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Building a Mac (Hackintosh) in 2018


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#1 iKokomo

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:49 PM

I have mainly used multiple Mac computer for the past 12 years most of my work (video and photos). I love the power new iMac Pro, but it is incredibly expensive so I am looking at building my own. I have successfully built 4 gaming Windows computers in the past 10 years so I know how to do that. 
 
I know that building a Mac is harder to do! 
 
Researching, I see a ton of different tutorials out there, so I was wondering what the best or your favorite ones. 
 
I mainly need it for Raw 1080p or 4K videos. So it has to be powerful, but not too crazy! 
 
Thanks for your help!!

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:26 AM

Hackentosh is not normally encouraged in a lot of places.

I would just make another windows PC and if you wish to use another OS there is always linux.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:04 AM

If you're just looking for raw power and don't need the specific applications that a Mac uses, I would go with Madman's recommendation and just build yourself a Windows PC.

 

If you need Apple specific productivity tools or applications, I'm afraid Madman is still correct - Hackintosh isn't encouraged and you would be better suited to just buying the new iMac.



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:58 PM

I fully agree with what has been said before, if you don't need Mac specific software, you would most likely be better off with a Windows PC.  If Windows bores you, try a Linux PC.  If you want to try a hackintosh, Tonymacx86 is very useful.  That site provides build guides and other information on how to do it.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:32 AM

When I got my Gigabyte board there was a great article on using it for a Hackentosh, it comes with Fire Wire and at the time was a preferred board for thr build.  I will see if I can find the article.

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:36 AM

You probably found this stuff already!

https://www.tonymacx86.com/

https://www.google.com/search?q=building+a+Hackentosh&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1

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