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Building a hackintosh for hd video editing

Last response: in Systems
August 5, 2012 5:26:32 AM

my budget is $850 - $1000 do i need an intel core i7 2700k or i5 3570 do i require a high end nvidia gpu or will a AMD Raedon 7850 do

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August 5, 2012 6:21:02 AM

best you go to the mac site and see what builds they have on there pro lineup then build 1 to them specs. the reason for this is that hackintosh works best with known configs and you wont need hacked drivers called kexts. hackintosh is a pain when you dont have supported hardware... i tried and failed miserably as i had to remove half the hardware in my system just to get it to boot...

infact its better not to even bother with it. just build a mac like system and get a legit copy of lion osx or similar.

more often than not macs use ati gfx cards. the last time i looked (12months or so back) they used them exclusively so you will want to check and match yours to it.
its a shame i know but macs are often a generation behind windows based builds. due to them using standardized secs for there pro builds.
August 5, 2012 9:10:22 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
August 12, 2012 4:31:21 AM

Best answer selected by jojo71.