Updating hackintosh to 10 5 5

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To get my machine running Mac OS X, I primarily followed this Tony Macx86 step-by-step guide which walks you through the entire process.

The 9to5Mac article and video linked above also has an excellent guide.

Nowadays, the incredibly helpful tinkerers at Tony Macx86have basically put together all you need to know to 1) buy the parts, 2) put them together and 3) make it all work.

Every few months they put out a hardware build guide that lists the components that are the most compatible and friendly to create a Hackintosh with, and my build follows this guide pretty closely.

I’ve been using a 15" retina Mac Book Pro (Early 2013) slid into a Book Arc for a few years, for a combination of design and development work.

It has an old processor (2.4Ghz Intel Core i7) not much memory (8GB DDR3) and most days I really wish it was flying around Photoshop, Keynote, Sublime Text and Xcode the way I know the new 5K Retina i Mac does for friends of mine.

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Now though, since the Mac Pro hasn’t been updated in 3 years (and the components on the board were already about a year old) people are building Hackintoshes because you can build a Mac that is faster than the fastest computer Apple can sell you and, oh yeah, it costs

Now though, since the Mac Pro hasn’t been updated in 3 years (and the components on the board were already about a year old) people are building Hackintoshes because you can build a Mac that is faster than the fastest computer Apple can sell you and, oh yeah, it costs $1,000 less than even the base Mac Pro model.

I did make a hardware upgrade recently though, from a Thunderbolt Display (which Apple recently discontinued) to an Dell 3415W which is a 34" slightly curved ultramegafuckingwidescreen monitor.

No, it’s not retina sharp, but it is wide enough to have 3 large application windows open side-by-side-by-side, and I prefer the wideness of it to the sharpness of the 5K Retina i Mac’s display as it makes me feel much more productive. A few weeks back, I was at a baseball game with a bunch of my wife’s coworkers when I started talking to a developer named Ian who said he just got done building a Hackintosh and it was amazing.

Here’s a comparison of my Hackintosh’s Geekbench runs compared to all other Macs.

The multi-core score isn’t surprising considering my CPU only has 4 cores in it, but it does almost beat a 6-core Mac Pro.

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Now though, since the Mac Pro hasn’t been updated in 3 years (and the components on the board were already about a year old) people are building Hackintoshes because you can build a Mac that is faster than the fastest computer Apple can sell you and, oh yeah, it costs $1,000 less than even the base Mac Pro model.I did make a hardware upgrade recently though, from a Thunderbolt Display (which Apple recently discontinued) to an Dell 3415W which is a 34" slightly curved ultramegafuckingwidescreen monitor.No, it’s not retina sharp, but it is wide enough to have 3 large application windows open side-by-side-by-side, and I prefer the wideness of it to the sharpness of the 5K Retina i Mac’s display as it makes me feel much more productive. A few weeks back, I was at a baseball game with a bunch of my wife’s coworkers when I started talking to a developer named Ian who said he just got done building a Hackintosh and it was amazing.Here’s a comparison of my Hackintosh’s Geekbench runs compared to all other Macs.The multi-core score isn’t surprising considering my CPU only has 4 cores in it, but it does almost beat a 6-core Mac Pro.

,000 less than even the base Mac Pro model.

I did make a hardware upgrade recently though, from a Thunderbolt Display (which Apple recently discontinued) to an Dell 3415W which is a 34" slightly curved ultramegafuckingwidescreen monitor.

No, it’s not retina sharp, but it is wide enough to have 3 large application windows open side-by-side-by-side, and I prefer the wideness of it to the sharpness of the 5K Retina i Mac’s display as it makes me feel much more productive. A few weeks back, I was at a baseball game with a bunch of my wife’s coworkers when I started talking to a developer named Ian who said he just got done building a Hackintosh and it was amazing.

Here’s a comparison of my Hackintosh’s Geekbench runs compared to all other Macs.

The multi-core score isn’t surprising considering my CPU only has 4 cores in it, but it does almost beat a 6-core Mac Pro.

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