Building a CustoMac: Buyer's Guide December 2015

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 OS X, please see this thread.

Gigabyte GA-H97N-WiFi mini-ITX

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Thermaltake Slim X3 Low Profile (Air)

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Crucial Budget (8GB)

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Crucial Budget (16GB)

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Core i3-4360

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Core i3-4370

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Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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

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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 OS X, please see this thread.

Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WiFi mini-ITX

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Core i3-4370

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Core i5-4690K

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Core i7-4790K

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

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Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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Corsair CS 550 Watt

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BitFenix Phenom (White)

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BitFenix Phenom (Black)

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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 OS X, please see this thread.

Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-GAMING 5 mATX

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Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H mATX

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Core i5-4690K

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Core i7-4790K

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EVGA GT 740 SC

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical (32GB)

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Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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Corsair CS 550 Watt

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Fractal Design Core 1000

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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 OS X, please see this thread.

Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H ATX

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Core i3-4360

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Core i5-4460

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical (32GB)

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Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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Corsair CS 550 Watt

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Corsair Carbide 300R

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TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

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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 OS X, please see this thread.

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX

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Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H ATX

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Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7-TH ATX

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Core i5-4690K

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Core i7-4790K

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EVGA GT 740 SC

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical (32GB)

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Samsung 850 EVO 120GB

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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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Corsair RM 650 Watt

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Corsair Carbide 500R

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TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

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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 ATX

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

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GA-Z97-HD3 ATX

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

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GA-Z97X-GAMING 3 ATX

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

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GA-Z97X-GAMING GT ATX

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

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GA-Z97X-GAMING 5 ATX

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

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GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 ATX

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

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GA-Z97X-SLI ATX

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

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GA-Z97X-SOC ATX

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

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GA-Z97X-SOC Force ATX

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

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GA-Z97X-UD3H ATX

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

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GA-Z97X-UD5H ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i217VAtheros Killer E2201

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GA-Z97X-UD7-TH ATX

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

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GA-H97-D3H ATX

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

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GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i217VAtheros Killer E2201

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GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX

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

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GA-Z97M-D3H mATX

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

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GA-Z97MX-GAMING 5 mATX

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

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GA-H97M-D3H mATX

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

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GA-Z97N-WiFi mini-ITX

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
DVI, 2x HDMI
Network:
Intel i217VAtheros 8161B

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GA-H97N-WiFi mini-ITX

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
DVI, 2x HDMI
Network:
Intel i217VAtheros 8161B

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Z97-PRO/USB 3.1 ATX

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

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Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2/USB 3.1 ATX

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

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Z97-A/USB 3.1 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I218V

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Z97-E/USB 3.1 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel I218V

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Z97-DELUXE NFC/WLC ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
mini-DP, DP, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218VIntel i211-AT

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Z97 Deluxe ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
mini-DP, DP, HDMI
Network:
Intel i218VIntel i211

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Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) ATX

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

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Z97-A ATX

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

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Z97-C ATX

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

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Z97-K CSM ATX

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

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SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 ATX

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

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SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 ATX

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

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MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX

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

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MAXIMUS VII RANGER ATX

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

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H97-PLUS ATX

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

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Z97M-PLUS mATX

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

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GRYPHON Z97 mATX

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

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MAXIMUS VII GENE mATX

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

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H97M-PLUS mATX

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

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H97M-E CSM mATX

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

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MAXIMUS VII IMPACT mini-ITX

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel i218VCombo WIFI/BT4.0

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Z97I-PLUS mini-ITX

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

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H97I-PLUS mini-ITX

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

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Z97A Gaming 6 / USB 3.1 ATX

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

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Z97A Gaming 7 / USB 3.1 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
2xHDMI, DP
Network:
Atheros Killer E2205

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Z97 Gaming 5 ATX

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

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Z97-Gaming 3 ATX

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

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Z97 Gaming 7 ATX

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

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Z97 Gaming 9 AC ATX

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

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Z97 MPOWER ATX

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

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Z97 MPOWER Max AC ATX

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

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Z97 PC Mate ATX

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

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Z97 XPOWER AC ATX

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

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Z97S SLI Plus ATX

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

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Z97M Gaming mATX

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

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Z97i Gaming AC mini-ITX

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

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H97I AC mini-ITX

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

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Z97 Killer/3.1 ATX

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

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Z97X Killer/3.1 ATX

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

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Z97 Extreme4/3.1 ATX

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

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Z97 Extreme6/3.1 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
DVI, HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I218V, Realtek RTL8111GR

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Z97 Extreme4 ATX

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

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z97 Extreme6 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
DVI, HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel i218VRealtek 8111GR

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Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX

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

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Fatal1ty Z97X Killer ATX

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

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Z97 Pro4 ATX

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

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Z97 Pro3 ATX

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

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Z97 Extreme3 ATX

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

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Z97 Extreme9 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC 1150
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I218VIntel I211AT

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Z97 OC Formula ATX

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

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Z97 Anniversary ATX

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

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Fatal1ty H97 Killer ATX

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

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Fatal1ty H97 Performance ATX

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

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H97 Pro4 ATX

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

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Z97M OC Formula mATX

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

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Z97M Pro4 mATX

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

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H97M mATX

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

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H97M Pro4 mATX

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

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Z97E-ITX/ac mini-ITX

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

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H97M-ITX/ac mini-ITX

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.

Core i7-4790K

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

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Core i7-4790S

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

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Core i7-4790

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

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Core i7-4770K

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

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Core i7-4771

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

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Core i7-4770

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

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Core i7-4770S

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

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Core i7-4790

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

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Core i5-4690K

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

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Core i5-4690S

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

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Core i5-4690

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

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Core i5-4670K

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

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Core i5-4670

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

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Core i5-4590S

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

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Core i5-4590

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

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Core i5-4570

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

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Core i5-4570S

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

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Core i5-4460

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

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Core i5-4440

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

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Core i5-4430

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

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Core i3-4370

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

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Core i3-4360

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

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Core i3-4350

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

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Core i3-4340

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

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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.

Core i7-5775C

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

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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)

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H60 (Water)

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Water 3.0 Performer (Water)

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CNPS8000B Low Profile (Air)

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Slim X3 Low Profile (Air)

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Frio (Air)

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Freezer i30 Extreme (Air)

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Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 (Air)

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Blade Master 120mm Case/CPU fan

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Arcticlean Thermal Cooling Material Remover

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TX-4 High Performance Thermal Grease

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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.

GT 740 SC (single slot)

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

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GT 740 SC

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

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GT 740 SC

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

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GT 740 FTW

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

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GT 740 SC

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

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GT 740 SC

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

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GTX 750

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

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GTX 750

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

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GTX 750 SC 750

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

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GTX 750 FTW 750

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

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GTX 750 OC 750

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

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GTX 750 SC 750

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

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GTX 750 FTW 750

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

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GTX 750 Ti OC 750

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

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GTX 750 Ti SC

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

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GTX 750 Ti FTW 750

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

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GTX 950

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, 3xDP, DVI
Clock:
1052MHz

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GTX 950

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1064MHz

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GTX 950 Windforce

Form:
Dual Slot
Memory:
2GB DDR5
Ports:
HDMI, DP, 2xDVI
Clock:
1102MHz

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GTX 960 Super Clocked

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

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GTX 960 Overclocked

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

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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+

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

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GTX 960 Mini ITX

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

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GTX 970 ACX 2.0 970

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

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GTX 970 Overclocked 970

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

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GTX 970 SC

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

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GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 970

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

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GTX 970 G1 Gaming

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

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GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 970

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

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GTX 970 ACX FTW 970

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

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GTX 970 FTW+ 970

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

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GTX 970 Mini ITX Overclocked

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

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GTX 980 ACX 2.0 980

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

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GTX 980 G1 Gaming

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

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GTX 980 SC 980

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

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GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0

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

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GT 980 FTW ACX 2.0 980

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

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GTX 980 OC 980

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

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GTX 980 Classified ACX 2.0 980

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

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GTX 980 Hydro Copper 980

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

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GTX 980 Ti 980

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

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GTX 980 Ti 980

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

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GTX TITAN X

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

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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)

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Ballistix Tactical (8GB)

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Ballistix Tactical (16GB)

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Ballistix Tactical (32GB)

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Ballistix Tactical Elite (8GB)

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Ballistix Tactical Elite (16GB)

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Solid State 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

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Barracuda 1TB

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850 EVO 120GB

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850 EVO 250GB

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850 EVO 500GB

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850 EVO 1TB

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850 PRO 128GB

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850 PRO 256GB

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850 PRO 512GB

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850 PRO 1TB

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840 EVO 120GB

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840 EVO 250GB

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840 EVO 500GB

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840 EVO 750GB

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840 EVO 1TB

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840 PRO 128GB

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840 PRO 256GB

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840 PRO 512GB

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850 EVO mSATA 120GB

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850 EVO mSATA 250GB

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850 EVO mSATA 500GB

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850 EVO mSATA 1TB

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850 EVO mSATA M.2 120GB

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850 EVO mSATA M.2 250GB

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850 EVO mSATA M.2 500GB

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840 EVO mSATA 120GB

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840 EVO mSATA 250GB

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840 EVO mSATA 500GB

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840 EVO mSATA 1TB

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mSATA 120GB

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mSATA 240GB

Amazon US

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SM951 M.2 128GB

Amazon US

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SM951 M.2 256GB

Amazon US

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SM951 M.2 512GB

Amazon US

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Hard 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.

Barracuda 500GB

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Barracuda 1 TB

Amazon US

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Barracuda 2 TB

Amazon US

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Barracuda 3 TB

Amazon US

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Power Supplies

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

CS 550 Watt

Amazon US

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RM 650 Watt

Amazon US

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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)

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Elite 110

Amazon US

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Elite 120

Amazon US

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Elite 130

Amazon US

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Prodigy (White)

Amazon US

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Prodigy (Black)

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Prodigy (Orange)

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Prodigy (Red)

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Prodigy (Green)

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Prodigy (Blue)

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Phenom (White)

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Phenom (Black)

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Core 1000

Amazon US

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Define Mini Silent

Amazon US

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Prodigy M (White)

Amazon US

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Prodigy M (Black)

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Phenom M (White)

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Phenom M (Black)

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Core 1000

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PS07

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Carbide 200R

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Carbide 300R

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Carbide 400R

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Carbide 500R

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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)

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Define R4 Silent

Amazon US

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Graphite 600T

Amazon US

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PC-A05FNB Black Aluminum Mid Tower

Amazon US

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Operating Systems

OS X 10.11 El Capitan

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OS X 10.10 Yosemite

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OS X 10.9 Mavericks

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OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

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OS X 10.7 Lion

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OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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Windows 10 Pro USB Drive

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Windows 10 Pro

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Windows 10 Home USB Drive

Amazon US

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Windows 10 Home

Amazon US

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Ubuntu

Details

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 Budget

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UltraSharp U2312HM Budget

Amazon US

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UltraSharp U2414H Budget

Amazon US

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PA248Q Budget

Amazon US

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UltraSharp U2412M Mid-range

Amazon US

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PB278Q Mid-range

Amazon US

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UltraSharp U2713HM Mid-range

Amazon US

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UP2414Q Highend

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U28D590D Highend

Amazon US

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PQ321Q Highend

Amazon US

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UP3214Q Highend

Amazon US

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PN-K321 Highend

Amazon US

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31MU97-B Highend

Amazon US

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Newegg

UltraSharp UP2715K Highend

Amazon US

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Newegg

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.

Magic Keyboard

Amazon US

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Newegg

Wired Keyboard

Amazon US

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Wireless Keyboard

Amazon US

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Wireless Keyboard K750

Amazon US

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Newegg

Wireless Mini Keyboard K760 (Bluetooth)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Wireless Keyboard k400 with Built-in Touchpad (black)

Amazon US

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Wireless Keyboard k400 with Built-in Touchpad (white)

Amazon US

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Magic Mouse 2

Amazon US

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Magic Mouse

Amazon US

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Basics USB Mouse

Amazon US

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Basics Wireless Mouse

Amazon US

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Corded Mouse (M500)

Amazon US

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G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse

Amazon US

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Magic Trackpad 2

Amazon US

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Newegg

Magic Trackpad

Amazon US

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Newegg

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 OS X, please see this thread.

32GB Flash Drive Type-C

Amazon US

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Newegg

USB 3.0 Flash Drive (8GB)

Amazon US

(CA  UK  DE  ES  FR  IT )

Newegg

USB 3.0 Flash Drive (16GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

USB Flash Drive (8GB)

Amazon US

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Newegg

USB Flash Drive (16GB)

Amazon US

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DVD Optical Drive

Amazon US

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BluRay Optical Drive

Amazon US

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Newegg

Aluminum USB External Stereo Sound Adapter

Amazon US

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Newegg

PlayStation 4 DualShock Wireless Controller

Amazon US

(CA  UK  DE  ES  FR  IT )

Newegg

USB Cable (for PS4 controller)

Amazon US

(CA  UK  DE  ES  FR  IT )

Newegg

7-Port Black USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub

Amazon US

(CA  UK  DE  ES  FR  IT )

Newegg

7-Port Aluminum USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub

Amazon US

(CA  UK  DE  ES  FR  IT )

Newegg

Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

Amazon US

(CA  UK  DE  ES  FR  IT )

Newegg

Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

Amazon US

(CA  UK DE ES FR IT)

Newegg

Bluetooth 2.1 Adapter

Amazon US

(CA  UK  DE  ES  FR  IT )

Newegg

PCI Express Wifi Adapter (N)

Amazon US

(CA  UK  DE  ES  FR  IT )

Newegg

Archer Dual Band Wireless PCI Express Adapter (AC)

Amazon US

(CA  UK  DE  ES  FR  IT )

Newegg

PCI Express Wifi Adapter (US only)

Amazon US

(CA  UK DE ES FR IT)

Newegg

USB 3.1 Gen 2 Enclosure for 2.5" SATA Drives

Amazon US

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Newegg

2.5" and 3.5" Multi-Function Hot Swap Rack

Amazon US

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Newegg

HD Pro Webcam C920 (1080p, Native Microphone)

Amazon US

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Newegg

SATA Internal Hot Swap Rack with Lock

Amazon US

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Newegg

Thunderbolt to Ethernet Adapter

Amazon US

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Newegg

Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter

Amazon US

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Newegg

GoFlex FreeAgent Thunderbolt to SATA Adapter

Amazon US

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Newegg

ThunderboltEX II

Amazon US

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Newegg

Thunderbolt Cable (2.0m)

Amazon US

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Newegg

Thunderbolt Cable (0.5m)

Amazon US

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Newegg

USB 3.1 TYPE-A CARD

Amazon US

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Newegg

USB 3.1 TYPE-C CARD

Amazon US

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Newegg

USB 3.1 A+C PCI-E CARD

Amazon US

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Newegg

High-Speed Ultra-thin USB 3.1 Type-C Male to USB 3.0 Type-A Female Adapter

Amazon US

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Newegg

TV

Amazon US

(CA  UK  DE  ES  FR  IT )

Newegg

Time Capsule 802.11ac WiFi Router w/ 2TB HDD

Amazon US

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