Discussion My First Hackintosh Build (hardware and general questions)

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olleolsson

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Hi there, I´m on the forum and I need some help and advice about a coming computer build.

My plan is to build a video editing computer with mac/osx installed on it. In other words a Hackintosh.

I’m going to list the parts I´m planning to use so you guys get a feeling of what type of computer I want. I would like to call it a Hackintosh Pro hehe! ;)

Case/Chassi: Cooltek Coolcube/ Jonsbo V3+ (It looks lite it has different names!)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooltek-Coolcube-mini-tower-ITX/dp/B00CUD4H4K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1468092092&sr=8-3&keywords=cooltek+coolcube

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B015IOOJ54/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86-21
Does the including Wi-Fi chip work?

CPU/Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012M8LXQW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20

CPU Cooling: Corsair H60 (Water) or Zalman CNPS8000B Low Profile (Air)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A0HZMGA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007B5Y1EI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
(I haven´t decide yet)

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (16GB)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ballistix-Single-PC4-19200-288-Pin-Memory/dp/B0198QDM9C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1470677486&sr=8-3&keywords=Crucial+Ballistix+Sport+LT+White+16GB+DDR4-2400+UDIMM

Harddrive: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAJ412U/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20

PSU/Power supply: Corsair CS 550 Watt
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GH9NA6O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20

GPU/Graphics Card: EVGA GT 740 SC (4GB)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KJGYOGG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
(I´m pretty unsure of what graphic card I should get so it would be nice hear what card you recommend from the list here): http://www.tonymacx86.com/buyersguide/july/2016#Graphics_Cards
It should be in the same price class. I just picked the EVGA GT 740 SC because it was cheap for 4gb.

I don´t know what future technique can offer and when I’m going to use advancer cameras but I think the computer should handle both Raw-files and 4k footage.

When I start planning the build many question have come up in my head that you I hope you guys can help me with!

I´m going to use the guide from tonymacs86.com if anyone doesn´t have a better guide.

First I want to hear about your Hackintosh build and if you have any advice what to think of when building a Hackintosh.

I also wondering what specific parts that is needed for good video editing? Where to spend the money? I´m going to use Premiere Pro, (basic use with After Effects) and color grading with Davinci Resolve Lite.

Down below I have listed a few more questions:

1. How do I get the computer quiet and well cooled? Is water cooling the case or does it work with standard air cooling? I´m not sure that the case can fit water cooling, what do you think?

2. What is it that decide the computers life span? I have heard something about how well the CPU is cooled.

3. Can the life span vary between Macintosh, Hackintosh and Windows?

4. Do you think that the Hardware parts could be destroyed if the Hackintosh installation would fail?

Last but not least I´m thinking how I should come down I price! I´m going to do a review/video of the computer build pretty much like this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRX-6rWkuzk I have been doing a lots of different video projects before so I think the the quality and content could be pretty sick. So now I wonder if you guys think it is worth to contact computer stores and brands to ask about a little sponsoring? I that I good idea?

Thank you for taking the time to read. Best Regards Olle
 

awesomeian

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Some people were having some problems with this board ( http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/el-capitan-on-a-ga-z170n-wifi.178601/ ), but they have a dedicated installation guide for your board ( http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-el-capitan-on-the-skylake-h170n-wifi.178197/ ) and if you follow it, I think you will be fine. If you have a bit more money, I would recomend you upgrade your GPU to something like a 970, you can get it for a pretty good deal off of ebay because everyone is looking to upgrade to the 1070/1080. The 740 seems a bit under powered if you are pairing it with a 6700k.

EDIT
I see you mentioned wifi, the build log mentioned above says that wifi/ethernet on the board doesn't work natively. You could probably buy a different wifi card and replace it, though.
 

olleolsson

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Do you think it will be easier with the Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 board?
 
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