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I just wanted to give everyone a heads up:

I was able to get my hands on a new motherboard from QUO Computers and test if out over the past few weeks. With this mother board you can boot up the installesd and complete an install with very little hassle. All of the hardware components are supported out of the box without additional drivers or dsdt edits (ethernet, thunderbolt, ivy bridge cpu/gpu).

I'll post a few picture tomorrow and update this with more info.

 

 

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Hi guys you add on FB for more information to follow soon. http://facebook.com/quocomputer

New website is up at http://quocomputer.com

We would greatly appreciate twitter to @myquo #newmotherboard

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I am one of the motherboard developers(ACPI and UEFI customizations).so few inputs from me:
- This board will require minimal (to none on future) user input for OS (X) boot, AOS stands for ALL OS, so is not just a board for hackint0sh, we are developing it for Windows and Linux too.
- It will feature built in UEFI Open Boot Loader and as a future plan built in Chameleon for legacy boot, more info and details later.
- Built in components: Intel 82574L LAN, Intel USB 3.0, TI FW800 2x ports on board and x1 FW400 on back, HD4000 Graphics(require CPU support), ALC892 Audio Codec, and 2x Cactus Ridge Thunderbolt ports all this in Micro ATX form factor.
- All built in components works OOTB with our custom firmware(exception is audio).

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+1 :) this is awesome!

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I remember checking out their site a few months back - I HATE IT (the site I mean). I think this motherboard is pretty cool, especially if its reasonably priced! But I cant see any updates on the site since 2009, other than the pre-built systems, and that horrid huge graphic that you have to click on the mini graphic just to see the rest of the page... ugh!! Please - THe KING - ask the developers to make the home page cleaner!

I eagerly await updates on price and availability!

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Seems like Mr. D wants them not only to develop great mother boards but develop a great website as well.

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Seems like Mr. D wants them not only to develop great mother boards but develop a great website as well.


We will take down the site tomorrow.

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... and can a brotha get a hot tub?!?!

worth a shot

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It seems to be a special order from the Gbyte.
Not sell only the motherboard but the whole pc understood correctly ?
...and the prices is Hot.. no way..

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It seems to be a special order from the Gbyte.
Not sell only the motherboard but the whole pc understood correctly ?
...and the prices is Hot.. no way..

I don't know from where you got those informations but they are wrong.
The board wil be sold separate or as whole PC, customer option, as far I know.
And the price will not be 'hot' at all, I'd say to wait for official answers instead speculations...

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me tooo.... !

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@THE KING Just keep me up to date as I'm not a firm believer of speculations either. :)

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Here are a couple more pictures.

I've included a picture of the sata ports (4 are sata 2, 2 are sata3) and the codec (ALC892), again all of which work out of the box. For my setup I've only added the cpu and (lots of) ram.

I have tested the thunderbolt ports and I was able to boot up with the apple ethernet adapter working (although the internal connector works fine too).

My understanding is that the board will be sold standalone (but don't take my word on it) and will be comparable in price to current thunderbolt mobos. On neweggs website, the closet that I could find to this board in terms of number of ports is ~$240 (the GA-Z77X-UP5 TH). The facebook page that iztech listed does have a preliminary price listed there. This board does have firewire that the other one doesn't as well.

As far as the install procedure goes, seeing as I do some development work for chameleon, I decided to install with the legacy chameleon method. Using the latest chameleon, you can bootup the installesd + chameleon + fakesmc and do the complete install w/o anything else. If anyone wants a guide on how to do an install w/ this board and the installesd (and/or maybe a video), I'd be happy to make one.

As XyZ / THe KiNG mentioned, the board can boot os x with out chameleon as well (although I haven't tried it yet myself). There are a few custom efi modules in the firmware that let it load up boot.efi.

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I don't know from where you got those informations but they are wrong.
The board wil be sold separate or as whole PC, customer option, as far I know.
And the price will not be 'hot' at all, I'd say to wait for official answers instead speculations...

I think we all want that, but from what I read on the manufacturer's page of the target seems to be a stand-alone free dos PCs
Is just a Z77Μx-D3H-TH motherboard with a different sound chip and firewire.
I can not find anything special if it is dramatically cheaper than this.

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So main work / special is the BIOS (and perhaps using sound chip other chips which work out of the box with OS X)?

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Is just a Z77Μx-D3H-TH motherboard with a different sound chip and firewire.

Where did you find that motherboard? As far as I can tell, there is no TH version of it (at least in the USA). Google can't find it; Newegg doesn't list it and neither does gigabyte's website.

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Looks like i was able to find it, slightly different name ($200 on amazon's website from a third party seller)
There is a different audio codec, different network chipset, firewire, and assuming it really is the same, different firmware)

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So main work / special is the BIOS (and perhaps using sound chip other chips which work out of the box with OS X)?


The BIOS has been worked on for a long time (over 6 months) and if you look at the I/O you will see the attention paid to the smallest details.

This is also the first board with FW 800 - 1394b
Intel LAN so you can do things that can not be done on other boards (details will follow)

We are also paying equal attention to Linux and Windows.

Also this is a community project we will continue to support devs.

Bare with us as we lay down the path...
The motherboard will be sold on it's own.

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Where and when will it be possible to buy this motherboard?
Is it available in Italy too?





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