hackintosh build:i7-920--gigabyte:x58-ud3r

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by avis144, May 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    hi guys..
    i have built a hackintosh with:
    i7-920
    gigabyte mobo with x58 chipset---ud3r
    9600 1gb graphic card by gigabyte.
    2 hard drives of 1 tera each
    6 gb of ram 1600 triple
    and so on...

    any way..
    been trying to install mac os---tiger---with no success..
    anyone has any suggestions

    many thanks.
     
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    Hellhammer

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    I wouldn't install Tiger... InsanelyMac is your friend when it comes to Hackintoshes.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Google "iBoot". That's the easiest way of installing Snow Leopard on a Hackintosh.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    been trying i boot already.

    well ivv looked through some of the videos on you tube and i was googling al sort of booting softwares and scripts but with no real solution...
    i seemed easy when i looked through the web before i got the hardware for this computer but it ain't..
    is seems to me that something is wrong as on the videos on the web it look like when i put mac os in the cd-rom it should run and boot..that's what all the guys in you tube showing down there although i know it can be...

    i looked through,i boot and boot 132 but they dont work..
    can someone come out with a blood good explanation and guide me toward having my first hackintosh....?
     
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    costabunny

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    Probably best head over to the InsanelyMac & osx86 forums for proper help, but for my setup (before I got a VM running) - I flashed my BIOS with an update that had the correct bits in to allow native booting (some BIOS's can, some can't - google your board and bios os x. heres a place to start http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=141769

    (remember most folks on here are gen mac users so will have less advice on hackintosh setups, the guys at insanelymac are pro's at this stuff).
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    The 10.4 kernel won't run on an i7
     
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    bob5820

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    Technically speaking if you can't boot OSX then you really haven't built a hackintosh. If I remember correctly the only 9600 that was compatible with the Mac was an ATI card for the G5 and ran on an AGP bus. I'm guessing that the 9600 you are referring to is the nVidia 9600GT in which case I believe your out of luck. I found this on the Insanelymac forum
    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=105539
     
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    lemonade-maker

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    I run an asus 9600 gt silent on a hack(10.6) works great. Use nvdarwin.kext.
     
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    UltraNEO*

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    Oh...

    hackintosh = maintenance, maintenance, maintenance...

    Why do people bother?
     
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    lemonade-maker

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    For most hacks its no more trouble, er maintenance, than winblows. Certainly more maintenance than a real mac but we are talking about machines made to run windows. When the choices are run winblows, linux, or mac, I'll choose mac or linux but never windows.
     
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    Mackilroy

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    I built mine partly because I could, partly because I wanted a faster machine for less than I'd get it from Apple, and partly for the learning experience.

    Plus, it isn't endless maintenance. If I changed nothing from my current setup, I'd never have to do any maintenance at all.
     
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    Hellhammer

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    I agree. Even though I don't have one nor never tried one, I've heard they are extremely stable and only updating takes some longer time, but why to bother if everything is okay? I used to say the same thing, Hackintosh is just hassle and constant pain in your ass but it really isn't

    If I could choose now, I'd go for 13" MBP and Hackintosh desktop, could get them for the same price as I paid for my iMac
     
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    Dr.Pants

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    bob5820

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    Well, looks like I learned something.
     
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    bob5820

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    I originally moved to the Mac back in 2006 because I was tired of building PC's and there was nothing about Vista that excited me. Now I kind of miss it, (building PC's not Vista). I'm not planning on anything for at least another year, and I'm still undecided if I'll want to keep doing the desktop/MBP or if I'll just move completely to a single MBP. If I do choose to keep using a desktop I'll likely build a Hackintosh rather then get a new MP or iMac.
     
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    GMink

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    I've owned several macs going back to the Fat Mac, the last one being a Mac pro 1,1. Money is tight these days for me so I recently built a Hack and here are my thoughts.

    Pro's
    1) I'm running at 4.5Ghz on a i7 920 Linx stable (yes it is very fast)
    2) 6 hd bays, 6 5.25 bays
    3) SATA 3 and USB 3.0
    4) Total build cost less than $2400 including high end water cooling, 6Tb worth of drives, 2x ATI 4870 cards, uber nice case, and Intel 160gb SSD

    Con's
    1) Still limited to supported Video cards
    2) Major updates to OSX can be an obstacle to overcome, best practice is not to update until solutions are found.
    3) if your not a hands on kind of person then building your own system isn't for you.

    There's nothing wrong with building a Hack. If I had the money I'd buy a new Mac Pro when they finally come out.
     
  17. macrumors member

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    use kakewalk
    it supports your mobo
    should be pretty simple

    homepage


    insanelymac thread about it

    hope that helps
     

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