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So, i've never even built a PC and I know building a Mac has more complications, but I want to have a Mac where i can edit video, use the Adobe Suite and just multitask without it being slow at a reasonable price, so I wanna know how much time and money it would take to create such Mac.
I would also appreciate if anyone advised me on the components and some general guidance.
 

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If you have never built a computer before, I would advise that you check some videos on YouTube and see what's involved. It's not hard. Take your time and you should be fine.

For macOS, I suggest reading through as many success stories in the Users Builds and Golden Builds sections as possible. Many of them give very detailed explanations of what is involved in the installation process. Then, choose one of the builds and follow its instructions. There is usually more than one way to get things done when hackintoshing, I suggest not mixing and matching different guides at first. Get accustomed to what's involved before venturing and experimenting.

As is the case whenever you shop for a new computer, how much you will need to spend depends on what you will be doing with the computer and what your expectations are. Like most things, more performance will most probably equate to higher cost.
 

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Right now the newest H370 chipset motherboards and an i3-8100 are the best way to go if you want to buy new hardware. You can get 4 cores with an i3-8100 and the H370 motherboards can be bought from 70-90 USD. Here's an example:

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You would of course need a minimum of 8GB of DDR4 ram. A 2 x 4GB kit is best to run in dual channel mode. Add in an SSD for the boot drive and choose a case and 400W + quality psu of your choice. Use the HD630 integrated graphics or buy whatever compatible graphics card that fits your needs.
 

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Right now the newest H370 chipset motherboards and an i3-8100 are the best way to go if you want to buy new hardware. You can get 4 cores with an i3-8100 and the H370 motherboards can be bought from 70-90 USD. Here's an example:

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You would of course need a minimum of 8GB of DDR4 ram. A 2 x 4GB kit is best to run in dual channel mode. Add in an SSD for the boot drive and choose a case and 400W + quality psu of your choice. Use the HD630 integrated graphics or buy whatever compatible graphics card that fits your needs.

Yes, these offer very good bargains. But once all the other pieces are factored in, the cost adds up fast. In particular, RAM is still very expensive. Plus, some may find a complete pre-built system appealing. Not needing to put everything together or having to shop for various components is nice.
 
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Yes, these offer very good bargains. But once all the other pieces are factored in, the cost adds up fast. In particular, RAM is still very expensive. Plus, some may find a complete pre-built system appealing. Not needing to put everything together or having to shop for various components is nice.
whats your budget ??? and what are your must need facilities... I mean the specifications that you can't avoid. these may help others in suggesting your parts
 
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Right now the newest H370 chipset motherboards and an i3-8100 are the best way to go if you want to buy new hardware.
Use the HD630 integrated graphics or buy whatever compatible graphics card that fits your needs.

I was wondering.. Can the H370 be replaced with a cheaper
B360M? Like the Gigabyte B360M HD3 for example.
Also, how good is UHD 630 for Photoshop and final cut pro? Is graphics acceleration working on the i3? Can FCPX
run without issues, since it uses Intel's Quick Sync for rendering?
I'm too in the process of research for a similar budget build (i3 coffee lake) , around 500 €, for some 1080p video editing.
 
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