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    Hi guys,

    I was reading the sticky regarding the recommended new hardware and I was pretty much set in getting the GA-EX58-UD5 along with an i7 processor.

    This was until I went to Gigabyte's site and checked the pics and specs out. It looks to only have 3 PCIe slots. This is a problem for me due to the fact that I need 3 slots for full sized DSP based PCIe cards for Music applications. And I'd need to fit a graphic card in the first slot, right?

    I apologize for asking such a basic question here but being an absolute noobie in DIY, I'm at a bit of a loss trying to find a good, compatible motherboard to get a stable Hackintosh going.

    Thanks for any advice.



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    BTW, I'm starting to think I'm talking nonsense here, looking at the specs. But if anyone can explain this to me, please teach me.

    The specs say this:

    2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2)
    1 x PCI Express x8 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1)
    1 x PCI Express x4 slot
    1 x PCI Express x1 slot
    2 x PCI slots

    But where are all these slots on the board? Or am I able to buy some kind of a separate expansion card? Confused!!


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    Check this pics and lets compare ok?



    To the right to your left,

    PCI Express 1x (white)
    PCI Express 4x (orange)
    PCI Express 16x (blue)
    PCI Slot (white)
    PCI Express 16x (blue)
    PCI Slot (white)
    PCI Express 8x (orange)

    Do the maths
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    Thanks. I'm still a little confused so I'm going to go read up on as much as I can before I ask you another dumb one!
    Looks like this board won't work for me...

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    You can try with another one, post the new one here to know if it will work with OSX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icchansan View Post
    You can try with another one, post the new one here to know if it will work with OSX.
    Thank you. Will do!

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    Hey Icchansan,


    I think I've found one that's really suited for my needs. Hope it'll work!
    It's the ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution.

    What's your opinion of this? I really like what I'm seeing but it obviously has to work great in a Hackintosh environment.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Pretty expensive though.
    I'm going to go look around for some other boards with older sockets to work with the previous generation processors. There should be some around with similar PCIe configuration I'd imagine. I'm sure it'll also be better supported in the Hackintosh world too.

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    Yeah it will work Hackinoob, theres even guides for it, here is one.

    [How To] Install Leopard Retail DVD on ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 (core i7) - InsanelyMac Forum
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