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

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

  • 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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