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July 7, 2014 4:46:40 PM

Hi everyone, I will help my friend buying his new system and I wanna be sure if this one will work without a problem.

Motherboard: ZOTAC H87ITX-A-E
CPU: XEON E3-1226v4
SDD: Kingston 120GB SSDNow V300
HDD1: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
HDD2: 750gb 5200rpm HDD (mac one with OSX maverik 10.9.3)
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHZ
GPU: Zotac GTX 760 AMP! Edition
Case: SilverStone Raven RVZ01
PSU: SilverStone 450W +80 Gold.

Extra: SilverStone Ultra Thin Cable Set

Thnx for your help in advance!

I will accept any recomend but actually only looking for this system to work (:.
PD: My friend will upgrade the video card when he move to usa next year.I told him to buy the next gtx 880,

Best wishes and thnx you (:.

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July 7, 2014 4:50:48 PM

No such CPU.

You need at least a 500W power supply
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July 7, 2014 4:53:40 PM

I would bump the cpu up to the Xeon E3-1230v3 or the Xeon E3-1231v3 since the Xeon 1226 is not hyperthreaded whereas the 1230 and above are hyperthreaded for $10-$20 more. Definately worth the extra. The 1226 is basically an i5 without the iGPU and supports ECC but the 1230+ are basically i7s without the iGPU.
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July 7, 2014 5:06:28 PM

numanator said:
I would bump the cpu up to the Xeon E3-1230v3 or the Xeon E3-1231v3 since the Xeon 1226 is not hyperthreaded whereas the 1230 and above are hyperthreaded for $10-$20 more. Definately worth the extra. The 1226 is basically an i5 without the iGPU and supports ECC but the 1230+ are basically i7s without the iGPU.


Thnx you I didn't know that the 1226 has no hyperthreaded ! Thnx you, About the other things is this motherboard will be capatible of the xeon (:?. And the PSU if enaugh for all :D ?
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July 7, 2014 5:20:53 PM

The H87 Mobo should support the Xeons but couldn't find a support list for that particular mobo. however the H87 mobos may need a bios update before it would work with the Haswell Refresh Xeons (E3-1331v3, E3-1341v4 etc.) About the mobo, I typically only trust Asus, Gigabyte, or Asrock for mobos.

For power supply, I would say get 550w minimum from a good brand. Silverstone is probably fine but I would have to double check depending on the model.
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July 7, 2014 5:32:20 PM

numanator said:
The H87 Mobo should support the Xeons but couldn't find a support list for that particular mobo. however the H87 mobos may need a bios update before it would work with the Haswell Refresh Xeons (E3-1331v3, E3-1341v4 etc.) About the mobo, I typically only trust Asus, Gigabyte, or Asrock for mobos.

For power supply, I would say get 550w minimum from a good brand. Silverstone is probably fine but I would have to double check depending on the model.


What I need to do to update ):?, but going xeon 1230 one. Im quite limeted with mini itx here in Argentina. (this one is the most complete for the price) I can change it. About PSU it is GOLD certified 80plus (: i will add that in the op.
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July 7, 2014 5:35:29 PM

If you go for the E31230v3 then it should be supported out of the box by the mobo, no need for the bios update until after the CPU gets running. If you can find a 550w Silverstone that would probably work well.
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July 7, 2014 5:41:57 PM

numanator said:
If you go for the E31230v3 then it should be supported out of the box by the mobo, no need for the bios update until after the CPU gets running. If you can find a 550w Silverstone that would probably work well.


Thnx you so much numanator (:!. I also was worried about the mac HDD compatible ):? So no problem with that (:?
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July 8, 2014 8:26:42 AM

Hmm, actually not sure if there is any difference between a HDD formated for mac os vs PC. They should be the same hardware but the drive may need to be reformatted to be compatible with windows. Not positive.
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July 8, 2014 8:37:23 AM

numanator said:
Hmm, actually not sure if there is any difference between a HDD formated for mac os vs PC. They should be the same hardware but the drive may need to be reformatted to be compatible with windows. Not positive.


But I dont want to use the Mac HDD in windows, I want it to use as second OS so I can chose which on I want to use and the moment of booting the system. Any problem with the motherboard in that case ):?.

PD: Idk how to change solution, misscliked and is shows the 1st comment as it.
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July 8, 2014 8:48:00 AM

Ahh ok, you wanted to have both OS, that makes sense. However, keep in mind that the Mac OS is picky about the hardware that it will run on properly since apple doesn't like ppl building computers for 1/2 the price. You should google "dual boot hackintosh windows 8" and you should find some useful info on the setup you are looking for.
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July 8, 2014 10:02:13 PM

numanator said:
Ahh ok, you wanted to have both OS, that makes sense. However, keep in mind that the Mac OS is picky about the hardware that it will run on properly since apple doesn't like ppl building computers for 1/2 the price. You should google "dual boot hackintosh windows 8" and you should find some useful info on the setup you are looking for.


Thnx! how can I chose as solution ):?
Edit: Looked on google what you said, but this is for ppl with a HDD without the OS already. In my particular case is a HDD from my 2011 mabook pro that have died 1 week ago.

Thnx anyway and sorry for being this annoying ):
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