66 months ago
Is it possible to do this? How about two HDDs?
As a person that has an iMac but hasn't built a hackintosh, an SSD is very important. I hate not being able to upgrade my iMac...
I would highly recommend (as with any computer) a small SSD and a 1+tb HDD.
Yes you can use a hackintosh with one HDD. If you were to use two HDD's you would just need to install windows 8.1 first (first is the key) and then mavericks. After that, just install the bootloader and multibeast your drivers in. Always install mavericks after you install windows because windows overwrites the bootloader.
edit: my build is a prime example of a one HDD hackintosh.
Will 1tb Be alright? Or would you recommend more?
I would recommend the one i have in my build, you can use any but i prefer western digital.
The build I'll be making; with hackintosh: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Tahab_1/saved/kMCD4D
We have the same HDD
Swap the MSI motherboard out for something by gigabyte. Gigabyte motherboards are pretty much a standard in hackintosh's because they are supported so well with mac osx.
Use an nvidia card instead of the 290, amd cards are not natively supported in mavericks or even the new yosemite beta (extremely buggy).
edit edit: Use a haswell processor instead of haswell refresh, third parties (tonymacx86 forums) are still working on patches for the haswell refresh processors.
If you had the cash; £1100 to make a hackintosh build how would it be?
If you wanted to build one similar to mine, i still have the driver list i used in multibeast that makes sure sleep and other functions work perfectly. The graphics card doesnt matter, just use nvidia and do not go past a 770 (you lose cuda functionality past the 770).
edit: you do not even need a graphics card in mavericks if you are using a haswell cpu with integrated graphics, just make sure you use one of the recommended i3's on tonymacx86's website
Woah Woah wait, Is my build too overkill for an effective hackintosh? Also will the r9 290 work with the hackintosh?
read my previous comment
I need a good GPU for gaming, the windows side of my build...
Actually, what is your main goal for this PC? You can build something really cheap to boot into mac OSX, but i never had the need for an expensive graphics card on my build. I only purchased the 4770k because i got lucky when staples was price matching microcenters prices.
editing with AE, Sony Vegas, 3d Editing and LOADS OF GAMING!
no you can have 2 hdd's and no windows.
Dual booting a Hackintosh is annoying.
Hold up. I run a Hackintosh full time, and I would not recommend running just an HDD. Put OSX on your SSD if you're using this build (http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Tahab_1/saved/kMCD4D) It takes up around 9 GB and you can spare that (depending if you're running Windows primarily.) Just make a partition in Disk Utility for it. Also make sure to install OS X first if you are using it primarily so you can make the two partitions.
Also I would reconsider that motherboard...MSI's are not notorious for being compatible with OS X and I don't want you having problems out the ***. Check out this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JKCHEQ2/ . It is around the same price and much more compatible because of its pre patched DSDT's, and native drives and such.
Will change my Mobo and also added an ssd to my build! Cheers!
Good. Hackintosh's are really hard to deal with, but the rewards are great! Glad I could help.