Building a New System. Compatability questions

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  1. favreskes macrumors newbie

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    So i'm wanting to build a desktop hacintosh. But i also want the get pretty much the top of the line hardware. I'll also be installing windows 7 for games.

    I'm wondering if os x will run on core i7s, and also what specific hardware is compatable with os x? CPUs, Video Cards, Ram ETC.

    I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro but i am planning to sell it. I need a significant upgrade for everything i plan to be doing with computing in the next year.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    InsanelyMac is a lot better for Hackintosh discussions, they know much more than we do
     
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  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    People don't always respond immediately...

    Check this out! Gives you an idea what to use
     
  6. localghost macrumors regular

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    not an expert, but ...

    ... you might find this link useful. the system mentioned ist not up to date, but i think the link/site itself is a good starting point.

    just started reading about system configs myself (but i am not going to built anything rigth now), stumbled about the setup below a couple of times (not top of the line, but very nice performance for about € 1000,-):

    MOBO: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 FW9****

    CPU: Intel Core i7 920 (2.6 GHz Stock) Overclocked to 3.72 Ghz **

    COOLER: ARCTIC COOLING FREEZER 7 PRO Rev 2**
    MEM: Corsair DDR3 Memory 2GB x 3 (6GB) 1488 MHz 

    GPU: XFX ATI Radeon HD4870 1Gb Replaced noisy stock cooler, SCYTHE SETSUGEN** 

    PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700Watt**

    CASE: LANCOOL PC Dragon Lord K58

    OPTICAL: SATA Samsung SH-S223B

    from the starter of this thread.

    more info also at anandtechs hackintosh 101
     
  7. calderone macrumors 68040

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    I think the reason is that your post is easily answered by the wealth of information there.

    As someone there said:

    You will get what you need by reading. No one is going to hold your hand through the process.
     
  8. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    I would hope that OSX will run on i7, since Apple themselves sell an i7 iMac and MacBook Pro. As far as specific hardware, Hellhammer is right that InsanelyMac has a database that can help with that. I confirmed my Dell Inspiron 1525 was on the compatible list before buying one for my wife. I put OSX on as a second OS just for laughs referring to their forums for guidance, and it was a successful hackintosh build.
     

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