Building a Hackintosh (PC-based Macintosh) in May 2011


After being a PC owner and user for most of my life, I recently purchased a Mac laptop which I love. Mac makes some amazing software for picture/video editing and management. So due to the fact that I don’t store all my media on my laptop, I have decided to build a Hackintosh – CustoMac Pro. I’ve started doing some research and have found some great resources which I will list in a future post. For the time being, here is a brief overview of the hardware that I am looking to puchase for my new Hackintosh CustoMac Pro buildout.

  • Intel i7 Quad-Core 3.2Ghz
  • 6-12GB of DDR3 RAM (haven’t decided the amount yet)
  • 120GB OCZ SSD – would do 60GB, but decided I want 60GB for each OS, will dual boot OSX and Windows 7
  • Gigabyte Motherboard – these seem to be the most compatible

For those that have already build a Hackintosh, I’d love to hear your experiences below in the comments. Let me know how it went & what you might do differently if you were to re-build one now.

6 thoughts on “Building a Hackintosh (PC-based Macintosh) in May 2011”

  1. Hahah… Oh yeah… that new guy… Hoping that he starts writing soon… this blog is falling by the wayside. Adsense earnings down 50% since google did their “Panda” update a couple months ago.

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