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Urgent help needed for buying a graphics card

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Motherboard
windows 7 64 bit
CPU
Intel i5 2500K & Intel i7 compatible mother board
Graphics
Intel (R) HD Graphics
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Hi, I would like to build a Hakintosh with a retail Lion OSX DVD with the following hardware (CPU).

Processor : Intel i5 2500 k, 3.7 GHz
Mother Board : Intel DH61WW + Intel (R) HD Graphics
Hard Disk : 1TB Toshiba
DVD Drive : LG
Sound Card : M Audio Delta
(PCI)

Now, I need to buy a Graphics Card(since Mac requires Graphics Cards), but the problem is that I don't know which brand & which model will meet the requirements of LION OSX alongside with my CPU. Please note that I want to set up dual display as it would be my studio workstation. I have other musical hardware to purchase so I can't afford too much on graphics card. So please suggest me some graphics cards more or less within 50$.

Kindly reply me ASAP
Thanks in advance

 
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Motherboard
MSI Z77A-G45 GAMING
CPU
i5-3570k
Graphics
GTX 970
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Well, technically Macs don't require a discrete graphics card. My system works great with dual monitors using only Intel HD 4000 (i5 3570k.)
However, iGPU on hackintoshes works only for digital outputs (DVI, HDMI, DP) and since your motherboard has only VGA connector, you will need a discrete card (or another motherboard.)

Since you plan on working with audio, I'd recommend one of the passive cooled nVidia cards, something like these: http://goo.gl/Lmm8b7, http://goo.gl/o30Npz, http://goo.gl/tFBgRh.

Most 6xx cards (if not all) will work native out-the-box using only GraphicsEnabler=No.

Hope this helps.
 
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