I have some knowledge of computers, but I am very new to building them myself and the hardware required within them. What I would like to do is build a computer capable of running the Hackintosh mod. I am not even sure if this is possible, but I would than also like to be able to boot a Windows OS and a Linux distribution on the same PC as well. So it my ideal build will be Tri-boot with OSX, Windows, and Linux.
I would like the computer to be fairly powerful. I am going to Michigan Technological University and I would like my computer to be able to run engineering software easily. I also like to do 3D animating and video editing. I am not a huge PC gamer, as I prefer console, so the gaming side of the PC isn't really needed. However, I don't know how much more making the PC able to play games well would cost.
I would like the price of this system to be reasonable, however, I want the computer to last a long time, so I don't want to cut corners. I don't have an exact dollar amount, but I would like to keep it around $1000. I am building this computer as a graduation present, so I will be able to scrounge the money I have saved, with whatever I am able to get at my graduation.
Anyways, on to the hardware that I have researched and thought would be good so far. This is hardly based on my knowledge of computers, and more on quick put together guides. I am not sure if any of this hardware will work for the build I have described above.
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Thank you for looking at this thread, and for any help you provide. I do not know if what I have suggested will work for what I want to do, and am in desperate need of some help in this matter. Thank you again.
Edited by JudgeJimmie, 03 May 2009 - 02:40 AM.