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$260 Hackintosh Full System

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MSI Z97S Krait Edition
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4.0 GHz Intel Core i7 4790K
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Hi, I am thinking of building a second hackintosh to replace my G5 Power Mac for basically downloading and storing software images. I have put together a list of parts that are $260 with everything. What is everyone's take on it? any advice?

Case $30
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147123

Motherboard $56
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128527

CPU $49
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116409

RAM $9 x 2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139640

Graphics Card $30
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162041

Hard Drive $60
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152244

Power Suppy $18
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817170014

Case: Rosewill FBM-01
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2
CPU: Intel Celeron G530
RAM: Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Graphics: Galaxy GeForce 210 512MB
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 320GB
Power Supply: LOGISYS 480W ATX12V
 
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MSI Z97S Krait Edition
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4.0 GHz Intel Core i7 4790K
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Zotac Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB
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iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, Mac Pro
Classic Mac
eMac, iMac, Power Mac, Xserve
Mobile Phone
iOS
True, thank you. But would that still matter if I use the geforce 210? or do i need it? are the on board graphics on the celeron supported by os x?
 
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MSI Z97S Krait Edition
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4.0 GHz Intel Core i7 4790K
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Zotac Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB
Mac
iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, Mac Pro
Classic Mac
eMac, iMac, Power Mac, Xserve
Mobile Phone
iOS
No problem. But now I'm curios. The reason I have the graphics card there is cause I've seen a lot of cases where people with a celeron cant get the graphics to work. do I need a graphics card with this CPU? or will the Intel HD that comes with the CPU work on its own?
 
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ASAIK, the onboard video in Sandy Bridge is upon CPU. The celeron cpu you are choosing i am not quite sure it has the HD3000 that is needed to be used without a discrete graphic card in MacOS or the HD4000, the newest iteration of intel HD. I´ve checked intel website, but i´ve not found further information. I think your better bet is invest in a cpu with intel hd3000 video graphics at least. Good luck
 

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I know this is quite late to respond, but I may aswell say this - the GT 210 is fully supported within OS X and you'll have no problems getting it working.
 
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