12-core Mac Pro Killer | Hackintosh Build 2019

12-core Mac Pro Killer | Hackintosh Build 2019


Do you want perfect universal and powerful
Hackintosh which can handle 4-8k video editing, heavy music production, 3D rendering, which
can handle simply ANYTHING you want? Something like the 12-core Mac Pro, but significantly
cheaper? Then this video is the right for you Hi, I’m Teresa from morgonaut.cloud and I help people to save money on their Hackintosh builds, I help them simply to build a perfect Hackintosh. If you are new here, then please
click that subscribe button and hit the bell next to it, so you won’t miss any of my
future videos. This Hackintosh build I will show you today
is not just 12-core Mac Pro killer. It’s even faster then the latest 8-core iMacPro
which you will se later in this video! I used this Hackintosh build as my main production
machine for last year. And believe me, I really hate to be limited by anything in any way.
So I built this Hackintosh to be the first computer that’s waiting for me and not me
waiting for my computer. Uff. What a pleasure It’s simply build, which must satisfy
anybody. I will show you and explain what components I chose and why, I will show you
how it looks, I will show you benchmarks scores and at the end I will give you some useful
tips. As you know already the most important part
of Hackintosh is the motherboard. I chose the Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 otherboard, which I tested a lot and verified and found it to be one of the best Hackintosh motherboards
available. It can handle up to 64GB of RAM and it’s CPU support goes up to Intel Core
i9-9900k, so plenty room for upgrades. It has support for Thunderbolt 3, but you would
need to buy additional Alpine Ridge or Titan Ridge PCIe expansion card.
For CPU I chose Intel Core i7-8700k, it’s 6 cores and 12 threads is far enough for 99%
of people. I don’t overclock, but on internet you can see lot of success with overclocking
even beyond 5 GHz. By my opinion it has great price to performance ratio value. 8. and 9.
gen CPUs are known to run quite hot, so I paired this i7-8700k with the Kraken X62 280mm
water cooling. My temperatures never exceeded 65 degrees of Celsius. For memory I chose
64GB G.SKILL DDR4 3200MHz CL14 Trident Z, because it’s simply insanely fast 🙂 This
memory is not on this motherboard’s QVL, so in 4 stick configuration it is not officially
supported, so I had to slightly tweak it’s timings. If you plan just two 16GB sticks,
so in total 32 Gigs, then this memory will run great at advertised speed and timings
without any tweaking. Disk configuration depends on your own needs and workflow, so what I
found as a best for my mainly video editing may not be the best for you. I have Samsung
860 EVO as a boot SSD for system and applications, Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 for my source media
(mostly video files) and second SSD Samsung 860 EVO for my Cache files. In this setup
I can work even with 8k files without any problems. Again, it all depends on correct
workflow, correct codecs, correct application etc. So if you would want some advice or help
with video editing or audio workstation setup, just reach me at my Patreon, link is now in
this video description. Finally as GPU I chose Vega Frontier Edition with 16GB of VRAM, it’s
an ultimate card which in some task beats even Nvidia Titan XP in professional applications.
Simply this Vega for video editing with massive color corrections is absolute monster. I’m
preparing some videos with comparison of performance in video editing on several systems, including
my newest i9 Hackintosh build, so today I just show you what still most of you want
🙂 synthetic benchmarks. I wanna mention that despite all PC users are a little bit obscessed
with benchmarks, in fact those benchmarks has simply nothing to do with real life performance
and that’s exactly where macOS shines. Look at iPhones for example, when some PC guy see
specifications of some iPhone like with just 1 or 2 cores, 2 or 3 gigs of RAM, he will say, Oh what a crap. But in real life the old iPhone is still snappier then their newer Android
phone. And that’s exactly the same on macOS. Especially macOS Mojave is the most powerful
system I could be working with. So let’s stop talking and go straight to those benchmarks. So let’s do a summary. Fastest Mac Pro in single core performance is the 8-core model
with Geekbench score 3851 points. This Intel Core i7-8700k 6-core Hackintosh build in 2019
beats the Mac Pro with quite 2 times better score – 6403. In multicore performance 12-core
Mac Pro’s score is 27214, this Hackintosh base score is 29700, so 2500 points faster. Should I compare it now to the latest 8-core iMacPro? Let’s have a look. 8-core iMacPro single score Geekbench performance is 5057 against this Hackintosh score 6509.
In multicore performance 8-Core iMacPro scores 31090, this Hackintosh 29700, so little bit
lower. But you can easily in just few clicks in bios slightly overclock it – let’s have
a look, it’s just really few clicks to overclock it to 4.8 GHz and bang, now you get score
31689 which is HIGHER then 8-core iMacPro. And I overclocked the CPU only little bit,
you can go even further. So as you could see this Intel Core i7-8700k
6 core macOS Mojave Hackintosh build in 2019 can beat the 12-core Mac Pro and even the
latest 8-core iMacPro. For lot less money. Apple still offers 12-core MacPro for $6399
with same amount of RAM and 8-core iMacPro with 64GB of RAM and just Vega 56 for $5799.
So this Hackintosh is $4000 cheaper then top specs MacPro and $3400 cheaper then the iMacPro,
but has higher performance. Yes iMacPro has 5k display included, so I think for those
saved $3400 you can buy several 5k displays 🙂 Ufff, this is a huge savings on money.
But the biggest advantage is? If some of your components die after warranty, you will just
go to first PC parts shop and buy another for cheap. When something die in your Mac,
repair would cost the same as the new Mac, so you can only cry.
Because I step up few weeks ago one level and built a new monster Hackintosh with Intel Core i9-9900k processor and Z390 mainboard, I transformed this i7 build into some kind
of backup machine, lowered the RAM and instead of Vega Frontier Edition I paired it with
Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 8GB. So this is how it looks now. And again as my thanks to my
supporters, you can find now in this video description complete already prepared and
tweaked EFI Clover folder for these two configurations as a free gift from mine. So you don’t need
to know anything about how to build a Hackintosh, just buy those components listed in this video
description, follow my tutorial again in video description, download my whole EFI folder,
copy it to your EFI partition and your Hackintosh will be up and running at 100% in just an
hour. If you want to unlock full potential of this
build and don’t want any bottleneck, I would advice to pair it with AMD Vega GPU, especially
those who want to do video editing on it, but most of you will be happy even with the
RX 580. If your intent is to build a Hackintosh for music production then you can stick even
with only the integrated GPU without any dedicated. When people asks me what components would
be great for audio or video production I always answer – it depends. It really mostly
depends on your own workflow. To editors who works in Final Cut Pro X I would advice different
disk setup than for those who works in DaVinci Resolve. The same applies to audio editing.
Different setup would be for those who records live 30 tracks with low latency and different
setup for those, who are just editing and use mostly massive virtual instruments with
tons of gigabytes large sound banks. Different setup would be for insane video colorist and
different for some youtube hobbyist. So there is NO single answer. If you want to build
a balanced editing system, I would advice reach me at my Patreon and we can discuss
it and I can advice you components suited exactly for your needs, so you can even save
some money on it. Link to my Patreon is in this video description. And it does not matter
if you are Windows, macOS or Linux user. So I hope you’ve found in my todays video
some new inspiration, if so please click on the Like button below, click also the Share
button, so more people can benefit from it. Subscribe to my channel and hit the bell next
to it, so you won’t miss any of my future videos. And don’t forget I don’t have
only one, single video, I’ve done lot of useful videos and tutorials already, so watch
them too before asking. And please read the video description, I always put lot of useful
informations there. You can also join my Hackintosh and Macintosh groups on Facebook, Reddit or
my website, links are again now in this video description. So that’s all for today, thank
you for watching and see you next time my Hackintosh friends.

Danny Hutson

100 thoughts on “12-core Mac Pro Killer | Hackintosh Build 2019

  1. Teresa, wonderful video, your enthusiasm, and positive outlook really shines through…oh and the build is amazing!

  2. Please remove that sticker haha. I'm building a hackintosh with 9900 and radeon VII, 64gb dominator ram. Gonna put it all in a custom loop and in a powermac G5 case. But currently waiting for radeon VII prices to decrease a little 😮

  3. So you “ compared” 6ys old system with any kind of new one!!?? Serious?
    Please wait for new macpro that go to store and buy “ components”…
    mediaworkstations build workstations, you can bulid personal system for about 40.000$ , dual xeons platinum, many gpus… etc
    Just info..
    Still there is no better mac than macpro 5.1. … they are cheap, stable and good value for money….its not the fastest computer of course…
    So … if you need pc just buy pc.
    I wish you all the best!

  4. Awesome video, are you going to do a tutorial on how to overclock the 8700K for hackintosh builds with BIOS settings for ASUS, Gigabyte etc?

  5. Hello Teresa,
    Thanx for helping the world be a better place!
    question – is the intel onboard 630 gui is good for Hack? Im an audio producer and dont need serious GUI card.

  6. Again thank you for your outstanding work! Is this configuration (motherboard) good if you are musician and have a thunderbolt 2 Audiointerface? is it upgradable to thunderbolt 2 and 3?

  7. I love your vlog, it is quite useful for me. I am not able to accelerate my GTX1060 graphic card on High Sierra. I was advise My card is 1B83 which is the only Nvidia card can not be accelerated. Do you think so?

  8. I Achieved nearly 33,000 (my actual score was 37725) on the multicore at 5ghz, and its not like you cant push it farther, this shows the greatness of the Hackintosh movement, and how Apple is ripping us off

  9. Hi Morgonaut, with the list of products you have put in the description to this video, is there anything else i would need to buy. I dont already own a tower pc, so im going to need a case, can any case work or does it have to be a certain type that will house the products? PS: im close to buying everything and joining your patreon site for help/installation

  10. Why she looks so charming to me? Maybe because she is so smart… I like her accent. I can't understand.
    BTW yesterday I finished my hackintosh setup. Still waiting for GeForce drivers…

  11. Hi Teresa, I am checking the best of the best at Apple Australia online and the iMac Pro with this configuration: 2.3GHz 18-Core Intel Xeon W processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz

    256GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory

    Radeon Pro Vega 64X with 16GB of HBM2 memory

    4TB of SSD storage

    Magic Mouse 2 — Space Grey

    Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad — US English — Space Grey
    TOTAL: AUD $24,500
    Is there a Hackintosh build that can provide the same hardware for much cheaper? As I understood from your very good video, 12 core is the max?
    NB: sorry I saw your next one at 14 cores. Still not 18 cores and other hardware as above. Thank you for your great videos. I wish I had cash….

  12. Hi Teresa Love you channel, I would like to build this Hackintosh but with a RX Vega 64 8GB, as I have this card not being used, will this work?

  13. You have given me confidence to try this, my Mac 2009 5.1 has just died, I looked into buying a new Mac but not being able to put my own parts in just simply sucks, I will follow your guide and build a hackintosh!

  14. i have been going through your channel for last 2 weeks …every component you have specified in this video ,i am planning to buy but the gpu that you have suggested ,is bit expensive for me …because i am not a video production guy .so i want to know that what gpu would be best suited for me for my music production and whether 16 gb is appropriate for me? or i can have 6gb or 8 gb gpu for my smooth workflow..please suggest me particular gpu model and memory status ..thanks a lot for guiding us … 🙂

  15. Is the improved performance worth it? Or should I just get a new 2019 8 core 27 Inch Imac? Once you add a high end 5k monitor and add your extra ram yourself the price difference isn't as big.

  16. Thank you for these videos, they have helped me build my first hackintosh. One question, were you able to get the built in wifi and bluetooth working?

  17. "I hate to be limited by anything and anyway".
    Mac OS is an limited Operating System. If you want to be totaly free, Go to Linux.

  18. Teresa I’m thinking about building my first Hackintosh, but don’t have a lot of knowledge about programming, so I plan on joining your patreon once I get all my components.
    I was just wondering if I bought this set up would it work
    CPU i7
    Motherboard: Gigabyte z390 Designare
    Cooler: Nzvt kraken x62
    Gpu: amd Radeon Vega
    Memory: 970 evo ssd
    Ssd : Samsung 860 evo 1tb
    Almost the same set up you have listed just upgraded the motherboard and install just 1 gpu

  19. I'm installed Code Block on the Mac book but my when i need to open a new folder on the and write my code and run it is say that no document found please help me.

  20. Which hardware components (other than Mobo & CPU) specifically are the crucial to make for a great hackintosh build…and can the build be cable-managed and be made to look nice and neat like some PC build ?

  21. Can you recommend another gpu than the Radeon frontier that works with your files. I’m looking at all the other components you recommended on the iMacpro killer video, but the gpu is not available anymore in Germany… only one overpriced used one. i decided to go with an intel i7 and a bit cheaper ram. I’d like to spend max 1500 now, but would like to be able to update later, if needed… Once I have the components I’d like to subscribe to your patreon to get it running smoothly, since I’m a noob. 😆
    I heard from so many people hackintosh‘s run very badly and are a pain in the a… But your videos convinced me to give it a try.

  22. Just out of curiosity, why did you choose the Kraken water cooler? It looks amazing, but when I went on Amazon to check it out, I was astonished by how many bad reviews there were. A lot of people were claiming failed water pumps and horrendous software that does not give you much control over anything. Thoughts?

  23. Hi Thérésa, I am a big fan of your channel since when I find it. I would like to know if this configuration ( Mac pro killer ) is better then the most recent video you did ( the iMac Pro killer ) for 4k video ? THANK YOU 🙂

  24. Hi Teresa, could you please explain if there is merit of using 3200Mhz ram instead of the standard DDR4-2666 if the system is not overclocked?

  25. I love your video, maybe you can do a stable amd thread ripper, I need many cores for my job.

    Thank you for the great support and I hope to see many more videos

  26. My drawback to do hackintosh if the software start asking for update. What should you do when that happen?
    Will this be s problem at all?

  27. Non ci credo, per caso sei italiana? Perché se lo sei, sei anche il mio nuovo mito
    Nel caso tu non lo sia….
    Very useful video I love it.

  28. The US link to the motherboard is broken and doesn’t appear to be available in the US.. which would you recommend instead?

  29. Best Hackintosh advisor on YouTube. Maybe on the entire Internet. But please… get rid of obnoxious background music.

  30. Would you recommend the i9 9900K 14 core for DaVinci Resolve Color grading/ Fusion and editing, or is the i7 12 core fine for that.

  31. Hi. Love your vid. Thank you for sharing.
    Does this Mobo comes with thb-c headers to support the titan ridge thunderbolt3 card?

  32. I love that you've listed the components for all the different countries, that's some serious research. It's frustrating that PC building is often very US centric and most of the time I find out that specific components aren't available in the UK.

  33. HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB 16GB kit 4000MHz CL17 DIMM XMP RAM Memory/Infrared Sync Technology Black (HX440C19PB3AK2/16)
    can I use this for this build?

  34. Hi Teresa! Thanks for all your advices. What screens are you using with this beast? 4K display monitors? Have a preference for monitors brand regarding your multiscreen video editing? Best regards.

  35. Amazing build and I agree this is a lot better than just buying a new iMac pro but have you considered cable management? Sorry I know but I looked at the cable management and it kind of looked like a mess I’m not the best at cable management myself and I can usually do better than that.

  36. Great video! you mentioned being able to get a thunderbolt expansion card, do you have a video or any tips on how to get a titan ridge expansion card working on an aorus motherboard without built in thunder bolt like the gaming 5 you used in this video. I have a z390 aorus master and I can't get the card to show up on the system

  37. you fool!!!! what??? 2200$ for hackintosh… you buy an imac 4.1-5.1, radeon rx580 8gx, 2x xeon x5690 (24core), 1tb ssd nvme….. only 700$ and you have 33000 in multi-core score geekbench

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