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Used some older parts I had to put together a Hackintosh/Win8.1 build. This build is for some light gaming but mainly video editing and some experimenting with xcode.
I'll update more of the description later.
Whoa, I didn't think I'd get this much feedback so quickly. Thanks to those who read the description and saw that this build is made up of older parts and used for some light gaming but mainly video editing! I never really paid too much attention to my colour scheme during this build since I was just trying to get all my old parts into the case without spending extra $$. I'm not a huge fan of the gold and blue combo either - maybe I'll look into colour coordinating things in v2 of this build but this works for me for now. I've updated the prices to better reflect what I paid to get this thing going.
CPU: I had this in another build and decided to move it over since this will be my main computer and all my video editing will be done on this machine going forward. I actually bought this from Canada Computers in Christmas 2014 for $369.99 but decided to leave that price off since it's likely a deal like that won't come along in awhile.
CPU Cooler: Yet another piece in an older build that I wanted to carry over because the performance is great for a closed loop AIO watercooling solution. Currently running 27°C idle and 49°C under load. I added a pair of SP120's for a push pull config which keeps everything cool and quiet.
Motherboard: This is from a computer I purchased pre-built from a store that will remain anonymous because I'm embarrassed that I even bought something from them. hint they closed all brick and mortar stores in Canada. Geez, I would've saved a bit of money if I just did my research a few years ago. Anyway, with a bit of reading I found that I could use this in my Hackintosh with very little tweaking.
Memory: That same pre-built computer came with 8GB of Kingston HyperX Blue and I purchased another 16GB kit to upgrade.
Storage: I had Win8.1 installed on one Samsung 840 EVO and loved the performance. Price dropped on the 840 series when the 850 came out so I decided to pick up another one and stick OSX Mavericks on it. The 1TB Seagate Barracuda was something I had laying around but it's getting really full and I'm debating on moving up to a 4TB...maybe in v2 of this build?
Video Card: Wow...this one got a lot of attention! First let me say that I did not pay $500 for this card...that would be ridiculous. This came with my old pre-built computer and I'm pretty sure it was around $260CDN when I bought it. I don't do a lot of gaming at the moment and this build is mainly used for video editing so an upgrade to my GPU wasn't necessary. I was actually pretty lucky because the GTX 760 is a very easy install with the Hackintosh (pretty much plug and play.)
Case: My favourite case by far! This is pretty much what started this build. I worked with a Mini ITX (250D) at one point and it was a fun challenge but I enjoyed making the Air 540 super clean by hiding all the cables. There's tons of room in this thing and makes the build very easy.
PSU: Came from another computer and kind of overkill at 850W but oh well haha!