Mac OS For Intel Core i5-8400 Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.8 GHz

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  1. limyingpio2300

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    Aug 12, 2018 at 5:51 AM #1
    limyingpio2300

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    I plan to build a MAC OS for Intel Core i5-8400 Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.8 GHz,
    I need to know:
    1) What mobo to buy?
    2) What VGA card to buy?

    So that the installation will be easy with no problem?
    Please advise.
     
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    Aug 12, 2018 at 6:40 AM #2
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    Use the Buyer Guide to select your components, I've bought Asrock 370-ITX/ac board (not listed but have the same network and audio as others on the list) and Asus 1060 6g FE.
     
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    Aug 12, 2018 at 1:54 PM #3
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    which Gigabyte board is good and easy for installing macOS?
     
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    Aug 12, 2018 at 10:45 PM #4
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    I'm just building one and I purchased the Gigabyte Z370 AUROS Gaming 7 which is on the Buyer's Guide. I'll be using the onchip Intel UHD 630 graphics.
     
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    Aug 13, 2018 at 1:15 AM #5
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    does it work well, any issue?
     
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    Aug 13, 2018 at 2:33 AM #6
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    I'm just building it now, but I read up on the motherboard first to make sure others have been able to use it and there are many confirmed to have it working with hackintosh. The board is listed on last month's and this month's Buyer's Guide. It happens to be one of the few that are UltraHD 4K compatible if you later want to go with Windows 10 64bit or try a dual boot system like I'm trying to do.
     
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    Aug 13, 2018 at 6:31 AM #7
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    What is your monitor?
     
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    Aug 14, 2018 at 3:07 AM #8
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    I currently have the LG 31MU97Z-B but am waiting for the new LG 34WK95U to come out next month.
     
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    Aug 14, 2018 at 2:33 PM #9
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    why do u need so big monitor? 27" is enough
     
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    Aug 14, 2018 at 4:19 PM #10
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    Why would you be bothered by the size of my monitor? Isn't this thread about what motherboard you should buy and if you need to spend money on a video card?

    If you're looking for an inexpensive (under $130) ITX board, I'd check out the new Gigabyte H370N WiFi with onboard HDMI 2.0a. Only thing unsure about that board is what's necessary to get WiFi working.
     
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