One of my regular clients had been complaining about her desktop at home and asked if I could build her a new pc. Easy answer right. As i was beginning to put together a parts list she asked if it could also run OS X. It does.
So the parts in this list come from the customac build list from tonymac for building a hackintosh.
Her only requests were fast and quiet, with easy access to usb. She also said to build something that I would be happy with, and after I was done I wanted to keep it.
I gave it the name number cruncher since she is a CPA and it seemed fitting since she looks at numbers all day.
About the cooler, she lives in a log cabin and in the summertime it can get very warm even with the air on, pretty sure the noctua will keep it cool.
The Define XL is a really large case with lots of room, its best feature though is the sound dampening. I had 3d mark running and could not hear a thing, the same with prime95.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$219.99 USD|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM||$78.99 USD|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150||$124.99 USD|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$159.99 USD|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD||$114.99 USD|
|Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD||$114.99 USD|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$89.98 USD|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB||$149.99 USD|
|Case||Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower||$99.99 USD|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V||$75.98 USD|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$19.99 USD|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$89.99 USD|
|Case Fan||Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm||$20.71 USD|
|Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm||$20.71 USD|
|Total (United States):||$1381.28 USD|
|Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|