I wish I could buy a PC... with OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ApplesAOranges, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. ApplesAOranges macrumors 6502

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    I´m really disappointed by the new Mac Pro and really thinking going back to PC and Windows. :eek: But I love OS X and hate Windows. That is the problem. And I really don´t like the idea of Hackintosh.

    Apple really let me down with the new Mac Pro.

    What can I do? :(
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    1) Buy an existing Mac Pro
    2) Buy the new mac pro
    3) Buy a different mac model
    4) Build a hackintosh

    Not sure what you are hoping to hear
     
  3. ApplesAOranges thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1) Buy an existing Mac Pro - Have one already
    2) Buy the new mac pro - Lacks many things I need
    3) Buy a different mac model - Lacks the power
    4) Build a hackintosh - Don´t know how, don´t like the idea of messing around (don´t like building PCs either), want good warranty

    Not sure what you are hoping to hear - Some solution I haven´t thought about
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    The only options you have are the 4 I gave. If they aren't satisfactory, might be time to look into a new ecosystem. If not, then just adapt your wants to what is offered
     
  5. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    Get HP Workstation with Linux and use OS X skin? ;)
     
  6. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    I don't have much of solutions to suggest. This may not be ideal,maybe for option 4 build a hackintosh but get an expert to build this as he may know ways to minimize bugs/fixes. Or just keep using your current Mac Pro and try to upgrade it.
     
  7. Razzerman II macrumors member

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    OP,

    Why don't you write a Strongly Worded Letter of Complaint to Apple, as they're the ones you have an issue with and they are best qualified to advise/help you.

    Good luck
     
  8. krisosha macrumors newbie

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    The (want good warranty) for hackntosh is a wierd argument.

    each individual part has warranty dude, and as long as you buy good hardware, e.g. not a $100 motherboard, decent asus cards and such you shouldn't have an issue.

    Most computer stores offer a build service for about $80 Australian

    Hackntosh is no where near as hard as it used to be too, sure its a bit of work, but once its up and running its fine.

    Build a hackntosh.

    What gen mac pro do you have currently, there are alot of nvidia graphics cards and such that work great with them.
     
  9. roadbloc macrumors G3

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  10. drsox macrumors 65816

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    Who do we petition to make this happen ?

    Setup a Poll ?
     
  11. ApplesAOranges thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I vote yay!
     
  12. DJenkins macrumors 6502

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    Pay someone who knows what they are doing to build you a hackintosh. Come to some sort of service agreement with them if things ever go bad and you don't want to deal with it. Your parts will have warranty.
     
  13. ApplesAOranges thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This could be one option, but I don´t know anyone who could do such a deal.
     
  14. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    There's a bunch of folks here who could and would. Start a thread - constructively! You might be surprised.
     
  15. ApplesAOranges thread starter macrumors 6502

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    We´ll see. I need to do some research about this first. This is total new ground.
     
  16. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    Look over at TonyMacx86 as well. Whole site that is basically about getting OSX onto PC's, and is probably a better site then here for a Hackintosh.

    Even includes Buyers Guides updated pretty much monthly with recommended motherboards, gpu cards etc. Even has some suggested builds as a complete system.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    [MOD NOTE]
    Soliciting a member to do work, such as your stating is against the rules. Please no offers of employment or paying for services.

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    My non mod opinion:
    Go to TonyMacx86 or the forums at insanelymac.com. Its quite easy to assemble the compatible components and the computer
     
  18. DJenkins macrumors 6502

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    No problems, noted.
     
  19. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Whoops... Thanks for catching that. :D I didn't connect those two things. :p

    And here's another vote for the TonyMac site! Great info there!
     
  20. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    There is a 5th option. You can buy a pc and run Osx on top of a hypervisor.
     
  21. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    5) Wait a few months for the thing to be released. No one who as actually seen it is allowed to talk about it and visa versa.

    6) Tell us why you are disappointed so we can give you better advice.
     
  22. brand macrumors 601

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    There is no configuration that will let you do that unless you hack the hypervisor or Mac OS X installation.
     
  23. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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  24. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Really? Because what I see in the hackintosh forums is several problems can occur around OS update time.
     
  25. Dalton63841, Jul 11, 2013
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    Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    That only happens with the dummies who update without waiting for verification that it won't break their hackintosh.

    Myself, after I build a hackintosh, the very first thing I do is open Terminal and type:

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    mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Software\ Update.app /System/Library/CoreServices/Software\ Update.bak
    That makes it impossible to accidentally update and break stuff.
     

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