I am looking at building my first vanilla hackintosh to drive a 4K display over Displayport.
Requirements for me are; speed, performance but not gaming. I do realize I included a -K CPU, but the base clock of that model is far larger than the non-K version. (4.2Ghz vs 3.6Ghz)
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K
MOBO/Case/PSU: AsRock Deskmini 110 Memory: Crucial CT16G4SFD824A NVMe (PCI): Samsung 960 EVO 500GB
Bluetooth/Wifi: to be determined
Any thoughts? Thank you!
Kexts I would certainly need:
- FakeSMC ; to let it think I run genuine apple hardware
- Fake CPUID ; to let it think I run Skylake instead of Kaby Lake
- FakePCIID.kext and FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext ; to let it think I run Skylake graphics
- 'Skylake Glitch Fix' (AAPL,GfxYTile) ; no clue why
- VoodooHDA ; to let sound work (I think) AppleALC: native apple audio for non-apple hardware
- IONVMeFamily.kext ; from macos, to let NVMe work at boot.
Somebody help!!!! I have and HP Mini 311 with 3gig. Has verizon. I was able to get 10.5.3 Kalway on this thing. But no network and not sound at all. I was able to get a usb wireless network but I knew that because it came with drives. I tried to upgradt to the 10.6. Aitkos and it just reboots. I don't want 10.5.3 anymore. I want to upgrade because I cant get sound. Tried Voodoo 1 2 and 3 and no sound.
I recently moved to another country and left my workstation where I lived before. For several reasons I'm about to make a new build, this time on a more tight budget. I was first setting up the usual ATX mid tower setup I usually do, but soon realized I won't ever do any SLI/Crossfire or huge HDD setups in the future while being here. This lead me to some pretty nice ITX builds on partpicker and I dig the idea of a small layout for my limited work space. Also I love the minimal looks of the Corsair 250D Mini case. This is not meant for any gaming, pure low profile workstation. I would want to triple boot though.
Since it's gonna be budget I wanna base this build on a Pentium G3258 which to me it seems is widely used for OC budget builds for it's great performance/price ratio. Any suggestions on comparable processors I wouldn't mind though. As for the GPU I first thought about a GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB SC by EVGA because of it's very low TDP and good price/performance. But it still pushed the overall total too high so I thought maybe a cheap Radeon would fit better for OSX anyways. So I ended up flirting with a R7 250 by MSI.
My biggest concern, and reason why I'm writing this, is about competitive alternatives to CPU & GPU and the cooling system for over clocking the Pentium. Also the wifi controller on the MSI Z97I AC motherboard is an Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 card. Probably a no-go for OSX? I'm thinking about USB WIFI? I wouldn't mind for one USB less.
To boil it down to a short list of components:
Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual Core OC
Silverstone AR06 40.2 CFM CPU Cooler or Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Z97I AC Mini ITX
G.Skill Ripjaws X 1x8GB (so I could buy another one in some future)
MSI Radeon R7 250X 1GB GPU
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD
Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case
Corsair CX 430W 80+ Semi-Modular ATX PSU
I made this list on pcpicker if you want to see parts specs.
So regarding my concerns:
Do you know if any of this would give me headaches running OSX? (e.g. if I installed an all-in-one water cooler would it be recognized at all by OSX?) Can you think of better alternatives for CPU & GPU? Most mini ITX builds I've seen do use water cooling indeed. Although I've read of enough people who OC well with a heatsink. Do you think the Silverstone would do it? Would you install extra case fans if I went with it? (The case supposedly comes with two from what I read)
Thank you for your attention everyone. Any comment is appreciated. Critics won't be flamed. I'm grateful to the community.