Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by canes960, Jul 30, 2009.
Is there a guide to make a hackintosh?
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.
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.
Completely off subject but i dont want to cram up the forums. is this a good deal http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3326540&Sku=H94-2801...im looking for a monitor
You really could have posted a new thread about this, it would have been okay. I'd say it looks good considering the size. I have no clue about the quality. The resolution is low considering most 24" ship with that.
Have you ever heard about that company, because i haven't. The reviews look pretty good.
Nope. I'd consider whether you find the 4" necessary. You can buy a very good 24" with the same resolution for that price.
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.
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.
Prolly a retarded question but what does TN stand for?
Here's a guide I found. Sorry if you don't like the format.
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).