Advice: Haswell/Ivybridge? 770/280x? Hackintosh + Windows Gaming Rig

Hi all,

I'm putting the parts together for a Hackintosh + Windows gaming rig and I'd like to get some feedback on the components[1] I've chosen.

I'd like to be able to do the following:
- Hackintosh; must be able to run OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- Run Photoshop + Lightroom smoothly
- Gaming at 1080p with high quality settings (~60fps)
- "Overclockability" (4.5Ghz+)

Is there any point in buying Haswell? If not, I could save a few pennies on the mobo+CPU and get a better GPU.

I chose the 770 because of the performance and it's compatability with OS X. ATI cards seem to be a pain to run in OS X.

Is the GA-Z87X-UD4H overkill for what I want to do? Again, Gigabyte chosen because of OS X compatability[2].


Thanks all!

[1] http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/gauravity/saved/31xn
[2] http://www.tonymacx86.com/398-building-customac-buyer-s-guide-november-2013.html
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