buillding a computer

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by deriko100, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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    hey guys i was wondering about making a pc i have a mac but i dont wanna run windows on it

    here is my newegg stuff


    SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151173

    Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811129024

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822152102

    ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131299

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115017

    ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835118019

    and i gotta choose a graphics card
     
  2. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    You don't have many choices for a graphics card. But firstly, what are you intending to do with it? Gaming? Photo or video work?

    Once you know, then choose accordingly.

    Personally, I would go with an ATI over nvidia at the moment. There are some reasonably priced, and excellent ati card choices at the moment. Check out OWC.
     
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    For the processor, I was going to suggest the Q9450 or Q9550. They have a lot more cache onboard.

    I have the q6600 and like it, although I think the cache would make a difference.

    However, I did look at the price and it's definitely a huge difference. I spent about 300 for the q6600 in December--great price now...
     
  5. deriko100 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    to tell you the truth its for a hackintosh please dont flame i know i know ill go to insanelymac and i own a mac so dont say get a mac
     
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    I would recommend a faster clocked dual core (the E8500) over a slower clocked quad core (Q6600). Not only do very very few applications have the ability to use all the cores, but that Q6600 is freaking old, came out in 2006, over 2 years ago.

    E8500 is clocked faster so for the majority of apps will be faster over the Q6600.
    Faster FSB
    45 nanometer, more power efficient, Penryn based.

    As for graphics cards really you want either the ATI 3870 or 8800GT. Alternatively the ATI 4870 is coming out for Mac soon, which totally kills the 8800GT and 3870, if your prepared to wait a while.
     
  7. deriko100 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will this be a good hackintosh thanks for the advice on the 2006 proccesor someone gave me there hackintosh setup and wanted to get something that works good, will the motherboard be supported? if not can you lead me to a good one on newegg?
     
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  9. deriko100 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    isnt the q6600 old? is the E8500 better? is your q6600 overclocked? if so how did you overclock it? can you post pics of your hackintosh's insides? thanks
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    old? its still blazing fast

    yes it is overclocked. very easy to do but is dependent on motherboard. you oc it via the bios settings


    as far as the insides, its the same as any other pc
     
  11. deriko100 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    dang thanks now im having a hard time finding a good mobo


    btw what is the speed overclocked like 3.0ghz or 2.6ghz
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    well ive been happy with my gigibyte p35 ds3l board but there are other hackintosh compatible ones too

    i built my current set up with the primary focus of being a hackintosh and gaming machine second. i did this back in feb for just over 900. i bet you could get the excat same parts for maybe arounf 700-750 now
     
  13. deriko100 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    any recomendations for hard drives? graphics card? wireless adaptar? ram? cd drive? where could i get the drivers for the hackintosh stuff like graphics card? please post links
     
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    still cant find a good motherboard thats compatible with hackintosh stuff can anyone help?
     
  16. deriko100 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what about 9800gt
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    no offense but you are asking for what components work after i have given you a list of my setup. my components work for a hackintosh

    if you want other selections, research them on insanelymac as they have hardware compatibility lists. i wouldnt expect people to be doing research for you when you are capable of doing it....

    as far as the 9800gt or any of the 9 series cards, try and think for a bit. does apple offer any computers that support those graphics? no. your best bet is to get cards that apple offers for osx.....like 8800gt.

    the 9800gt and 8800gt are for all intents and purposes the same card with like 0 performance differences

    once again, research insanley mac

    have you ever built a computer before? just curious. i get the impression that you havent and to be honest, a hackintoh can bet very frustrating. if you are unable to research the parts that go into making a hackintosh on your own, how can you expect to solve issues when your hackintosh say doesnt boot up, has no sound, dvd drive isnt recognized, etc? if you dont feel you can fix that stuff on your own (which WILL happen in some form or another), i would advise against building one honestly
     
  18. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    well my previous post (with the link) listed the speed lol

    i have it at 2.91ghz. 3ghz was unstable with stock cooling
     
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    of course, buying a new computer for faster processors (which is common on these boards) is a much better alternative

    ill just take my 25% increase in cpu speed for free thanks lol
     
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd really wait for the Radeon 4830 if your price point is sub-$150.

    The 9800GT is just a relabeled 8800GT.

    I've overclocked my Q6600 to 2.66 GHz and it runs just fine. Of course my heatsink is huge. I plan on 3.0 GHz this winter. It's too hot in my room for that right now.
     

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