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Hey Everyone!

I'm planning on building my first hackintosh, I've followed the buyer's guide and think I have a pretty decent set up for a good price. I was wondering if some experienced veterans out there could give me a few recommendations or make note of any issues/mistakes I might have as this is my first computer build lol. If everything goes according to plan I will definitely have updates and pictures and everything for you guys.

Heres the Specs:

CPU - i5 6500 3.2Ghz 6thGen Quad Core

MoBo - Asus H170M-Plus/Csm microATX

RAM - Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2400 (mobo only takes ddr4 2133 but according to what I looked up should just run at 2133)

Drive - Crucial 275GB SSD (prob will throw a 1TB WD Blue or something in at a later date)

PSU - Corsair CS 550w (I have a Thermaltake TR2 500w from another pc I was thinking about using but might just pick up the Corsair, seems like a better quality PSU)

GPU - GTX 1050 TI (eventually) **At some point I will be getting a good GPU for this system but for now I was just going to use onboard graphics. I'm a musician and my entire workload for my mac is Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, and Sibelius. I don't really feel I need a great GPU for right now. But let me know what you guys think.

Case - Already picked up the Tesseract from Deep Cool for a fairly good price(the blue LED one). not too many usb ports in the front, but I will likely get a powered USB port to lay on top of the computer.

That should be it, I'd love to hear everyones thoughts and suggestions. I'm pretty stoked to be joining the hackintosh community!

Cheers,
BoBandy
 

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Just waiting on a few more parts from amazon, but if anyones interested I though id give you some updated specs, since quite a few changed.

CPU: i5 6600k

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Mobo: Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI (ATX)

RAM: Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4

SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

PSU: Corsair CS series 650w

GPU: (Internal Graphics for now)

Case: Deep Cool Tesseract

will definitely have pics of the finished machine!
 
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Very nice upgrades on the parts. Ive read that the Hyper 212 EVO is a great CPU cooler and capable of handling Overclocking. Probably why you went with the "k" version CPU and a "z"board. Hope it works out well.
 
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I'll probably experiment with overclocking, but for the most part I think the 3.5 GHz will be more than sufficient for my needs.
 
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iOS
Hey Everyone,

I'm proud to say that I've built my first hackintosh and I've got everything working great!

I had some trouble getting the Internal graphics to work but thats probably just because I'm a bit of a newbie. This was a great learning curve for me and I'm already planning my next build, this was alot of fun!

specs:

CPU: i5 6600k
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Mobo: Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI (ATX)
RAM: Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
HD: 250GB Seagate Barracuda
PSU: Corsair CS series 650w
GPU: (Internal Graphics for now)
Case: Deep Cool Tesseract

haven't tried iMessage or signing into the app store yet, tbh kinda sketched to do that since I dont want my account to get deactivated or something

anyways heres some pics!
cheers,
 

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