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Hey Guys,

I wanted to know whether I can get away with building a Hackintosh with these components.

CPU - i7 970 6 Core 3.2GHz 1366 Socket or an Intel i7-980X Core i7 Extreme Edition 6 Core Processor 3.33GHz
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 (rev. 2.0) X58 Chipset 1366 Socket
RAM - 24GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz (6x 4GB)
PSU - Corsair Enthusiast TX750 750W
CPU Cooler - Corsair Hydro H80 Liquid Cooling System
BOOT - OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD
HDD - Samsung Spintpoint 1TB (x2)
OPT/D - Sony Optiarc
CASE - Corsair Carbide 400r Black
GPU - Gigabyte Radeon 6870 1GB
MONITOR - 27" Apple Cinema Display & Dell 30" U3011
Keyboard & Mouse - Apple Wired & Magic Mouse
CAM - Logitech C910 HD Webcam

Additional
Firewire 800 Card
Bluetooth adapter thing.

I want to use this bad boy as my main render machine. I have been told not to build a Hackintosh because of stability, but after doing research, a Hackintosh is pretty good for how much you actually pay. I want to be able to use it while my iMac is being occupied by other members of the house.
I have been doing my research for about 1 month now, I think I am ready to make the orders but I then came across the Intel i7-980X Core i7 Extreme Edition.
I want to know if anyone has had any experience installing this CPU and was it successful?
I want to be able to over-clock the CPU to 4GHz and Ram to 1866MHz.

The programs that I use the most are Cinema 4D, Maya, Premiere Pro, & After Effects.

I have been told that this build is on the slight Overkill side, but hey if it works why not? :wink2:

I promise I will try my best to use EVERY core EVERY GHz EVERY GB.. :angel_not:

any advice or tips would be a massive help indeed.
Thanks for reading.

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Read this: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=230223

A quick search found this: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=185097

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Thanks a lot. Thats been helpful. just trying to find my way around. =)

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That spec seems perfect to me. Very similar to my own spec.

Everything you need is here:
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=196771

Don't go for those crappy Corsair water coolers though, they are rubbish, expecially if you plan on a 6 core 1366!
If you want watercooling, do it properly - watercoolinguk.co.uk

Remember the old addage:
Buy cheap, buy twice!





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