Computers always give up when you don’t want them to. I was in the process of making a hackintosh out of my Intel DH77EB based desktop, relying on my 5 year old Dell laptop to do my daily work, when the laptop’s video card died. And the hackintosh just wouldn’t come to life: the Intel mother board and my video card (Geforce 640) just didn’t want to play together with Mountain Lion 10.8.3, which I was trying to run. After a few days of struggling to get it running OK, I finally gave in and ordered a Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P and rebuilt the whole desktop. I used tonymacx86′s Unibeast and Multibeast method (Mountain Lion on iTunes was just 20$! What a deal for a new computer compared to a Windows license) and it worked like a charm. I even updated to 10.8.4 with no problems and now everything is up and running again. Phew! And what a pleasure running OSX off an SSD.
That being said, my laptop is still dead. It’s going to get recycled soon, and I doubt I’ll order another one for myself. I realized my Nexus 7 was all I needed to check my e-mails, and while I couldn’t get any proper work done, I don’t think I need a laptop just in case the desktop fails.