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  • @iOsDeveloperWannaBe

    angelopatrick is spot on correct 10/10. I might as well try that workstation xeon build. :)

    Intel procie + preferably Asus or Gigabyte mobo + Nvidia video card.
  • @dan1000

    xeons are the way to go for hack builds (personal preference only)

    my modest fairly modern hackbox uses an e3 1230 paired with 32gb ecc ddr3 on an asrock rack itx board. though eto quadro k600 lang graphics kasi space constraint sa itx case (size of a small shoe box) msata ssd 256gb and 1tb 2.5" sata
  • Thanks, @angelopatrick and @dan1000.

    I've got an Asus motherboard (ASUS A68HM-E FM2+ AMD A68H FCH (Bolton D2H) 4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard), and a 500-GB Western Digital hard drive (black).

    If that mobo is good, then I will just have to buy the ff:

    Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz) (7.5-9k)
    RAM: 8GB 4gbX2(Dual Channel) (How much is this? Any specific brand you can recommend?)
    Graphics Card: nvidia GT630 1GB DDR3 (pls. suggest another one one level better than this. Budget is 2500-3000)
    SSD: Adata SP900 SSD 128GB / Samsung 850 EVO 120GB whichever is better and available

    What else do I need aside from these?
  • ^ AMD motherboard won't work with intel proc.
  • Thanks, @Newbie.


    Mobo: Gigabyte H81M-DS2.
    Processor: i5 4460
    Graphics Card: nvidia GT630 1GB DDR3
    SSD: Adata SP900 SSD 128GB

    What else?

    Is there a huge difference between i3 and i5 in terms of performance?

    -- edited by iOsDeveloperWannaBe on Jan 29 2016, 01:40 PM
  • ^ you really want a desktop?

    An i3/i5 Ivy Bridge notebook would probably be an easier route, if you can opt for a laptop hack. why ivy bridge? because i3 and i5 ivy bridge mobile processors are all equipped with HD4000 graphics processor, which is OSX compatible.

    then you probably just replace the wifi car with oob compatible mini-pci card.

    you can get an i3/i5 ivy bridge laptop in less than 15k. if you target an i3, and not so picky, you'd be able to get one below 10k.

    -- edited by newbie on Jan 29 2016, 03:12 PM
  • @iOsDeveloperWannaBe

    Your latest spec suggestion is good and very much compatible. You can bump that GT630 to perhaps a GTX650, 650ti or a 660 (if perhaps you'll game on mac or dual booting windows for games and or minor game app developing - future proofing ba)

    In my experience an i3 + 8gb Ram was sufficient for me up until i bought a second monitor, Because of that i was opening so many applications, IDE's Xamarin + XCode, Gimp, Browsers, Spotify, Parallels Desktop (Windows 7 running + Visual Studio 2015 Community). It was choking my i3 to the point where it crashes.

    I had to upgrade to an i5 and 16gb ram and it is now as smooth as butter.

    -- edited by dan1000 on Jan 29 2016, 03:17 PM
  • Sir question lang.

    compatible ba sa laptop ko ang OSX?

    Laptop: HP Envy 15k 207ne
    Proc: Intel Core i7-5500U with Intel HD Graphics 5500 (2.4 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)
    Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (4 GB DDR3 dedicated)
    Hard Drive: 2 TB 5400 rpm SATA

    balak ko sana mag dual boot. existing OS ko is Windows 10.

    Thanks for the help.
  • @abheng_0124

    Replied to your pm. Switchable graphics po ba yung laptop nyo?

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