While installing Windows on a Mac is fairly simple thanks to tools like Boot Camp or Parallels, installing OS X on a PC is a little more inconveniencing. The process involves installing OS X on a PC with x86 architecture, otherwise known as building a Hackintosh. Please do keep in mind that creating a Hackintosh violates Apple’s OS X licensing agreement, while we cannot be held responsible for the third-party installation steps. That said, iFans forum member 42395_skyline has put together an informative list of components you could use for quite a nice Hackintosh setup.
This Hackintosh build is fairly supportive with native Mac OS X Mountain Lion. WiFi, bluetooth, onboard audio, and Intel HD 4000 all work in this build with little or no effort. Throw an Apple sticker over the BitFenix logo and it looks like a mini Mac Pro.
Read on for everything you’ll need.
Processor: Intel i3-3225 ($129.99)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600 ($24.99)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast TX650M ($109.99)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB 6Gb/s ($89.99)
Case: Black BitFenix Prodigy ($89.99 + $14.99 Shipping) / White BitFenix Prodigy ($89.99 + $14.99 Shipping)