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    Apple Releases iMacs with Skylake CPUs, Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2

    Perhaps it has something to do with the lower-end motherboard option that uses DDR3. Recall that when looking at Z77, Z87, Z97 and X99 motherboards cheaper boards typically didn't have a "TB_Header" thus removing them from contention for Thunderbolt support. ThunderBolt 3 was presumably...
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    Haswell-E + X99 Motherboard Temporary Guide - OS X 10.10

    If it is as simple as following Tony's Upgrade Guide for El Capitan then I really have to try this and soon. I thought it would require the same patching as before. I'm looking forward to trying this out now (after making sure I have proper backups in place). I have no solutions to fix...
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    Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 LGA 1151 Motherboard Pictures

    Yeah, I really like the GA-Z170X-UD5 TH motherboard. I could see getting one when it becomes available.
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    Is My X99 Build Hackintosh Compatible?

    The short answer is "yes and no". The long answer is a bit complex. Did you read this thread: http://www.tonymacx86.com/yosemite-desktop-guides/143849-haswell-e-x99-motherboard-temporary-guide-os-x-10-10-a.html
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    New Build would love your opinion on it :)

    Actually, as you stated it, that's not entirely accurate. The Intel Sandy Bridge-E line (Core i7 3820, 3930K and 3960X) which was released in late 2011 was among the first retail processors I can recall Intel omitting a HSF assembly. That was followed by Ivy-Bridge-E (Core i7 4820K, 4930K...
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    Windows 10 is Now Available

    So far I have completed four upgrade installs and will likely do another two or three installs soon. I went with the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool loaded on a USB stick. So far I’ve upgraded an Asus Eee EP121 Core i5 based Windows Tablet PC, HP Pavilion DV-7 laptop, HP Pavilion G7-1080nr...
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    Haswell-E + X99 Motherboard Temporary Guide - OS X 10.10

    Has anyone installed 10.10.4 yet,.....?
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    USB 3.1 Type-C PCIe Expansion Cards Coming Soon

    Actually there are a number of USB 3.1 cards available now: ASUS Model USB 3.1 TYPE-A CARD USB 3.1 Dual Type-A PCIe Card $49.99 Asus USB 3.1 TYPE-C CARD Model USB 3.1 TYPE-C CARD $44.99 Then there are some generic models as well: SEDNA - PCIE USB 3.1 2 Port Type A Adapter (10 Gbps)...
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    USB 3.1 Type-C PCIe Expansion Cards Coming Soon

    What version of OS X are you using? For what its worth I just came across what looks like a generic version on Amazon "SEDNA - PCIE USB 3.1 2 Port Type A Adapter (10 Gbps) with Low Profile Bracket" but its $58.90. Not worth it to me at that price.
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    NVIDIA launched "Maxwell" based GTX 960 graphics card in January 2015

    Thanks for the info. In my case I would want to be able to run one, two or possibly three 4K monitors off of the GTX960 so I would need to use the DisplayPort outputs to achieve 3840x2160 at 60Hz. The HDMI port could be useful too since its HDMI 2.0 capable but its unclear to me if OS X...
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    Haswell-E + X99 Motherboard Temporary Guide - OS X 10.10

    Thank you, I will give it a shot.
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    Haswell-E + X99 Motherboard Temporary Guide - OS X 10.10

    I'd have to ask a stupid question. I created two Unibeast install USB sticks. One was a standard OS X Yosemite 10.10 install stick and one was the patched version for X99 hardware. Unfortunitly I labeled them both 10.10 and now cannot tell the difference between the two. Ridiculously stupid...
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    Haswell-E + X99 Motherboard Temporary Guide - OS X 10.10

    Good to know, thanks for the heads-up. I think I'll leave it for now. I may not make any significant changes until either another update is released or I change the hardware. I have an old HD 6870 installed now and I could update that to a GTX 760 or a GTX 670. I'm in no rush to make such...
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    NVIDIA launched "Maxwell" based GTX 960 graphics card in January 2015

    I didn't realize that the GTX 960 4GB cards were now available until recently. Anyway, I was thinking of buying another GTX 960 card beside the MSI version I have in a dedicated Windows 7 Media Center System. Would there be any advantage to buying a 4GB version or would there be any...
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    USB 3.1 Type-C PCIe Expansion Cards Coming Soon

    I really have no idea at this point. My first guess was probably very much like the average computer users in that I just thought it would be no different then a USB 3.0 add-in card. That is to say that I thought it would be universally comparable or quasi so. I still get the feeling...
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