Building a File Server Hackintosh..Need some tips/advice!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jdl8422, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. jdl8422 macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2006
    I have a case, powersupply and a Asus motherboard and a copy of OSX. I want to build a simple hackintosh file server for backups and storage for my Mac Pro and Laptop. From what I understand my motherboard can have OSX installed. If someone sees otherwise, please let me know. I was looking on Newegg for a processor and came across a few that were pretty much the same in price and specs. I dont think I will need more than a dual core processor. My question is, is 800Mhz FSB and 2MB cache enough for just a simple file server? Also will these items be able to work for a hackintosh? Is there something specific you have to look for in the components for it to be hacked? or is it just the motherboard?




    MOTHER BOARD(own this already)
  2. BTGeekboy macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    I don't know about the compatibility of your parts with OS X, but with respect to horsepower, you should have far, far more than enough for simple AFP/SMB access to the disks for a few clients.
  3. hrsetrdr macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2007
    Video card=ok....just for reference, I know that 8800gt and a 9800gt run fine in H~tosh's; just need to install the correct nvinject file.
    Motherboard= most likely be ok
    Processor= since Intel has renamed alot of their processors, I couldn't say for sure. You can pick up a used C2D E6300 on ebay for around $60.

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