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New hackintosh (X99, I7 6800K, GTX970, 32gb DDR4 2400Mhz)

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Hi guys,

I am building a hackintosh for my sister, I am mostly a windows build guy so i don't know the intricacies of Mac and comparability issues surrounding hardware (even though it is sound for windows)

Here is my purposed build:
CPU: Intel Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E 3.4GHz 15MB No HSF Retail Box $669
GPU: Galax GeForce GTX970 Gamer OC Mini 4GB GDDR5 $419 (WITH AN FUTURE OPTION OF GTX 1080 $1129)
RAM: Corsair 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz Vengeance LPX $216
PSU: Silverstone SFX SX600-G 600W $165
CASE: Ncase M1 V5 $250
SSD: Intel SSD 540 Series M.2 80mm 1TB $449
MOBO: ASRock X99E-ITX/AC LGA2011-3 MINI-ITX $337
CPU COOLER: Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile Intel CPU Cooler $54
OS: OSX El Capitan preferred (or Yosemite)

Total $2,559
All prices are in AUD

The software she will be using mostly will be ArchiCAD19, Adobe creative suite, AutoCAD

As she is focused on CAD style programs, I decided to use an 6 core CPU rather than a Z170 platform I7 6700k (also future proofing)

Any advice or tips would be excellent
 
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Also upon looking at the mac pro's, they use a xeon CPU, is that not an X99 chipset?
 
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RAM: Corsair 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2400MHz Vengeance LPX $216

According to Tony the only RAM that works with Hackintoshes are the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT. So I'd go for that instead.
 
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Any RAM that works in Windows will work in Mac OS X. I think Tony gets a little something when you use the links in the buyer's guide.
 

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Any RAM that works in Windows will work in Mac OS X. I think Tony gets a little something when you use the links in the buyer's guide.
The items in the Buyer's Guide are chosen because they are:
1. Available from retailers world wide - either local shops or internet shops.
2. They are good quality from known vendors who back their products/warranties
3 They are best bang-for-buck at the time of posting
4 They will mix'n'match with the other hardware listed without problems.
 
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Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook
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  4. MacBook Pro
  5. Mac mini
  6. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Apple
  2. LC
  3. Power Mac
Mobile Phone
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The items in the Buyer's Guide are chosen because they are:
1. Available from retailers world wide - either local shops or internet shops.
2. They are good quality from known vendors who back their products/warranties
3 They are best bang-for-buck at the time of posting
4 They will mix'n'match with the other hardware listed without problems.

I don't disagree. I was just saying that if people use those links, then it helps this website which is something they might like to do, right?
 
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