Is this compatible and do you have any ideas?

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  1. jtspyro

    jtspyro

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    Feb 14, 2018 at 4:33 PM #1
    jtspyro

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    I am making A CustoMac for mainly photo editing with mainly Photoshop and Lightroom and more photo programs, could you pleas help me out! got enough money.

    This is what I think now
    CPU= i7 7740X (Any better CPU for photo editing and any ideas for a cooler? I was thinking of the cooler master masterliquid 92)
    Motherboard= any ideas compatible with the cpu?
    Ram= Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Drive= An new Crucial SSD already bought
    GPU= RX VEGA 8GB 56 or 64 (which one should I buy?)
    Power= got any ideas?
    Fans= got any ideas?
    Case= Just something that can fit everything
    Extra stuff= just say cool things
     
  2. Jamesbond007

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    Feb 15, 2018 at 2:20 AM #2
    Jamesbond007

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    Core i7 7740X is only a 4 core CPU, are you satisfied with that? If so, I recommend the 7700K instead as it is natively supported with MacOS Sierra and High Sierra.

    If not, then you might want a CPU with more cores, such as the Core i7 8700K (6 core), which is natively supported with MacOS High Sierra. This CPU requires a Z370 motherboard.

    Or, do you want a CPU with even more cores?
     
  3. jtspyro

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    Feb 15, 2018 at 7:39 AM #3
    jtspyro

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    photoshop and LR only use 4 cores but indeed the 8700k (wait are unlocked chips allowed?) Is okay too but is the https://www.alternate.nl/html/produ...-YjfUcoAbiRkR9dTny8H6Jbc2NesLs74aAqS_EALw_wcB supported?
    so okay now I'm thinking of
    CPU i7 7800k (I know the cooler)
    Motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G
    Ram memory Corsair vengeance lpx 16gb
    GPU RX vega
     
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  4. Jamesbond007

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    Feb 15, 2018 at 9:09 AM #4
    Jamesbond007

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    Yes of course unlocked chips are allowed. The 7740X is an unlocked CPU, I myself am using the 7700K, and there are many people on this forum who opt for the 8700K. To overclock the CPU or not is your decision.

    I repeat : the Core i7 8700K is natively supported with MacOS High Sierra. As long as you use High Sierra it should work.
     

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