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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    Pricing confirmed:
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    With current generation hardware (i.e. Nvidia GTX 680 and AMD HD 7970) in a single GPU configuration, there is a 1% performance advantage for PCIE3 x16 when compared to PCIE2 x16. Hell, even PCIE1.1 x16 (which is equivalent to PCIE2 x8 or PCIE3 x4) can achieve 95-97% of the maximum performance...
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    Well, the Intel Celeron G1610 will be a direct replacement for the Intel Celeron G550. It should have a 5-10% IPC performance increase (which seems to be typical when comparing "Sandy Bridge" to "Ivy Bridge" at the same clock frequencies), slightly lower TDP (55W), and increased RAM frequency...
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    Well, the performance difference between PCIE2 and PCIE3 with current hardware is essentially zero. PCIE3 can have up to a 10% performance increase compared to PCIE2 in certain situations (i.e. triple or quad GPU configurations), but that's about it. PCIE3 isn't a make or break feature...
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    I haven't forgotten about "PovoMac" 2.0. Unfortunately, it's been a case of waiting for certain hardware to be released to the general public so testing can determine if it is suitable for "Hackintosh" purposes. I have three proposed "PovoMac" 2.0 models: basic, upgraded (GPU), and upgraded...
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    Well, the less painful process will be with the GA-H61M-D2-B3 motherboard as it has the appropriate DSDT file. Ideally, both the GA-H61MA-D2V and GA-H61MA-D3V motherboards will work as well, but there aren't any appropriate DSDT files created by TonyMacX86 (I'm unsure why there haven't been any...
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    Try the settings in the original post. If problems arise, then we can troubleshoot them. Well, unfortunately there is only a DSDT for the F8 BIOS here on TonyMacX86. So you have two choices: 1) Flash the BIOS from F10 to F8 and use the F8 BIOS DSDT from TonyMacX86. 2) Try your luck with...
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    Firstly, I know there are many of you desperately trying to get the original "PovoMac" to work with Mountain Lion (10.8). As much as I want to assist you with your struggles, I can't. Unfortunately, I no longer have access to the hardware in the original "PovoMac" and I cannot replace it...
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    Case BitFenix Prodigy Mini ITX

    I see what you mean now. Note that you said "your link" originally.
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    I'm going to be building "PovoMac" 2.0 in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for further updates. I'll also include video tutorials with "PovoMac" 2.0 to better assist you all with your own builds. Thanks for sharing your positive experience. I agree, "PovoMac" is much faster than the price would...
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    Case BitFenix Prodigy Mini ITX

    You're confusing me. I have looked in the original post, I don't see what you're referring to. Communication breakdown?
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    Nope. I won't use anything from OCZ anymore, their quality assurance is quite poor. You're basically paying to be their product tester, it's just not worth the cost, stress, and time. My first purchase from OCZ was a DDR3 RAM kit (back when OCZ were still in the RAM industry) and it was faulty...
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    It can work without acceleration, but typically the answer would be "no". Yes. It's basically the same price as the GeForce 210 but will perform better. If I was to revise "PovoMac", the GeForce 520 would be a good candidate.
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    Case BitFenix Prodigy Mini ITX

    I'm unsure what you're saying... :?
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    $295 "PovoMac" — The Cheapest "Hackintosh" Ever!

    Well, the motherboard itself doesn't have an IGP anymore, as it is integrated on the processor. Therefore, to use the IGP you will need to purchase a processor that contains the Intel HD 3000/4000 chip (and these are typically more expensive than an Intel Celeron G530 processor combined with a...
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