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Hi everyone--

I'm new to the forum and although I've built many PCs in the past this will be my first CustoMac. I've assembled a parts list and have made several adjustments based on the guides and forum threads, but I just wanted to see what you guys thought and if you see any red flags as far as compatibility is concerned. I've checked every piece with the build guides and the only piece that isn't on the list is the PSU but I don't see why that'd be an issue. I'm a graphic designer and plan on using this for work, but will eventually drop in another SSD and HDD to run windows for gaming. I'll be outputting to a 55" 4K HD Sony Bravia tv. I greatly appreciate your help and I thank you in advance. See parts list with links below.

Tower:
Fractal Design Define R5 Black Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352048)

PSU:
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS 220-GS-0650-V1 80+ GOLD 650W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438048)

MOBO:
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-UD5 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128838)

CPU:
Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117559)

CPU cooling:
Corsair Hydro Series H110i Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler Cooling. 280mm CW-9060026-WW (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181101)

Memory:
Ballistix Sport LT 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model BLS4K16G4D240FSE (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820156116)

Graphics:
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-2978-KR 4GB FTW GAMING w/ACX 2.0, Silent Cooling Graphics Card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487077)

SSD (OS and apps):
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E250B/AM (
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147372)

HDD (storage):
Seagate Desktop HDD ST2000DM001 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive (
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834)

Network:
TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4 GHz 450 Mbps / 5 GHz 450 Mbps, IEEE 802.1a/b/g/n, WEP / WPA / WPA2, Plug & Play in Windows 8 (
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704133)

Disc:
Asus Black SATA 24X DVDRW E-Green No Logo Model DRW-24F1ST/BLK/B/GEN - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=1W8-006A-00003)

Thanks again so much for any feedback you can give. I'm really nervous with this being my first build and I'm definitely not made of money so I want to make sure I do this right.

Thanks!
--SSK
 

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Disc:
Asus Black SATA 24X DVDRW E-Green No Logo Model DRW-24F1ST/BLK/B/GEN - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=1W8-006A-00003)

This is the only component that I would question - I know people have reported problems in the past with Asus DVD-RW drives spinning up and down continuously, preventing the hackintosh from sleeping (though I don't know if this particular model is affected). The Sony Optiarc 5280S or 7280S, though pricey, are the models I *know* don't have any problems with OS X (i.e. the "gold standard"). IIRC, the Samsung SH-224GB, which is only slightly more than the Asus, is also a good choice for OS X.

Oh, and there was no reason to double-post - you could have edited your original component list instead of starting another new thread.
 
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Thank you so much nobodynose. This is something I never would have thought about. Besides that everything is compatible? If that is true that certainly relieves a great deal of my hesitance/anxiety to make the purchase(s).
 

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Thank you so much nobodynose. This is something I never would have thought about. Besides that everything is compatible? If that is true that certainly relieves a great deal of my hesitance/anxiety to make the purchase(s).

Yes, everything else should work fine - you said you did your homework and verified your hardware choices with build guides, so I don't think there's anything to worry about.
 
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The only things that I didn't pull from the guides was the tower and the PSU but I don't see why that would be an issue, right? My research says 650w should be enough and I read up on the PSU and it seems to have great reviews. And the tower I just love the design of. Thanks again!
 
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