DIY: Build a Hackintosh Mini

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
($129.99+$5.99 Shipping)

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)

WiFi: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 ($45.99)

Total Cost: $641.91


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  1. No dedicated graphics card…? Not even a cheap-o $100 one? Those are very useful actually. Something like a 6870 for a very cheap but effective card.

    • Not needed if you were to be building this, Hd 4000 is more than enough. You can even do some causal gaming and even video edit without any problems.

      • Nope, I don’t pay the Apple tax. I like my good ol’ cheep computer. All I have is an ipt4 and once that dies, I will be an android/PC person. Anyhow, I came here hoping for some JBing news… it is a shame that there is none… I guess the jailbreakers have meet android lol.

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