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Hackintosh and Gaming PC Build (700~)

GinderWithAttitude
  • 71 months ago

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 700-900 preferably lower. I can go higher if necessary - After Shipping and Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: - Coding/programming, School, Photoshop, Music, Video production, Gaming

Are you buying a Monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, I need windows but I already have OS X

Preferred Website(s) Parts: Microcenter (in-store pickup), amazon.com, newegg.com

Location: NJ

Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia,

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 720p for gaming which will eventually become

Additional Comments: I would like a quite PC. I would also like Hackintosh compatible parts because I will be doing a dual boot. I prefer Mac much more than Windows.

Why Are You Upgrading: I am upgrading from a laptop (Macbook Unibody 2010) because I have recently been getting into photoshop and programming which my laptop wasn't cutting it. So, I want a desktop that I can also game on.

Games I will be playing: Mostly BF4 and games such as Watch Dogs

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $84.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $75.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.40 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card $379.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor $107.80 @ TigerDirect
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1116.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 12:45 EDT-0400

Over-budget but if you want to play Watch Dogs and future games on high settings and fps then this is what you'll need. If it's too much then you can get this video card instead - https://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100363l

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's ok if it's over budget but I can't use Radeon graphics cards on a Hackintosh

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