Building for general internet use and Logic Pro X

Hi all,

Looking for a parts check on my build here!

Use case: (1) General internet browsing, (2) Logic Pro X (for audio recording/editing/mixing. No video).
No gaming, no dual-boot, no virtualization/containers for software development.

Desired lifespan: As long as possible. I understand some of these parts are overkill for what I need, but I'd rather pay more now to squeeze a few more months before the next build needed.

Boot/chain loader: I plan to use OpenCore.

Experience: I have never built a Hackintosh before but am well versed in building Windows machines, overclocking Intel chips, Linux (in general), and software development, professionally.


The Shopping List:

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor

MOBO: ASUS Z390-E ROG Strix Gaming Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

GPU: Sapphire Technology Radeon RX 580 Overclocked Pulse Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0

BOOT DRIVE: Samsung 970 EVO+ 500GB SSD V-NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive

MEMORY: Crucial Ballistix Gaming 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K16G32C16U4B

PSU: Corsair RM650 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX

COOLING: Enermax ETS-T40 CPU Cooler

CONNECTIVITY: TP-LINK AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Dual Band PCI-e Bluetooth 5.0 AdapterI will be hardwired to lan but may choose to setup wifi because why not? Will this card work for both? Just bluetooth? Are there any Bluetooth only options?

CASE: Lian Li 205 Tempered Glass ATX Computer Case - Whi...


Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm most concerned about the bluetooth/wifi selection and I wonder if there is an alternative Mobo that makes more sense considering. I do not plan on overclocking in the short term but in 3-5 years when the system starts showing its age, I would like the option to do so to squeeze more life out of it.

I also have a question about using OpenCore versus Clover considering my relatively simple use cases. I'm a tech person and I like to stay on the cutting edge when possible, but I wonder if the benefits of OpenCore really outweigh the time cost it would take to use it over Clover. This is really a question for another post (which I am sure there are tons of similar threads already here I can find) but if you have an opinion on this, please chime in as well!


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