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Old April 9, 2010, 06:46 PM
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I have Hacked a couple of P5Q-Pro machines and one P5K-SE machine. I wouldn't call it easy. It will take a fair bit of reading to even understand the terminology being used in those forums. Once you do get the terminology and techniques down then you need to find a good guide for the particular motherboard you choose. The Gigabyte boards seem to be the most widely supported. I have used both ATI and Nvidia cards. A basic 8800GT would be a good bet.

Once you have done it you just need to be careful with updating the OS. Sometimes the Apple updates will break the hack and you will need to do a bit of work to get it back. But once it is running it is very stable.

Have fun.
Rig1: Q9550 @3.8GHz Vendetta 2, P5Q-PRO, 6GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500. 5870 1GB, GT240 Physx, Ultra LSP 750W, 2TB internal + 2TB external, 3X23" 5760X1080 eyefinity + GT240 Physx, HAF22 case 3X200mm : Win7 Pro
Rig2: E8200 @3.6GHz Vendetta HSF, DFI P45 LP-JR, 4GB 900MHz, 4870 512MB, X203W 20", Ultra Gladiator Case
Rig3: Q6600@ 3.5GHz H50, P5Q-PRO, 8GB, 8800GTS512, OCZ GameXStream 850W, Samsung 245BW 24" + 19" dual: Snow Leopard + Parallels Win7
Rig4: MAC mini Snow Leopard
Laptop: Macbook Pro 15"
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