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December 14, 2012 9:33:11 AM

will this build work with ml 10.8.2 ??

case : cooler master elite k350
ram : Kingston ValueRAM 4GB :
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-ValueRAM-1333MHz-Non-ECC...

PSU : Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G0WPLK/ref=as_li_s...

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=as_li_s...

processor : Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor G860
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Pentium-Dual-Core-Processor...

GPU : HIS Radeon HD 6670 1GB (128bit) GDDR5
http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Express-Profile-Graphics-H667...

Now here's some confusion :
MOTHERBOARD :
1) MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

2) ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

3) MSI B75A-G43

i dont want to increase my budget even a bit .... ... any suggestions within the price range are most welcome... :) 
thanks in advance






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December 14, 2012 9:37:25 AM

rdude42 said:
will this build work with ml 10.8.2 ??


Explaining what that is may help us answer the question.

Also what is your budget?
December 14, 2012 10:00:49 AM

First think I'll say is that you don't want a CM PSU (their not known for being too good) and in stead I recommend switching to a Corsair CX500 if you want a good budget PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Besides that we need answers to the questions above.

What is your main purpose for this computer? Is it just to run this program we don't know of or is it something else? I only say because that GPU you listed is considered the lowest entry level one.
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December 15, 2012 10:49:53 AM

oops lol .... ml is mountain lion hackintosh ... that's not important as of now .... let's just forget about that ...not my main concern .... my budget is a max $430 ... ill mainly use it for gaming on a 720p monitor .... I could buy a used i3 sandy bridge CPU if that's gonna help .... any suggestions ??
December 15, 2012 1:57:20 PM

For CPU try http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Athlon-640-Processor-ADX640WF...
AMDs are the king of budget build as they are cheaper, and the mobos are also cheaper, plus the one you're choosing is very old and Intel might discontinue support and you wont be able to upgrade it as the mobo is also old
For graphics try this http://www.amazon.com/ENGT440-DC-SL-DI-1GD3/dp/B0055FS1...
TBH i'd recommend any card above the one you've selected, try getting a cheaper hard drive or something else so you can get a better GPU, but if you're not interested in GPU then invest more in CPU. Depending on your use these two are the most important thing.
You PSU is overkill, get something like 400W
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December 16, 2012 2:33:29 AM

^ Hackintosh system, cant get AMD CPU's. Only Intel are supported by the Mac OS'.

I'l admit I am not very knowledgeable in Hackintosh systems, so may not be the best help here.
Might want to look up a Hackintoh guide or something.

~$400 is what I would consider the bare minimum for a computer outright, fit for basic word processing at most. What I would do is drop the GPU, and use the cash to get an i3-3225. That will get you HD4000 integrated graphics (best you can get on Intel). Then save up till you can get a better card later.
December 16, 2012 3:29:07 AM

Intel build only .... AMD is out of the option ..... and will the PSU I suggested work ?
December 16, 2012 2:48:24 PM

ok thanks :)  ... btw how is this mobo. GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H ? does it have USB 3.0 header and pcie 3.0 slot ? any other mobo u guyz reccomend which has USB 3.0 header and pcie 3.0 slots preferably under $80 ?
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December 16, 2012 3:06:33 PM

PCI-e 3.0 won't make a difference, as far as I know Mountain Lion doesn't support 3.0
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December 16, 2012 10:21:28 PM

If you want those features, any Z77 or H77 mobo will do. Given your budget, H77 is probably the best option, though you wont be able to overclock if you get a "K" series chip.
December 17, 2012 7:27:10 AM

ok guys let's just forget about mountain lion for now .... are there any other better mobos out there under 80$ with the features I mentioned ?
btw this forum is awesome ... its so helpful :) 
December 17, 2012 2:22:40 PM

one more thing ... can I fit this motherboard GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H fit in a cooler master elite 120 ? could u pls reccomend any other cubical case ? any alternatives to the cooler master elite 120 ? and pls it should be under $50 or $55 max ! Thnx
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December 18, 2012 8:03:36 AM

On a slow connection, so I wont be able to link to things.

If I remember correctly, the Asrock H77 Pro4 is $80 on Newegg and has all the stuff you want.

For case/mobo compatibility, its just whether the case supports the mobo size. From the looks of the product name, thats an M-ATX motherboard (though you will want to double check that). If M-ATX or larger is a supported size on that case, it will fit fine.

HTPC cases, none come to mind. But I do know that Silverstone and Lian-Li have some, though dont know if its in your budget.
December 18, 2012 10:49:28 AM

^^ thanks :) 
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