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So based on comments from yesterday, I have modified my parts list. Ditched the ITX altogether, went with a mATX build. I dropped the RAM down a bit for now. Figure I can see how the desktop handles Pro Tools and if it's still sluggish add 2 more sticks with the new mobo. I still have the same GPU listed. I haven't looked into cards that have a blower cooler just yet. Still using products that are confirmed to work within OSX. Thoughts?

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AxelCloris/saved/3HNH

post #5207 of 9059
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

So based on comments from yesterday, I have modified my parts list. Ditched the ITX altogether, went with a mATX build. I dropped the RAM down a bit for now. Figure I can see how the desktop handles Pro Tools and if it's still sluggish add 2 more sticks with the new mobo. I still have the same GPU listed. I haven't looked into cards that have a blower cooler just yet. Still using products that are confirmed to work within OSX. Thoughts?

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AxelCloris/saved/3HNH

High end gaming and audio.

 

Do you want a smaller size? If you don't OC' you can use some of the smaller boards or whatever but that is of course up to you. So far, they look fine for a normal station. Hmm $33 for a Hyper 212 Evo? A bit high near MSRP. You can often get it for like $20 or maybe lower. 

 

Like you mentioned, just make sure the stuff you buy is Hackintosh compatible. When opening the boxes for your parts. Open them carefully so you can return it easier.

 

Just do note that the GTX770 at max will draw close to 250W (at around 19A which your PSU seems to be able to do). In the rare case that your CPU was drawing at max, and GPU was as well. You do have a bit of wiggle room. I do remember Seasonic's are good at handling 100% load and being fine but just keep that in the back of your mind.

 

See if you can get a bigger PSU that is made by Seasonic or a Seasonic Rebrand. I got a XFX Pro 550W for $20(after a massive rebate on Black Friday). It's made by Seasonic and is based off Seasonic's S12II Bronze. Obviously the one you have listed is better than the Seasonic the XFX is based off of. But you can save a lot of money and still have a peace of mind. Good PSU's are of course important like many things, but for most people that just run their systems like normal. They are one of the things that really won't fail as often as you think. Those that will fail easilly have bad feedback, and most fail within the initial return period. 

I'd say to go for a cheaper Seasonic with maybe 600+W. Just for a bit of wiggle room and possibly cheaper if you get one from another brand with seasonic as the OEM. But you can use that one if you wish. There most likely won't be any issues as long as you dont' start dropping Hard Drives and fans and another GPU in there. 

post #5208 of 9059
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http://slickdeals.net/f/6810390-antec-truepower-classic-series-tp-750c-750w-80-plus-gold-certified-power-supply-59-99-ar-or-less-free-shipping-newegg-com-starting-at-1-pm-pt-on-03-25-14

 

I have not done ANY research apart from a simple google on this.

 

but this is a deal right now. $59.99 for an Antec TruePower 750W made through a partnership/design by Seasonic that Antec goes way back with. Not all Antec PSU's are Seasonic helped/designed afaik but a quick google showed this one to be.

post #5209 of 9059
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High end gaming and audio.

 

Do you want a smaller size? If you don't OC' you can use some of the smaller boards or whatever but that is of course up to you. So far, they look fine for a normal station. Hmm $33 for a Hyper 212 Evo? A bit high near MSRP. You can often get it for like $20 or maybe lower. 

 

Like you mentioned, just make sure the stuff you buy is Hackintosh compatible. When opening the boxes for your parts. Open them carefully so you can return it easier.

 

Just do note that the GTX770 at max will draw close to 250W (at around 19A which your PSU seems to be able to do). In the rare case that your CPU was drawing at max, and GPU was as well. You do have a bit of wiggle room. I do remember Seasonic's are good at handling 100% load and being fine but just keep that in the back of your mind.

 

See if you can get a bigger PSU that is made by Seasonic or a Seasonic Rebrand. I got a XFX Pro 550W for $20(after a massive rebate on Black Friday). It's made by Seasonic and is based off Seasonic's S12II Bronze. Obviously the one you have listed is better than the Seasonic the XFX is based off of. But you can save a lot of money and still have a peace of mind. Good PSU's are of course important like many things, but for most people that just run their systems like normal. They are one of the things that really won't fail as often as you think. Those that will fail easilly have bad feedback, and most fail within the initial return period. 

I'd say to go for a cheaper Seasonic with maybe 600+W. Just for a bit of wiggle room and possibly cheaper if you get one from another brand with seasonic as the OEM. But you can use that one if you wish. There most likely won't be any issues as long as you dont' start dropping Hard Drives and fans and another GPU in there. 

550 is more than enough. He'll almost never get past 500W load.

post #5210 of 9059
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http://slickdeals.net/f/6810390-antec-truepower-classic-series-tp-750c-750w-80-plus-gold-certified-power-supply-59-99-ar-or-less-free-shipping-newegg-com-starting-at-1-pm-pt-on-03-25-14

 

I have not done ANY research apart from a simple google on this.

 

but this is a deal right now. $59.99 for an Antec TruePower 750W made through a partnership/design by Seasonic that Antec goes way back with. Not all Antec PSU's are Seasonic helped/designed afaik but a quick google showed this one to be.

 

Looks like a decent deal, but I won't be building the computer for a bit. Still, could be a decent PSU to have on hand for when I do.

post #5211 of 9059
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550 is more than enough. He'll almost never get past 500W load.

Mosts likely, just letting the dude know for future purposes and that his ultra max possible draw is a bit close. 

post #5212 of 9059
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

So based on comments from yesterday, I have modified my parts list. Ditched the ITX altogether, went with a mATX build. I dropped the RAM down a bit for now. Figure I can see how the desktop handles Pro Tools and if it's still sluggish add 2 more sticks with the new mobo. I still have the same GPU listed. I haven't looked into cards that have a blower cooler just yet. Still using products that are confirmed to work within OSX. Thoughts?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AxelCloris/saved/3HNH
Go for the Corsair 350D if you want. It has a clean, smexy look, and you can get a windowed and no-windowed version. BTW, are you gonna overclock? Spending about more $30 on the 4670K would be kinda pointless, so if you aren't the 4430 will work just fine. (My friend has it and it renders pretty quickly.)
post #5213 of 9059
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Go for the Corsair 350D if you want. It has a clean, smexy look, and you can get a windowed and no-windowed version. BTW, are you gonna overclock? Spending about more $30 on the 4670K would be kinda pointless, so if you aren't the 4430 will work just fine. (My friend has it and it renders pretty quickly.)

 

I was eyeing the 350D, and I've been hearing that it can stay pretty quiet; especially with a water cooler for the CPU.

post #5214 of 9059
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Mosts likely, just letting the dude know for future purposes and that his ultra max possible draw is a bit close. 

With mATX I doubt he'll be doing 2 cards, since I think he needs a wi-fi card (hence the mITX board w/ the wi-fi module and assuming we get a PCIe adapter. Intel is recommended). If he doesn't, whatever.

post #5215 of 9059
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With mATX I doubt he'll be doing 2 cards, since I think he needs a wi-fi card (hence the mITX board w/ the wi-fi module and assuming we get a PCIe adapter. Intel is recommended). If he doesn't, whatever.

I believe he said he switched to full size mobo

post #5216 of 9059
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With mATX I doubt he'll be doing 2 cards, since I think he needs a wi-fi card (hence the mITX board w/ the wi-fi module and assuming we get a PCIe adapter. Intel is recommended). If he doesn't, whatever.

 

That's one of the bits of good news. My house is wired with CAT5e. I could put in a wireless card, but I really have no need.

post #5217 of 9059
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I believe he said he switched to full size mobo

Still a mATX on the list.

post #5218 of 9059
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
 

Still a mATX on the list.

 

Of the mobos recommended on tonymacx86, the mATX I have above seems to offer the most for the money. And I'm looking for something that has displayport for future use.

post #5219 of 9059
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Of the mobos recommended on tonymacx86, the mATX I have above seems to offer the most for the money. And I'm looking for something that has displayport for future use.

Well, Displayport will probably be the one on your GFX card, not the one on the mobo rear I/O panel.

post #5220 of 9059
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I was eyeing the 350D, and I've been hearing that it can stay pretty quiet; especially with a water cooler for the CPU.
Ooooohhhhh you want quiet? Check out the Fractal Design Define R4 or the Define Mini for a M-ATX case. Replace the fan on the 212 Evo with a Noctua F12, and maybe get the Gigabyte Windforce GTX770.
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