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I've been using MacOS on laptops and finally decided to build a desktop. Most of the parts have arrived, still waiting for memory which should arrive next week.

 

I wanted to build a completely passive cooling with i7-7700k and AMD RX 580 although i'll go with the integrated graphics for now until I'm sure what GPU would be best for MacOS.

 

I'll post pics later when I start to build this.

 

Components:

 

Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U3417W Curved 3440x1440

Keyboard: Apple Magic Keyboard

Mouse: Apple Magic Mouse 2

Case: Streacom DB4

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270N-WIFI

CPU: Intel i7-7700k

Additional heat pipes: Streacom LH6 CPU Heatpipe Kit for DB4

PSU: Streacom ZF240 Fanless ZeroFlex PSU

Memory: Kingston 16GB HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 MHz

Wifi/BT: Broadcom BCM943602BAED

SSD: Intel SSD 520 Series 180GB (Already owned)

 

Does anyone have suggestions of what would be the best AMD GPU for High Sierra?



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Does the GPU brand matter on MacOS or are they all the same?

 

I was thinking about getting one of these:

 

Gigabyte Radeon RX 560 OC 4G

MSI Radeon RX 560 AERO ITX 4G OC

Sapphire Radeon RX 570 PULSE ITX 4G



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Also, I have a spare 1TB WD Caviar Green HDD. I really don't think I use even 60GB on the 180GB SSD, but what if I add 1TB HDD and make a Fusion drive, would it slow down anything if I use only about 60GB?







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