Well this was the easiest of them all to install. I couldn't believe it. I owe it all to onetrack for his great guide. I wouldn't have thought to put these particular components together. So when I did and basically just followed the buying guide, then the install guide and it all worked, I was just amazed!
Nothing in the hackintosh world had been that easy for me before. So here is my shopping list. I just have to laugh at the xbench results. This little mother board and entry level processor kicks my asus p5w deluxe with an e6300 ass. I'm sure there's a way to overclock like crazy on the asus but I just wanted to see what the bench marks are at stock settings. For the record the my ibook g3 800 mhz got an xbench score of 12! My G4 digital audio with a dual processor upgrade to 1.6 ghz got 50.
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-945GCM(X)-S2 60.00
- Processor: Intel core2duo e4500 120.00
- Graphix: XFX 7300 GS 30.00
- Memory: A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) / Speed DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) 30.00
- Power Supply: Thermaltake W0100RU ATX 12V 2.0 500W Power Supply 60.00
- Hard Drive: 2X250 GB Sata Seagate Barracuda ST3250410AS 70.00
- DVD Drive: Pioneer DVR-212D 18xSpeed 30.00
- Case: Raidmax ATX-308 White 25.00
- Firewire: PCI firewire card SYBA 10.00
Everything works on this: sleep/wake using power button or usb keyboard, restart/shutdown, and software update via apple because of the use of the stock kernel since we're using efi emulation.