Which motherboard?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to Mac Hardware' started by waloshin, Apr 4, 2017.


Which Motherboard?

  1. MSI H270 PC MATE

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  2. Gigabyte GA-H270-Gaming 3

    3 vote(s)
  3. Other

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040


    Oct 9, 2008
    Both of these motherboards seem very similar. Which board would you choose?

    I am looking for a hackintosh board I have asked at Tony86 with no luck. I am looking for a board that works well with a Hackintosh as well as supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Intel Optane.

    Processor: Intel i7 7700
    Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB 3000 MHZ
    SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB
    Power Supply: Seasonic Platinum 660 - SS-660XP2
    Video Card: Asus R9 280X flashed for Mac
  2. chandan macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2017
    MSI 270 PC mate:It is support 7th,6th intel processors for LGA 1151 socket,Support DDR4-2400 Memory.
    Gigabyte GA-H270-Gaming 3:It is support 7th,6th intel processors,APP Center Including Cloud Station.
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    I saw your post on tonymac but couldn't give you a definitive answer since I've never used either.

    I also do not know if optane will be supported in macOS...

    That being said, historically, Gigabyte boards have been far more popular among the hackintosh community and would probably be a wider choice. Keep in mind that Z270 still quite new and you may experience some growing pains with it.
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040


    Oct 9, 2008
    I decided on the Gigabyte eventhough there seems to be issues with it now. Hopefully soon those will be fixed.

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