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    $145 = Intel Core i3-3225
    $120 = Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI (HD 4000 Graphics)
    $30 = 4 GB Corsair XMS 1600 Mhz (2x2)
    $90 = BitFenix Prodigy Case
    $100 = Seagate Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 1TB HDD
    $45 = TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (TL-WDN4800)
    $45 = Corsair CX430 Power Supply

    $575 = Total

    If you switch out the case for this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154091&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4902415&SID=

    You will bring down the total to: $485
    If you get rid of Wifi and then swap the 1TB drive for this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152244

    You will bring your total down to $400.

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    I would give him a Cooler Master Elite 120 instead of the APEX.

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    In my recent PC build for my parents I was able to find a 1 tb hdd for about $75, but I don't need that much storage. I might go with a 50 gb and then have an external drive. Also is there another way to get wifi besides using the one pcie slot on the mini itx mobo? I know if I go to micro atx or atx I'll be able to have more slots but I reallly like the prodigy case.

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    Sorry guys, I keep having problems posting. I really like the Bitfenix Prodigy so I will go with that for the case. I like the price of the cpu and motherboard. For $10 more I might just go with a 8gb of ram that was on the customac mini guide. I also don't think I'll need the 1 tb

    Thanks for the help

    Also for wifi do you know of any mini pci cards that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperMac5 View Post
    I also don't think I'll need the 1 tb
    So do you have a drive already lying around, or you need a smaller one in capacity?

    Quote Originally Posted by HyperMac5 View Post
    Also for wifi do you know of any mini pci cards that work?
    Quote Originally Posted by MechSoup
    $45 = TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (TL-WDN4800)
    I'm afraid that there is no way to keep with the Z77 chipset, have Wifi, and the Bitfenix Prodigy for $400. Take the list below and mix and match things so you come to a point where the tire meets the road.


    $145 = Intel Core i3-3225
    $120 = Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI (HD 4000 Graphics)
    $40 = 8 GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 Mhz (2x4)
    $90 = BitFenix Prodigy Case
    $60 = Samsung SpinPoint F4 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 320GB HDD
    $45 = TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (TL-WDN4800)
    $45 = Corsair CX430 Power Supply

    $545 = Total

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechSoup View Post
    So do you have a drive already lying around, or you need a smaller one in capacity?




    I'm afraid that there is no way to keep with the Z77 chipset, have Wifi, and the Bitfenix Prodigy for $400. Take the list below and mix and match things so you come to a point where the tire meets the road.


    $145 = Intel Core i3-3225
    $120 = Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI (HD 4000 Graphics)
    $40 = 8 GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 Mhz (2x4)
    $90 = BitFenix Prodigy Case
    $60 = Samsung SpinPoint F4 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 320GB HDD
    $45 = TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (TL-WDN4800)
    $45 = Corsair CX430 Power Supply

    $545 = Total
    Thanks MechSoup,
    I do actually have 4 80gb or 40gb hdd's, I have to check the size. They are in a bunch of old dells I don't use and have been waiting for something I can use the parts on. Then maybe I can get a small cheap ssd to dual boot osx and windows. Or also I found a 1tb hdd at Microcenter so they probably have cheaper small capacity hdds. Only problem with the dell hdd's is that they are IDE and I hope an adapter exists. Also I think in the research I've been doing I saw a mini itx mobo that is $80. Then maybe I can buy a macbook airport card on ebay?
    Thanks

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    I've looked at parts for maybe the past hour and I've come up with a list of parts:

    CASE $80
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=711...cture=BitFenix
    CPU $140
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0093H8H8I/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
    MOTHERBOARD (2) $80 or $125
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005SCYHV8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009JDTWVC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20 (what's the difference between h61 and h77?)
    RAM $40
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00569K7LM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
    STORAGE DRIVES (2?) $40 after rebate and FREE
    http://microcenter.com/product/39837...te_Drive_(SSD) and either a cheap hard drive I find or one of the ones I salvage
    POWER SUPPLY
    http://microcenter.com/product/31575..._-_Recertified
    WIRELESS CARD
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MACBOOK-AIRP...item337d39f159
    OPTICAL DRIVE
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057FRTPW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20

    That's it I think. If anyone can look this over it would be a great help!
    Thanks to everyone,
    HyperMac5

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    The difference between the h61 an the h77 is simply the chipset, if you want more specs, you can google the difference. But what it means for hackintoshers is the difference between having and not having a DSDT. The z77/h77 chipset does not require a DSDT (conversely the h61 chipset does, found in the link below) and therefore makes installation easier, plus things just work better when its recognized natively.

    If you are going with on older chipset it might be worth it to get the i3-2105 processor:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115090

    The reason I say this is because you are using an ivy bridge processor on an older chipset, therefore you will have to enable HD4000 using this guide:
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/150-enabli...herboards.html





    DSDT Database:
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/11-dsdt-database.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechSoup View Post
    The difference between the h61 an the h77 is simply the chipset, if you want more specs, you can google the difference. But what it means for hackintoshers is the difference between having and not having a DSDT. The z77/h77 chipset does not require a DSDT (conversely the h61 chipset does, found in the link below) and therefore makes installation easier, plus things just work better when its recognized natively.

    If you are going with on older chipset it might be worth it to get the i3-2105 processor:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115090

    The reason I say this is because you are using an ivy bridge processor on an older chipset, therefore you will have to enable HD4000 using this guide:
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/150-enabli...herboards.html





    DSDT Database:
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/11-dsdt-database.html
    I'd rather use the newest chipset, therefore I'm sticking to the h77. What do you guys think about the other parts?
    Thanks for the help

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    600W for what? Or are you planning on add a GTX 660 TI/670 or something like that?

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