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Hackintosh candidate build, my first attempt at a Hackintosh.

This machine will be "always on", acting primarily as a media server (Plex) and file server. The machine will also support basic gaming (Counter Strike), photography editing, and other home use.

As this machine replaces my existing Synology DS212j NAS and always-on 2009 15" MacBook Pro it needs to allow for hard disk expansion and other upgrades in the future.

Warning: These parts have potential issues/incompatibilities. (See details.)

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Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU £142.72 GBP (Purchased)
Motherboard £126.54 GBP (Purchased)
Memory £29.99 GBP (Purchased)
Storage £38.27 GBP (Purchased)
£95.22 GBP (Purchased)
£123.92 GBP (Purchased)
£0.00 GBP (Purchased)
Case £40.22 GBP (Purchased)
Power Supply £76.24 GBP (Purchased)
Monitor £0.00 GBP (Purchased)
Custom IOGEAR GBU​521 Blueto​oth 4.0 US​B Micro Ad​apter £12.47 GBP (Purchased)
+ Total (United Kingdom): £685.59 GBP
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Potential Issues / Incompatibilities

  • The Corsair - 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply length of 180mm exceeds Fractal Design - FD-CA-CORE-3300-BL ATX Mid Tower Case maximum of 170mm.

Part List Price History (Excluding Tax)



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Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor 10W - 84W
Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1866 Memory 9W - 9W
Western Digital - Red 3 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive 3W - 15W
Western Digital - Red 3 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive 3W - 15W
Kingston - SSDNow V300 Series 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Seagate - 500 GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Total: 31W - 153W
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