Originally Posted by AxelCloris
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?
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.