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  1. samisnake

    Will this work?

    are you thinking about getting those, or you already have those? if you dont already, go coffee lake.
  2. samisnake

    Question about processors? Confused here

    nope you arent misunderstanding anything. without any real competition from amd, intel was allowed to rest on its laurels from sandy bridge all the way to today. the only real improvements were in igpu performance, although amd was still beating them in that area and intel was no match for...
  3. samisnake

    Coffee Lake mATX build

    if using a graphics card, its not needed, but if using igpu it is
  4. samisnake

    Upgrading from 6700K to 7700K Sierra 10.12.6

    The upgraded H265 acceleration is via the iGPU, which you won't be using. There isn't a 10% improvement, at least not in a clock for clock comparison. https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/Intel-Core-i7-7700K-Review-Kaby-Lake-and-14nm/Clock-Clock-Kaby-Lake-Skylake-Broad The reason why a...
  5. samisnake

    Upgrading motherboard, can I use a working stable HS SSD for the new MB?

    can use your old ssd installation with your new system. most likely need to change some settings in your config.plist, as well as redoing any ssdt youre using, and replacing any kexts for audio/lan if they differ from your old board but the HS install itself will work fine
  6. samisnake

    Upgrading from 6700K to 7700K Sierra 10.12.6

    update your bios, delete any ssdt for power states you may be using and itll work straight away. its not an upgrade though. not an upgrade in any shape or form
  7. samisnake

    Before buying

    as far as builds go, its a regular hum drum build so dont worry about compatibility. personally i would research coffee lake builds (z370/8xxx cpus) as they work with osx fine. the only issue i think youd get is with the case. as far as projects go, its great, but in terms of cost/ease of...
  8. samisnake

    This one vs that one

    whichever you prefer really. i prefer asus over giga, but really it dont matter with osx these days
  9. samisnake

    Coffee Lake or not? New build for home use

    if it were my money, i wouldnt be buying kaby lake parts now. either go coffee lake, or wait till apple use coffe lake. there are users with CL systems already. so far, it seems the only issue is when using the onboard gfx as primary. with a gfx card, no issues.
  10. samisnake

    Can someone look over my parts list and provide feedback? Customac Mini Deluxe

    https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-macboy123s-coffeelake-i7-8700k-gigabyte-z370-aorus-ug-16gb-ram-2x-ssd-zotac-gtx-1080.235987/unread https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/glasgoods-high-sierra-coffee-lake-build-asus-rog-strix-z370-g-i7-8700-gtx1050-960-evo.236575/unread...
  11. samisnake

    2500K to 2700K swapout

    you wont need to reinstall for that, itll work fine. bios settings might reset, and if you are using an ssdt for power management, delete it first.
  12. samisnake

    Working Kext for Killer E2200

    youre using alxethernet.kext, use mieze's atheros kext http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/300056-solution-for-qualcomm-atheros-ar816x-ar817x-and-killer-e220x/ delete alxethernet, try with the above
  13. samisnake

    Can someone look over my parts list and provide feedback? Customac Mini Deluxe

    you could go for something like the fractal node 202 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015MKDOPU/?tag=tonymacx86com-20 silverstone also do some thin sfx cases you might like. couple that with a psu wonkeydonkey suggested. id also recommend looking into z370 itx builds over z270, with an 8 series...
  14. samisnake

    CPU Buying Advice Request

    all of them will be satisfactory, especially compared to your core2 imac. the main factor is money and time. the more money you spend on your cpu going from 2 to 4c, or possibly 4c with hyperthreading, the less time tasks will take. have you considered using a 2nd hand 6700 or similar. older...
  15. samisnake

    Can someone look over my parts list and provide feedback? Customac Mini Deluxe

    do you really want a 16inch monitor? or you want it for the portability? for a cooler, i like the noctua low profile cooler https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009VCAJ7W/?tag=tonymacx86com-20 the dan case you mentioned uses sfx (small) psus, yet youve picked a full sized. not very knowledgable on sfx...
  16. samisnake

    Buying advice needed !! for audio/music production.

    thats a very good point id overlooked, a friend of mine is delaying updating because serato didnt/doesnt work well with HS
  17. samisnake

    Buying advice needed !! for audio/music production.

    seeing as he doesnt have the os yet, his only available option would be 10.13.1 when he downloads it off the app store, negating the <10.12.6 issue entirely...
  18. samisnake

    Buying advice needed !! for audio/music production.

    this isnt the case. https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/eriks-5ghz-coffee-lake-build-i7-8700k-asrock-z370-extreme-4-gtx-960-64gb-ram.237046/ this thread details that fakecpuid only needs to be used when the igpu is used...
  19. samisnake

    Buying advice needed !! for audio/music production.

    nah, 7700k is also fully supported. i would look up coffee lake builds, from the looks of it, they are working fine natively. theres a couple guides already, and from what i can see, makes sense to go that route, but have a look for yourself. regarding preparing osx, you need to check the...
  20. samisnake

    Buying advice needed !! for audio/music production.

    any reason for a 6700k over a 7700k? if there is no substantial cost saving, go with the 7700k. but tbh id be looking at a coffee lake i5 build if i were to build a pc now. 6 cores for the price of 4. h60 is bottom end aio water cooling. gets outperformed by much cheaper air coolers, plus you...
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