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What was your primary reason for building a hackintosh?

What was your primary reason for building a hackintosh?

  • Cost. Apple hardware is just too unaffordable.

    Votes: 335 25.9%
  • Apple does not sell systems with the specs I want.

    Votes: 521 40.3%
  • I already owned a PC and wanted to try macOS.

    Votes: 109 8.4%
  • I've been burned by Apple hardware failures and have no faith in their reliability.

    Votes: 22 1.7%
  • I like to tinker and learn.

    Votes: 260 20.1%
  • Other.

    Votes: 46 3.6%

  • Total voters
    1,293
Joined
May 21, 2018
Messages
35
Motherboard
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro
CPU
i7-8550U
Graphics
MX150
Some people might think this is stupid reason, feel free to criticize me civilly, no insults.
 
Joined
Jul 5, 2019
Messages
5
Mobile Phone
Android
I just wanted to try something different.

And play around in GarageBand and drive Siri crazy of course. ;)
 
Joined
Apr 11, 2018
Messages
49
Motherboard
Gigabyte H370M D3H
CPU
i5-8500
Graphics
RX 570
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro
I had (and still have) an aging but still fully functioning Mid 2011 21.5in iMac for daily use. It has become more problematic in recent times so I wanted to be prepared with a new Mac. This decision was before the new iMac and Mac Mini release (either one I would be happy enough with). So, I started connecting the dots. I could build a computer, noob, huge learning curve. I love to tinker and this is right up my alley. Cheaper and better performance with future upgrades. It all made sense, so I went with the build. End result is awesome. I learned a lot and had a so much fun (and frustration) along the way.
 
Joined
Mar 20, 2012
Messages
13
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z97 Gaming 5
CPU
i3 4170
Graphics
RX 480
Mac
MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Cause why not..if you don't like it format the drive and move on
 
Joined
Aug 18, 2019
Messages
2
Motherboard
Gigabyte B360 Aorus
CPU
i5-8600
Graphics
UHD 630
Mac
iMac
Mobile Phone
iOS
I was looking into the new Bacbook Pro lineup and specs and was appalled that they don't have USB 2.0 ports anymore and at the price. Then a coworker referred me to Hackintosh so took my backup PC and gave it a shot. Worked out great.

I am desperately hoping Apple come up with a newer lineup with the Butterfly switches reverted along with a USB 2.0.
 
Joined
Sep 19, 2019
Messages
5
Motherboard
MSI
CPU
Intel Core i7-9700K
Mac
Mac Pro
Couldn't afford the G5 when I was a kid. I guess I loved the design and have always loved mac computers
 
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