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  1. AwesomeQ, Feb 21, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2018

    AwesomeQ macrumors newbie


    Jan 31, 2018
    Hey, guys. I'm building myself a Hackintosh in the foreseeable future, and was wondering if this build would work. Please, if you can either tell me how to install the system on this hardware, or if you have tips on parts, tell me. Also, I'd like to keep the budget where it is (no more than $830 USD).

    PC Part Picker List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XJV3Cb

    CPU: Intel Core i3-7350K
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270-HD3
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
    Boot Drive: Kingston A400 120GB 2.5" SSD
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GT 1030 2GB Video Card
    Case: Corsair Carbide Clear 600C
    Power Supply: EVGA B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD WriterC

    Thanks again.
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I suggest visiting Tonymacx86.com and searching the forums for others that have used those components...the most important being the motherboard and the video card. The RAM just needs to be the right stuff for the MB.
  3. AwesomeQ thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 31, 2018
    Does the CPU really matter, as long as it's Intel?
  4. bopajuice Suspended


    Mar 22, 2016
    Dark side of the moon
    Everything you need to know you can find at sites like these:


    As you browse the sites you will see suggested builds, hardware lists, software, etc.

    You will need installers such as Clover and Multibeast to format the motherboard Bios, HD, etc. It's pretty involved and not everything works as advertised, but it sounds like fun. I have read up on it, but not tried to build one myself. Good luck and keep us posted.

    Looks like your motherboard is on the list so you are off to a good start.
  5. prisstratton macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2011
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    I definitely second what @BrianBaughn has said. Go to the Tonymac web site, you will find everything that you need to know and all of the tools required to make this work. I am not familiar with the other sites mentioned by @bopajuice.

    I built my first Hackintosh in 2009 when information was a little harder to find on such things. It took me months to determine the correct hardware and procedure to make this work. By comparison the Tonymac site has complete walk through guides and if you select the right hardware you should be up and running in no time.

    Tip: make sure you understand the complete process so that when a point upgrade comes along you will be able to deal with anything that gets “broken”. Also make sure that you have a solid backup if you are going to use the build as your daily driver.

    It is a lot of fun and immensely satisfying when you boot it up for the first time.

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