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I've been considering building a desktop for some time now. My Macbook Pro has been my primary pc for the past two years. 

1.9 GHZ Intel Core i7 
8Gigs of ram and roughly 400GB of HD space. 

I use Logic and Pro Tools heavily and have noticed my macbook is starting to drag. With this build, I'd preferably dual boot OS X and Linux for troubleshooting.
Here's a current part list on the build I'm considering. Any input would be greatly appreciated. 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NBmJqs
 

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First of all I am not a musician, but I use Garage band, and Logic, and other multitrack recording software.  For sound I use the Lexicon Omega USB audio interface, it has two XLR inputs, and a 1/4 in. instrument input. If you are recording vocals or instruments, getting clean good  is crucial,  Using an Audio Interface like the M-Audio M-Track Plus or other USB Audio interfaces, is better then buying an audio card. IMHO....

 

My system has a I5 2500k CPU and runs Logic, Pro-Tools, Garage Band, and Sonar, just fine. So any system that has a better CPU will work great.  Just research other hackintosh builds here on insanely mac, searching the forums or the wiki.... and find a system that meets your needs, and is proven to run OS X Mavericks or Yosemite without any major tweaks or special configurations to work..  I recommend Gigabyte Motherboards as they seem to be the most compatible.  My GA-Z77-DS3H (rev. 1.1) MB is very stable with Yosemite 10.1.  I also recommend using SSD's for the System drive and Mechanical Hard drives for storing of your audio files, they can be quite large. Having at least 8 gig of ram is the minimal for best performance of your multitrack, more is better.

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First of all I am not a musician, but I use Garage band, and Logic, and other multitrack recording software.  For sound I use the Lexicon Omega USB audio interface, it has two XLR inputs, and a 1/4 in. instrument input. If you are recording vocals or instruments, getting clean good  is crucial,  Using an Audio Interface like the M-Audio M-Track Plus or other USB Audio interfaces, is better then buying an audio card. IMHO....

 

My system has a I5 2500k CPU and runs Logic, Pro-Tools, Garage Band, and Sonar, just fine. So any system that has a better CPU will work great.  Just research other hackintosh builds and find a system that meets your needs, and is proven to run OS X Mavericks or Yosemite without any major tweaks or special configurations to work..  I recommend Gigabyte Motherboards as they seem to be the most compatible.  My GA-Z77-DS3H (rev. 1.1) MB is very stable with Yosemite 10.1.  I also recommend using SSD's for the System drive and Mechanical Hard drives for storing of your audio files, they can be quite large. Having at least 8 gig of ram is the minimal for best performance of your multitrack, more is better.

 

There is nothing special between manufactures so please stop going to a a site that is banned here and buying into there lies. 

 

The system that I listed will work great for your needs and is fully supported.

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After reading up more on Rampage Dev recommendations, I have to agree with his choices, My system is outdated, and I see now that the x97 platform is the best choice for High End Hackintosh's and defer to his expert recommendations.

 

I still recommend doing some research in the Audio Interface area, I see that a lot of "Home Audio Studio Web Sites" recommend USB Audio Interfaces for multitrack recording, over onboard Audio or Soundblaster type sound cards, because of the quality of the Audio.

 

Enjoy your future Hackintosh Build!

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