Hackintosh Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bomberaia, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. bomberaia macrumors newbie

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  2. Studio K macrumors 6502

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  3. wildmac macrumors 65816

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    Shipping from the UK to Florida would be pricey...
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Another vote for building it yourself. If you want a hackintosh, then building it, is he way to go because you have complete say on what components you want to use and you enjoy the most cost benefit.
     
  5. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Use the Quo motherboard. Costs more than a gigabyte but as far as hackintosh builds go it's easily the most pain free hack I've ever done. So much so I won't use anything else if anyone asks me to build one!
     
  6. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    Agree with building yourself. Motherboard trays are like ~$80 shipped, and require minimal cutting. The Quo and Gigabyte motherboards work very well, I have experience working with both. Just make sure you follow the instructions for the parts you choose. TonyMacx86 can help with this, I personally prefer their methods to the many other options.
     
  7. brand macrumors 601

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    That might be a hackintosh but it is not a Mac Pro, it is a Power Mac.
     
  8. malana macrumors member

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    true, but still faster than the 4core nmp, hehe

    should be in a g3 bondi blue case!
     
  9. westrock2000 macrumors 6502

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    You don't really get "complete say", unless you want to wander down the uncharted path. Most people will end up using components that have been proven at least a couple times to work or have kexts already available.

    You are right in general though :)
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    Within reason of course. There are some motherboards that are completely compatible and require little modifications.
     
  11. jblongz macrumors member

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    It is cheaper and easier to troubleshoot when you DIY. If you're not capable of building and configuring yourself, my advice is do not buy. Here's why:

    Often Apple releases updates that address security or kernel optimizations. These updates can break your Hakintosh, making it unbootable. I have experienced this using Gigabyte logic boards (preferred) and it was the least headache compared to other brands. OS upgrades are especially risky because you may have problems like wifi, bluetooth, or sleep not working. To resolve, you will have to find the proper kexts (drivers) that are compatible with your board. Sometimes you won't find the kext for weeks, months, who knows.
     
  12. Zellio macrumors 65816

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    So basically it's a Powermac G5 case with regular computer components inside with OSX mavericks?

    Powermac G5s are really cheap today. If you want to go this route, buy a powermac G5 case off ebay, or even a powermac g5, and then buy the computer parts. It's cheaper and more fun.
     
  13. jaxhunter macrumors regular

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    It is a rendering of a G5 case, not even a real picture. I would be more comfortable with a few real pics of the build.

    I'm also wary of system builders that can't get simple things correct. 4 3.9ghz cores is not 15.6ghz; it remains 4 x 3.9ghz. Multi-core processors do not work that way.
     
  14. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Dropped texts to the Quo board users today cos I was curious - 10.9.2 didn't break theirs. I used strictly supported parts via the OSX 86 wiki though, nothing that could cause me more grey hairs :D
     
  15. simsaladimbamba

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    Better build it yourself, if you are capable of doing so.

    This line in the description also caught my eye, plus the "I7" in the "superb" graphic.

     

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