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Any tips for building a hackintosh? I plan to work this summer and build one myself... Any advice?

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    It's not worth it.. you can get a used mac on eBay..
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    Same advice as @koukou's.. def not worth the hassle
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    What if i plan to dualboot?
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    @DeveloperACE Bootcamp or rEFInd.
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    @ridecar2 wb beefy hardware? I wanna add better RAM and some SSDs to beef it up
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    @coleever I'm assuming you have your benchmarks handy to back your theory? A $1000 hackintosh isn't going to be better than a $1000 mac! And certainly isn't gonna be easier to maintain.. op my advice, buy a MacBook circa 2011 model, replace hdd with a small ssd, then replace optical drive with a a hdd bay and put there the original hard drive, upgrade ram and you will have a good enough machine..
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    @koukou what would that cost? And why a HDD bay?
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    Sry, im really new to all this
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    @coleever im just looking for something cheap and powerful that i can possibly dualboot if needed, with a decent amount of RAM (~12-16gb) and a decent processor for coding and general day to day school work (preferably desktop)
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    @DeveloperACE you should be able to do it with around $500.. you have to look for a deal on eBay, perhaps if someone local to you you could pay them cash of a discount..But you will not be able to go over 8gb ram with older models.. If you remove the optical drive( who uses dvds anymore) you can put a bay that is the same size as the optical drive but can accept a hard drive. In that way you have two hard drives- the sad for your programs and the second hard drive for music movies etc. I have done that mod many times and the difference is great! Look it ain't top of the line but if I was on a low budget that's the option I would go with!
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    @coleever a 2011 mb is nowhere near $1000. With $1000 I can get a MacBook retina, spend a 1000 on a hackintosh and tell me if it's smoother than the rMBP. Anyway I am not debating this any further as it's pointless..
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