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JJR's Audio Workstation: GA Z77X-UP5 Thunderbolt | i7-3770K

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JJR

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Motherboard
GA-Z77X-Up5 TH
CPU
i7-3770k
Graphics
HD4000
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
JJR's Build: GA Z77X-UP5 Thunderbolt | i7-3770K

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Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115229
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SZ0EOW/


Gigabyte Intel Z77 Dual Thunderbolt ATX Motherboard (GA-Z77X-UP5-TH)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008LTB3QW/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128559

Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
http://www.corsair.com/en/memory/in...hannel-ddr3-memory-kit-cmz16gx3m4x1600c9.html
http:/www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006EWUO22/

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233246

Corsair Force 3 120 GB SATA 3 SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive
http://www.corsair.com/cpu-cooling-...100-extreme-performance-liquid-cpu-cooler.htm

Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFOE2/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181015

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005E983JW/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139009


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I needed a new work station for my audio production studio and decided to build a hackintosh - my first one! Check out my blog post here for more info

I followed the CustoMac Mac Pro build for 2012 hardware very closely to ensure I would have as stable of a system as was possible. Everything is working just fine at the moment running OSX 10.8.1

I used a very simple Multi Beast Install as suggested by Tonymacx86 here. TRIM was not automatically enabled even after selecting it in MB. The only way I could enable it was through terminal. I followed this advice and it worked immediately.

I primarily run Logic 9 as my DAW and it is functioning very nicely! I'm really looking forward to using this rig for production. Currently I am working on music and sound effects for an iOS game that should be released in a few months and I am enjoying my new set-up. I will also post photos of my studio in the next few weeks and keep the community apprised of what software/hardware I am using.

Audio Production Hardware:


Thanks to Tonymacx86.com and the community for helping me!

Feel free to check out my website www.freqwavestudios.com my new blog and Twitter feed
 
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Motherboard
GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
CPU
i7-3770K
Graphics
HD 4000
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
*3770K IVY Bridge / GA Z77X-UP5 Thunderbolt Audio Workstation

Nice build! I myself am looking at building a hack just like this with the same mobo. I plan on following the same custo mac guide that you used. I'm going to have 2 ssds (1 for mountain lion, 1 for windows 7). Hopefully I can order parts within the next couple of days and build it this weekend. Is there anything I should look out for? You should see what geekbench score it gets too!
 
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