Saturday, 23 January 2010

Sub-£200 Hackintosh

Here are the specs of my soon-to-be-built hackintosh...
Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L iG31 Socket 775 mATX Motherboard
Manuf Code: GA-G31M-ES2L
£ 32.35

Intel Celeron Dual Core CPU - E1500 2.2 GHz (800 MHz) Socket 775 512kb Cache
Manuf Code: BX80557E1500
£ 34.63

Asus 8400GS Silent 512MB DDR2 DVI VGA Out PCI-E Graphics Card
Manuf Code: 8400GSILENTP512MA

Crucial 2GB DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 RAM
Manuf Code: CT25664AA800
£ 34.00

Shiny Piano Black/Silver Slim MicroATX Mini Tower Case With 400W PSU
Manuf Code: 908BL
£ 31.05

Netgear GA311 PCI Network Card
Manuf Code: GA311-100PES
£ 16.49

Sony AD-5240S 24x Dual Layer SATA DVD±RW
Manuf Code: AD-5240S-0B
£ 15.30
TOTAL : £ 188.68

Ok, I've cheated a little bit - I already had an old 80GB SATA Hard Drive which I will use for this PC, but they can be picked up for around a tenner on ebay...


  1. Hey, did you get your sub £200 hackintosh off the ground in the end?


  2. Yes thanks - works great with Snow Leopard using this guide here:

  3. Hey just wondering, is everything working fine on your hackintosh? Im trying to build a slim hackintosh, but will probably use a better graphic card and use the max 4gb memory ram. Might also consider using core 2 duo. Im so excited about it. :-)

  4. Yes Helmi,

    Everything works fine. Be careful with the graphics card - this can be a major pain to get working if you get one that isn't quite compatible.

  5. Hey, does it still run? :) Are you using Snow Leopard or Lion on it? I'd love to get me a hackintosh in that price class, too, but it should run at least Snow Leopard (better Lion!)


  6. Hi, No, I sold the hackintosh - never tried running Lion on it...

  7. Aww okay, thanks for the reply though. Cheers!