This build was inspired by Luke Miani's YouTube channel, and his successes updating older Mac computers to run current MacOS builds, as well as fully upgrading the hardware inside to gain current functionality. The recipe for this computer was somewhat extensive, and the parts in this build are worth the asking price alone (sans labor to put everything together). The computer started as a run of the mill, near base model 2012 iMac, but has been fully upgraded with. I7 3770S quad core processor, with hyper threading. 1TB SATA SSD (Crucial brand), new.802.11 a/c/Bluetooth Broadcom wireless card. I used OpenCore software to update the firmware to ignore Apple's "planned obsolescence" of these older but very capable machines.
The software allows patching from Apple's servers once it's been installed, which is depicted in the photos above. This machine is still quite quick, and very capable.
It would make a great first computer for a young student, or for anyone else looking for an entry into the Apple "ecosphere". I do not recommend installing Windows on the boot drive as Bootcamp conflicts with OpenCore. It will install to an external drive, however, and I can offer assistance making a bootable Windows 10 Pro drive for this machine.Feel free to make an offer on this computer, as no reasonable one will be refused. The listing includes a power cable only. No keyboard or mouse will be included. I consider this iMac to be in "good" condition with some scratches, dents, and poor packing evidence on the body of the machine (which I attempted to photo). From 3ft, none of the scratches and such are remarkable, or really even evident. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Desktops & All-In-Ones\Apple Desktops & All-In-Ones". The seller is "rachel_in_al" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Mexico, Canada.