My roommate just informed me that I could make a "Hackintosh" when I mentioned buying the new iMac. I was wondering if this is a viable solution for a beginner or if this is something only an advanced user should attempt? I also have a (what I assume to be basic) question. Why exactly doesn't OSX run if you build a PC from scratch? Or try to install it on a pre-built. I understand that it doesn't work, but would like to know the specifics on why. Lastly, do "Hackintosh" computers perform like a normal Mac, or do they have slight quirks that would make one less inclined to making one?