So I've been trapped in robot prison for what has seemed like an eternity...By robot prison, I mean that dark place you get trapped because you don't have the proper robots to make what you see in your creative mind's eye come to life...
It's a dark, frustrating place, especially when you are a content monster and have a day job that teases you with proper robots...forever outputting other people's projects...I've got apps, but I can't use them on Windows, I've got more apps, but they don't work for power pc Mac's. I've got 6 operating systems, but not the one I need...basically I've got multiple robots, but they can't talk or work with each other, so I've been shackled and restrained with what I can accomplish because simply...my robots aren't right!
For almost a year, I've been sitting on a pile of inaccessible resources...no light at the end of the dark, dark tunnel...I thought I might be destined for always having a robot that is woefully under par as far as specs, OS, apps, and performance...however, I have finally crossed the threshold, and escaped my robot prison.
With our Technology Tuesdays at the Wilcox Mansion, as well as our various methods of blouzed research and testing, Blouzemaster J, the Blouzefest Allstars, and myself have remedied this situation and freed ourselves, Rambo III style, from the binary chains that have held us back for so long!!!
As is custom for anyone who has been held captive for so long, I am going to retell my struggle to freedom, in hopes that I gain some closure and pass on valuable knowledge to all the other prisoners of technology...
How to build a $2000 iMac G5 computer for $700.
Familiarize yourself with the hackintosh community, here's a good starting point
Choose a method of install. I used iBoot + Multibeast from tonymacx86...referencing their CustoMac LGA 1156 builds (CustoMac) as a starting point. Living near Burbank, I can make an enjoyable trip to Fry's for everything I need.
Here's the bounty, notice the reduced prices and out of box specials...go Fry's!