- Sep 30, 2012
- ASRock Z370M Pro4
- RX 560
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
nobodynose's Non-Profit Build: Intel Core i5-4460 - GA-H81M-HD2 - Intel HD 4600 Graphics
Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD2 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-4460 Haswell Socket 1150 CPU w/Intel HD 4600 Graphics
Crucial Ballistix Sport Very Low Profile 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
Corsair CX430M 430 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply
Kingston Digital 240GB SSDNow V300 SATA3 SSD
TP-Link TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCIe WiFi Adapter
Acer G6 Series G206HQLbd 19.5" Widescreen 1600x900 LED Backlight LCD monitor
Mac OSX Mavericks 10.9.4 (downloaded from Mac App Store)
Mac OSX Mavericks 10.9.4
I built these three identical systems for a non-profit for which a very good friend of mine is executive director.
This non-profit has a very small paid staff (4 employees). The staff uses Mac OS X for all office administration, coordination of volunteers, grant application writing, etc. The machines that were replaced by these Hackintoshes were vintage iMac G5's, stuck on some version of OS X Leopard 10.5.
The main idea behind this build was to keep the machines as inexpensive and as reliable as possible - the non-profit's offices are in Taos, NM, an hour's drive from my home in Santa Fe, NM. I don't want to be making a lot of support trips up to Taos.
When shopping for components for these machines, I was able to get some good deals, which kept the cost down to $586.11 per machine (monitor included, keyboard and mouse not included, as they'll use existing ones).
The builds went very smoothly - I couldn't have asked for an easier build! The only problem I ran into was that the audio driver from MultiBeast 6.4.2 simply would not work. I had to use MultiBeast 6.2.2 (with only audio specified) to get the onboard ALC887 audio working (after using MultiBeast 6.4.2 for everything else).