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#1 Bynumite17

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Posted August 09, 2009 - 03:50 PM

Has anyone here built their own computer? If so, specs? :yes:


I want to build one but I won't if I can't install Mac OS X on it. Can I? Would it work?


Should I buy a kit or buy all the parts separately? Desktop or Laptop?

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Posted August 09, 2009 - 04:34 PM

Has anyone here built their own computer? If so, specs? :yes:


I want to build one but I won't if I can't install Mac OS X on it. Can I? Would it work?


Should I buy a kit or buy all the parts separately? Desktop or Laptop?



I havent build my own pc yet cause I dont have the time or the patience

but from what i've read its cheaper to buy the parts separately and you can really customize it to what you really want.. and get all the high end stuff

if I were you I would build a desktop.

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Posted August 09, 2009 - 05:49 PM

I've built desktop PCs, so all my experience is with that, nothing with macs. lately, over the last few years, i think the gap in price between building it yourself and buying a system already put together has narrowed considerably. if you're going to be building one yourself, you also better be patient, and understand troubleshooting. its awesome when everything just works when you put it together, but believe me, that's not always the case.

its not super complicated to build them if all goes well, but if you do one thing wrong, one piece of hardware is bad, you didn't use enough thermal paste, or whatever...the whole computer may not work, and then its up to you to figure out where the issue is. you also have to figure out all your own software, which can get expensive depending on what you wanna do with your computer, so its probably also not really worth it if terms like warez, cracks, and keygens doesn't mean anything to you.

i remember the last one i built, i spent hours trying to diagnose a problem...hit the power button, and nothing but a few beeps and the fans running. the beeps actually sometimes give clues as to what the issue is, but not this time. so after eliminating the obvious things like bad ram, or other hardware, and rebuilding the damn thing, etc...i went to bed defeated at like 4 in the morning with no computer. long story short, and after some research it turned out the version of the bios for my motherboard was its original version and did not have support for the processor that i had gotten. but i couldn't flash the bios without having a processor be recognized by my computer. so i had to have a friend come over with his comp, borrow his processor just to flash my bios, and update to the most current version, and then put my processor back in. good times =) most every other build or upgrade i've done has gone without too much of a hitch...sometimes the hardest part is just trying to get all the lights on the front of the case to function properly...haha

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Posted August 09, 2009 - 05:52 PM

I read that the problem most people have is with the BIOS... I really think I'll be prepared to do it. My cousin built a few and I can always ask him for help.


Well I'm still wondering if I can just build one and instead of installing Windows install Snow Leopard...

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Posted August 09, 2009 - 05:58 PM

you also have us on here for help...though that's another problem with building computers, if something doesn't work you can't go on the internet to help you figure out what it is until you can get to another computer...hehe, which i guess for some living at home might not be too hard...

most people don't realize it, but most computer issues can be solved with www.google.com

i self taught myself 80% of the stuff i know about computers just from the internet

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Posted August 09, 2009 - 06:10 PM

you also have us on here for help...though that's another problem with building computers, if something doesn't work you can't go on the internet to help you figure out what it is until you can get to another computer...hehe, which i guess for some living at home might not be too hard...

most people don't realize it, but most computer issues can be solved with www.google.com

i self taught myself 80% of the stuff i know about computers just from the internet


Yeah, for sure, I'll ask on here. I just talked to Marcum, if any of you know him... He told me it's best just to buy an Apple product.

While I read this: http://forums.anandt...p;enterthread=y


And it's illegal to install Mac OS X on a non-Apple labeled product. Couldn't I just put an Apple sticker on it? :lol:

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Posted August 09, 2009 - 06:12 PM

And it's illegal to install Mac OS X on a non-Apple labeled product. Couldn't I just put an Apple sticker on it? :lol:


I was going to tell you that.. but im pretty sure you were going to tell me "as long as you know what your doing" :lol:

apple has sued a lot of PC makers for this kind of thing.. but hopefully they wont care if you do it.. just as long as you dont try to sell it and stuff

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Posted August 09, 2009 - 06:14 PM

I was going to tell you that.. but im pretty sure you were going to tell me "as long as you know what your doing" :lol:

apple has sued a lot of PC makers for this kind of thing.. but hopefully they wont care if you do it.. just as long as you dont try to sell it and stuff




Yeha, like how Windows got sued for something of the same category. I think I'm going to do it! :dance1:

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Posted August 09, 2009 - 06:14 PM

Yeha, like how Windows got sued for something of the same category. I think I'm going to do it! :dance1:


goodluck! B)

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Posted August 10, 2009 - 07:07 PM

It's a bit outdated, but it's a start:

http://lifehacker.co...-800-321913.php




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