My $1000 Mac Snow Leopard Hackintosh Recipe – “Hack Pro”

Well I finally made the purchase! My old piece of crap hp pavilion from 2004 has finally been replaced by a new “hackintosh” system!

My goal was to build a Mac desktop with equal or greater power than my 2008 Mac Pro I use at work. I knew there were recipes online and figured that was a good place to start. After massive amounts of googling with no results, I decided to go straight to the source. I contacted the author of old recipes to find out he was actually a very helpful and nice guy. I told him what my needs were (running web production apps) and budget ($1000) and we built the following system:

Part Name Price
Case COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $79.99 Newegg Link My Thoughts
CPU Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 $279.99 Newegg Link My Thoughts
Motherboard MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard $189.99 Newegg Link My Thoughts
Power Supply Rosewill BRONZE series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,Active
PFC”Compatible with Core i7, i5″ Power Supply
$139.99 Newegg Link My Thoughts
RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBR $159.99 Newegg Link My Thoughts
Video Card PNY VCGGTS2501XPB GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $139.99 Newegg Link My Thoughts
Card Reader SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA $12.99 Newegg Link My Thoughts
Wireless DELL 1505 802.11N Wireless PCIe desktop card antenna $49.99 (EBAY) Ebay Link My Thoughts

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