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3770K Hackintosh
by kinema
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Bought the parts and built it in a day. Would have gotten the 3930K, but I heard that the Z79 boards have compatibility issues in Hackintosh builds, so I went with the 3770K at the last minute.

I'm not a fan of the NZXT H2 case. It's terrible for watercooling and has poor mounting slots for fans on the top and rear of the case. I'm thinking of returning it in exchange for a 600T...

Cable management could probably be a bit better, but I spent too much time on it as it is.

She runs SILENT. The coil whine from the nearby Fluorescent lamps were louder than this thing. I could barely tell it was on.

Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.08Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.21Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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LiquidArrogance [1 Build] 4 points 14 months ago

You won't regret a Corsair case. love those things.

th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 2 points 14 months ago

How is the 680 working with OS X? I heard they can be a real pain. Although, now the imac has a 680m in it, so maybe apple has it all ironed out.

kinema [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

It seems okay so far. I haven't yet run any programs that can fully utilize the cuda cores, but the card seems to be recognized in the system properties.

I had to install a custom driver for the card though. I'm not sure if Mountain Lion supports Kepler cards natively.

th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Ah, alright. I think mountain lion does on some level, otherwise how could apple install kepler cards on their computers?

miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 2 points 14 months ago

Well, I can tell you had no budget whatsoever. Looks to me like you're gonna have quite some fun with that build. :)

kinema [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Well, I build it for a friend, but it was a blast to put together. A challenge, but a blast. It was my first time putting in a radiator, so that was fun. A pain, but fun in the end. XD

nsyedhasan 2 points 13 months ago

How loud is the 680?

kinema [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Not loud at all. To be fair though, I'm not really stressing it out. Plus, the case I have (switched from the H2 to the Fractal Design Define R4). The H2 is quieter, but the Define is much better built. It's your call though.

TheCrow1213 [1 Build] 1 point 14 months ago

Ooooooooo, nice nice!

samuelmgm 1 point 14 months ago

That's pretty epic!

NUclearD3 [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Yea I just got my 600T and love it. It's a great case. I went for the sliver one. I will be posting my build around Wednesday when i hopefully get my SSD in. But it is a great case the white one looks nice too.

elkay648 1 point 11 months ago

Can someone explain to me what the definition of a Hackintosh is? Is it just a pc made to run OS X?

kinema [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Pretty much, but it's not emulated. The Mac OS is directly installed onto the hard drive. This particular computer doesn't even have Windows installed at all. Just Mountain Lion OS. :)

elkay648 1 point 10 months ago

okay thanks