Wasn't getting all the delicious speed I needed with my Macbook Pro and I wanted a lighter laptop anyways, so I ditched the MBP and moved to a whole new one-two punch. Thinkpad X61 tablet for business, and the Hac Pro for pleasure. Stats: 23" Apple Cinema HD Display Gigabyte EP35-DS3L (perfect osx86 board, everything but sound works out of the box) Intel E8500 3.16ghz 45nm CPU - Overclocked to 4.25ghz with Noctua NH-U12P (yes, that's a nice cooler ) 8GB DDR2-800 OCZ SLI Edition RAM XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition Seagate SATA / Maxtor IDE / Western Digital IDE hard drives. Linksys Wireless-G USB Adapter This monster will be pulling duty in Aperture, Bridge, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Photomatix, and the biggest and baddest of them all, iTunes. This is, of course, the Picture Gallery, not the brag barn, so here's some pictures. These are all old (from my first attempt, using an ECS motherboard and an intel 7200 with IDE drives) but I'll add new ones in a little bit. Here's what it looks like now: All I have to say is that if you're thinking about building a hackintosh, go for it. I spent a few very painful days working with some not so compatible hardware and it was unbelievably stressful, but once I got the right stuff, it was smooth sailing and the whole thing took like 20 minutes from disk in to running OSX.