Building a Hackintosh: Part 2

“In this series of tutorials, I am showing how to build a Hackintosh — a non-Apple computer that runs OS X,” Harry Guinness writes for Tuts+. “In the previous tutorial I showed how to pick OS X compatible parts and highlighted the components I had chosen. ”

“In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to take the parts and assemble them into a functioning computer—albeit one without an operating system,” Guinness writes. “If you buy different parts, this tutorial will still be extremely useful to you. You will just have to consider how what I describe applies to your components, rather than just follow them word for word.”

Guinness writes, “When assembling a Hackintosh, it’s important to gather all your components together before you start assembling them.”

The components I have are:
• Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Motherboard.
• 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5–4670K Quad-Core CPU.
• 16GB of Corsair Vengance DDR3 RAM.
• 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD.
• 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD.
• 600 Watt Corsair CX Modular PSU.
• 1GB ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Video Card.
• Fractal Design mid-tower case.
• Extra case screws.

Read more in the full article here.

Related article:
Building a Hackintosh – July 7, 2014


  1. > When assembling a Hackintosh, it’s important to gather all your components together before you start assembling them.

    Yes, because gathering them AFTER assembly would be difficult. 🙂

    Step two… Remember to breathe normally during the assembly process, or you might pass out.

  2. Not interested in building a Hackintosh desktop at all. But if I could repurpose a larger-than-15in laptop into a Hackintosh, that might intrigue me. I am currently using a 17″ MacBook Pro and have little interest in going to anything smaller or without a hardwired Ethernet connection, so any of the Retina MBPs are unappealing for me.

  3. Samsung and Seagate disk drives? Noob!

    Go Intel for SSD. Or Kingston.
    For HDD, Western Digital is the obvious choice — they own Hitachi (ex-IBM division) and Maxtor (who bought Quantum some time ago), so pretty much all inovation in the HDD field is at WD now.

  4. “Permitted License Uses and Restrictions
    A. Single Use License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, unless you have purchased a Family Pack or Upgrade license for the Apple Software, you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-branded computer at a time. You agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-branded computer, or to enable others to do so. This License does not allow the Apple Software to exist on more than one computer at a time, and you may not make the Apple Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time. —Apple OSX Leopard Software License, an OSX one could buy complete on DVD that would install, but not legally, on a Frankentosh.

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