Description

I built this to use as an everyday computer, as I'm starting to get into coding, but also because I needed a machine that could actually play games. I knew I wanted to make a hackintosh, so I picked most my parts from tonymacx86's site to get a rough idea. After that, I went through all the Black Friday deals to find what would be the cheapest and got a great deal on the i5-4690K. This being my first time building a computer, I expected a lot to go wrong, but most of what ended up going wrong was easily fixed. After finally figuring out that the video card needed BOTH the 8 and 6 pin power, it booted up just fine. I partitioned the SSD and the HDD in half, and installed OS X Yosemite via Unibeast and then installed Windows 7. Everything boots up and I'll work on getting some benchmarks later.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

nice coding oriented parts

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean the fact that they all say gaming? Don't mind that. ;)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

eh both

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

(16gbs ram)

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build with great prices on the parts. +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Black Friday is amazing for computer pieces. If you look at the graph of the prices, there's a big dip that week.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahahaha that's so awesome to see when Black Friday starts in that graph. xD

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I'm planning on Hackintoshing my upcoming first build, was it very complicated?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

You can go ahead and go to tonymacx86, and take a look at some of the guides. It's really only very complicated if you go with a non-gigabyte motherboard, or if you get an AMD GPU. I know that wireless adapters are a bit of a pain, and only Intel ethernet works.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get a hold of Yosemite? I can't download it since I don't have a mac:/

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

you're out of luck as you will need a mac to make the installation usb disk...I don't see any other way.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get a disc from apple for about $20 that has OSX(10.6 I believe) on it, and you can install that, then download Yosemite.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an older Mac, but it was too old to download Yosemite. I actually just asked my brother to download it for me on his newer MacBook Pro. If you have a friend that has a mac, I recommend asking them to download it for you. Saves a lot of trouble in the long run.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been doing/done that. I've got an NVIDIA GPU (750 Ti) and MSI mobo, so that'll be interesting... :D

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't believe maxwell is supported, you'll have to first download Nvidias drivers without the card plugged in, using the integrated graphics. You'll also have to hope that you can find specific files for that motherboard.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly why I said it'll be interesting :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been thinking about installing Mac OSX on my system as I had originally built it, hardware wise, with the possibility of doing it in the future, The only problem is that I'd still be in Windows most of the time still due to gaming (wiped my linux partition as a result). If you're interested in running a Hackintosh, I recommend running Mac OSX in a virtual machine for a while first to see if having it is worth it.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope you didn't build that pc on the floor, static can kill. Anyway nice build!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I built it on the floor. Had an anti-static wristband. I think it also helped that the carpet in my apartment is really worn down. I made sure I didn't place any of the pieces apart from the case on the floor. And thanks!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Your welcome! Next time maybe a table would be better though :) But at least you use a wristband.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

haha literally, luckily i have never had experience with that.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Only problem is that I hate OS X

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

Why not dual boot it with Mac and Windows? Since Windows supports more games than the Mac platform, but anyways nice build :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

description says hes running mac and windows ;)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh sorry, i skipped the last part of the description lol :)