Has anybody done this?
I was thinking of giving it a try, but I don’t see how you actually buy the OS, on the apple store it looks like you can only buy an upgrade. Is this actually everything I need to install form fresh, or would I need some original license to accompany it?Posted 4 years agoLazgoatMember
I tried making a HackPro a couple of years ago, followed the guides on Tonymac, bought the SnowLeopard disc and recommended components etc. It didn’t work. Kept getting Kernel panics during the install. I’m not sure what component wasn’t compatible and didn’t fancy RMA’ing perfectly working parts to try others. So I gave up and installed Win 7.
Plenty of people have done it though so give it a bash.Posted 4 years agosimon_gSubscriber
The semi-legit route is that the Apple Store (online at least) will sell you Snow Leopard for £14: http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard – which you can then update via the Mac App Store.
Read this and the articles it links to: http://www.tonymacx86.com/43-simplest-mac-os-x-installation-guide.html
Can be a bit painful if you’re trying to get it going on any old kit, rather than buying new hardware that is known to work. And if you read all that stuff and aren’t sure it’s for you, it probably isn’t.Posted 4 years agoxiphonMember
I have a spare Hackintosh going (its in the loft)
Right now I’m using a hackintosh as my main PC
Mobo: gigabyte x48-ds4
CPU: Core2Quad 2.3
RAM : 2 x 4GB
Disk 1 (Main) : 256GB OCZ SSD
Disk 2 (scratch) : 2 x 300GB Raptor 10k in RAID-0
Optical : OEM Lenovo cross-flashed to iHAS, and flashed again to iXtreme (for burning xbox360 discs)
GPU 1 : nVidia GTX 260 896MB
GPU 2 : nVidia GTX 260 896MB
Sound: Creative Soundblaster 5.1 USB (model SB1095)
Monitor(s) : 1 x Dell 23″ (1920×1080), 2 x Dell 20″ (1050×1680) (mounted vertically)
Wireless : PCI-Express with Broadcom chip
Mouse : Apple Magic Trackpad
Keyboard : Apple Wireless
Bluetooth : Cheap £4 Amazon USB
Running OSX 10.8, I’ve just not got round to OSX 10.9 yet.
EDIT: Hardware list is probably easier to read!Posted 4 years agostu1972Member
Built a mac pro clone 3 years ago and its still going strong and is my main workhorse. Still a very fast and stable machine for what I do.
16 gig ram
Gigabyte H55m board
4 x 1TB drives
Firewire Audiophile sound
I’ve ran it on Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion but have reverted back to SL as I like it the best.
Its not hard to do provided you read up plenty before you buy your components. Back when I done it Gigabyte was the Motherboard of choice. Rumour has it that Gigabyte manufactured boards for apple back then.Posted 4 years ago
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