Building a Blackintosh: Let Us Show You Everything You Need
We compiled some of the best parts we could get our hands on and turned it into an over-clocked, water-cooled workhorse machine that even beats out the baseline Mac Pro in CPU performance, smokes it in the graphics card department and costs about $800 less. See Elric's video overview for an intro to the Blackintosh build.
In addition to Apple's premium pricing there isn't a great desktop option in their lineup. The Mac Mini is underpowered for most heavy tasks, not all of us need (or can afford) a Mac Pro and not all of us want to be tied to an all-in-one machine like the iMac. Enter the Blackintosh.
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