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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2019, 02:46 AM - Thread Starter
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Build Part Selection w/ Reasoning - Opinions & Suggestions Please :)

Hello, thanks for checking this out.

Feel free to critique my reasons and selections.
Feel free to provide options or alternatives.

Thanks and Enjoy :0)

==Constraints==


Fits in my carry on luggage
  • The job is remote. I will occasionally visit family and significant other. This involves a plane ride and an extended stay of a week or more.
  • I am more comfortable with the computer being in my carryon than in checked luggage with "fragile" stickers.

Triple Boot: OSx, Win10, Linux
  • My personal setup is on OSx
  • Work requires Windows 10.
  • I like to mess around with GNU/Linux from time to time.

Reasonable compile and build times
  • Long compile and build times do not fit with my preferred workflow.
  • The target platform is XBOX, so top of the line gear isn't required.

Silence is preferred
  • I like a tranquil environment

Not wasting too much money
  • I'm not Bill Gates
  • I'm not Jeff Bezos

Black, Grey and White component colors preferred
  • Originally was going for tempered glass.
  • Even if I don't see it it should look good when I open it.

==Parts-List==
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JHQLLJ

==Parts-Reasoning==
Note:'?' put next to reasons that may not be well founded, or strong enough to disqualify alternatives.
'~' put next to reasons that are more aesthetic and debatable
'*' put next to components that I'm more open to alternatives

All Parts
  • Hackintosh Compatible
  • See bottom of post for links to compatible parts lists

Intel - Core i7 9700k
  • Faster Build Times;

Asus - ROG Strix Z370-I
  • ITX

*Kingston - HyperX Fury - 32GB(2x16) - DDR4-2666(White)
  • Maxing out the ram to help with performance while working.
  • DDR4-2666 to match the max type for the Integrated Memory Controller
  • ?low profile should help with air circulation?
  • *maybe there is a better option for the money and the lower profile and color aren't enough to justify this selection*

Samsung - 860 Evo - 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive x 2
  • Evo over Pro saves $200
  • Not using M2 on Mobo because doesn't make much difference for compilation and build times
  • one drive is for OS and applications; The other is for projects and shared files.
  • *given my aims I'm not sure if the speed gains from Pro are worth the $$

Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8GB Nitro+ Video Card
  • "Nitro+" variant selected over the "Pulse" variant because of aesthetics.
  • 8GB for driving dual monitors
  • Chosen over 570 chipset because it's only $40 more and this has a larger discount

Corsair - SF 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular
  • according to PC part picker the system only requires 363 Watts. No need to pay for Watts I don't use.
  • fully modular to help with cable management in the small spaces
  • this PSU has favorable reviews

*LaCie - Porsche Design 5TB External Hard Drive
  • This drive will sync with my employers Dropbox drive.
  • Needed to be 2TB+
  • Has USB-C for faster transfer rates
  • aluminum color matches case
  • external so the work's dropbox doesn't go inside my rig which would feel gross. It's always good to be able to unplug from work. This makes that literal.
  • Apple has this brand on their site so gives me confidence it'll work with the hackintosh
  • 5TB capacity because it's only $10 more than 4TB
  • *maybe it'd be better to not select a desktop instead of portable drive to help with transfer rates*

Louqe - Ghost S1
  • Very small case. Easy to fit in a carry-on.
  • 3mm think aluminum should make it more durable
  • I like the aesthetics

==Need to Check==
Can the Louqe Ghost S1 hold 2x2.5" SSD with this setup?

==Links and Resources==
https://hackintosher.com/parts/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/buyersgui...-buyers-guide/

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2019, 03:17 AM
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The CPU does not come with a cooler so you will need one

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As had been said, you will need a CPU cooler and with that case you'll be limited to a certain set of coolers that will fit in that case (the case web site shows which coolers they tested with). These coolers are more limited than larger air coolers so you will probably not be pushing any overclocking on that processor.

Also, I'm surprised you're not using the M.2 slots on the motherboard for SSDs as they are typically faster than SATA SSDs. Will you be compiling from SSD? Or only from the external drive? If so, you may be very much limited by USB-C interface to the external drive. Or did you choose the SATA SSDs for cost reasons?

What are the timing numbers on the 2666 memory? Most commonly the CAS or CL number will be listed, but you may also see a stream of numbers such as 14-14-14-30 (the first number in that stream is the CAS). This gives you some indicators about how fast this memory is relative to other products running at that clock. Lower numbers in the timing are better.

Did you consciously choose to only go with 2666 memory (for cost reasons) and not one that is XMP rated to 3200 or 3600? I would think your compile speed would be some combination of disk I/O speed, CPU speed (perhaps only single core speed matters) and memory speed. People should not forget about memory speed.

Do you really need 32GB?

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Quote: Originally Posted by jfriend00 View Post
Also, I'm surprised you're not using the M.2 slots on the motherboard for SSDs as they are typically faster than SATA SSDs. Will you be compiling from SSD? Or only from the external drive? If so, you may be very much limited by USB-C interface to the external drive. Or did you choose the SATA SSDs for cost reasons?
When you say M.2 please state which drive protocole you are talking about as you can get M.2 drives with both AHCI and NVME
As for NVME its only faster on paper and in synthetic benchmarks when it comes to gaming and OS use NVME is limited by the software which means its not faster than AHCI for those use cases

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CPU
Intel Core I7 6850K
Motherboard
Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming
GPU
MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
RAM
Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo 500 GB
Hard Drive
Corsair Force MP510 1,92 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 14 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf 12 TB
Hard Drive
WD Ultrastar DC HC530 14 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 12 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 16 TB
Optical Drive
LG CH12NS30
Power Supply
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750 watt
Cooling
Noctua NH-D15S
Case
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Monitor
Asus PG279Q
Monitor
LG 55C8 OLED TV
Keyboard
Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 with Cherry MX Silent
Mouse
Roccat Kone EMP
Mouse
HyperX Fury S XL
Audio
Sennheiser HD 598
Audio
Onkyo TX NR646
Audio
Dali Opticon Vokal
Audio
x2 Dali Opticon 2
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Dali E12 F Subwoofer
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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
When you say M.2 please state which drive protocole you are talking about as you can get M.2 drives with both AHCI and NVME
As for NVME its only faster on paper and in synthetic benchmarks when it comes to gaming and OS use NVME is limited by the software which means its not faster than AHCI for those use cases
M.2 NVMe is what I'm talking about (I know of no real point in buying M.2 SATA for a desktop PC). What is your source for "limited by the software" such that you believe there are no circmstances where M.2 NVMe is faster than a SATA SSD? The best source would be actual test results using your most important application comparing the two.

Certainly some software applications may not even try to write to the disk fast enough to matter, but others do. Compiling a big project (particularly with debug symbols) does a lot of file I/O so I'd be surprised if a faster drive didn't make any difference. You never answered my question about whether you will be compiling off and to the SSD or whether you're compiling off the external drive. If you're not doing your actual work off the SSD, then it doesn't matter much which one you get. If the external drive is involved at all, it will likely be the bottleneck.

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I said its not faster for OS and gaming but other tasks such as editing or tasks with large files sizes are faster
Limited by software means Windows and games

You still need a CPU cooler by the way

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Intel Core I7 6850K
Motherboard
Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming
GPU
MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
RAM
Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz
Hard Drive
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Hard Drive
Corsair Force MP510 1,92 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 14 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf 12 TB
Hard Drive
WD Ultrastar DC HC530 14 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 12 TB
Hard Drive
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LG CH12NS30
Power Supply
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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
I said its not faster for OS and gaming but other tasks such as editing or tasks with large files sizes are faster
Limited by software means Windows and games

You still need a CPU cooler by the way
So, the operative question here is whether the application it appears the OP cares the most about the speed of (compiling) is using the SSD or not.

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