You can build a Hackintosh for cheaper than a Mac Mini, but it's so not the same. After pricing out Hackintosh components, we found you can get partially to a Mac Mini, but you'll be missing out ... Hackintosh actually saves your money and Hackintosh is the cheapest solution for using macOS. Comparison Between Genuine Mac & Hackintosh These comparisons are bit older, but newer Mac price is way more higher than following. r/hackintosh: A subreddit dedicated to running macOS on non standard Apple hardware. Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts I want to make a 17″ Hackintosh, that is at least; i7 3 GHZ, 2-4GB VRAM, 16-64GB RAM. Touch Screen would be nice too. It seems like most of these on the list are about the same, or lower than my old 2008 MacBook Pro. They seem to all max out at 8GB RAM. My only other option will be to abandon laptops, and build up a desktop.