Hey everyone,

I'm looking to build a desktop hackintosh for my room. I'm not on a crazy tight budget, but I am a student working minimum wage, so I can't get too crazy. I want to have a triple-booting machine (OSX, Win 7, and Ubuntu), with the three operating systems and applications on the SSD. Here's what I have so far:

Motherboard: Asus P7P55D-E Pro
Processor: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz
Memory: 8GB (4 x 2GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600
Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTS 450 1GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 3.5"
Optical: LITE-ON DVD writer
BTooth: D-Link DBT-120
Case: Antec Sonata III w/ 500W EarthWatts PSU

I'm open to any and all questions or suggestions. I want to make this system the best I can. A few questions:

1. Any suggestions for Case/PSU? I picked the Antec Sonata III based on its popularity, but aesthetically I would like something sleek and simple, similar to a mac. I really like the Fractal Design Define R2, but I would pay quite a bit with shipping, as it is only available in N.America from a Canadian reseller.

2. Processors. I am somewhat confused here. When looking at the i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz vs the i5-660 Clarkdale 3.33GHz, which is better? I realize the 660 is only Dual-Core, while the 760 is Quad-Core, but does the fact that it is Quad-Core outweigh the .53GHz difference in speed? Like I said, I am somewhat of a noob, and looking for more knowledge on these things.


Thank you all in advance for your help. I look forward to hopefully becoming a larger part of this community. Sorry for the long, and likely noobish post.