Hello everyone. I was looking into building my first hackintosh mini. I was looking at the parts list from one of the articles. I saw that the processor was a Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz. I was wondering if this was the only option for the cpu, or if there were other options that are a little bit cheaper. I would only need a cpu around 2.7 ghz, I would prefer to stay with intel. Any help?
Most mini builds use HD4000 graphics, and this is the cheapest processor that supports HD4000. Otherwise you need a graphics card, which is possibly tricky in a mini. There is a thread about enabling HD2500 in 10.8.3, so that might allow a cheaper processor.