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cru302's video rig: Core i7-4770K - GA-Z87X-UD5H - 16 GB - GTX 660 Ti

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GA-Z87X-UD5H
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i7-4770k
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GTX-660 Ti
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  1. MacBook Pro
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cru302's video rig: Core i7-4770K - GA-Z87X-UD5H - 16 GB - GTX 660 Ti​

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Apple OS X Mavericks @ Mac Apps Store
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567?mt=12

Core i7-4770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116901

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128593

G.Skill Ripjaws 16 GB DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231489

Samsung 840 Pro SSD 128 GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

EVGA 02G-P4-3660-RX GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130854


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LG M-Disc Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136259

Seagate Constellation Class 1TB HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148784

Zalman 92-mm cooler (this thing is awesome)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223


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I built this rig to run Final Cut Pro X. I just got the basic system working and thought I'd take a break and post the results. I'll update later once I test out FCPX.

This all works perfectly, but note. The Gigabyte board onboard graphics DOES NOT like using a DVI to VGA adapter. This caused me all kinds of problems mid-install, and you can't even get to the BIOS, although strangely you can install Linux Mint in this state. If you build with this rig, do yourself a favor, and go DVI all the way to a DVI monitor.
 
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GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-D3H
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Core i7-4771 Haswell
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Intel HD 4600
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So what's your opinion after testing Final Cut Pro?

I noticed that the 660 is not listed as a compatible graphics card on the Final Cut Pro system requirements section, only the 680 is listed as an aftermarket compatible card.
 
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Motherboard
GA-Z87X-UD5H
CPU
i7-4770k
Graphics
GTX-660 Ti
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Power Mac
  2. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
The rig works great with FCPX and Compressor. It's a dream compared to my 2008 vintage Macbook Pro. Note, I'm using the 660-Ti, no the 660. They're different. The Ti is basically a cut-down 670. Different silicon than the 660.
 
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ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
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EVGA GTX 980 Ti Hybrid
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  2. iOS
Hi cru302, I'm planning to buy GTX 660 Ti for my old hackintosh that has 9600 GT. May I know if GTX 660 Ti is completely compatible to 10.9.1? Meaning all Cuda cores, Power Management, etc. are working properly?

Thanks in advance!
 
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