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Hello!
I'm currently in the process of finalizing my build for Mountain Lion. I have a i7 3770k, and I can't decide which motherboard would be the best choice for me.
I don't care about the size, or built in WiFi. I just want everything else to work OOB. I'm perfectly fine with flashing BIOS, sacrifices to the osx86 lords, etc.
I'm looking at these choices:

- MSI Z77MA-G45
- I heard that other users had problems with the onboard sound working right.

- Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI
- Haven't heard of any problems with this one... maybe USB 3.0 port issues?

- Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H
- Overclock issues? Heard it wasn't super 100% compatible, but an install package is available... not sure what doesn't work after that

- GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H
- No idea how this would be better/worse

My budget for a motherboard is about ~$130. I would like overclocking, but not a deal breaker. I would just like something hassle free and stable.
I read somewhere that OSX might be incompatible with certain ram? Is this true? I thought any mobo compatible ram would work just fine.

Thanks!


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I have used the GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H in several builds and loved it. It is on my recommend list and there is a patched AppleHDA for it even with it having VIA.

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Thanks for the input! I would have to re-patch AppleHDA every time there is an update right?
Your recommendation certainly makes it a top choice.

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Thanks for the input! I would have to re-patch AppleHDA every time there is an update right?
Your recommendation certainly makes it a top choice.


Just install the one you already have patched after every 10.8.x update.






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