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Raymond Lai

Gigabyte Motherboard

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Sounds like a silly question.

My hackintosh is aging and planning to buy a new mother board and a brand new CPU.

Thanks for genius people like you guys to build such a great forum

Can anyone kindly suggest a configuration works well with vanilla installation ?


I would like to use intel i7 3770 cpu, any specific motherboard would adapt an easier installation? A "cuda" GPU suggestion is also a great idea.

Any input is welcome.

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It depends on whether you intend to overclock. What size case and motherboard? What do you intend to use the computer for? How many cards? Is it to be a production machine? A game machine? If you intend to install a new MoBo and CPU in your old case,  it depends on what it is.


Mine was easy. I overbuilt it, because I wanted longevity. It is quite vanilla. I'm still on Chimera/ [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] for the moment. I'll try a Chameleon install when 10.8.5 arrives. I can experiment, because I have three other HDD's and a SDD.


Gigabyte Ga-Z77-UD5H


Intel H4000 internal graphics for now

16 Gb memory

Corsair Carbide 500R case

Corsair enthusiast 650Watt 80+ Bronze PS

Seagate 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD

Sandisk 120 Gb SSD


I've read of Chameleon and Clover installs for it.






But you can build a nice and simpler system for around $800. A i5-3570K and a GA-Z77-DS3H will run you a bit over $300.


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