i9-9900k and RX 580 for iOS development only - overkill?

I work as an iOS developer and just got green light from my manager to build a hackintosh just for work. This will not be my first hackinto...

I work as an iOS developer and just got green light from my manager to build a hackintosh just for work. This will not be my first hackintosh - I got one running at home so I know most the drill. What I don't know and really appreciate your feedback on is whether it is worth the money to throw an i9-9900k and a RX 580 for a solely iOS development only machine. As it stands, Xcode makes my Macbook scream through all its vents, and I can finish a coffee in the time Xcode does a clean build. Was looking to build a machine that could ease the development process, while eliminating the need for me to carry that load of a 15" Macbook Pro back and forth everyday from home to work. Here are some of my thoughts and questions:

  • Does throwing an i9 on it helps (with Xcode dev, specifically), or should I just settle for a cheaper core?
  • I am really aiming for a mini-ITX motherboard, but if I want both a PCI-e BCM94360 and a RX-580, I have to get at least a micro-ATX
  • I probably need the BCM94360 because at work my colleagues throw files around on AirDrop all the time, and I just want it to work reliably
  • I'm not even sure if RX 580 is even needed because I don't do anything graphics heavy and I might just be comfortable with the integrated graphics
  • Budget is unrestricted, but of course I still want to make sure what I spend on justifies the cost and the utility

For your reference, this is my current PCPartPicker list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fYmMYT . Appreciate your input! Cheers!

submitted by /u/vuudoodoll
[link] [comments]



@Tonymacx64 - Latest Comments,51,about,6,amd,11,app,1,apple,4252,apps,10,asus,1,ati,8,audio,15,beta3,1,bios,3,boot,32,chimera,5,cmos,1,compatible,1,cpu,11,dev,3,donate,2,download,156,dsdt,19,error,1,fix,86,forum,148,game,1,gpu,43,guide,101,guides,3,hack,1,hackintosh,16189,hardware,14,hd,4,iatkos,614,icloud,3,ide,1,ideneb,1,imac,1,imessage,2,india,4,insanely,46,install,6,ipad,1,iphone,1,kakewalk,2,kernel,7,kexts,34,l,1,l1,119,l2,103,l2m,1,l3,11,l4,3,l5,2,laptop,3,leopard,2,linux,1,lion,181,mac,114,macbookpro,1,MacBreaker - Latest Comments,281,ml,280,ml2,1,ml3,2,mlm,3,motherboard,10,multibeast,7,multimedia,1,myhack,1,network,9,news,4384,niresh,19,nvidia,9,osxdaily,112,patch,1,requirements,1,s3,21,sata,1,sl,57,smbios,1,snowleopard,83,software,5,themes,2,tools,64,torrent,3,trick,1,uefi,1,unibeast,2,update,17,usb,1,users,1,v7,5,video,30,virtualmachine,3,vmware,3,wallpaper,4,windows8,4,
iATKOS Inside: i9-9900k and RX 580 for iOS development only - overkill?
i9-9900k and RX 580 for iOS development only - overkill?
iATKOS Inside
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copiar todo el código Seleccionar todo el código All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy