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Building a CustoMac: Buyer's Guide August 2013

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I really REALLY hope I'm able to snag a GA-Q77M-D2H. -__-

Ordered one last night, and it was canceled today. Just ordered another... I'll be so bummed if I see another cancellation due to out of stock.

I'll need mATX b/c I want to make my build in a Silverstone FT03 case. *fingers crossed*
 
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For the CustoMac Mini Deluxe BitFenix Prodigy build, I would recommend getting a smaller 140mm PSU instead of a 160mm PSU. It's kind of a tight fit for a 160mm PSU in the BitFenix Prodigy; a smaller 140mm PSU will help with that. I like the SilverStone Strider ST50F-P 500W PSU - (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047CQ1B4/) for ~75. It's 140mm and also fully modular.
 
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Article: Building a CustoMac: Buyer's Guide August 2013

Haswell support is taking too long for me. I may return my Haswell CPU and motherboard today. Can someone point me in the direction of the best Ivy Bridge MATX board with HD4000 graphics that will allow me to install 32GB of RAM. Need a MATX that is most compatible. Please advise......
 
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Article: Building a CustoMac: Buyer's Guide August 2013


That board has been used before - I think it may have some audio issues, have a look over some relevant threads and make sure that you are happy before parting with money.
http://www.tonymacx86.com/search.php?googleSearch=GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP


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Article: Building a CustoMac: Buyer's Guide August 2013

That board has been used before - I think it may have some audio issues, have a look over some relevant threads and make sure that you are happy before parting with money.
http://www.tonymacx86.com/search.php?googleSearch=GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP


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Thanks for the help. I decided to keep the Haswell stuff. I used the new thing ManMan posted (Haswell help file) and I had a few issues but i got it up and running. I think i will buy a mini itx ivy bridge board. There is an open box in my local computer shop for 65 bucks... I will build another mini itx ivy bridge and wait for Haswell to be fully supported.. :roll2::roll2::roll2::roll2::roll2::roll2::roll2:
 
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Article: Building a CustoMac: Buyer's Guide August 2013

Thanks for the help. I decided to keep the Haswell stuff. I used the new thing ManMan posted (Haswell help file) and I had a few issues but i got it up and running. I think i will buy a mini itx ivy bridge board. There is an open box in my local computer shop for 65 bucks... I will build another mini itx ivy bridge and wait for Haswell to be fully supported.. :roll2::roll2::roll2::roll2::roll2::roll2::roll2:

No worries, I would suggest giving it until the end of the year then, get all the bugs ironed out, a number of builds detailed on the site and we can see what works well under Mavericks. Good Luck :thumbup:


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