On my last entry, I mentioned that I was building a new super computer. Well, It’s DONE!!
Meet my new Hackintosh!!! What’s a Hackintosh you say? it’s basically a computer that runs on the Mac Operating System but with the guts and parts of a PC computer.
“Why not just go buy the real thing at an Apple store” you might say. Well for one thing, it’s much cheaper to build one than it is to buy a Mac Pro. I’m not talking about $100-$200. I’m talking about almost half the price!
let’s compare shall we?
Model Mac Prowith the specs of:
- One 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Nehalem” processor
- 3GB (three 1GB) memory
- 1TB hard drive
- 18x double-layer SuperDrive
- ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5
will run a price of $2,499.00
My Hackintosh was made with:
- Intel Quad-core i7 3.4GHz processor $319
- Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Motherboard $129
- 8GB (two 4GB) memory $42
- 120gb SSD hard drive $130
- cd/dvd/dl-dvd burner $20
- AMD Radeon HD 6870 $179
- computer case $100
- power supply $115
- 2tb hard drive $179
- wifi card $50
Total price= $1263
(please note, these prices vary depending at when was purchased)
Not only is it almost HALF the price of a Mac Pro but in almost every way, It’s an even more powerful computer than what Apple is offering. If you throw in a computer monitor which is about another $200 you STILL come out saving so much more than a Mac Pro.
To show you how well it performs, I linked a video comparing the loading time of photoshop on my hackintosh and my Macbook pro.
so there you have it! My Hackintosh. I couldn’t have done it without the help of Tonymacx86 and the Hackintosh community : )