Is this PC spec Hackintosh-able?

Moleyman69

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Hi,

Looking to get a new gaming PC and was wondering if the spec below is hackintoshable to replace my early 2008?

If the spec below needs any changes, could you please let me know.

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Custom Coloured Cases: *No Custom Colour Required*
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Arctic White USB3 Built in Acoustic Soundproofing.
Motherboard - Intel Z87 Chipset: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H Intel Z87 chipset SLI and CrossFireX support
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K Haswell 3.5GHz Quad Core with HT 8MB Cache
CPU Coolers: Corsair H100i Hydro - High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Overclocking - CPU: Extreme Overclock - 4.4GHz - Tuned to absolute safe maximum - Performance prioritised over acoustics.
Memory - DDR3: 16GB Total (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz, 2 selected
NVIDIA Graphics: 6GB NVIDIA GTX Titan 837MHz 2688 Cores 6008MHz GDDR5
Overclocking - Graphics: Overclocked Graphics Card
Power Supply Unit: 750W Corsair AX750 Gold PSU Fully Modular Cables
Braided Power Supply Cables - Requires Modular PSU (See Above): Not Required.
Solid State Drives: 250GB Samsung 840 Series Read 540MB s Write 250MB s
System Drives: 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA 6Gb s 7200rpm 64MB Cache
Storage Hard drives: *Storage Hard Drive Not Required*
Optical Drive 1 - DVD Blu Ray: Samsung SH-224BB - 24X DVD Writer
Optical Drive 2 - DVD Blu Ray: *DVD Writer Not Required*
Sound Card: *Sound Card Not Required Use On Board Sound*

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Many thanks in advance,

Moley
 

mslide

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You're better off checking at http://www.tonymacx86.com. It's probably too early to do Haswell hackintoshes. I seem to remember having to wait a bit when I did my Ivy Bridge build.

BTW, it's the motherboard and GPU you'll really want to make sure work. Aside from whether or not it's even possible to do Haswell builds yet, everything else should be fine.

Personally, I'd wait a month or 2 at least and until there are at least a few Haswell "Golden Builds" on tonymac.
 
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GermanyChris

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Hi,

Looking to get a new gaming PC and was wondering if the spec below is hackintoshable to replace my early 2008?

If the spec below needs any changes, could you please let me know.

***

Custom Coloured Cases: *No Custom Colour Required*
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Arctic White USB3 Built in Acoustic Soundproofing.
Motherboard - Intel Z87 Chipset: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H Intel Z87 chipset SLI and CrossFireX support
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K Haswell 3.5GHz Quad Core with HT 8MB Cache
CPU Coolers: Corsair H100i Hydro - High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Overclocking - CPU: Extreme Overclock - 4.4GHz - Tuned to absolute safe maximum - Performance prioritised over acoustics.
Memory - DDR3: 16GB Total (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz, 2 selected
NVIDIA Graphics: 6GB NVIDIA GTX Titan 837MHz 2688 Cores 6008MHz GDDR5
Overclocking - Graphics: Overclocked Graphics Card
Power Supply Unit: 750W Corsair AX750 Gold PSU Fully Modular Cables
Braided Power Supply Cables - Requires Modular PSU (See Above): Not Required.
Solid State Drives: 250GB Samsung 840 Series Read 540MB s Write 250MB s
System Drives: 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA 6Gb s 7200rpm 64MB Cache
Storage Hard drives: *Storage Hard Drive Not Required*
Optical Drive 1 - DVD Blu Ray: Samsung SH-224BB - 24X DVD Writer
Optical Drive 2 - DVD Blu Ray: *DVD Writer Not Required*
Sound Card: *Sound Card Not Required Use On Board Sound*

***

Many thanks in advance,

Moley

Don't have someone build you a computer do it yourself
 
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Topper

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Hi,

Looking to get a new gaming PC and was wondering if the spec below is hackintoshable to replace my early 2008?

If the spec below needs any changes, could you please let me know.

***

Custom Coloured Cases: *No Custom Colour Required*
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Arctic White USB3 Built in Acoustic Soundproofing.
Motherboard - Intel Z87 Chipset: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H Intel Z87 chipset SLI and CrossFireX support
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K Haswell 3.5GHz Quad Core with HT 8MB Cache
CPU Coolers: Corsair H100i Hydro - High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Overclocking - CPU: Extreme Overclock - 4.4GHz - Tuned to absolute safe maximum - Performance prioritised over acoustics.
Memory - DDR3: 16GB Total (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz, 2 selected
NVIDIA Graphics: 6GB NVIDIA GTX Titan 837MHz 2688 Cores 6008MHz GDDR5
Overclocking - Graphics: Overclocked Graphics Card
Power Supply Unit: 750W Corsair AX750 Gold PSU Fully Modular Cables
Braided Power Supply Cables - Requires Modular PSU (See Above): Not Required.
Solid State Drives: 250GB Samsung 840 Series Read 540MB s Write 250MB s
System Drives: 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA 6Gb s 7200rpm 64MB Cache
Storage Hard drives: *Storage Hard Drive Not Required*
Optical Drive 1 - DVD Blu Ray: Samsung SH-224BB - 24X DVD Writer
Optical Drive 2 - DVD Blu Ray: *DVD Writer Not Required*
Sound Card: *Sound Card Not Required Use On Board Sound*

***

Many thanks in advance,

Moley
That is really nice. You're not asking questions, you are bragging. j/k
I know nothing about the new Core i7 4770K. Is that better than the Core i7 39xx series processors. I know it's newer and should be better but...
I'd be tempted to keep that puppy as a PC for gaming. OS X isn't a great gaming OS. I don't think that Titan will work as well under Bootcamp as it would with a straight Win7 computer. I've got a 4GB GTX 680. It only runs with a PCIe 1.1 bus under Bootcamp.
Maybe GermanyChris or somebody could tell me I am wrong about this.
 
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GermanyChris

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That is really nice. You're not asking questions, you are bragging.
I know nothing about the new Core i7 4770K. Is that better than the Core i7 39xx series processors. I know it's newer and should be better but...
I'd be tempted to keep that puppy as a PC for gaming. OS X isn't a great gaming OS. I don't think that Titan will work as well under Bootcamp as it would with a straight Win7 computer. I've got a 4GB GTX 680. It only runs with a PCIe 1.1 bus under Bootcamp.
Maybe GermanyChris or somebody could tell me I am wrong about this.
The issue with socket 2011 is you have no speed step and no sleep because as of yet there are no 2011 Mac's. This will obviously change.

@OP I would build a hack quite yet unless you want to stay Ivy, better yet maybe look at this as a chance to leave the platform run Windows or Linux. You could then run OSX in a virtual so you'd have access to the must have Mac app's
 

Topper

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The issue with socket 2011 is you have no speed step and no sleep because as of yet there are no 2011 Mac's. This will obviously change.
Are you saying my GTX 680 would work better with LGA 2011 than with LGA 1155? All I really want is a faster PCIe bus under Bootcamp.
 

GermanyChris

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Are you saying my GTX 680 would work better with LGA 2011 than with LGA 1155? All I really want is a faster PCIe bus under Bootcamp.
No, the i5/i7 will be fed the same amount of data in the game. Gaming is one of those places that more cores doesn't mean better. Once you exceed 4 more doesn't buy you anything. In the end neither will bottleneck your single card. Compare costs and build the most appealing.

Also check out the 3820
 

kasakka

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Motherboard features will be the main thing along with having to possibly wait for Haswell support. You may have issues getting things like sleep and audio working on the motherboard at first. That said, Gigabyte has long been the best choice for a Hackintosh mobo.
 

GermanyChris

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Motherboard features will be the main thing along with having to possibly wait for Haswell support. You may have issues getting things like sleep and audio working on the motherboard at first. That said, Gigabyte has long been the best choice for a Hackintosh mobo.
I've had good luck with Gigabyte but the best hackintosh motherboard I've had to date was a Z77 Sabertooth OC'd like a dream, and everything worked swimmingly after a bios flash.

If I decide to sell my MP and build another Hack it'll be on an x79 Sabertooth
 

Moleyman69

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Thank you all for taking the time to reply.

I guess I will keep the 2008 as is as use the PC justfor gaming then.

Thanks again.

All the best,

Moleyman
 

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I've had good luck with Gigabyte but the best hackintosh motherboard I've had to date was a Z77 Sabertooth OC'd like a dream, and everything worked swimmingly after a bios flash.

If I decide to sell my MP and build another Hack it'll be on an x79 Sabertooth
Any Z87 motherboards that grab your attention?
 

GermanyChris

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Any Z87 motherboards that grab your attention?
they've only been out a couple weeks so nothing technical. The standard Asus boards with gol trim look hackintoshable the audio's right ASM 1061 for the other additional SATA ports and an Intel NIC so it should work. If it's like the past though we're going to gave to wait for someone to modify the EFI. The extent of my skills are modifying the tonymac/macman ssdt's for my overclocks. Intel put out power supply specs and guidance for haswell nit to long ago so you might want to Google it and make sure your's is good to go. I'm going to get my 1,1 sold, then get the 4,1 sold, then the 30" ACD then I'll build Haswell. I figure that will take a couple months that'll give the smart people time to figure out and fix whats needed.