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May 22, 2012 9:45 AM

Hey all,


I'm planning on building a custom rig when I get out of school for the summer. My plan is to build it so that I can continue running OSX without paying obscene money for a mac pro that hasnt been updated in over a year. I am aware of the risks, but that is why I am building everything according to Tony86.


Anyhow, all of these parts are listed on Tony86's site as being compatible with Mac OSX.


I have a couple questions:


1. Going with the 6 core processor, what method of cooling would you recommend I use?


2. Is there an adapter or something that I can use for FireWire 800?


Any other suggestions much appreciated. Thanks!



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    May 22, 2012 9:50 AM   in reply to dh91

    Building a MAC???


    This is the first I have heard about it. Building a PC, yes, but a MAC, no. You must be a rich student to opt for a MAC.

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    May 22, 2012 10:51 AM   in reply to dh91

    What you're looking to build is a so-called "Hackintosh". You see, no off-the-shelf motherboards support OSX at all without major modifications. And even with those modifications ("hacks"), do not come running to us or Adobe if any issues develop. As such, Adobe will support the Mac version of Premiere Pro or any of its software products only if installed in an actual Apple-branded machine.


    So, do you want to risk the complete and potentially permanent forfeiture of all technical support from all companies if any issues develop? If your answer is "no", scrap the Hackintosh plans entirely and just buy yourself an iMac (you will not get OpenCL GPU acceleration with Premiere Pro CS6 with most versions of the iMac due to their insufficient amount of VRAM, and the only iMac that has 1GB or more VRAM needs to be hacked using the "OpenCL_supported_cards.txt edit/tweak" just to enable GPU acceleration). Just remember that Adobe will not provide technical support for any problems that might occur when the txt file is "hacked" to enable GPU acceleration for a GPU that is not officially supported (they will, however, if the "hack" is reversed and the Premiere program gets locked into the MPE software-only mode).

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    May 23, 2012 11:17 AM   in reply to dh91

    >obtain the windows versions of my applications from school


    Not FROM (as in a school copy) since a unique license key is required, but THROUGH by using Adobe's education program


    Adobe Education _listing.html ity.html

    Both sites below require proof of Education status, per Adobe licensing

    Buy at or

    May NOT resell


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