A little backstory on the whole situation- In October of 2015 I bought a Early 2008 Mac Pro 2.8 GHz 8 core. That machine was my first ever real "workstation" machine. By October 2016 I had upgraded almost everything in the computer: GTX 970, 32GB RAM dual 3.2GHz CPU's the whole 9. It was a stable reliable and overall very powerful machine. It did everything I needed it to do, even edited a couple of 4K Tracks in FCPX, but I wanted more, so I decided to build a Hackintosh. Completely ignoring the Mac Pro 4,1/5,1 I went straight to eBay looking for good deals on the most current platform I could afford X58, no X79 yes. So I built a dinky ghetto rigged cheap "X79" Hackintosh using a $50 E5-2660 8-core a $100 cheap off brand X79 board, cheap RAM,PSU, and I already had the 970 plus a few spare bits and bobs like SSD's and such from the MP. Two days into the build I realized I had made a mistake. I started with EL Cap and wanted to work my way up. The primary installation went ok, but drivers for my generic board were nonexistent. So after 2 days straight of troubleshooting, removing RAM, and reseating, I finally got it to work. And it worked amazing for a week, noticeable improvements in FCPX, a little slow in everyday tasks but other than that, great performance. After that week had passed I began to run into constant crashes, random reboots and freezes and with myself being in college and working, I ran out of time and had to resort to doing modeling work on a C2D MBP (not fun). After a while I got sick of the thing and sold it to a friend of mine who needed a PC for $500. In conclusion/ TLDR, Hachintosh's are GREAT, very feasible machines and often cheaper than Macs in general, but you must have time and patience to deal with the small quirks and kinks of owning a Hackintosh, and unfortunately I had neither one of those BUT to those that do have the time, I would definitely recommend because even through the issues it was a fun time getting it up and running, and the performance gains (depending on the setup) may be worth it. EDIT: I wish I would have documented the process/benchmarks on here, but I was so eager to get it up running, but I will be documenting the "build" of my "new" Mac Pro 4,1 when it gets here.