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    Clean Install of OS X Lion on Custom PC --- HELP!!!!


    I am in the process of building a custom personal computer and really don't want to use Windows 7 if I can help it. I'm leaning towards doing a clean install of 10.8 Mountain Lion (purchasing from the APP Store and putting it on a DVD). What is involved with doing a clean install of Mountain Lion on a custom PC (how and what do I need)? Again I don't want Windows on the system. My other question is, are my components compatible with Mountain Lion and how do I tweak them for optimal performance? Is there anything I should be aware of before I go ahead with this build, e.g. reliability, stability issues and so on? Thanks.

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    Clean Install of OS X Lion on Custom PC --- HELP!!!!


    Hardware is fine. Follow this guide: http://www.tonymacx86.com/61-unibeas...-based-pc.html
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    Thanks. No Issues with the WIFI/BT on the MB, VC with YouTube or the HD as a boot drive? As well, how should I partition a 2TB drive for a MAC?

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    WIFI on board won't work.
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    How about Bluetooth? Any way to get the WIFI to work? How about Sleep in OS? Lastly, are the issues regarding GeForce GTX 650 fixed or should I be considering a different VC? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    How about Bluetooth? Any way to get the WIFI to work? How about Sleep in OS? Lastly, are the issues regarding GeForce GTX 650 fixed or should I be considering a different VC? Thanks.
    If you want sleep to work you need to flash the BIOS - see http://www.tonymacx86.com/dsdt/43486...epository.html

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    If I change the MB to a Gigabyte GA-Z77X UD5 WB (the board seems to be the same as the UP5 minus the Thunderbolt), would that work better than the ASUS MB with Mountain Lion? Will there still be issues with the sleep function and it comes with an add on card for Bluetooth and WIFI, will those now work or will it have the same issues as the ASUS P8Z77-V with the built in Bluetooth and WIFI where it won't work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    If I change the MB to a Gigabyte GA-Z77X UD5 WB (the board seems to be the same as the UP5 minus the Thunderbolt), would that work better than the ASUS MB with Mountain Lion? Will there still be issues with the sleep function and it comes with an add on card for Bluetooth and WIFI, will those now work or will it have the same issues as the ASUS P8Z77-V with the built in Bluetooth and WIFI where it won't work?
    Just get the UD5 without the wifi. The card is useless since there are no OS X drivers for it.
    Use a bluetooth dongle and a PCIe wifi card recommended in several posts - search is your friend.

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