I'm looking to build a hackintosh to replace my poor thrashed-to-death G4-based iBook laptop.
I've decided that I'll combine the two boxes in one. As most of my "serious writing" tools and so forth are on the Apple, I'm looking to build a Hackintosh system.
Has anyone on here successfully built such a system using COTS parts? I don't want stories of someone's neighbor's friend's dog's owner building one, but I want direct accounts. If you have, I'd like to know what hardware you're running. I'm looking for something that'll be as turn-key as possible, as I want to build and go rather than build, screw with KEXTes, munge around some more, then find that I'll never have sound.
Note: I have two Apple-built, -branded, and -based systems. Both use G4 processors, which means they're pretty slow at this point. I also have legal copies of everything on these systems, and will buy a copy of Snow Leopard. So I'll have a retail DVD to work with.