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GA-B75M-HD3 vs GA-Z77-D3H (Mountain Lion)

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Hi, I want to build a hackinstosh just for fun but i'm trying to save money, recently one of my computers stop working and I decided to build a new one, but I have a doubt about the motherboard, i just want to buy one that works everything with minimum efforts.

 

I been searching and I saw that the Gigabyte motherboads are excelent for what I looking for, one of my configurations could be this:

 

Gigabyte GA-B75M-HD3 ($67.70) or Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ($121.33)

Intel Core i5 3330 3.0Ghz ($167.03)

RAM Adata "SkyRam" DDR3 4GBx2 ($32.97)

 

EVGA nVidia GTX 260 (Old PC)

HD Segate 750GB 7200RPM 3.5" (Old PC)

 

What do you think about this configuration it's ok?

 

Also I'm a little confused with the Z77 series because I saw diferrents kinds of the first is the GA-Z77-D3H ($121.33), other is the GA-Z77M-DH3 ($107.47), and the GA-Z77X-UDH3 ($156.00) wich one of these are the best for this project?

 

Thanks!

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hi

 

give opinions about the best rig is a problem...there is no "cake recipe".. but "flavors" ...sorry my english

take a look here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte_Technology#Motherboard_naming_conventions

 

look for compatibility of gtx260 on forums...I use g210 and gt220..just for fun

 

look for a MB with audio and ethernet compatible....or at least just put a kext...

 

some are more difficult to put to sleep..or maybe you don't want it..

take a look at HCL OSx..

c.frio

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Thanks for your response C.Frio,

 

Well after 2 days I decided to make a hackintosh with the next configuration:

 

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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-HD3 ($67.70)

Processor: Intel Core i5 3330 3.0Ghz ($167.03)

RAM: Adata SkyRam DDR3 8GBx2 ($65.94)

Video: EVGA nVidia GTX 260 896MB (Free) Old PC :P

Case: Cooler Master Haf 922 (Also Free) Old PC :thumbsup_anim:

 

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Total: $300.67

 

I install Mac OS X 10.8.0 first, and then update to 10.8.4 from the original OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.4 (Combo)

 

I follow the tutorial from myHack and boot at the first time without modifications, well was necessary to install the ethernet and sound drivers.

 

If you have this hardware you can follow the next guide: http://myhack.sojugarden.com/guide and also check this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41JfahrJjSI to know the necessary drivers.

 

Good luck! ;)

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Hi again, after a few months of testing my hackintosh I can say that this is the perfect build, I can update everything with the app store, the sleep mode works like a charm and installation proccess was very easy and quick.  :thumbsup_anim:

 

Hope this can help to the people that are building a hackintosh.  :wink_anim:

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