When running OS X as your main operating system, supported and compatible components are extremely important. That is why we have created a large selection of example systems along with a comprehensive list of the best available hardware. The components listed here might not be the only ones that work, but based on our research they're the easiest and best supported options. Use the following Buyer's Guide as a shopping list or as a jumping off point for further customization. Either way you'll be supporting this site by purchasing through these links, so thanks in advance!

CustoMac Mini

The CustoMac Mini is a bare-bones CustoMac in a shoebox sized case featuring a H97 mini-iTX motherboard and a dual-core Haswell processor. The graphics are integrated and fully supported, so there's no need for a power-hungry discrete graphics card. The case also includes a power-efficient power supply unit. Less parts, less power, less heat, less cost. Please note that the motherboard's Intel mini-PCIe card includes both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but only the bluetooth features are available under OS X. If you don't use the PCIe slot, we recommend the TP-Link PCIe card below for native Wi-Fi support. If you're interested in replacing the mini-PCIe card, check out list of card suggestions. For continuity and handoff support in Yosemite, please see this thread.
GA-H97N-WiFi

Gigabyte GA-H97N-WiFi mini-ITX

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Slim X3 Low Profile (Air)

Thermaltake Slim X3 Low Profile (Air)

Amazon US

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Budget (8GB)

Crucial Budget (8GB)

Amazon US

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Budget (16GB)

Crucial Budget (16GB)

Amazon US

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4360

Core i3-4360

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

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4370

Core i3-4370

Amazon US

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Newegg

850 EVO 120GB

Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

Amazon US

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Newegg

850 EVO 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Amazon US

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Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Amazon US

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MI-008 (w/ 250W Power Supply)

Apex MI-008 (w/ 250W Power Supply)

Amazon US

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PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

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CustoMac Mini Deluxe

The CustoMac Mini "Deluxe" is a no-compromise build featuring a Z97 mini-ITX motherboard and a quad-core Haswell CPU. The BitFenix Phenom is a unique way of thinking about a mini-ITX system, as it's not exactly small. It's about the size of a mATX case, making room for multiple hard drives, and a full sized graphics card. The Z97 motherboard is also capable of overclocking if you use a "K" CPU, and there is even room for a water cooler for the CPU. Please note that the motherboard's Intel mini-PCIe card includes both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but only the bluetooth features are available under OS X. If you don't use the PCIe slot, we recommend the TP-Link PCIe card below for native Wi-Fi support. If you're interested in replacing the mini-PCIe card, check out this list of card suggestions. For continuity and handoff support in Yosemite, please see this thread.
GA-Z97N-WiFi

Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WiFi mini-ITX

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4370

Core i3-4370

Amazon US

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Newegg

4690K

Core i5-4690K

Amazon US

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Newegg

4790K

Core i7-4790K

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

850 EVO 120GB

Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

Amazon US

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Newegg

850 EVO 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Amazon US

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Newegg

Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Amazon US

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CS 550 Watt

Corsair CS 550 Watt

Amazon US

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Phenom (White)

BitFenix Phenom (White)

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Phenom (Black)

BitFenix Phenom (Black)

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GT 740 SC

EVGA GT 740 SC

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CustoMac mATX

A mid-sized build with a quad-core CPU, maxed out RAM, and lots of expandability. If you don't use the PCIe slot, we recommend the TP-Link PCIe card below for native Wi-Fi support. For continuity and handoff support in Yosemite, please see this thread.
GA-Z97MX-GAMING 5

Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-GAMING 5 mATX

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GA-Z97M-D3H

Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H mATX

Amazon US

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4690K

Core i5-4690K

Amazon US

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Newegg

4790K

Core i7-4790K

Amazon US

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Newegg

GT 740 SC

EVGA GT 740 SC

Amazon US

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Newegg

Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Ballistix Tactical (32GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (32GB)

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Newegg

850 EVO 120GB

Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

Amazon US

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Newegg

850 EVO 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Amazon US

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Newegg

Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Amazon US

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Newegg

CS 550 Watt

Corsair CS 550 Watt

Amazon US

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Core 1000

Fractal Design Core 1000

Amazon US

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PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

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CustoMac Budget ATX

A powerful desktop build with budget-minded parts and no graphics card. This build contains an ATX-sized motherboard, a dual or quad core CPU and Intel HD 4600 onboard graphics. If you don't use the PCIe slot, we recommend the TP-Link PCIe card below for native Wi-Fi support. For continuity and handoff support in Yosemite, please see this thread.
GA-Z97-D3H

Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H ATX

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4360

Core i3-4360

Amazon US

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Newegg

4460

Core i5-4460

Amazon US

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Newegg

Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Ballistix Tactical (32GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (32GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

850 EVO 120GB

Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

Amazon US

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Newegg

850 EVO 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Amazon US

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Newegg

CS 550 Watt

Corsair CS 550 Watt

Amazon US

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Newegg

Carbide 300R

Corsair Carbide 300R

Amazon US

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PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

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CustoMac Pro

A full-sized build with a quad-core CPU, maxed out RAM, and lots of expandability. If you don't use the PCIe slot, we recommend the TP-Link PCIe card below for native Wi-Fi support. For continuity and handoff support in Yosemite, please see this thread.
GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX

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GA-Z97X-UD5H

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H ATX

Amazon US

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GA-Z97X-UD7-TH

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7-TH ATX

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4690K

Core i5-4690K

Amazon US

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Newegg

4790K

Core i7-4790K

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GT 740 SC

EVGA GT 740 SC

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Ballistix Tactical (32GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (32GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

850 EVO 120GB

Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

850 EVO 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Amazon US

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Newegg

Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Amazon US

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Newegg

RM 650 Watt

Corsair RM 650 Watt

Amazon US

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Newegg

Carbide 500R

Corsair Carbide 500R

Amazon US

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Newegg

PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

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CustoMac Pro Socket 2011

These rigs are the most powerful single CPU systems you can build. The C606 and x79 motherboards listed here also have 8 RAM slots supporting up to 64GB- twice the maximum of Socket 1150 builds. As of OS X 10.9.2, Ivy Bridge E/EP based systems are working with the native kernel, however workarounds are necessary for full support. Socket 2011 CPUs do not come with a CPU cooler- they require a separately purchased CPU cooler. If you don't use the PCIe slot, we recommend the TP-Link PCIe card below for native Wi-Fi support. For continuity and handoff support in Yosemite, please see this thread.

NOTE on HASWELL-E: Intel has released X99 Chipset and brand new Haswell-E Core i7 Extreme CPUs, however support is not native. Please see the following posts for information on the latest Haswell-E CPUs and Socket 2011-3 Motherboards.
GA-X79-UP4

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX

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Sabertooth X79

ASUS Sabertooth X79 ATX

Amazon US

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Rampage IV Gene

ASUS Rampage IV Gene mATX

Amazon US

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E5-1620 v2

Core Xeon-E5-1620 v2

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E5-1650 v2

Core Xeon-E5-1650 v2

Amazon US

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E5-2680 v2

Core Xeon-E5-2680 v2

Amazon US

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Newegg

4820K

Core i7-4820K

Amazon US

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Newegg

4930K

Core i7-4930K

Amazon US

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4960X

Core i7-4960X

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H60 (Water)

Corsair H60 (Water)

Amazon US

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GT 740 SC

EVGA GT 740 SC

Amazon US

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Ballistix Sport XT 16GB (4x4)

Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB (4x4)

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Ballistix Sport XT 32GB (8x4)

Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 32GB (8x4)

Amazon US

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850 EVO 120GB

Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

Amazon US

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Newegg

850 EVO 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Amazon US

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Newegg

Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Amazon US

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Newegg

AX 760 Watt

Corsair AX 760 Watt

Amazon US

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Newegg

Graphite 600T

Corsair Graphite 600T

Amazon US

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Newegg

PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

Amazon US

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Motherboards

We recommend these specific 9 Series motherboards because they have simple post-installation, don't require a pre-patched DSDT, and have native sleep/wake functionality. They also have supported audio and network controllers. Please note, these motherboards will NOT work with older Socket 1155 CPUs and may require latest BIOS for 5th Generation CPU support.
GA-Z97-D3H

Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i217V

Amazon US

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GA-Z97-HD3

Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 887
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Realtek 8111F-VL

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97X-GAMING 3

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 3

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Atheros Killer E2201

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97X-GAMING GT

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING GT

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI
DP, HDMI
Network:
Atheros Killer E2201

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97X-GAMING 5

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 5

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Atheros Killer E2201

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97X-GAMING 7

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Atheros Killer E2201

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97X-SOC

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI
DP, HDMI
Network:
Intel i217V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97X-SOC Force

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI
DP, HDMI
Network:
Atheros Killer E2201

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97X-UD3H

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i217V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97X-UD5H

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i217V
Atheros Killer E2201

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97X-UD7-TH

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7-TH

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i217V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-H97-D3H

Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i217V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i217V
Atheros Killer E2201

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i217V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97M-D3H

Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Realtek 8111F-VL

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97MX-GAMING 5

Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-GAMING 5

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI
HDMI
Network:
Atheros Killer E2201

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-H97M-D3H

Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Realtek 8111F-VL

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97N-WiFi

Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WiFi

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
DVI, 2x HDMI
Network:
Intel i217V
Atheros 8161B

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-H97N-WiFi

Gigabyte GA-H97N-WiFi

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
DVI, 2x HDMI
Network:
Intel i217V
Atheros 8161B

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Z97 Deluxe

ASUS Z97 Deluxe

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
mini-DP, DP, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V
Intel i211

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Z97-DELUXE NFC/WLC

ASUS Z97-DELUXE NFC/WLC

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
mini-DP, DP, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V
Intel i211-AT

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

ASUS Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI
DP, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Z97-A

ASUS Z97-A

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI
DP, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Z97-C

ASUS Z97-C

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Z97-K CSM

ASUS Z97-K CSM

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 887
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Realtek 8111GR

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

SABERTOOTH  Z97 MARK 1

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel i218V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

SABERTOOTH  Z97 MARK 2

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel i218V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

MAXIMUS VII HERO

ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

MAXIMUS VII RANGER

ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

H97-PLUS

ASUS H97-PLUS

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 887
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Realtek 8111GR

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Z97M-PLUS

ASUS Z97M-PLUS

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 887
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GRYPHON Z97

ASUS GRYPHON Z97

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
DP, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

MAXIMUS VII GENE

ASUS MAXIMUS VII GENE

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

H97M-PLUS

ASUS H97M-PLUS

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 887
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

H97M-E CSM

ASUS H97M-E CSM

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 887
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Realtek 8111GR

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GA-Z97X-SLI

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i217V

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MAXIMUS VII IMPACT

ASUS MAXIMUS VII IMPACT

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel i218V
Combo WIFI/BT4.0

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Z97I-PLUS

ASUS Z97I-PLUS

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DP
DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

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H97I-PLUS

ASUS H97I-PLUS

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC 887
Video:
VGA, DP
DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

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Z97-Gaming 3

MSI Z97-Gaming 3

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DP
DVI, HDMI
Network:
Qualcomm Killer E2205

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Z97 Gaming 5

MSI Z97 Gaming 5

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI
HDMI
Network:
Qualcomm Killer E2205

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Z97 Gaming 7

MSI Z97 Gaming 7

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
2x HDMI, DP
Network:
Qualcomm Killer E2205

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Z97 Gaming 9 AC

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Qualcomm Killer E2205

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Z97 MPOWER

MSI Z97 MPOWER

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel i218V

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Z97 MPOWER Max AC

MSI Z97 MPOWER Max AC

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel i218V

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Z97 PC Mate

MSI Z97 PC Mate

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 887
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Realtek 8111E

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Z97 XPOWER AC

MSI Z97 XPOWER AC

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel i218V

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Z97S SLI Plus

MSI Z97S SLI Plus

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

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Z97M Gaming

MSI Z97M Gaming

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Qualcomm Killer E2205

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Z97i Gaming AC

MSI Z97i Gaming AC

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
2x HDMI
DP
Network:
Qualcomm Killer E2205

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H97I AC

MSI H97I AC

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Realtek 8111E

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z97 Extreme6

ASRock z97 Extreme6

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
DVI, HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel i218V
Realtek 8111GR

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Fatal1ty Z97 Killer

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Atheros Killer E2200

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Z97 Extreme4

ASRock Z97 Extreme4

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel i218V

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Fatal1ty Z97X Killer

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Atheros Killer E2200

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Z97 Pro4

ASRock Z97 Pro4

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

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Z97 Pro3

ASRock Z97 Pro3

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

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Z97 Extreme3

ASRock Z97 Extreme3

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

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Z97 Extreme9

ASRock Z97 Extreme9

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I218V
Intel I211AT

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Z97 OC Formula

ASRock Z97 OC Formula

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI
Network:
Atheros Killer E2200

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Z97 Anniversary

ASRock Z97 Anniversary

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 887
Video:
HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

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Fatal1ty H97 Killer

ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Atheros Killer E2200

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Fatal1ty H97 Performance

ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

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H97 Pro4

ASRock H97 Pro4

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

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Z97M OC Formula

ASRock Z97M OC Formula

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI
HDMI
Network:
Atheros Killer E2200

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Z97M Pro4

ASRock Z97M Pro4

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

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H97M

ASRock H97M

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Atheros AR8171

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H97M Pro4

ASRock H97M Pro4

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
DP, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

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Z97E-ITX/ac

ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218V

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H97M-ITX/ac

ASRock H97M-ITX/ac

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Atheros AR8171

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CPUs

We recommend 4th Generation Haswell Core i desktop CPUs for 9-series motherboards. All CPUs feature Intel HD 4600 integrated graphics. Please note, these CPUs will NOT work with older LGA 1155 motherboards. Each CPU comes with a basic Intel CPU cooler.
4790K

Core i7-4790K

4.0Ghz / 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo / Unlocked for Overclocking / 8MB L3 Cache / 88W Max TDP

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4790S

Core i7-4790S

3.2Ghz / 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo / 8MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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4790

Core i7-4790

3.6Ghz / 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo / 8MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4770K

Core i7-4770K

3.5 Ghz / 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo / Unlocked for Overclocking / 8MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4771

Core i7-4771

3.5Ghz / 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo / 8MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4770

Core i7-4770

3.4Ghz / 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo / 8MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4770S

Core i7-4770S

3.1Ghz / 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo / 8MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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4790

Core i7-4790

3.6Ghz / 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo / 8MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4690K

Core i5-4690K

3.5Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 88W Max TDP

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4690S

Core i5-4690S

3.2Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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4690

Core i5-4690

3.5Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4670K

Core i5-4670K

3.4Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / Unlocked for Overclocking / 6MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4670

Core i5-4670

3.5Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4590S

Core i5-4590S

3.0Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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4590

Core i5-4590

3.3Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4570

Core i5-4570

3.3Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4570S

Core i5-4570S

2.9Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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4460

Core i5-4460

3.2Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4440

Core i5-4440

3.1Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4430

Core i5-4430

3.0Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 84W Max TDP

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4370

Core i3-4370

3.8Ghz / 2 Cores / 4 Threads / 4MB L3 Cache / 54W Max TDP

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4360

Core i3-4360

3.7Ghz / 2 Cores / 4 Threads / 4MB L3 Cache / 54W Max TDP

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4350

Core i3-4350

3.6Ghz / 2 Cores / 4 Threads / 4MB L3 Cache / 54W Max TDP

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4340

Core i3-4340

3.6Ghz / 2 Cores / 4 Threads / 4MB L3 Cache / 54W Max TDP

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4330

Core i3-4330

3.5Ghz / 2 Cores / 4 Threads / 4MB L3 Cache / 54W Max TDP

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CPUs (Broadwell)

Intel has just launched these two 5th Generation socketed desktop Broadwell CPUs. Like the 4th Generation Haswell CPUs listed above, these will fit any 9-Series motherboard with Socket LGA 1150, but have faster Iris Pro 6200 integrated graphics. Each CPU comes with a basic Intel CPU cooler. Please note, 9 Series Motherboards may require latest BIOS for 5th Generation CPU support.
5775C

Core i7-5775C

3.3Ghz / 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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5675C

Core i5-5675C

3.1Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 4MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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CPU Coolers

All Intel Socket 1150 CPUs come with a basic CPU cooler. An aftermarket CPU cooler is recommended for overclocking. If you're unsure whether you need a cooler, see this post. The following CPU coolers have been chosen as they are known to work without issues.
Seidon 120XL (Water)

Cooler Master Seidon 120XL (Water)

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H60 (Water)

Corsair H60 (Water)

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Water 3.0 Performer (Water)

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer (Water)

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CNPS8000B Low Profile (Air)

Zalman CNPS8000B Low Profile (Air)

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Slim X3 Low Profile (Air)

Thermaltake Slim X3 Low Profile (Air)

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Frio (Air)

Thermaltake Frio (Air)

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Freezer i30 Extreme (Air)

ARCTIC Freezer i30 Extreme (Air)

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Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 (Air)

ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 (Air)

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Blade Master 120mm Case/CPU fan

Cooler Master Blade Master 120mm Case/CPU fan

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Arcticlean Thermal Cooling Material Remover

Arctic Silver Arcticlean Thermal Cooling Material Remover

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TX-4 High Performance Thermal Grease

Tuniq TX-4 High Performance Thermal Grease

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5 Thermal Compound

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

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Graphics Cards

One of the most important components in a custom build is the graphics card. If you're building a CustoMac, it's an especially tricky decision. Not only do you have to worry about what will be a good performer for the cost, but you also have to be informed about what is fully supported, and what is not. The following graphics card examples are all natively compatible without modifying drivers. Each gives a range of port options, install compatibility, and is known to work with minimal configuration. Furthermore, it's now possible to use multiple NVIDIA cards in tandem- dual and triple cards are enabled by default.

All of the GeForce 'Maxwell' based graphics cards listed here besides the GeForce 'Kepler' based GT 740 require alternate NVIDIA graphics drivers to enable full acceleration. See here for details. Please note these cards will only work with OS X Yosemite.
GT 740 SC (single slot)

EVGA GT 740 SC (single slot)

Form:
Single Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR3
Ports:
2xDVI, mHDMI
Clock:
1059MHz

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GT 740 SC

EVGA GT 740 SC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR3
Ports:
2xDVI, mHDMI
Clock:
1059MHz

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GT 740 SC

EVGA GT 740 SC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
2xDVI, mHDMI
Clock:
1202MHz

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GT 740 FTW

EVGA GT 740 FTW

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
2xDVI, mHDMI
Clock:
1202MHz

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GT 740 SC

EVGA GT 740 SC

Form:
Single Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR3
Ports:
2xDVI, mHDMI
Clock:
1059MHz

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GT 740 SC

EVGA GT 740 SC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
2xDVI, mHDMI
Clock:
1059MHz

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GTX 750

EVGA GTX 750

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
1GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1020MHz

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GTX 750

Gigabyte GTX 750

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
1GB DDR5
Ports:
2xHDMI, 2xDVI
Clock:
1059MHz

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GTX 750 SC

EVGA GTX 750 SC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
1GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1215MHz

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GTX 750 FTW

EVGA GTX 750 FTW

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
1GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1229MHz

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GTX 750 OC

Gigabyte GTX 750 OC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
2xHDMI, 2xDVI
Clock:
1059MHz

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GTX 750 SC

EVGA GTX 750 SC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1215MHz

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GTX 750 FTW

EVGA GTX 750 FTW

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1229MHz

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GTX 750 Ti OC

Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti OC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
2xHDMI, 2xDVI
Clock:
1033MHz

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GTX 750 Ti SC

EVGA GTX 750 Ti SC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1167MHz

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GTX 750 Ti FTW

EVGA GTX 750 Ti FTW

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, DVI
Clock:
1189MHz

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GTX 960 Super Clocked

EVGA GTX 960 Super Clocked

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1216MHz

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GTX 960 Overclocked

Gigabyte GTX 960 Overclocked

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1216MHz

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GTX 960 G1 Gaming

Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1241MHz

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GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+

EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1279MHz

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GTX 960 Mini ITX

Gigabyte GTX 960 Mini ITX

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1165MHz

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GTX 970 ACX 2.0

EVGA GTX 970 ACX 2.0

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1050MHz

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GTX 970 Overclocked

Gigabyte GTX 970 Overclocked

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1114MHz

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GTX 970 SC

EVGA GTX 970 SC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1165MHz

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GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1165MHz

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GTX 970 G1 Gaming

Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1178MHz

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GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0

EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1190MHz

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GTX 970 ACX FTW

EVGA GTX 970 ACX FTW

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1216MHz

Amazon US

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GTX 970 FTW+

EVGA GTX 970 FTW+

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1216MHz

Amazon US

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GTX 970 Mini ITX Overclocked

Gigabyte GTX 970 Mini ITX Overclocked

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1076MHz

Amazon US

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GTX 980 ACX 2.0

EVGA GTX 980 ACX 2.0

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1126MHz

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GTX 980 G1 Gaming

Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1228MHz

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

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GTX 980 SC

EVGA GTX 980 SC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1241MHz

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0

EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1266MHz

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

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GT 980 FTW ACX 2.0

EVGA GT 980 FTW ACX 2.0

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1279MHz

Amazon US

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GTX 980 OC

Gigabyte GTX 980 OC

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1279MHz

Amazon US

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GTX 980 Classified ACX 2.0

EVGA GTX 980 Classified ACX 2.0

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1291MHz

Amazon US

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Newegg

GTX 980 Hydro Copper

EVGA GTX 980 Hydro Copper

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
4GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1291MHz

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GTX 980 Ti

EVGA GTX 980 Ti

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1102MHz

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GTX 980 Ti

Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
6GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1152MHz

Amazon US

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GTX TITAN X

EVGA GTX TITAN X

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
12GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1000Mhz

Amazon US

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RAM

It is very important to choose the proper RAM for your CustoMac. We recommend at least 8GB of 1600Mhz DDR3 240-Pin dual channel memory.
Budget (8GB)

Crucial Budget (8GB)

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Budget (16GB)

Crucial Budget (16GB)

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Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

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Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

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Ballistix Tactical (32GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical (32GB)

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Ballistix Tactical Elite (8GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical Elite (8GB)

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Ballistix Tactical Elite (16GB)

Crucial Ballistix Tactical Elite (16GB)

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System Drives

We recommend using a solid state drive (SSD) for your system or boot drive for maximum performance and a traditional hard drive for your data. The following 6Gb/s drive examples are known to work without issues. Please note that M.2 SSDs may require a compatible 9 Series+ UEFI BIOS to use as boot drive.
Barracuda 500GB

Seagate Barracuda 500GB

Amazon US

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Newegg

Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Amazon US

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Newegg

850 EVO 120GB

Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

Amazon US

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850 EVO 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Amazon US

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850 EVO 500GB

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

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850 EVO 1TB

Samsung 850 EVO 1TB

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850 EVO 2TB

Samsung 850 EVO 2TB

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850 PRO 128GB

Samsung 850 PRO 128GB

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850 PRO 256GB

Samsung 850 PRO 256GB

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850 PRO 512GB

Samsung 850 PRO 512GB

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850 PRO 1TB

Samsung 850 PRO 1TB

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850 PRO 2TB

Samsung 850 PRO 2TB

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840 EVO 120GB

Samsung 840 EVO 120GB

Amazon US

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840 EVO 250GB

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB

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840 EVO 500GB

Samsung 840 EVO 500GB

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840 EVO 750GB

Samsung 840 EVO 750GB

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840 EVO 1TB

Samsung 840 EVO 1TB

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840 PRO 128GB

Samsung 840 PRO 128GB

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840 PRO 256GB

Samsung 840 PRO 256GB

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840 PRO 512GB

Samsung 840 PRO 512GB

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850 EVO mSATA 120GB

Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 120GB

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850 EVO mSATA 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 250GB

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850 EVO mSATA 500GB

Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 500GB

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850 EVO mSATA 1TB

Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 1TB

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850 EVO mSATA M.2 120GB

Samsung 850 EVO mSATA M.2 120GB

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850 EVO mSATA M.2 250GB

Samsung 850 EVO mSATA M.2 250GB

Amazon US

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850 EVO mSATA M.2 500GB

Samsung 850 EVO mSATA M.2 500GB

Amazon US

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840 EVO mSATA 120GB

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 120GB

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840 EVO mSATA 250GB

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 250GB

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840 EVO mSATA 500GB

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 500GB

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840 EVO mSATA 1TB

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 1TB

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mSATA 120GB

Mushkin mSATA 120GB

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mSATA 240GB

Mushkin mSATA 240GB

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SM951 M.2 128GB

Samsung SM951 M.2 128GB

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SM951 M.2 256GB

Samsung SM951 M.2 256GB

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SM951 M.2 512GB

Samsung SM951 M.2 512GB

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Storage Drives

The storage/data drives listed here were chosen for their large capacity and speed. However, we don't advise using them as your system/boot drive. Advanced Format 4K drives require boot0 error workarounds if using as system drive.
Barracuda 1 TB

Seagate Barracuda 1 TB

Amazon US

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Newegg

Barracuda 2 TB

Seagate Barracuda 2 TB

Amazon US

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Newegg

Barracuda 3 TB

Seagate Barracuda 3 TB

Amazon US

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Newegg

Power Supplies

The following power supplies have been chosen as they are known to work without issues.
CS 550 Watt

Corsair CS 550 Watt

Amazon US

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Newegg

RM 650 Watt

Corsair RM 650 Watt

Amazon US

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AX 760 Watt

Corsair AX 760 Watt

Amazon US

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Cases

The case is one of the most universal parts, although you need to make sure that your motherboard and chosen parts will fit. Each link refers to the details of the product, where you can see what sizes are recommended. The following cases have been chosen as they are known to work without issues.
MI-008 (w/ 250W Power Supply)

Apex MI-008 (w/ 250W Power Supply)

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Elite 110

Cooler Master Elite 110

Amazon US

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Newegg

Elite 120

Cooler Master Elite 120

Amazon US

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Newegg

Elite 130

Cooler Master Elite 130

Amazon US

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Newegg

Prodigy (White)

BitFenix Prodigy (White)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Prodigy (Black)

BitFenix Prodigy (Black)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Prodigy (Orange)

BitFenix Prodigy (Orange)

Amazon US

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Prodigy (Red)

BitFenix Prodigy (Red)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Prodigy (Green)

BitFenix Prodigy (Green)

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Newegg

Prodigy (Blue)

BitFenix Prodigy (Blue)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Phenom (White)

BitFenix Phenom (White)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Phenom (Black)

BitFenix Phenom (Black)

Amazon US

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Pandora (Black)

BitFenix Pandora (Black)

Amazon US

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Aegis (multiple colors available)

BitFenix Aegis (multiple colors available)

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

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Define Mini Silent

Fractal Design Define Mini Silent

Amazon US

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Newegg

Prodigy M (White)

BitFenix Prodigy M (White)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Prodigy M (Black)

BitFenix Prodigy M (Black)

Amazon US

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Phenom M (White)

BitFenix Phenom M (White)

Amazon US

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Phenom M (Black)

BitFenix Phenom M (Black)

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

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Core 1000

Fractal Design Core 1000

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

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PS07

Silverstone PS07

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Carbide 200R

Corsair Carbide 200R

Amazon US

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Newegg

Carbide 300R

Corsair Carbide 300R

Amazon US

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Carbide 400R

Corsair Carbide 400R

Amazon US

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Carbide 500R

Corsair Carbide 500R

Amazon US

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NEOS Black (front bezel color options: Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Silver)

BitFenix NEOS Black (front bezel color options: Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Silver)

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NEOS White (front bezel color options: Silver, Red, Purple, Blue)

BitFenix NEOS White (front bezel color options: Silver, Red, Purple, Blue)

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Define R4 Silent

Fractal Design Define R4 Silent

Amazon US

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Define R5

Fractal Design Define R5

Amazon US

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Graphite 600T

Corsair Graphite 600T

Amazon US

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PC-A05FNB Black Aluminum Mid Tower

Lian Li PC-A05FNB Black Aluminum Mid Tower

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Operating Systems

OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite

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OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Apple OS X 10.9 Mavericks

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OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

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OS X 10.7 Lion

Apple OS X 10.7 Lion

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OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Apple OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Details

 
Windows 10 Pro USB Drive

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro USB Drive

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Windows 10 Pro

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

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Windows 10 Home USB Drive

Microsoft Windows 10 Home USB Drive

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Windows 10 Home

Microsoft Windows 10 Home

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Windows 8.1 Professional

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional

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Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 8.1

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Ubuntu

Canonical Ubuntu

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Monitors

The following range of monitors were selected because of their quality, range of features and prices. We've included most of the user-verified 4K monitors detailed here.
VS228H-P

ASUS VS228H-P

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UltraSharp U2312HM

Dell UltraSharp U2312HM

Amazon US

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Newegg

UltraSharp U2414H

Dell UltraSharp U2414H

Amazon US

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PA248Q

ASUS PA248Q

Amazon US

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Newegg

UltraSharp U2412M

Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Amazon US

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Newegg

PB278Q

ASUS PB278Q

Amazon US

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UltraSharp U2713HM

Dell UltraSharp U2713HM

Amazon US

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UP2414Q

Dell UP2414Q

Amazon US

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U28D590D

Samsung U28D590D

Amazon US

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PQ321Q

ASUS PQ321Q

Amazon US

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UP3214Q

Dell UP3214Q

Amazon US

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PN-K321

Sharp PN-K321

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31MU97-B

LG 31MU97-B

Amazon US

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UltraSharp UP2715K

Dell UltraSharp UP2715K

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Input Devices

The following accessories have been chosen as they are known to work without issues. If planning to use Bluetooth exclusively, access to a USB keyboard is also helpful to get into the UEFI and to access the bootloader menus.
Wired Keyboard

Apple Wired Keyboard

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Wireless Keyboard

Apple Wireless Keyboard

Amazon US

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Wireless Keyboard K750

Logitech Wireless Keyboard K750

Amazon US

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Wireless Mini Keyboard K760 (Bluetooth)

Logitech Wireless Mini Keyboard K760 (Bluetooth)

Amazon US

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Wireless Keyboard k400 with Built-in Touchpad (black)

Logitech Wireless Keyboard k400 with Built-in Touchpad (black)

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Wireless Keyboard k400 with Built-in Touchpad (white)

Logitech Wireless Keyboard k400 with Built-in Touchpad (white)

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Magic Mouse

Apple Magic Mouse

Amazon US

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Basics USB Mouse

Basics USB Mouse

Amazon US

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Basics Wireless Mouse

Amazon Basics Wireless Mouse

Amazon US

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Corded Mouse (M500)

Logitech Corded Mouse (M500)

Amazon US

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G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse

Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse

Amazon US

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Magic Trackpad

Apple Magic Trackpad

Amazon US

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Accessories

The following accessories have been chosen as they are known to work without issues. The Wi-Fi and bluetooth solutions listed here are fully compatible, however Yosemite's continuity features may not work. If you're interested in replacing a mini-PCIe card, check out this list of card suggestions. For continuity and handoff support in Yosemite, please see this thread.
USB Flash Drive (8GB)

SanDisk USB Flash Drive (8GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

USB Flash Drive (16GB)

SanDisk USB Flash Drive (16GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

USB 3.0 Flash Drive (8GB)

Patriot USB 3.0 Flash Drive (8GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

USB 3.0 Flash Drive (16GB)

Patriot USB 3.0 Flash Drive (16GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

DVD Optical Drive

Optiarc DVD Optical Drive

Amazon US

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BluRay Optical Drive

LG BluRay Optical Drive

Amazon US

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Aluminum USB External Stereo Sound Adapter

Sabrent Aluminum USB External Stereo Sound Adapter

Amazon US

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PlayStation 4 DualShock Wireless Controller

Sony PlayStation 4 DualShock Wireless Controller

Amazon US

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USB Cable  (for PS4 controller)

Samsung USB Cable (for PS4 controller)

Amazon US

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7-Port Black USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub

Plugable 7-Port Black USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub

Amazon US

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Newegg

7-Port Aluminum USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub

Plugable 7-Port Aluminum USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub

Amazon US

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Newegg

Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

IOGear Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

GMYLE Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT)

Newegg

Bluetooth 2.1 Adapter

IOGear Bluetooth 2.1 Adapter

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

PCI Express Wifi Adapter (US only)

Rosewill PCI Express Wifi Adapter (US only)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Archer Dual Band Wireless PCI Express Adapter (AC)

TP-Link Archer Dual Band Wireless PCI Express Adapter (AC)

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

2.5

Kingwin 2.5" and 3.5" Multi-Function Hot Swap Rack

Amazon US

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Newegg

HD Pro Webcam C920 (1080p, Native Microphone)

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 (1080p, Native Microphone)

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

SATA Internal Hot Swap Rack with Lock

Kingwin SATA Internal Hot Swap Rack with Lock

Amazon US

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Newegg

Thunderbolt to Ethernet Adapter

Apple Thunderbolt to Ethernet Adapter

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter

Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

GoFlex FreeAgent Thunderbolt to SATA Adapter

Seagate GoFlex FreeAgent Thunderbolt to SATA Adapter

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

ThunderboltEX II

ASUS ThunderboltEX II

(Compatibility info here)

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT)

Newegg

Thunderbolt Cable (2.0m)

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2.0m)

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Thunderbolt Cable (0.5m)

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (0.5m)

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

TV

Apple TV

Amazon US

(CA UK DE ES FR IT )

Newegg

Time Capsule 802.11ac WiFi Router w/ 2TB HDD

Apple Time Capsule 802.11ac WiFi Router w/ 2TB HDD

Amazon US

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