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I am new to hackintosh and want to install it on my old pc

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Memphis2-S
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Intel core i3-4170
Graphics
Integrated graphics
I have an old pc with the following specs:
Processor: Intel core i3 4170
Motherboard: Memphis2-S
Ram: 8gb DDR3 1666 mhz
Integrated Graphics: Intel HD 4400
Will I be able to run and install any mac os version on my pc. Please tell me the steps.
Also if any upgrades required for my pc.
I am very new to the hackintosh community
 

Jamesbond007

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Motherboard
Z390 Designare
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i7 9700KF
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RX 580
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  1. Mac mini
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  1. iOS
I have an old pc with the following specs:
Processor: Intel core i3 4170
Motherboard: Memphis2-S
Ram: 8gb DDR3 1666 mhz
Integrated Graphics: Intel HD 4400
Will I be able to run and install any mac os version on my pc. Please tell me the steps.
Also if any upgrades required for my pc.
I am very new to the hackintosh community
I don't think HD 4400 graphics are supported on MacOS. As far as I can tell, real Macs based on hardware of the Haswell era only ever used CPUs with HD 4600 graphics.

So you may need to get a supported graphics card if you really want to install and run MacOS on your system.

And also, you should check the BIOS options of your system to see if the required options in the Installation Guide are available. Without them you may not be able to install MacOS at all.
 
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390M Gaming
CPU
i5-9600KF
Graphics
RX 570
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Hi Jamesbond007,
How you doing? Could you advice me please?
I'm constructing my new hackintosh, I found a motherboard GIGABYTE Z390M Gaming (Micro ATX), is it acceptable or is better buy like yours, Z390 Designare?

Thanks in advanced. You'll help a lot.
 

pastrychef

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Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming
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i9-9900K OC'd @ 5.0GHz
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Vega 56 (Bios flashed to 64)
Mac
  1. MacBook
  2. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iBook
  2. Power Mac
  3. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
 
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390M Gaming
CPU
i5-9600KF
Graphics
RX 570
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Hey man, I read how you built your machine, awesome, thanks for share.
I'm intermediary in informatic, so if you could help me I'll appreciat. I have been used my hackintosh with those configuration for six years and the time has come to build another. Could I show what I'm thinking to buy and you give some advices please? You'll help a lot.
 

pastrychef

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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming
CPU
i9-9900K OC'd @ 5.0GHz
Graphics
Vega 56 (Bios flashed to 64)
Mac
  1. MacBook
  2. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iBook
  2. Power Mac
  3. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Hey man, I read how you built your machine, awesome, thanks for share.
I'm intermediary in informatic, so if you could help me I'll appreciat. I have been used my hackintosh with those configuration for six years and the time has come to build another. Could I show what I'm thinking to buy and you give some advices please? You'll help a lot.

Sure.
 
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390M Gaming
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i5-9600KF
Graphics
RX 570
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Configuration:

GIGABYTE Z390M Gaming (Micro ATX)

Intel Core i7 9700F (LGA1151 - 8 núcleos - 3.00GHz)

Memória DDR4 - 32GB (2x 16GB) / 2.666MHz - Corsair Vengeance LPX

Placa de vídeo - AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB / PCI-E)

One WiFi and Blluetooh card

I'm in doubt about the SSD and HD, I'm thinking one SSD to system and one to work.

What do you think this configuration? And about the HD and SSD, do you think that I should use the HDs of the old hackintosh in the new? (they are old)..

Thanks a lot in advanced.
 

pastrychef

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Joined
May 29, 2013
Messages
16,792
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming
CPU
i9-9900K OC'd @ 5.0GHz
Graphics
Vega 56 (Bios flashed to 64)
Mac
  1. MacBook
  2. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iBook
  2. Power Mac
  3. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Configuration:

GIGABYTE Z390M Gaming (Micro ATX)

Intel Core i7 9700F (LGA1151 - 8 núcleos - 3.00GHz)

Memória DDR4 - 32GB (2x 16GB) / 2.666MHz - Corsair Vengeance LPX

Placa de vídeo - AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB / PCI-E)

One WiFi and Blluetooh card

I'm in doubt about the SSD and HD, I'm thinking one SSD to system and one to work.

What do you think this configuration? And about the HD and SSD, do you think that I should use the HDs of the old hackintosh in the new? (they are old)..

Thanks a lot in advanced.

Yeah. Everything looks fine. Please see post #3 on my Z390 M Gaming thread for info about wi-fi/Bluetooth card.

I would definitely go for SSD instead of HDD.
 

Jamesbond007

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Motherboard
Z390 Designare
CPU
i7 9700KF
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Configuration:

GIGABYTE Z390M Gaming (Micro ATX)

Intel Core i7 9700F (LGA1151 - 8 núcleos - 3.00GHz)

Memória DDR4 - 32GB (2x 16GB) / 2.666MHz - Corsair Vengeance LPX

Placa de vídeo - AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB / PCI-E)

One WiFi and Blluetooh card

I'm in doubt about the SSD and HD, I'm thinking one SSD to system and one to work.

What do you think this configuration? And about the HD and SSD, do you think that I should use the HDs of the old hackintosh in the new? (they are old)..

Thanks a lot in advanced.
This build should be compatible with MacOS High Sierra and above.

I use my main system to run MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 / High Sierra / Mojave / Catalina.

For a new system like this you should definitely use a SSD as a boot drive at least.
 
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390M Gaming
CPU
i5-9600KF
Graphics
RX 570
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Yeah. Everything looks fine. Please see post #3 on my Z390 M Gaming thread for info about wi-fi/Bluetooth card.

I would definitely go for SSD instead of HDD.
Ok I’ll do that.
I’m very grateful for your help.
 
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