The spec of the newly bought PC is as below:
I first tried the Kakewalk Installation method which is pretty easy to be done but I have to choose the GA EP45-UD3L method instead as it doesn't have any support for EP43-UD3L, so that was the closest I can pick. The installation was easy, except that the display card didn't work Out Of the Box (OOB), of which I have to use lookup for the nvflash utility, setup a bootable Dos USB flash and run the nvflash to get the ROM file. The using the OSx86 tools to inject the EFI string using the NVCAP string obtained from the nvflash utility.
Intel Quad Core 8300 2.5GHz Processor
Gigabyte GA EP43-UD3L motherboard bought from Lowyat
MSI n9500 GT 1GB PCIe Display Card
1 TB HDD
Unluckily, my sound card is not as advertised in the website, which is reported to be using the ALC 888 codec. Mine was using the ALC1200. Using Kakewalk installation method, it was kind of messing up with my HDA kexts and installing the Kext for ALC1200 downloaded from the Internet was not a success.
Then I tried using the Snow Boot Loader installation Method. Good thing was:
But I'm not pretty sure whether it is running in 64 bit or otherwise. I will have to check.
Display work OOB. Even though I have to change the resolution, it goes blank blue and I restarted. It goes well after that.
ALC 1200 was installed with success. It works like a charm!
Will put a snapshot in the next post. Cheers :)