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Sub £1500 Gaming Rig - Hackintosh

youngbreaker

62 months ago

Ok, so I've never built a PC before so I'd like to hear some opinions on the rig I've assembled.

A bit of background... I play ARMA 3 when I can (which is hugely processor intensive, hence the i7). I'm hoping to play Star Citizen when it finally comes out. I know the game's spec isn't out yet but I hoping I can play it (in 2 years time) without upgrading.

Most importantly it's a Hackintosh. Based on the spec working here http://www.tonymacx86.com/yosemite-desktop-guides/149561-success-ga-z97m-d3h-core-i7-4790k-evga-geforce-gtx-970-2-0-sc-yosemite-install.html That means I'm limited to certain hardware choices that are known to work when dual booting OSX.

Here's my build.... http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/WhT3dC

What am I missing? Is there anything worth swapping out for something better/cheaper?

Thanks all.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

32GB of ram is overkill if you are only going to game. I also heard some rumours about the EVGA version of the GTX 970 having some cooling issues or something like that. Aside from that it looks good.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah when I looked it had some sort of heat sink paste issue or something when I looked on a thread on MSI vs EVGA vs ASUS vs GIGABYTE. Personally I recommend a msi gtx 970

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Well you can't really go wrong with Gigabyte, MSI or Asus, its mainly personal prefence, but yea, I'd say skip EVGA this time around

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmmm.. yes it looks like this is the issue... http://www.eteknix.com/evga-gtx-970-feature-manufacturing-defect/

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Hxr4MP3, I may just do this :/

Just realised I didn't add a case fan!! Maybe a silly question, but is one required? I did wonder about the RAM. I'll probably half that ram and upgrade later if required.

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