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.
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.
I am doing my first Hackintosh because I love Apple products but can't afford a real iMac so I thought I would try a basic Hackintosh. Love to learn new things and it would be interesting to see how long a Hackintosh lasts in comparison to a Mac product. Would it be just as reliable or is it going to be as reliable as a Windows rig?
When Apple moved to using Intel CPU’s way back, I found this forum and loved the mindset of folks working things out, also flipping the bird to the crazy prices they charged .
I didn’t have money to buy Mac products, didn’t have money for my own laptop. Money was tight.
I read and read, tried things out - swapping/adding hardware id’s for various kexts for example.
I built a Hackintosh laptop - a Dell E5430 (my works corporate laptop) using a spare hdd. My way of having a ‘free’ laptop of sorts, with some swapped out hardware. Then let it go for many years.
Back to today, well earlier this month I bought components from off the buyer’s guide (apart from the RX5700). I wanted to see how things have changed in the Hackintosh world and build a customac - partly for the buzz/challenge and partly just because Apple still charges crazy prices still to this day.