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My First Gaming PC for MAC OSX

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May 23, 2012 10:47:32 AM

Well this is my first gaming build for MAC OSC.

Right now you maybe thinking, WTH mac osx gaming? It's easier since i can always duel boot or even use parallels.
As of Now im going to use Ivy Bridge, unfortunately any ivybridge CPU's with the "K" suffix is incompatible with MAC OSX due to the VT - d support currently on the MAC.

CPU - Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor - 165.64
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard - £128.76
RAM - Corsair 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Red Vengeance Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V - £38.09
Graphics card - EVGA GTX 460 Superclocked 1024MB GDDR5 ( 2-way SLI) - £244.56
Hard drive - Seagate 750GB Momentus XT 2.5" Hybrid SSD/HDD - SATA-III 7200RPM 32MB Cache - £125.12
Power Supply - Coolermaster GX 750W PSU - £74.51

Grand Total - £776.68

Thanks for the help.

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May 23, 2012 12:41:52 PM

Actually i was wrong:

Which of these would actually be best?

7770 CF Vs 6870 CF vs 460 CF
May 23, 2012 1:49:04 PM

You could also down grade your PSU to 600w and use those funds for a GTX 670, powers 3 monitors and low power consumption. Just another option.
May 23, 2012 2:34:22 PM

modena1230 said:
You could also down grade your PSU to 600w and use those funds for a GTX 670, powers 3 monitors and low power consumption. Just another option.


Most 670's are £300 + , that's more expensive that SLI or Crossfire
May 23, 2012 2:38:16 PM

use your money on 7870 or 7850
May 23, 2012 7:24:12 PM

Sorry, I didn't see the sli. I would get a 7870 because it will use much less power than 2 460's. It will also perform at a similar level, and any increase in price could be solved by getting the psu I recommended above. Here is a good 7870.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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