MacMini-like hackintosh

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  1. MichaelLenz

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    Jun 14, 2018 at 9:56 AM #1
    MichaelLenz

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    Dear friends,

    I'm planning to build similar like Mac Mini hackintosh.
    Could you please tell, if this hardware configuration is ok?

    List of components:

    Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2133 MT/s (PC4-17000) DR x8 Unbuffered DIMM 288-Pin - CT2K8G4DFD8213 - https://amazon.com/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
    Thermaltake Slim X3 Low Profile CPU Fan for Intel LGA775/LGA1156 (CLP0534) - https://amazon.com/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
    Intel Core i5-8400 Desktop Processor Turbo LGA1151 300 Series 65W BX80684i58400 - https://amazon.com/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB 7200RPM SATA Drive ST3500413AS - https://amazon.com/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
    MI-008 Tower Black P4 Chassis with 250W Itx Psu+sata Power Supply - https://amazon.com/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
    GIGABYTE H370N WIFI (LGA1151/Intel/H270/Mini ITX/USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB3.0) Type C Type A/DDR4/Motherboard) - https://amazon.com/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    All these components I picked up from Buyer's Guide June 2018.
    But main things that I'm worried about is:
    1) Will that hardware work well with MacOS without bugs?
    2) Bluetooth will not work, and I actually don't need it, but what about ethernet port, or if I use usb WIFI dongle, should that work good?
    3) Motherboard has HDMI output, will it work in Macos with video adapter that is in CPU? (mac minis have Intel HD Graphics 5000)
    4) Usb3.1 - Will the audio interface Focusrite 2i2, regular mouse and keyboard work with that ports?
    5) I need to have old IEEE 1394 FireWire board in it, could please somebody suggest me some pcie board if such exists?
    6) Is there any MacOS software component that will not work properly on this hardware, any limitations in software?

    I understand that many of them who wan't to build hackintosh asks tons of similar questions. Excuse me for another thread, but I'm not experienced in hrdwr compatibility for MacOs, and any help is very appreciated!
     
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  2. trs96

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    Jun 14, 2018 at 4:54 PM #2
    trs96

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    It may be better if you buy a separate PSU and Mini-ITX case. That way you can use a better CPU cooler and a modular power supply. The CPU cooler clearance is extremely limited in the MI-08 case. It tends to run hotter too if using an i5 CPU.
    See ITX case choices here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/buyersguide/june/2018/#Cases

    Here's an SFX PSU you could use in one of the Cooler Master Elite ITX cases. This is much quieter and more energy efficient.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CGGOXWQ/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

    There is a SYBA FW 800 card that works OOB, do some searching on that. Has to have a compatible TI chip in it.
     
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  3. MichaelLenz

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    Nov 3, 2018 at 10:12 AM #3
    MichaelLenz

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    Thank you very much!
     

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