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    First hackintosh - GA-Z77X-UP5 TH build


    Hi guys,

    Just starting out down the hackintosh path, couldn't justify the cost of MacPro, and the iMacs have no spare internal bays, so hackintosh it is
    I have around 7 HDDs + 1 SSD to put inside the case, currently they are all floating around as externals.

    Currently I'm running a late 2008 MacBook Pro with OWC 100GB SSD and 8GB RAM (10.6.8), but the video card is dying and battery has exploded and since exited the scene

    This is the hardware I have purchased so far:
    XFX Radeon 6970 2GB
    Intel i7 3770K
    G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB RAM (2x8GB)
    Corsair TX650 power supply

    This is what I am intending on purchasing:
    Antec Eleven Hundred case (or any better recommendations?)
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler
    Mountain Lion

    Is there a DSDT available for this board yet? Any gotchas I need to be aware of other than updating the UEFI first?

    Are there any other Aussies here that know where I can get this mainboard locally or from overseas cheaply? Nobody seems to have heard of it here.

    Cheers

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    Board has been ordered via NewEgg and PriceUSA (nobody in Aus sells them yet), just need case and CPU cooler. Settling on Coolermaster CM690 II Advanced USB 3.0, and Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO cooler. Going to computer markets next weekend to hopefully get case if anyone has them, otherwise will buy online.

    Can't wait to get it up and running

    Someone with the same board etc here, should make my life easy as it has all the required Multibeast settings etc.

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    Radeon Hd 69xx or 7xxx don't work with hackintosh.
    Max on AMD site is a 6870, on Nvidia site you can go with GTX 5xx (560,560ti,570,580) or GTX 6xx (670,680).

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    Don't the new iMacs come with a 6970? Or should I be returning this card?

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    #5
    They are kind of HD68xx series cards.

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    Bummer, might see if I can return it.
    What is a card for similar money with similar performance that runs well? NVidia GTX570?

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    If you can wait for 2 more weeks, I think GTX 660 Ti is coming.

    Otherwise, both GTX 560 Ti and GTX 570 are decent cards.
    GA-Z77X-UP5 TH, i7-3770k, GTX 660 Ti, Crucial m4 256GB * 2, Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 4 x 4GB
    Macbook Pro 2011 13'', i7-2620M 2.7GHz, Intel HD 3000, Apple SSD 500GB
    Macbook Pro 2008 15'', C2D 2.2GHz (Penryn), 8600m GT
    P55M-GD45, i7-870, nVidia GTS 250

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    Might be a bit expensive + a fair wait, will probably just swap to the 570 this weekend or try this:

    http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtop...4cc58&start=80

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    First hackintosh - GA-Z77X-UP5 TH build


    Coolermaster Case and CPU cooler have been acquired, just need the motherboard to arrive from NewEgg via PriceUSA, and then awaiting the GTX 660Ti to be released in Aus. Not long now!

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    First hackintosh - GA-Z77X-UP5 TH build


    Just ordered an EVGA 660TI SC edition from Amazon, once it and the motherboard arrive the build begins!

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