This is my 1st attempt at a Hackintosh build so I am completely open to suggestions on any or all of the components.
I would like to build a Hackintosh that will dual boot windows 7 and osx on separate hds. The computer will primarily be used for video editing (Final Cut Pro and CS4). I would also like the motherboard to support usb 3.0 and be relatively upgradable but other than that I am pretty flexible.
My budget is about $1000 can go over by a couple hundred if need be.
Here is what I was lookin at getting:
2X Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB SATA 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Hard Drive ST3500418AS
Make sure the cd drive is SATA not IDE (ide will not work with hackintosh install)
Since hackintosh is not as well supported you need to concentrate on compatibility of your components to the mackintosh first since windows has all the drivers and is more widely supported.
Please do your homework, look up if you need extra drivers (also known as kexts in hackintosh world) for your motherboard since its pretty new.
I am pretty sure ati 5850 will not be supported as of right now. I'm personally using gtx 280, nvidia has somewhat better drivers for the hackintosh (9800gt and up) but ati 4850 and 4870 have excellent support too.
Just use google for each part of the build before making a mistake and pulling your hair out.
I would also suggest posting on insanelymac.com to get a better response and general idea as of what components will work and where you need to make some sacrifices.
Thanks for the advice. I did a bit of research today and based on that and your suggestions I have made some changes. For some reason I am unable to add a post on insanelymac (says im not authorized, even after i registered) but I will try again tomorrow.
Here is my updated parts list.
2X Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Black SATA 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD5001AALS