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SUCCESS: $462 Build: Maverick 10.9.5 on GA-Z87X-UD3H & i7 4770K

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Motherboard
Maverick 10.9.5 using the Multibest 6.5
CPU
4770k
Graphics
Intel 4600
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Smiricky's Video Pro Build: GA-Z87MX-D3H - i7-4770K - HD 4600

Components

Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CU4L4XG/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128601

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CO8TBQ0/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116901

TP-Link N900 Wifi Card
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GMPZ0A
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704133

Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro - HDMI and Analog Editing Card
http://www.amazon.com/Blackmagic-Design-Intensity-Pro-Editing/dp/B001CN9GEA/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815710002

Snow Leopard DVD
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MAC_OS_X_SNGL


Already Owned

8GB DDR3 RAM - Mushkin Silverline
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EIR784M/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226340

Laptop HDD - 120 GB Toshiba
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AH4JZGE/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5AD20B9560

LG Internal Blu-Ray Burner
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007YWMCA8/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136269

23 Inch Monitor - AOC
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009V8F700/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160158

23 Inch Monitor - eMachine
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089C76XA/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824114004

USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Centon 16 GB
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Z6ZT00/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA00Y1UT1333

Coller Master Case
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BCXF6KS/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227

Power supply - i think its OCZ
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005SCYFPQ/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

Windows 8.1 Pro
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F3ZN0CC/
url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416778


Comments

Everything works:

Hardware:
* Dual Display output: DVI with HDMI,
* Analog Audio output
* USB 3 ports
* Ethernet
* Wifi
* Blackmagic HDMI video and audio output

Software:
* App Store
* Final Cut Pro X
* Avid Media Composer,

Installation method:
I have followed stpe by step the The Tonymacx86 Simplest Mac OS X Installation Guidr from the egg;) (Snow Leopard DVD):
http://www.tonymacx86.com/43-simplest-mac-os-x-installation-guide.html

After Install tweaks
Installation of the driversfrom MultiBeast 6.5.0:
* Realtek ALC892 Audio driver
* Intel 1000e driver v3 )

Custom installs for Video editing:
* Plug in of the add-on PCI Blackmagick Intensity Pro
* Install the Blackmagic software
* test its HDMI video & audio output
* Installation of the Avid Media Composer & Final Cut Pro X Trial.

Everything work... the BMC Intensity pro card and the external HDMI monitor
Ethernet LAN speed tested on Comcast: 4 MBps, down 1MBps up.


Time to build:
Five to Seven days @ 2- 3 hours per day.

Cost:
Motherboard: $112
CPU: $290
Wifi: $40
Snow Leopard DVD $20;

Total $462


Main reason to build that system was access to Pro Res codec and Mac to learn app development for an iPhone.

The total price of the system is similar to cheapest Mac Mini.
Next time I would probably save the time and effort and buy the mini instead and have less powerful machine.

However my build is modular, more powerful, expandable and saves the money on expensive pro video equipment:
* Savings on fast internal SSDs over the Thunderbolts ones
* Ability to use internal PCI express pro video cards from BM Design and Aja vs external TB cards
 
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