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PostPosted: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 08:29:02    Post Subject: too tired to think of a good title, hardware list. Reply with quote View Single Post

Here is the hardware list I am working on for my new machine, codename: tank. This is, by no means, an original list. But from some reading have found this to be a working platform for the os's that I want to install.

- ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
- Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860 (not sure about this?
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (qty: 2)
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
- LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW

Not sure if i should go with the i7 or i5 at this time.

Goal:
- My goal of this system will be to have a dual or tri boot. Ubuntu, Windows and Mac. Yes, This is going to be a hackintosh.

I am going to use this method to get mac up and running on this. http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/iboot-multibeast-install-mac-os-x-on.html

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PostPosted: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:52:58    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

More RAM. 12GB is cheap, heck 16GB isn't even that much. And it's worth if for any 64bit OS.
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PostPosted: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 09:18:17    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Not to sidetrack your thread, but once you get that Hackintosh working - give a report back on the process.

My old lady is a Mac person, but my wallet is prefers Win-PC based computers. She's in need of a new platform since most of Mac software is now coded for Intel based CPU's. I'd like to build her a Hackintosh someday. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 10:15:03    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

That series of hard drive is the one that had the serious firmware issue. While I would assume any drive available now was built with the latest firmware, you should make sure... Or is this a drive you have already (and hopefully know as good)?
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PostPosted: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 12:13:54    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

do they even still sell the .11s? I thought they ditched them all for the .12s

EDIT: nope they still sell 'em...for $5 more than the .12s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433&cm_re=7200.12-_-22-148-433-_-Product

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PostPosted: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:13:35    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

no problem, i will report back once i get this up and running. i am in the same boat, need the newer mac os, for the intel based chip.

knight0334 wrote:
Not to sidetrack your thread, but once you get that Hackintosh working - give a report back on the process.

My old lady is a Mac person, but my wallet is prefers Win-PC based computers. She's in need of a new platform since most of Mac software is now coded for Intel based CPU's. I'd like to build her a Hackintosh someday. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:15:07    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

thanks for the hd comments, i will look into this more. is the ssd drive worth the money at this time?
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PostPosted: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:41:05    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

frankieB wrote:
thanks for the hd comments, i will look into this more. is the ssd drive worth the money at this time?


I would say an SSD is worth it, but maybe not for this system. With one OS you can get away with a 40GB or so SSD boot drive and have a big traditional hard drive for files. But, if you want multiple OSes, you might wind up needing a big SSD and will have to lay down some big bucks!

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PostPosted: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:43:17    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

ok, thanks.
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