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

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

  • Mark Shiel, over 4 years ago

    I used to have a hackintosh, nice if all you can afford is a windows box, but don't see the point of this otherwise, you just end up with an ugly windows setup but running OS X, like this guy. If you like building your own machine, ugly setups etc then get windows.

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    • Mike Rundle, over 4 years ago

      Hey Mark, I'm not sure why your take on my article was that I can't afford a Mac so I built an "ugly Windows setup" considering I point out a few times that I'm a diehard Mac user, but Apple has left pro users like me behind with slow processors and seldom-updated hardware. Even if I spent $8,000 on the most tricked out Mac Pro it would still be 1) using 3-4 year old internal components (RAM, processor, etc.) and 2) would be slower than even the most modest Hack setups like this one. If Apple had pro-level desktop machines that were anywhere close to using current technology and were fast, I'd buy it! The point is that they don't exist. Not that I'm cheap. I've spent at least $25K on Macs over the years since my first Performa in 1996.

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      • Mark Shiel, over 4 years ago

        I didn't really read the article, I bought a maxed out iMac 5k, very happy with it, I was considering your option once too. But i went this way and I am very happy! I am sure you will be happy with your choice too :)

        Likely just grumpy today haha.

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