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Simply tell me if it will work with OS X and which one will work better...

 

AMD Parts

Motherboard:

Asus M3N-H-HDMI - $125

CPU:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ - $113

Ram:

4GB Kit-800 (2x2GB) G.Skill-NT - $82

Harddrive:

W.D SATA 750GB - $125

Harddrive:

Maxtor SATA 160GB - $47

Graphics Card:

512M 9500GT Generic - $86

DVD Burner:

20x SATA Samsung - $25

 

Total:

$603

 

 

Intel Parts

Motherboard:

Asus P5QL PRO - $139

CPU:

Intel 775pin E7200 - $159

Ram:

4GB Kit-800 (2x2GB) G.Skill-NT - $82

Harddrive:

W.D SATA 750GB - $125

Harddrive:

Maxtor SATA 160GB - $47

Graphics Card:

512M 9500GT Generic - $86

DVD Burner:

20x SATA Samsung - $25

 

Total:

$663

 

I would much rather buy an AMD system as they are cheaper and are more value for money.

 

Please suggest alternatives to bring the prices down if you can...

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Hi,

 

It's no good idea to buy an AMD machine to use OSX86. You will ever need to use a hacked osx version and retail updates wont not work out of box. If you want to use osx only, buy an Intel machine and search forum for a good/compatible mainboard. Gigabyte GA-P35* are a perfect solution.

 

Regards

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Hi,

 

It's no good idea to buy an AMD machine to use OSX86. You will ever need to use a hacked osx version and retail updates wont not work out of box. If you want to use osx only, buy an Intel machine and search forum for a good/compatible mainboard. Gigabyte GA-P35* are a perfect solution.

 

Regards

 

Some retail updates can still break osx86. As well as, there's an AMD software update out there.

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Without looking around too much myself, I'm going to say that P4* based motherboards are dubiously supported, at best. Again, your best bet is to get one of the Gigabyte GA-P35-*** boards. (replacing *** with whatever model you pick).

 

As for your video card, 8-series would be better as far as support. There are some 9-series that work, but I don't think the 9500 GS is one of them.

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They don't stock Gigabyte? Yes they do. Read the pdf! :)

 

G-B EP31-S3G /EP31-DS3L /EP43-DS3L 84 / 105 / 153

G-B EP45-DS3L /DS3 /DS3P/DS4P 164/184/208/218

G-B EP45T-DS3R/X48T-DQ6/EP45T-Extreme 201/422/332

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Thanks for all the help guys!

 

Final List:

 

Motherboard:

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L - $164

CPU:

Intel 775pin E7300 - $185

Ram:

4G Kit-800 (2x2GB) A-DATA - $76

Harddrive:

W.D SATA 750GB - $125

Harddrive:

W.D SATA 160GB - $57

Graphics Card:

512M 8600GT ASUS - $75

 

Total:

$682

 

When I get it I will add it all to the 10.5.2 HCL :)

 

Are all those components good?

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