I plan on building a new workstation in November or December since my current one was built around April of 2011 and I want to try to build a Hackintosh. So, Instead of putting $500 in to an “ok” Hackintosh I think it would be more cost effective to rebuild my current desktop as the Hackintosh and build a new workstation that will last about 5 years.
My current workstation is a Core i7 overclocked to 3.2Ghz with 16Gb of DDR3 RAM and a 500Gb SSD. I’ve upgraded my graphic card three times, ATI 5870 then a Nvidia 680 and now a Nvidia 750, and since I run 3 27in monitors I might upgrade to the 980 with the awesome 6Gb of RAM but thats another post.
Below you can see my current baseline for a build. I’ve seen some information that Intel is going to release a new processor so this might change.
Late 2015 Build
CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-GAMING 5 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Storage: Intel 750 Series 400GB PCI-E Solid State Drive
Case: Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply