- Oct 5, 2017
- Z370 AORUS Gaming 7
- RX 580
- Mobile Phone
Hey @Glynster that's an excellent question. Honestly, I didn't look at the Buyer's Guide here (and I probably should have) but what I did was to start with the processor I wanted to use for the build, then I finally decided on the motherboard. Once I had those two main items to focus on, I started researching other successful builds.HackaShaq, can I ask you bud, what made you choose Corsair Vengeance ram? Being new to Hackintoshing I see the only recommended ram in the Buyers Guide on this site for a Mac Pro build is the Crucial Ballistix Sport. Will any DDR4 ram work so long as its compatible with the MoBo? How did you know that that particular ram would pose no issues or even work at all? I'm still trying to reverse engineer how one chooses parts beyond the very limited Buyers Guide list of parts so I can make more informed choices. If its all the same I'd rather buy a ram that presents the best value vs performance here in the UK but the last thing I want is unexpected issues with it.
I would jot down info online from people who had successful builds using the Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 7 from various sources, (here, Reddit, etc.) and in my notes jotted down a note to myself that read "Use 2666mhz DDR4 memory!". Can't remember if that was more performance-related or compatibility-related (or whether that's actually true or not!) But it was a note to myself I must have read somewhere. I would google things like "Hackintosh Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 7 RAM" and take notes and do research. I then saw a couple of different builds using that Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (PC4-21300) and it matched with my other note of "Use 2666mhz DDR4 memory " so I went with it.
There really wasn't anything other than references from other successful builds I found online with that MoBo that lead me to choose the Corsair Vengeance RAM.
So in your case, once you have solidified the exact motherboard you want, pick a brand/model of RAM that you are leaning towards for costs, ensure it's compatible with your MoBo, and then just google the word "hackintosh + (your motherboard) + brand of ram" and see if others have successful builds around it.
Hope this info helped.