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Feb 15, 2009
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I'm getting this CPU, but not sure what motherboard to get. I've read through some of the comments discussing it but still am not sure.

Would be great if someone could recommend one for me, below is what I am looking to use it for.


- Want to build a hackintosh
- Z77 is required (interested in the SSD caching feature)
- Want to use 3-4 monitors. I have a discrete video card to use with it.
- I don't game, but plan on using it for running several Virtual Machines, programming etc.
- Want a high quality motherboard
- May setup a RAID configuration.

Appreciate any input, I have been out of the computer scene for a while so I'm not sure what I should buy.
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Aug 25, 2007
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Does the payment have to be under the account holders name? I am using my cousins account to get it.
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MisterV wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 12:17 pm
I'm getting this CPU, but not sure what motherboard to get. I've read through some of the comments discussing it but still am not sure.

Would be great if someone could recommend one for me, below is what I am looking to use it for.


- Want to build a hackintosh
- Z77 is required (interested in the SSD caching feature)
- Want to use 3-4 monitors. I have a discrete video card to use with it.
- I don't game, but plan on using it for running several Virtual Machines, programming etc.
- Want a high quality motherboard
- May setup a RAID configuration.

Appreciate any input, I have been out of the computer scene for a while so I'm not sure what I should buy.
i bought the processor and i ended up getting the asus P8Z77-V LK for $124.
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Jul 7, 2008
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im pretty sure the gpu works best with AMD ones, and the mobo is gonna be a gigabyte one. and i believe theres only a couple of drives u can use that will work best check out tonymac they give u lots of details on it, im thinking of doing the same as well.
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Kyaku wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 11:57 pm
im pretty sure the gpu works best with AMD ones, and the mobo is gonna be a gigabyte one. and i believe theres only a couple of drives u can use that will work best check out tonymac they give u lots of details on it, im thinking of doing the same as well.
Thanks Kyaku.

Yes just came across TonyMac. He has a good guide posted for this CPU:

http://tonymacx86.blogspot.ca/search/label/CustoMac
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Nov 27, 2009
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What's a good motherboard to get with this CPU?
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Feb 15, 2009
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user681 wrote:
Dec 25th, 2012 7:33 pm
What's a good motherboard to get with this CPU?
Any motherboard with a Z77 chipset would be a good choice.
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Mar 17, 2006
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... Received my package 3 weeks ago via UPS. Asked the guy if any additional charges at the door; he said none he could see.

Cool.

Just got a UPS bill in the mail. Shipped from the US to Canada, and have a Summary of Charges totalling $89.36 CDN which includes Customs HST, brokerage fees, and an entry prep fee.

Good times. ><
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How long does shipping take? Debating whether I should order to a US address for pickup next weekend...
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misterv wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 12:17 pm
i'm getting this cpu, but not sure what motherboard to get. I've read through some of the comments discussing it but still am not sure.

Would be great if someone could recommend one for me, below is what i am looking to use it for.


- want to build a hackintosh
- z77 is required (interested in the ssd caching feature)
- want to use 3-4 monitors. I have a discrete video card to use with it.
- i don't game, but plan on using it for running several virtual machines, programming etc.
- want a high quality motherboard
- may setup a raid configuration.

Appreciate any input, i have been out of the computer scene for a while so i'm not sure what i should buy.
ga-z77-ds3h $90 bucks at tigerdirect
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Jul 5, 2009
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Vancouver
Devatox wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 8:58 pm
... Received my package 3 weeks ago via UPS. Asked the guy if any additional charges at the door; he said none he could see.

Cool.

Just got a UPS bill in the mail. Shipped from the US to Canada, and have a Summary of Charges totalling $89.36 CDN which includes Customs HST, brokerage fees, and an entry prep fee.

Good times. ><

Wow why so much? More than double my charge
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Devatox wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 8:58 pm
... Received my package 3 weeks ago via UPS. Asked the guy if any additional charges at the door; he said none he could see.

Cool.

Just got a UPS bill in the mail. Shipped from the US to Canada, and have a Summary of Charges totalling $89.36 CDN which includes Customs HST, brokerage fees, and an entry prep fee.

Good times. ><
The hell? It only cost me ~$20 or so.

UPS really, really screwed you over if you had to pay ~$90
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Anjexu wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 11:00 pm
The hell? It only cost me ~$20 or so.

UPS really, really screwed you over if you had to pay ~$90
Tell me about it. Just gonna sleep on it before I decide how to deal with it.

CA Customs HST: $31.57
Brokerage GST/HST: $6.19
Total Government Charges: $37.76
Entry Prep Fee: $45.60
Bond Fee: $6.00
Total Brokerage Charges: $51.60

Net Payable: $89.36

(Mobo+CPU was what was ordered)
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Jul 5, 2009
146 posts
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Vancouver
Devatox wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2013 12:44 am
Tell me about it. Just gonna sleep on it before I decide how to deal with it.

CA Customs HST: $31.57
Brokerage GST/HST: $6.19
Total Government Charges: $37.76
Entry Prep Fee: $45.60
Bond Fee: $6.00
Total Brokerage Charges: $51.60

Net Payable: $89.36

(Mobo+CPU was what was ordered)
Looks like you were charged entry prep fee when you shouldn't have been
everything else looks about right

http://www.ups.com/content/ca/en/shippi ... rance.html

According to that, entry prep is free for UPS Worldwide Express Saver
Mine said it was shipped by UPS Worldwide Saver but I think they're the same thing?
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Jul 7, 2008
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MisterV wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 12:17 pm
I'm getting this CPU, but not sure what motherboard to get. I've read through some of the comments discussing it but still am not sure.

Would be great if someone could recommend one for me, below is what I am looking to use it for.


- Want to build a hackintosh
- Z77 is required (interested in the SSD caching feature)
- Want to use 3-4 monitors. I have a discrete video card to use with it.
- I don't game, but plan on using it for running several Virtual Machines, programming etc.
- Want a high quality motherboard
- May setup a RAID configuration.

Appreciate any input, I have been out of the computer scene for a while so I'm not sure what I should buy.
Which build did you end up going with?
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