custom computer running osx

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  1. smoge macrumors regular

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    Only if you brought a apple chipset and motherboard.

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    and 60% sure you would have to used graphic cards sold by apple so that you could install the right drivers
     
  2. serithg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so where would i get one of those? also, why wouldnt the motherboard i have listed there work? hackintosh?
     
  3. smoge macrumors regular

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    because i think apple hardwire their chips in to the motherboard, so you would need the motherboard to be able to get the chips.

    to get the chips and motherboards you would need to take on from a mac, i think you would need to buy one from a mac pro.
    Im not 100% on that so i would do some research, im 95% that yourl need apple chips thought.

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    if i was you i would look into "Hackintosh" with caution
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Awesome? It's ridiculous.

    It's expensive, warranties will be voided, and everything will get oily. You'll have a huge tank full of liquid. It will be heavy as heck and hard to move. It'll be one hell of a mess if it leaks or breaks. It'll be a mess when you upgrade, repair, or replace components. Troubleshooting hardware will be a messy nightmare. You can't use optical or hard drives unless you mount them externally, which will be ugly. And in the end you've still got fans blowing for cooling.

    But hey, whatever floats your boat. :rolleyes:
     
  5. wpotere Guest

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    Seriously? You need to stick to Macs only....:rolleyes:

    OP, you would have better luck doing a Google search for Hackintosh and starting there. It isn't easy, but it can be done.
     
  6. serithg thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    If you were serious about this endeavor you'd need to either use Apple parts taken from a Mac Pro, or go the hackintosh route. I haven't done much research into hackintoshes but supposedly many people have gotten hackintoshes up and running with little trouble. I think the main concern is to stick with the same types of components as Apple uses, because you need to rely on the drivers that come with OSX (which obviously only exist for hardware Apple sells).

    I have to partially agree with mango though- mineral oil PCs are neat but largely impractical. The main benefit is to support massive overclocking but even then, there are other cooling solutions that probably work just as good if not better (water, peltiers, phase change, etc). In the end no matter how much oil there is, the total cooling capacity is going to be governed by the cooling capacity of the radiator. If you want to make a "botique PC" that is oil-cooled though, it can make a very unique and noteworthy centerpiece to an office.

    Ruahrc
     
  8. wpotere Guest

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    Should work but you might have issues! Just make sure you get hardware that is compatible.

    http://www.hackint0sh.org/

    Why would you mount the SSD outside?
     
  9. serithg thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I don't understand, I think running a computer inside a glass aquarium filled with oil is silly, therefore I should stick to Mac only? Strange logic.

    Did you even click on the first link?
     
  11. wpotere, Sep 20, 2011
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    I did... The reason I say for you to stick with Mac is that you choose not to think differently. People try different things to be creative and try to push limits. What is wrong with that? Feel free to be like everyone else but don't put down someone for trying to be different. I've tried several cooling methods for the sake of trying them and if this is something he wants to do than why not?

    My apologies if I misunderstood you but that was how I read it.
     
  12. alexbates macrumors 65816

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    @serithd

    Since you haven't built a hackintosh before, stick with components from here:

    http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/search/label/CustoMac

    Or you can follow one of the Lifehacker Hackintosh tutorials, because they are step by step. If you use a random motherboard and various other components, chances are that you will run into many problems getting OS X installed.

    Only use components from the Hackintosh wiki if you know EXACTLY what you are doing. Often times a guide is not available from the components you choose from there, just kernel extensions, DSDTs, etc.

    And I wouldn't suggest using liquid cooling for your first hackintosh. It is complicated to setup and quite expensive. Check out Newegg.com for components.
     
  13. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    I was under the impression we were not allowed to talk about Hackintoshes in these forums folks.
     
  14. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=841956 ?



    OnT: running a computer encased in mineral oil sounds cool and all, but in reality it has major overheating issues, the oil starts to build algae and needs replacements, etc etc.
     
  15. serithg thread starter macrumors newbie

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  17. cragmr macrumors member

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    I'm thinking a Sandy Bridge build would provide more bang for less buck, but that is just me.
     
  18. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    ive been running a hackintosh as my main computer for 2 years. everyone told me "its fun to mess with but not reliable enough to use all the time" I have had ZERO problems. I also use my computer in my studio running protools. OSX runs protools better on my hackintosh then protools ran on the SAME computer in windows.......
     
  19. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    Not believable. If you don't know the difference between then and than, nothing you say is believable.
     
  20. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    It is still legible. They've had no issues. I got it just fine.
    Grammar is no indicator of trustiness.
     
  21. Marcush1286 macrumors member

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    Same here dude.. my Gateway P-7808u FX gaming laptop runs Snow Leopard and Lion with no problems at all.. 100-300 percent stable and no problems. I am well pleased with its performance. Even though my gateway laptop is by no means like a 2011 macbook pro, its 1900x1200 screen is immensely cool and the processors can be upgraded as high as a QX9300 or Quad Core while I noticed that the macbook pro's processors can't be upgraded at all.

    Thats a shame since they make Core 2 extreme processors and or Core ix type extreme processors.



     
  22. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    It indicates the ability to have a certain level of knowledge. Not knowing the difference between then and than should send red flags when presented with any recommendation. I understood the post but when anecdotal evidence regarding reliability is mixed with poor grammar, it is not reliable.
     

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