Hackintosh guide?

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  1. canes960 macrumors 6502

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    There's an ongoing thread on here, but it's a hodge-podge. There are a variety of hackintosh websites. A quick Google search gives you the five or so most popular.
     
  3. hobes270 macrumors regular

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    If you want the best and fastest hackintosh and have it run 100% like a mac, follow this guide - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=149505

    This is for the core i7 processor. If you need help picking parts that are compatible with this guide, let me know. I have had this running perfectly stable since February. I did it because I think tinkering with things is fun and I also wanted an HTPC. I also have an 08 Mac Pro 3Ghz 8 core. My hackintosh is faster. I like them both for different reasons.
     
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  6. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Have you ever heard about that company, because i haven't. The reviews look pretty good.
     
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    Nope. I'd consider whether you find the 4" necessary. You can buy a very good 24" with the same resolution for that price.
     
  8. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    any suggestions. i dont need the extra 4 inchs i just saw that as the number 2 best seller on tiger direct and clicked on it.
     
  9. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    The monitor is the same version as the Hanns-G and Hannspree 28" versions. They are good for gaming and good for being a TN panel, from what I've read.

    However - TN panel = gaming. TN panel does not equal colour-accuracy (6-bit vs 8-bit colour). However, don't let this dissuade you, I owned an Acer 22" and it was nice; just not accurate. Thinking about nabbing one of the 28" for LANs, too, but it would be in some time - money's tight, as with everybody else.

    As for the Hakkentosh, you need to do your research. Unless you have a system that will boot from a vanilla OSX install, you will more-than-likely have to torrent a particular version (iPC and iDeneb, for example); weather or not you buy the OSX license up to you - just remember piracy is bad.

    Personally going to head for an install on a Precision M4400 - mainly as an aid in render times for my G5.
     
  10. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Prolly a retarded question but what does TN stand for?
     
  11. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Twisted Nematic.

    Here's a guide I found. Sorry if you don't like the format.
     

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  12. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    There are lots of guides on other sites. Your best bet is to buy a particular board that is well supported. One of the easiest that takes a retail Installer DVD (10.5.5 or higher) is the Asus P5N7A-VM since it has a 9300 chipset (virtually identical to the 9400 used in current Macs).
     

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