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    My sister is heavily into video stuffs(FCP, and those stuffy) so she needs a decent workstation, she was planning to buy a mac pro, but i decided to challenge her and i said i could build a better set with Hackintosh system. She is interested but I am still no expert with those things, so I'm to going ask you guys some few questions.

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    SR-2 ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER )
    5520x2 ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER )
    GTX580 or 6970SAPP
    GSkill 12 GB ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1YAK8U7QV5H1E )
    2TB WD caviar ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER )

    So any compatible issues? and anything should i consider about?

    Also Would i be able to overclock? If so then ill consider getting high end coolers too then
    Last edited by Zankza; 23-01-2011 at 21:04.
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    Bump?
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    GTX580 x 3....... SLI them....... kidding. GTX580 is much better. Make sure you get a giant PSU. I would say at least 1000W or 1200W to have what you need. The xeons will be fine with the SR-2 and every thing looks good. Once you build it, send it to me for 6 months to test. I will then buy it at a reduced rate of 25% of your cost.... deal?

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    They aren't mine, and Yeah i gotta get those 1000 or 1200 PSU, know any cheap good one?

    and I will be only using hackonisth and i will be able to overclock right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zankza View Post
    They aren't mine, and Yeah i gotta get those 1000 or 1200 PSU, know any cheap good one?

    and I will be only using hackonisth and i will be able to overclock right?
    Corsair HX1000 is a bit over $200 but look at the 1200W

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    I have 1200w myself, it's ****ing awesome but 280$ is little too much burn i guess..
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    if you go for Hackintosh then just to make sure the hardware has the driver for Mac.

    Wait a minute....did you say virtual Mac....so it's not real Hackinstosh then.....you need more than 12GB of ram, definitely.

    Can you define video stuff?

    If your sister is not in games why GTX580?

    Nvidia Quadro or ATI FireGL series

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    if you go for Hackintosh then just to make sure the hardware has the driver for Mac.

    Wait a minute....did you say virtual Mac....so it's not real Hackinstosh then.....you need more than 12GB of ram, definitely.

    Can you define video stuff?

    If your sister is not in games why GTX580?

    Nvidia Quadro or ATI FireGL series
    Any idea where is the driver database or how can i verify?

    Not VMWARE, root. only OS, Virutally mac pro, because it has dual processor like macpro does.

    as far i know nvidia quadro or atifiregl is like 1k-2k per card...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zankza View Post
    Any idea where is the driver database or how can i verify?

    Not VMWARE, root. only OS, Virutally mac pro, because it has dual processor like macpro does.

    as far i know nvidia quadro or atifiregl is like 1k-2k per card...
    database - nope
    they do have cheaper versions of Quadro and ATIFireGL.

    Windows is must improved, stable and faster now, why have to go all that trouble?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    database - nope
    they do have cheaper versions of Quadro and ATIFireGL.

    Windows is must improved, stable and faster now, why have to go all that trouble?
    Do they still outpeform a gtx 580? Not sure but ill see about that.

    and believe me, ive try to convience her, she wont at all. Besides i dont thin there's window version for FCP anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuflo View Post
    I was just about to link him there.

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    That link seem to be just perfect, but one more question, the RAM is going be at least 8gb for sure, wont i need 64bit?
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    yes

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    Okay, now i need help choosing graphic card, Used mainly for FCP not gaming nor anything else.

    Currently my build stands at 2.5k, Without graphic, that leaves other 1000$ for graphic card. I want the best bang for buck. Also if would be nice to if you can confirm there's such driver for mac OS too..
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    best bang for the buck right now is the GTX 570 go SLI, as for the driver I'm not sure

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