Hey! First post in this community. Great article, easy to understand for editing hardware beginners. I went through the building myself a year ago and assembled an editing station for a cine club that would handle multi-cam 1080p projects and 4k.
It was cool experience and here are a few tips:
_Weight pros and cons: Hackintoshs can be a pain to maintain and take time to build. Why not just build a PC? I chose osx for the userfriendliness of the os once stable and for the codecs but this question will definitely pop up on my next build.
_ Planning: try to read ahead on Tonymac. They have a ton of very useful tutorials and their dynamic community is testing new builds, new hardware and software everyday. Picking the right components is key but also check ahead the common issues builders had with them. You are very likely to experience trouble with Audio, WIFI, and Graphics Card.
_Take your time: without help, this is not an overnight build for a beginner. I have found myself assembling and disassembling because parts wouldn't fit in their spot. However software will trouble you the most and having a stable build really takes time. Mine won't boot on first try for apparently no reason and sometimes crash when I overload it with aftereffects. Maybe it's not the Hackintosh's fault but it's a tiny bit of uncertainty that transforms into stress on important projects. Especially when you don't understand how to troubleshoot it. Also, I'm not the only one using this computer and hopefully it never let the others down. However Im quite confident in saying that unless you are surrounded by computer geeks, whoever built the machine will be very likely the only person to be able to repair it.