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Discussion in 'Wackbag Tech Support' started by stellarcomics, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Bobobie

    Bobobie Registered User

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    This is much better than a big clunky case. $50 per cable too.

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  2. stellarcomics

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    [answers a joke seriously] That's a funny picture but hardly a typical experience. And it's not as if ALL that shit would fit into a older Mac Pro tower anyway. [/answers a joke seriously]
     
  3. Bobobie

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    It does give you an idea what your expanded system is going to look like. Power bricks and nest of cables around a Trash Can. It doesn't take much to dwarf it.
     
  4. stellarcomics

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    Very likely, it'll look close to my current (home) system:
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    Macbook pro with 3 external USB drives.
     
  5. Bobobie

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    No Thunderbolt?
     
  6. stellarcomics

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    Nah; too rich for my blood! :)
     
  7. Bobobie

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    Figured this was worth of bumping, especially since I was right.
     
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    Yep. Beautiful design, HORRIBLE computer. Costs way to goddamn much (especially almost 4 years later with almost no upgrades available). In 2017 PCs that are twice better cost half as much (which is INSANE). Apple kinda' left pro users behind and don't really care much to get us back. I think the Surface Studio put a real scare into them, but we'll see how much they care to get Windows switchers to come back home to OSX. Personally I'll never switch, but I also have all the fire power I need. I have a 2011 macbook (I'm about to get a new one) and a 2012 iMac for my heavy duty design work. And I still use an old mac pro tower for my server. Apple is a different company from where they started and they don't see the corner of loyal design pros as a staple of the company anymore.
     
  9. stellarcomics

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    One more thing; if the Surface Studio would allow me to install Max OSX, I'd seriously consider buying one.
     
  10. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    http://www.hackintosh.com/
    Potentially something to consider.
     
  11. Bobobie

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    I mentioned this in another thread and people were convinced this would end in disaster. I've seen $75 Hackintosh builds that people have been using for their primary PC for over year. The trick is to get the same hardware that Apple uses to build their machines. Buy an old off-lease Ivybridge Dell or HP without an operating system and start from there.
     
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  12. stellarcomics

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    The new iMac pro has the exact same flaws as the Mac Pro but costs twice as much! Apple doesn't give a damn about us anymore.
     
  13. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    I'm gonna investigate making a crapintosh out of this ThinkCentre I have.
     
  15. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    I had an older OSX running on a plain vanilla PC a while back, worked pretty well. Kept changing my system time but that wasn't too bad. I think it was 10.4, maybe .5 . Any idea which specific Dell lappy's will install OSX without modification?
     
  16. Bobobie

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    You have to go to one of the Hackintosh sites and check the compatibility list. They are usually up to date. You have to be careful with Dell and HP laptops. They source chips in giant lots based on how cheap they can get them. You end up with laptops with the same model number using different chipsets for sound or different WIFI cards.

    https://www.tonymacx86.com/dsdt-database

    This is a short list for Laptops.

    http://blazinglist.com/top-10-best-laptops-hackintosh-2015/
     

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