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Number Cruncher
by polarbehr
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Description

One of my regular clients had been complaining about her desktop at home and asked if I could build her a new pc. Easy answer right. As i was beginning to put together a parts list she asked if it could also run OS X. It does.

So the parts in this list come from the customac build list from tonymac for building a hackintosh.

Her only requests were fast and quiet, with easy access to usb. She also said to build something that I would be happy with, and after I was done I wanted to keep it.

I gave it the name number cruncher since she is a CPA and it seemed fitting since she looks at numbers all day.

About the cooler, she lives in a log cabin and in the summertime it can get very warm even with the air on, pretty sure the noctua will keep it cool.

The Define XL is a really large case with lots of room, its best feature though is the sound dampening. I had 3d mark running and could not hear a thing, the same with prime95.

Details
Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.03Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate5.4GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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Nurinder [1 Build] 3 points 10 months ago

Great cable managment +1

 
 
polarbehr [Submitter] [4 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

that's what i was going for, thanks

 
 
xolot1 [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

I can only imagine how quiet this build is! +1 for that

 
 
polarbehr [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Dead silent under full load, between the case and the noctuas the noise never had a chance.

 
 
zac16 1 point 10 months ago

im not sure why no one said anything about this before, but why such a big tower? you only have a matx motherboard in there.

 
 
Krokodil [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Micro ATX board in a full tower case?

 
 
blackabyte420 1 point 8 months ago

hey man great build i also have the same cpu, and plan on getting the same mobo you have, going to put my gt640 2gbdrr3, and some some vengence ram, if you would please reply, i would like to know how you got hackintosh running, if there is a better mobo that goes well with the hackintosh plz tell me

 
 
polarbehr [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

this was all i used

but i already have a hackbook pro that i used in the install process, if you dont have access to an apple computer you will need to use VW Ware

 
 
cooperred [2 Builds] 0 points 10 months ago

Nice build! Why the z87 mobo with a locked processor though?

 
 
polarbehr [Submitter] [4 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks,

I was just going with what works with OS X

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

how completed was it to install OS X?

 
 
polarbehr [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

This isn't my first hackintosh, I have a dell Inspiron 1525 running snow leopard, that was used in this build. IDK didn't seem very complicated to me, but I get paid to play with computers all day.

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

alright I really want a hackintosh to learn mac

 
 
polarbehr [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Tbh the laptop was way harder to get going.

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

I imagine

 
 
remi1133 1 point 10 months ago

She probably won't be overclocking if this is for her work.

 
 
cooperred [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

No need for the z87 chipset then. She could've easily went for the H87. If OS X is only compatible with z87 mobos, I completely understand. No need to downvote though...

 
 
polarbehr [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

This recommended build requires the z87 chipset.

 
 
cooperred [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah, thanks for clarifying in your earlier comment. I was replying to remi

 
 
Neutral1ty 0 points 10 months ago

maybe they went with the z87 for the Displayport... it is odd how you cant find but one or two H87 Mobo's out there with a displayport...

 
 
peterb [1 Build] 0 points 10 months ago

That doesn't make sense... it has a video card...

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Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 3 points 10 months ago

Windows experience scores mean nothing.

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Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Then why did you make that post.

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jteezyweezy [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

Suman I don't even see what your argument is. It seems like you agree with Hakum. "mmm thanks for telling me what I already know." Indicating that you understand that WE means nothing. Then you went on to say that his scores are lower than they should be. You are just arguing for the sake of argument and there is really no need for name calling, this site is for constructive feed back, if you can't handle it please don't comment on posts.

Nice Build by the way, if I wasn't so stubborn on my color scheme I would definitely use the crap out of those noctua fans!! Enjoy it!!

 
 
manirelli [Staff] [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

This is your only warning. Keep it civil or refrain from commenting.

 
 
Mech -3 points 10 months ago

should of gotten a 256gb SSD and a cheaper GPU

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 8 points 10 months ago

No. He is dual booting. 2 ssd's is better.

 
 
polarbehr [Submitter] [4 Builds] 3 points 10 months ago

Bingo