothing to do with OSX running on the machine.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

understandable, but win 10 is spyware. just thought id warn you in case you didnt know.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is it spyware?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

it sends data about the computer back to microsoft. which is normal, except the contents of what they send invades privacy. things like passwords and specific information it doesnt need to know. its also difficult to get it to stop doing this. there are so many security risks to it as well.

when something is free, you are the product. they were so pushy with getting people to "upgrade" it. click the "X" to get out of the update screen? that would install win 10 for some people. they did a lot of shifty tactics to get people to use it. it just doesnt seem like the smartest thing to willingly use when there are better and safer alternatives. from everything thats wrong with it there arent many advantages either.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard about Microsoft doing this in Windows 10, but I also heard that you were able to disable it all, you just had to dig kind of deep in the settings. Are there some things that you can't disable?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! Thank you for sharing.

Hackintosh +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, but may I recommend a few things?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You have an overclockable CPU but with a motherthat that doesn't support overclocking

That cooler isn't the best for the price

$365 is waaaay too much for a 970 imo

I'd try to get a better PSU in the future

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

The cpu was chosen because I plan on upgrading the motherboard in the future, but this one fit my budget, color scheme, and was very compatible with OSX. As for the CPU cooler, it is one of the cheapest Corsair 120mm cpu cooler that is not low profile, and Corsair is one of my most trusted brands. Also, it came with a mail in rebate and had good reviews. For the GPU, I didn't pay that. I bought it from a different site that isn't listed on pcpartpicker for some reason. With the PSU, I entered my parts into a website that would tell me the estimated amount of watts used under load and at idle. They both were in the 200-300 range, well below 500. It has a bronze raiting and also has great reviews.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! You're a braver man than me getting OS X onto that beast +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I'm sure you could do it!

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You're cable management is flawless. +1 for it! I have the same case but my cable management is not as good as that. Pretty sure nobody's is.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Man!

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah sure! I'll take them later today! Any specific angles? XD

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