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X99 Chipset Advice (4K Editing Goal)

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GA-Z170MX (For Thunderbolt 3 utilization)
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iOS
I wanna preface that my main goal to building this Hackintosh is to get a STRONG 4K video editing machine to at least handle the load that 4K footage requires for rendering and such. That being said, these are the parts that I am interested in buying and sticking pretty closely to:

CPU: i7-6800k or i7-5820k
Mobo: ASRock FATAL1TY X99M OR literally *ANY* other X99 mobo that would work with any OS X (Not picky on OS X).
GPU: MSI GTX 1070 SEA HAWK X (Alternative would be any GTX 980ti).
RAM: *At least* 64GB of DDR4 (I'm not picky on the brand).
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO Series - M.2 Internal SSD (For OS X) & Crucial MX300 SATA 2.5 (For Windows).
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 P2, 80+ PLATINUM 750W.

Reasons why I choose those CPU's:
These CPU's are very important to me. I don't know how else to stress that these CPU's just work amazingly when it comes to professional editing and any of the other CPU's above those price ranges are just overkill and break a budget that I would prefer not to dabble in. I am aware of the decent quality of 4K editing that the i7-6700k produces, but the additional cores that are in the CPU's I prefer just make all the difference when it comes to the workload.

As for the mobo:
I am not dedicated to ASRock or that particular model, BUT I will disclose that this whole build will be fitted into an old PowerMac G5 case that I acquired and I am desperately trying to make an mATX board work first as it will allow me to do a lot less dremel cutting instead of a Full ATX. I am not opposed to the idea of a Full ATX X99 if Hackintosh will work better on them.

And for the GPU:
I am fully aware I can get 4K editing decently out of the 980ti just fine, but the MSI GTX 1070 Seahawk would "just be so choice!" if I could get it working properly in my build.


Disclosures and Awareness:
I am also fully aware of the installation problems that exist within the X99 and GTX 1070 builds that are being put together by the amazing people in this community and all over the internet right now. I have been diligently combing the internet to keep up with the head way that is being made, and I also know that drivers have not been released yet for the GTX 1000 series (I will be rejoicing with tears when that day happens X-P). Which is why i'm willing to be flexible on the GPU route, but on the X99 mobo's and CPU's route; I feel like I need to stay strong and make it work because of future proofing and of course the ability to install the CPU's I desperately want.

Answers and much needed Advice from you guys:
I feel like I am willing to be as flexible as I possibly can be as this kind of computer building work can be tedious and fragile' especially during installation; I get it - anything is prone to not working out just the way you want it. But if any one can give me some advise, workarounds, friendly input as to what might be some of the best X99 options out there right now that seem to be more stable than others; then I would be greatly appreciative of it.

Thanks guys!
 

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There are several successful X99 builds posted in the forum - just enter the name of the board you like in the forum search box and hit enter. If there is a build using that board it will show up.
 
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Motherboard
GA-Z170MX (For Thunderbolt 3 utilization)
CPU
i7-6700k or i7-7700k
Graphics
GTX 1070 or 1080 (Blower or Hybrid)
Mac
MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Power Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
There are several successful X99 builds posted in the forum - just enter the name of the board you like in the forum search box and hit enter. If there is a build using that board it will show up.
I've definitely been looking around, which X99 builds come to mind that were successful that you found?
 

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I've definitely been looking around, which X99 builds come to mind that were successful that you found?
Asus X99 Deluxe, Asus X99-E WS, Asrock X99M Killer, GA-X99-UD4, GA-X99-UD5, GA-X99 Gaming G1 just to name a few I have looked at. There are probably more, with more or less ease of installation.
 
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Mines quite successful as well, but be aware there are still major problems with X9 and Broadwell-e, Power management is not working as it should at the moment, so you have two options run the latest kernel patches and try and get as close to native power management as possible or run a few extra kexts get more stable power management but i guess a less elegant solution.

good place to start:

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/mac-osx-10-12-with-x99-broadwell-e-family-and-haswell-e-family.197513/
 
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