Wed, 28 Dec 2016

Hackintosh Details

I recently completed a hackintosh install. For those wishing to create a similar beast, the Sierra-compatible parts list is below. I chose components with the best price/performance to keep the price under $1000. Scroll to the end to look at other options.

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ~$238.89
CPU Cooler Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ~$59.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ~$146.73
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ~$113.26
Storage Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ~$89.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GT 740 4GB Superclocked Video Card ~$89.99
Case BitFenix Phenom M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case ~$81.29
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ~$57.34
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link Archer T8E PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ~$58.58


To go faster, you can try the following swaps...I can't vouch for these components as they are not in my build, but they should work.


If you prefer a more budget conscious approach, you can go for a lower spec CPU, and leave out the Gigabyte/EVGA graphics card, the CPU's onboard graphics (HD 530 for the i5 CPU) will work fine for casual gaming and browsing.


Once you get the basic computer components put together, you'll need to follow a guide, which is what ultimately worked seamlessly for me.


FTC disclosure: I have not been compensated by any company for the products mentioned here. Links go to my Amazon affiliates account.






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