How To Build A Mac For Under $800

Build your own Hackintosh running OSX Leopard – sweet!

clipped from lifehacker.com

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If the high price tag for Apple hardware has kept you from buying a Mac but you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and get adventurous, you can build your own “Hackintosh“—a PC that runs a patched version of OS X Leopard. What?!, you say. Apple’s move to Intel processors in 2006 meant that running OS X on non-Apple hardware is possible, and a community hacking project called OSx86 launched with that goal in mind. Since then, OSx86 has covered major ground, making it possible for civilians—like you and me!—to put together their own Hackintosh running Mac OS 10.5. Today, I’ll show you how to build your own high end computer running Leopard from start to finish for under $800.

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The only problem with the install at the moment is that it won’t boot without the Leopard DVD in the DVD drive at boot—meaning that every time you reboot you’ll need to make sure that the Leopard DVD is sitting in the DVD drive. It’s not a dealbreaker for me by any means, but it’s an annoyance.
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