I would check out this MSI board:
A few of us have had pretty good experiences getting the new MSI boards working. This model has realtek lan and 892 audio which will work much better than the board referenced above. The mATX offerings...
8GB Kingston HyperX
Corsair 60GB Force 3 SSD
I had a feeling this board might be a winner. Intel 82579V lan and Realtek 892 audio.
1. Chameleon Wizard -
boot.plist with GUI, Ethernet Built In, GraphicsEnabler=Yes
Got this motherboard in today and did a little testing. Here are the basic system specs:
8gb DDR3 2133
60gb Corsair Force 3 SSD
500gb WD caviar black
Radeon HD 5770
some ratty old POS PSU on it's last leg
I used chameleon wizard to install chameleon bootloader, built...
If you're simply using the integrated graphics you can get away with something in the 400-450 range. This supply gets some excellent reviews and I've used them before without issue:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817371045
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD - $89.99
Sandisk Extreme 120GB SSD - $119.99
I get the feeling not many people read that section of the forum and these deals are only good for today.
Well you've got one glaring problem right off the bat. You've chosen a mini itx case but list the motherboard as micro atx. That board will not fit inside the case and you need a mini itx motherboard. A 450w PSU should be fine for this build. You could get away with an i3 CPU but the step up...
While most of the posts in this section are perfectly reasonable, there seem to be a growing number where people have done zero research, have read nothing from the install guides on the blog site, and just look plain lazy.
Those of us who regularly post replies (gordo, jester, mate, etc.) are...
For anyone dual booting, I found this article the other day and thought some people might find it handy. It's mainly targeted at those using an ssd for the OS and HDD to store data. I tried out the method and it works flawlessly. Enjoy...
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GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard...
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Apple OS X Lion @ Mac Apps Store
MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3) LGA1155 Intel Z68 B3 DDR3 SATA3 and USB 3.0 A&GbE MATX Motherboard...
I got a H55M-UD2H today along with an i3-530 ($170 for both at Microcenter). What a great little CPU - clocks right up to 4.0GHz. I'm using a stock cooler off an i7-860 and I'm sure with a better heatsink and a little more voltage this CPU could run 4.2GHz easily. I did my stability testing in...
Ok so I've got a monitor that only has VGA and HDMI inputs and I can't get the 9800GT to boot into SL 10.6.4 (or .3) with a DVI to HDMI cable. Right before the OS loads I just get a blank screen and the monitor tells me to check the input cable. I have a 9500gt and the display comes up fine...
My full system specs are listed in the signature. I can only get a display signal using the VGA cable for the monitor (w/DVI to VGA adapter). When I hook up the monitor from DVI at the graphics card to the HDMI connector on the monitor it loses the video signal right before the SL desktop...