63 months ago
I'm completely new to building computers but i was just wondering if this build would work and maybe with osx?
-The CPU i chose because according to the internet it has high benchmark scores considering it's price. -The CPU cooler i chose simply because it seemed like it would be quieter but i'm not sure if the low RPM will have a significant effect. -The Motherboard i chose because gigabyte should be more compatible with mac osx which i still really hope to have as an option. -The RAM i chose because i THINK 2x4 would be enough, and if not i could just add more later on (I think, i really have no idea what i'm doing). -A 250 gb 840evo because the reviews sounded good and the benchmarks were pretty good. I have an external with 1TB so i didn't think i would need more then 250, is that a good idea? -The video card i chose because it was a relatively cheap card with a gtx780 chipset which i read was pretty good. -The case was basically affordable and looked nice, and i wasn't sure if i could get away with something smaller. If i could get something smaller or cheaper then i definitely would. -The Power supply i chose because i thought that would be enough wattage and it combo'd with my CPU. Was it a bad idea to pick non-modular? -The optical drive i chose because everyone else did and i'm not good with peer-pressure. -The Monitor was cheap for 1920x1080, at least i think so. -The Sound Card i chose because i thought i needed one. -The Wireless network adapter because i wasn't sure if i'd have access to a wired connection. -The Keyboard because i really love the feel of mechanical keyboards and i need something i'm comfortable with for data entry, and this one looks nice.
I need the computer for CAD/CAM and occasional gaming so i think these specs should work fine but i'm not sure if there might be a space or heating issue. Since it's my first time i'm not sure if there's any part that requires a complicated installation. Would the 250gb ssd be enough for all of that? I was also wondering if osx would work on the computer because i could really use the mac os for the quick gestures and studio programs. Would love any advice, criticism or opinions you guys have to offer since i'm basically the newbie here and have no idea what i'm doing. I'm also trying to save money so if you feel there are cheaper alternatives to anything there let me know please. I'm planning on buying everything around the week of black friday when prices should be lower, or maybe a week after if there's no significant change. I've never shopped for parts during a sale so i don't know when the best time would be so any advice there would be greatly appreciated as well.
Just to summarize, would it work with osx, are there any cheaper alternatives, will it fit, is there anything really difficult about the installation?