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Ultimate Hackintosh Workstation Build Guide

For years folks have been asking me to do a Hackintosh build guide. I've always put it off because 1) It's a lot of work and 2) I never cared to own a machine that runs OSX.

 

Well I solved problem number 1 by having @Slick do it, and I soved problem number 2 by.... Okay I didn't solve that, but whatever we built one :P

 


 

I'm going to list out the components as well as provide a source or two for where you can get them  :)

 

I can't tell you where to buy this stuff, but I do lean towards NCIX for the Canadians (and International viewers if their pricing and shipping costs work out for you) because they're my bros, and for Americans, Brits, and a couple other regions, the Amazon links below are affiliate links, so of course every little bit helps  :)

 

 

CORE COMPONENTS

 

CPU: Core i7 4930K (overclocked)
 
SSD (optional): Samsung 840 Evo
 
Motherboard: Gigabyte X79-UP4
Case: NZXT H440
Video Card: Reference GeForce GTX 780

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1v5g1qt

Amazonhttp://georiot.co/75d

 
RAM: 64GB G.Skill 2400MHz Quad Channel DDR3 Memory
NCIX: http://bit.ly/1ontLmR
Operating System: OSX Mavericks

 

Power Supply: Corsair AX860i with white sleeved cable option
 
Cooling Components
 
CPU Heatsink: Noctua NH-U14S
NCIX: http://bit.ly/1nngqKW

Amazon: http://georiot.co/tK2

 

System Fans: Noctua NF-F12

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1ow4xqO

Amazon: http://georiot.co/106J

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Have been looking forward to this.

 

BTW Link is broken (brings me to my YT page).

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I hate to jump in so early (I actually love to), but the link redirects to "My Videos", and the text isn't Dark Theme-friendly.

 

I'm still excited, though.

"M. Aronnax." replied the Canadian, "your arguments are rotten at the foundation. You speak in the future, 'We shall be there! we shall be here!' I speak in the present, 'We are here, and we must profit by it.'"

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As much as I know that you are disinterested in OS X, I am happy to see this an OS X fan myself.

 

@looney, @LinusTech or other mods, please watch this thread. It has potential to go South quickly.

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I hate to jump in so early (I actually love to), but the link redirects to "My Videos", and the text isn't Dark Theme-friendly.

 

I'm still excited, though.

 

embarrassingly enough I don't know how to fix the text easily... Tried pasting into notepad then back in and that didn't work...

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Looks like I'll be doing a very similar build for a friend.

Mein Führer... I CAN WALK !!

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Here is the video because @LinusTech didn't link properly on his own forum. :lol:

 

 

This is sweet, watching now!

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this link should work 

My Rig  

 
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/kGNksY

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($379.00 @ shopRBC) 

CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ NCIX) 

Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($78.83 @ DirectCanada) 

Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($139.99 @ Memory Express) 

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($71.34 @ DirectCanada) 

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($92.95 @ Vuugo) 

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($298.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($125.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($66.99 @ NCIX) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($116.00 @ shopRBC) 

Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm  Fans  ($23.99 @ NCIX) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($114.99 @ NCIX) 

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($76.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) 

Total: $2074.22

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-10 15:33 EDT-0400Build log http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/303263-the-dell-from-hell/#entry4121100 

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embarrassingly enough I don't know how to fix the text easily... Tried pasting into notepad then back in and that didn't work...

 

Happens to the best of us. Just Ctrl-A and click on the Text Color button (the button directly to the right of the Size drop-down that looks like an A with a color palette) and then click on Automatic.

"M. Aronnax." replied the Canadian, "your arguments are rotten at the foundation. You speak in the future, 'We shall be there! we shall be here!' I speak in the present, 'We are here, and we must profit by it.'"

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Ha, the build looks similar to my build, wish I had those custom sleeved cables though.

Love the guide on how to set up a hackintosh though, very useful for those who want to get into OSX.

da_deity

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Can I dual boot Mac OS and Windows 8.1? It's seems like I have everything to do it.

Yes that's possible but a seperate HDD would be better.





 
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Happens to the best of us. Just Ctrl-A and click on the Text Color button (the button directly to the right of the Size drop-down that looks like an A with a color palette) and then click on Automatic.

 

Yeah I tried that and it didn't work. Weird.

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Yeah I tried that and it didn't work. Weird.

You even double posted.

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Be nice and have fun. Cheers!

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I have that. :D

 

I'll look into doing it this weekend, I love MacOS especially as a secondary OS.

Goodluck! what method are you going to use? Unibeast, i have good experiences with Niresh.





 
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@LinusTech

I have heard you mention the Tonymacx86 method before in discussion about hackintosh. Why didn't you go with that one over this one? Its a lot easier to configure.

Great video by the way, you guys have been teasing it for like a year and its finally nice to see it :)

Also, I think you should do the iSwitched to OSx ;)

Would be interesting to watch.

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@lani100

 

Would Niresh be to download the OS? I'm lucky enough that my mom has a Macbook with Mavericks :D

Yes, niresh is the osx with all the kernels and drivers built in after that you run Unibeast for any missing ones. :)





 
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