Contribute
Register

Thunderbolt + USB 3.0 motherboards?

Joined
Jul 21, 2012
Messages
10
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
CPU
i7-3770K
Graphics
GTX 570
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Now thats a good custom build if i had the time and skill to make one it would be purrrfect, as to the MB after taking some advice about ALC898 Green audio port problems of the GA Z77X-UD5 from toleda

"Regarding the Z77X-UD5H, all audio (including optical out) works in OS X except the green ports, motherboard and front panel. All audio, including the green port, works on the Z77X-UD5 TH. I recommend the Z77X-UD5 TH simply because it has everything."

I decided that this would be the MB to have.

Currently opting for:

Intel Core i7-3770K
GA-Z77X-UP5-TH
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 16GB 1600MHz CL8 DDR3 (4x4Gb)
Crucial CT256M4SSD2 256GB M4 SSD (OSX ML)
Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB M4 SSD (Win 7)
EVGA GFX 570
TP Link TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter (As recomended by thelostswede)
StarTech.com 3 Port 2b 1a 1394 PCI Express FireWire Card Adapter PEX1394B3 (As recomended by thelostswede)
Logitech MX Performance Mouse
Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard for Mac - Black

Hopefully this will be a painless first hack build. I have lurked for a while but now taking the plunge.

Now MultiBeast 5.0.0 is out!!!!! even better :D

Narc
 
Joined
Sep 28, 2011
Messages
112
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH
CPU
i7-3770K
Graphics
HD 6870
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
You might consider 2*8gb of ram for stability if you do over clock this cpu reducing ram modules can be a key factor also if you need to do a ram upgrade then you will still have two slots free....
 
Joined
Jul 21, 2012
Messages
10
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
CPU
i7-3770K
Graphics
GTX 570
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Cheers for that,

It was a concern but already had 8Gb of ram so just got another 8Gb of the same ram at a good deal. Not that big into overclocking but if I did it would only be a modest jump .. 4Ghz - 4.2Ghz, not looking to break any records :D

I have a Corsair H50 cooler so no problem with any heat.

Hope it will be trouble free when I put it together but will take it a step at the time and there’s a great source of info here so should be good. Just have to wait till Sept to get started as away atm.

Cheers again.

Narc
 
Joined
Sep 28, 2011
Messages
112
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH
CPU
i7-3770K
Graphics
HD 6870
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
That reminded me I need a new cpu block......or mount...! Not sure on the eta from amazon......
 
Top