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    Good parts for the money?

    Hey guys! So I'm building a new hackintosh for one of my friends, and he gave me a $1000 budget. He also wants a mouse and keyboard, and 2 monitors included. So far, I have got this. Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM $89.99 MSI...
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    LGA 1366 Server Build

    Thank you very much for the reply. I read the thread you posted and it was extremely informative. Gave me a little more faith in building on LGA 1366. The only thing I am really worried about is if the kernals are compatible. But you are right about the Nahalem Mac Pros running ML.
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    LGA 1366 Server Build

    Hey guys! So I started looking on eBay for some parts to mess around with. Looks like LGA 1366 Xeon CPU's are dirt cheap! I could get 2 Xeon L5520's for $90. Seeing as these are quad core CPU's, two of them would give me 8 cores. This definitely sounds like a powerhouse to me! Only problem is...
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    Alright!! My build is finished and is running 99%!! I will start with the only problem that I ran into. When my displays go to sleep, I have to press a key on the keyboard to wake them up. Maybe it is from the mouse I am using. I have a Logitech G500. On the other hand, I am having great success...
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    Update: Thank you so much trs96, I was nearly pulling my hair out from frustration. Anyways, I read the article you posted about installing Lion on Ivy Bridge systems, and I guess the behaviour I was experiencing was due to an incompatible kernel. I have started downloading Mountain Lion on my...
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    So I've got a little bit of bad news as far as the motherboard goes. So it arrived today, and I got my rig all setup and was getting excited to have a hackintosh, but when I loaded up the USB drive that i have my lion installer on, the whole system reboots whenever I try and get into the...
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    Thanks a lot for your post about the revised parts!! I just ordered the Gigabyte GA-B75M-HD3 from NCIX.ca for 69.99. I also upgraded the processor form the Pentium to a Core i3 3220. I also bought an Asus GTX 650 for upgraded graphics performance. Quite a price difference but the performance I...
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    Best LGA 775 mATX motherboard?

    I also found a Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2PT mATX LGA775 G41 DDR3 1PCI-E16 1PCI 2PCI-E1 Video Sound GBLAN Motherboard that's still available on NCIX. Seeing as this one is Gigabyte, this one is my best bet??
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    Best LGA 775 mATX motherboard?

    Alright, good to know. So, I ended up finding a Biostar P43D3 INTEL LGA 775 P43 CHIPSET ATX Motherboard GIGABIT LAN AUDIO DDR3. It supports the Core 2 Quad, and has Realtek audio, and Realtek Ethernet. Just one more question, will I just select 'easybeast' when installing multibeast? Because I...
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    Best LGA 775 mATX motherboard?

    Thanks a lot for your quick reply!! I'll go look on eBay right now. Will an LGA 775 system run Mountain Lion?? I don't see why it wouldn't, especially paired with an ATI Radeon HD 5850..
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    Best LGA 775 mATX motherboard?

    So, I was digging around my room and came across an old Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. Seeing as it's intel, I don't see why it wouldn't be compatible with hackintoshing. I also have an ATI Radeon HD 5850. Basically, I'm just wanting to know what mATX motherboard would be most compatible. Thanks!
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    Hey Guys! So I just started getting into this whole PovoMac idea, and it is really awesome! Thank you very much, Domo! Anyways, I was messing around a little bit on Newegg, and I pieced together a computer that seems to be better then the original PovoMac, and for a price of couple dollars more...
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    Will this work?

    So, I did some more searching, and came out with this. GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express CrossFireX Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L ATX Motherboard Intel P45 + ICH10 DDR2 PCI-E x16 USB 2.0 Seeing as the 6870 is nearly fully supported, and this is...
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    Will this work?

    So put the video cards aside, is the CPU and Mobo supported?
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    Will this work?

    I think I'll go for another 6870. There's no way i'm ripping apart my crossfire 6870 black editions in my main gaming rig ;)
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