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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: 334 26.2%
  • Apple does not sell systems with the specs I want.

    Votes: 509 39.9%
  • I already owned a PC and wanted to try macOS.

    Votes: 107 8.4%
  • I've been burned by Apple hardware failures and have no faith in their reliability.

    Votes: 20 1.6%
  • I like to tinker and learn.

    Votes: 261 20.4%
  • Other.

    Votes: 46 3.6%

  • Total voters
    1,277
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I just wanted to try something different.

And play around in GarageBand and drive Siri crazy of course. ;)
 
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Gigabyte H370M D3H
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RX 570
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  1. iMac
  2. 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.
 
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Gigabyte Z97 Gaming 5
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i3 4170
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RX 480
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  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac Pro
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  1. iOS
Cause why not..if you don't like it format the drive and move on
 
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Gigabyte B360 Aorus
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UHD 630
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  1. iMac
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  1. 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.
 
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MSI
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Intel Core i7-9700K
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  1. 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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Gigabyte B365m-DS3H
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iGPU
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?

Time will tell!
 
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Asrock Z490m pro-4
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i9-10850K
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Vega 64 (flashed Vega 56)
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  1. MacBook Pro
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  1. iOS
I love building PCs but I hate Windows and it helps me keep up with what's going on in the PC building world.
 
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asus rog strix z390-E gaming
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RX580
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  2. MacBook Air
  3. MacBook Pro
  4. Mac Pro
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  1. iOS
I love Mac, but finding it harder and harder to swallow the costs of Apple systems.

I get the argument that the new Mac Pro is for the very top Pro 3D rendering / video editing market, but is it too much to ask for an upgradable Mac that is in the prosumer price bracket?
 

JD7

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ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I-2603 OpenCore UEFI
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i7-9700K
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RX 5700
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  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
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.
 
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