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2015 Hackintosh Build Advice

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Motherboard
GA-Z97X-UD5H
CPU
Intel Core i7 i7-4790K
Graphics
Asus STRIX-GTX980-D​C2OC-4GD5 256 Bit Nvidia GTX 980
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Hi guys,

Need some advice. I'm going to be building this setup in the next week. Just wanted to know if anyone has had any troubles with the Graphics card I'm getting and also, if having a 3TB HDD and 1 SSD (250GB) is going to give me some problems. I'm a User interface designer & developer. Basically, my idea for the SSD would be to have 2 partitions on it. Yosemite and Windows ratio of 60% of space for Yosemite and 40% for windows. The HDD I'd split it into 3, 1 for windows storage, games and applications, 2 for OSX storage and other applications and a 3rd for OSX Time Machine backups. Will I have trouble installing applications on the HDD for OSX, how does that work? Is this even possible and if so am I doing it the right way?

Here is my list of components:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/17PXCRSUEBNB2

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE Z97X-UD7-TH Intel LGA1150 Z97 Thunderbolt ATX Motherboard (4x DDR3, 8x USB3.0, 6x USB2.0, GBE, LAN, HDMI, DVI-I, DP)


HDD:
Seagate ST31000524AS 3.5 inch 1TB Hard Drive (Serial-ATA, 6Gb/s, 32Mb, 7200RPM)


SSD:
Samsung 2.5-Inch 250 GB 850 EVO Solid State Drive or Samsung 2.5-Inch 250 GB 840 EVO Solid State Drive (Don't know the difference between these two)


GPU:
Asus STRIX-GTX980-D​C2OC-4GD5 256 Bit Nvidia Gtx 980 Graphics Card (4GB, GDDR5, Dual Link, PCI Express)


CPU:
Intel Core i7 i7-4790K CPU (Quad Core 4GHz, Socket H3 LGA-1150)


CPU Cooler:
Corsair Hydro Series H100i All-In-One 240mm Digital High Performance Rad Liquid Cooler for CPU


RAM:
G.Skill 32GB Ripjaws X Quad Channel Memory Kit - Red (4x 8GB, DDR3, 1866MHz, 1.5v, F3-1866C10Q-32​GXL, XMP Ready)


WiFi:
TP-Link TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter


Case:
Fractal Design Define R4 PC Case - Black/Pearl


PSU:
Corsair Professional Series AX 760 Watt ATX/EPS Fully Modular 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Unit


Anyway, thats the components I'll be using. Any advice will be so helpful! Thanks :)
 

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