How to Build a Hackintosh Editing System on the CHEAP!
You want to build a Hackintosh to edit your film or video projects? First of all, what is a “Hackintosh?”
A hackintosh is simply any non-Apple hardware that has been made—or “hacked”—to run Mac OS X. This could apply to any hardware, whether it’s a manufacturer-made or personally-built computer.
I owned a Hackintosh a few years back and I loved it. It was a laptop and I took it everywhere. Today’s tech makes it super easy to build out a custom editing and visual effects system on the cheap while still using the gorgeous MacOSX.
It will take a bit of time and there are some pros and cons but if you want a powerful editing system for your own projects then a Hackintosh might be for you.
Check out the video tutorials below and see what flavor of Hackintosh works for you.
Hackintosh Sub-$1000 build featuring Oculus Rift – Hardware Specs
This is my first Hacki tosh build. My goal was to create a computer running OS X that was capable of supporting the Oculus Rift from a pure hardware perspective for under 1K. Read more on 9to5Mac:
- EVGA GeForce GTX 970
- Intel Core i5-4590 BX80646I54590 Processor (6M Cache, 3.3 GHz)
- Gigabyte H97 Extreme Multi Graphics Support UEFI DualBIOS Micro ATX DDR3 1600 LGA 1150 Motherboard
- Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800)
- Samsung 850 PRO – 256GB – 2.5-Inch SATA
- TP-Link TL-WDN4800 Wireless-N900 Dual Band PCI-Express Adapter
- IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter
- Sentey Xplus Power Supply 725 Watt
- Thermaltake CORE V21 Black Extreme Micro ATX Cube Chassis
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO – CPU Cooler with 120mm
- PNY Turbo 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
- Case Speaker for POST
- AmazonBasics Wired Keyboard
How-To: build a Hackintosh: Software Installation
In part 2 of our Hackin tosh series, I show you the step-by-step software installation process for our Oculus Hackin tosh build from beginning to end. If you’ve always wanted to know how easy of difficult a Hackin tosh install can be, watch this video. You might be surprised by how simple it is. Here is a link to the parts we used.
$682 Hackintosh Mac Mini vs. $1,300 Apple Mac Mini
After spending a few weeks with my small, quiet, pretty aluminum Hackintosh Mac Mini build, I’m more confident than ever that it’s a perfect lower-cost, higher-performance alternative to the Mac Mini. iMessage, Find My Mac, and other Apple serves work flawlessly. It’s a fantastic build!
Ultimate Portable 4K Video Editing PC – $1200 Hackintosh
$988 Hackintosh vs Mac Pro – 5K iMac & 2016 MacBook Pro
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