Switching Motherboard to OS X compatible one.

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  1. alexgrist

    alexgrist

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    Sep 23, 2011 at 8:10 PM #1
    alexgrist

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    I currently have a really nice PC build but my motherboard is horrible and incompatible with OS X, my current build spec are:

    CPU: Intel Core i7 860
    RAM: 10.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3
    Motherboard: MSI IONA
    Graphics: ATI Sapphire HD 5770
    Hard Drives: 1x 2TB Seagate ST32000542AS, 3x 1.5TB Western Digital WDC WD15EADS-65P8B0
    Optical Drives: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-216D, HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW CH10L

    I'm wanting to switch the motherboard to a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R.
    With the change of motherboard, would this build possibly be compatible with OS X?
     
  2. ijhu

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    Sep 24, 2011 at 1:24 AM #2
    ijhu

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  3. alexgrist

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    Sep 24, 2011 at 1:27 AM #3
    alexgrist

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    Thanks, I noticed this earlier and decided to look at the Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 instead.
     
  4. ijhu

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    Sep 24, 2011 at 1:31 AM #4
    ijhu

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    or this one GA-P55M-UD2 from TONY's build. You will benefit from extra DSDT edit which Tony had done nicely for this board. it also has firewire.
     
  5. alexgrist

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    Sep 24, 2011 at 1:35 AM #5
    alexgrist

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    Sadly Amazon (UK) don't sell that and other places say it's discontinued..
     
  6. samisnake

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    Sep 24, 2011 at 1:37 AM #6
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    look at the dsdt database, find any p55 board and try and get it used on ebay.

    or sell your current board and cpu, and go for a sandy bridge bundle.

    no point paying for a new 1156 board nowadays when sandy bridge is the same price.
    would be crazy.
     
  7. alexgrist

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    Sep 24, 2011 at 1:40 AM #7
    alexgrist

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    Might just go buy a Mac Pro otherwise, less hassle. I'll go look through the DSDT database and see what I can find. Other than the motherboard, would it work?
     
  8. Jamesbond007

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    Sep 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM #8
    Jamesbond007

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    X58 is Socket 1366, not 1336 (typo?).
     
  9. ijhu

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    Sep 24, 2011 at 2:17 PM #9
    ijhu

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    Yes TYPO....and corrected
     

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