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denisberea's Build: i5-2500K@4,3GHz - Gigabyte Z68X-UD3 - GTX460

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Case - CoolerMaster Elite 370
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-370-KKN1-Elite-micro-atx/dp/B003O8J11O/

Motherboard - Gigabyte Z68X-UD3-B3
http://www.pcgarage.ro/placi-de-baza/gigabyte/ga-z68x-ud3-b3/

GPU Gigabyte GTX460OC 1Gb DDR5 GV-N460OC-1G
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003UUEOPE/

CPU - Intel i5-2500K socket 1155 Sandy Bridge
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500K-Processor/dp/B004EBUXHQ/

RAM Memories - Kingston HyperX 4 GB Kit (2x2 GB Modules) 1333 MHz DDR3 Desktop Memory KHX1333C7D3K2/4GX
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Modules-Desktop-KHX1333C7D3K2-4GX/dp/B002MZZRQS/

Power supply - Recom 500W
http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/recom/power-engine-m500-modulara/

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/

Optical Drive - LG Electronics 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Internal Drive GH24NS50 (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-Internal-Drive-GH24NS50/dp/B002WZAC4K/

CPU Cooler - Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU Cooler NH-D14 - Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU Cooler NH-D14 - Retail
http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH-D14/dp/B002VKVZ1A/

Display - LG E2360V-PN Glossy Black 23" 1080p 5ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor
http://www.amazon.com/LG-E2360V-PN-Glossy-BackLight-Monitor/dp/B0045UEXCC/


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Until September last year I had a laptop and a not so powerful PC running Windows. I wanted to buy a iMac, but I could not afford one. So, I decided to built a Hackintosh :cool: ... So far, so good...I began to look for compatible parts; the thing was I had never built a PC :oops: and this was a challenge for me. Here, in Romania, we have a very small to non existent Hackintosh community :? so I began to search the Internet and came up with the components listed above.

OK, being my first computer build I was a little nervous. I managed to put it up in around 2 and a half hours :oops:
Now for the installation, I made the BIOS specific settings and used Tony's installation method: iBoot+Snow Leopard Retail DVD (Original DVD which I bought from eBay for 30 Pounds).
The installation was unbelievable simple and fun :lol:
I installed Lion after a week or so still using Tony's method: UniBeast and the Install Lion app, downloaded from Apple Store.

I have working audio, network, graphics and it boots without any problems Thanks to this site.
 

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This are my MultiBeast settings :) and some random build pictures
 

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How did you get resolution working in the gtx 460? I have only one res (1024 x 768).
 
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flickh said:
How did you get resolution working in the gtx 460? I have only one res (1024 x 768).
I've ran System Utilities in MultiBeast afetr installing the nVidia driver from the nVidia site and the Cuda driver. I now run Lion and it sees the graphics card without any driver. Upgrade to Lion. It is better and more reliable than SL. :thumbup:
 
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Sweet build denisberea!

A little sweat and blood to construct a pc is not too bad. :p

In the end is a hackintosh, pride and a sweet satisfaction of creating a machine you know inside out.
 
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jester969 said:
Sweet build denisberea!

A little sweat and blood to construct a pc is not too bad. :p

In the end is a hackintosh, pride and a sweet satisfaction of creating a machine you know inside out.
Thank you! It was worth the time and the pain and like you said: it is a Hackintosh and it does the same job or better than a real Mac :thumbup:
 
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Good build bro, but WHY THE HELL do you buy a NoName PSU?

The PSU is one of the most important parts of your computer and you go with a NoName and not like a Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax, be quiet! or something like that? And why do you have different RAMs?
 
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Coupz said:
Good build bro, but WHY THE HELL do you buy a NoName PSU?

The PSU is one of the most important parts of your computer and you go with a NoName and not like a Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax, be quiet! or something like that? And why do you have different RAMs?
Hi, the PSU is a modular 500W made in China (they are all made in China) by the Nrthrtlands. It is very quet and here, in my country, the branded ones, the ones that you described are really expensive. And the RAM's...low budget. PC parts are expensive here...I paid around 1800 $ for this build including LED 23'' monitor....In the US this would have cost me around 1000 $ :( And believe me...branded products, in general, are not always the way to go. I am very pleased with my Hackintosh and I am going to build one for my little sister (she's 10 yo) and teach her how to use it :D
Best of wishes, bro! ;)
 
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