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What is your favorite 2018 documentary?

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Hi all!

This will be my first Hackintosh. I have built a handful of PC's back in the XP days, but been an OSX lover for over ten years now.

I am a professional videographer who also does color, sound and graphics. I need something that can edit and transcode FAST. I also think I need thunderbolt for big drives etc. I'm right at the edge of finally getting big clients and doing some real commercial work. I also make documentaries for artists.

I'm asking for some insight and advice into my proposed rig. Maybe I'll even use an older install of OSX? I've designed it with a fast m.2 card for my OS and scratch disks, and a 2tb ssd stripe raid for my current edits, bigger drives will be used for storage and backup. I'm wondering about the ram type, if these TB add-in cards really work, if I have enough power, if bios raid works, if there are any snags with m.2, etc... I'm good technically, just not fluent with the current tech and this hackintosh world.

Here it is (link: https://secure.newegg.com/Wishlist/...ail-_-sr-_-wishlist-GmXxNmfgRdY=-_-06/10/2018):

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  1. Mobo: GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 (WiFi AC) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
  2. Thunderbolt add-in card: Gigabyte GC-ALPINE RIDGE Thunderbolt3 Certified PCI-E Expansion card Rev 2.0
  3. Video: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6286-KR, 8GB GDDR5X
  4. CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
  5. RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Memory Kit Model CMK32GX4M2A2400C14
  6. Power: CORSAIR RMx Series RM650X 650W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply
  7. M.2 Drive: SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 500GB PCIe Gen3. X4, NVMe 1.3 64L V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7E500BW
  8. SSD drive (pair, striped): Mushkin Enhanced Triactor 3D 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDTR1TB-3D
  9. CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel / Plastic Compact ATX Mid Tower Case
 

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Your hardware choices look good. You'll need to do some research on all of the many Th.Bolt issues on a hackintosh. It works but not without some effort on your part. Never will work as well or as flawlessly as on an Apple built Mac.

Also note that you must buy a CPU cooler for your 8700K. Look into Noctua for air cooling or a higher end AIO liquid cooler.
 
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Your hardware choices look good. You'll need to do some research on all of the many Th.Bolt issues on a hackintosh. It works but not without some effort on your part. Never will work as well or as flawlessly as on an Apple built Mac.

Also note that you must buy a CPU cooler for your 8700K. Look into Noctua for air cooling or a higher end AIO liquid cooler.

Thank you TRS96. Yeah, I have a basic cooler on there, but maybe I should look into something stronger. Thunderbolt is a sore point. I hear some people edit over ethernet, but when it comes to layers and color TB sounds really helpful.
 
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Also note that you must buy a CPU cooler for your 8700K. Look into Noctua for air cooling or a higher end AIO liquid cooler.
This is the cooler I picked from the guide: CORSAIR Hydro Series H75 CW-9060015-WW Water / Liquid CPU Cooler 120 MM
 

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Don't understand the question. Need Windows to do what ?
Sorry, I was just reading through the install guide (my first hackintosh), and didn't see a mention of needing a windows install first, but if I can skip it I'm happy to.
 

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Sorry, I was just reading through the install guide (my first hackintosh), and didn't see a mention of needing a windows install first, but if I can skip it I'm happy to.
You'll only need Windows to activate the Thunderbolt drivers when first installing your software.
 
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Get a dedicated Graphics Card ASAP. Go AMD as it's got built in support from Apple as of 10.13.4, perhaps a SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX Vega56. Don't be fooled by the Nvdidia fan boys. Yes they are faster in Windows10 and on paper, but if you're looking to run FCPX or Adobe Premiere on a Hack AMD is the path of less resistance...
 
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