Can We Build a Better Mac Mini?

  • Published on Mar 19, 2019
  • For a fraction the price, can we Hackintosh a better Mac Mini?
    The Intel NUC we used on Amazon:
    The story of the $9 Billion scam: Theranos
    We also used this SSD for storage on Amazon:
    And our 16GB of RAM for the NUC from Amazon:
    The Gigabyte Gaming Box external Thunderbolt 3 Radeon RX 580 graphics card on Amazon:
    Quinn's excellent Mac Mini video we "borrowed" from:
    The tutorial we used to Hackintosh the NUC:
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  • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 6 months ago +2040

    Of course... But can you build more overpriced mac mini?

    • Alec Chamberlain
      Alec Chamberlain 12 days ago

      @Niff2005so true lol

    • MacBookUser _
      MacBookUser _ 16 days ago

      Yes... upgrade the Mac mini to a Mac XLmao.

    • Lanky Steak
      Lanky Steak 2 months ago

      Hold up ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) you have been in a LOT of comments

    • SH4DOW
      SH4DOW 4 months ago

      @Toxic Can thats toxic (you get the joke)

    • Abdul Muhaimin
      Abdul Muhaimin 5 months ago

      And Apple AirPower has been canceled

  • Animating Alex
    Animating Alex 7 days ago

    Could I use this as a small windows PC?

  • kanyaugatiejagwo
    kanyaugatiejagwo 12 days ago

    Apple integrate their software and hardware together. When Apple says Mac OS is free, it really isn't because software cost is factored in with hardware cost. However, they squander customers on cost of memory.

  • Muhammad Aabis
    Muhammad Aabis 13 days ago

    He build a nuc not a mac mini

  • Alexander Naumenko
    Alexander Naumenko 14 days ago

    if apple sold macos that would be compatible whit any pc, i would buy it for like 500$ no problem. even if it would not support functions like airdrop.

  • vincer f2f#
    vincer f2f# 14 days ago +1

    Matt is good but still not an Anthony.

  • ThatsNiceGuy - Technology and More

    no... please don't use UniBeast!

  • MacBookUser _
    MacBookUser _ 17 days ago


  • Muhammad Sheehab
    Muhammad Sheehab 19 days ago

    You look like Hitler. Where's your mustache?

  • Phantom Cat
    Phantom Cat 21 day ago

    Why would i want to make a hackintosh if i have a macbook,and i make hackintosh because i dont have a mac wtf bro?

  • N.I.G_Xeye
    N.I.G_Xeye 26 days ago

    Make the cheapest mac mini you can build

  • Gregory Sachan
    Gregory Sachan Month ago

    No tonymacx86

  • Orin291
    Orin291 Month ago

    it triggers me when they say mojavE not mojavEH

  • Anthony C
    Anthony C Month ago

    I just built one of these. NUC7i5, 32GB Crucial memory, 500GB Samsung Evo Plus. I built to whole computer for $510 (thanks to an open box NUC at $269). This computer is great for my kids to do their homework with. Yes, it's not a gaming beast, but that is not what I wanted (and neither is a Mac Mini BTW). It's a great little computer, and is completely stable on 10.14.6.

    HANTERKO Month ago

    Hi, I have a question. Where I found good version of hackintosh? I wanna try the OS, before I buy macbook .

  • Abeille Magique Dans Coquelicot

    looks perfect for server, MacOS is pretty good for server

  • Lighthunter
    Lighthunter Month ago

    I have done Hackintosh and it works with supported hardware but it's such a hassle to keep a workable system up. Each time a MacOS Upgrade comes out something breaks... I just gave up and installed Win 10 again and moved on.

  • Tom Clarke
    Tom Clarke Month ago

    What a douche

  • Jovanny Garcia
    Jovanny Garcia Month ago

    Absolutely No one:
    “HeAy GuiYs”

  • Kraken
    Kraken Month ago

    Can you do light to medium video editing with this Hackintosh build even without the External GPU? Thanks. :)

  • thepixelpusher
    thepixelpusher Month ago

    Way to go Austin & Matt!

  • Harvey Goldberg
    Harvey Goldberg Month ago

    which configuration things did you do? USB installer gives AppleNVME failed error message on NUC8i7 32GBRam, 1TB Intel 660p nvme.

  • LosRockson
    LosRockson 2 months ago

    Maybe it's because I haven't finished the video yet, but what does the Theranos Scam has to do with a hackintosh? (links in the description)

  • David Buckley
    David Buckley 2 months ago

    Question does xcode work as expected with these types of builds.

  • ChateauScholt
    ChateauScholt 2 months ago

    Interesting Video, but I don't remember a thing because I feel seasick after watching this. Please chill out with the zoom a little bit :)

  • Chinmay Jade
    Chinmay Jade 2 months ago

    You succeeded in making a lamer version of Snazzy's video.

  • Red Scorpion
    Red Scorpion 2 months ago +3

    $1K might as well just buy or build a Gaming Pc

  • Red Scorpion
    Red Scorpion 2 months ago

    Hey Guys!🤣

  • Harrysound
    Harrysound 2 months ago

    Just wait till Mac OS requires a T2 chip

  • Kaworu Sesu
    Kaworu Sesu 2 months ago

    Just use Linux instead. You'll get a lot further with the hardware and the installation process is simpler as opposed to Hackintosh'ing.
    Also, you don't need an existing Mac device to download the macOS.
    Just install Linux and skin your desktop to look like macOS.

  • CodyCorg
    CodyCorg 2 months ago

    Matt=Anthony from LTT

  • Yeah Right
    Yeah Right 2 months ago

    just shows how much apple is overpricing their products

  • Gaming Central plays
    Gaming Central plays 2 months ago

    Matt is accually a genius ngl

  • SJ37
    SJ37 2 months ago

    nUcInToSh 👌

  • ThatGuyCarlo
    ThatGuyCarlo 2 months ago

    Go ahead and let us know hm hm that external gpu bay is. Lol

  • Lanky Steak
    Lanky Steak 2 months ago +1

    Oof it’s a neck beard
    Where is his Fedora tho

  • Retch Einhundert
    Retch Einhundert 2 months ago

    Hackintosh expert - uses unibeast. Seems legit

  • xPBKM4x
    xPBKM4x 2 months ago

    Would this be worth the risk if my intentions of use were for music production?

  • RunFor OurLives
    RunFor OurLives 3 months ago

    The Mac mini comes with 4tb3, builtin PS, and T2 chip which helps with hardware encryption and HEVC encoding, so not quite apples to apples comparison.
    But definitely a viable alternative.

    • Tiqo
      Tiqo 2 months ago

      Turns out this machine is a little bit faster in rendering compared to the new mac mini (i3 model) without the T2 chip for less

  • RunFor OurLives
    RunFor OurLives 3 months ago

    The Mac mini comes with 4tb3 and builtin PS, so not quite apples to apples comparison

  • CuteCubicOcelot
    CuteCubicOcelot 3 months ago

    Mac micro

  • 潘梓杰
    潘梓杰 3 months ago

    How to solve the sound driver issues?

  • 10 Very Intelligent Levels

    The NUC crashes if you connect a powerful eGPU. The Mac mini handles the eGPU easily. You get what you pay for.

  • Kl5oi Simpson
    Kl5oi Simpson 3 months ago

    This is the exact same video as Snazz Labs

  • gabe
    gabe 3 months ago

    Was that Ken's MacBook Pro?

  • John-Michael O'Brien
    John-Michael O'Brien 3 months ago

    Wonder if it will be able to upgrade to mac os catalina...

  • jollyandwaylo
    jollyandwaylo 3 months ago +2

    Plus two days of trying to figure it out from two people with lots of experience with computers. I guess I'll get the Mac Mini, not overpriced after all.

    • Spanky Pants
      Spanky Pants 3 months ago

      It's over a thousand dollars, that's like the price of a gaming PC

  • Dark Angel
    Dark Angel 3 months ago

    can we use the i3 version of this

  • Scott Luther
    Scott Luther 3 months ago

    not sure what idiot is running the camera, but all of these zoom in and outs are driving me crazy!

  • GreenMine [tutorials & gameplays]

    what model you are using and do i need to have a real mac?

  • imcanada
    imcanada 3 months ago

    why more of these videos, this has been done long before. come up with something new

  • Arno Laurie
    Arno Laurie 3 months ago

    What is Hackintosh

    MADRUGUEDS 3 months ago

    A Linus copy?

  • Hen GameZ_18
    Hen GameZ_18 3 months ago

    you should have this guy in more videos

  • Tailslol
    Tailslol 3 months ago +2

    you get less issue with a barebone linux that run a mac os vm.

  • Josh A
    Josh A 3 months ago

    So like what's the point of having an eGPU with this? I understand one for a laptop/tablet where you use it for work then get home and now it's a gaming rig. But if this isn't ever leaving your desk why don't you just make an ITX system or smaller system with the video card built in and not take the performance hit?

  • Zac Bennett
    Zac Bennett 3 months ago

    Does iMessage and FaceTime work?

  • el winex
    el winex 3 months ago

    Omg it’s like linustechtips

  • Francisco Daniel
    Francisco Daniel 3 months ago +1

    I like they try to build a “better” version and proceed to use unibeast....

  • Ferna_Postales
    Ferna_Postales 3 months ago

    "hackintoshing is way too hard" i dunno man, there was 2 guys on this video that had absolutely no idea what the hell they were doing and they still figured it out. hackintoshing today is pretty easy. also aren't there precompiled efi folders for nucs already which makes this whole process pretty much automatic?