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

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December 3, 2013 10:12:17 AM

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!


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December 31, 2013 9:06:50 AM

get an ivybridge because new haswells have power locks