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|
- 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.
- 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.