01-29-2006, 01:28 PM #1Question - Custom Mac OS X Machine
I'm not really sure what forum this belongs in, but here goes...
This question may be obvious to some people, but not to me. Is it possible to custom build a Mac OS X machine? I mean, can you buy a case, HD, memory, CPU, etc, and install OS X? I've never heard of such a thing done.
Sorry if this a dumb question, but I thought about it, and really couldn't think of an answer.
01-29-2006, 01:36 PM #2
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With PowerPC based macs, this wasn't really practical or economical as PowerPC chips are hard to come by, and Apple has always used custom motherboards that they've designed themselves.
Since the new intel macs are based on standardized hardware this should feasibly be possible, however Apple has built in software protection to prevent OS X being installed on non-Apple hardware..
01-29-2006, 01:37 PM #3Originally Posted by djlee12
Not a dumb question if you dont know.Mac Pro (Early 2009) 8 Core 2.26 GHz, 6 GB Ram, 640 GB Drive. Dell 2408WFP.
01-29-2006, 01:41 PM #4
You can't build a custom Mac with 3rd party parts (ie logic board, processor) but you can do a built to order mac with custom parts (Video card, hard drive, PCI cards ect)
01-29-2006, 08:59 PM #5
Thanks for the tips!
01-30-2006, 01:23 AM #6
Originally Posted by djlee12
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- Powerbook G4/ 15.2"/ 1.67 ghz/ 2 gb RAM/ ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (128 mb RAM)/ 100 gb hdd@ 5400 RPM
EDIT: You may want to view it at 800x600, as the video is a bit grainy, and since it's at standard TV size it's smaller on the average PC screen.I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
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