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Frankenmac 2017: The parts list

Last updated: April 15, 2017

Below is the total cost1Not actually the total cost; see footnotes below. to build my Hackintosh, which I’ve given the thrilling name Frankenmac 2017. The objective was to build a “Mac Pro like” machine, with lots of room for internal expansion and great performance, though using a desktop-class, not Xeon-class, CPU.

Description Company – Product Name Cost
Case Antec – Performance Series P100 $74.99
Power Supply Thermaltake – Toughpower 750W $84.74
Motherboard Gigabyte – GA-Z170X-UD3 $129.99
CPU Intel – Core i7 6700K / 4GHz unlocked $319.89
CPU cooler Enermax – ETS-T40fit $38.99
Hard Drive 1 Samsung – 850 EVO 250GB SSD $108.49
RAM Crucial – Ballistix Sport LT 32GB $219.99
Video Card Gigabyte – GeForce GTX 1080 $529.98
WiFi/Bluetooth Fenvi – FV-T919 WiFi/Bluetooth2See note below about Amazon and this card. $59.99
Total Cost   $1,567.05

Footnotes:

  1. Not included are the cost of a keyboard, mouse, or display. I have all of these available, but if you’re starting from scratch, you’ll need them as well.
  2. The link for the Fenvi WiFi card points to AliExpress, not Amazon, though I bought the card from Amazon. However, the Amazon link from my actual order now leads to a much cheaper, non-AC card that I have no experience with. I have no idea what happened to the product on Amazon’s site, but you want the Fenvi T-919 (that link goes directly to the Fenvi web site). Do not buy the two-antenna card that the Amazon link goes to as of April 15, 2017.
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