Jan 16, 2020
Intel Core i9
Hey, new here,

I want to make a powerful computer as I am an architect, so using programmes like Revit, AutoCAD, Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, I also make music as a hobby so I use Logic Pro X. I have read a couple guides and that different issues arise depending on the hardware so I was going to decide on which hardware to purchase before I read how to hack the kernel but I have recently read a little about clover boot which apparently makes hackintosh a lot easier. My plan was to ask you guys some questions and help point me in the right direction.


I wanted to avoid compatibility issues so I'd like to know what you guys have, would you recommend it? What did you almost get?

Processor: Intel Core i9, because I have read that they are more compatible with MacOS however recently AMD have become easier to hackintosh, however I think I will just stick with Intel, do you any of you have any of these or recommend something I haven't listed? Compatibility issue's?

a - i9-9900KS, 8 core, 4.0 GHz
b - i9-10900X, 10 core, 3.7 GHz
c - i9-9920X, 12 core, 3.5GHz
d - i9-9960X, 16 core, 3.1GHz

Motherboard: What motherboard will work on the processors mentioned above?

GPU: Unsure about this, haven't really looked into it but I think I wanted to ideally get 16GB with hoping to upgrade to 32GB one day but I will settle for an 8GB. If I wanted to get a 16, would you recommend 2x8 or 1x16? I assumed most motherboards could handle 2 GPU's, can hackintosh?

Cooling: I was looking into liquid cooling and read that it was superior to fan cooling, again, what do you guys have? what would you recommend, do you wish you had switched?

Monitor: I currently have one monitor with plans to soon get a second, I'd assume the motherboard could handle this?

SSD: I was thinking of getting 2x1TB, 1TB = mac os, 1TB = Windows + Linux (I believe I have to alter partition schemes)

All other parts, I am unsure about, however I know I would like WIFI, sound and bluetooth and have read about some compatibility issues regarding all three of these issues. Also being a future build, I assume I will be downloading Catalina, have you guys had difficulties with parts when either initially downloading it or upgrading to it from past software?

Sorry for all the questions, new here and figured one long post would be better than a few short ones. I am open to suggestions for all parts, but basically wanted a powerful computer with 8+ cores, 16gb of GPUs and 128gb of ram, 1tb of hard drive. I hope you have a good day, and thanks for helping.

Going Bald

Aug 14, 2010
RX 580
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Classic Mac
I would suggest you take a look at the various Golden Builds at
Not only is the hardware listed, but most of them have detailed problem/resolution sections and how-to-install Mac OS that should get you up and running in the shortest possible time with little or no trouble. The research on what is compatible or not has already been done for you if you copy one of these builds.
You might also want to browse the System Usage forum at and look through the sections you might have an interest in, like the Music forum or the Photography forum.