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3 100% working builds for OSX Under $800!


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Budget Build: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWi...Number=15232086

 

 

Features: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

 

Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80571E7500

 

Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS 512MB Video Card

 

(X4) PNY OPTIMA 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM

 

GIGABYTE Luxo X140 Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

 

Pixxo PW-600EQE 600W Power Supply W/ 110V US Type Power Cord

 

 

Enthusiast Build: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWi...Number=15232146

 

 

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GIGABYTE GA-EP43T-USB3 LGA 775 Intel P43 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (With USB 3.0!)

 

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80580Q8300 EVGA Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16

 

(X2) Patriot 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

 

(X2) Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

 

GIGABYTE Luxo X140 Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

 

Pixxo PW-600EQE 600W Power Supply W/ 110V US Type Power Cord

 

 

Professional Build (No Case): http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWi...Number=15232346

 

 

Features:

 

GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-USB3P LGA 775 Intel P45 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (With USB 3.0!)

 

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80580Q8300 (X2) GeIL Evo Two 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

 

EVGA Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

 

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I am new here and just built my first mac based pc system. Unfortunately I am also having these audio and ethernet issues with the EP45t-USB3P mobo and would love some help/support or for anyone to point me in the right direction, or post some links. thanks

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Actually it would be nice to even know if there is a working method for installing SL on this board. I cannot for the life of me seem to find a suitable method to install it. My install either hangs at the dark grey loading screen (which eventually leads to a shut down), or it won't install on the hard disk at all.

 

Anyone care to share a successful install method for the EP45T-USB3P?

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No such thing as a 100% build, anyone claiming so either doesn't know what they're talking about or is outright lying. Topics like these create false expectations (noobs read "100%" & think it means that the hardware will "just work") and go out of date really fast, so please don't make them.

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Sounds like an ad or some kinda get me brownie points for ewegg.com

 

Why not just get a Mac Mini? Its not as powerful but either are the posted builds. Figure you need all the goods, like Apple peripherals and decent monitor.

 

Meh, Apple to Apples is best and Apple to Orange good enough for some.

 

But can it play "Crysis" at full res? Black Ops perhaps on low settings?

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Let me CLAIRFY...

 

This Topic was intened to simply help people pick hardware. All tree of these system I have help people install osx on and the Install was very easy.

 

Getting Hardware to work required little to no work on all of them.

 

And I said 100% working as in everything works, NOT OOTB, OR WITH ALL APPLE KEXTS.

 

But EVERYTHING WORKS! Also I have built a better Desktop System, Check my Sig.

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