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Hackintosh/gaming build

by Lionheart250



Date Published

Feb. 17, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.373 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.9 GHz


After a ton of time researching what parts are compatible and what I thought looked cool I decided to build a hackintosh for music production and some gaming on the side Vega 64 was a must for Mojave support due to their being no Nvidia drivers but so far I’ve had no issues vanilla install went through with very little issue only thing that sucked was the riser cable included with the case doesn’t work

Update: I got an EVGA riser cable which seems to work much better than the included cooler master one so GPUs is now mounted to the back of the case of only the fans had cool rgb haha

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ChosenWon 2 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

Wicked build, wicked case, wicked rgb, this thing is awesome. Thumbs up my friend

Lionheart250 submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Thank you!

ImApparentlyHuman 2 points 2 months ago

this build is so flip floppin clean i cant believe my eyes

Lionheart250 submitter 1 Build 3 points 2 months ago

You are too kind thank you!

diypartsjoy 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

What is the big thing with Hackintosh lately?

Lionheart250 submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

I just like having the MacOS for music production and windows for gaming this way I get the best of both worlds without having to own 2 separate systems plus the cost of an iMac pro with similar specs is absurd in Canada

theladyjay 1 point 27 days ago

I'm the same. I have a PC for gaming and a hackintosh for photo/video editing, even programming. Only those programming languages relegated to PC are done on PC.

theladyjay 1 point 2 months ago

Been trying to find that GPU but no luck :(. Can't seem to find any in stock anywhere!

DemiToast 2 points 1 month ago

If you're still looking, it's $419 on Newegg right now, includes 3 games. I bought mine last night. :)

Also, +1 for the build!

theladyjay 2 points 27 days ago

I finally got one! It's available this week... again for $419.99 so if you're like me looking for it, I'd recommend buying it now.

DemiToast 2 points 27 days ago

Yay! That's awesome. The thing is absolutely massive. I definitely recommend using the included support bracket. Seriously...it's so big haha. I was blown away. But it's great!

Lionheart250 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Yeah I feel that I had to search for quite a while before I found one but so far it is worth it you could always go the secondhand route through eBay or something!

EoinBrown 1 point 2 months ago

Very nice build, just one question did you have any problems which the EATX and the case? Cause I though this wasn't compatible with EATX

Lionheart250 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

It covers a little bit of the grommets for routing the motherboard cable but besides that it was fine to set up

lolitsAston 1 point 1 month ago

This is absolutely awesome. I'm in the process of designing my next build around this. Just have a few questions: - I'm assuming you went with the "Chimney" configuration on this case. How did this affect your cable management? How easy was it to work with this case? I would consider myself a beginner and have only built one PC. Is this chassis beginner friendly? - How have you positioned your fans? Which ones are intake and which ones are exhaust? - How are you controlling your RGB? Is it with the RGB controller that comes with the case?

Lionheart250 submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

This case is a lot of fun to build in I originally went with the standard layout and had my gpu mounted vertically with the riser cable but it turned out to be a defective cable I have since done the lefty inverted layout and then ended up settling on the chimney layout since I think it looks the coolest. As far as cable management goes this case is amazing just make sure to buy some zip ties to keep it extra tidy. The chassis is definitely beginner friendly if you just build it in the standard layout although there are much less expensive options that are easy to build with if you are a beginner, for fans I have 3 front and two bottom intake fans and three top and two back exhaust fans I’m still playing around with fans position but so far this seems quite good as far as rgb goes my motherboard came with an rgb controller that I was able to connect all my fans to and then the case lighting I’m just controlling with the front control on the case.

lolitsAston 1 point 1 month ago

Sounds great! Have you tried overclocking yet? What are your temps like? I've heard great things about OC with that motherboard but apparently the airflow in that case is not the greatest. What has your experience been like with the airflow and cooling in that case?

Lionheart250 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I’m admittedly not an expert with overclocking but I’ve gotten the 9900k stable at 5.1ghz all cores and it never gets too hot it does get up to high 80s when I stress test it but so far it’s been super reliable

thotimusprime 1 point 1 month ago

what is that monitor ??

Lionheart250 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

It’s the lg 27UK850W it’s nothing special just a decent 4K 60hz panel with FreeSync to keep me happy for now but monitor will probably be the next big upgrade for this build

SmaugTheGoldenDragon 1 point 1 month ago

Awesome build. Very crisp pics too.

lampbuilder 1 point 16 days ago

Nice build. I also have i9-9900K and Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Xtreme. I use RTX 2080Ti GPU though. Could you please share the steps on how to make a Hackintosh on a PC using such motherboard and CPU?

Lionheart250 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 days ago

Theres some really good guides on reddit with the aorus master and 9900k that’s what I used but unfortunately hackintosh is not compatible with the rtx series of GPUs

skald 1 Build 1 point 12 days ago

Yup, that's an absurdly nice hackintosh