I am a long time macintosh user. I am on my 5th Mac. I wanted to get a Mac Pro, but I really didn't have the money for it. After searching and trying to decide I found the EFi-X "board" and decided to give it a try. I searched high and low and found newegg and their pricing was very good. I have ordered all my parts and am now questioning if I got everything I needed. My main concern is my PSU choice. Having a macbook I am not seeing the high electric bills. So I don't wanna get crazy with a 1000W PSU that my set up might not need.
I checked out the reviews on youtube for most of the parts. All have positive reviews. Since I will have all these parts before my EFi-X comes in I am going to build it and test it to check if everything is working. Thanks in advance for all your help!
Here is what I got:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 512-P3-N807-AR GeForce 8800GT AKIMBO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
SeaSonic S12 II SS-500GB 500W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
VIZIO 26" LCD Monitor (found it at sam's club for $399) 1900x1200. Using it now with my macbook.