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i7-2600K system consideraton

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I have the following system and was thinking of setting up a hackintosh with it as windows 8 is just horrible to me.

Mobo: Z77A-G45 MSI (military class III)
RAM: 16GB of 1600Mhz
HDD(s):
- 1x 60GB SSD (on SATA2 for OS)
- 2x 2TB 7200 SATA3 (Mobo supports raid but I was going to do seperate drives)
Video: ATI 6870 HD with 1GB Video Ram
Network:
- Realtek 10/100/1000 (Onboard)
- Wirless N add on Card (If onboard lan works I'll probably remove this)
Sound: Realtek Onboard

Is there anything I should do to get this install going? What else should I look at before starting?
 

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I have the following system and was thinking of setting up a hackintosh with it as windows 8 is just horrible to me.

Mobo: Z77A-G45 MSI (military class III)
RAM: 16GB of 1600Mhz
HDD(s):
- 1x 60GB SSD (on SATA2 for OS)
- 2x 2TB 7200 SATA3 (Mobo supports raid but I was going to do seperate drives)
Video: ATI 6870 HD with 1GB Video Ram
Network:
- Realtek 10/100/1000 (Onboard)
- Wirless N add on Card (If onboard lan works I'll probably remove this)
Sound: Realtek Onboard

Is there anything I should do to get this install going? What else should I look at before starting?

You should do some reading on the forums, especially looking at writeups of builds others have done using your motherboard. Here are a couple to get you started:

http://www.tonymacx86.com/user-builds/80052-darfweders-build-msi-z77a-g45-i5-3570k-16gb-hd4000.html
http://www.tonymacx86.com/user-buil...-build-msi-z77a-g45-core-i5-3570k-hd4000.html
http://www.tonymacx86.com/desktop-c...77a-g45-confirmed-mountain-lion-10-8-3-a.html

You should also read this thread about enabling power management on MSI, ASRock, and Foxconn boards:

http://www.tonymacx86.com/dsdt/47397-msi-asrock-foxconn-1155-patched-bios-thread.html
 
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