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How long have you been using one Hackintosh system in particular?

How long have you been using one Hackintosh system in particular?

  • under a year

  • for over a year

  • for over 3 years

  • for over 5 years

  • for over 7 years

  • for over 10(+) years


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Joined
Jan 2, 2012
Messages
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P
CPU
i7-975
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook
  3. MacBook Air
  4. MacBook Pro
  5. Mac mini
  6. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. eMac
  2. iMac
  3. Power Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
I'm using my daily driver Hackintosh build for over a decade ;).

Every year around my birthday I keep thinking about building a new Hackintosh for myself. I have built many systems over the years for my family and friends. Strangely enough I can't remember how this hackintoshing even started. There was this Netkas guy, providing software an wisdom after Apple's switch from PowerPC to x86 platform but no place to get more information beside some IRC channels. I remember sitting in my room with old iMacs, MacPros, MacBooks and plenty of PCs and parts for many hours "wasting" my time tinkering and failing. But then - it was OSX Tiger 10.4.? which first booted up successfully on one of my many old PCs - it was a Pentium 4 on a Dell board. But it took many days and even months to get to know and find out about compatible hardware.

Intels X58 chipset was born in 2008 and I got my hands on the Asus P6T Deluxe V2 which was awesome. OSX Leopard was a hackintosher's operating system of choice back then and it really worked well on this board. I had a 2,4 TB 3ware raid 0 array with 8 high speed velociraptor disks for video editing. Unfortunately I ran into a big money issue this year and was forced to sell this build. But in early 2009 - I don't remember date, time and circumstances - there it was. The Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P. Eleven years later this board is still my daily driver rocking macOS Catalina.
And I can play Assassin's Creed Odyssey in 1080p on Windows 10 with this build as well o_O.

What have I changed/upgraded over the years?
CPU: from i7 920 to i7 975
CPU Fan: from Intel stock to NOCTUA NH-U9B SE2
Video: from Nvidia ? to Nvidia 8800 GTX to Nvidia GTX 285 to Nvidia GTX 295 co-op to Nvidia GTX 760 to AMD Radeon RX 580 :rolleyes:
USB: on mainboard only USB 2.0 available so I bought this Fresco Logic USB 3 card along the way
Boot loader: ? to ? to Chameleon to Clover
Pointing device: many many different mice/mouses to Apple Mighty Mouse to Apple Magic Mouse (the one with the replaceable batteries)
Keyboard: noname to full size wired Apple Keyboard
Webcam: I bought a Logitech 1080p Mac Edition Webcam once, well it is still rocking for today's ZOOM meetings (this is not an ad)
Sound: Logitech 2.1 System
Monitors: Ha! I started with this build using a Belinea 27" CRT(!) which I couldn't move on my own because it was so heavy. Today = 2 x HP 27"
Case: I never wanted to show off so I started with a slick and clean LianLi big tower case. Today it's a simple and white Corsair Case


Hardware Manufacturer Type/Model Special kext
Mainboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P
CPU Intel 3,73 GHz Quad-Core i7 975
Memory Corsair 12GB (6x2) CM3X2G1600C9
Disk Controller Marvell 88SE9230 6 GB Sata 3
Power Corsair Some 1000 watt psu from 2009
Audio Realtek ALC885 (ALC889A) as.vit9696.AppleALC
Video AMD Radeon RX 580 8 GB as.vit9696.WhateverGreen
Network (Cable) Realtek RTL 8111D com.lnx2mac.driver.RealtekRTL81xx
Network (Wifi) Broadcom BCM43602 802.11ac as.lvs1974.AirportBrcmFixup
Bluetooth Broadcom 20703A1
USB 3.0 Fresco Logic FL1100 (4 Ports)
System disk Sandisk 2x480 GB raid 0
Data disk Western Digital 2 TB Sata 3 disk


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