(please forgive the wall of text…)
-I have looked into guides and hardware compatibility and am confident that my plans will work, however it would be nice to get some verification before I start purchasing parts.
-I plan on cannibalising my current build and splitting it into a steam box for game streaming (from a 3rd computer), and a hackintosh, mainly for audio production as well as light gaming.
-I don’t really need a powerful gpu for my use case, however I will need gobs of ram for sample libraries, and likewise a powerful cpu for emulation, synthesizers and overhead for said libraries.
-Software I need to work includes: Pro tools, waves central, slate digital, kontakt, neural dsp, stl, melodyne, and guitar pro. As far as I’m aware all these are natively supported.
-Hardware I need to work includes: Focusrite 18i20 2nd gen, and razer peripherals. The audio interface is class compliant and should just work. Razer synapse 3 isn’t available on mac, and I don’t know if synapse 2 will support all my peripherals. However I’m confident they’ll all work, at worst perhaps the rgb won’t sync.
-Native mac games id like to run reasonably well include: Rome total war REMASTERED, and Civ 6. For reference I plan on upgrading my monitor to a 5120 x 1440 display.
My current pc specs are:
-Fractal era (Custom water cooled)
-X570 I Aorus Pro Wifi
-Seasonic sfx 650 gold psu
-64gb (2x32gb) corsair vengeance lpx 3200mhz cl16
-Corsair Force mp600 2tb (old version)
-XPG 8200 512gb
-WD red 8tb
-As it stands my thoughts are that I will pull the cpu, ram ,and 2tb ssd for the hackintosh, sell the 2080ti and reuse the rest of the parts for the steam box. I will need to purchase an apu and some ram for the steam box. My thoughts are i’ll just pick up a 3200g, and a 2x4 kit of ram.
Do you think a 3200g will be sufficient to decoder 4k60 game streams?
For the hackintosh my proposed specs are:
-Custom rack case
-Asus strix rx 580 4gb
- Asus Strix B550-F Gaming Wi-Fi
-Corsair sf600 sfx 600 platinum
-128gb (4x32) corsair vengeance lpx 3200mhz cl16
-Corsair Force mp600 2tb (boot)
-corsair Force mp400 2tb (libraries drive)
-My reasoning for these parts is largely down to brand cohesion to satisfy my ocd.
-With regards to the gpu: i’ve looked up benchmarks on the 4gb model as opposed to the 8gb model rx580, and found that in my use case the performance difference is around 5% or so, and the price difference is around 30% or so. I should be able to play civ 6 maxed, and rome at medium, which I’m happy with.
-With regards to the psu: I need an sfx psu to fit the case I plan on building, and I know 600w is small but i’d be surprised if this rig pulls more than 300w
- My ram is the older b die samsung chips, however the new corsair chips are hynix and I need to purchase more. The primary timings, clocks and voltage are identical but I understand that there’s no guarantee that these will play nice together. I figure docp is a long shot, however my thinking is that if I set docp, bump the SoC voltage and drop the clocks in steps I may find a stable result. Worst case I’d be surprised if 2133 didn’t work, it isn’t a huge deal as I wont be doing much gaming and I need capacity so I’m willing to make the trade off if necessary.*
Some Gotchas: I understand sleep won’t work in macos with a ryzen chip, also thunderbolt is out of the question. These aren’t deal breakers.
Have I missed anything? Is there anything here that just plain wont work?