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    Default Quad Core Build, need some help

    Hello guys. I am planning on building my first hackintosh. I have read many things on this and I get the how to do it. I am currently assembling the list of items I intend on buying. I was hoping someone would be able to review my list and tell me if I am missing anything, or if there is anything you would change. On a side note I think I need a sound card, but I am not sure which one to get.

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    CD/DVD Drive: Pioneer CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-218LBK LabelFlash Support - OEM

    Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    Screen: ASUS VH198T Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor

    Network Adapter: TRENDnet TEG-PCITXR 10/ 100/ 1000/ 2000Mbps PCI Copper Gigabit Network Adapter

    Graphics Card: EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Power Source: Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-875M 875W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply GeForce GTX 470 Certified

    Speakers: Logitech V20 2 Watts (1W + 1W) into 4 ohms at 1 kHz at 10% total harmonic distortion (THD) 2.0 Notebook Speakers

    Ram: (Two of these for 8 GB) Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC24G6400ELK

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Yorkfield 3.0GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80569Q9650

    Hard Drive: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD10EARS
    Along with the hard drive I am getting two wires to connect it since it is a bare drive. The wires are:
    Syba SY-CAB40007 Molex 4 Pin to 2x 15 Pin SATA Power Cable (5.5 Inches)
    StarTech.com 18IN SATA HARD DRIVE CABLE ( SATA18RA1 )

    Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Thanks again for the help buys. I plan on installing Windows 7 and then partition to Snow Leopard.

    ~Blah



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    Hi there,
    That is a nice system.
    I think your motherboard came with LAN?
    And Dj Osiris recommends Muskin RAM, but it's your call.
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    Hi there,
    That is a nice system.
    I think your motherboard came with LAN?
    And Dj Osiris recommends Muskin RAM, but it's your call.
    Regards,
    Thanks man. Personally I am still new to the whole buying the parts market, so I am not sure the difference between the RAM I chose and the Muskin, I guess I will look into it. Also I checked the motherboard's specs and it does have a built in LAN, thanks for pointing that out. Also has an audio card, which is good to know. Thanks for the help! Sounds like everything is compatible, next step is to purchase it.

    ~Blah

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    Hi,
    I would check the specs to see the different between EP45-UD3P and UD3L.
    If not much than UD3L may be a better choice unless someone states otherwise.
    I actually have the EP43-UD3L and love it. (P43 and 45 are not much different).
    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    Hi,
    I would check the specs to see the different between EP45-UD3P and UD3L.
    If not much than UD3L may be a better choice unless someone states otherwise.
    I actually have the EP43-UD3L and love it. (P43 and 45 are not much different).
    Cheers,
    I compared the specs. The motherboard you suggested is not compatible with the Intel chip I chose. For that reason I can't use it. Thanks for the suggestion though.

    ~Blah


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    Sorry for the double post. I had one last question. I was looking at the power supply I choose and noticed the ratings were not the best. I was wondering if it would be better to replace it with the following one

    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


    Thanks again

    ~Blah

 

 

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