The Blackintosh

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The Blackintosh

A clean and professional Hackintosh build. Simple lighting with nothing too complicated. All business most of the time with the capacity to game along with gaming on my Xbox One X or PS3 when I want to. After a lot of trial and error I finally completed this build and setup. I don't see many people with lots of hard drives (27 TB of storage currently) in their builds. I maximized the space within the case as much as possible.

I prefer macOS to Windows too so I exclusively run macOS. I have Windows installed on a small partition just to do driver or BIOS updates if needed.

The case doesn't support any 420mm radiators officially but I managed to get the Hardware Lab Nemesis radiator to fit perfectly. I also put in 2 RGB strips but actually prefer to have all the lights off #norgb lol. I have my fans running off a water temperature coming out of the pump which eliminates any peaks and valleys with the fan RPMs. I get max temps of approximately 70 degrees under a full load of both the CPU and GPU which is just fantastic. The water temperature never cross 40 degrees so this Hackintosh is practically silent. The 8700k is overclocked to 5 Ghz on all cores and the RAM is running at 3000 Mhz. Vega is stock (this is one of the few things I need to tweak).

Future updates will include creating a custom PSU shroud and possibly adding a third hard drive cage.

I present The Blackintosh
Color(s): Black Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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This build participated in 1 contest.

Hardware

CPU
$ 178.00
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 349.99
ASUS - ROG Maximus X Formula
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 73.99
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (2666Mhz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
MSI - Wave (discontinued)
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: Vega 64
Storage
$ 149.99
Samsung - 860 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 116.99
Seagate - Barracuda
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 8 TB
Storage
$ 116.99
Seagate - Barracuda
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 8 TB
Storage
$ 82.50
Seagate - Barracuda (ST2000LM015)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 106.00
Seagate - Barracuda Compute (ST4000LM024)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
Storage
$ 106.00
Seagate - Barracuda Compute (ST4000LM024)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
PSU
$ 332.57
EVGA - SuperNOVA P2
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 126.73
Thermaltake - View 31 RGB
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 43.04
Case Fan
$ 43.04
Case Fan
$ 43.04
Case Fan
$ 43.04
Case Fan
$ 43.04
Cooling
Bitspower - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 86.20
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 280 mm (2 x 140 mm)
Cooling
EKWB - EK-FC Radeon Vega
Type: GPU Waterblock
Cooling
EKWB - EK-XRES 100 Revo D5 PWM
Type: Pump/Reservoir Combo
Cooling
$ 109.51
EKWB - Velocity Intel CPU Copper/Acetal
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling
Hardware Labs - Nemesis GTS
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 420 mm (3 x 140 mm)
Accessories
$ 69.95
Accessories
$ 89.99
Monitor
$ 347.97
LG - 27UD58-B
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Monitor
$ 499.00
LG - 27UD68-W
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Keyboard
$ 69.92
Logitech - K780
Interface: Wireless
Key Switch Type: Membrane
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 69.99
Logitech - MX Master 2S (Gray)
Interface: Wireless
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