News: Hackintosh = Ghetto Mac-in-a-Box

Hackintosh = Ghetto Mac-in-a-Box

Sometimes going ghetto is the best route, especially when you can save about $1200 big ones. Just ask the guys over at 1 Block Off the Grid. When they needed a fancy Mac to run Adobe After Effects, they decided to Hackintosh it. Meaning they built a Mac in a box -literally (a cardboard Amazon box acts as the "case").

Their Hackintosh creation runs Snow Leopard, has a Gigabyte motherboard, an XFX Radeon HD 5770 graphics card, a 2.66 Ghz Intel Core i5 processor, 1 TB Western Digital Hard Drive, 4GB (2x 2GB) Corsair RAM, 500-watt OCZ power supply, and a DVD burner.

The coolest part? The power switch is a "jumper on a twist tie that you use to short out two of the pins in order to turn it on and restart it".

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You know, they could have avoided ghetto-ness by just spending $50 on a case.

$50 is allot! Also, there's something awesome about a computer in a box though. When I was in college, I setup my media center system by putting all the exposed PC hardware (mother board, tv tuner, graphics card, hard drives, etc) on a shelf under my TV. Threw on a Debian distro & MythTV and I had everything a Tivo could've gotten me for a much lower price.

Yep...$50 for a case would have been far less ghetto AND would have greatly reduced the risk of BURNING YOUR HOUSE AND YOUR NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE DOWN!

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