Results 1 to 2 of 2
Discuss First Build at the Hardware - Hackint0sh.org; Hi all, right now I'm planning to build a hackint0sh from scratch. These are the ...
  1. #1
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Post First Build

    Hi all, right now I'm planning to build a hackint0sh from scratch. These are the parts I'm planning to purchase for it:

    CPU: Intel i5-650
    Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-650 Clarkdale 3.2GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - Processors - Desktops

    Motherboard: ECS P55H-A(1.0)
    Newegg.com - ECS P55H-A(1.0) LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB
    Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Desktop Memory

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Optical Drive: LITE-ON iHAS 124-04
    Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

    Graphics Cards: Two 9500 GTs (A friend of mine is giving me these two along with an SLI bridge, which I do plan to use, if I can)

    Case: COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
    Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

    PSU:
    Newegg.com - Sunbeam PSU-COM680-BK-US 680W ATX12V Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

    Firewire Card:
    Newegg.com - SYBA PCI to Firewire 1394a 3+1 ports controller card Model SD-NEC-4F - Add-On Cards

    Thermal Compound:
    Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
    I'd like to keep this build under $630 if I can, and if I could run Snow Leopard that would be grand. I need you guys to tell me everything that's wrong with this build, and possibly give me suggestions on how to fix it. I'm really open to all ideas here, nothing on this list, other than the 9500's, are needed. The i5 isn't specifically needed either, I just wanted it to do for a while, and I'd upgrade to the i7 when I needed to.
    This won't really be a gaming machine, I just need a more accessible Mac for my uses.



  2. #2
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default First build

    First problem. That motherboard does not support SLI, Its a crossfire board for ATI, and you have NVIDIA cards (SLI). You'll need to find another one that supports SLI otherwise you'll only be able to run 1 video card.

    Trade out the I5-650 for a Intel-I5-750. $+15 BTW, I don't know if this will work with a mac, so check!
    Trade the case out for an Antec 300, it has A 120MM and 140MM fan that comes with it. Check here for prices Antec Three Hundred Tower - No power supply

    Power supply:

    That power supply is nice, but a Bit expensive because its modular, but on the antec 300, there's a cord management compartment with straps to hold the cords down. I have 2 suggestions and the links below. If you plan on upgrading to something higher end up to say 5850s in crossfire the 700W will be great, but if you don't then grab the second one and save $10. BTW those cards don't use more than 50W each,so in reality I doubt you're computer will need over 500W. Those cards are pretty low end so don't expect any miracles. Combined they're probably weaker than a single 3 year old 8800 GT.

    Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! -$20
    Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! -$30

    Trade out that DVD rom. -3$

    Trade the memory for the below, It has better timing of 8-8-8-24 and a XMP profile that will set it to DDR3 1800 at 9-9-9-24 if you choose the XMP profile in bios.


    Newegg.com - OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) XMP-Ready Rev.2 Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600R2LV4GK - Desktop Memory OR
    Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BN1608 - Desktop Memory

    Cost
    +$15 Processor
    +$12 Case guesstimate
    -$3 DVD ROM
    +$2 Memory
    -$30 Power supply (if you choose 600w)

    Saving $4.

    Oh yeah the 600W power supply has a $10 Rebate and the 700W has a $30 rebate, but its supposed to take 8-10 Weeks after its the rebate is approved. The memory also has a $20 rebate. Make sure you mail them quick I think they only have like 21days not 30 days to send them after your date of purchase. The 700W will actually be $10 cheaper after rebate if you have the $ laying around or rather just get the 700W.

    $30-$50 saved after rebate.

    OTHER INFO.
    You could grab Mugen 2 Cooler and probably give that CPU a good overclock.If you buy it somewhere else make sure you get the revison B version! Otherwise you won't have the bracket needed to mount it.
    ATACOM.COM

    If you want to keep your blue version over the green, you can get this combo but it will cost $5 more.(you won't notice a difference)
    Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. What's The Best Build To Have An i7?
    By Leonne in forum Hardware
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-19-2011, 10:26 PM
  2. What do you think of this build?
    By prog in forum Installation
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-13-2011, 12:00 AM
  3. which build is best for this pc?
    By alrauun in forum Installation
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-21-2009, 10:28 AM
  4. My first build, will it fly?
    By iconh4x in forum Installation
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-03-2009, 01:30 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-11-2008, 12:40 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012 Hackint0sh.org
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:59 PM.
twitter, follow us!