iMCS Custom Mac Builds

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iMCS Custom Mac Builds

  1. 1. Custom Mac Desktop Builds CustoMac Mini 2011 A lower power CustoMac mini-ITX build in a shoebox-sized case with integrated graphics and a dual-core CPU. Size and quietness makes it a great HTPC. This is our best selling build! CPU Intel Core i3-2105 Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 Alternate Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3 RAM CORSAIR 8GB DDR3 Case + Power Supply APEX MI-008 Mini-ITX CustoMac Budget Build A mATX midsized desktop build featuring budget-minded parts. Contains a dual-core CPU, mATX form factor, and integrated graphics. CPU Intel Core i3-2105 Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 RAM CORSAIR 8GB DDR3
  2. 2. Custom Mac Desktop Builds Case Cooler Master 341 Power Supply Corsair 430w CustoMac ProBuilds These full sized ATX builds have quad-core CPUs, maxed out RAM, and lots of expandability. Well suited for any demanding uses. We've also included a high-end graphics card. CPU Intel Core i5-2500K Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD 6850 Case Corsair Carbide Series 400R RAM 16GB Corsair 1600Mhz DDR3 Power Supply Corsair 650watt CustoMac Pro SSDBuild This specialized high-end build features a mSATA slot on the board, which you can actually use as a system drive if you get a compatible mSATA SSD.
  3. 3. Custom Mac Desktop Builds CPU Intel Core i7-2600K Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD 6870 mSATA SSD 60GB OCZ Nocti Series SATA 3Gb/s Case Corsair Carbide Series 400R RAM 16GB Corsair 1600Mhz DDR3 Power Supply Corsair 650watt Operating System The world's most advanced operating system is available at a bargain price. Purchase Mac OS X Lion via the Mac App Store, Apple.com, or any retail Apple Store location. Mac OS X Lion Application Mac App Store Mac OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive Apple.com Graphics Cards
  4. 4. Custom Mac Desktop Builds One of the most important components in a custom build is the graphics card. If you're building a CustoMac, it's an especially tricky decision. Not only do you have to worry about what will be a good performer for the cost, but you also have to be informed what is fully supported, and what is not. They may not be the most powerful or newest cards available, however they are undoubtedly smart and safe options. Please note that older cards may not be available, and that standard layout, or "reference design" cards are most compatible. NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (NO HDMI) NVIDIA GeForce GT 210
  5. 5. Custom Mac Desktop Builds NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (NO HDMI) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
  6. 6. Custom Mac Desktop Builds NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 for Mac
  7. 7. Custom Mac Desktop Builds NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 for Mac ATI Radeon HD 5570 ATI Radeon HD 5770 ATI Radeon HD 5850 ATI Radeon HD 5870 AMD Radeon HD 6670
  8. 8. Custom Mac Desktop Builds AMD Radeon HD 6850 AMD Radeon HD 6870 Motherboards These Socket 1155 Z68 motherboards are all good choices with compatible audio, networking, and a range of port options. Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX, VGA, DVI, HDMI, USB 3.0 Gigabyte GA-Z68M-D2H mATX, VGA, DVI, HDMI Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 mATX, VGA, DVI, HDMI, USB 3.0 Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 mATX, VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP, USB 3.0, eSATA, Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 ATX, HDMI, eSATA Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX,VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP, USB 3.0
  9. 9. Custom Mac Desktop Builds Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 ATX, No Onboard Video, USB 3.0, eSATA, 2x PCIe x16 Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 ATX, HDMI, mSATA, USB 3.0, FireWire Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD ATX, HDMI, mSATA + SSD, USB 3.0, FireWire Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 ATX, HDMI, USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5 ATX, HDMI USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire CPUs We recommend Sandy Bridge Socket 1155 CPUs with HD 3000 integrated graphics, even if getting a separate graphics card. Intel Core i3-2105 3.1Ghz 2 Cores / 4 Threads Intel Core i3-2125 3.3Ghz 2 Cores / 4 Threads Intel Core i5- 2405S 2.5Ghz 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo Intel Core i5- 2500K 3.3Ghz 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo Unlocked for Overclocking
  10. 10. Custom Mac Desktop Builds Intel Core i7- 2600K 3.4Ghz 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo Unlocked for Overclocking Intel Core i7- 2700K 3.5Ghz 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo Unlocked for Overclocking Drives Hard drives are unusually expensive right now, making SSDs a good bet for some users. If you have an older drive to use with your build, it would be wise to hold off for a month or two. Choose a 1TB or less hard drive if planning to use Chimera/Chameleon as your bootloader. 500GB Hitachi Deskstar SATA 3Gb/s 500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 1TB Seagate Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 60GB Corsair Force Series 3 SATA 6Gb/s 120GB Corsair Force Series 3 SATA 6Gb/s 240GB Corsair Force Series 3 SATA 6Gb/s 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA 6Gb/s
  11. 11. Custom Mac Desktop Builds 240GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA 6Gb/s 8GB USB Flash Drive Optical Drive Sony Optiarc Accessories Apple Wired Keyboard Apple Wireless Keyboard Apple Magic Trackpad Apple Magic Mouse Jabra A320S USB Bluetooth Adapter
  12. 12. Custom Mac Desktop Builds Mini-PCIe to PCI-e Adapter (For Native Wifi Card) Broadcom Mini-PCIe Card Not Included Special Thanks to TonyX86!

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