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Dual Boot Hackintosh / Windows

by nickedge


I built this with the intention of using a hackintosh for my daily driver and then Windows for gaming. This was a success and I love it. The toughest part of the build was disassembling the AIO on the GPU and re routing the cables to the back and mounting the fan on the side. I did this to not have a single odd fan sticking out. Temperatures don't seem to be an issue due to this and I think it looks significantly better.

Went overboard with the lighting, still happy with the decision.

Cable management was a nightmare and took forever but I am more proud of my work there than anything else.

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TheDankKn1ght 2 Builds 4 points 3 months ago

$340 for a 1080 Ti? Nani?

nickedge submitter 1 Build 0 points 3 months ago

Bought a 580, got it price matched to an old Walmart ad by my CC company then sold it. Used that cash to buy a 1080 from MicroCenter when they charged an insane amount, had my CC price match it down (another old Walmart ad) and then MicroCenter dropped their prices and I returned for the 1080 for store credit so it wouldn't alert the CC company and bought a 1080ti. Round trip it was $340.

HJTBB 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Nice micro build. Cable management is great for the size. Question, though: why use Mac as a daily driver? What work do you do that fits a Mac better and is worth going through the trouble for?

nickedge submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you! Honestly it is just iMessage. I can do everything I need for work in macOS and get iMessage so I prefer it.

HandsomeAlex 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Very nice build, especially the cable management in the back. I see the 1080Ti is only in the first and the last pic. Where did you put the hybrid radiator for it?

nickedge submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I disassembled it and reassembled it so it can be mounted on the back side so I wouldn't have to have an uneven fan situation on display.

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

dank af nice build

nickedge submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks friend

JaviWanKenobi 1 point 3 months ago

Nice build! Just one little question. Do WiFi and Bluetooth work with this motherboard or do you need to acquire any "special aditional" network device? I have seen some people need to acquire these special aditional network devices such as the showed in this page --> (https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2057872.m570.l1313.TR4.TRC0.A0.H0.Xdell+dw1560.TRS0&_nkw=dell+dw1560&_sacat=0) or something like that. I'm a bit lost about it. Thank you in advance and Greetings!

nickedge submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Neither wifi or bluetooth work when in my Mac partition. I will be transplanting a card from my wife's old macbook air that should fix it though.

navy438 1 point 1 month ago

How does the RGB ram works ? setup in Win10 and it will work in macOS?

atomicbleach 1 point 1 month ago

Kudos for that rear cable management. Mine is setup like a knot back there lmao. I didnt really care since that area doesnt really need airflow and never gets seen.