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Hello fellas!

6 year ago I build a custom made PC but for the past 3 I have been using a MacBook Pro that was issued to my by my university. I started wondering if I could convert my custom made desktop to a Mac I will attach the listing of part that I used, I hope you'll can help me out to see if these parta work for the conversion or not!

Thanks in advance!!!
 

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Jamesbond007

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Hello fellas!

6 year ago I build a custom made PC but for the past 3 I have been using a MacBook Pro that was issued to my by my university. I started wondering if I could convert my custom made desktop to a Mac I will attach the listing of part that I used, I hope you'll can help me out to see if these parts work for the conversion or not!

Thanks in advance!!!

It seems to me you are not using a dedicated graphics card and just the CPU integrated graphics on your system, correct?

If so, then your system should be compatible with MacOS Mojave and probably the upcoming Catalina.
 
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Thank you so much for your response.

You are correct I’m not using a dedicated graphic card. Now, one more question I have an audio interface that only uses thunderbolt, would I be able to instal a thunderbolt card to this Motherboard?
 

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Thank you so much for your response.

You are correct I’m not using a dedicated graphic card. Now, one more question I have an audio interface that only uses thunderbolt, would I be able to install a thunderbolt card to this Motherboard?

No, I don't think so. The Maximus VII Hero does not have a Thunderbolt AIC (add-in card) connector on the motherboard and so it won't work with Thunderbolt add-in cards.
 
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Easy solution -- Refurb 2015 13" MacBook Air i7(2core/4Thread) with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD -- $569 at NewEgg

Hackintosh solution -- Get a Z370 or Z390 board that supports thunderbolt, new CPU, likely new memory too plus a Thunderbolt card.

Ridiculous solution -- Buy my 18 core Hackintosh that comes with 128GB of ram 2 TB of SSD and 20 TB of RAID 0 disk space AND 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports for $4k (mostly joking here). I had a job that needed that much hardware, I have a different job now, BUT I still love my big Hackintosh.
 
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