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First Hackintosh build and cant confirm parts work

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GA-Z68XP-UD3
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i5 2500k
I got a machine in my shop the other day as a donation and I have been wanting to build a hackintosh.. Current parts list is:

CPU: i5 2500K
Mobo: GA-Z68XP-UD3
GPU: AMD R5 430 2GB
RAM: Patriot Viper DDR3 1600 2x4 8GB total

I know GPU may be an issue but If I have to order one thats fine..
Hard drive is also not an issue, I have many sitting around 500 - 3TB

I ordered a 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD to run the install without having a actual Mac.
 
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I got a machine in my shop the other day as a donation and I have been wanting to build a hackintosh.. Current parts list is:

CPU: i5 2500K
Mobo: GA-Z68XP-UD3
GPU: AMD R5 430 2GB
RAM: Patriot Viper DDR3 1600 2x4 8GB total

I know GPU may be an issue but If I have to order one thats fine..
Hard drive is also not an issue, I have many sitting around 500 - 3TB

I ordered a 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD to run the install without having a actual Mac.
https://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/11/building-sandy-bridge-customac-buyers.html
Check your compatibility on the above page. Ya the cpu supports OS X 10.6.But not sure with the graphics.... try AMD Radeon HD 6850. I am new to here and don't take my reply as your final word.Because I am a beginner too... Cheak the compatibility on the above page and wait for other to reply.
 
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I assumed that GPU would be an issue. Heard the AMD/ATI cards aren't as compatible.
 

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I assumed that GPU would be an issue. Heard the AMD/ATI cards aren't as compatible.

Your GPU is probably a problem here. An older Nvidia card such as a GT240 / GT640 / GTX 650 should work better.

Do you want to run Snow Leopard or a more modern version such as Sierra?
 
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I would love to be on a modern version but I read using this method wont require me to own a Mac. I have a GTX 460 and a GTX 465 laying around..?
 

Jamesbond007

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I would love to be on a modern version but I read using this method wont require me to own a Mac. I have a GTX 460 and a GTX 465 laying around..?

Then I suggest you put in the GTX 460 and first try to install Snow Leopard.
 
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