6 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2012 11:17 AM by John T Smith

    Take a look at this build

    dh91 Level 1

      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!



        • 1. Re: Take a look at this build
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          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.

          • 2. Re: Take a look at this build
            dh91 Level 1

            I don't mean any disrespect, but I don't think this remark was necessary. I asked a question so that I do things correctly, not so that I can be ridiculed.


            I didn't say I was "building a MAC", I said I was building a custom rig which I hope to run OSX on, since all my programs are for Mac, and I have enjoyed using OSX these past few years on MBP. But the time has come that I need something with much more power for editing, After Effects, and 3d programs (not gaming). The reason I want to go this route is because i am NOT a rich student, otherwise I could afford the equivalent which would be 3x the price.


            If I were to build a windows machine, would I still be a rich student? I think it would actually be more expensive since windows is obscenely priced.


            Again, no disrespect

            • 3. Re: Take a look at this build
              dh91 Level 1

              This workstation is also FOR my studies at school, and will allow me to work more efficiently and finish my projects faster.

              • 4. Re: Take a look at this build
                RjL190365 Level 4

                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).

                • 5. Re: Take a look at this build
                  dh91 Level 1

                  Yeah, I did some research on the iMac (as well as asked some questions on these forums), and it looks like the iMacs fall a bit short when it comes to video production. I also want something that can be upgraded and changed.


                  I didn't want to use the term hackintosh because it carries a negative connotation, but I am aware that there are risks involved. I may just go ahead and build to hackintosh specs, and if it doesn't work out, bite the bullet and go with windows. I may be able to obtain the windows versions of my applications from school as a last resort.


                  I love tinckering with computers and stuff though, so might as well try it!

                  • 6. Re: Take a look at this build
                    John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    >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




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

                    Buy at http://www.studica.com/ or https://www.academicsuperstore.com/

                    May NOT resell http://forums.adobe.com/thread/896145

                    - http://forums.adobe.com/thread/934410