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Video (Premiere, after effects etc) editing beast build.

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Looking to future proof a video editing studio/business with a customac pro beast of a build for fastest rendering and exporting performance with 100% stability for day to day business use.
Main programs used are all of the Adobes usual suspects (premiere, after effects etc).
Based on the Jan 2016 compatibility list and what's available at my local supplier here is what I've come up with, please add any advice, tips and issues I may face as this will be my first Hackintosh build. Cheers :)

Motherboard: MSI Z97-Gaming 5 LGA1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K Quad Core LGA 1150 4.0GHz Unlocked CPU Processor
Memory: Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3, 2400MHz CL10 (10-12-12-) DIMM, Unbuffered, DOMINATOR® Platinum, 1.65V
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming 6GB Video Card
Hard Drive(s): Samsung 120GB SSD 850 EVO & Samsung 1TB SSD 850 EVO
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High-performance CPU Cooler Second Edition,
Case: Bitfenix Neo Black+Silver Mesh Side Windowed USB3.0+USB2.0
PSU: Corsair AX760 Modular ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Platinum Certified
WIFI Card: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 - 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter

Can anyone shed some light whether I should run a separate 120GB SSD for system/boot or just 1TB SSD be suitable as a single drive for everything. Im looking at running El Capitan if possible. Thanks in advance :thumbup:
 

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Looking to future proof a video editing studio/business with a customac pro beast of a build for fastest rendering and exporting performance with 100% stability for day to day business use.
Main programs used are all of the Adobes usual suspects (premiere, after effects etc).
Based on the Jan 2016 compatibility list and what's available at my local supplier here is what I've come up with, please add any advice, tips and issues I may face as this will be my first Hackintosh build. Cheers :)

Motherboard: MSI Z97-Gaming 5 LGA1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
CPU:Intel Core i7 4790K Quad Core LGA 1150 4.0GHz Unlocked CPU Processor
Memory: Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3, 2400MHz CL10 (10-12-12-) DIMM, Unbuffered, DOMINATOR® Platinum, 1.65V
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming 6GB Video Card
Hard Drive(s): Samsung 120GB SSD 850 EVO & Samsung 1TB SSD 850 EVO
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High-performance CPU Cooler Second Edition,
Case: Bitfenix Neo Black+Silver Mesh Side Windowed USB3.0+USB2.0
PSU: Corsair AX760 Modular ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Platinum Certified
WIFI Card: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 - 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter

Can anyone shed some light whether I should run a separate 120GB SSD for system/boot or just 1TB SSD be suitable as a single drive for everything. Im looking at running El Capitan if possible. Thanks in advance :thumbup:

Put your system boot on the small SSD and all of your files on the larger one. That way it is much easier to reinstall if you must do so for some reason.
 

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Memory: Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3, 2400MHz CL10 (10-12-12-) DIMM, Unbuffered, DOMINATORÂ

If you look at the memory support list http://us.msi.com/product/motherboard/support/Z97-GAMING-5.html#support-mem You'll see that what you've chosen isn't on the list. There is no 1.65V memory at all on the list.

So I'd suggest you go with something 1.5v or lower that is on the list. Here's one example: http://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/HX318C10FWK2_16.pdf

Make sure to get the matched 32 GB kit.
 
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Put your system boot on the small SSD and all of your files on the larger one. That way it is much easier to reinstall if you must do so for some reason.

Ok thanks for the advice, let's say I got1x 128GB for system boot, and 2x 1TB for files setup as RAID-1 would that work?
 
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If you look at the memory support list http://us.msi.com/product/motherboard/support/Z97-GAMING-5.html#support-mem You'll see that what you've chosen isn't on the list. There is no 1.65V memory at all on the list.

So I'd suggest you go with something 1.5v or lower that is on the list. Here's one example: http://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/HX318C10FWK2_16.pdf

Make sure to get the matched 32 GB kit.

Ok thanks for the tip, I only picked that one because it was pretty much one of the best of what was available at my local supplier, the didn't stock any of the crucial RAM that's listed on the buyers guide. Where did you see the Kingston RAM you suggested on the buyers guide or is it just known to also be 100% compatible?
 

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Ok thanks for the tip, I only picked that one because it was pretty much one of the best of what was available at my local supplier, the didn't stock any of the crucial RAM that's listed on the buyers guide. Where did you see the Kingston RAM you suggested on the buyers guide or is it just known to also be 100% compatible?

It's listed on the QVL from the MSI website. That means they have tested the Kingston ram
with your MSI motherboard and verified that it works. If you want something with 100 %
stability then go with one of the exact models of ram that is on the list, tested by MSI. If you
go with the Corsair you've picked for your list, you may get random freezes or other problems.
http://us.msi.com/product/motherboard/support/Z97-GAMING-5.html#support-mem

An example of compatible Corsair ram would be:
Vengeance CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 1.5V
Match the exact letters and numbers in the model that you buy with what is listed on their site.

So this would be the 32 GB version of that ram sold in a kit on newegg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233232

It's not really important to get 2400 MHz ram for your system. You're getting a powerful graphics
card and likely won't even be using the integrated HD 4600. The 1600 MHz will be overclockable
if you ever need to do that.
 

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Ok thanks for the advice, let's say I got1x 128GB for system boot, and 2x 1TB for files setup as RAID-1 would that work?

That ought to do it. You might also consider moving your User to the RAID as well. Then all you need to do is update the simlinks if you have to re-install.
 
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Hi!...I would like to do the same config with similar parts.
Did it? How it works? Do you have any benchmarks?
Thank you! and good luck!
 
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