I am looking to see what a microATX $700 hackintosh build would look like (excluding display, keyboard + mouse, etc.), and although I understand the real challenge is finding the motherboard, graphics, and CPU, I also intend to, through boot camp or otherwise, do some light gaming (Specific titles include COD4, Aion, Oblivion, and the like, not exactly demanding games).
You are probably wondering why I want OSX for a machine that I intend to game on, and the simple answer is that I REALLY prefer OSX over Vista and Win 7 (I have the RC on my MBP, but for the most part I rarely use it).
I have a Vista and Leopard disk alike, so the OS isn't something I need to buy.
Also, I expect to OC the CPU and possibly the graphics, albeit not by much due to the cramped case; I would expect to buy parts within a month, at most.
I will make and post a build of my own soon, but if there are any recommendations on parts or builds, please post! Questions too! Thanks.
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Try to get the parts they use on the iMac (Core 2 Duo processor, NVIDIA GPU, etc.). Do share the results of your twisted experiment!
You need to go to one of the hackintosh web sites to find out what components are OSX friendly.
there must be a list of hardware supported by the OSX drivers somewhere .