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Well you're not going to begin getting a Mac Pro "replacement" for under $1k...

Thanks for such a helpful reply and contributing to the thread. rolleyes.gif
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I might as well comment on this too...

If the computer is going to someone who isn't tech savvy, they're not going to have a good time if something goes wrong inside of OS X. Generally if you choose the right hardware you won't have any problems. However if something happens to the OS X install and it needs to be reinstalled, it's not always as easy as reinstalling Windows and they might give you a ring for some tech support.

OS X can take some time to get every piece of hardware working as it should, there's a lot of configurations in system files, setting some flags to true/false, etc. Just throwing it out there.

Understood, but I don't make it a habit of turning down customers. Even If my profit margin is only 100 bucks, thats money towards overhead, so ill take it. He is a bit tech savvy, and knows this is gonna be complicated, and understands if everything is not 100% spec on the Mac side.
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Yeah, it sucks when a update throws off your entire system stability in OSX

Also, from exp, its tons easier, to have each OS on its own seperate HD, my dual booting system had tons of OSX problems until i put it on its own SSD
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Yeah, it sucks when a update throws off your entire system stability in OSX

Also, from exp, its tons easier, to have each OS on its own seperate HD, my dual booting system had tons of OSX problems until i put it on its own SSD
Ya that was my plan, each on a separate HDD. Have 2 1tb drivers already. Just he wants a third. It would be a lot easier for me if he didn't want thunderbolt supported.
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Also, while you can install a fruit logo OS on the Asus mo-bo's, using a Gigabyte is much much much much easier.
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Well you're not going to begin getting a Mac Pro "replacement" for under $1k...

Thanks for such a helpful reply and contributing to the thread. rolleyes.gif

 

Just saying, can't really say Mac Pro replacement then say under 1k dollars and run a single processor.

Is he actually editing video? If he's just encoding ripped video an i5 or FX 8 core would be better than an i7 since he seems to be on a strict budget.

 
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Just saying, can't really say Mac Pro replacement then say under 1k dollars and run a single processor.
Is he actually editing video? If he's just encoding ripped video an i5 or FX 8 core would be better than an i7 since he seems to be on a strict budget.

How do you figure? There has been builds posted already using an i7 and coming in under 1k. So your incorrect. The mac pros that sell in apples websites have around the same power. Unless you buy the ones in the higher price range.

Back OT I talked with the buyer some more and the only thing he will be doing on dual screens is working his real estate business and watching movies on the other some times.

Am I right that the igpu of ivy can handle that? Or should I spring for a lower end discrete?
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PR-Imagery, Lol.

Anyways, I am also very interested in this Subject. Free Bump.
Anyone know why we can't talk about Hackintosh here?
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PR-Imagery, Lol.

Anyways, I am also very interested in this Subject. Free Bump.
Anyone know why we can't talk about Hackintosh here?

Because it's against Apple's EULA to install OS X on non Apple hardware and OCN doesn't want to hurt its image if it were to allow hackintosh discussions.
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Ultimately, if he wants a replacement for his mac pro, he could have the same hardware as a macpro... apple itself couldnt tell the difference. use the i7 and get a discreet gpu, while integrated would work. it should be well within his budget to get something better. Hackintosh.png 83k .png file total cost $974.94 all the performance of a mac pro. under a grand. as far as i can tell fully compatible down to the audio. you can run osx, windows,linux all you need... is a harddrive *facepalm* noticed that about half way through typing this slap an apple sticker on it and you have yourself the perfect hackpro :-)
Edited by Baku - 5/17/13 at 10:39pm
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Because it's against Apple's EULA to install OS X on non Apple hardware and OCN doesn't want to hurt its image if it were to allow hackintosh discussions.

I see what you did there rolleyes.gif

(Found out my board can support OSX Yay!)
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