- Jul 30, 2012
- HD4600 / RX 570
- Mobile Phone
You're welcome Nick. I've created these Hackintosh 101 guides so those new to this have a place to start that is affordable, without having to spend over 700 dollars on a build from scratch or a 2014 Mac Mini. You'd think that Apple would reduce the price on these "newest version" Mac Minis 4 years after they were released. I've heard of a refresh coming but I think the prices will only go higher. I'd predict the 2018 Mac Minis, now called the "Mini Pro," will start at $799.99. Anyway, I hope they will have NVMe drives and Th.Bolt 3 onboard. Desktop class chips ? Maybe, if they improve the cooling system like they did in the iMac Pro. An i5-8500 or an i7-8700 in the upgraded model would make a lot of people happy, but only if it won't thermal throttle.Thanks again, your guides have been easy to follow and because of that, provided a great base to learn about this stuff.
I'm certain that the performance on your i5 Dell CustoMac Mini is far superior to what even the i5 8GB model from Apple can do. A 5400 RPM 1TB boot drive ? This is 2018. You might as well still be using floppy drives and diskettes. The single, solid block of Aluminum 2014 Mini does make a really good paperweight on your desk. Super quiet too. Anyone that buys one today can enjoy the spinning beachballs they'll get with High Sierra on a regular basis.