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Buying as cheap as possible in 2019

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I am very interested in building a hackintosh. I already have a computer and therefore I would like to not spend too much money. I saw this youtube video

Is it still relevant today? If it is, I would love to test it out. And if I follow through, what GPU will I need to buy?
 

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what GPU will I need to buy?
If you get a CPU like the i3-3225 or i7-3700 you can use the Intel HD4000 graphics with Mojave or Catalina.

The 8300 can only take low profile cards that don't need supplemental 6 pin power. See the Nvidia guide for choices. The Quadro K600 is the lowest cost compatible card with at least 1GB of Vram you can get. $24 or less on Ebay.com.

 
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If you get a CPU like the i3-3225 or i7-3700 you can use the Intel HD4000 graphics with Mojave or Catalina.

The 8300 can only take low profile cards that don't need supplemental 6 pin power. See the Nvidia guide for choices. The Quadro K600 is the lowest cost compatible card you can get. $24 or less on Ebay.com.

So if I buy this computer with the following specs:
i3-3470 3,6 GHz
4 GB RAM
250 GB HDD
DisplayPort and VGA

I will be able to complete the installation without any external GPU? Is that what you're saying?
 
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If you get a CPU like the i3-3225 or i7-3700 you can use the Intel HD4000 graphics with Mojave or Catalina.

The 8300 can only take low profile cards that don't need supplemental 6 pin power. See the Nvidia guide for choices. The Quadro K600 is the lowest cost compatible card with at least 1GB of Vram you can get. $24 or less on Ebay.com.

Found these specs as well, might be a bit better:
Datormodell HP Elite 8300 SFF
Processor Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.30GHz, Passmark: 4236
Grafikkort GeForce GT 1030(New!), Passmark: 2221
Videokortanslutningar HDMI
DisplayPort
Minne (RAM) 8 GB DDR3
Hårddisk(ar) 500 GB HDD
 

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I will be able to complete the installation without any external GPU? Is that what you're saying?
The install may work but after that it won't. i5-3470 has only HD2500 which is not fully supported like HD4000 is. There is a list of CPUs with HD4000 right in the written guide and in the video. Intel didn't put HD4000 in every Ivy Bridge desktop CPU. It was a cost saving measure.
 

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Processor Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.30GHz, Passmark: 4236 Grafikkort GeForce GT 1030(New!), Passmark: 2221
The 3220 has HD2500. A GT 1030 only works with High Sierra and the web drivers. Not with Mojave or Catalina.
 
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