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    AMD Ryzen 5 Build

    Thank you for your reply! 3) It should be, it's currently working in my Mac Pro on Mojave. 4) What I mean is is it too much to ask for all of the functions I want in one. Also, I just realized I basically want Shaneee’s build... Just saw it in his signature. Does anyone know if you can run Plex from either of the OS and point to the same files? Or will plex get confused? What I mean is since the files will be in the same drive and I run plex on windows or OSX, will plex see the files regardless of which OS i'm in? I'm going to assume not.
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    AMD Ryzen 5 Build

    I'm starting this thread to both ask for help and document what I come across. If this is not the correct location for this thread, please move and/or inform me to move. Backstory: My current mac is a cMP 4,1 with 12-core 3.06GHz Xeon X5675 Processors 48GB 1333MHz ram and an NVME boot drive. With the release of os x catalina I fear that my computer is becoming obsolete and I'm certain that I can build something equal to or greater than my mac for what I can sell my mac for. (Anyone interested? ) Needs: I am currently in school so the office suite is necessary. I run a Plex server on this machine (or need to). I game a tad (Farming Simulator 2017, Mudrunner). I also am an amateur photographer so editing photos and videos is a must as well. Raid will be in the future for redundancy. 3D modeling capability is also needed. Dual boot (OSX and windows) would be nice too since most of the applications I need are windows only. Build Plans: My current parts list is here. I will do my best to keep this up to date as plans change. Component Description Reasoning CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Price/performance CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Max 55.78 CFM CPU Cooler Cheep! Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard Expandability (RAM, SATA count, PCI ports) Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory Price/performance Storage: Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive Already have (also loaded with OSX 10.14) Storage: Hitachi HGST Ultrastar 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Already have (Plex media drive) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4 GB Dual ACX Video Card Already have (And works with OSX) Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG ATX Mid Tower Case 8 drive bays, cheep-ish Power Supply: EVGA 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply Already have (Can upgrade later) Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer Already have Current Questions: Will the NVME boot without any kext modification in the new system? I think the answer is NO but it's worth a shot. Related to 1, can the system files be modified to simply boot in the new system? i.e. not run any bootloader or Clover etc. Will the above hardware work? I get that this is mostly trial and error but has anyone had this same setup? Am I ridiculous to think that I can pull this off in one All-in-one system? is it too much? I thank everyone who is sure to post and look forward to documenting my journey!
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    Introduce yourself.

    Hey guys, I'm Ben! I've been a mac user for 12+ years and built my first hackintosh with a friend (Praxis if anyone knows the name) about 10 years ago. I wasn't much on the software side of things then and it was his computer. A few years ago I got my dream computer, a cMP 4,1 12 core monster. But now with the release of Catalina I fear that my mac is becoming obsolete. I plan to sell it to fund a new Ryzen 5 build. Originally I was planning on dumping OSX for a while until I could afford a newer mac pro. But now I see that it isn't too much of a pain to build a ryzen hackintosh! Ideally I would build a dual boot because I do use many Windows only applications that are graphics intensive so Parallels isn't cutting it! I look forward to browsing the forums and talking Mac!
  4. Would there be any reason that the Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard wouldn't work? I'm looking into a new build from my current cMP 4,1 12 core that is now becoming obsolete. I'd like the extra ram options it offers above the mobo you chose. Plus the wifi is an added benefit, but maybe that wouldn't work with OSX.