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Hey guys! So I'm building a new hackintosh for one of my friends, and he gave me a $1000 budget. He also wants a mouse and keyboard, and 2 monitors included. So far, I have got this.

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
$89.99

MSI GeForce GT 640 900MHZ 1GB 1.3GHZ DDR3 DVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Video Card *IR-$5*
$84.99

LG GH24NS95 24X SATA Internal DVD Writer Black OEM
$17.99

Zalman CNPS 5x Performa PURECOPPER/ALU 92MM Fan CPU Cooler LGA1156 1150 1155 775 AM3 AM2 FM1
$15.99

TP-Link TL-WDN4800 450MBPS Dual-Band Wireless N PCI-E Adapter Atheros 3T3R 2.4/5GHZ 802 11A/B/G/N
$35.99

Intel Core i5 3350P Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail Box *IR-$10*
$187.98

NCIX 2 Pack Bundle Deal BenQ GW2255 21.5IN A-MVA DVI-D Widescreen LED Monitor
$219.99

IOGEAR GBU521 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter
$14.99

Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P mATX LGA1155 B75 DDR3 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 1PCI SATA3 DP DVI USB3.0 *IR-$10*
$89.99

Zalman T1 Mini ATX Tower PC Case Fits Full Size 270MM VGA Card Support and Up to 6 System Fans USB2
$34.99

Corsair CX Series CX430M 430W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply *IR-$9*
$44.99

This totals out to about $843. (I have a 4GB 1600MHZ Ram kit I'm giving to him.) Keep in mind, he still wants a mouse and keyboard. Basically, I'm just asking if all of these parts will be compatible. I have no doubts about the motherboard because it was from the Customac mATX budget build. I am little worried about the CPU though. For the money, I thought it was great. Especially seeing as it's quad core @ 3.1Ghz and it has no iGPU. But, the model being a Core i5 3350P got me a little worried. I'm open to any suggestions to hardware swaps, and also just a confirmation that this build will cause no problems. Thanks a lot!
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Hey guys! So I'm building a new hackintosh for one of my friends, and he gave me a $1000 budget. He also wants a mouse and keyboard, and 2 monitors included. So far, I have got this.

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
$89.99

MSI GeForce GT 640 900MHZ 1GB 1.3GHZ DDR3 DVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Video Card *IR-$5*
$84.99

LG GH24NS95 24X SATA Internal DVD Writer Black OEM
$17.99

Zalman CNPS 5x Performa PURECOPPER/ALU 92MM Fan CPU Cooler LGA1156 1150 1155 775 AM3 AM2 FM1
$15.99

TP-Link TL-WDN4800 450MBPS Dual-Band Wireless N PCI-E Adapter Atheros 3T3R 2.4/5GHZ 802 11A/B/G/N
$35.99

Intel Core i5 3350P Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail Box *IR-$10*
$187.98

NCIX 2 Pack Bundle Deal BenQ GW2255 21.5IN A-MVA DVI-D Widescreen LED Monitor
$219.99

IOGEAR GBU521 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter
$14.99

Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P mATX LGA1155 B75 DDR3 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 1PCI SATA3 DP DVI USB3.0 *IR-$10*
$89.99

Zalman T1 Mini ATX Tower PC Case Fits Full Size 270MM VGA Card Support and Up to 6 System Fans USB2
$34.99

Corsair CX Series CX430M 430W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply *IR-$9*
$44.99

This totals out to about $843. (I have a 4GB 1600MHZ Ram kit I'm giving to him.) Keep in mind, he still wants a mouse and keyboard. Basically, I'm just asking if all of these parts will be compatible. I have no doubts about the motherboard because it was from the Customac mATX budget build. I am little worried about the CPU though. For the money, I thought it was great. Especially seeing as it's quad core @ 3.1Ghz and it has no iGPU. But, the model being a Core i5 3350P got me a little worried. I'm open to any suggestions to hardware swaps, and also just a confirmation that this build will cause no problems. Thanks a lot!
Tanner

The only thing that may not be 100% is the LG DVD - you might want to swap that for a Sony or a Pioneer for sleep to work if that is important to your client. Otherwise looks like a good build. The CPU will work just fine since you have a discrete gfx card. Also, since you have so much budget left over, I would suggest a SSD for the boot drive.
 
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