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Hello, I'm new here and would like some comments or feedback on whether these components will be compatible for a custom build running OSX 10.8. Is the nVidia a bad choice seeing as some people have 'Fermi Freeze'?


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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($198.99 @ SuperBiiz)

CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.04 @ Abes Of Maine)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.58 @ Mwave)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($137.04 @ Amazon)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 1.25GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($88.73 @ Amazon)

Total: $1168.82

(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-04 14:49 EDT-0400)



Any help appreciated. :)

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NVidia should be fine, but I'd go for 660 or 660Ti. And why that micro-atx motherboard? Also, its with Z68 chipset, Z77 is newer and maybe cheaper in some cases.

And why you buy Windows :D you're going to install Mac in it anyways :D (okay, I understand... You need it for games etc...).

Otherwise, I think the build would work pretty well.

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