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in that time hackintosh was not a thing yet? or it was not possible to do it in your conditions?

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn

Actually, this is essentially right now, so yes, Hackintosh is technically a thing.

I dismissed a Hackintosh as an option for two reasons:

  • I'd end up spending roughly the same price on the hardware anyway (baseline Mac mini right now is about 800 USD, I've actually looked and can't put together an equivalent system in terms of CPU/RAM/storage for less than about 750 USD, and saving 50 USD is not worth the next point).
  • Running on real apple hardware reduces the maintenance overhead.
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nske • Edited on

From a quick look on the US Amazon, here's what ~$800 can get you:

  • Deskmini 310W (mini-STX case + passive PSU + motherboard) (~$160)
  • 32GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (~$140)
  • Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB (~$90)
  • Core i7-9700 ($415.00)

Board *reportedly works fine with hackintosh.

More powerful and almost just as small form factor :)