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Old 05-24-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Can you custom build your own "Apple Computer" from PC Components and just use the latest Apple OS on it?

The latest Apple computers at the Apple store are so lame and weak to me compared to what you can get from a custom PC Build!

Or can you just install an Apple OS on any PC and it'll work? May run into driver problems? Anyone try this?
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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no.


But I think you can custom spec any mac computer. Did you ask them at the apple store?
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Just a quick look at the Mac mini with a lame 9400 card at $999 sound so lame already!
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Just a quick look at the Mac mini with a lame 9400 card at $999 sound so lame already!
It's not a bad deal. You can buy a Mac Mini, and then add any PC component you want, from external hard drives to screens. The Mac uses the same memory and components as the PC.

Now, you can illegally built a PC that runs like a Mac, if you want. How about getting your hands on a Mac motherboard configured with Intel Quad processors? Then you can stuff the motherboard a PC box that is set with the correct power supply, cooling fans, etc., and install Mac OS X on it ? If fact, with the right knowledge you can even run Mac OS in a PC. It's not legal, however.

The easiest way, although expensive, is to buy a Mac configured to what you want. For example, you can buy a Mac (minus the screen) at B&H for photo and movie work, but it will set you back around $6K
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:33 PM
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Location: Ohio
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with the right knowledge you can even run Mac OS in a PC. It's not legal, however.
RayinAK is correct about this being a violation of the legal agreement you make with Apple when you buy Mac OS X.

If you're an adventurous PC builder who's willing to assume the risk that a future update to the Mac OS will stop your machine from working, the term to plug into an Internet search engine to find detailed methods of doing this is "hackintosh." Just keep in mind that you're on your own to fix this machine if it breaks.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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no.


But I think you can custom spec any mac computer. Did you ask them at the apple store?
Actually the answer is yes you can. Theres a whole community dedicated to the project, it's called OSx86. It is a violation of Apple's EULA though
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