Want to build a Mac desktop computer, but unsure what parts to buy since the OS X is very particular of which hardware is uses? Here is a list compiled as of September 2011. This list should help you get started at least hardware wise in building your very own Mac computer. A Sample Build Let’s take a look at a sample build so you can get an idea of what a basic hardware shopping list looks like. This is an actual hackintosh built, based on hardware suggested by tonymacx86 . It only costs a little over $300, so it’s a great option for beginners.