Teslamax’s Hackintosh Build

After consulting the TonyMacx86.com web site, a great source of information for building a Hackintosh, I chose the components I would use.


Case NZXT Crafted Series Phantom 410 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case – Black

I moved my computers to a rack chassis to up my geek-cred.


PSU Corsair CS650M
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H (rev 1.x)
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K (Socket 1150)
RAM 2x 8GB DDR3 (Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800))
GPU ASUS nVidia GeForce GTX 760 (GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5)
SSD Samsung EVO 840 250GB

Samsung EVO 850 500GB (ran out of space; not installed yet)

HD Western Digital Black 1TB (WD1003FZEX)

The bulk of the hardware was purchased from the fine folks at the local MicroCenter store.

Assembling the hardware was one thing, getting the software installed the way I like it is another. Configuring and optimizing the operating systems, boot menus, etc. is an unending process. Currently I have three operating systems installed which, more or less, are finally co-operating. (It only took me a year to do so.)

OS Function
Mac OS X (10.11) primary operating system
Ubuntu (15.04) Kerbal Space Program 64-bit
Windows 7 Pro 10 what isn’t available/can’t run on the other two (mostly games)

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