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    Haswell-E + X99 Motherboard Temporary Guide - OS X 10.9.4 / 10.9.5

    Haswell-E + X99 Motherboard Temporary Guide - OS X 10.9.4 I'm going to wait until better tweaks and support is available for X99 because my current X79 system with just a sleeper overclock hits over 21002 in Geekbench. http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/733970
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    Intel's Latest Extreme CPUs Launch - Haswell-E

    From the benchmarks so far, it doesn't seem to be worth the upgrade from a 3930K system. In order for me to upgrade to a new 5930k, it will cost me $1000 just to get maybe 30% faster performance in some areas. All my main parts have to be changed out. CPU, mobo, and memory all have to be...
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    [Success] Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H i7-4770K GTX 650 Build

    I think scratch build will be hard until Apple releases an update that recognizes the chipset and other devices. The reason it works when you transfer a working Haswell build is that the Z97 chipset is backwards compatible. If you don't have access to a previous gen build, why would you...
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    [Success] Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H i7-4770K GTX 650 Build

    I've experienced some of the same frustrations early on and got stuck as well. Unibeast USB worked fine initially, OSX installed on fresh SSD, after reboot it would crash even with -x -v PCIRootUID=0 I got frustrated after 4-5 differen't restarts with various switches commonly used. My...
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    Cheapest Graphics Card in 10.9?

    I got a GT 640 for about $59 after rebate runs Diablo 3 just fine.
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    Thoughts on The Gigabyte BRIX Pro? Or Should Build a Mac Mini Deluxe!

    While the Brix Pro is nice, the upgrade potential is low. I would go with a mini-ITX box over these BRIX because you can easily upgrade and swap parts over time. Brix Pro currently runs too hot and loud when demanding apps are running. With a Mini-ITX box you can install a better video card...
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    [Success] Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H i7-4770K GTX 650 Build

    I'll be honest and tell you that I have not been able to get into Mavericks Setup with Unibeast. The only way I was able to get Mavericks working is that I cloned my working OSX 10.9.3 build from a previous hackintosh and simply boot off with that. If you have a graphics card it maybe a good...
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    [Success] Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H i7-4770K GTX 650 Build

    I do see some of those messages, the sound assertion messages when the AC1150 driver wasn't installed. I will switch to verbose tonight and let you know. The build is super solid so far, I ran a geekbench and it doesn't seem to be faster nor slower than a Z87 board which is good I suppose...
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    [Success] Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H i7-4770K GTX 650 Build

    Yes, this is all working like my prior build since the CPU is the same. The only thing I noticed different is the SATA controller shows as Generic AHCI controller instead of Intel Series 6
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    Steam streaming build

    Imo, I would just build a low powered Steam box running Linux and call it a day. The concept of the Steam box is small form factor and low power while keeping a high end gaming PC to handle the game rendering.
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    [Success] Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H i7-4770K GTX 650 Build

    I would clear out all non-Apple ktexts and then re-run Multibeast with all of the correct drivers selected. Another thing to check is whether your audio device is enabled in BIOS. Clear your BIOS settings and load optimized 1st then go and change settings,
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    [Success] Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H i7-4770K GTX 650 Build

    Sleep seems to be working. I was able to put the system to sleep and wake it up with no issues. Currently using Crucial Sport 1600MHZ. I think the UD3H should be just fine. The reason I got the UD5H because that was the only model available and I don't want to buy the Z97X-Gaming which...
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    [Success] Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H i7-4770K GTX 650 Build

    My previous setup includes: Intel Core i7 4770K Gigabyte Z87X-D3H EVGA GTX 650 16GB DDR3 1600mhz memory Samsung 840 Pro - 512GB When I saw the new Z97X-UD5H motherboard, really fell in love with the gold theme. I basically swapped out the old motherboard and replaced it with this...
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    CustoMac Nano: Prebuilt Micro PC

    Article: CustoMac Nano: Prebuilt Micro PC I don't know how Intel and Gigabyte get away with selling just the CPU and a small mobo and case for over $500+ for an i5/i7 models when a laptop with the same processor is going for $500-600.
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    CustoMac Nano: Prebuilt Micro PC

    Article: CustoMac Nano: Prebuilt Micro PC Do the math, can you build a CustoMac Nano complete with memory, storage, bluetooth, Wifi, and thunderbolt for less than a Mac Mini with the same processor.
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