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Advice with Hackintosh with gigabyte GA-Z170 gaming K3

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Hello people!

I´m gonna be building a Hackintosh a.k.a CustoMac based around the CustoMac Pro June 2016 in this summer (2016) and I need some advice.

1. I would like to know If Gigabyte GA-Z170 gaming K3 is a good choice: I heard that it can be unstable and not reliable, but is a very good choice in price/performance ratio. I´d like to know if I should pick up the Gigabyte GA-Z170X gaming 5 instead... But to say the truth I´d rather pay less, but if necessary I will pay a little more...

2. I could use a little help with picking the PSU a.k.a Power Supply, I calculated that I´l need around 667Watt PSU so I consider the Corsair CX650M as a reliable choice but I am still not sure.

3. I´m not sure what is gonna be my choice in terms of a CPU cooler... I considered the Cooler Master 212 evo but it isn't in the list of parts for CustoMac pro. Can this be an incompatible CPU cooler? I really don´t know...

I´ll welcome any advice.
If I spelled anything wrong please tell me...(I´m from Slovakia and I am 12)

Thanks!
 
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Hello people!

I´m gonna be building a Hackintosh a.k.a CustoMac based around the CustoMac Pro June 2016 in this summer (2016) and I need some advice.

1. I would like to know If Gigabyte GA-Z170 gaming K3 is a good choice: I heard that it can be unstable and not reliable, but is a very good choice in price/performance ratio. I´d like to know if I should pick up the Gigabyte GA-Z170X gaming 5 instead... But to say the truth I´d rather pay less, but if necessary I will pay a little more...

2. I could use a little help with picking the PSU a.k.a Power Supply, I calculated that I´l need around 667Watt PSU so I consider the Corsair CX650M as a reliable choice but I am still not sure.

3. I´m not sure what is gonna be my choice in terms of a CPU cooler... I considered the Cooler Master 212 evo but it isn't in the list of parts for CustoMac pro. Can this be an incompatible CPU cooler? I really don´t know...

I´ll welcome any advice.
If I spelled anything wrong please tell me...(I´m from Slovakia and I am 12)

Thanks!

  1. I would go ahead and get the GA-Z170X Gaming 5 -- it has more features, ports, and slots that more than make up the $20 difference on Amazon (and it's currently $10 less expensive than the K3 on Newegg!). Of course this is in the US; it may not be the case where you are. But if you've heard the K3 can be unstable and unreliable, that's a very good reason not to buy it even if it does save you a little money.
  2. If your components list is basically the standard CustoMac Pro, the PSU calculator at http://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator says you need a minimum of 313W, so the CX650M is a more than adequate choice. I like Corsair PSUs, have always had good experiences with them.
  3. The Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212 will work fine, despite not being in the Buyer's Guide.
Good luck!
 
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  1. I would go ahead and get the GA-Z170X Gaming 5 -- it has more features, ports, and slots that more than make up the $20 difference on Amazon (and it's currently $10 less expensive than the K3 on Newegg!). Of course this is in the US; it may not be the case where you are. But if you've heard the K3 can be unstable and unreliable, that's a very good reason not to buy it even if it does save you a little money.
  2. If your components list is basically the standard CustoMac Pro, the PSU calculator at http://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator says you need a minimum of 313W, so the CX650M is a more than adequate choice. I like Corsair PSUs, have always had good experiences with them.
  3. The Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212 will work fine, despite not being in the Buyer's Guide.
Good luck!
Thanks!
 
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Hello.

Today I successfully installed EL Captain 10.11.6 on Gigabyte Z170 Gaming K3.

I just followed these instructions and it installed smoothly: http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/u...pitan-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.172672/

But there is no Network (Internet) and I have a display (monitor) issue, since it possibly doesn't recognize it? Is it a matter of the video card? I use GeForce GTX 960 4GB GDDR5.

The OS X does see and shows everything else. How is it possible to make the Internet function?

Thank you.
 
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I have just resolved Network problem by selecting Network: AppleIntelIE1000e v3.3.1 in Multi-Beast Settings.

Now, the only problem is Display. It shows only 1280x1024 resolution without any other options. So, I will work on that now.

 
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I prefer Intel NICs, so for me the K3 would be out.
 
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