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Built a PC, now need it to do Hackintosh duty

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April 13, 2010 10:50:57 PM

So, I built the following system a few months ago and love it:

i7 860
P7P55d mobo
Sapphire 5770
8gb 1600 ram
plenty of storage
Samsung SH-s223l dvd
GIGABYTE GN-WP01GS wireless
850w psu
Rosewill RKM-800rf wireless keyboard/mouse


It's running Windows 7 Home 64-bit and kicking the required ass, but I can't wait for the new Mac Pros, nor do I want to pay for one when I have a perfectly great beast at home.

So, I know that the 5770 is not-OS X friendly (right?), so what should I swap it for? And is there anything else I need to know about from a compatibility standpoint?

Thanks!
Kuni

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April 13, 2010 10:53:10 PM

WHY would you run OSX on a PC with this much power?!?!

Sure it's a cool project to do, but not worth swapping anything out to get it to work.
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April 13, 2010 10:55:12 PM

Well, my other Mac is dying and can't afford the upgrade I want.
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April 13, 2010 11:08:05 PM

i would swap the 5770 for an Nvidia card as nvidia cards have better success rate with hackintosh

google tonymacx86 blog- there is a guide for os x snow leopard on p55
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April 13, 2010 11:26:38 PM

^+1.

At any case, you'll probably have a better chance with an nVidia card that is currently available on Macs (ie GTS250,etc).
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April 14, 2010 12:59:19 AM

Yah all 9x00gt series, gts250, and most gtx2xx are usually very good picks. Depend on your budget.

The 9800gt is by far my favorite in term of balance / cost.
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