Enthusiast gathered mini PC on macOS, which is two times cheaper and three times more powerful Mac mini

Workstation Mac mini is the most affordable desktop solution in the line of Apple. However, in the best tradition of the “fruit” of the company at the car quite a high price tag, even in the basic configuration: in Russia the cost of the mini-PC on macOS starts with 41 000. Specifications and prices on laptop computer Apple-inspired blogger Snazzy Labs for the creation of more affordable and more powerful Hackintosh.

To build a custom PC it was decided to manage the standard PC-components. Based on Hackintosh took Intel Skylake i5-6500 CPU, motherboard Gigabyte H-170, SSD Samsung 850 Pro 250 GB enclosure MiniBox PicoPSU 160W, cooler Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler.

The computer’s got 16GB of RAM Crucial Ballistix DDR4, instead of 4 GB LPDDR3 from Apple-analogue. The task was to build a silent computer, so the enthusiast using a low-speed fan low profile Noctua NH-L9i.

Using the instructions on the resource TonyMacX86 enthusiast has installed on your computer operating system macOS. “I have had absolutely no problems. If you are going to collect a Hackintosh, it’s very simple,” wrote a Snazzy Labs.

A comparison of the performance of the Mac mini and Hackintosh Snazzy Labs:

According to the enthusiast, in most benchmarks his car 2-3 times ahead of the analog from the Apple in the top configuration. The cost of the computer is only $682 – less than half that of Apple counterpart.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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