Building a CustoMac Hackintosh: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

When running macOS as your main operating system, supported and compatible components are extremely important. That is why we have created a large selection of example systems along with a comprehensive list of the best available hardware. The components listed here might not be the only ones that work, but based on our research they're the easiest and best supported options. Use the following Buyer's Guide as a shopping list or as a jumping off point for further customization. Either way you'll be supporting this site by purchasing through these links, so thanks in advance!

CustoMac Mini

The CustoMac Mini is a bare-bones CustoMac in a shoebox sized case featuring a Z370 mini-iTX motherboard plus a Coffee Lake CPU and no graphics card. The case includes a power-efficient power supply unit. Less parts, less power, less heat, less cost. Because of the small size of the Apex Mini-008 case referenced below, overclockable "K" CPUs are not recommended.

Please note, the included Intel m.2 card includes both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but only the bluetooth features are available under macOS. For continuity and handoff support in macOS, please see this thread.

Motherboards

ASUS ROG Strix H370-I Gaming mini-ITX

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Gigabyte H370N WIFI mini-ITX

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CPU Coolers

Thermaltake Slim X3 Low Profile (Air)

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RAM

Crucial Budget (8GB)

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Crucial Budget (16GB)

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Crucial Budget (32GB)

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CPUs

Core i3-8100

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Core i5-8400

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Drives

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

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Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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Cases

Apex MI-008 (w/ 250W Power Supply)

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Drives

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

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CustoMac Mini Deluxe

The CustoMac Mini "Deluxe" is a no-compromise build featuring a Z370 mini-ITX motherboard and an overclockable quad-core or hexacore Coffee Lake CPU. The BitFenix Phenom is a unique way of thinking about a mini-ITX system, as it's not exactly small. It's about the size of a mATX case, making room for multiple hard drives, and a full sized graphics card. The Z370 motherboard is also capable of overclocking if you use a "K" CPU, and there is even room for a water cooler for the CPU.

For a great example build from one of our own forum members, see this Gigabyte Z370N build thread.

Please note that the included Intel m.2 card includes both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but only the bluetooth features are available under macOS. For continuity and handoff support in macOS, please see this thread.

Please note, "K" CPUs do not come with a basic CPU cooler.

Motherboards

Gigabyte Z370N WIFI mini-ITX

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING mini-ITX

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CPUs

Core i7-8700K

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Core i5-8600K

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Core i3-8350K

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CPU Coolers

Thermaltake Slim X3 Low Profile (Air)

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Corsair H60 (Water)

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RAM

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (8GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (16GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (32GB)

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Drives

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

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Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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PSUs

Corsair CS 550 Watt

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Cases

BitFenix Phenom (White)

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BitFenix Phenom (Black)

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Graphics Cards

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Black

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Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 8GB AMD

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CustoMac mATX

A mid-sized build with a quad-core or hexacore CPU, maxed out RAM, and lots of expandability. If you don't use the PCIe slot, we recommend the PCIe card below for native WIFI and Bluetooth support.

For an example guide using parts from this build, see this ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G build thread.

Please note, "K" CPUs do not come with a basic CPU cooler.

Motherboards

Gigabyte H370M DS3H mATX

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Gigabyte Z370M-DS3H mATX

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI AC) mATX

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CPUs

Core i7-8700K

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Core i5-8600K

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Core i3-8350K

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CPU Coolers

Thermaltake Slim X3 Low Profile (Air)

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Corsair H60 (Water)

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Graphics Cards

Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 8GB AMD

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Black

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RAM

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (8GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (16GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (32GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (64GB)

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Drives

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

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Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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PSUs

Corsair CS 550 Watt

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Cases

BitFenix Phenom M (White)

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BitFenix Phenom M (Black)

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Accessories

TP-Link Archer T9E 802.11AC AC1900

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CustoMac Budget ATX

A powerful desktop build with budget-minded parts. This build contains an ATX-sized motherboard, a quad-core Coffee Lake CPU and budget graphics card. If you don't use the PCIe slot, we recommend the PCIe card below for native WIFI.

Motherboards

Gigabyte H370 HD3 ATX

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Gigabyte Z370P D3 ATX

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RAM

Crucial Budget (8GB)

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CPUs

Core i3-8100

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RAM

Crucial Budget (16GB)

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Crucial Budget (32GB)

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Crucial Budget (64GB)

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Drives

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

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Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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PSUs

Corsair CS 550 Watt

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Cases

Corsair Carbide 300R

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Accessories

TP-Link Archer T9E 802.11AC AC1900

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CustoMac Pro

A full-sized build with a hexacore CPU, maxed out RAM, and lots of expandability. If you don't use the PCIe slot, we recommend the PCIe card below for native WIFI and Bluetooth support.

Forum moderator stork wrote a detailed build post using the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO from this build.

Please note, "K" CPUs do not come with a basic CPU cooler.

Motherboards

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming WIFI ATX

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO ATX

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING ATX

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CPUs

Core i9-9900K

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Core i7-8700K

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Core i5-8600K

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CPU Coolers

Corsair H60 (Water)

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RAM

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (32GB)

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CPU Coolers

Thermaltake Slim X3 Low Profile (Air)

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RAM

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (8GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (16GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (64GB)

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Drives

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

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Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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PSUs

Corsair RM 650x Watt

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Cases

Corsair Carbide 300R

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Accessories

TP-Link Archer T9E 802.11AC AC1900

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Graphics Cards

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Black

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Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 8GB AMD

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Motherboards

We recommend 300-series motherboards for their simple post-installation, supported audio codecs, and network controllers.

Note: Some motherboards will not support resolutions higher than 1080p at 60hz. Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA graphics resolutions greater than 1080p at 60hz resolution require DisplayPort. NVIDIA 9xx cards with HDMI or DisplayPort will support displays to 4K at 60hz.

Gigabyte Z370 HD3 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte Z370 HD3P ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte Z370XP SLI ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V, Killer E2500

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Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming WIFI ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
Creative Sound
Video:
HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte Z370P D3 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI
Network:
8111H

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Gigabyte Z370M-DS3H mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
8111H

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Gigabyte Z370N WIFI mini-ITX

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
2xHDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte H370 HD3 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte H370M D3H mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte H370M DS3H mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI, DP, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte H370N WIFI mini-ITX

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMIx2, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG Strix H370-F Gaming ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220A
Video:
HDMI, DVI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS TUF H370-Pro Gaming WIFI ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, VGA, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS PRIME H370-A/CSM ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, VGA, DVI
Network:
Realtek 8111H

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ASUS PRIME H370-Plus ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, VGA, DVI
Network:
Realtek 8111H

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI AC) mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS PRIME H370M-PLUS/CSM mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, VGA, DVI
Network:
Intel I-219V

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ASUS ROG Strix H370-I Gaming mini-ITX

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC1220A
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I-219V

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MSI H370 GAMING PLUS ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
DVI, DP
Network:
Intel I-219V

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MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I-219V

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MSI H370M BAZOOKA mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
DVI, HDMI
Network:
IRealtek RTL8111H

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ASUS TUF Z370-PRO GAMING ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220A
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220A
Video:
HDMI, DVI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220A
Video:
HDMI, DVI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS PRIME Z370-P ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Realtek 8111H

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ASUS PRIME Z370-A ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220A
Video:
HDMI, DVI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock Z370 Taichi ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel I211-AT

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ASRock Z370 Pro4 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock Z370 Extreme4 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Professional Gaming i7 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel I211AT

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ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel I211-AT

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MSI Z370-A PRO ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
DP, DVI, VGA
Network:
RTL8111H

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MSI Z370 SLI PLUS ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z370 PC PRO ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z370 KRAIT GAMING ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z370 GODLIKE GAMING ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
None
Network:
E2500 x3

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MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
DVI, DP, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z370 GAMING M5 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Killer E2500

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CPUs

We recommend 8th Generation Coffee Lake Core i desktop CPUs for 300-series motherboards. All CPUs feature Intel HD 630 integrated graphics. Please note, these CPUs will NOT work with older LGA 1151 motherboards. 370-series motherboards will require a BIOS update in order to use 9-series CPUs.

All Intel Socket 1151 CPUs except "K" come with a basic CPU cooler.

Core i3-8100

3.6Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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Core i3-8350K

4.0Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 8MB L3 Cache / 91W Max TDP

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Core i5-8400

2.8Ghz / 6 Cores / 6 Threads, Turbo / 9MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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Core i5-8600K

3.6Ghz / 6 Cores / 6 Threads, Turbo / 9MB L3 Cache / 95W Max TDP

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Core i5-9600K

3.7Ghz / 6 Cores / 6 Threads, Turbo / 9MB L3 Cache / 95W Max TDP

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Core i7-8700

3.2Ghz / 6 Cores / 12 Threads, Turbo / 12MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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Core i7-8700K

3.7Ghz / 6 Cores / 12 Threads, Turbo / 12MB L3 Cache / 95W Max TDP

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Core i7-8086K

4.0Ghz / 6 Cores / 12 Threads, Turbo / 12MB L3 Cache / 95W Max TDP

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Core i7-9700K

3.6Ghz / 8 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo / 12MB L3 Cache / 95W Max TDP

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Core i9-9900K

3.6Ghz / 8 Cores / 16 Threads, Turbo / 16MB L3 Cache / 95W Max TDP

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CPU Coolers

All Intel Socket 1151 CPUs except "K" come with a basic CPU cooler. An aftermarket CPU cooler is recommended for overclocking. If you're unsure whether you need a cooler, see this post. The following CPU coolers have been chosen as they are known to work without issues.

All Intel Socket 1151 CPUs except "K" come with a basic CPU cooler.

Corsair H55 Quiet

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Corsair H60 (Water)

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Corsair H75

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Corsair H105

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Thermaltake Slim X3 Low Profile (Air)

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ARCTIC Freezer i30 Extreme (Air)

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ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 (Air)

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Cooler Master Blade Master 120mm Case/CPU fan

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Arctic Silver Arcticlean Thermal Cooling Material Remover

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Tuniq TX-4 High Performance Thermal Grease

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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

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NVIDIA Graphics Cards

PLEASE NOTE: NVIDIA has not released graphics drivers for MacOS Mojave yet- for now AMD Radeon graphics are the only non-Intel graphics that work in MacOS Mojave.

One of the most important components in a custom build is the graphics card. If you're building a CustoMac, it's an especially tricky decision. Not only do you have to worry about what will be a good performer for the cost, but you also have to be informed about what is fully supported, and what is not. Each gives a range of port options, install compatibility, and is known to work with minimal configuration. Furthermore, it's now possible to use multiple NVIDIA cards in tandem- dual and triple cards are enabled by default.

All current NVIDIA GeForce ‘Pascal’ based graphics cards listed here require alternate NVIDIA graphics drivers to enable full acceleration. See here for details.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti G1 Gaming

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMIx3, DP, DVI
Clock:
1392MHzMHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti WindForce

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMIx3, DP, DVI
Clock:
1328MHzMHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1341MHzMHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMIx2, DP, DVI
Clock:
1303MHzMHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1290MHzMHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 WindForce

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMIx3, DP, DVI
Clock:
1392MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 OC Low Profile

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMIx2, DP, DVI
Clock:
1366MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1354MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 OC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1379MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 SSC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1430MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 SC Single Fan

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1417MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 FTW

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1442MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1050

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1354MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SSC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1366MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Single Fan

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1354MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti FTW

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1379MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1290MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6GB

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DPx3, DVI
Clock:
1620MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC 6GB

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVIx2
Clock:
1531MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WindForce OC 6GB

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1556MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 3GB

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
3GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1594MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC 3GB

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
3GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1531MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WindForce OC 3GB

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
3GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1556MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DPx3, DVI
Clock:
1620MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Single Fan

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1506MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SSC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB FTW DT

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1506MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB FTW

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1620MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB FTW+ DT

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1506MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB FTW+

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1632MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB REF

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1506MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Single Fan

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
3GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1506MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB SC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
3GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB SSC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
3GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB FTW DT

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
3GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1506MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB FTW

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
3GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1620MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB FTW+ DT

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
3GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1506MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB FTW+

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
3GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1632MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Xtreme Gaming

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1670MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WindForce

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1556MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Rock

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1620MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1506MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC2

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1594MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Black

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1594MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1594MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 REF

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1506MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 HYBRID

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1594MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW2

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW HYBRID

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW DT

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1506MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1506MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Blower

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1506MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 GAMING

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti SC GAMING ACX

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GAMING

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1733MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
11GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1480MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme WaterForce

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1759MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Waterblock

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1759MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Premium

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1759MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1759MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 WindForce

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1632MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo Cooling

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1632MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Rock

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1632MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1695MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Aorus Extreme

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1759MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
11GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1556MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
11GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1556MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
11GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1569MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
11GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1480MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC2

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1708MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1708MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 REF

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 HYBRID

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1708MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1721MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW HYDRO COPPER

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1721MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW HYBRID

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1721MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1721MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Classified

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1721MHz

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Blower

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Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
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HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1607MHz

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NVIDIA GeForce Titan X Pascal

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
12GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1417MHz

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EVGA GeForce Titan X SC

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Dual Slot
Memory:
12GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1127MHz

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EVGA GeForce Titan X Pascal

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
12GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1000MHz

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EVGA GeForce Titan X Hydro Copper

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Dual Slot
Memory:
12GB DDR5
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HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1152MHz

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EVGA GeForce Titan X Hybrid

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Memory:
12GB DDR5
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HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
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1152MHz

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AMD Graphics Cards

As of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, Apple has added support for the following AMD graphics cards. Please note these cards have only very recently become officially supported and may be more complicated to configure than NVIDIA graphics cards.

Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 8GB AMD

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
2xHDMI, 2xDP, DVI
Clock:
1366MHz

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XFX RX 580 8GB AMD

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1407MHz

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Sapphire RX 570 Pulse 8GB AMD

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Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1284MHz

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XFX RX 570 8GB AMD

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Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1328MHz

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Sapphire Vega 56 8GB AMD

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
2xHDMI, 2xDP
Clock:
1266MHz

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XFX Vega 56 8GB AMD

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Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP
Clock:
1156MHz

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Sapphire Vega 64 8GB AMD

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Dual Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
2xHDMI, 2xDP
Clock:
1373MHz

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AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Air AMD

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
16GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP
Clock:
1382MHz

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AMD Pro WX 7100 8GB AMD

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Single Slot
Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
4xDP
Clock:
1188MHz

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AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 AMD

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Memory:
8GB DDR5
Ports:
6xDP
Clock:
1500MHz

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RAM

It is very important to choose the proper RAM for your CustoMac. We recommend at least 16GB of 2133Mhz DDR4 240-Pin dual channel memory.

Crucial Budget (8GB)

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Crucial Budget (16GB)

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Crucial Budget (32GB)

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Crucial Budget (64GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (8GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (16GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (32GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (64GB)

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Crucial Ballistic Elite (8GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Elite (16GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Elite (32GB)

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Solid State Drives

We recommend using a solid state drive (SSD) for your system or boot drive for maximum performance and a traditional hard drive for your data. The following 6Gb/s drive examples are known to work without issues.

Crucial MX300 275GB

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Crucial MX300 525GB

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Crucial MX300 750GB

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Crucial MX300 1TB

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Crucial MX300 2TB

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Crucial MX500 1TB

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Samsung 970 PRO 1TB

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Samsung 970 PRO 512GB

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Samsung 970 EVO 1TB

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Samsung 970 EVO 2TB

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Samsung 970 EVO 250GB

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Samsung 970 EVO 500GB

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Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB

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Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB

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Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 1TB

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Samsung 960 PRO NVMe M.2 512GB

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Samsung 960 PRO NVMe M.2 1TB

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Samsung 960 PRO NVMe M.2 2TB

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Samsung 860 PRO 256GB

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Samsung 860 PRO 512GB

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Samsung 860 PRO 1TB

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Samsung 860 PRO 2TB

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Samsung 860 PRO 4TB

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Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

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Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

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Samsung 860 EVO 1TB

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Samsung 860 EVO 2TB

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Samsung 860 EVO 4TB

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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

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Samsung 850 EVO 1TB

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Samsung 850 EVO 2TB

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Samsung 850 EVO 4TB

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Samsung 850 PRO 256GB

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Samsung 850 PRO 512GB

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Samsung 850 PRO 1TB

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Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 250GB

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Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 500GB

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Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 1TB

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Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB

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Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB

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Hard Drives

The storage/data drives listed here were chosen for their large capacity and speed. However, we don't advise using them as your system/boot drive.

Seagate Barracuda 500GB

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Seagate Barracuda 1 TB

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Seagate Barracuda 2 TB

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Seagate Barracuda 3 TB

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Seagate Barracuda 6TB

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Seagate Barracuda 8TB

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Power Supplies

The following power supplies have been chosen as they are known to work without issues.

Corsair CS 550 Watt

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Corsair RM 650x Watt

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Corsair AX 860 Watt

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Corsair SF450 SFF 450W

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Corsair SF600 SFF 600W

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Cases

The case is one of the most universal parts, although you need to make sure that your motherboard and chosen parts will fit. Each link refers to the details of the product, where you can see what sizes are recommended. The following cases have been chosen as they are known to work without issues.

Apex MI-008 (w/ 250W Power Supply)

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Cooler Master Elite 110

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Cooler Master Elite 120

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Cooler Master Elite 130

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BitFenix Prodigy (White)

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BitFenix Prodigy (Black)

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BitFenix Prodigy (Orange)

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BitFenix Prodigy (Red)

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BitFenix Prodigy (Green)

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BitFenix Prodigy (Blue)

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BitFenix Phenom (White)

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BitFenix Phenom (Black)

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Fractal Design Define Mini Silent

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BitFenix Prodigy M (White)

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BitFenix Prodigy M (Black)

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BitFenix Phenom M (White)

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BitFenix Phenom M (Black)

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Corsair Core 1500

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Fractal Design Core 1300

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Fractal Design Core 1100

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Fractal Design Core 1000

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Silverstone PS07

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Corsair Carbide 100R

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Corsair Carbide 100R Silent

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Corsair Carbide 200R

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Corsair Carbide 300R

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Corsair Carbide 400R

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Corsair Carbide 500R

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BitFenix NEOS Black (front bezel color options: Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Silver)

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BitFenix NEOS White (front bezel color options: Silver, Red, Purple, Blue)

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Fractal Design Define R4 Silent

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Corsair Graphite 600T

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Lian Li PC-A05FNB Black Aluminum Mid Tower

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Lian Li PC-TU100B

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NZXT Source 530 Full Tower Computer Case

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Silverstone Mini-ITX Slim Small Form Factor

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Operating Systems

Apple macOS 10.14 Mojave

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Apple macOS 10.13 High Sierra

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Apple macOS 10.12 Sierra

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Apple OS X 10.11 El Capitan

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Apple OS X 10.7 Lion

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Apple OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro USB Drive

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

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Microsoft Windows 10 Home USB Drive

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Microsoft Windows 10 Home

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Canonical Ubuntu

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Monitors

The following range of monitors were selected because of their quality, range of features and prices. We've included most of the user-verified 4K monitors detailed here.

Note: Some motherboards will not support resolutions higher than 1080p at 60hz. Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA graphics resolutions greater than 1080p at 60hz resolution require DisplayPort. NVIDIA 9xx cards with HDMI or DisplayPort will support displays to 4K at 60hz.

Acer Predator 34-inch Curved UltraWide QHD

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Acer Predator Z35 35-inch Curved Full HD

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Acer 34-inch UltraWide UQHD

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ASUS VS228H-P Budget

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Dell UltraSharp U2414H Budget

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ASUS PA248Q Budget

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Dell UltraSharp U2412M Mid-range

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ASUS PB278Q Mid-range

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Dell UltraSharp U2713HM Mid-range

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Dell UP2414Q Highend

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Dell UP3214Q Highend

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LG WQHD IPS Curved 34-Inch LED 34UC97-S

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LG 31MU97-B Highend

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LG 34" UltraWide WQHD UM95 34UM95 IPS Curved

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Dell UltraSharp UP2715K Highend

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Dell Ultra HD 4K Monitor P2415Q 24-Inch Mid-range

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Dell Ultra HD 4k Monitor P2715Q Mid-range

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Input Devices

The following accessories have been chosen as they are known to work without issues. If planning to use Bluetooth exclusively, access to a USB keyboard is also helpful to get into the UEFI and to access the bootloader menus.

Apple Magic Keyboard

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Apple Magic Keyboard 2 with Keypad (Space Gray)

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Apple Wired Keyboard

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Apple Wireless Keyboard

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Logitech Wireless Keyboard K750

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Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus

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Logitech Wireless Mini Keyboard K760 (Bluetooth)

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Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch K811 Keyboard

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Kanex MultiSync Full-Size Bluetooth Keyboard (White)

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Kanex MultiSync Aluminum Bluetooth Full Size Keyboard

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Kanex MultiSync Mini Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard

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Apple Magic Mouse 2 (Space Gray)

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Apple Magic Mouse 2

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Apple Magic Mouse

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