Budget Sierra Build for January 2017

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  1. trs96

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    Jan 11, 2017 at 7:58 PM #1
    trs96

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    If your Mac or CustoMac is too old to run Sierra here's a low cost option to help you get Sierra on some compatible hardware.

    Elite 8300 SFF with I3-3220 - 8GB ram- 250 GB HDD - $171.60 @ Newegg.com (Professionally refurbished)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5HA4H62540&cm_re=HP_8300_Elite_INTEL_Core_i3-_-9SIA5HA4H62540-_-Product

    Evga GT710 LP graphics card $33 shipped AR @ Newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814487221

    SYBA usb audio adapter $4.99 with Promo Code @Newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186035&cm_re=syba_usb_audio-_-12-186-035-_-Product

    For just over $209 USD you can get a fully working Sierra system. Install with a Clover UEFI Unibeast Drive. Follow PastryChef's Elite 8300 User Build for the install. This 8300 comes with Windows 10 Pro installed. You can dual boot if you'd like to. If not wipe the existing drive and install macOS Sierra. The Windows 10 Product key is saved in the UEFI if you ever want to reinstall 10.

    This is not meant to be a gaming or video editing system but if you were to add more ram and a better graphics card you could easily do those two things. This is a budget internet surfing system that performs great with Sierra installed.

    Enjoy Sierra on your new CustoMac. :thumbup:
     
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    Last edited: Jan 12, 2017

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