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May 21, 2012 2:56:11 PM

Hey, I'm trying to throw together a decent gaming computer for a decent price. I also want it to be Mac OS compatible. This current build is the very top of my budget range, so if I could cut costs somewhere it would be awesome as well. This is what I've got so far. Thanks!!

CPU Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card

Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply

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May 21, 2012 3:24:02 PM

The build looks good and if you intend on doing any overclocking on the cpu you need to get the 2500K model instead of the 2500. Also I'm not sure on the Mac OS compatability, are you trying to run both Windows and Mac ? If your just running Mac OS then the components have to be Mac compatable and they do make special components for a Mac. Like the video card has to be flashed to Mac software.
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May 21, 2012 3:29:05 PM

Yeah, I've just been checking http://wiki.osx86project.org/ to see if the parts will work. I do want to run both Mac OS and Windows though. Is there anything you could suggest to save a few bucks with this build?
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May 21, 2012 3:44:05 PM

I don't know how much you are looking to save but while I like the GTX 570 and would hate to see you change it , you could go with a GTX 560Ti and save a few bucks there and if you are only going to go with one video card and have no intentions of SLI then you can also save some with a different MB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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