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Hey guys,

In days i would like to build first Pro Hackintosh.
I've selected those parts:

Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz (Coffee Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail £389.99
Samsung 960 EVO Polaris 250GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive £119.99
MSI GeForce GTX 1080Ti Gaming X OC 11264MB GDDR5X PCI-Express Graphics Card £728.99
Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming Intel Z370 (Socket 1151) DDR4 Micro-ATX Motherboard £171.95
Noctua NH-U12DX i4 High Performance Intel Xeon CPU Cooler £58.99
Corsair RM Series RM650X '80+ Gold' 650W Modular Power Supply (CP-9020091-UK) £101.99
Seagate BarraCuda 3TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache HDD - OEM (ST3000DM008 ) £79.99
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut High Performance Thermal Paste - 1 Gramm £4.99
Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-28800C17 3600MHz Dual Channel Kit (HX436C17PB3K2/16) £239.99
LG 24x DVDRW SATA Rewriter - OEM (GH24NSD0) £13.99

Monitor: Dell U2515H - but from different website, on overclockers website costs £50 more.


Could you advice me is everything all right with this setup? Should I change anything? I'm very unsure about ram, cooling system and power supply (is it good? powerful enough?). I can't find any decent PC Tower as well (looking for one with dust filter and 2x usb 3.1 ports on the top) on the overclockers.co.uk (I've choosen this website as they could assemble PC straight away and they got pretty decent prices).

Thanks for all responses!
 

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@pastrychef has done a similar build to what you are proposing. Wait for him to offer some advice for you. It's always best to learn from others that have used the same hardware and had success with it.
 

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I don't think the CPU cooler you've chosen is compatible with LGA1151. Also, since your motherboard is mATX, you need to make sure to choose a CPU cooler that will not block the first PCI-e slot and RAM slots.

The NH-D9L, NH-U9S, and NH-D15S will clear the PCI-e slots and RAM slots. I love the Noctua coolers and I don't think you can go wrong with any of these. If you intend to do a lot of overclocking, the NH-D15S is th best of the three. You can find more info here.

I think everything else should work fine.

You can see my build description of the same motherboard in my signature below.
 
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I don't think the CPU cooler you've chosen is compatible with LGA1151. Also, since your motherboard is mATX, you need to make sure to choose a CPU cooler that will not block the first PCI-e slot and RAM slots.

The NH-D9L, NH-U9S, and NH-D15S will clear the PCI-e slots and RAM slots. I love the Noctua coolers and I don't think you can go wrong with any of these. If you intend to do a lot of overclocking, the NH-D15S is th best of the three. You can find more info here.

I think everything else should work fine.

You can see my build description of the same motherboard in my signature below.


Thank you for your reply, I've seen your project before and is really really good.

So instead of NH-U12DX i will choose: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/noctua-nh-d15s-dual-radiator-quiet-cpu-cooler-hs-031-nc.html

Any advices about the PC tower and power supply? 650W is enough?

I am trying to get something similar to yours PC Hackintosh Apple Broadcom BCM94360CD 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.0 OS X Yosemite 10.10 - this part is only available in USA. What do you think about: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/tp-l...pci-express-adapter-archer-t6e-nw-182-tp.html instead? is it worth of paying extra £30 for something like that: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus...wireless-ac1900-pci-e-adaptor-nw-078-as.html?

And according to bluetooth - it is build in in motherboard as far as I am aware;)

PS I am building machine for gaming and creating music in Logic Pro X. I've choosen Kingston 16gbp of ram. Do you think is worth of paying extra £100 for something like that: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/team...ual-channel-kit-red-light-thrd-my-08a-tg.html ?


Thank you for reply!

 

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The NH-D15S is a great cooler.

650W is fine.

I don't know if the two Wi-Fi cards you linked to works with macOS. If you want a very neat and 100% compatible card, I recommend using a M.2 adaptor with a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card that was pulled from a MacBook Air. Use that to replace the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card that is included with the Strix motherboard. See this post for more info.

That Night Hawk RAM looks like it has extremely tall heat spreaders that may prevent the Noctua cooler from being installed. Be careful to choose RAM that does not have ridiculously tall heat spreaders.
 
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Hey,

so i will choose this one than: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MacBook-...223006?hash=item3d3fabb65e:g:JjoAAOSwbiFZU8OJ . I would like to run Windows on second HDD so hopefully this card will work as well ;)
If wifi won't work I will plug cable to router - and it should be the easiest thing to do i think.

I will stick with Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-28800C17 3600MHz Dual Channel Kit (HX436C17PB3K2/16) - i think they will do fine job for now.

Didn't you wanted to choose any PC Tower with 2x USB 3.1 on the front?
 

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The guru3d.com page you linked to recommends 600-650W power supply.
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In other reviews that I've read, total system power consumption just barely goes over 400W under load.

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Source: Power, Temperature, & Noise - The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founder's Edition Review: Bigger Pascal for Better Performance

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Source: The NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti Performance Review - Page 18

I only have a GTX 1080, but when gaming or benchmarking, total system power consumption never exceeds 300W (as measured from the outlet).
 
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@pastrychef

Yes, they recommended 650W for an average system. But suggest overclockers look for something with more stamina for efficiency. I have the GTX1080ti and 750W is borderline with MCE turned on in BIOS. If the OP is not going to overclock CPU and or GPU then 650W is fine.

In other reviews that I've read, total system power consumption just barely goes over 400W under load.

guru3d mention that a PSU is the most efficient at 50% load, so system with 400W pull would be more efficient with a 800W PSU.


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As your reference:

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Then system with GTX1080ti would be most efficient with 770W PSU
 

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