Help me build a home brew pc or hackintosh.

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  1. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

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    Ok so over the next few months I am going to build at least one homebre computer, maybe two. I want to be able to boot up to either flash drive, hdd or DVD. I will be using parts from various pcs, possible macs if I can find some parts macs, and a modem and a router. I want to turn it on by flipping a light switch. I am going to build a case similar to the apple I. so let's start off by saying this: so far I have a 90w power supply, an amd Athlon 2, a keyboard, mouse, a few flash drives, a DVD/cd drive, a DSL Ethernet modem board and power supply, 4 gb ram from an hp pavilion all in one, and the monitor and motherboard from that pc. I also have a netgear router board and power supply.

    I will keep you guys posted and will post anything I need help with. Oh and ps, os is to be determined.
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    LOL at your 90 Watt Power Supply, you want to make a laptop.:p
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    90W or 900W? There is a big difference there.
     
  4. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Its a 90w from a 2009 hp the same one the motherboard is from
     
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    I've never heard of a desktop with anything less than 300w
     
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    Of what?

    Also know, that the AMD CPU will not go with that HP mother board, especially since the Athlon 2 is quite old.
     
  8. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The power suply and also, the cpu will work as i put it into the socket and i pluged in the pc. It came on and nothing got hot or anything.
     
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    Damn, man. You're lucky you didn't burn your house down.

    But then again, with a 90w PSU...

    edit: I should also add that you won't be able to hackintosh that machine with an Athlon chip. Unless things have changed considerably since I last checked up on it, anyway.
     
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    Sorry, mistook the HP Pavilion bit with a notebook.
     
  11. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    well, thats why if i can find an intel chip, that would be bast, but if not, oh well linux or windows is ok for this build
     
  13. raw8725 macrumors regular

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    why dont you just buy a cheap refurbished mac?
     
  14. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Is this supposed to be a joke?
     
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    No, it is a serious question.
     
  16. raw8725 macrumors regular

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    No but the hackintosh may end up a joke, seriously consider buying a refurbished? Apple make good products, yes they cost a bit more but the finishing is supreme and everything works well together. Why not consider an older mac mini? Its a really good idea! :apple:
     
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    This video is good for this thread. The freedom of a PC with OS X.
     
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    Tomorrow make sure your homeowners insurance is current. Especially the "fire" part.
     
  19. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    lol i checked to make sure that nothing would happen, i looked up the motherboard and it will run on 90w. so no need to worry about that. i will check things like this before i burn things lol
     
  20. justperry macrumors 604

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    You forget the GPU part, without a GPU it is unlikely any OS X version will run.
     
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    o well since its amd athlon based and an amd chipset, ya ik but thanks
     
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    Yeah, the motherboard maybe. But what about the processor? The GPU? The optical drive? The harddrives? The fans?

    I just looked up the peak power consumption of an Athlon II, and...yeah. I'd be surprised if the thing could make it past post on a 90w PSU.
     
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    Please, for the love of god, tell me that you put a heatsink/fan on the CPU before turning it on.

    Also, an old Gateway computer I had from the late 90s with a Pentium II chip had a 200 watt PSU. 90 watts sounds like a great way to ruin an otherwise perfectly good piece of hardware - unless you already did that by running without a heatsink.
     
  24. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nope. I put a heatsink on it you think 90w is bad, my dads 2012 celeron laptop runs on a 65w psu
     
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    That is a notebook, which uses less power hungry parts than a desktop computer.

    I do not understand your threads anymore, you want to buy a specific i5 iMac from 2011 and then you want to use several old parts to make a Frankenmac.
     

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