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Would this be a high End gaming/video editing System? (1440p)

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Hi everyone, I was just researching the "hackintosh" computers and I am really curious if the following build would work for running one. (Windows and mac installed on one computer) This build is the one that I was thinking of ordering online, and I want to know if I could install mac on it. (I DID LOOK AT THE BUYERS GUIDE, However I am not able to recognize the parts and components as easily. Thanks in advance, Would appreciate the help!

USES/Functions necessary for me:

-Light-medium overclocking of the CPU and or GPU
-Run games pretty well (Above 30fps) on a 1440p monitor
-able to run Final Cut pro X smoothly. (That's the only reason I am not switching completely to PC)


BUILD:



  • CAS: NZXT Source 340 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0, Side-Panel Window (White/Black Color)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4790K 4.0 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified) [+110]
  • HDD: 256GB SANDISK SSD + 1TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo [+35] (Combo Drive)
  • MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance [+14])
  • MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE Z97X-SLI ATX w/ Intel GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 2 PCI, 1 x M.2, 1 x SATA Express, or 6x SATA 6Gb/s (Extreme OC Certified) [+23]
  • POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+17]
  • VIDEO: EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 (Maxwell) [+501] (Single Card)
 

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USES/Functions necessary for me:

-Light-medium overclocking of the CPU and or GPU
-Run games pretty well (Above 30fps) on a 1440p monitor
-able to run Final Cut pro X smoothly. (That's the only reason I am not switching completely to PC)

A 4790K and GTX 980 can do all of these quite easily, that's a given. If FCP X editing is just
a part time hobby then the 980 is good. If you will be using it daily and make money from your
editing then an AMD R9-280x is the best compatible graphics card for that. Some use two of those
for multi monitor setups. FCP X is optimized for AMD cards. Speeds up the time it takes to
render video quite significantly.
 
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I do not make a profit from Final Cut, however, I work with 1080p 60fps (Rarely Ill get a 4k clip) with hours and hours of footage. Basically as long as I can run Mac on this system.....
 
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Another question, this may sound silly, but when you install the bootable drive (of Yosemite) to your computer, does the hard drives have to be empty? Or can you install it directly over an already installed windows 8 machine?
 

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Another question, this may sound silly, but when you install the bootable drive (of Yosemite) to your computer, does the hard drives have to be empty? Or can you install it directly over an already installed windows 8 machine?

Do you want to dual boot or have just Yosemite on the drive ?
 
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Dual boot, (IE able to run both windows and mac)
 

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So in a perfect world, I would install windows and mac on 2 SEPARATE 128gb SSDs and then partition my 2TB drive to correspond to each of the separate SSDs...?
 
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ALSO, just install Yosemite fully, then after that process is completed, just use boot camp to get the windows partition?
 

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ALSO, just install Yosemite fully, then after that process is completed, just use boot camp to get the windows partition?

If you already have Windows installed UEFI then you must use Clover. When you start up the
computer you'll have a choice of either Windows or Yosemite at the splash screen. Boot camp
is not needed at all and won't work anyway. If you were to reinstall Windows legacy then you
can use the Chimera Bootloader. All the info is in the dual boot guide. Read that carefully.
 
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