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Buying advice and compatibility. Will this work for Mojave?

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Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Pro Wifi
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i7-9700K
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RX 580
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  1. MacBook Air
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  1. Android
I am trying to build a hackintosh with the following components and I need help choosing the cpu cooler, the power source and the box for the pc. I don't want a very expensive case for the pc and I want the cpu cooler to be a fan and as quiet as possible. Moreover, I am not really sure how to choose the power source.

I would be grateful if someone could verify if it would be possible to install macOS Mojave with the configuration that I present.

Here is what I have so far. I've checked the compatibility of both RAM and SSD from the motherboard official web page.

I am doubting between the Intel Core i7-8700K and the i7-9700k because they are very similar:
Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-es/core-i7-8th-gen-intel-core-i7-8700k/p/N82E16819117827?Description=intel%20core%20i7-8700%20k&cm_re=intel_core_i7-8700_k-_-19-117-827-_-Product

Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.9 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I79700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-en/core-i7-9th-gen-intel-core-i7-9700k/p/N82E16819117958?Description=intel%20core%20i7-9700k&cm_re=intel_core_i7-9700k-_-19-117-958-_-Product


GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-en/p/N82E16813145091?Item=9SIA0ZX8CP7668

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Memory Kit Model CMK16GX4M2B3000C15
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-en/corsair-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820233852?Item=N82E16820233852

Sapphire Radeon PULSE RX 590 8GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual HDMI / DVI-D / Dual DP w/ Backplate
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-en/sapphire-radeon-rx-590-100415p8gl/p/N82E16814202333?Item=N82E16814202333

SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 1TB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S1T0B/AM
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-en/samsung-970-evo-plus-1tb/p/N82E16820147743?Item=9SIA0ZX8PH5788

Seagate BarraCuda ST3000DM008 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-en/p/N82E16822178994?Item=9SIA0ZX8KM4765

I was planning on using the SSD just for MacOs Mojave and the HDD for Windows 10. Would it be possible to dualboot on SSD and use the remaining avaliable storage for MacOs? Would it also be possible to partition the HDD so that I can have some storage for Windows and some more for MacOs?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Jamesbond007

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Motherboard
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i7 9700KF
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I am trying to build a hackintosh with the following components and I need help choosing the cpu cooler, the power source and the box for the pc. I don't want a very expensive case for the pc and I want the cpu cooler to be a fan and as quiet as possible. Moreover, I am not really sure how to choose the power source.

I would be grateful if someone could verify if it would be possible to install macOS Mojave with the configuration that I present.

Here is what I have so far. I've checked the compatibility of both RAM and SSD from the motherboard official web page.

I am doubting between the Intel Core i7-8700K and the i7-9700k because they are very similar:
Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-es/core-i7-8th-gen-intel-core-i7-8700k/p/N82E16819117827?Description=intel%20core%20i7-8700%20k&cm_re=intel_core_i7-8700_k-_-19-117-827-_-Product

Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.9 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I79700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-en/core-i7-9th-gen-intel-core-i7-9700k/p/N82E16819117958?Description=intel%20core%20i7-9700k&cm_re=intel_core_i7-9700k-_-19-117-958-_-Product

GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-en/p/N82E16813145091?Item=9SIA0ZX8CP7668

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Memory Kit Model CMK16GX4M2B3000C15
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-en/corsair-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820233852?Item=N82E16820233852

Sapphire Radeon PULSE RX 590 8GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual HDMI / DVI-D / Dual DP w/ Backplate
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-en/sapphire-radeon-rx-590-100415p8gl/p/N82E16814202333?Item=N82E16814202333

SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 1TB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S1T0B/AM
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-en/samsung-970-evo-plus-1tb/p/N82E16820147743?Item=9SIA0ZX8PH5788

Seagate BarraCuda ST3000DM008 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
https://www.newegg.com/global/es-en/p/N82E16822178994?Item=9SIA0ZX8KM4765

I was planning on using the SSD just for MacOs Mojave and the HDD for Windows 10. Would it be possible to dualboot on SSD and use the remaining avaliable storage for MacOs? Would it also be possible to partition the HDD so that I can have some storage for Windows and some more for MacOs?

Thanks in advance.

Both 9700K and 8700K should work. Your build as configured should be compatible with Mojave. However, the 970 EVO Plus may need a firmware update for it to work with MacOS.
 
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