Apple computers are expensive — here’s how to build your own superfast Mac at a fraction of the price

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Apple computers are great, but they’re often very expensive.

So what’s the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac computer without paying that high price tag? Build your own, of course!

Do-it-yourself Mac computers are called "Hackintosh" computers by the people who build them. And you can absolutely build your own.

Jesse Guardiani from the createthis YouTube channel has a pretty good walkthrough on how to make your own Hackintosh with a clear and useful step-by-step guide.

Some of these steps and concepts might seem a bit foreign, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the ins-and-outs of computer technology, but we encourage you give it a shot if you’re in need of a new Mac. It might seem a bit complex, but it’s a rewarding activity and the end result is a super powerful computer that’s cheaper than a normal Mac, and one you can say you built yourself! 

Check out how Jesse Guardiani built his Hackintosh.

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For his Mac Pro Hackintosh, Jesse used these parts bought from Amazon. He looks pretty stoked!

Here’s the list of parts Jesse used:

Case: Corsair Vengeance Series Black C70 Mid Tower Computer Case (CC-9011016-WW):

MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 LGA 1150 Z97 HDMI 2-Way CrossFire ATX:

CPU: Intel Core BX80646I74790K i7-4790K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.40 GHz)

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800):

SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 120GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E120B/AM):

Hard drive: Seagate 3TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST3000DM001):

Power supply: Corsair RM Series 650 Watt ATX/EPS 80PLUS Gold-Certified Power Supply – CP-9020054-NA RM650:

Graphics cardEVGA GeForce GT 740 Superclocked Single Slot 2GB DDR3 Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2742-KR: (Jesse recommends you use the GTX 970, which you can find here).

One of the best parts of building your own Mac computer is that you can pick pretty much whatever case you want.

To add all the parts, you just pop open the case’s side panel. This is where all those parts will fit.

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from SAI