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How to Build Your Own Hackintosh Mac Pro

Build a Hackintosh! Discover how to get faster speeds for a lower price than Apple’s Mac Pro.

If you’re a Mac-minded creative video professional on a tight budget, you may not be in a position to spend the big bucks on Apple’s latest machine. Until the day arrives when money is no object, you might want to consider building a Mac Pro clone — or Hackintosh — for about half the cost of the real thing! Here are two ways to go about it.

1. The No Film School Hackintosh Build Method

Industry faves No Film School 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 the above video demo showing just how wicked fast their Hackintosh system is running.

1. The Lifehacker Hackintosh Build Method

Lifehacker addresses the situation with a post outlining the tech equipment you need to build your own Hackintosh Mac Pro. They offer up three build options: entry-level, mid-range, and a high-end version of the Mac Pro using standard PC hardware. These Hackintosh builds will cost you significantly less than their official Mac counterparts. Check out Lifehacker for everything you need to build your own Mac Pro Hackintosh.


With a little research, parts gathering, and patience you can build a Hackintosh — and it might be even better than the real thing!

Have you ever attempted to build your own Hackintosh? Let us know about your thoughts/experiences in the comments!