After consulting the TonyMacx86.com web site, a great source of information for building a Hackintosh, I chose the components I would use.
I moved my computers to a rack chassis to up my geek-cred.
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H (rev 1.x)|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K (Socket 1150)|
|RAM||2x 8GB DDR3 (Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800))|
|GPU||ASUS nVidia GeForce GTX 760 (GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5)|
|SSD||Samsung EVO 840 250GB
Samsung EVO 850 500GB (ran out of space; not installed yet)
|HD||Western Digital Black 1TB (WD1003FZEX)|
The bulk of the hardware was purchased from the fine folks at the local MicroCenter store.
Assembling the hardware was one thing, getting the software installed the way I like it is another. Configuring and optimizing the operating systems, boot menus, etc. is an unending process. Currently I have three operating systems installed which, more or less, are finally co-operating. (It only took me a year to do so.)
|Mac OS X (10.11)||primary operating system|
|Ubuntu (15.04)||Kerbal Space Program 64-bit|
||what isn’t available/can’t run on the other two (mostly games)|