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27" iMac late 2009
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2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
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ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Components

Fractal Design Define R4
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008NFWNFO[/AMAZON-uk]

Gigabyte Z87X-D3H
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CUCRKO0/[/AMAZON-uk]

Intel Core i7 4770K
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CO8TBQ0/[/AMAZON-uk]

EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX780
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CYIQ00K/[/AMAZON-uk]

Samsung 840 Series Pro 256GB
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009LI7CTY/[/AMAZON-uk]

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (EDIT - been told that Corsair are not the best choice, unsure what to change to currently) (unsure about this, may need help, also looking 16+)


Already Owned

Apple Wired Keyboard

ROCAT KOVA mouse
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004E4FY4U/[/AMAZON-uk]


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Hello there all!

This will be a year long project. Will be saving over the next year to get all the £ I need to build that machine I want. I have picked all the parts already, and through out the year will be changing the parts that have improved.

This is my first build and, once I have all the parts, I will be giving a full on detailed How To Build on here for all other first time builders to see how easy/hard it was to do.

The build is for a Mac that can juggle both gaming and AE/3D work (who hasn't heard this before?)

Most of my AE/3D work is done at my work place, but at home I do do personal projects, so I would like something with a bit of a kick. I will be putting Windows on another HD to play games, as well as playing some on OS X.

Currently, these are the parts I've picked NOT FINAL (see top (all from Amazon UK, not hunted for cheaper price yet or from Newegg))

Still looking at what CPU cooler to get, and WiFi cards, but that's something I can think about over the year. I'm thinking a 600W PSU would be enough.

I have build PC in the past, but have since switched to Mac machines. I'm going back to Custom Builds because I wanna be able to keep and upgrade my machine, rather than paying stupid amount each 5-7 years.

Any feedback would be helpful and greatly appreciated.
(edited to fit the guidelines, sorry about that)

Thank you
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Joined
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Motherboard
27" iMac late 2009
CPU
2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
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ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB
Mac
Classic Mac
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Ah ok, so Corsair are a big No, No!

I saw that Crucial are the RAM of choice here, never used them before, but I'll make sure I research that section of the build.

Thank you
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Z390 AORUS PRO
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i9 9900K
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RX580
Mac
  1. MacBook
I'm running a Z87X UD4H with a 4770k and a couple of kingston extreme without any issue, I'm using the stock cooler and the 4770K at the stupid speed of 3.4GHz without turbo boost, because is enough for me now, I bought the 4770K so when I need more from my build the only thing I need to get is a biiiig piece of aluminum to get the beast cool enough. The automatic config was 3.7GHz+TB but I turn it down to work cooler, rare to see them get up to 50ºC with ~20ºC room temp. 60º in hot days and heavy audio processing.

RAM are running at 1333 but are capable of 1600, didn't tried it though. no complain about it.

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I've heard good things about the 4770K chip!

Thanks for the info! I'll probably end up getting a big cooler for the CPU, unsure what though, a lot of people seem to be using this bad boy [AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-120mm/dp/B0068OI7T8[/AMAZON-uk]
Lots of rendering and 3D work, those things work up a sweat!


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