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This is very cool.
A great innovative idea :D

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Id buy it soon as I could get my hands on it, only thing I personally would like to be added is at least one Pci port for my soundcard.

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ALC892 Audio Codec

This is very cool idea to made mobo like this ! Just tell me why ALC892 and not a codec that can be found in Mac ?

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Id buy it soon as I could get my hands on it, only thing I personally would like to be added is at least one Pci port for my soundcard.

Most PCI soundcards aren't supported in 10.7/10.8 anymore, because the manufacturers refuse to update the drivers. And i can understand them, they're interested to sell new products instead of wasting their time on supporting outdated 10+ years old technology. I'm selling my RME 9632 card soon, would you like to buy it? :)

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Id buy it soon as I could get my hands on it, only thing I personally would like to be added is at least one Pci port for my soundcard.

XLR explained very well the reason to not include a PCI slot and instead have more PCIe, for audio geeks we added FireWire 800, even a Thunderbolt 2 FireWire adapter can be used, is hard to decide what to do in Micro ATX space...

This is very cool idea to made mobo like this ! Just tell me why ALC892 and not a codec that can be found in Mac ?

ALC889A(PC name for 885) is EOL, 885 is for Apple only and EOL too.
AD1988b EOL.
Others still supported EOL.
CirusLogic makes only for Apple...
So what was left is ALC892 or 898, since 898 didnt fit AOS standards(has some problems) we decided for 892.

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Really good news to come .... :king:
A wonderfull project ! thank you so much !

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So what was left is ALC892 or 898, since 898 didnt fit AOS standards(has some problems) we decided for 892.

How will therefore implemented support for this chip in Mac OS X.
Will there be a required patch AppleHDA, or maybe you use VoodooHDA.

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Thanks for sharing the info on this project. I'll definitely keep my eye on development here :)

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How will therefore implemented support for this chip in Mac OS X.
Will there be a required patch AppleHDA, or maybe you use VoodooHDA.


We will not be using VoodooHDA. We worked for months on Audio chipset choices.
Everything will be seamless.
The only thing we were would have wanted was 2 Intel LAN ports for bonding purposes. But that is in our plans on all future projects.

The idea here is to bring better hardware to system builders and we have worked very hard on a quality product.

We appreciate all the postive vibe that is coming.

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We will not be using VoodooHDA. We worked for months on Audio chipset choices.
Everything will be seamless.

OK, but still we do not know how ALC892 will run on Mac OS X. Can you tell us more?

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I think we have enough facepalm posts in this thread already, there's no need for more.

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@3.14TeR they [the makers] have been working on the audio for months, I think I can speak on their behalf that they wouldn't sell a half assed product that will lack the audio working.

I mean honestly, have a little faith in their effort.

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First off - Awesome new design on the web page - SOOOOO much better than before!

Second - did I see the price listed for the MB on pre-order status at $219? That a pretty reasonable price considering all that is on there. Its a little more pricy then similar boards, but its also got things on there that others don't, and I really like the open-source BIOS. I think that even if you like to make a system from scratch and test out what you can do, this is still a good board. If I hadn't already bully my rig, I would be first in line buying this MB and makes me dream about building another rig. ahhhhh... one can dream.

... anyways, good job guys and good luck! Please keep the updates coming!

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Most PCI soundcards aren't supported in 10.7/10.8 anymore, because the manufacturers refuse to update the drivers. And i can understand them, they're interested to sell new products instead of wasting their time on supporting outdated 10+ years old technology. I'm selling my RME 9632 card soon, would you like to buy it? :)


Sorry I have a bunch of cards mysel lol.

I have two pci cards in my ML. build so it works ok. The M-Audio Delta 1010 and 44 works really good with the driver you can find in the Audio section here. The other card is an older long 32 and 64 bit card and it works out of the box so probably a lot of different cards probably would work.

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We will have more pics and specs upcoming on the site.

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Great idea to develop an open firmware and open OS MOBO..........reminds me of the DD-WRT firmware project (Linux based alternative Open Source firmware for a wide range of OEM WLAN routers and embedded systems) which I use on my WLAN routers (Motorola and Buffalo models).........KUDOS to all involved in the project.........it will be even better news if and when it becomes easily available to purchase outside the USA....... :thumbsup_anim:

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Clever, really clever! Price is relative to how much effort goes into building the machine, but at this point irrelevant. UEFI makes it all possible. I even fathom Taiwanese board makers will heed the call and soon jump into the fray. Nevertheless, this is the first ever. Frame it and perhaps some days display it at some museum of science!

The LifeQ looks so good, though I don't know how well it ventilates.

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It's definitely an interesting idea, but the board definitely seems pricey for what it has to offer. Specifically, in regards to hackintoshing, most modern boards seem to have excellent OSx86 compatibility, with most people will to go the extra mile to do the research to get their particular components working properly.

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I agree with besweeet. Haswell is coming next corner. This type project has not enough resource to keep it up to date. Evolution is too fast. It is more effective to focus better and stronger software development, meaning boot loaders and kexts. in my humble opinion.

I hope this project everything well. Of course.

T -.-

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I agree with besweeet. Haswell is coming next corner. This type project has not enough resource to keep it up to date. Evolution is too fast. It is more effective to focus better and stronger software development, meaning boot loaders and kexts. in my humble opinion.

I hope this project everything well. Of course.

T -.-

I am old men words corny meaning, excuse me this.

Yes Haswell is comming and we do have plans for it only if it will fit the AOS standards, we don't know yet if will be adopted by Apple so no point to even think on it now.
First step is always harder to make, after that is more easy, and we do have enough resources, just wait and you will see the magic ;)

It's definitely an interesting idea, but the board definitely seems pricey for what it has to offer. Specifically, in regards to hackintoshing, most modern boards seem to have excellent OSx86 compatibility, with most people will to go the extra mile to do the research to get their particular components working properly.

I wont argue on price anymore, is pointless, I will say just this, here the most cheap motherboard with Z77 express chipset and 2 Cactus Ridge Thunderbolt ports is 200 euro not dollars, and is way far from AOS hardware specifications and goodies.

Clever, really clever! Price is relative to how much effort goes into building the machine, but at this point irrelevant. UEFI makes it all possible. I even fathom Taiwanese board makers will heed the call and soon jump into the fray. Nevertheless, this is the first ever. Frame it and perhaps some days display it at some museum of science!

The LifeQ looks so good, though I don't know how well it ventilates.


For sure I will frame it! :)





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