3.72GHZ Xenon Quadcore HACKINTOSH

spcopsmac21

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Nov 9, 2009
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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!!
 

flatfoot

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Aug 11, 2009
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Xenon = lamp type
Xeon = processor type
Core 2 Quad = processor type, but ≠ Xeon
 

LPZ

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

irishgrizzly

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May 15, 2006
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Congrats ... though I wonder if all your time and effort might have gone toward something having more societal value.
*slides spectacles down bridge of nose to offer a better chance to peer over them* Quite.
 

Spacedust

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May 24, 2009
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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.
 

juanm

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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.

Simple solution: ignore them.
 

Gen

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Jul 15, 2008
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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.
Someone is bitter ...

OP, good job. :)
 

Salavat23

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

bearcatrp

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Sep 24, 2008
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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.
 

Mackilroy

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

I could build a computer faster than yours for cheaper.

Spacedust: for the love of God, why?
 

Cindori

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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.

LOL


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.
 

thedarkhorse

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Sep 13, 2007
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nice job. but an i7 would have been better
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.
 

milk242

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Jun 28, 2007
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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.
 

Kallel00

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Jun 21, 2009
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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:
 

GMink

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Feb 10, 2010
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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.