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I'm currently on a $1,000 budget. I got a build recommendation for that price on reddit, here it is:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard 

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (I already own one of these, so this would be my second, so I can run SLI)

Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

I am looking into purchasing this computer to both play and develop games. I plan on making games for Windows, Android, iOS, and Macintosh platforms. I already own a May 2009 Macbook, but I'm afraid it wouldn't get the job done for me when it comes to making games, as I'm more of a desktop person. Because of that, I decided I would look into splitting Mac OS X and Windows 7 across my computer.

Anyways, my questions are,

-Will this hardware work with building a Macintosh? (I already know I can get just one of my 660 TIs working, and that SLI will not work with mac.)

-In opinion, do you think that Mac would be a good OS to do these things:
Texturing
Video Editing
Music Making

-If the CPU did work with Mac, would I be able to use it if it was overclocked?

Thank you.

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Hello and welcome!

 

1. Yes, this hardware works easy in Mavericks.

 

2. Imho yes.

 

3. OSX uses the BaseClock for some internal timings and will panic if BLC is raised or lowered to far. For this reason I'd suggest OC only/mainly via multiplicator.

 

Good luck!

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I am aware of there being issues with WD Green HDDs and Desktop Macs / OS X, as well as the WD Green HDDs and WD Scorpio Blue HDDs with MacBook Pros......but not with the 3.5" WD Blue HDDs, which I have used without any issues on both PPC G5 macs and my Intel Hacks......what problems are reported with the 3.5" WD Blue HDDs?

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