Build a Hackintosh! Discover how to get faster speeds for a lower price than Apple’s Mac Pro.
Many professional Apple users were anticipating a significant update to their beloved Mac Pro tower at this year’s WWDC. After all, it had been over 2 years since Apple had issued an update to their high-end Mac Pro line. What they ended up getting was a VERY minor update to the Mac Pro…leaving many pro users to wonder if it was the end of the line for this production workhorse. The ensuing backlash by Mac users resulted in Apple issuing a statement that they were in fact working on a major update to the Mac Pro tower, but that it would likely be 2013 before it was released.
So creative professional, do you want to wait…or do you want to build an updated Mac Pro clone (or Hackintosh) for about half the cost? It might be time to take matters into your own hands.
Build a Hackintosh – Lifehacker
Lifehacker has addressed this need with a post outlining the tech equipment you need to build your own Hackintosh Mac Pro. They offer up three options for creating either an entry-level, mid-range or high-end version of the Mac Pro using standard PC hardware Even the most basic Hackintosh on this list is faster than Apple’s current Mac Pro.
These Hackintosh builds will cost you SIGNFICANTLY less than their official Mac counterparts. In the case of the highest end model, you can build a Hackintosh for around $2,000 compared to the $7,700 cost of the Apple model.
Check out Lifehacker for instructions on how to build a Mac Pro Hackintosh.
Build a Hackintosh – No Film School
Industry favorites NoFilmSchool.com also have a very in-depth Hackintosh build guide that’s worth checking out. This step-by-step guide gives you detailed instructions on how to assemble the hardware, install OSX and test performance. They even put together a quick video demo showing just how wicked fast their Hackintosh system is running.
The NoFilmSchool guide covers every detail on how how to build a Hackintosh Mac Pro. Get all the info to build your own.
So, it looks like you’re going to have to wait for a new Apple Mac Pro. But, with a little research, parts gathering and patience you can build a Hackintosh…and it might be even better.
Have you attempted to build your own Hackintosh?
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