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My Starter Hackintosh :: SUCCESS!!!

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Gigabyte Z68x-UD5-B3
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Core i7 2600k 3.4GHZ
Graphics
ATI Radeon 6870
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I am planning on building 2-3 beefy "CustoMacs" to act as a render farm for FCP/FCPX. Before I buy all of the gear, I'd like to build my first Hackintosh on an old box(es) I have lying around. My logic is ... "Make mistakes with older gear befor investing in the new & shiny".

Here is what I have ...

Gigabyte P35C-DS3R
Intel CoreDuo E6550 @ 2.33GHz
8GB id G-SKill DDR2 RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS video card.
Velociraptor 10K 150GB Boot drive (SATA)

This box is already assembled and running Windows 7. So, I know it works.

My questions are ...

1) Has anyone built this sort of rig before? I did a search here for the various components and did not find any builds. It looks like most of the builds here are newer mobo/procs.

2) Given this gear, is there a particular thread I should read to get me started.

Thanks in advance for your help
 
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z68x-UD5-B3
CPU
Core i7 2600k 3.4GHZ
Graphics
ATI Radeon 6870
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Re: My Starter Hackintosh

No sooner do I post this than I see this thread ...

viewtopic.php?f=54&t=23560

I'll take a run at this and report back.
 
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z68x-UD5-B3
CPU
Core i7 2600k 3.4GHZ
Graphics
ATI Radeon 6870
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Re: My Starter Hackintosh

I have successfully built my first Hackintosh with the kit described above. It pulled updates from Apple updates and I installed Compressor and iLife/iWork from the App store.

I cannot get over how easy you made this process. It was dead simple. Now that I have this proof of concept working, I'll be building out my Compressor render farm next week!

Thanks so much!

KMH
 
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