123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

OSX86 Hackintosh vs Mac Pro

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> Member Polls
View previous topic :: View next topic  

OSX86 Hackintosh vs Mac Pro
OSX86 Hackintosh
45%
 45%  [ 5 ]
Mac Pro
54%
 54%  [ 6 ]
Total Votes : 11

Author Message
aprilfools1993
Member
Member


Joined: 30 Dec 2005
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: OSX86 Hackintosh vs Mac Pro Reply with quote

OSX86 Hackintosh vs Mac Pro

What do you all think of this video (not my video btw LoL)? Keep in mind before voting, that you can do this on many different hardware setups besides the one shown in the video, even AMD (altho with lots of editing and hacking).

My experience (post 251) is that AMD works, but the hardware requires quite a bit of patching (terminal) and having all Intel parts works near perfect (even with the cheap setup I had. I don't have these setups anymore, after replacing my G4 1.25 mini with an upgraded Core 2 Duo 2.0 mini, and the fact that it isn't technically legal...)

What would you do? Build your own system and put OSX86 on it? Or go for the Mac Pro?

(Don't say Mac mini, cuz, duh, thats a given... and also not one of the choices for voting)


Last edited by aprilfools1993 on Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:07 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
heavy_nutz
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 19 Jan 2007
Posts: 790
Location: Emeryville, CA

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really want a mac pro but I have also done the osx86. I dont know its a personal preference so its really only up to you
_________________
I am a freelance dvd author, and graphic designer. contact me if you need work done.
Temporary Portfolio:
www.myspace.com/dtsdesigns
Top 25 Poster
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Ben Tex
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 01 Feb 2007
Posts: 1460
Location: Texas

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: OSX86 Hackintosh vs Mac Pro Reply with quote

aprilfools1993 wrote:
OSX86 Hackintosh vs Mac Pro

What do you all think of this video?


Could you please fix the link?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
aprilfools1993
Member
Member


Joined: 30 Dec 2005
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whoops, my bad, fixed now...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dungeon92
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 01 Mar 2006
Posts: 2403
Location: St. Louis/Rolla, MO

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: RAM Reply with quote

I wonder what's the best RAM that is supported by the Mac Pro? I would love to see what putting some 1333MHz DDR3 into one of those could get for performance if it's supported.
_________________
"You must control your future by taking command of your present, and fixing and learning from your past."

"When history is forgotten people don't realize when it repeats."

Going to Missouri S&T!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
robinscruffy
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2006
Posts: 324
Location: London, Croydon, Surrey, UK

PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As much as i love the Mac Pro, i'll have to go for the OSX86 Hackintosh. Because lets face it we're not made of money, so the OSX86 Hackintosh seems like a nice alternative that's cheap and you can customize or mod it.

Though if i was going to do anything like this i have no idea if i could program it to work with OS X. And is it upgradable to Leopard?

But so tempting to do, because i think my Dad needs a new Mac to replace the iMac G4 and this OSX86 Hackintosh sounds like a go idea.
_________________
- MacBook Pro, 15inch, 2.4GHz, 2GB, 160GB HDD, SuperDrive. I Love this Mac!!!!
- iMac G4, 17inch, 800MHz, 1GB, 80GB HDD, SuperDrive. And Going Strong!
- AppleTV 160GB
- iPod Touch 8GB

Visit www.thebigapples.net Very Happy Podcasts, Videos & more Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
aprilfools1993
Member
Member


Joined: 30 Dec 2005
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is what were my two setups.



One was an AMD 3800 X2 2.0 (showed as 3.7 GHz, something to do with only one core being able to work.)

And the other one was the original "Pinkintosh." I used a 478 chip on a 423 board with this. Was trying to find the cheapest parts I could, just to test the system
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
D444niel
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 13 Mar 2007
Posts: 275
Location: Essex, UK

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very tempting and you can get the components even cheaper now. In fact for the same sort of money, you could go for the 3.4ghz D chip.
_________________

Too much spec to add here ....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> Member Polls All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



      

Shop:  Apple Store  |  Refurbished Macs  |  Refurbished iPads  |  MacConnection  |  Mac Mini Vault  |  Other World Computing

MK 1 Studio Mac mini Racks  |  Crucial Mac Memory  |  Top Free Mac Apps  |  Top Paid Mac Apps



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2011 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.