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January 5, 2012 2:17:11 AM

"Approximate Purchase Date:03/03/2012

Budget Range:e.g.: 1500-2000)Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming,School,Powerhouse Multidmedia,Multi Functionality

Parts Not Required:window7, Lion OSX, Monitor, Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for,

Country: USA we need to know where these parts are being assembled

Parts Preferences:by brand or type ASUS, ASUS, ASUS

Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution:1920X1200

Additional Comments:I am stuck with the case and the positive pressure that it offers, and I am not buying it for fan power

1 Antec Lanboy air Blue/Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case $159.99 Works of positive air pressure, comes in 3 colors, Modular
1 ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS $229.99 Amazing look!, Seriously ready for OC'ing,
1 C.P.U. - AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX $269.99 8 Cores! 8 CORES!! 8 CORES!!!
2 G.P.U X2 - ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $379.98 What can I say… this is an awesome video card to run in crossfire. 1 Gb tied together 418&Tpk=asus radeon 687http:/
1 P.S.U. - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $149.99 Well… It has a blue sticker!
2 Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $249.98 Still reasearching the best HDD not really an issue here.
1 Memory - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMP16GX3M4X1866C9 $159.99 There Blue!
1 Black Ice GT Stealth 240 X-Flow Radiator - Blue $60.95 Again with the Blue!
1 Cooling System - Koolance RP-1005BK 1kW Series Reservoir & Pumps in 5.25" Bay - Black $237.99 What's up with this blue theme!!! Hahah, It has digi temp readout of the fluid, also more readouts of temps.
1 Koolance CPU-370 Liquid Cooling Extreme CPU Block $87.99 Not anything special with this, just that it is part of there new line. I would like to research this more.
1 Bitspower Galaxy Freezer DIMM4 RAM Liquid Cooling Block - Ice Blue (BP-WBDM4AC-IBL) $62.99 It's Blue - blank
2 Heatkiller GPU-X³ 6870 ATI Radeon 6870 Reference Design Full Coverage Water Block (15007) $199.98 This is more of a want then a need, but I am considering size in the case I am not trying to cool everything.
1 IandH Dead-Water Copper Sulfate Biocidal PC Coolant Additive $4.99
1 Koolance Liquid Coolant Bottle - Fluorescent Blue - 700cc (LIQ-702BU-B) $18.99
1 IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip $6.99

TOTALS $2,280.78

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January 5, 2012 10:19:08 PM

Hello Yashua916;

I see a few items in your list that I haven't previously seen on any Hackintosh builds.
Have you checked for OSX drivers for all hardware?
January 5, 2012 10:30:10 PM

WR2 said:
Hello Yashua916;

I see a few items in your list that I haven't previously seen on any Hackintosh builds.
Have you checked for OSX drivers for all hardware?

I have looked around but It's my first hackintosh attempt and thats why I am here. Do you have somme suggestions of where I can look to check on my hardware?
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January 5, 2012 10:37:43 PM

I'd work with some of the Hackintosh sites to see what others have had success with, or are recommending.
You're going to find the 'hardware pool' is a lot shallower for OSX than for Win7.
January 5, 2012 10:43:43 PM

If I were to guess:
ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX (and it's AMD FX-8150 Zambezi CPU) will be hardest to source OSX drivers.

Only dual HD 6870s in a $2000 system? Looking at the rest of your build I'm thinking you're investing too much or your $$$ into the system cooling and not enough in your system performance parts.