- Jul 20, 2017
- HP 8300 SFF
- Saphire RX 570 8Gb itx
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Thanks, is there a low profile RX560 that is known to work? OOB preferably?
Yes. The cost is around $200. It's also single slot so it saves your other PCIe slot for something else.Thanks, is there a low profile RX560 that is known to work? OOB preferably?
It depends where you are in the world re pricing of the units.Thanks, before I try and buy a HP 8300 MT, I just want to check if its still the best budget hackintosh (best=simplicity+ compatibility+power). I've seen some have good results with the HP Elitedesk models.
In the USA right now the 8300 Core i5 SFFs are the best deal in terms of refurbished prices. I do think that those people who want an i7 Intel CPU are better off going with Haswell systems. I prefer the Dell 9020 MT. When you buy the Core i7 CPU models the price is only slightly higher or the same as the Ivy Bridge based 8300 Mini-Towers with an i7. The Haswell i7s have AVX2 instruction set support whereas the older 3rd gen systems don't. The other advantage of the Dell 9020 is that it's easier to swap out the PSU and add a 570/580 graphics card. No modding is required to do this. I also like that the 9020 MTs are closer to mATX size than Mini-Tower size. To me the 8300 MTs seem to have a lot of wasted internal space.It depends where you are in the world re pricing of the units.
I had an HP 800 G1 Elitedesk SFF for a short time but re-sold it with Windows 10 installed. It didn't appear to be the best choice for a hackintosh. I also found that the build quality was not as good as in the HP 8300s. Couldn't see any real reason to choose that over an 8300 SFF.I've seen some have good results with the HP Elitedesk models.
I do agree that the HP 8300s probably win the award for the most hackintosh compatible pre-built PCs ever. That's why they are still widely used by so many people the world over. They are always within the top 4 best selling desktops on Amazon.com.I am still using 8300s daily (home and work) and will continue to for the foreseeable future.
Cool.Thanks for the advice, the Dell is more costly here in the UK so I have purchased the HP 8300 i5 MT.
I'm going to upgrade it with an i7 processor that I already own.
install Catalina and windows 10.
It will have a GT710 but I will update to RX570 8GB at some point soon.