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[New Build] Hackintosh build - cross post from new build

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December 20, 2011 3:45:21 PM

Firstly, sorry for posting in this category. I got no help in the new build area, and I assume its because they don't work with hackintosh. Check it out:

Hey Tom's Hardware. This computer is for my sister. It took me months to convince her not to dish out thousands on a mac pro, and she said I could build her a computer on the condition that it is a hackintosh. She will be working with very high resolution drawings, but I don't want her to be held back if she decides to go into 3d or if she wants to edit a movie. If a more expensive component will keep up with software longer, then I consider it an advantage. The parts MUST be hackintosh compatible. I will be installing Lion onto it. Ideally, I want it to be cheaper, and far better than a mac of similar caliber. I've included all my current part options, and additional necessary information below. Let me know what you think!

PARTS

Intel i5 2500k
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1527

Asus P8P67 M Pro
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD0992

ASUS Radeon HD 6870
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD9927

G.Skills Ripjaws DDR3-1600
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811129021

ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824236153

OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950DR5133

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
http://www.directcanada.com/produc [...] ital%20WD]
OR
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148321

PSU???

CPU Cooler???

Peripherals??? (Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers)

Anything I'm missing???



INFORMATION

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 800-1500 (can exceed if there's a distinct advantage)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Illustration (photoshop, zbrush, other programs), 3d programs, possible video editing, business

Parts Not Required: All parts required.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Direct Canada is first, Canada Computers (store), Newegg, Tiger Direct

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: I am a fan of Asus, but my mind is open. I want to run the OS off of an SSD, but have most of the files on a separate 1TB HDD. The monitor must be 24 in or larger, have a good image (Asus is a plus). Need a flat keyboard (the keys need to have a low profile). RipJaws ram is first choice, but alternate options are welcome.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 Preferred
December 20, 2011 9:34:23 PM

So i7 2600k > i5 2500k for illustration and vid editing? Thanks for the input, do the other components look good?
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December 24, 2011 6:16:54 AM

It's alright, just make sure even if it's a high end components, the consequence is if there aren't driver yet for the new hardware's.
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May 24, 2012 4:29:10 AM

th1nker said:
Firstly, sorry for posting in this category. I got no help in the new build area, and I assume its because they don't work with hackintosh. Check it out:

Hey Tom's Hardware. This computer is for my sister. It took me months to convince her not to dish out thousands on a mac pro, and she said I could build her a computer on the condition that it is a hackintosh. She will be working with very high resolution drawings, but I don't want her to be held back if she decides to go into 3d or if she wants to edit a movie. If a more expensive component will keep up with software longer, then I consider it an advantage. The parts MUST be hackintosh compatible. I will be installing Lion onto it. Ideally, I want it to be cheaper, and far better than a mac of similar caliber. I've included all my current part options, and additional necessary information below. Let me know what you think!

PARTS

Intel i5 2500k
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1527

Asus P8P67 M Pro
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD0992

ASUS Radeon HD 6870
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD9927

G.Skills Ripjaws DDR3-1600
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811129021

ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824236153

OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950DR5133

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
http://www.directcanada.com/produc [...] ital%20WD]
OR
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148321

PSU???

CPU Cooler???

Peripherals??? (Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers)

Anything I'm missing???



INFORMATION

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 800-1500 (can exceed if there's a distinct advantage)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Illustration (photoshop, zbrush, other programs), 3d programs, possible video editing, business

Parts Not Required: All parts required.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Direct Canada is first, Canada Computers (store), Newegg, Tiger Direct

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: I am a fan of Asus, but my mind is open. I want to run the OS off of an SSD, but have most of the files on a separate 1TB HDD. The monitor must be 24 in or larger, have a good image (Asus is a plus). Need a flat keyboard (the keys need to have a low profile). RipJaws ram is first choice, but alternate options are welcome.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 Preferred


If I were you, I would post this same message at tonymacx86 web site. I believe you may have problems with your video card, but I am just new at this. I was recommended to buy a 6870 with a layout port of 1 x HDMI, 2 x mDP, and 2 x DVI. I hope this will help you before you buy anything. Please, do yourself a favor, and go to that web site to get help.
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