Plex Hackintosh HTPC Project. Some help?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ultraxmode, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. ultraxmode macrumors newbie


    Jun 3, 2011
    Athens, GR
    Hi guys, this is Greece calling!

    I want to build a Hackintosh HTPC with Plex in it. I want you to help me on it please.

    My hardware configuration is the following :

    • Motherboard : Asus P5Q (P45 chipset)
    • CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 at 2.8GHz
    • RAM : 4GB 1066MHz Kingston HyperX
    • Audio : Built-In (Realtek ALC1200, 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    • - Support Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel Jack-Retasking
    • - Coaxial S/PDIF_out ports at back I/O
    • - ASUS Noise-Filtering)
    • HDD : Intel X-25M 40GB SSD (System), 2x2TB Seagate SATA2 drives
    • Graphics : NVIDIA 8500GT Silent 512MB
    • CPU Cooler : Scythe Mini Ninja
    • Case : NZXT Duet Black Midi Tower
    • HDTV : Philips 42PFL370D/12 42" inches LCD HDTV 1080p READY

    Questions :

    1. Will I be able to install Snow Leopard 10.6.7 on it?
    2. How can I connect audio from my motherboard to my HDTV?
    3. Can I later receive 7.1 from my on-board audio after connecting it to a 7.1 sound system?
    4. Can I connect the Apple Remote Control to my HTPC?
    5. My HTPC does not have HDMI. Can I buy a new Graphics Card with HDMI on it and connect it to my HDTV so video/audio can stream simulteneously? Which GPU do you recommend?

    I will surely make a lot of question in the near future so THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

    PS : Just to help you out I attached a picture from my back side of my HDTV and my motherboards back panel.

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  2. reebzor macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    While I'm sure there are many people here who are familiar with the Hackintosh process, you would be better off posting this on a Hackintosh specific forum such as tonymacx86 or insanelymac. They will be able to give you specifics on the hardware compatibility.

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