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Topic # 240189 25-Aug-2018 13:31
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So I have been rocking an intel 6700k hackintosh for some time now but thought hmmmm time to up things a little.


I went out yesterday and grabbed a new motherboard and an i7 8700k and a Samsung nvme 970 500gb pro.


Using the new items and reusing some of the other stuff I have ended up with the following.


 


Things seem very quick indeed and I have noticed a big improvement over the 6700k , Will have a play over the weekend and do some bench marks just to see where it sits.


 


Intel Coffee Lake Core i7 8700K 6 Core 3.7Ghz


Gigabyte GA-Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 mother board


G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 2400Mhz


Cooler Master Hyper 212 X CPU Cooler


Sapphire Nitro+ RX580 Graphics Card 8G GDDR5


Samsung 970 Pro 512GB M.2 as main drive


Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 as scratch disc


1x Samsung 850 EVO MZ-75E500BW 500GB (Daily cloned copy of main drive for backup)


2x Crucial MX500 250GB 2.5 inch SSD (spare I had I threw in for some storage and backups)


Logitech C930e Full HD 1080P Webcam


BLUE Snowball Multi-pattern USB mic


TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter


ZALMAN ZM750-EBT 750W Modular ATX PSU


Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27" 4K Monitor With Infinity Edge


 



 



 


 





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  Reply # 2078994 25-Aug-2018 13:49
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Nice


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  Reply # 2079009 25-Aug-2018 14:26
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Nice, I haven't built one for years. Were all the drivers built in? Last time I did one I had to muck around with various kext packages and it would break often when updates were applied.

 

 








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  Reply # 2079054 25-Aug-2018 15:27
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Oooo I've been thinking of doing one of this for some time... any practical hints or thoughts re board, configs and driver management updates?





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  Reply # 2079061 25-Aug-2018 15:49
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Very cool, it's been a few years since I have built my own, hmmmm makes me think I should do it again.





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  Reply # 2079105 25-Aug-2018 16:28
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Yup its so much easier than what it used to be. I just made sure anything I bought would work oob. 

 

 

 

Depending on what you use you may have to tweak a few things but generally things just work now days. 

 

tonymacx86 is a wealth of information and lists all the things that just work.

 

 

 

I have always used gigabyte boards and this one while very costly offers no drama at all with running a hackintosh.

 

 

 

More than happy to help where I can if anybody has any questions of if you are in chch lend a hand in setting things up for you.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2079116 25-Aug-2018 17:01
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So this is the geekbench score followed by the current charts , It puts this system right at the top for a fraction of the price. All up this would have cost me errrmm around $2.5 - $3 grand.

 

 

 

Just out of curiosity I priced up the same specced imac well as close as I could get as they only have 7th gen processors and not 8th gen. the price came in at this then below are my results.

 

 

 

Note : The profile of mine says 6,1 imac pro due to the current Mojave glitch in getting quick preview to work normally its on 18,2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2079642 27-Aug-2018 12:04
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@Mspec I assume from the graphic in your OP that you are running Mojave on this rig. I tried Mojave Beta a while back on my iMac and it was starting to look very good. What is it looking and performing now given it's only a few weeks from release?





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  Reply # 2079671 27-Aug-2018 12:57
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Neat. I need to update my "aging" machine (built with 10.11, currently running 10.12) but I want to find a decent case for it first so I can fit all my drives. I'll probably go with 10.13 because signs are that several of my apps will break in 10.14...




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  Reply # 2079742 27-Aug-2018 13:53
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MikeB4:

 

@Mspec I assume from the graphic in your OP that you are running Mojave on this rig. I tried Mojave Beta a while back on my iMac and it was starting to look very good. What is it looking and performing now given it's only a few weeks from release?

 

 

 

 

@MikeB4 , I am running Mojave latest public beta, Performance is fantastic boot time is around 7 or 8 seconds. Have thrown everything I can at it and it comes up trumps. I am not an apple guy by any means but I do use this for final cut pro (just mucking around) and with the specs I am running it has blown me away to be honest.





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  Reply # 2079749 27-Aug-2018 14:12
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Nice setup. How do you have your monitor configured? I understand 4K at "true" retina i.e. pixel doubling is standard 1080p. Which must look huge on a 27" screen. Can you run 1440p resolution or similar? Thanks




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  Reply # 2079860 27-Aug-2018 17:10
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phrozenpenguin:

 

Nice setup. How do you have your monitor configured? I understand 4K at "true" retina i.e. pixel doubling is standard 1080p. Which must look huge on a 27" screen. Can you run 1440p resolution or similar? Thanks

 

 

 

 

Current config is this, stunning display everything is so crisp.

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2079862 27-Aug-2018 17:20
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phrozenpenguin:

 

Nice setup. How do you have your monitor configured? I understand 4K at "true" retina i.e. pixel doubling is standard 1080p. Which must look huge on a 27" screen. Can you run 1440p resolution or similar? Thanks

 

 

 

 

You can trick it into running at 5k which will pixel double and look more like 1440p with SwitchResX





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  Reply # 2080093 28-Aug-2018 09:49
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Mspec:

 

phrozenpenguin:

 

Nice setup. How do you have your monitor configured? I understand 4K at "true" retina i.e. pixel doubling is standard 1080p. Which must look huge on a 27" screen. Can you run 1440p resolution or similar? Thanks

 

 

 

 

Current config is this, stunning display everything is so crisp.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks but I assume you aren't running 3840x2160 "native" though, as that would be 160ppi which I think would be unusable? I run 1440p on a 23.8" monitor and that is 123ppi which is beyond the limit for a lot of people. Do you resize to something else - what does your display settings look like (i.e. resolution / scaled etc?


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geocom:

 

phrozenpenguin:

 

Nice setup. How do you have your monitor configured? I understand 4K at "true" retina i.e. pixel doubling is standard 1080p. Which must look huge on a 27" screen. Can you run 1440p resolution or similar? Thanks

 

 

 

 

You can trick it into running at 5k which will pixel double and look more like 1440p with SwitchResX

 

This is more what I was trying to understand. I don't quite understand the "trick" though as there are only a set number of pixels (4k) which halved is 1080p. Is this macOS doing some clever rescaling like it does on a Retina display if you go for the "More Space" option? To get true retina (pixel doubling) of 1440p you need to have a true 5k display.


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  Reply # 2080127 28-Aug-2018 10:31
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phrozenpenguin:

 

This is more what I was trying to understand. I don't quite understand the "trick" though as there are only a set number of pixels (4k) which halved is 1080p. Is this macOS doing some clever rescaling like it does on a Retina display if you go for the "More Space" option? To get true retina (pixel doubling) of 1440p you need to have a true 5k display.

 

 

It is complex but the very simplified explanation is that Apple has decided on 2x being a standard way to scale.

 

So yes by default a 4k screen is halved to look like 1080 however if you do want to set it to say something looking like 1440p macOS wont pixel double the images so they will just deliver these as 1x which looks bad especially if you just put down the cash for a 4k screen so to trick it you tell it you have a 5k screen instead of 4k and it will deliver you the 2x images your graphics card will just downsample this image to 4k

 

Apple have done this themselves with the iPhone. The plus has a 1080 screen on it the OS will draw a screen at 1242x2208 and downsample it to 1080 x 1920 https://www.paintcodeapp.com/news/iphone-6-screens-demystified





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