Description

I built this machine about a month and a half ago and have been running only windows 8.1 and havent minded using it that much but I am a pretty casual gamer and I need the computer for everyday tasks and to edit in Final Cut Pro. I have windows to play the occasional game. Putting mac on this computer was such a hassle. I have made 3 or 4 hackintoshes before this one and they all were quite seamless but with this computer I kept getting strange issues. No one on the internet were getting any of the kernel panics or hangs I was getting when booting but I eventually figured it out. The computer has only been running osx for a couple of hours but it flies through the UI. Haven't tested FCPX yet but I downloaded and can imagine that it will fly. Havent tinkered with over clocking with amc yet because sometimes overclocking can cause issues with osx. I got the cpu to 4.6 easy with the h75 and it was staying around 60-70c running prime 95

If I was building this computer right now I would have chosen a lot of different parts but until x99 and gtx 900 series cards get osx support this will be what I am using. I expect x99 and 9xx to be compatible with mac in the next few months and when that happens I will most likely upgrade to a 5820k with an asus x99 deluxe with 16 or 32 gb of ram and a gtx 980. And probably raid 0 ssds and a custom loop.

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 7 points

Seriously, your planned upgrades sound like a new parts list. But this build is already great!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

hahah yeah basically. I am kind of obsessed with selling and building new pcs...

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Out of curiosity, where do you sell your PCs? Ebay, or maybe some website like craigslist? I want to upgrade most of my components but have never sold a complete system before!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I mostly sell them on eBay. They take a decent chunk of the money but you can usually sell the computer for more than you spent to build the computer. Cragislist isn't a bad idea either but it will be harder to find someone because they have to live relatively close to you.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks for the advice. (: If I could, I would build computers for fun on my days off and sell them for just a little over cost. I just love building!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah I wanted to do that too but it is tough because sometimes it is hard to sell them.

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

might as well make a new build with so many planned future upgrades... still looks pretty cool though:) +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job, best of both worlds :) +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy S*** you spent $800 on a graphics card?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

$700

  • 63 months ago
  • -2 points

still that card is alright, but why did you not go with a R9 270 there a lot better price and performance wise

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. R9 270 vs 780 TI... Nope. Also, a Hackintosh pretty much requires an nvidia GPU.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

i meant R9 270 - R9 290x2, i did not know that, i thought that if apple uses it than you could use it in your build

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Apple never used a 295x2...

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey do you have a guide for the build? Have been wanting to build one since start of this year but havent got the time to do so, thinking this november.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the dual boot

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the H75? I can't make up my mind on whether to buy one or not.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

It's actually pretty good. I got the cpu and the h75 on eBay as a bundle and it was the same price as just the 4790k so thats really the only reason I bought it. If you can't find a good deal then I would say spend the extra $20 and get an h100i or h105 or h110 whatever you can fit in your system. But, despite that it has worked pretty well for what I am doing.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, +1 :)

Oh, and what's the desktop background?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

If you like the background go on facets.la a guy named Justin Maller creates all these really cool art pieces with geometric shapes.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like that case, nice build!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Same, the case is pretty space efficient and keeps airflow directed and the sound dampening makes it really quiet.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great. What are you going to do with this build after you get the new parts? +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I am going to sell this once x99 and the gtx 980 work with mac. Which should hopefully be next month when they release Yosemite.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you mean The silent hackintosh dual boot. OSX 10.9.5 and windows 8.1 Pro not The silent hackintosh duel boot. OSX 10.9.5 and windows 8.1 Pro.Or you just like the title the way it is?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

You say you've Hackintoshed before? I'm looking into Hackintoshing, and have been looking for someone who knows a thing or two. Great build!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hackintoshing your computer isnt very difficult at all if you have the right parts. The easiest way to get a hackintosh up and running is going on tonymacx86.com and try to copy someones build as close as you can because then you can take their settings. Also, the people on tonymac will help you out with really anything you need.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

hey what are your fps for minecraft in the new 1.8 also do you play ksp

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

780 tis can play minecraft at well over 60 fps and I don't know what ksp is.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

780tis can play Minecraft at well over 1000 FPS. I have two 780tis, and that is without SLI!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Kerbal space program here is the creates website kerbalspaceprogram.com also what is your email i will send you the full version for free

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you like Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H board? I wanted to buy one but dropped it in the last minute due to some negative review. Please share what you liked about it, thank you.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a really nice motherboard. It really has anything you can need. Full length m.2. Sata express etc. It has a lot of sata 3 and usb 3 and looks pretty nice. It isn't the nicest board in the world but it has just about everything you need.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for responding.

I hope you had a good experience with Hackintosh installation. Did you hit any roadblocks or hardware/software issues?

It has been couple of years I haven't tried out. I own a lot of Apple hardware but this time I think I'll consider doing one in a couple of months with 5930K and Gigabyte board subject to cool holiday discounts.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking into building something similar to your machine but I was wondering if you've tried Yosemite?

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  • 63 months ago
  • 4 points

Thank You for the kind words. :)