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Motherboard Recommendation for Thunderbolt display for Imac mid 2011

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Hi Guys,

Im looking some help to build my new Desktop PC with thunderbolt display output. Goal is to get display on IMAC,  I have IMAC 27 inch with thunderbolt port i want to use one display for both IMAC  i don't have enough space to put two displays. I did some research i found MSI MothersBoards, Gigabyte MB & Asus MB. Please help me to find right board which can give me output to IMAC on thunderbolt port. i don't want to play games or anything. I need normal display.

please suggest me hardware what should i buy to get achieve my goal.
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thanks for reply so, your saying ASUS not good or not tested?
This gigabyte looks good to me so, for thunderbolt output for IMAC. Do i need any graphics card in order to take output for apple IMAC ? or it will work out  of the box ?
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ASUS is on a very short list of manufacturers I won't buy and for very good reasons.

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good enough!

my question was do I need any graphics card in order to get display on iMAC?
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With that systemboard, you just need to make sure your Haswell processor includes a graphics section.

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any recommendation im very dump in hardware :(
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Currently im using this processor will this work??

i7-870
LGA1156
Desktop Intel Core 7 Processor
8 Way Multitask Processing

- 4 Core / 8 Threads
- Intel Hyper Threading Technology
- integrated Memory Controller
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No; that is a first generation Core processor and Intel has changed to LGA1150 with the 4th generation.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-4430+%40+3.00GHz&id=1924
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7+870+%40+2.93GHz&id=832

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Thanks man it is help full stuff...

one last question what is the cheapest option I was think i'll spend money good motherboard but now I have to buy processor also what is the lowest processor ? i3 I can go and i'll get my desktop display on my iMAC
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Man you know what ? you are Genius :) thank you very much!
now I can plan my new desktop for my imac ... heheheh

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what I have i7 and what you gave me 62$ processor performance will be almost same because mine is 1st generation right ? sorry again I asked u one more question :)
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Its only 3/4 as fast as the old I7; but an upgraded CPU will be much cheaper in a year.

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hmm... so its mean ill not feel much change u mean
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No; the new ram and hard disk drive will be much faster; the video should be, too.

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