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
Dec 4, 2011
Gigabyte Z390 Auros Pro
i7-9700K 3.6GHz
RX 580
  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
When I came across this community and discovered I could build a computer and have it run Mac OS, that was the inspiration. Many people I know have built their own machines, but they were always Windows based. I've NEVER been a fan of windows, I guess you could label me a "fan boy." (stupid term).. I've always used Mac products, always will.

So the prospect of building my own machine was exciting, and here I am. I've only built one so far and it is still going strong eight years later!! So I'm looking forward to building my next one here very soon. (Soon as my business gets back going after this ridiculous virus lockdown garbage is over)

The secondary reason being in design, music and multimedia, I could build a heavy hitter system for a fraction of the cost of a real Mac. So double win.
Jul 20, 2013
GA-Z77X-UP5 TH - Opencore
I7-3770K OC 4.5
R9 280
  1. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
Being in the music industry as my profession we has all had to deal with a Mac’s and the inherent expense. The moment Intel Macs appeared I knew given enough time that a “hack” would appear. Being someone very involved with computers since the C64 I was just waiting for it to occur. When it did and I had the funds to build a “hack” specific machine as did.

There‘s been times where I’ve wanted to tear my hair out with reboots and system rebuilds but every time I got a stable hack I was so happy with it. Eight Years on I still smile everytime “Silence is Golden” makes a new OSX upgrade milestone.

I’m going to miss the pleasure of these milestones as I know owning a OTB Apple isn’t going to bring the same joy.

Yet I’m sure that “Silence is Golden” will live on doing something in my tech laden household. I’ll note that I’ve also owned a Macmini which died years ago whilst it continues on day after day overclocked to its limits.