3.72GHZ Xenon Quadcore HACKINTOSH

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by spcopsmac21, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. spcopsmac21 macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Well after a long hard and uphill battle I managed to get my Hackintosh running the newest build of OSX stable and fully updated functional!!
    Also have Windows 7 Ultimate running and the system rated its self at a WOPPING 7.7 out of 7.9!
    This baby boasts the following

    Intel CORE 2 QUAD 9550s Yorkfield , 12mb L2 cache 1333mhz FSB ,Over clocked to 3.72 ghz , had it stable and running at 4.12 GHZ , but kept at 3.72 for future stability. Its cooled by a nice GIGABYTE cooling radiator system. Keeps the core temp down to the stock specs too.

    A nice Quad fan cooled ANTEC Brushed Aluminum case

    An ASUS P6X6658 SLI ready motherboard
    8 USB PORTS on back of case
    2 on the front with 1 fire wire
    Digital Audio In/out
    Network adaptor

    DUAL ZOTAC Nvidia 9800GT 1GB DDR3

    4gb of PC8500 1066mhz DDR2 Patriot Ram

    dual 1.5 TB hard 7200rpm hard drives

    A single SONY DVD-RW

    And an ASUS Blu Ray x4 reader/writer

    Built in SD/multi card reader

    A broadcom firewire 800 card with 4 ports

    A cheap $5.00 blue tooth adapter off ebay

    This thing encoded and burned a 21.3 GB Blu ray movie in 16min 23 sec!! And thats with Toast OSX
    My old MacPro with 2.66ghz 6gb ram took over an hour to encode and burn a blu ray with Toast OSX

    I did this all for about $1100.00 and the computer is covered by my home owners insurance for life!
    So I say NAY!!! to the comparable MACPRO Apple would have charged me over $4500 FOR!!
  2. opeter macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    Slovenia, EU
    But it is not legal to use MacOS on non Apple hardware. :p
  3. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2009
  4. grue macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2003
  5. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    Xenon = lamp type
    Xeon = processor type
    Core 2 Quad = processor type, but ≠ Xeon
  6. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    Congrats ... though I wonder if all your time and effort might have gone toward something having more societal value.
  7. OzyOly macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2009
    Melbourne, AU
  8. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK
    ...only if the OP considers his time to be valueless.
  9. G4DP macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2007
    Well this thread is, so I think we know this answer to that one.
  10. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    *slides spectacles down bridge of nose to offer a better chance to peer over them* Quite.
  11. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2009
    I hate people using Hackintosh. You've killed the soul of this computer and it's highly illegal. Apple should block all processors they don't use in their computers like Core2Quad, Atom, all AMD etc.

    I remainds me of people using cheapest white MacBook (old version) and telling everyone they're rich because they got a Mac.
  12. juanm macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161

    Simple solution: ignore them.
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    impressive, but not out of the ordinary.

    its not a xeon processor btw ;)
  14. Gen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
    Someone is bitter ...

    OP, good job. :)
  15. Salavat23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2008
    Maybe they should also block people like you who use non-factory installed CPUs in their machines, eh?
  16. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

    Sep 24, 2008
    Boon Docks USA
    Nice job. Been debating on fiddling with this on my home built pc with dual quad harpertowns on an asus board. Not sure if I can but would be nice. Have ubuntu on it now.
  17. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Core i5/i7 > C2Q 9550.

    I could build a computer faster than yours for cheaper.

    Spacedust: for the love of God, why?
  18. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008


    You say this when you yourself have non-apple CPU, and have showed much interest in the 4890 thread. I'm guessing your RAM and hard drives is not from Apple either.
    The only real difference between a hackintosh and your computer would be the motherboard..? Sorry if us poor mortal hackers take away your Snobby feeling of running Mac.
  19. [DL] macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2010
  20. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
  21. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    Just got my i7 hackintosh up and running the other day.
    Real simple: made an image of the snow leopard disk, restored it to an 8gb thumb drive, applied "kakewalk" patch to thumb drive, then the installer was ready. I just had to change about 4 settings in my BIOS, then plugged it in and installed OSX just like I would on any mac. I have it all updated and zero issues, my 2 DVI screens worked instantly and were set up properly, ATI driver was included so I have full use of my 4870.
    Adobe apps and FCS works like a charm, compressor(with cluster setup) is about 8 times faster than my 2.16ghz c2d MBP.

    My Mac Tower:
    i7 920 2.67GHz
    6GB DDR3
    4870 1GB
    2x 1TB (1 for OSX 1 for Win7)
    Gigabyte EX58-UD3R motherboard

    With 2 Dell 2209WA's attached

    It sees the i7 as a Xeon :D

    It was about $2200(CAD) in total including the 2 dell monitors(1 I had for a while before), I bought the tower in fall but didn't hackintosh it until a few days ago. I tried to when I first got it but gave up when I couldn't get 10.5 installed. I realized the other day I never tried snow leopard, then found the kakewalk tool, and like I said, it was easy.
  22. milk242 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2007
    I'm waiting for the day when I can build a mini itx core i3 hackintosh so I can use it as my media server. Wouldn't have to resort to this if only the mac mini had esata.
  23. Kallel00 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    Lots of Hackintosh haters on this forum, but personally, if somebody could list me newegg parts to assemble a perfectly working Core I7 hackinstosh I think I'd buy one right away to complement a C2D refurbished IMac 27 :eek::eek::eek:
  24. GMink macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2010
    I don't understand why people are so defensive and opionated about the Apple platform. I mean I love my Mac but it's just a computer.

    The OS makes a Mac special not the hardware!

    Personally I wouldn't hesitate to build a Hackintosh to run OSX if thats what I wanted to do. I've upgraded my mac pro hardware and didn't even think about only buying Apple branded stuff.

    Why people have to trash the OP's thread I haven't a clue. He obviously has spent a lot of time and effort getting his computer up and running and just wants to share his excitement.

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