Don’t build a Hackintosh

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It’s finally time to send the Mac Pro head-to-head against the Hack Pro, in a benchmark showdown and see which computer comes out on top. Was all the pain and suffering worth it? Will the Hack pro even survive?
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  1. Brenden

    Brenden4 hours ago

    what did linus take before filming that intro

  2. Gustavo Gargaté

    Gustavo GargatéDay ago


  3. jordan secrist

    jordan secrist2 days ago

    The funniest part about this is if you wanted to actually build this now, you’ve got at least a grand in the case, about 3.5 grand for the motherboard, another 3 grand for the cpu, another 1800 on ram, about 6-7k for the storage, at least 1-2k on psu and cables, another 3k for the gpus, 2-3k for the watercooling, and a gallon of sweat and tears.

  4. Swalls Gaming

    Swalls Gaming3 days ago

    Waiting for apple to file a lawsuit

  5. James Young

    James Young3 days ago

    didn't have time to make a whole benchmark? you had a full year! you could have easily done that.

  6. besorgter Burger

    besorgter Burger4 days ago

    I guess if you guys had just set a goal of beating the $6000 Mac Pro with a $6000 Hack Pro, this project would have been a lot easier.

  7. Deven B

    Deven B4 days ago

    Why would you want to waste your money on a mac. It's a brick compared to the computer you'd get if you went windows. Also pineapple doesnt go in pizza. As soon as pineapple touches pizza it is not pizza anymore😂

  8. fakecubed

    fakecubed4 days ago

    I built a Hackintosh a few years ago, and ended up just running Linux on it. It's a sweet workstation, but I just gave up on Apple with their terrible software and hardware decisions and macOS just keeps getting worse anyway. My advice to everybody considering a Hackintosh today is just build a great Linux computer instead. My next build will be intended as a Linux machine from the start, which will allow for much better hardware choices anyway (in some cases, much much better). Unless you absolutely must use some Apple software for some bizarre reason (and please try some alternatives before you make that decision), Linux is better than a Mac in nearly every respect. These days, I think everyone should at least spin up a Linux VM and give it a try and serious consideration. Both Apple and Microsoft have lost the plot, and it's time to stop giving money to both companies.

  9. Shawn Calhoun

    Shawn Calhoun5 days ago

    "Ten seconds is a big difference" that's what she said...

  10. Non Existent

    Non Existent5 days ago

    I just want the case.

  11. Sef Eiba

    Sef Eiba6 days ago

    build intel 10th gen hackintoch

  12. was_that_the_meme_of_87

    was_that_the_meme_of_876 days ago

    what person at apple decided to make their pc case a cheese grater

  13. The 4 Space Constants Tetraquad

    The 4 Space Constants Tetraquad7 days ago

    Or Buy A Windows PC, This Is My Decision.

  14. Dr Narwhale

    Dr Narwhale7 days ago

    That intro has got to be one of the most annoying on youtube...geeezus

  15. Daniel Schneider

    Daniel Schneider7 days ago

    So a Hackintosh with a refurbished motherboard, stock fans, and no custom fan curve doesn't OC very high and is noisier than a Mac? I'm glad you were honest about the difficulties, but it made for an interesting comparison video.

  16. Sylvee

    Sylvee7 days ago

    5:12 The alpaca wool isn't cruelty free. There's absolutely no reason to use alpaca wool in 2021. There's plenty of other more sustainable options. Cotton I know is pretty good.

  17. rdsii64

    rdsii647 days ago

    Morgonaut says her hackintosh is faster than yours LOL

  18. Spectraevil

    Spectraevil8 days ago

    This comparison of building a better Mac than Apple is twisted, I work on similar stuff and sure my home custom rig is epic but the things we do at work aren’t that straight forward. U just can’t be like look we build better than them, in ur custom rig u can choose whatever u want and u can build it after u hv seen all the choices, in the companies we hv deals in place with other companies and we can just use their products, there r cost caps for materials and a lot of things r created and thought about way in advanced before actually creating it as we hv lots of units to ship, it’s not like ur personal setup when u wait for everything the choose the best value for money items and set up a rig. Creating custom rigs n all is epic, I love such videos but to then start comparing this to the hard work of people who actually design and create the stuff is just plain wrong. People get to choose and create their custom rigs and stuff is Coz there r lots of engineers like me in different companies who work hard for creating all these products and try to do,Pete with other companies, sometimes we Win sometimes we loose, people see a new technology and take it for granted but they don’t realise this that how much time did it take to think about that and actually create the thing, R&D is actual hard work and innovation and not just sometimes that u see 2-3 launch events and products n pick n choose. Even my son can do this and build a kickass rig.

  19. Dimas Farhan

    Dimas Farhan8 days ago

    use opencore bootloader instead

  20. MisterX

    MisterX8 days ago

    most ridiculous hackintosh video ever ?

  21. Ike Francis Vocales

    Ike Francis Vocales8 days ago

    Well, it depends upon the velocity of what I want to be going to use , but it's a better always the original & which is easy one to use.....applicable to any apps down loaded I am going to use to open my file & or game... See you around here in return...

  22. RaySchrantz

    RaySchrantz9 days ago

    Dude, that's literally the exact wallet I carry every day, the Fantom Wallet R in carbon fiber with the blue money clip. I can't believe they finally started sponsoring people to make advertisements, they should have been doing that for the last 2 years at least. All I ever see is the ridge wallet, which is a piece of shit compared to the Fantom Wallet R. I really hope to see them sponsor more videos.

  23. Auprotim Ghosh

    Auprotim Ghosh9 days ago

    Why does the Mac Pro look like a giant cheese grater

  24. Ksgir Sdq

    Ksgir Sdq9 days ago

    The wandering pancake untypically receive because ketchup superiorly invite between a erratic hamster. dreary, amused vietnam

  25. Steven Dale

    Steven Dale10 days ago

    Linus did an awoo! Does that make him a furry?

  26. brooped

    brooped10 days ago

    Not gonna lie, looking at the Asus display compared to the Apple one hurts my head. The glare is obnoxious, although that might just be some unlucky light positioning in the studio, not to mention the color tint.

  27. Da Fe

    Da Fe11 days ago

    A Liquid SSD (Solid state Drive)... I think they ripped you off

  28. LIM WEI LOON -

    LIM WEI LOON -12 days ago

    UMM...How to download Mac on Windows;(

  29. Whisper

    Whisper12 days ago

    Как бы Тереза уже 7 месяцев назад запилила более мощную систему и в ус не дует, и у неё все работает, LOL

  30. Hossein Safaei

    Hossein Safaei13 days ago

    whats the monitoring app he was used on Hackintosh?

  31. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi13 days ago

    the moment we have been waiting for... unless?

  32. Adam Ossowicz

    Adam Ossowicz13 days ago

    :O poor Ridge Wallet. For shame LMG. FOR SHAME O_O

  33. Przemysław Gruchała

    Przemysław Gruchała13 days ago

    Problems with recognition of device as Apple? Did you try to change MAC address on Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth etc. to be equal to Apple MAC address range? If you run on Linux 'macchanger' command in terminal, it has special option which will display different manufacturers MAC ranges. There is Apple MAC address range too listed.

  34. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi13 days ago

    approximately the same

  35. Oskar Kej

    Oskar Kej13 days ago

    so ridge is dead for you?

  36. Stuart Cox

    Stuart Cox13 days ago

    Anyone else loving the linus beard?

  37. John Chibunna

    John Chibunna13 days ago

    The fat faulty chard anecdotally poke because rooster subcellularly dam sans a modern colt. impossible, strange ray

  38. igxh5

    igxh514 days ago

    with that red cap , Linus looks like Kotra

  39. 徐则宇

    徐则宇14 days ago

    the thunderbolt card should work after the driver is installed in Windows

  40. matt carnes

    matt carnes14 days ago

    Just use windows more advanced

  41. VodkaSour

    VodkaSour14 days ago

    OMG Linus looked so much better just one year ago,, gd it all ladies tell him to at the very least keep his sht trimmed sheesh

  42. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi14 days ago

    "we really screwed up our hardware selection and spent almost as much with overpriced cards/mobo as a normal mac and this is why you shouldn't build a hackintosh"

  43. Rock girl

    Rock girl15 days ago

    Remember they originally intended to finish building the hac pro before the 2019 mac pro launches?

  44. roger van Bommel

    roger van Bommel15 days ago

    What about per core overclocking

  45. kiyosen L.

    kiyosen L.15 days ago

    This video just feels kinda empty, like you put very little effort into the video compared to usually, kinda quiet, the humor fell more flat than usually, and it kinda felt like a bummer when we waited a year for this and on top of the video being kinda flat the "but we didn't bother" with one of the main promises kinda sucks too, love you guys but this video, compared to your usual ones, sucks, awesome build tho video doesnt do this project justice

  46. kiyosen L.

    kiyosen L.14 days ago

    @Rock girl alex would have helped the room not feel so empty but they also were missing some quirky video edits and there wasnt enough music and sound effects, its like if you had bill nye except in a completely silent room by himself with a stagnant camera angle

  47. Rock girl

    Rock girl15 days ago

    Is Linus trying to make up for the lack of Alex with that red hat? I ain't fooled. Bring back more Alex!

  48. Lloyd Kenney III

    Lloyd Kenney III15 days ago

    good job on the video

  49. Strategia

    Strategia15 days ago

    Use OpenCore!

  50. zvhra

    zvhra15 days ago

    i never know what linus is talking about but i still enjoy these videos lmao

  51. Samed

    Samed15 days ago

    Watching this on my Hackintosh

  52. Jonas Deforche

    Jonas Deforche15 days ago

    Sneaky apple commercial.

  53. Dee Willerd

    Dee Willerd15 days ago

    approximately the same

  54. Dark Duke Music

    Dark Duke Music15 days ago

    So glad to know that we can finally see music production benchmarks on a mainstream USlikes channel.

  55. ᅚᅚQix

    ᅚᅚQix15 days ago

    Why waste stuff on a hackintosh when you can just go linux and have a better comp.

  56. DaniLikesMilk

    DaniLikesMilk16 days ago

    WHAT IS A LIQUID SSD? Edit: Oh, Liqid...

  57. Hady Salama

    Hady Salama16 days ago

    Linus an idiot for this video title.

  58. luveskaya xx

    luveskaya xx16 days ago

    i made 4 different Hackintosh's and they could never be perfect, I even used cocoa code to fix some of the errors and they were always something wrong with the hacked mac then i decided to buy a REAL MAC lol

  59. Rock girl

    Rock girl16 days ago

    3:00 Linus looks so much older after 2020.

  60. Douglas Dusold

    Douglas Dusold16 days ago

    iMessage works on my build. And mine runs Ryzen. But if you guys can’t get it working I’m sure there’s not a whole lot you can do. I just suggest scouring the forums across google. Only issues I really have with mine (running Mojave still) is my audio interface crackles and certain programs don’t have any code added for amd capability. Like Adobe, you have to run a “script” to get Adobe to run properly. I am eyeballing those new M1 Mac mini’s though. I’ve always like the form factor

  61. thelbp

    thelbp16 days ago

    "we really screwed up our hardware selection and spent almost as much with overpriced cards/mobo as a normal mac and this is why you shouldn't build a hackintosh"

  62. TheCancrousLoli

    TheCancrousLoli16 days ago

    That’s cool and all but did you know it’s actually true that the CPU pillow available at is made 40% out of Alpaca wool?

  63. Tim

    Tim16 days ago

    I was expecting a third corner. The teenager friendly MacBook Air.

  64. thecaneater

    thecaneater16 days ago

    Is Linus trying to make up for the lack of Alex with that red hat? I ain't fooled. Bring back more Alex!

  65. Pavlov le vibe

    Pavlov le vibe16 days ago

    or just get linux

  66. The Chess Wiki

    The Chess Wiki16 days ago

    Best way - 3x gt 1030s!? (equal to RTX 3090) !? 😎😎

  67. TheReaper

    TheReaper17 days ago

    I can’t even get macOS to run on a vm

  68. Boss

    Boss17 days ago

    How many gamers 1 max Mac Pro ? ? ? :D

  69. IcantSignIn

    IcantSignIn17 days ago

    I was just happy to get Windows 10 Pro running on a 4,1. Seems to be doing fine, recognized the old Radeon HD loaded everything up and works better than 7 Ultimate. Twin Xeon 5550 16 cores, 48 giggitybites of ram.

  70. -Artsy Photos LLC-

    -Artsy Photos LLC-17 days ago

    why is the hack pro so red? might play into why it beat the mac on the render but i definitely would be going for the vibrant colors. also when the mac pro m1X comes out there won't be anything capable of touching it.

  71. GrimLink

    GrimLink17 days ago

    “Pineapple on pizza”

  72. The Amazing Harry Hine

    The Amazing Harry Hine17 days ago

    this was filmed in 2020 not 2021

  73. Dheeraj Kumar

    Dheeraj Kumar18 days ago

    Let's be honest, he doesn't want his videos to be taken down by Apple.

  74. Captain C

    Captain C18 days ago

    apple is overpriced product made by chinese slave labor - censor that!!!!

  75. Aleksey Malyshev

    Aleksey Malyshev18 days ago

    3:00 Linus looks so much older after 2020.

  76. Todd Howard

    Todd Howard18 days ago


  77. David Steadman

    David Steadman18 days ago

    "music production" Yeahhhhh! Don't forget to research the deets on the daws. (Solve that bottleneck Linus!) ie CPU Crunchers, munchers like acustica audio Yum yum yum cpu ;) dig it!

  78. Zero Eure

    Zero Eure18 days ago

    *took a year to make, but didn't have time to make a music production comparison*

  79. Edgar Renje

    Edgar Renje18 days ago

    0:08 "a liquid SSD" doesn't sound correct...

  80. Austin Cryan

    Austin Cryan18 days ago

    I screeched LOUDLY at the ads... Like... For the entire ads... My poor pets

  81. A F

    A F18 days ago

    only thing i liked, was that he said "use a virtual machine"

  82. Bill Oddity

    Bill Oddity18 days ago

    My “i9-7940x Vega64 upgraded 2008 Mac Pro” is actually the most stable Mac I’ve had in 20 years. Sure it was a real fickle to get running and a real challenge to squeeze in the case but I learned a lot and cost a less than a third of an equivalent 2019 Mac Pro. Due to being a Soundblade user with old but stellar quality Apogee audio hardware I’m stuck at Mojave anyway. No Big Sur(veilance) for me thank you very much Tim Crook.

  83. Hamuel Agulto

    Hamuel Agulto18 days ago


  84. Core Vows

    Core Vows18 days ago

    it makes me want to grind cheese with it ....

  85. Nusrat Zahan

    Nusrat Zahan18 days ago

    Linus vs Tim

  86. Andy Wee

    Andy Wee18 days ago

    should do a comparison of a HP Z8 G4 vs a mac pro. but with w10 vs osx.

  87. Riazul Islam Rahil

    Riazul Islam Rahil18 days ago


  88. Saatvik Shekar

    Saatvik Shekar19 days ago

    pineapple on a pizza?

  89. Kevin Tremblay

    Kevin Tremblay19 days ago

    I thought Linus was over exaggerating with that intro

  90. Ssundcrew the_wolf

    Ssundcrew the_wolf19 days ago

    Just saying the Mac looks like a cheese rake

  91. InfernusScreen

    InfernusScreen19 days ago

    cheese cutter

  92. Dribzies

    Dribzies19 days ago

    I thought it was a cheese grader lol.

  93. fecharret

    fecharret19 days ago

    Happy to know you guys will be doing stuff for us music producers too..!!

  94. zer00rdie

    zer00rdie19 days ago

    Rather build a hackintosh than give my money to Apple.

  95. Renvair

    Renvair19 days ago

    Liking this video purely of the smile in the thumbnail

  96. Mariofilmz

    Mariofilmz19 days ago

    That is big boy really 😎💚

  97. e m p

    e m p19 days ago

    Hey guys, have you heard? LTT is doing a rebrand. Call them ATT from now on. But seriously, Linus, too much apple.

  98. Mikal Caober

    Mikal Caober19 days ago

    The Mac looks like a gigantic cheese grater

  99. demented LIVE

    demented LIVE19 days ago

    Me who has a perfectly working hackintosh and works with everything a real Mac does: :0

  100. Nuno Carreira

    Nuno Carreira19 days ago

    I don't understand this as a relevant argument - I'm running an i9 hackintosh with an RX580. It's still faster than any equivalent iMac. I'm not trying to compete with a Mac Pro - I"m trying to get good performance in a build that apple doesn't offer. If Apple made, say, an i9 mac mini or even Mac Pro, then it's the price point that I wouldn't need a hackintosh for. Also, yes M1 is impressive, but until it supports a dedicated GPU, there's still no reason as a designer that I would make the switch. If apple makes it's own GPU as well as AMD/Nvidia, or they get drivers from AMD, then I'm all in. There's also this: M1 = no bootcamp, so it's back to 2 computers again for the foreseeable future. this is also a real-world annoyance that a hackintosh addresses: reasonable MacOS on a great Windows machine: something bootcamp is always compromising on and won't even offer for a while (if ever)

  101. Bruce Grubb

    Bruce Grubb19 days ago

    With he M1 MacPro likely coming down the pipe in the next year or two what is the point of this? The MacMini is beating the pants off of everything but the most expanded MacPro and the only thing preventing Microsoft's own ARM Windows is their licensing not hardware.

  102. Rexeit

    Rexeit19 days ago

    7:55 Just use Reaper

  103. Jme Jme

    Jme Jme19 days ago

    Linus is wearing a winter hat, indoors, wHy ?

  104. Tim Tim

    Tim Tim19 days ago

    Pineapple on pizza? How dare you?

  105. Deon Denis

    Deon Denis19 days ago

    Their is a program called sosueme that allows you to easily make a Mac OS VM in Linux. Yes it is actually called so-sue-me. So while building a dedicated hackintosh is kinda stupid especially with the end days of X86 Macs approaching fast, building a free VM on standard PC hardware, with only a GPU and your integrated graphics needed for it to work.