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What Parts are compatible with a hackintosh build?

Will all parts work with mac software, and can I just buy mavericks and install it? I'm going to build a hackintosh for my friend's dad for less than 1000 dollars, if you could list some parts and the OS, and compatibility, that'd be great, thanks!
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    Mobo: Gigabyte, all the way. GA-Z77X-UD3H is great, cheap, and OOB mac compatible
    CPU: If it's for editing, go i7, pick your poison. If not, go for an i5, the 3570K is nice
    Cooler: Cooler Master 212 Evo, nice and cold
    GPU: This depends. If he needs a graphics card, the gtx 650 or 660 (MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA, etc.) will be good for $1000. If he doesnt need it, stick with the integrated graphics
    RAM: Depends again. 8GB for non-editing/gaming purposes, 16 for editing, 32 for after effects and animating
    PSU: Corsair CX series, 600W. Quiet, efficient, enough power
    HDD: Depends on his needs. 1TB is usually enough. If he can afford it, buy an MSATA SSD for the booting (32GB)
    Case: Check out the 230t by corsair, sexy small case.

    Hope it helps!
  2. adumbbird13 said:
    Mobo: Gigabyte, all the way. GA-Z77X-UD3H is great, cheap, and OOB mac compatible
    CPU: If it's for editing, go i7, pick your poison. If not, go for an i5, the 3570K is nice
    Cooler: Cooler Master 212 Evo, nice and cold
    GPU: This depends. If he needs a graphics card, the gtx 650 or 660 (MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA, etc.) will be good for $1000. If he doesnt need it, stick with the integrated graphics
    RAM: Depends again. 8GB for non-editing/gaming purposes, 16 for editing, 32 for after effects and animating
    PSU: Corsair CX series, 600W. Quiet, efficient, enough power
    HDD: Depends on his needs. 1TB is usually enough. If he can afford it, buy an MSATA SSD for the booting (32GB)
    Case: Check out the 230t by corsair, sexy small case.

    Hope it helps!
  3. adumbbird13, I have the ga-z77x-ud3h with i7-3770k and I'm looking for advice since you mentioned that this particular motherboard works OOB. Is there any way I could contact you out of this thread?
  4. puertorican-2014 said:
    adumbbird13, I have the ga-z77x-ud3h with i7-3770k and I'm looking for advice since you mentioned that this particular motherboard works OOB. Is there any way I could contact you out of this thread?


    http://www.tonymacx86.com/mavericks-desktop-guides/121127-success-working-ga-z77x-ud3h-osx-mavericks-10-9-1-build-audio-lan-etc-2.html#post738654

    This is a guide I made for the build, BIOS settings should be updated soon!
  5. Thank's a lot! I have been searching for such a guide for this particular motherboard.
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