buying advice

  1. EvanU5

    Hackintosh Advice (Studio Build)

    Looking for some advice. So, I would like to build a hackintosh because I record a lot of music and I prefer the apple OS for recording. I'm looking for some advice on picking parts for it. I'm picking most of the part from the custom Mac Pro build because I don't know anything about...
  2. rootsmaneuver

    9 series motherboard availability? Build first comp on 170 Mobo platform?

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my inquiry. Maybe you'll be able to help a noob understand some things.. I'm a lifelong Mac user who is about to build his first computer. This resource is incredible and I probably wouldn't dare try something like this without a site like this to...
  3. shakakoa

    Buying Advice for First Hackintosh

    :crazy: This forum is amazing. So much information but I feel a little overwhelm because this is my first ever computer build. I would appreciate any advice or recommendation as I am just about to the point of purchasing my first ever hackintosh. First I would like to ask if there is any...
  4. supergab

    My GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 just died, which board should I buy to replace it?

    Hello, I have the following hackintosh: - Intel i7-2600k Unlocked CPU - Gigabyte LGA 1155, GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Motherboard r1.3 with UEFI bios. - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 TI 1GB Graphic card - Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 Ram - 16GB - Corsair Carbide 500R - Corsair H60 Water Cooling...
  5. yzy1993531

    Do i have to buy a new ssd for Yosemite installation?

    Is there any method to install Yosemite on one of two partitions of my current ssd drive, another one is for Win? Or this hackintosh has to take one single drive? Thanks
  6. care2achieve

    Need help

    i am planning to purchase Intel 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 i3-4150 (BX80646I34150) Processor is it compatible to mavericks? if what what would be the suitable mother board? do we need additional graphics card? Thanks, Naresh
  7. Namidar

    best ATX motherboard?

    Hello to all! I quite accidentally bent my ga-ep45-ds3r's (LGA 775) cpu socket pins. The way in which it happened is a bit embarrassing. I pulled the old cpu out in order to replace it with a newer and better one and a screwdriver that was hovering on the side of my computer case fell in and...
  8. rait

    Upgrading my CPU - Is this build good for Triple booted Yosemite?

    Hello, I am upgrading my cpu. I am changing everything inside the cpu case, except the HDD. I am going to triple boot mac os, linux and windows 8. I will install mac os and linux on SSD, and windows on HDD. Would this be a good build for a smooth experience on Yosemite? I will use mac for iOS...
  9. batpigandme

    My modest build + Santa's EVGA GeForce GTX 980: overkill or deal breaker?

    Hi, Having been bitten by the computer building/modifying bug after building a couple of machines for/with friends, and successfully revamping my old, old MBP (different from the one below) into a great Linux laptop, I decided building a hackintosh would be fun. In all honesty, my current...
  10. webloop

    Want to build new Hackintosh - buying advice

    Hi, This is my first post here at Tonymacx86. I want to build a new Hackitosh for my professional work as I am a designer and developer. I did a reasonable research and came the conclusion about the performance requirements and want to post it here as you people are more experienced in this...
  11. TheDanBird

    Complete Newbie, asking for advice and tips

    Hi There, My name is Dan, and I recently discovered what a "Hackintosh" actually is, and was instantly interested. I purchased a second hand 2009 21.5" iMac a few years ago, however am now looking to upgrade it. And instead of wanting to upgrade to a more expensive iMac, I discovered to look...
  12. jmwmulle

    Advice on pro-am audio I/O gear for new Hackintosh

    Sup sup Tonymac community? I'm a web-developer & a classic mac-user; I like to make things pretty and I used to ignore implementation. I'm on Hackintosh #3; I was awful at it, I'm getting better. For my last machine, I'd bought a FireWire Solo...
  13. jmcs811

    Will this build work? I'm new to this.

    Here are my parts so far - Intel Core i5-4460 Haswell Quad-Core 3.2GHz - GIGABYTE GA-H87M-D3H - HyperX Fury Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - CORSAIR CX series CX500 - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache - BitFenix Phenom I would also like to add a graphics card...
  14. CMMdavy

    WIFI and Bluetooth Adapers

    Hi All, I have just completed my first build and I am now looking to add a WIFI and Bluetooth adapter to my system. So what i am looking for is the following: 1. Compatible with B85M-HD3 motherboard 2. Easy to install and supported on Hackintosh What would you suggest?
  15. MattThomas

    First Build - Need advice

    Hi guys, I'm planning on building my first Hackintosh tomorrow but I would love it if someone could look over my parts to ensure the build is hackable. I tried to copy the parts from CustoMac Pro guide as best as possible. Thanks in advance! Processor Core i7 4770 Motherboard Gigabyte...
  16. fliptvjm

    How much power do I require to run this system

    Hey guys, So I'm new to this hackitosh system building and computer building all together, including buying the parts and all that good stuff. So I'm building a socket 2011 CustoMac Pro and I would like to know how big of a power supply is required for this system. I'm getting the GA-X79S-UP5...
  17. robocrapp

    Advice needed for my first Hackintosh build!!

    hi guys Im new on this forum and im planning on building my first hackintosh. This site has really helped me so far but im a lil stuck now, so i would like to know your oppinions on my first build. Im gonna use it mainly for video editing, and would also like the option to run windows...
  18. NobblyBobbly

    Building a gaming rig for Windows and Mac OS X

    Hey guys, I'm planning on building a gaming PC which I obviously want to run OS X. I was collecting parts which I want for gaming on Amazon and I was wondering if they would be good parts to build the Hackintosh as well: CPU - Intel i5 2500K Motherboard - Gigabyte X68X-UD3H-B3 RAM - Corsair...
  19. ruanth.chrisley.thijssen

    First Hackintosh Build, Singapore

    Hi all, this is my first hackintosh build. I've done a lot of homework these past 3 weeks but some parts aren't available here in Singapore (surprisingly), and I'm still thinking of ordering them ( from either beijing or the states). If I buy all the components from one shop I'll get a bundle...
  20. Sasuke1964


    This is my first time building a hackintosh so I have ordered all of the pieces i need for the 2012 customac budget build but I still have a few questions. If I buy an apple keyboard and mouse, will these work while setting up the bios/installing the os. Also what is a cheap monitor that will...