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    Hackintosh for davinci resolve and raid system


    hello,
    I am new here and in the hackintosh world and would like to share the list of equipement that I would like to build.
    To get the full performance or davinci, i went to a double graphikcard: one for gpu and a lot of cuda and one cheaper for gui.

    In paralell of davinci, i hope that FCP and CS5 will run fine. But would like feedback about it as i mostly research concerning resolve.

    Looking forward for your advice and comments.

    1. motherboard :
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
    http://www.hardwareschotte.de/preisverg ... -p21599502

    2. CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770 3,4 GHz (Ivy Bridge) Sockel 1155
    http://www.gamersware.de/product_info.p ... boxed.html
    I am wondering if a i5 would change a lot?

    3. graphik for CUDA :
    EVGA GeForce GTX 580 (03G-P3-1584-xR) 3 gb
    http://www.hardwareschotte.de/preisverg ... -p20870635

    4. Graphikcard für monitoren
    HP NVIDIA Quadro 600 1GB Grafikkarte (WS093AA)
    http://wvw.schottenland.de/preisverglei ... -p20467014
    Or will a GTX285 or GTX560 will increase a lot my setup?

    6. RAID Controler (for RAID 5)
    HighPoint RocketRAID 2720SGL, low profile, PCIe 2.0 x8
    http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/663259
    Or do you have a admise for other Raid controller such as LSI 3Ware RAID or RocketRaid 2300?

    7. Hard Drive for RAID
    4 times : Western Digital Caviar Black 2000GB, SATA 6Gb/s
    http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/603607
    Or 4x Seagate Barracuda 7200 2000GB?

    8. Hard Drive for System
    Crucial m4 SSD 128GB, 2.5", SATA 6Gb/s (CT128M4SSD2)
    http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/626829
    Or Intel 120GB SSD as it s a little cheaper? But save enough?

    9.*CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 Modular 1050 Watt CMPSU-1050HXEU
    http://wvw.schottenland.de/preisverglei ... -p20938939

    10. Video Card
    DeckLink 4K
    http://blackmagic-design.com/products/decklink4k/

    According to that list, do you see any big problem? Particulary for the pci slot and the Raid, 2 graphikcard and the video card?
    Do you have any feed-back and further advice.

    Thanks

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    Dude, that's not going to work.
    There simply isn't enough PCI Express bandwidth on the board you've picked for all the things you want to shove in it.

    Ivy Bridge CPUs only offer 16 lanes of PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth and that board can be configured, at the most, as x8/x4/x4. The Decklink card alone wants 8 lanes and the graphics cards are going to want at least as much each and then you haven't even take the RAID card into consideration.

    Either consider an older X58 system if you can get hold of one, or something similar with a Xeon chip. Alternatively there's the X79 chipset, but it's poorly supported as Apple seems to have skipped that platform entirely, at least for the time being.
    You're going to need a CPU that offers at least 32 lanes of PCI Express bandwidth and if you want something stable, then that's LGA-1366/X58.
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    I can say that the GA-X58A-UD3R and the Sabertooth X58 boards are great hacks. Nice and easy to set up and if you have that to spend then you can go high end CPU and it will hold its own quite well for a long time.

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    Thanks to correct me.

    I think I will then go for a
    Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
    http://cosh.ag/shop.php?dir=810&id=KMMB68

    or
    ASUS P9X79 WS, X79 (quad PC3-10667U DDR3)
    http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/700142

    or even
    ASUS P6T7 WS SuperComputer, X58
    http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/4369 ... filterform

    The last one is less recent, but will probably give me the biggest possibilitie to increase CPU in the future.

    Any advice concerning the motherboard and the other element ?

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    I take it you're aware you'd have to chance your CPU with these boards, yes?

    X58 is well supported, but older, X79... certain features will most likely never be supported. You'll really have to have a look at what people are using here and what rate of success they've had with their boards.

    I don't think the X58A-UD3R is suitable for your needs either, as the slots you need are placed badly. In fact, only one of Gigabyte's "gaming" boards and their overclocking board suits your needs with regards to the slots.

    The ASUS P6T7 WS SuperComputer would do the job, but I have no idea as to how easy or not it is to make to work with OS X.

    The X79 boards are clearly more targeted towards users like you, but Apple kind of skipped past Sandy Bridge-E altogether and I guess that's part of the reason you're here.
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    Re: Hackintosh for davinci resolve and raid system


    Hello,

    For the ASUS P6T7, I read in different forum that this card was particulary used for the program I want to use, Davinci : http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread ... KINTOSH***

    And so, I finally made a order according to my budget. I hope that everything will arrive save and soon.
    I will first install window, as i have a work to do really soon and that Davinci work perfectly in window. Later on, I will go for the OS install, and will probably come back with question.

    Here my setup :

    1. Mother board
    ASUS P6T7 WS SuperComputer

    2. CPU
    Intel Core i7-950 Box 8192Kb

    3. RAM
    24GB-Kit Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz CL9

    4. SSD
    Crucial M4 128GB SSD

    5. HDD (Raid5)
    4* Seagate Barracuda 7200 2000GB, SATA 6Gb/s
    I will first use a windows system and the intern Raid 5 from the motherboard (as advice by a seller). Will this work for OS aswell ? Or should i order a Raid Controller card in a near future ?

    6. Grapic Card
    2* EVGA GeForce GTX 470, 1280MB DDR5, PCI-Express

    7. Video Card
    Blackmagic Decklink SDI

    8. Power Supply
    Corsair Professional Series HX1050 Modular 1050 Watt

    9. FRACTAL DESIGN DEFINE R3 Black Pearl

    Now, I was wondering if I will need some special cooler or Fan. i would really like that the machine isn t tooo loud.

    Thanks

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    If I were you I'd get the Core i7 960 instead, it appears to be about the same price in Germany, if not cheaper http://geizhals.eu/de/?cat=cpu1366&sort=p

    The Intel RAID is not compatible with OS X, so you'd need that dedicated RAID controller.

    As for the CPU cooler, I'd suggest the H60 or maybe even the H80 from Corsair http://www.corsair.com/en/cpu-cooling-k ... ooler.html
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    Areca is probably your best choice in a dedicated raid card for OSX. The drivers are already in the OS. Just download the web config stuff from their website.
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