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Building a CustoMac: Buyer's Guide 2012

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Jul 26, 2012
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Motherboard
Mountain Lion 10.8
CPU
Intel i5 3570
Graphics
HD4000
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Android
Thanks! I've been looking daily for this.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2011
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5
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-H87M-D3H
CPU
Intel Core i7-4790
Graphics
MSI Gaming N770 TF 2GD5/OC
Mac
MacBook Air, MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
This is great! Thanks for getting this out. Question: what should those of us who are looking for an mini-itx solution? Are you planning on adding those motherboards to this list, or should we assume the itx version of some of these boards will work? Thanks again!
 
Joined
Jun 19, 2012
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Motherboard
GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3
CPU
i5-3570k
Graphics
HD4000
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Android
Great parts selection! I think though that it would be important to list the different Intel graphics on the different processors. I got the i5-3570K not because of it being unlocked, but because it has the HD4000 graphics. Just my .02
 
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Mar 17, 2011
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Motherboard
GA-Z77X-D3H rev1.1
CPU
i5 2500K SandyBridge
Graphics
2x XFX HD 6870 DualFan
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Simple reason, the HD 6000-series is end of life and the HD 7000-series doesn't work, at least not yet, possibly never...
Yeah,that's too bad though...
 
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Jan 13, 2010
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
CPU
i7-3770K @4.2-4.4GHz
Graphics
GTX 660 Ti
Mobile Phone
Android
This is great! Thanks for getting this out. Question: what should those of us who are looking for an mini-itx solution? Are you planning on adding those motherboards to this list, or should we assume the itx version of some of these boards will work? Thanks again!
There will be a separate buyers guide for this at a later point in time.
 
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
CPU
i7-3770K @4.2-4.4GHz
Graphics
GTX 660 Ti
Mobile Phone
Android
Great parts selection! I think though that it would be important to list the different Intel graphics on the different processors. I got the i5-3570K not because of it being unlocked, but because it has the HD4000 graphics. Just my .02
Hence why we're currently only recommending the CPUs with HD4000 graphics for LGA-1155 boards
 
Joined
Nov 6, 2011
Messages
335
Motherboard
Mountain Lion
CPU
Core i7 3770K
Graphics
HD 4000
Mac
MacBook, MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
If I have a Core i5 2500K (Sandy Bridge) that I would like to get a little more life out of and upgrade to a Z77 board, can I still go DSDT free? Or is that only when they're coupled with Ivy bridge processors?
 
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
CPU
i7-3770K @4.2-4.4GHz
Graphics
GTX 660 Ti
Mobile Phone
Android
If I have a Core i5 2500K (Sandy Bridge) that I would like to get a little more life out of and upgrade to a Z77 board, can I still go DSDT free? Or is that only when they're coupled with Ivy bridge processors?
DSDT free, not SSDT free. Also note that the HD3000 graphics seems to be glitchy in combination with a Z77 board and OS X.
 
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