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Dell Optiplex 990 SFF

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Hi guys, I am very new to hackintosh. I wanted to build one, did a little research. Having some trouble finding research on older system so if you guys could help that would be great.

I found a dell optiplex 990 SFF with a quad core 2nd gen i5, 250GB HDD, an LGA1155 motherboard, 4GB of DDR3 RAM at my local surplus store for 100$. I am on a bit of a budget, the max I can go is 250$. I was wondering what you recommend in terms of power supplies, graphics card, replacing the HDD with an SSD, and I wanted to know which parts would be compatible with a hackintosh.

Thanks
 
Joined
Feb 5, 2011
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Motherboard
Dell Optiplex 990 SFF D6H9T
CPU
Intel Core i3-2120
Graphics
EVGA Nvidia GT 610
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
To simply get a running system, I would find a cheap graphics card on ebay. A GT 610/620 or GT 710/720 generally sells for cheap. A used one can be had for $25-$30 USD (you will likely need to buy a low profile bracket, though) and 4 more GB of RAM (for a total of 8GB) so that you are not using swap files constantly. You can probably buy a 2x2GB kit for $12-$15 USD on ebay. With whatever you listed and these two extra purchases, you should be able to get a perfectly usable system.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2017
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Motherboard
Dell Optiplex 990
CPU
Intel i5-2400
Graphics
GT 710
Mac
MacBook Pro
+1 for the GT710. Just got mine running well after adding a GT710!
 
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Sep 18, 2018
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40
Motherboard
HP 8300 MT
CPU
i3 3220
Graphics
Quadro k600
Mac
Mac mini
Mobile Phone
Android, iOS
Hi, Thanks for guide.

I am also trying to hackintosh a Dell 990 MT.

Regarding graphics card, Will Nvidia gt 210 work with it or not ?

Thanks
 
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