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OS X Compatible Motherboard


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  • OS X compatible motherboard!

     

    Gone are the days of having to to spend hours or even days getting your Hackintosh working thanks to a new motherboard made by QUO called the Z77MX-QUO-AOS (AOS stands for Any OS).

The QUO AOS motherboard has Thunderbolt, Firewire, and uses Intel's LGA 1155 socket for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs, which are natively supported by OS X. All you have to do is flash the modified UEFI made by HermitCrabLabs (links below), create a vanilla installation drive for OS X, boot the drive from the boot menu, install OS X, reboot and use this this file for audio and you're ready for an un-complicated Hackintosh.

 

Features of the Z77MX-QUO-AOS motherboard;

  • 2 SATA 6 Gps + 4 SATA 3Gps,
  • 4 RAM slots supporting up to 32GB of DDR3 RAM,
  • Intel's LGA 1155 socket supporting Sandy and Ivy Bridge CPU's,
  • 2 USB 3.0 + 4 USB 2.0 Ports on the back I/O, you can add six more USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 connectors via the onboard headers,
  • 2 Firewire 800 headers on the back I/O + 1 Firewire 400 header on board,
  • For display connectivity we have 1 pair of Intel-certified Thunderbolt ports, 1 miniDP port, and one HDMI and DVI port
  • Realtek ALC 892 audio codec,
  • Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet.

Expansion card slots;

  • 1 PCI-E x16 slot plus a PCI-E x8 for SLI or 1/2 graphics cards,
  • 2 PCI-E 1x slots for network cards, bluetooth, etc.

All in all It's a bit outdated on the CPU-side but a good board never the less.

Continue discussion and find setup instructions/support.

Link to topic for the QUO AOS motherboard http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285920-new-os-x-compatible-motherboard-quo/

 

Link to all the BIOS' (UEFI) for the QUO AOS http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Z77MX-QUO-AOS

 

P.S.This is my first article :) Any feedback gratefully received in the comments.



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A bit late, isn't it? Seems not to be a new news. The board is old and way to expensive for what it is worth.

 

Sounds much like an ad...

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It's extremely hard to get new cpu for  Intel's LGA 1155 motherboards. I've tried, I have a 1155 motherboard. Had to get an AMD FX 6300 as a temp replacement till I have money for i7.

 

Just a warning, the tech experts I know say it's not safe to get a used cpu.

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It's extremely hard to get new cpu for  Intel's LGA 1155 motherboards. I've tried, I have a 1155 motherboard. Had to get an AMD FX 6300 as a temp replacement till I have money for i7.

 

Just a warning, the tech experts I know say it's not safe to get a used cpu.

You mean the ones that say you need a new PC every few years? (A.K.A. the ones that want to make the money off that CPU purchase).

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It's extremely hard to get new cpu for  Intel's LGA 1155 motherboards. I've tried, I have a 1155 motherboard. Had to get an AMD FX 6300 as a temp replacement till I have money for i7.

 

 

You do know the AMD cpu won't fit in a LGA 1155 socket, right?

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