pegot wrote:I have successfully been running a Hackintosh for the past 2 years with 2 GPU's. Currently two GXT 780 6GB cards. I did successfully test it with 3 cards (2 780"s and one 770 but temps were way too much as none of the cards are reference cooled and I also needed my bottom slot for a RAID controller).
I am using a Gigabyte board that has built in thunderbolt and my CPU comes with on board graphics. Both of these are really useful in setting up a Hackintosh because it means you do not need a separate Mac compatible graphics card to get a boot screen and also enables you to easily access your bios settings to configure your system.
Since around December I have also reliably been using the Thunderbolt connection to run a OWC Thunderbay 4 disk enclosure in RAID formation.
I am interested in the x99 boards for a possible new build because they can support the intel Haswell E CPU's , which can allow for fuller use of 40 PCI lanes with multiple GPU's (I use Octane a lot for animation so loading time of geometry is important to me). However it seems like Thunderbolt is not a built in option for any of the boards I have thus far seen and only as an add on for a limited number. Additionally none of the Haswell E CPU's that support 40 PCI lanes have integrated graphics. For this reason, and also because I have read about some issues with Thunderbolt on those x99 boards and Hackintoshes, my next build will most likely be Windows based.
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