Plex Hackintosh HTPC Project. Some help?

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

  1. ultraxmode macrumors newbie

    ultraxmode

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2011
    Location:
    Athens, GR
    #1
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. reebzor macrumors 6502a

    reebzor

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    #2
    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.
     

Share This Page