wouldn't buying a Mac be easier?!??

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  1. coletteW macrumors newbie

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  2. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

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    Easier, yes. But sometimes that's not the point. Some people just like to modify and tinker with things. Hackintoshes are cheaper and more customizable.
     
  3. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    Cheap, fun and functional (mostly). And much more powerful than any stock Mac if you want it to be.
     
  4. v0dka macrumors newbie

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    People do this out of different purposes I think: some can not afford it and like OSX and some do this as they like technical challenges and it gives them some kind of hardware freedom over Apple - I'm aware of people which have machines which outperform every iMac/MacPro you can order - for them it's fun to have this toy and it runs OSX :)
     
  5. chrisherbert macrumors member

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    I've made Hackintoshes. They are much, much cheaper than a Mac Pro (which is usually the closest "real" Mac model) and you have more flexibility in hardware choices. The installation is a hassle and the updates can be complicated (although usually they are not). If you're careful about getting stuff that will work correctly you can have a fully functioning and *very* fast OSX machine for a relatively low price.

    I finally switched to a real Mac Mini but my old Hackintosh was a lot faster in day-to-day use, despite having a much slower CPU. Maybe it was because the hackintosh had a better video card and faster 3.5" hard drives.
     
  6. SpiderDude macrumors regular

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    Well...

    Here's the thing. As much as I love my 21.5 and 27 iMacs, there is one thing that bothers me.
    Their GPU, on a 2000$ computer, is a laptop GPU.
    Also, they boil up every time I play skyrim or something else.
    I'm seriously considering going for an hackintosh as my next desktop computer.
     

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