Description

This is my hackintosh/gamer build.

My only real complaint is the video card - I think if I were to choose now I would have gotten a 660 or a 660Ti, but I got a good deal on it and most of my parts, and the actual price was really somewhere around $1400. I run Windows 8 on the 240GB SSD, and OSX on the 120GB.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 6 points

Wow this has got to be one of the first times I have seen a GPU with the power connectors in a perfect location on the end, they should make more like t!

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

What's the PCI card above the GPU? Wifi?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah is it - I actually have the GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB Rev 1.0, but this site didn't have it in their lists. I have it installed but I generally use a wired connection.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you able to overclock and then enter os x. I know its probably a dumb question but I'm curious.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

You can! I think there may be some issues with doing it, and getting OSX stable at all can be an issue, so I wanted to get that done before I started OC'ing - make sure the OS is stable itself.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

yes its just like windows overclocking. and sometimes you can overclock more on osx than on windows.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. What stress test do you use in osx.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

The operating system isn't what makes the difference when overclocking. What makes the difference is how close the CPU die was to the center of the wafer when it was made, what motherboard you use, what cooling you use, and how solid your RAM is at its stock voltage.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

great looking build, well done man. i can understand why you would want to upgrade the graphics card but for the time being it'll do just fine, nice build

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build, and also, finnaly someone whos NOT scared to use windows 8, pretty much everyone else ive met who has a windows 8 computer, just downgrades to 7

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I don't get the windows 8 haters. If you don't like metro just use start is back to get the start button back or some other program. Once you do that it is basically a faster booting, snappier version of windows 7.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

exactly, AND windows 8 uses LESS system resources then windows 7, so your games and such will get more resources available to them

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

It's quirky, and I have my complaints, but I generally use it in the same way as windows 7. I had the opportunity to upgrade for like $15 when Microsoft was running a promotion, so I figured why not jump on it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Very well done. Good job finding the cheap 560 Ti, even if it disappoints you slightly. +1