I’m interested in real-world experience with running a Hackintosh PC. I haven’t built a PC for fifteen years or something, and have been a linux and then Mac user (at home, anyway; j-o-b-job is a windows shop) for most of that time. But for some reason I’m thinking that it would be fun to:
- Put together a new PC, and
- Keep using OS X on it for most purposes, but
- Have enough horsepower that it would be a decent machine for dual-booting over to Windows and doing some gaming.
I’ve been casually surfing The Hackintosh Method, which is a nice clearinghouse of parts and links, and which doesn’t quite assume the obsessiveness and encyclopedic experience that lies only one click away in the serious-hackingtosher forums.
So I’m wondering: Has anyone built and successfully maintained one of these? Would a machine specced like one at Hackintosh Method make a reasonable Windows PC for gaming at, say, the 80th percentile of graphics quality?