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Can you help me with my first hackintosh? (Video Editing and After Effects)

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Hi everyone!, first of all excuse me if my english is not so good.
I'm building my first hackintosh and I've been the last few months learning what is required to build a custo mac pro. My budget it's a little tight (can't get a killer machine) but I still have money for this stuff. Anyway, this build is for premiere video editing and after effects, hoping that it will never give me problems if I use a lot of effects, heavy rendering (2k maximum) and a lots of transparency layers in AE (with the respective effects).


A few days ago I was building this stuff with an Intel Core i7-4790K and a Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 motherboard, but someone told me that was too much for me (I didn't mention it was for a hackintosh). Well I'm not thinking very seriously to Overclock my system (unless you told me it's going to be useful), so I change the build for this:

Intel Core i7-4790
Gigabyte G1.Sniper B5
EVGA GTX 960 SSC 2GB DDR5
Kingston HyperX Fury 1866MHz 2x8GB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Corsair CX Series CX600


My concern is that between the 4790 and the 4790K there is a 400 MHz difference and I don't know if I'll be missing those Mhz :(
Also, for the Hackintosh compatibility, that build it's possible?

I'm doing dual booting for windows, so I'll put some games in that HDD (another HDD, to avoid viruses and crashes to damage the disk and risk my work) :)
 
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Hi, First of all awesome build, second, you don't need the K version unless you plan on doing some overclocking (you won't notice any speed difference with both at stock), Now about playing windows games, you could always use your pre built (Windows Machine) to stream games to your (Custom Mac) providing your pre built Windows Machine) has good hardware of course, if not, I guess dual booting works too.

Good luck, if you get stuck or need help, plenty of helpful folks here :]
 
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Hi, First of all awesome build
Thanks :D

And the Motherboard would it be compatible for hackintosh? I mean, I didn't found something about using that board so I don't know about it.

About games, I was thinking to put the Windows SO in another HDD, it seems I didn't explain that. I'm doing that because I won't risk my work mixing it with a SO that is so volatile (viruses and crashes), and to maintain some order of course.
 
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B85N Phoenix
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Intel Core i3 4360
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GTX 760
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Classic Mac
  1. Power Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
Yea it's fine :) I think dual booting seems better suited for your needs.
 
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