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September 15, 2012 7:16:45 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: The sooner the better!

Budget Range: $850 U.S.D. After Tax and also After Newegg price checking from Fry's.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming rig, CS6, Sony Vegas.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: New build.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Fry's.

Location: Roseville, California. U.S.A.

Parts Preferences: I prefer AMD but realize that Intel is better at most tasks. So, whatever best fits my needs.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1360x768

Additional Comments: I want this build to be able to support Mac OSX Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard. I know that sounds like a bit to ask, but I've looked around and asked questions on other sites and they tell me just to go buy a Mac, however I really don't want a Mac, I just want to be able to run the OS. I've read that Gigabyte motherboards are good at it and that Intel CPU's are a must. Realistically speaking this OS is only going to take up about 150GB of space.

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September 15, 2012 7:20:00 AM

How close are you to Orange County?
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September 15, 2012 8:25:09 AM


here you go

a bit over budget if you live near orange county you could do better

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($195.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $877.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-15 04:24 EDT-0400)
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September 15, 2012 9:09:30 AM

I'm over 400 miles from OC and thank you bigcyco1, will this really run Mac OSX? I mean, it is a amazing build, I don't see why it shouldn't.
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September 15, 2012 9:12:02 AM

Your welcome and i don't see why it wouldn't either lol enjoy!
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September 15, 2012 9:12:40 AM

Best answer selected by veladem.
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September 15, 2012 9:13:52 AM

I would also suggest a build like the above, however you may want to consider a GTX 660 instead of the HD 7850 seeing that Sony Vegas takes advantage of CUDA cores. However this will cost you about $30 more and it does not worth it to go cheaper in other components (other than maybe the case, but make sure that is still a quality one like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

See also here a bit different build at the same money. It actually trades an non-overclockable CPU for a better GPU, the $817 one :

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?p=33928643#p...
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