My sister offered to buy my MacBook off of me, it is in my signature if you need specs. She offered $600. Cash. For more information, below. My new question is, should I go for a Mac Mini base model or build a hackintosh with the specs below? More information! So my idea, build a hackintosh. I had a few in the past, literally my budget would be $600. What to do? Take the offer, build a basic system (not gaming-quality) with decent specs (at least as good as the current MacBook I have) and expand it with more storage and a great video card in the future? I'm tempted to take the deal, but I have to make sure I can afford the parts. Labor isn't a problem as I love building computers and being able to see a nice accomplishment. I will probably get a laptop (probably a MacBook air from 2010 or so) for Christmas, so the stretch of laptop less time is very slim. Just priced everything that I would need to start out. Optical drive - ASUS DVD drive - $16.99 Case - NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Black - $64.99 Storage drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB - $59.99 Graphics - MSI N640GT-MD2GD3/OC GeFirce GT 640 2GB - $109.99 Power supply - Cooler Master GX 650W ATX 80 plus Memory - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $47.99 Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P LGA 1155 Micro ATX - $94.99 CPU - Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Dual Core Subtotal - $594.92 Shipping - $15.09 Grand total - $610.01 So in the end I will double my ram, get a better CPU, and slightly better graphics for the time being. As a boot drive I will be reusing a 64GB SSD from my MacBook Optibay.