- Apr 7, 2011
- Asrock Z370 Extreme4
- GeForce GTX 960
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Hey Erik, lovely build there! Strangely enough my Hackintosh history is much the same as yours. Started with high core count machines that were a pain to get working (X99 meanies) and found lower end builds with faster single-core cpus were performing better. So was about to go with a 7700K when I found your build guide. Hell we even have the same monitors and case!
Wondering if you can suggest any different hardware purchases for 8700K Hackintoshes? Particularly with regard to motherboards? Also, any reason why this might not work if going with Sierra instead of High Sierra?
Sounds like you have good taste
Yeah, I'd go with the 8700k. Motherboards are the same cost, the CPU is like $80 more at Newegg, and you get a better CPU. The Z370 chipset is basically identical to the Z270.
High Sierra has been seamless for me. But I booted my old install into Sierra and it loaded fine, so I wouldn't worry about it not working with Sierra.