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[Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

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Dang, I only have Mountain Lion, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave. None of these work?
Only if you've already made one of those into a Unibeast installer. The retail SL DVD can be found on Amazon or Ebay, if you look on Ebay make sure it is a genuine retail DVD.

Here's one example of a "real" SL retail DVD.
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I just installed El Capitan on my old Asus K43sj laptop and it is running great, but stuck on DSDT patching. Can you help me out?
This forum is Desktop only. Post in the Laptop forum for help with that.
 
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Dang, I only have Mountain Lion, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave. None of these work?
And what is MAS access?
Only if you've already made one of those into a Unibeast installer. The retail SL DVD can be found on Amazon or Ebay, if you look on Ebay make sure it is a genuine retail DVD.

Here's one example of a "real" SL retail DVD.
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Ok so I buy one of those and it will install to my 8300 CMT?
 

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And what is MAS access?
Mac App Store where you download Mojave.
Ok so I buy one of those and it will install to my 8300 CMT?
Yes, I wrote a detailed guide you can find in the Snow Leopard Desktop Guides section of this site.
The title says for the HP 6200/8200 but it works for the 8300 if you use iBoot Ivy Bridge.
 
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Ugh I forgot I have two Mac Minis in storage, a 2007 and a 2010! I am so stupid. Can either create the USB or only the 2010?
 

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Can either create the USB or only the 2010?
I would use the 2010 and download Sierra or High Sierra. Make the Unibeast installer. Install that to your HP 8300 and then upgrade to Mojave.
 
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Alright Thank you for your help.
 
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No Mojave for me, I have a GTX 1050 Ti. I would love Mojave though.
 

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2 Years and one Month Later
This Sierra Guide was posted on June 14th in 2017. Since then there have been over 405,000 views and tens of thousands of installs on the HP 6300/8300. I'd estimate that since the 8300 SFF is always the #1 seller on Amazon (for desktops) it's probably the most hackintoshed pre-built PC in the world. It still works great with Mojave and Catalina with HD4000 graphics or a compatible graphics card. Most Nvidia Kepler cards or AMD Polaris based cards will work perfectly. So if you've been reading this and haven't tried one yet, you can't let cost be an excuse. As I predicted the prices have steadily gone down the last two years. They can be purchased on Amazon (with an i5 and 8GB ram) for $160 or less. If you don't want to even spend that much, you can find refurbs on Ebay.com for around $90. Below is link to one from a US seller that has 4 left at the 90 dollar price. Most people pay more than this for just a new motherboard. This is the whole PC. It needs a compatible graphics card that's macOS friendly. Currently the MSI RX 560 is the best choice if you want Mojave or Catalina. There is a low profile and a full height version. Get the LP version if you get this SFF model. https://www.newegg.com/msi-radeon-rx-560-rx-560-4gt-lp-oc/p/N82E16814137425

If you add an Nvidia GT 710 for $40 the total cost is still only $130, amazing. You get a fully macOS and Windows compatible machine for less than the cost of a new tablet or smartphone.

 
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