Hackintosh sub-$1000 build featuring Oculus Rift minimum hardware specs

This is my first Hackintosh build. My goal was to create a computer running OS X that was capable of supporting the Oculus Rift from a pure hardware perspective for under 1K. Full parts list: | Full software tutorial coming soon. Read more on 9to5Mac:

Parts used:
EVGA GeForce GTX 970
Intel Core i5-4590 (6M Cache, 3.3 GHz)
Gigabyte H97 Extreme Multi Graphics Support UEFI DualBIOS Micro ATX DDR3 1600 LGA 1150 Motherboard
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800)
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD
TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter,2.4GHz450Mbps/5Ghz 450Mbps
IO Gear Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter
Sentey Xplus Power Supply 725 Watt
Thermaltake CORE V21 Black Extreme Micro ATX Cube Chassis
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
PNY Turbo 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Case Speaker for POST
AmazonBasics Wired Keyboard

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25 Comments on Hackintosh sub-$1000 build featuring Oculus Rift minimum hardware specs

    • +iDeviceMovies I’m admittedly a newb at this, but I’m pretty happy with my
      first Hackintosh build. This is the first PC that I’ve built in over 10
      years, so I had a lot to learn and was pretty rusty on all of the new
      standards, ports, etc. PCs have come a LONG way since the days of PCI and
      AGP cards.

  1. I’m curious, why didn’t u tell ur viewers from idownloadblog you were going
    to continue making videos on a different channel?

  2. OHHHH a tutorial would be nice Jeff!
    just when I thought we won’t hear your voice anymore, finally found your
    new home! Yaaaaaaaaay

  3. I don’t get the desire to build a pc around mac OS, especially a VR pc.
    Without the MAC restrictions, I was able to build a I7, 3.8 GHz, 16 gig
    ram, GTX 970 EVGA, and solid state 240 gig drive for just over $600. I own
    plenty of apple mobile products, but a pc will never be one of them, just
    seems pointless.

  4. Haha jeff my hackintosh is crazy and it sucks because it takes a lot of
    modifying OS X just to run.

  5. I hate to break it to you, but the Oculus Rift is not OS X supported. The
    HTC Vive will be, though.

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