My first OSx86 PC...
I want to build my first OSx86 PC. I'm going to order these today if people thinks it's a good way to go.
Intel Core2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / 2MB Cache / 800MHz FSB
Asus P5B Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA / RAID
Sparkle GeForce 7300 GT / 512MB DDR2 / SLI Ready / PCI Express
Computer Case... check it out!
id not get the p5b, better get the GA - 965P - DS3 which is about the same price i think.
or another full functionable board. saves you quite some hustle.
the 7300gt should be ok but you have to know that chances to get dualscreen AND sleep mode working are better with a 7600 (at least i heard ppl with 7600 have working sleep, as my 7300gt does not wake up correctly)
...great I will get the:
GIGABYTE 965P-DS3 533/800/1066FSB, 4DDR2 DIMM, 1 PCI Express x16, 3 PCI Express x1, 3PCI, USB 2.0/1.1, Audio, Gigabit LAN, RAID/SATA
EVGA GeForce 7600 GT / 256MB GDDR3
you think this should work fine!
Thanks a lot
and yeah, youl probably not be able to use dvi, so only vga via the adapters.
but for that just look at the osx86project.org wiki or search forums to figure out what features of that card do work.
i dont have any of the above hardware!
I have a similar (DS3 vs S3) setup which rocks under OS X. Sniff my stuff (down there), your list with the GA-965P-DS3 looks good to go though. What RAM are you pairing this up with?
The memory is:
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
I just placed the order online...
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250820AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz
EVGA 512-P2-N447-LX GeForce 7300GT 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965
Pioneer 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model DVR-112D
I finally change my mind on the video card...
check on the price!
...hope I made the right decision.
I just read that this is one of the best cards...
I will finally go with this one!
I also love the rebate.:)
EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
...does anyone have one?
i got evga 7800 gt co and it works flawless...and you CAN use the DVI. I've been using DVI since day 1 and havent had any trouble with it. Only if you use a lcd tv or plasma tv you will get overscan (image will be cut from all 4 sides)