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Micro ATX Motherboard Hackintosh Advice

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Hey Guys!

I'm building a hackintosh and I'm looking for advice to purchase a micro ATX motherboard.

Currently, the only component I have for this build is a Titan X graphics card.

What I am looking for to have also in this build (or rather, things that the motherboard would support):

(1) Intel Xeon processors
(2) Thunderbolt connectivity (I am OK with getting a Thunderbolt add-in card connector or something like that)
(3) AC Wireless (I would prefer to have it built in if possible, but I understand if thats not possible so I could get an adaptor for this as well)

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

trs96

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Look at the Asus mATX motherboards listed here: http://www.tonymacx86.com/building-customac-buyers-guide-november-2015.html#Motherboards

Then check the ones you'd like to use for compatibility with all the things you want. TB add in cards
will work with many but not all of the Asus motherboards. I think that the Gryphon is the only one.

Here's one that is still available at Amazon.com.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K2R6BT0

The Xeon you choose will have to be in the E3 Family. Check the cpu support list on the mobo manufacturers website.
 
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
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2.3 GHz Intel Quad Core i7
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
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MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS

Thank you trs96 for for the quick response!

This is a great pick! I am now trying to actively find a good price for this motherboard. :thumbup:

The next question I had is what should I do for a wifi/bluetooth card for this motherboard? Any suggestions for one? Also, if I add the thunderbolt add-in card, will I be able to add a wifi/bluetooth card along with it?

Thanks again in advance!!
 
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