I'm done with Apple Hardware!

Kenrik

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Cost $600

Core i5 750 - 2.67 GHZ
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UDF
4 Gigs G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 Memory
WD Black 640GB 32 Meg HD
LiteOn DVD Burner
OCZ 600 Watt PSU
eVga GTS 250 1GB
Apple G5 Case
OSX 10.6.3

Cost $199

Dell Mini 9
1.6GHZ Atom
1GB Ram
16Gig SSD
OSX 10.6.3

(FYI, I purchased copies of Snow Leopard from Apple.. They deserve to be paid for their software!)









 

Intell

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Dell Mini 9's running Mac is one of the best machines ever. They are built nicely and can take a beating. Plus they're quick'n snappy and fast to boot.
 

Intell

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Don't mean to be a jerk here or anything, but I don't see any computers, just a screen and some program running. Where are the actual machines??
Pictures 4,5, and 6 are of hardware with 4 and 5 being just hardware.
 

Kenrik

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OP. did you previously have a mac Pro and just gutted it or did you get a similar looking case off of the interwebs?
Old G5 Cases go for $50 - $75 on ebay.

I also have a 2.4 GHZ Macbook Pro and a 2.16 GHZ Macbook. ;)

At my work we have 10 Mac Pros and a Xserve that I manage for my designers.
 

Kenrik

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You can even wire up the front panel to work... I have not gotten around to doing it yet though. I just touch two wires together to turn it on. Lol ghettofab. :D
 

Intell

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What kind of battery life does the Dell Mini 9/10 get in OS X?
The 9 gets about 3 1/2 to four. I think the 10v gets about the same as the 9. Where as the 10 gets 3. Not sure about the newer Mini 10.
 

3lionsbecks

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what am I missing here?

Why would you want to basically make a Mac computer but make it uglier than the original?

I love the Apple-crossbones logo. Thats cool.
 

JoeG4

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Making a hackintosh inside a G5 case is a lot cheaper than buying a Mac Pro, that's for sure. Whether or not you can get the right parts (and cheap) to built a proper Hackintosh is questionable.

Wonder what it cost to build lol.
 

0098386

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Heh, the last thing I would do is build my own computer and run Steam on OSX. I'd at least dual boot for that for the massive performance boost in Windows. Each to their own I guess.
It's all pretty good though. I intend to use my iMac for all my OSX duties once I get a new PC, once that dies (it is from 2006 after all) I'll probably go down the hackintosh route too.
 

steviem

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Flash on the mini 9 and video playback on it were enough reason for me to sell it and get an iPad.

There's still no apple desktop that I would buy over building a hackintosh though (for less than £1000)
 

KingYaba

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I'm done with Apple hardware (for now) as well. But I took this opportunity to learn how to use Ubuntu. Quite frankly I like it and with Windows on a 2nd partition I'm really not missing anything. My day to day tasks are accomplished with the free software I can run on Linux. OS X is still awesome, though. I miss Adium and I miss using all the shortcuts OS X has.
 

ValSalva

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Flash on the mini 9 and video playback on it were enough reason for me to sell it and get an iPad.

There's still no apple desktop that I would buy over building a hackintosh though (for less than £1000)
My Mini 9 does video pretty well. I even stream Netflix on it. It does get hot though.

The iPad is in a different category than a Dell Mini 9 and a hackintosh. Forget about tinkering. It's all locked down. It's an appliance. Not much different than a blender or toaster ;)
 

steviem

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That's true. It does its jobs very well, whereas I always found the mini to do them just ok.

I liked the lack of fan on the mini, but it did get damn hot.