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[1st Build] Budget CustomMacMini - Advices

Hello, few days ago I get an idea to buy new computer, so I started to search more on internet about Hackintoshs and I end up here. Sorry for incorecet English and thanks for help ;)

So I need some budget machine for W7 and OSX. W7 for some games (low-mid details are ok) and FL studio. OSX for photoshop and everything else.

Motherboard:

MSI B85M-E43 DASH or Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 or something like that. Any better advice (max.70$) ?

I know that GA-H87N-WIFI is better for upgrade, but right now, I dont have money and I dont need more SATAs and RAM GB. Only I will need is slot for wifi and graphic card.

CPU:

Intel Core i3-4330

Is it better to buy i3 or some older cpu + nVidia GeForce 640/650 or its better for future upgrade to buy i3 and then something like GeForce GTX 660?

CPU Cooler:

Thermaltake Slim X3

RAM:

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz (1x 8GB)

Drives:

Right now I have got "Seagate Momentus 5400.6 250GB HDD 2.5", 5400RPM, SATA/300 NCQ, 8MB", some WD 320GB (but its maybe broken) and external 1TB HP Simple Save.

Is it ok ? In few months I will buy some SSD.

Case + Power Supply:

SPIRE PowerCube (same like Apex MI-008 but with 300W PS)

Is it better to buy bigger box then mini-itx becouse of temperature or it has no influnce? How many 2.5 HDD can I put in :D ?

Wifi Card:

TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter or I can use EDUP EP-N8508 / Asus USB-N10 etc.?

Keyboard + Mouse:

Is it possible to use normal pc keyboard and mouse ?

Thanks for any advices and have a nice day ;D



 

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Hello, few days ago I get an idea to buy new computer, so I started to search more on internet about Hackintoshs and I end up here. Sorry for incorrect English and thanks for help ;)

So I need some budget machine for W7 and OSX. W7 for some games (low-mid details are ok) and FL studio. OSX for photoshop and everything else.

Motherboard:

MSI B85M-E43 DASH or Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 or something like that. Any better advice (max.70$) ?

I know that GA-H87N-WIFI is better for upgrade, but right now, I dont have money and I dont need more SATAs and RAM GB. Only I will need is slot for wifi and graphic card.

CPU:

Intel Core i3-4330

Is it better to buy i3 or some older cpu + nVidia GeForce 640/650 or its better for future upgrade to buy i3 and then something like GeForce GTX 660?

CPU Cooler:

Thermaltake Slim X3

RAM:

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz (1x 8GB)

Drives:

Right now I have got "Seagate Momentus 5400.6 250GB HDD 2.5", 5400RPM, SATA/300 NCQ, 8MB", some WD 320GB (but its maybe broken) and external 1TB HP Simple Save.

Is it ok ? In few months I will buy some SSD.

Case + Power Supply:

SPIRE PowerCube (same like Apex MI-008 but with 300W PS)

Is it better to buy bigger box then mini-itx because of temperature or it has no influence? How many 2.5 HDD can I put in :D ?

Wifi Card:

TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter or I can use EDUP EP-N8508 / Asus USB-N10 etc.?

Keyboard + Mouse:

Is it possible to use normal pc keyboard and mouse ?

Thanks for any advices and have a nice day ;D




The Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 is OK for your purposes.

A GTX660 is of course a much more powerful video card than the GT640 / GTX650, but it will also require a better power supply. I would recommend at least a 400W power supply (with a 6 pin PCIe cable) if you want to use a GTX660. If you stay with the GT640 / GTX650 then a 300W power supply may be enough, depending on your other hardware.

If you want to use a m-ATX motherboard like the GA-H81M-HD3, you can't use a mini-ITX case anyway. Get a bigger case designed for a m-ATX motherboard.
 
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