Is this config compatible ?

Raktakpak

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#1
Hello,
I already put a post asking if it was possible to hackintosh an old config, this was a bad idea.
As I need to perform gpu stuff on Macos, Im planning to build a new pc and hackintosh it.
Im thinking of :

MSI H510M PRO
I5-10400

8go 2333mhz DDR4
Seagate BarraCuda 1to 2.5
Rx 580 8gb or Gtx 1650 (Can an HD 7850 2go be compatible ?)

Is this compatible ? If not, any suggestions ? actually in my country a lot of components are out of orders.
Thanks in advance.

Best regards,
 

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#2
My thoughts on the system you are proposing to build:
  1. I would suggest using a 400-Series motherboard in place of the H510M Pro board.
    1. As the 400-series boards are supported natively in macOS, where as the 500-series boards are not, and require more work to get them up and running correctly.
  2. The i5-10400 CPU is fine, do not think of using a Ice Lake CPU as they are not supported natively.
    1. Specifically the IGPU for the Ice Lake doesn't work in macOS.
  3. The RX580 graphics card is the best of the three you listed.
  4. The Nvidia GTX 1650 is not supported in macOS, so is a bad choice.
  5. The UHD 630 IGPU in the i5-10400 would probably be better than the old HD7850.
    1. The HD7850 is compatible with current versions of macOS, but limited in what it can provide, as it is a card from 2012.
    2. If the HD7850 is an XFX card it may have black screen issues, as the XFX cards used an incompatible VBios.
  6. You may find the system works better if the Seagate BarraCuda drive is swapped for an SSD.
  7. 8GB is the lowest level of RAM you should use, 16GB would obviously be better.
I understand cost and availability may have to be taken in to consideration.

Assumption is that you wish to run Big Sur or Monterey on the proposed system.
 

Raktakpak

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#3
Hello sir,
Thanks for the reply.
So im going to grab an ASRock B460M PRO 4, is it a great choice ?
Ill swap for an ssd for sure.

Thanks in advance.
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#4
The B460 chipset is not a great choice for running macOS.

The AsRock B460M Pro 4 board can run macOS but requires a lot more configuration to get it running correctly, than say an AsRock Z490 board.

If you are restricted to using an mATX board then the AsRock board would be a better option than the MSI board you listed above in post #1.

Have a read of this Anti-Buyers guide for Motherboards for a better idea of what issues can arise with a B460 board - https://dortania.github.io/Anti-Hackintosh-Buyers-Guide/Motherboard.html#audio

Most if not all of the issues have a working solution, they just require a bit more work to get them working correctly.
 

Raktakpak

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#5
Great, thanks for the advices.
After giving a look to the link, I decided to stick to:
GIGABYTE Z390 UD
I5 9400
16gb of Crucial ram
240gb Adata SSD
MSI Armor RX 580 8gb (already got it)
What do you think ?

Thanks.
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#6
Sound and proven system for running macOS.

Should be fairly a straightforward Coffee Lake installation.
 

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#8
Hello,
Had some issues to buy the components ... so another choice is:
Asus TUF Gaming Z490-Plus S
I5 10600K
I found some guides for making this to work with Macos (I would prefer Big Sur), but is it a good choice ? as I need ethernet, usb ports, and the intel Igpu before I can get the RX580 (my friend will send it) to work properly.
Thanks.

Best regards,
 
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Edhawk

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#9
Yes, it should be fine for running macOS Catalina or newer.
 

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#10
Great, thank you again!
Best regards,
 

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