Advice on Hackintosh GA-Z270X-Gaming 9 + 1080Ti

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Alexandre Sadowsky

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Advice on Hackintosh GA-Z270X-Gaming 9 + 1080Ti

PostSun Aug 13, 2017 12:23 pm

Hi all,

I am planning to build a Hackintosh for Resolve. After several discussion with some French hackintosh specialists, here is a configuration that I'm thinking about. But before going anyfurther, I was wondering if anyone has already built such hack or if you'd have some advice or recommendation. As I am a Mac guy and I am entering in a strange world… :D

• Motherboard Gigabyte AORUS - GA-Z270X-Gaming 9
It is expensive but has 4 16x PCIe slots.
(With 1 card : 16x, with 2 cards : 16x, 16x, with 3 cards : 16x, 16x, 8x, with 4 cards : 8x, 8x, 8x, 8x)
Wich is fine for 2 gpu + DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G.
Has already built a Resolve hack with this moterboard ?

• PC box Be Quiet Dark Base PRO 900 Noir
Expensive but with a good fan system

• CPU Intel Core i7 7700K
Kaby Lake 4 at 4,2 GHz

• CPU Fan Be Quiet Dark Rock 3
As I am not too secure about watercooling

• RAM Vengeance LED RED DDR4 4 x 16 Go 3000 MHz CAS 15
It should be fine. ;)

• HD System Samsung SSD Serie 960 PRO M.2 PCIe NVMe - 512 Go
For MacOs. But I'm thinking about adding a Samsung SSD Serie 960 EVO M.2 PCIe NVMe - 250 Go with a Win 10 boot, in order to install or update some piece of hardware and even use Resolve :roll:

• GPU MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X - 11 Go x2
The package sold by MSI seems to have a good fan system but if anyone can recomend some other build…

• DD Seagate BarraCuda 3 To x4
In order to set a Raid 5 with SoftRAID

• Power supply Corsair HX1200 - 1200W
It's a lot but I want to be able to add 3rd 1080 Ti if needed or to be ready for the forthcoming GPU generations.

• BD Burner Asus Bluray Burner - BW-16D1HT/BLK/G/AS Black
In order to toast ! ;)

• USB Keyboard Apple extended keyboard with numeric keypad
On piece of Apple hardware at last! :D

• USB mouse Razer Mamba Tournament Edition
For the 9 buttons!

• USB KeyCorsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 16 Go
To install the hack

I know this kind of build is not mendatory for BM but I see more and more working hackintosh in grading rooms.
Please, any comment is welcome! ;)

Thanks
Alex.-
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Kays Alatrakchi

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Re: Advice on Hackintosh GA-Z270X-Gaming 9 + 1080Ti

PostSun Aug 13, 2017 4:47 pm

Looks like a good build. My only comment would be that I would go with 32Gb of RAM instead of 16.

Hackintosh is a good solution, now more than ever since the process has become a lot easier and more reliable. Once you have your USB installer set up, installing on a Hackintosh is as straightforward as a real Mac.

I have been running Resolve on my various Hackintoshes for over 3 years with no issues whatsoever.
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Re: Advice on Hackintosh GA-Z270X-Gaming 9 + 1080Ti

PostSun Aug 13, 2017 5:40 pm

Thanks for your answer Kays.
In fact, it'll be 64 Go of Ram (4 x 16).
I'm just worried about the motherbord.
I've seen a lot of z170 but not much z270 mb yet. But it think it shall work. I've read somewhere that some people even hacked x99 mb successfully.
Still, my main interrogation remains on this part. What would be the "best" motherboard to use in order to be still good for the forthcomming years, as long as it has at least 4 16x PCIe slots and Thunderbolt 3.
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Re: Advice on Hackintosh GA-Z270X-Gaming 9 + 1080Ti

PostMon Aug 14, 2017 12:28 am

pls update if you get it working
wh
MacBook Pro - Mid 2015 - 16GB -GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB
OS X / Newest Resolve Studio - Ultrastudio MiniMonitor

hackintosh 14,2 (4-core 3.0Mhz) - 32GB - 980Ti (intel GUI)
OS X / Newest Resolve Studio - Intensity Pro 4k
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Re: Advice on Hackintosh GA-Z270X-Gaming 9 + 1080Ti

PostMon Aug 14, 2017 1:48 am

>>Kays Alatrakchi
www.mbkproductions.com
Wearing way more f@%ing hats than I should.
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Re: Advice on Hackintosh GA-Z270X-Gaming 9 + 1080Ti

PostFri Aug 18, 2017 10:26 pm

Thanks for the link. It is pretty close indeed.
I'll keep you updated. ;)

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