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P1030906The  Server

HP Z800 Workstation Combines ultimate performance with a revolutionary new industrial design  delivers the extreme speed and massive expandability.

  • Intel Xeon X5570, 2.93 GHz, 8 MB cache, 1333 MHz Memory, 6.4 GT/s QPI, 95W
  • NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Architecture), Memory Node Interleave
  • 24 GB (6×4 GB) DDR3-1333 ECC Registered RAM 2-CPU
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 1.0 GB PCIe Graphics Card
  • Running a Worstation Modified Server 2008 kernal.
  • Running  2 SATA3 Raid enclosure spinning 30 Terrabytes
    Internet Connectivity -Comcast Buisness DOCSYS 3


Slingbox HD running a Comcast HD Reciever

Hackintosh Workstations Running on I7

Building a hackintosh—that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is our always up-to-date guide to building a hackintosh that will walk you through purchasing compatible parts, building your machine, and installing OS X all on your own. A hackintosh is simply any non-Apple hardware that has been made—or “hacked”—to run Mac OS X. This could apply to any hardware, whether it’s a manufacturer made or personally-built computer. The CustoMac Pro Socket 2011 is the moist powerful single CPU system you can build.   My best friend for this project was easily, which has a clear breakdowns of compatible parts and software guides.

Full parts list at Amazon:

  • Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ – $320
  • Corsair Enthusiast Series 650W Fan – $99.99
  • Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H Z87 LGA 1150 Motherboard – $222
  • TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless PCI Express Adapter – $43
  • Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 RAM – $160
  • SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GB SSD – $117 (or any SATA 3 SSD)
  • EVGA GeForce GTX760 Graphics Card – $265
  • Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD – $80 (or any 1-4TB SATA3 HDD)
  • Fractal Design Define R4 Case – $132
  • Seiki 39-inch 4K Display – $499 (Varies wildly though)

Total cost without display: $1439.

With a pair of Korean made  2K display, under ~$2,000…

MacBook Air I7

HD Audio Server

I3 PC running Window & and FOOBAR for the ultimate in Audio Bitstreaming.   8 Speaker configuration built around a  Denon AVR  7.2ch Integrated Network A/V Receiver

Editing Workstation