How long before someone does a 18 core (iMac pro) clone, will it be possible ?
I'm slowly getting interested in this as well.
After watching CH's latest Vlog video, I started considering the iMac Pro, but when I checked, the base model costs $6,400 in my country as compared to $3,999 in US
The difference is ridiculous & I can't wait until 2019 to get the new Mac Pro (which as I can expect will also be 1.5x the price in my country) to replace my tiny 2011 iMac.
Is Hackintosh easy enough to build these days and are they as stable as Apple's?
Getting a refurbished 6 Core Vader Helmet would be better than Hackintosh, in your opinion?I found every time I researched it the only conclusion I could come to was can of worms (American slang). Happy with my 6 core vader helmet for now, will probably get some extra years out it by upgrading the processor one day.
Getting a refurbished 6 Core Vader Helmet would be better than Hackintosh, in your opinion?
I just want it to run my (almost) all Spitfire orchestral template.
I've been running several hackintoshes...the oldest one has been running strong for 4 years now. I can count on one hand how many crashes I've had. The newest one is an 8 core with 128 gigs of ram. It cost me about half the price of a comparable Mac Pro. It does take a little time and tinkering to get to work properly but it's really not difficult.
Here's a list of hardware (you would use this to avoid compatibility issues):
Here are the instructions you would need to follow:
If you want to take the plunge and need help feel free to get in touch.
iMac Pro Hackintosh - https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/how-to-build-your-own-imac-pro-successful-build-extended-guide.229353/
If you use the buyers guide you shouldn't have driver issues. I never have. In terms of apps working, IME if the app is compatible with the OS version you're running it won't be an issue...same as if it was running on Apple hardware...last time i tried (5+yrs ago) having to play connect the dots on which driver, or app worked or didnt work w the hakcingtonsh version i had was a hassle. is that still a thing?
Nothing is impossible, but unless you want to become a the best Mac hacker (or whatever that is called) and rather want to get back to work quickly ... stick with one of the golden builds! Currently, Z390 Motherboards (combined with an i9 9900k in my case) is your best bet. You may even buy 128gb Ram. This is you limitation, if you want a working system, quickly: You cannot build a comparable machine to the upcoming Mac Pro (with 1,5 tb of ram and 28 cores, etc.) easily, as you would need to use AMD or Intel i9 X-Series or even Xeon for that kind of system. This is only something for the hackers! But if you want that kind of power, you can build a PC VEpro machine next to the Hackintosh ... the Hackintosh will be very good for running Cubase/Logic and lots of Plugins, while the slave machine(s) will run thousands of voices on Kontakt. Way better performance this way than one top line Mac Pro is going to posses! - for a fraction of the price ...I'm also seeing a lot of successful Hackintosh builds with Ryzen CPUs, does anyone from Audio/Music world have any experience with Ryzens and can elaborate if its better for our usage?