|Nov 14, 2012, 10:58 PM||#1|
Building A Mac
I would like to build my own computer (sorta). Is it possible to buy a G5 for the tower and update the internals to my own spec. I guess I would like to put in a new hard drive, ram, CPU. I would like to know if this is even possible. I want it to be updated enough to run like a new Mac Pro but not as powerful as I use it as a personal computer and now a work machine for video/photo editing.
iPhone 5 32gb Black
13" Unibody MacBook Pro-2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo-6GB Ram-320GB HDD
Seagate 2TB External Hard Drive
Western Digital 500GB External Hard Drive
|Nov 15, 2012, 12:49 AM||#2|
tonymacx86.com has a shopping list of compatible hardware and premade software tools to get your machine running Mac OSX.
insanelymac.com has a good forum for troubleshooting specific issues.
Later on if you really want to get into tweaking the performance of your machine check this thread from these forums: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1333421
General hackintosh vs mac questions are fielded here on the macrumors forums, but for specific installation problems it would be best to register with the other sites I have mentioned.
One thing I will recommend is to find a system someone already has running and to replicate it 100%. Some people are generous enough to upload a complete build log of how they did it.
There are many many frustrating problems you can run into when mixing hardware that hasn't been tried in a hackintosh before. There is no need to blaze new trails for your first build, save yourself the pain!
|Nov 15, 2012, 03:11 AM||#3|
In addition, if you read up on the build from the other forums and decide it is not for you in the end, keep an eye open in the refurb store for either a 2010 hex-core or a 2010 quad-core and upgrade the cpu yourself.
As DJenkins said, Hackintosh build queries are best handled on tonymacx86 and insanelymac.
Have a good read.
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