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iMac 13,2 Gigabyte Z77-DS3H, Core i7 3770k, 32GB 1600MHz DDR3, etc.

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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77-DS3H, Intel Z77 Chipset

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k OC to 4.2GHZ

Case: Thermaltake Armor with 25cm side fan, 2x 120mm front fans (all intake), exhaust fans: 1x120mm PSU fan, 1x120mm exhaust fan, 2x90mm (one top and one rear) exhaust fans.

BD-RE Drives: LG x2, one is a BD-XL capable burner and the other is just a 6x BD-RE

RAM: 4x 1600MHz 8GB DDR3 G.Skill Ares with aluminum spreaders

HDD: Crucial M4 512GB SSD (main boot), Western Digital 3TB Data drive and Patriot Torqx 256GB Windows Boot drive, Crucial M4 128GB SSD MINI PCI-E on the motherboard for data

GPU: EVGA GeForce 640 GT with 4GB DDR3 RAM connected to a Dell 1920x1080 Ultrasharp 23" primary display and LG 32" 1080p TV, secondary display (both work OOB)

 

BootLoader: Chimera v2.0.1

Kexts Used: USB 3.0 kext

 

Boot Time: <30 seconds to Windows or MAC OSX 10.8.3

 

Runs like a champ, no water cooling needed because of all of the fans and I keep my place cool.

 

EDIT: Geekbench scores 12,316 with memory performance at 7,205 and FPU @ 18,807

 

Thanks for your consideration.

 

(images soon to follow)

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jus curious your steps to overclock? I got same board but i5 3570k with zalman cnps 10x performa cooler.

i heard people say to jus set multiplier to 42 for 4.2ghz but my mac wont display it and someone said somthing about

making a custom ssdt to make it work

 

thanks

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I decided not to clean her up for her photos, she gets dusty in this area, in the garage, next to several farms up in Idaho, US. It's an OLD case that has seen many many mods done to it, and has lived well and strong through them all. I forgot to mention in the original post that I have 2 offline hard drives, both Western Digital 2TB drives and a USB/Firewire card, (can't test the firewire as I do not have any firewire devices but OSX recognizes the USB drives plugged into the external ports). I also have a USB 3.0 card reader that doesn't read cards in OSX but does give me a front-mounted USB 3.0 port for use in OSX. Attached are the pictures but for some reason it doubled them..... weird.

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Well, I at least appreciate the effort of you being bold enough to display this machine, even though it's dirty. If it was me I would have used something like this to BLOW OUT the dust first:

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16896367002

 

I personally have this DATAVAC and have ALWAYS used it before taking any pics of my machines. Also, doing a GeekBench test (regardless of what the score is) shows others what your machine can do. These are things that will help with voting. Hope this helps. Later... B)

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Well, I at least appreciate the effort of you being bold enough to display this machine, even though it's dirty. If it was me I would have used something like this to BLOW OUT the dust first:

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16896367002

 

I personally have this DATAVAC and have ALWAYS used it before taking any pics of my machines. Also, doing a GeekBench test (regardless of what the score is) shows others what your machine can do. These are things that will help with voting. Hope this helps. Later... B)

 

Thanks, I WILL use that next time :-)

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Well, I at least appreciate the effort of you being bold enough to display this machine, even though it's dirty. If it was me I would have used something like this to BLOW OUT the dust first:

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16896367002

 

I personally have this DATAVAC and have ALWAYS used it before taking any pics of my machines. Also, doing a GeekBench test (regardless of what the score is) shows others what your machine can do. These are things that will help with voting. Hope this helps. Later... B)

 

lol I think I need one of these as well

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