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Hey all, I've been following hackintosh forums for awhile, finally decided to register and get involved. My tax return is burning a hole in my pocket and I haven't built a computer since I was 10-11 (I'm 19 now). Anyways, after the research I've done, I compiled a build together, but I wanted to ask the community about what you guys think. 


I will be dual booting Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 (haven't decided yet) and OSX Mavericks. The machine I want to build will mainly be for lots of graphic/web design work, university work, and possibly getting into some basic 3D work for said design work. I left room for upgradability down the line. I haven't decided if I really want to pull the trigger on this build or not. I currently work on a 15" early 2011 Macbook Pro. 

My main questions for this build: Does this build have longevity and does it have a good amount of power for what I'm building it for? I personally think it does from what I know, but what do you guys think?



I'm considering more RAM, a larger Mac OSX SSD, and possibly a different Mother Board. I'm not too impressed with this CPU cooler either. 
Thanks everyone for your time. 
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That should be quite a nice system.


I have a very similar 3770K based machine (overclocked to 4.2 GHz) that performs very well for similar work, although I use a Quadro 4000 rather than the 770 as I use it for Architectural visualisation. Given the way OS X handles GPUs I have been considering changing over to a 770/780.


Longevity wise it should be good for a reasonable while. My build was completed shortly after Ivy Bridge was released and, with its overclock, it gets better geekbench scores than the 6 core nMP.

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