Guide To Building A Hackintosh Mini

Lifehacker shared a nifty online guide to build a Hackintosh, Mini style, with enough power to rival a Mac Pro, but for those of you who want a still powerful Mac on a budget you can build a Hack Mini.This Hackintosh is very similar to Apple's Mac Mini in price but more burly in specs. […]

Lifehacker shared a nifty online guide to build a Hackintosh, Mini style, with enough power to rival a Mac Pro, but for those of you who want a still powerful Mac on a budget you can build a Hack Mini.

This Hackintosh is very similar to Apple's Mac Mini in price but more burly in specs. Hackintoshes offer a great way to learn about the innards of computers and how they work.

The end product ran up a price tag of $599.65, which is a very fare price for what you're getting.

Here's what you'll need:

Here's what you're going to need for a successful installation:

To get the DSDT file you need, go here and choose the following from the "Choose your Motherboard" drop-down menu:

  • Gigabyte
  • Socket 1156
  • H55
  • GA-H55N-USB3

If a Hackintosh Mini isn't for you, check out tonymacx86's guide to making a Sandy Bridge Hackintosh.

For a $533 machine bare bones machine:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 - Amazon
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H67M-D2 - Amazon
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6670 - Amazon
  • RAM: Corsair Vengence Blu 1600Mhz DDR3 (4GB) - Amazon
  • Case: Cooler Master Elite 341 - Amazon
  • Power Supply: Corsair CX430 - Amazon
  • Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc - Amazon
  • Hard Drive: Seagate 1 TB 7200RPM - Amazon
  • Installation DVD:Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Check the Lifehacker's video embedded below on how to set this up:

[Source:Lifehacker]