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#16 OP Boz

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:40

Build process!

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#17 OP Boz

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:52

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#18 OP Boz

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:06

Next steps:

1. Renew Microsoft Technet ($199) so I can get all the WIndows and Office and all the apps for free since the $30 upgrade WIndows 8 is **** and only works with one key used (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/)

2. Downloading Unibeast and Multibeast from TonyMacOSX86 http://www.tonymacx8...php?do=cat&id=3

3. Download KextUtility so I can update OSX kexts I change (if I need to cause I don't like KextBeast ) http://cvad-mac.narod2.ru/Kext_Utility

4. Formatting the USB drive (at least 8gb so I can image the OSX onto it)

5. Downloading Mountain Lion from App store again so I can extract the DMG for clean install for USB

6. Preparing Windows 8 USB install stick as well (with clean Win8 Pro x64)

#19 +zhiVago

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:06

Congrats, Boz!

I wonder what was your reasoning for choosing the Sabertooth over DELUXE/WS/RAMPAGE series.

#20 OP Boz

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:09

Congrats, Boz!

I wonder what was your reasoning for choosing the Sabertooth over DELUXE/WS/RAMPAGE series.


It offered me pretty much everything I needed without the overpricing of Rampage series. Sure Rampage has a bit better support for ECC ram and so on but the difference of $125 was not worth it. I might as well add a bit more and get another 32gb of Dominator Platinum RAM than paying for nice packaging and bling bling.

#21 Nothing Here

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:13

running to Fry's to pick up some quiter fans with green led lights and some UV cables for SATA and a few more thingies. Excited! Building this bitch shortly.

A few photos of all of the parts together...nerd porn

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*nerdgasm* Uhhhhhhnnnn. I think I need to go shower and change my drawers!

#22 abysal

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:17

Nice build. I'm curious how your OS X setup goes. Unless there's a user DSDT file for that ASUS motherboard or you know how to make one; certain functions of OS X may not won't work right. Right now Gigabyte z77-b75 series boards seem to be the best option for a Hackintosh as their ACPI definition tables are the most compatible with OS X, without the need for a DSDT definition file.

#23 OP Boz

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:18

Nice build. I'm curious how you're OS X setup goes. Unless there's a user DSDT file for that ASUS motherboard or you know how to make one; certain functions of OS X may not won't work right. Right now Gigabyte z77-b75 series boards seem to be the best option for a Hackintosh as their ACPI definition tables are the most compatible with OS X, without the need for a DSDT definition file.


Will let you know.. saw tons of people installing on Sabertooth.. was smooth sailing but we'll see.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 22:48

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Pray tell, how much time did it took for you to get it all completed?
We have a custom full order with this exact case, but Rampage board, Intel's own little liquid cooler, Crossfire cards and AX1200i and stuff. I nearly fell off the chair. I have a bad feeling about this.

#25 OP Boz

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 23:38

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Pray tell, how much time did it took for you to get it all completed?
We have a custom full order with this exact case, but Rampage board, Intel's own little liquid cooler, Crossfire cards and AX1200i and stuff. I nearly fell off the chair. I have a bad feeling about this.


You you are intending to install OSX you would be better off with GTX6xx series due to native support in OSX.. other than that nice config as well

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 00:15

You you are intending to install OSX you would be better off with GTX6xx series due to native support in OSX.. other than that nice config as well

Not likely to be a Hackintosh. Just a big huge frag machine.

Which, however, will take me all day to put together. See, I'm really bad at cable management, my main job being to build and take apart mainly cheap "typewriters" instead of such killer rigs. Thus far Fractal Design Define R4 has been my best accomplishment. Took some three hours (with some calls in between). This one, though, is a whole level above.

Congrats! It's uberawesome!

#27 Xoligy

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:52

Looks good Boz!

I have the first Cosmos and think its a good case even though mine has been broke since the day i got it (one the sides wount latch on when closed meaning if its knocked it opens up coolmaster not too helpful) but id defiantly buy another of there cases if i liked it and the second Cosmos looks good too! Loving the buttons :D Also love how they have more wire holes too the first one only had a few and the plastic around the edges of them is kinda low grade!

#28 Ph1b3r0pt1c

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:18

That case is amazing, and easy to build in, that board is amazing, the cpu cooler is amazing, that is one hell of a build.

#29 chrisj1968

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:31

Got notified my order is shipping today. Since they are not working over the weekend I should probably get it by Tuesday and then the fun begins.

Excited every time I get new parts. That feeling of putting stuff together and maxing it out never gets old :)


Congrats. I hope it serves you well.

#30 Andre S.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:35

Whoa, you have me mad jealous right now. I decided to wait for Haswell before upgrading but man is it hard to wait. Nothing better than an awesome case and a pile of shiny new parts on the table.

I'm not a big fan of SLI and especially of using last-generation video cards though... what's the rationale behind the two 580s?