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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.

DescriptionCompany - Product NameCost
CaseAntec - Performance Series P100$74.99
Power SupplyThermaltake - Toughpower 750W$84.74
MotherboardGigabyte - GA-Z170X-UD3$129.99
CPUIntel - Core i7 6700K / 4GHz unlocked$319.89
CPU coolerEnermax - ETS-T40fit$38.99
Hard Drive 1Samsung - 850 EVO 250GB SSD$108.49
RAMCrucial - Ballistix Sport LT 32GB$219.99
Video CardGigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080$529.98
WiFi/BluetoothFenvi - 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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