first build advice

  1. Savee

    What do you think about our build?

    Hi guys, we try to build our first hackintosh and we decided to use this specs: Mobo: gigabyte z370 hd3p CPU: i5 8600k RAM: 2x4GB 2666mhz vengeance lpx CPU COOLER:Kraken x62 PSU: cooler master 750w Ssd: crucial mx500 Nvme: samsung 960 evo 250gb Could anyone give us some advice to us to get it...
  2. MistakenLuminary

    Liquid Cooling Question

    First off, this is my first post and I am looking into creating a hackintosh, so hello! From what I've heard from my Mac, the CPU fans only seem to turn on when there is heavy load, otherwise they are on low power or possibly off. Will a hackintosh's CPU fan behave the same way? I am planning on...
  3. TimKappel6

    Need Help On First Time Build

    I am very new to this Hackintosh idea but very excited to try it out. I figure the worst that happens is I just convert my build to a nice PC. I've used PC's my whole life but I am wanting to get into video editing. I tried final cut pro on a buddy's computer and really liked how everything...
  4. Maveric55

    Problems Installing RX 580 on 10.12.6

    Hi everyone, I've been using my system fine for the last 5 months, stable on macOS Sierra 10.12.6. However, I decided to purchase an RX 580, hearing of it's compatibility in 10.12.6. I've been having some serious trouble getting it to work though. There is conflicting information on whether on...
  5. GeraldMR

    FIRST TIME BUILD. FILMMAKER.

    Hello there dear all, I'm planing on my first Hackintosh build, actually PC build ever. I've been using Macs for long time, though have to admit for an upcoming project I'd rather save money and put it into my film, and this seems like the best community out there. I was wondering if I could...
  6. mikjess

    MOBO Advice - MSI X99A SLI Krait Edition

    As the title states I have a MSI X99A SLI Krait Edition motherboard and want to create a dual boot system on two drives; one drive with Mac OSX and the other Windows 10. When I built my desktop I didn't know or think about Hackintosh compatible hardware at the time. This will be my first...
  7. PurpleJansport

    What would you change in this build?

    I've been playing with the idea of making a hackintosh for work(music production) for a while now. My 4 year old macbook pro is starting to slow down on me when I'm working with bigger music files and I'd rather just have a dedicated computer for beat making and music editing and mixing anyway...
  8. javyer58

    [FIRST BUILD] Gets stuck at Apple when trying to do fresh install

    Hi, I'm trying to do a fresh install of MacOS Sierra in my first and new rig for video editing. I'll give you the specs GIGABYTE GA-Z270XP-SLI i7 7700K EVGA GTX 1060 ACX 2.0 6GB 32 GB of Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 2133 MHz RAM 240 GB SanDisk SSD PLUS 3 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD Corsair H100i...
  9. AlanBKK

    First Macintosh build, looking for confirmation on hardware.

    Thank you for your time and reviewing this post. I read through the threads as well as the buyers guide and I believe what I selected would work. I am trying to build a home office Hackintosh that would run MS Office, surf the web, videos, run Eclipse IDE, and all the other typical programs an...
  10. RandyBoBandy

    First Hackintosh Build

    Hey Everyone! I'm planning on building my first hackintosh, I've followed the buyer's guide and think I have a pretty decent set up for a good price. I was wondering if some experienced veterans out there could give me a few recommendations or make note of any issues/mistakes I might have as...
  11. JacobZ

    Hackintosh for Public Performance Usage

    Hey everyone, my name's Jacob. I'm a certified IT technician and I was asked by a church to build them a multimedia machine for no more than $1500. I'm planning on building a multimedia Hackintosh Pro based off of the specs on the buyer's guide for a church venue. A good friend of mine said that...
  12. gauthieral

    For video editing and music recording

    Hello, I've been interested in building a Hackintosh for a long time now, and now that I have a bit more free time, I'm ready to get more serious about it. I'd like a very stable machine, that works with Sierra, and that I'd use mostly for video editing and for music recording, therefore I'd...
  13. aschonew

    CPU with more than 4 cores

    Looking to start a first build. Is it possible to use a cpu with more than 4-cores? I'm looking at the Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor, will this work even though its not on the Buyer's Guide list? Attached a screenshot at the parts I'm looking at. Would love any advice you guys...
  14. Holopoly

    First Hackintosh

    Hello guys, I've just build a gaming pc. Not specificly for a hackitosh just wondering if its possible? This are the specs: Intel core i5 6400 Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2H 8gb ddr4 ram 1tb western blue Corsair CX450M MSI radeon rx 480 gaming x 4gb So i was wondering of i can make this machine work...
  15. MarioC3

    Building my first ever Hackintosh - CustomMac Pro

    Hi, So, I tried a year ago to build something, didn't happen, so let's try again. I finally have a better job and can afford a really good computer. I have a MacBook Pro 13" 16GB, and I like it, because I can use it on school and in my job... BUT, sometimes it gets laggy and freezes, and I've...
  16. LiveBreatheDesign

    Nervous about first build - please help

    Hi everyone-- I'm new to the forum and although I've built many PCs in the past this will be my first CustoMac. I've assembled a parts list and have made several adjustments based on the guides and forum threads, but I just wanted to see what you guys thought and if you see any red flags as far...
  17. HKPROD

    Building hackintosh that works with Apollo 8p Thunderbolt 2 Interface

    Hi everyone, First of all I would like to say that this site is amazing!! Found so much info thats so nice and neat. So, I´m going to build my first hackintosh thats going to be in my music studio. I just bought the new Apollo 8p Thunderbolt 2 and it works great on my macbook pro mid2012. I...
  18. ajnin03

    How reliable is the CustoMac buyer's guide?

    As the question suggests, I'm curious to know whether the buyer's guide (http://www.tonymacx86.com/buyersguide/june/2016#Motherboards) can be trusted completely. Can any component on the guide be used to assemble a hackintosh? I'm planning to build a PC (from scratch) which will dual boot...
  19. WickedMegaNoob

    Noob Looking for help! Build a video editing powerhouse

    Hey Guys I was on the youtube today researching a few different types of macs as I am in the market for something new. I honestly had never even thought of building my own machine until today. Im looking to do a lot video editing. That being said I was thinking the Mac Pro, but the price is...
  20. CMMdavy

    First Time Build

    Hi I am looking at building my first budget Hackintosh. The components that I am thinking of using as follows: Motherboard: GIGABYTE H81M-S2PH H81 Express Chipset Socket LGA1150 Motherboard CPU: Intel Core i3-4330 Hard Drive: 500gig SATA2 RAM: 4Gig DDR3 133 Case: Mini ATX I will then want...
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