Updated 07/12/2013 gtx 670 cx600m ssd EVO 120gb ips234
Upgraded from a crappy old 2006 Macbook. Works an absolute treat, so much faster. I will be adding a SSD and a separate windows hard drive very soon. I also used a different cooler than the one listed, the CM Hyper TX3 as it was one of the few that would fit this mobo (Very small space between cpu and gpu)
Feel i made a mistake choosing only a 430w PSU as it limits me in upgrading my Graphic card any better than the 650ti. Would also recommend using a modular psu with this case, cable management is very hard.
Installing OSX was pretty easy using the forums at tonymacx86. Had to do a bit of fiddling to get the graphics card to work properly but it will now be much easier to install as the new Mountain Lion 10.8.3 update supports the GTX 650ti.
The setup has also changed since the pic, now running a 23 inch ips as my primary monitor with the dell as a secondary...
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$223.24||Amazon|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$26.75||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1155|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$84.77||OutletPC|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD||$76.98||OutletPC|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$50.99||NCIX US|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB|
|Case||BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower||$68.99||SuperBiiz|
|Power Supply||Corsair 600W ATX12V||$64.99||Micro Center|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$89.98||OutletPC|
|Monitor||LG IPS234V-PN 23.0"||$159.99||SuperBiiz|
|LG IPS234V-PN 23.0"||$159.99||SuperBiiz|
|Case Fan||Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm||$10.99||SuperBiiz|
|Keyboard||Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire TK||$76.17||Amazon|
|Mouse||Razer Orochi Bluetooth Wireless Laser|
|Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.2GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||25.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||45.0° C|