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Building a CustoMac: Buyer's Guide December 2013

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

is there any GTX 780 / GTX 780 TI that is NOT GK110B-based ?

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or should I ask, whats the most powerful GPU from nvidia thats fully compatible at the moment? would it be GTX 770 or something else?

Yes the 770 ist the most powerful single GPU thats fully compatible....(at the moment)
the 770 is GK104 based... All above it is GK110 Based
 
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Hello ,I have a question ,do anyone know the answer? On the bestbuy menu "GA-Z87N-WIFI". I visit the gigabyte official web. this kind motherboard now has two part : one is v1.x , another is v.2.0 . Now I want to buy" GA-Z87N-WIFI"what kind of the mother board can successful install by multibest ? Because I see some old kind motherboards have different number on the last v1.0 v2.0 v3.0 .... Often it can install success in v1.0 but lose in v2.0 ,I don't what is right or the two all can do it. Thanks
 

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

Hello ,I have a question ,do anyone know the answer? On the bestbuy menu "GA-Z87N-WIFI". I visit the gigabyte official web. this kind motherboard now has two part : one is v1.x , another is v.2.0 . Now I want to buy" GA-Z87N-WIFI"what kind of the mother board can successful install by multibest ? Because I see some old kind motherboards have different number on the last v1.0 v2.0 v3.0 .... Often it can install success in v1.0 but lose in v2.0 ,I don't what is right or the two all can do it. Thanks

Any retailer like Bestbuy with good turnover will likely have the latest revision of the
board to sell. If you get rev. 2 or 3 it shouldn't make any difference.

Please post any further questions in Buying Advice section of the forum thanks !
 
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Hi every one, a big big thank you to every one, that's just awesome to have such build pre-tested so that anyone can build a CustoMac and to have such great software and tutorials !

One question :

I built a CustoMac with a Gigabyte Z87M-D3H motherboard, an i5-4670k and a
Fractal Design Core 1000, but I can't manage to get the Fractal embedded fan running. I cannot find where to plug every cable from the case on the motherboard, is there a way to find a picture or anything to help me ?

Thanks again !

 
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many of the video cards are getting hard to find even in the buyers guide links show no longer sold. (lower end cards). it would be nice to see an update to the video cards with known good working cards a little easier to source.


thanks...
 

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

Hi every one, a big big thank you to every one, that's just awesome to have such build pre-tested so that anyone can build a CustoMac and to have such great software and tutorials !

One question :

I built a CustoMac with a Gigabyte Z87M-D3H motherboard, an i5-4670k and a
Fractal Design Core 1000, but I can't manage to get the Fractal embedded fan running. I cannot find where to plug every cable from the case on the motherboard, is there a way to find a picture or anything to help me ?

Thanks again !



There is a four pin system fan connection just next to the 8 pin 12 volt CPU power connector on the motherboard. The CPU fan socket is quite close too. I hope the case fan is a PWM type fitting.

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

many of the video cards are getting hard to find even in the buyers guide links show no longer sold. (lower end cards). it would be nice to see an update to the video cards with known good working cards a little easier to source.


thanks...


I don't disagree with what you say. Its quite common to find that as some models are discontinued, the latest new model is still not available. There will be a new buyers guide around the 15th. I am not convinced that suppliers have the new models yet. January could be a long month. Lets hope there are lots of new models becoming available soon. There should be some AMDs soon too.

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Q;Does the HDD for the customac mini necessarily have to be sata 6gbs? its just im low on money and have a spare sata 3gbs drive here. oh and one more thing, i can use any 1600mhz ddr3 ram right?
 
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