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Hackintosh for video editing 4K

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Good morning to everyone in the forum.

I wanted to build a hackintosh to edit video in 4K with good / excellent performance, my baget and between 1000/1500 €

Calculating that possess the following material to use 1° SSD 480 GB, 1° HDD 4 TB and 1° HyperX Predator PCIe SSD 960GB with adapter.

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5-EU Motherboard, Black / Red
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 B1, 80+ BRONZE 750W
EVGA graphics card GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0, 4GB
Intel Core i7 6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake Desktop Processor, Socket LGA 1151 [BX80662I76700K]
Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler, Black
Corsair CC-9011011-WW Mid-Tower Case Corsair Carbide 400R - Black Version
LG Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Internal Black
LT Ballistix Sport Memory Kit 32GB (16 GBx2), DDR4, 2400 MT / s, (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-pin - BLS2C16G4D240FSC, White
 
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I recently built a similar system with a 6700K, GTX 970 and ga-Z170X(-UD3) motherboard. Quite easy to install and get everything to work.

Your parts are compatible.
 
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I recently built a similar system with a 6700K, GTX 970 and ga-Z170X(-UD3) motherboard. Quite easy to install and get everything to work.

Your parts are compatible.
Thank you say that I can work from 4K files without problems and those in full hd with strabigliante rendering speed?
 
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Thank you say that I can work from 4K files without problems and those in full hd with strabigliante rendering speed?
I currently can't test since I had to RMA my graphics card (it was overheating so I had to send it back to ASUS for a replacement.

It really depends on what you use to edit with. Final Cut Pro or premiere pro have very different rendering times with the same graphics card due to optimisations. You should try to find information on which cards (also check out AMD cards) work best with your preferred editing software. Then check what your best choice is and check if it is compatible with a hackintosh system.
 
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Gigabyte GA-Z170X Designare
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Intel Core i7 7700k
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Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming 4gb
I recently built a similar system with a 6700K, GTX 970 and ga-Z170X(-UD3) motherboard. Quite easy to install and get everything to work.

Your parts are compatible.
@bartpostma, did you advice issue on playing 4k videos with quicktime or vlc? I mean, in my case, when play 2k/4k video with quicktime, this is not smooth and one process cpu usage go to over 180%.
 
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