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allenda
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« on: December 10, 2010, 02:02:05 am »

I am new to the whole PC building thing but not new to the hackintosh forum sites. For the last 2 months I have been serious about building a kick ass desktop. My price range is around 1200 for the computer, up to 1500 with two monitors.

I have found many sites explaining how to do this, listed below are some of them:

http://lifehacker.com/5351485/how-to-build-a-hackintosh-with-snow-leopard-start-to-finishhttp://lifehacker.com/5351485/how-to-build-a-hackintosh-with-snow-leopard-start-to-finish#hardware
   
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=623&Itemid=38

http://lifehacker.com/5672051/how-to-build-a-hackintosh-mac-and-install-os-x-in-eight-easy-steps?skyline=true&s=i

http://techiemusings.typepad.com/techie_musings/2010/06/build-your-own-core-i7-hackintosh-with-an-intel-dp55wb-motherboard.html

http://www.mattbrandenburg.com/2010/08/12/build-your-own-i7-hackintosh-system-for-862-that-will-run-with-apples-new-2499-mac-pro/

The last one is the most relavent, it is the one that I am almost ready to copy… there is just one thing holding me back. The video card that it comes with will support 2 monitors, but I want 2 monitors and a TV for movies. The TV can be mirrored, but I want them all to be able to run at once at certain times, and I don’t know how changing the aspect ratio on a monitor will affect the TV.

My requirements include:

•   8 Gb RAM
•   2 TB Hard drive
•   i7 chip, probably 920
•   video card(s) that will support 2 monitors for sure, I want to have three but the third one can be a mirror of the 2nd one because it is a TV that will be used to watch movies.  I am a little worried about mirroring the third one because it is a 42” TV and I am worried about different aspect ratios on the two mirrored screens
•   650W power supply
•   DVD burner

Is it a possibility to run two graphics cards to run 3 monitors?
Is this the best build that I can do for the money?
What is the best case that I should use?
Is there a better tutorial that I can follow? I am a newb so I don’t want to do this without one.

As you can see, I have been looking into this for some time and want to get some questions answered before I go out and spend a bunch of money. I have searched every site I can find and really feel that I can do the software installation, but the hardware is what I am worried about.

Thanks for the help! I’m itching to spend some money here so any advice you could give would be great

DaN
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