MONSTER BUILD

APPLE is promising an iMac PRO later this year starting at a base price of $4,999.99.

So we decided to see if we could spec something similar to an entry level iMac Pro, and see if we could undercut APPLE.

MONSTER iMAC PRO HACKINTOSH COST
CASE NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case $159.99
CPU Intel Boxed Core i7-6900K $1088.00
COOLER ARCTIC Freezer Cooler $29.86
MOTHERBOARD ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 $568.99
RAM Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2600 MHz $239.99
STORAGE Toshiba OCZ RD400 SSD PCIe NVMe $539.95
GRAPHICS CARD EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC GAMING ACX 3.0, 8GB GDDR5X $519.99
POWER SUPPLY Corsair CX Series, CX750, 750 Watt (750W) $83.14
MONITOR Dell Ultra HD 5K Monitor UP2715K $1299.99
COMPUTER SPEAKERS Rosewill Computer Speakers $79.99
1080P WEBCAM Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 $59.99
TOTAL N/A ~$4675–

You might want to add in an extra cooler or two. So probably add an extra $50.

Clearly, this is not a perfect mix. Apple promises 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports on its iMac Pro.

Some of the components, the motherboards, and the Raedon Pro Vega 56 Graphics Card, are not yet out for sale, so I had to guess-timate using similar boards and GPUs.

We can build a rough equivalent for $4675. If this guess-timate holds up, it would not be worth it to build your own.

Given the iMac has impressive monitor specs, and the promised ports are hard to beat, and the iMac has a built in webcam plus stereo speakers, there is no way at this time we can beat the entry level iMac Pro.