Description

This was a Hackintosh my friend recently built with his father, and I am posting it for him (therefore I do not know any benchmarks or have any pictures). This is based on the tonymacx86 CustoMac Mini. It is a productivity rig, but no gaming. Nothing is overclocked. This was his first build, so obviously it is not all the best choices (like chipsets, PSU wattage, etc.).

Upgrades planned: Keyboard for now. GPU and eventually more storage are potential upgrades, but not urgent (or really even necessary).

NOTE: the built in WiFi had some issues with the hackintoshing so that is why he went with the discrete card.

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  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

GPU?

  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

He does not do any gaming and does not need to take advantage of CUDA. It could be an upgrade, but not urgent.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

I've been seeing alot of the Bitfenix Prodigy lately. Not that that's a bad thing, but I do have two problems with this. One, you bought a board with Wifi embedded and still got a wireless card for it. Two, you should have gone down to an H77 chipset (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131841) with that locked processors and saved some money since H77 is the same as Z77, just without overclocking and multiple video card support.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

This was his first build, hence not knowing the difference between Z77 and H77. I edited the description about the discrete WiFi card.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Could have pulled it off with a 500 WT PSU, especially, w/out a GPU

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, I would have done that, but he chose not to.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

should have done some research and posted on reddit before buying and got some advice... could have saved quite a bit of money if you didnt get that extra wifi card since the mobo has one built in, that 40 bucks saved could of gotten the 3770k

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that is a great motherboard but even if he did get a 3770k, the motherboard isn't the best for overclocking - small case and would also need a better cooler.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I edited the description in answer to your points. This was his first build and he and his dad were not interested in OCing.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay build. 6/10.

Even if you weren't using CUDA programs, a decent GPU would still help. Also the ssd isn't very good as compared to Intel/OCZ/AData alternatives, and you could have used a 400W PSU.

Then use saved money for a nice mechanical keyboard.