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I've been wanting to build my own machine for quite some time. Ever since I found out that the only way I could upgrade the GPU on my late-2009 iMac, was to use the GPU from a 2011 iMac, for around £600. This was in 2013. It's taken me a year of deliberating and saving to get to this point.
|For the same performance, it can be cheaper to buy your own components and assemble yourself||Apple provide everything in a neat package and it works out of the box|
|Future hardware expandability or upgrades are easier||You are the support; Apple won't help you with Hackintosh issues|
|You get what you want as you select all the components yourself||Many suppliers, troubleshooting issues can be time consuming|
|Experience of assembling your own computer - awesome!||Future updates to the OS could kill your system|
There are many more Pros/Cons, I'm sure, but I ordered all my components and the build has started. Posts to follow.
My parts list can be found at Part Picker