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

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

  • Eduardo Santos, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    I've been running OSX on my desktop since February this year, and so far it is super stable. Sure, I had my fair bit of tweaking around, specially with audio in the first week, but as soon as I got everything working, I've been more than surprised by the performance and stability. I haven't had a single crash, ever. I would be fooled to think it was a real Mac. The big downside imo is that you can't really update the Hackintosh without doing proper research, and even then it's risky. But if you don't update... it's basically rock solid in my experience. Maybe I was lucky.

    Although, I'd probably not make my Hackintosh my "primary" machine. If you can, have a MBP as a cover, in case something goes wrong (on both of them). This way you can have a backup machine to keep working no matter what. Just make sure you keep your important files in the cloud and a Time Machine for each of them for recovery.

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