Proposed build with - GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 with Intel HD3000 (?)

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  1. mrdeeno

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    Oct 14, 2011 #1
    mrdeeno

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    Got my macbook sold, so have money to start purchasing parts.

    Here's what I have so far:
    Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128495

    CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

    GPU - Built-in HD3000 (with Lion OSX)

    Memory - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095

    hdd - 1TB 7200rpm drive - Either WD Black or Seagate Barricuda.

    Case/PSU - LOGISYS Computer CS206BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer SOHO Case 480W Power Supply (going cheap for now, if all works well I'll migrate to a Fractal Design case) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811148044

    DVD/CD drive - Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner AD 7280S-0B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118067

    My goal is to keep price as low as possible yet allow for performance upgrades in the future, hence the MB and i7.

    Anyone see any issues with using HD3000 with this MB (Most builds I see with this board have discrete GPU's)?
     
  2. shortstrawfate

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    Oct 17, 2011 #2
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    I have that board and the i7, struggling a bit at least with Snow Leopard to get on-board graphics going... Works fine with a card in though (I have an 8400GS at my disposal but it's one with a fan and it's way too loud, so would like to get the IGP going.)

    With built-in graphics I get no signal from dvi and a grey screen from hdmi, nothing from vga... But it's booted fine, 'cause I can eject the cd tray with F12, etc.
     
  3. Mate94

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    Oct 17, 2011 #3
    Mate94

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    HD3000 works only on Lion.
     
  4. shortstrawfate

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    Oct 20, 2011 #4
    shortstrawfate

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    Pretty sure on the updatehelper blog post there were a few people saying they had it working, so I don't think I'm entirely daft for having tried.

    I found a fanless 8400GS in the end though.
     
  5. kaahl

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    Oct 26, 2011 #5
    kaahl

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    unless you plan on overclocking (which seems unwise given hackintoshes are a bit fragile to begin with and it shortens the life of the processor), maybe ditch the i7-2600k for an i5-2400 and use the money to buy a decent graphics card that would work well on snow leopard and lion.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819115070

    minus

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819115074

    equals (roughly)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004F6 ... cx86com-20

    If you want an exact match, i am running a 6670 that works just fine. http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Radeon-H ... 227&sr=1-1
     
  6. Stork

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    Oct 26, 2011 #6
    Stork

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    I'm running a GA-Z68X-UD3H / i7-2600k with HD 3000 graphics. Works well for me, but I'm not into gaming.

    If you get a "k" processor, get the -UDxyz mobo series. The UD's are designed for overclocking. The higher the UDx number, the more rugged the mobo.

    The "k" processors will also OC the graphics. Should be fun.
     
  7. mrdeeno

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    Oct 27, 2011 #7
    mrdeeno

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    Actually, I think I'm going to ditch the gfx and still go i5-2500k with HD3000 under lion and if all works well, migrate to an SSD. I was reading about builds with i7-2600k and don't really see any advantage for my uses.
     

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