Building My $1,200 Hackintosh(medium.com)

over 4 years ago from Mike Rundle, Designer, Engineer, Writer @ Flyosity

  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 4 years ago

    Great article and thanks for the info.

    It’s such a shame that the current Mac Pro is so out of date, and in many respects not much quicker than the model it replaced. I don’t want to build a Hackintosh. I really, really don’t want to build a Hackintosh… but this article is pushing me closer to the edge.

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    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

      Just be ready for it not to be smooth. I know 3 people who ran a Hackintosh at some point in their lives, and all 3 admitted that you'll occasionally start up your computer and have something die.

      A mouse, your speakers, USB ports, GFX card, etc. Something would not be recognised or otherwise crap itself.

      Note, this is not an issue if you enjoy fixing this. It just loses you productivity.

      .edit: oh, and me and the ex had one for 3 years, which ran fine when it did run, but crapped itself at least once a month.

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      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 4 years ago

        Sounds terrible. :D I really just want to give Apple more money, but I’m not going to do that with the current lineup.

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        • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 4 years ago

          Well, my experiences were pretty terrible, aye :)

          I'm sure there's people for whom the Hackintosh works. Whether that's because they like tinkering with a non-standard machine, or because they actually managed to get it to run consistently, that's up for you to figure out :)

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