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    Mobo
    Asus Rampage IV Black Edition, RAM Kit = G.Skill 64 GB
    CPU
    4930K @ 4.4GHz
    Graphics
    PNY GTX 980 + EVGA Titan X
    Geekbench Score
    25984
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    i7-4930K - Asus Rampage IV Extreme - 32GB RAM - GTX 770 4GB [Success!!]


    Shilohh's Build for Eric:
    i7-4930K - Asus Rampage IV Extreme - 32GB GSkill Ram - GTX 770 4GB
    Clover bootloader


    Updated for Yosemite.

    Updated to work with the Rampage IV Black Edition because the R4E has limited availability now.

    I've also made changes to allow the use of Nvidia GPUs that are not supported by Apple's OEM graphics drivers like the 780ti, Titan Black, GTX 980 and many more. These cards that require the Nvidia Web (Retail) driver for full acceleration and will be referred to as "Unsupported GPUs" throughout the rest of this guide. Know that using a Unsupported GPU adds more steps and complexity and is not recommended for those of you who do not wish spend time troubleshooting or learning how your hackintosh actually works.

    Note about unsupported GPUs:
    Until apple adds support for unsupported GPUs like GTX 9xx, you must
    use the boot arg nv_disable=1 (Disables all Nvidia GPU Acceleration) or install the Nvidia Web Driver to boot with graphics cards that are not supported by OS X's default drivers. If you use the Nvidia Web driver, you could also use the system definition MacPro5,1 which will limit you to legacy CPU power management instead of Apple's new XCPM. XCPM reduces IvyBridge-E CPU's power draw from around 8 watts at idle to around 4 watts at idle. Power draw at full load should be about the same for either type of CPUPM. As of 10.10.2, If you want to use MacPro6,1 and the Web Drive you will need to patch the info.plist of the AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext at OS updates or you will be greeted with a black screen at boot. If you ever find that your monitor just shuts off after boot, reset with the boot argument nv_disable=1.


    Components

    Apple OS X Mavericks @ Mac App Store
    Mac App Store - OS X Mavericks

    SilverStone Fortress Series SST-FT02B-W-USB3.0 aluminum unibody Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163202

    ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131802

    Intel Core i7-4930K Ivy Bridge-E 3.4GHz LGA 2011 130W Desktop Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116939

    Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 140mm and 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608024

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231504

    If you want different RAM or more of it, no problem. Just read this first:
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...reme-RAM-Guide

    EVGA GeForce GTX 770 DUAL FAN SuperClocked 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130945

    SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147247

    WD AV-GP WD20EURX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236603

    WD AV-GP WD40EURX 4TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" AV Video Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G1E29288

    Optiarc 24x Internal DVD+/-RW Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118075

    OCZ 850W ZX Series Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004NMF9ES/

    ADATA Value-Driven S102 Pro Effortless Upgrade 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211572


    Comments

    This is my second build. I did it for a friend who wanted extremely powerful machine for video editing and all around digital media creation. It has working speedstep and turbo and it cost half of what a similarly powered 2013 Mac Pro (Trashcan) would cost.

    The case is an Aluminum unibody with a steel frame and has room for 5 internal hard drives and 1 SSD. There are 5 5.25" bays in the front to allow for even more HDDs in hot swap bays. The R4E has 5 usable PCI-E slots to allow for 2 double width GPUs, a DeckLink card, a RAID card and a Red Rocket card if you'd like. No messy rat's nest of external drive enclosures, PCI-E chassis, power supplies, and $50 dollar thunderbolt cables here. Eric's build cost $3,066.47 and scores 25,795 in GeekBench 3 64bit (@4.4GHz). A 2013 Mac Pro 8 core with 32GB ram costs $5,899.00 and scores about 25,925 in GeekBench 3 64bit. My current build is a R4E with a 3930K @ 4.5Ghz 4930k @ 4.4Ghz and GTX 580 3GB Classified + GTX 570 HD 2.5GB graphics. I use mine mainly for video post production including editing, composting, color grading, motion graphics and audio editing. My tools of choice are Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Audition CC, Photoshop CC and Davinci Resolve. They all run flawlessly and extremely fast on both builds.

    My 3930K overclocked to 4.5GHz draws about 19 watts at idle and scores 24,250 in GeekBench 3 64bit. Eric's 4930K overclocked to 4.4GHz only draws 4.5 watts at idle and scores 25,795 in GeekBench 3 64bit. EDIT: I have upgraded my CPU to a 4930K.



    Preparation

    Read through the guide and download all the necessary files before you follow the guide.

    Installer Creation

    Steps 1-4 must be done on a computer running Mac OS X 10.7 or newer.

    1) Download OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 or later.

    2) Format your 8GB or larger USB flash drive properly.

    Open Disk Utility and select your USB Flash Drive in the left window. Click "Partition".


    Choose "1 Partition" for Partition Layout.



    Choose “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” for Format.



    Click “Options”.



    Select “GUID Partition Table”.



    Change the name to “CloverUSB” (Without the quotes and case sensitive). Click “Apply”. Click "Partition".




    3) Install Clover to your USB drive. Download and unzip the Clover EFI bootloader from:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/
    Double click the installer pkg.




    At the “Welcome” window, Click “Continue”.



    At the “Important Information” window, Click “Continue”.



    Click "Change Install Location”.



    Choose “CloverUSB” and Click “Continue”.



    Click “Customize”.



    Click the check box for “Install for UEFI booting only”.



    Click the "Drivers64UEFI" disclosure triangle to open the list of drivers and select "OsxAptioFix2Drv-64".
    Click “Install”. When the installer finishes a partition named “EFI” or "ESP" will mount.
    3a) Open a Finder window and navigate to the "CLOVER" folder in the USB's newly mounted "EFI" partition.


    Download AsusX79Files from the links at the bottom of this post. Unzip it and navigate to the “1 Clover USB Installer” folder in a new Finder window. Select “HFSPlus.efi” and drag it into EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI to copy it there.




    In the "1 Clover USB Installer" folder, select "config.plist", "kexts", and "themes" and drag them into the "/EFI/CLOVER" folder to copy and overwrite the old files there.



    Click the “Apply to All” checkbox and click “Replace”.



    Navigate to EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI and delete "VBoxHfs-64.efi".



    Empty the trash.



    4) Make your USB a bootable installer.

    Make sure your "Install OS X Mavericks.app" or
    "Install OS X Yosemite.app" from step 1 is completely downloaded to your "Applications" folder before you continue.



    Mavericks: Open a Terminal and paste the following command:

    Code:
    sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/CloverUSB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app --no interaction
    Yosemite: Open a Terminal and paste the following command:
    Code:
    sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/CloverUSB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app --nointeraction


    Hit the enter/return key.

    Enter your password and hit enter/return again.



    Terminal will take 15 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the write speed of your drive) to convert your USB drive into a bootable OS X Mavericks or Yosemite installer.



    Copy all the files that you downloaded for this guide on to your USB installer so you can access them during the install process.

    Eject the EFI partition. Eject and unplug your USB Mavericks installer.


    5) Check and update your BIOS if needed.

    Boot the machine holding down the “delete” or “F2” key to enter the BIOS. Navigate to the "Main" page and verify that you are on BIOS version 4802 or newer (I am on 4901). If not, download and install BIOS 4802 or newer using a FAT formatted
    USB flash drive (FAT is the default for USB flash drives). Do not use your new Mavericks/Yosemite USB installer for this. It is formatted to HFS+ and will NOT work for updating the BIOS or saving files from the BIOS.


    Important NOTE:
    Make sure your boot drive is connected to one of the 2 Intel X79 controlled 6Gb/s SATA ports.

    The following Illustrations are for the R4E only:

    If you are using Hot Swap bays in your case, I recommend connecting them to your ASMedia SATA ports (the 2 red ones to the left of the Intel 6G ports). These are the only 2 ports that will allow perfect Hot Swapping of SATA drives. If you want to connect internal drives to the ASMedia SATA ports, you should install the 3rd Party SATA kext from MultiBeast to make them show as internal.

    If you are using an optical drive, I recommend connecting it to one of the 4 Intel X79 3Gb/s SATA ports.




    6) Set the BIOS for OS X boot and install.

    6a)
    Boot and enter the BIOS. Press F5 to open “Load Optimized Defaults” and choose “Yes”.

    6b) Navigate to “Advanced > USB Configuration >” and set “Legacy USB Support” to “Enabled” and “EHCI Hand-off” to “Enabled”.

    6c) If you received a “CPU Fan Speed Error” and had to press F1 to enter the BIOS, navigate to “Monitor > Fan Speed Control >” and set “CPU Fan Speed Low Limit” to “200 RPM”. Also set “Chassis 1 Fan Speed Low Limit” to “200 RPM”.

    6d) Navigate to “Boot > CSM (Computability Support Module) >”. If you have a UEFI compliant video card (GTX 7xx +), set “Launch CSM” to “Disabled”. If you have an older non-UEFI graphics card (GTX 4xx, 5xx or 6xx), set “Launch CSM” to “Enabled”, “Boot Device Control” to “UEFI Only”, “Boot from Network Devices” to “Ignore”, “Boot from Storage Devices” to “Ignore” and “Boot from PCIe Expansion Devices” to “Legacy OpROM First”.

    6e) Navigate to “Boot > Secure Boot Menu >” and set “OS Type” to “Other OS”.

    NOTE: If you want to overclock later, you can. Just make sure you keep your boot settings the same.



    7) Install Mavericks/Yosemite to your Boot Drive.

    7a) With your Hackintosh powered off, Connect your USB Mavericks/Yosemite installer to one of the mother board’s back panel USB 2.0 ports-

    (DO NOT USE A CASE PORT CONNECTED TO ONE OF THE USB HEADERS OR A USB 3.0 PORT)

    and press your power button to boot. If you don’t reach the Clover GUI, reboot while holding down F8 to access the Boot Device override dialog. Choose the device name of your USB Mavericks/Yosemite installer and hit enter/return.

    7b) When you reach the GUI and if it’s not already selected, use the right and left arrow keys to select “Boot OS X Instal from Install OS X Mavericks/Yosemite” and hit enter/return. It will take a few minutes for the installer to load and boot. Be patient.
    NOTE: The graphics may be stretched or glitchy whenever you boot from the installer because the boot arg nv_disable=1 is present in the installer's config.plist. This allows users of unsupported Nvidia graphics cards to boot into OS X until the Nvidia Web Driver can be installed. nv_disable=1 is not present in the OS X boot drive's config.plist, so if anything ever goes wrong with the Nvidia Web Driver, the system will not boot unless you manually enter nv_disable=1 at the Clover GUI or use f8 to boot from your USB installer.

    7c) Click “Disk Utility” in the “OS X Utilities” window” and click “Continue”. NOTE: If you are updating from Mavericks to Yosemite you can skip to the next step to keep your user account, installed apps, and documents.


    Format your OS boot drive with 1 partition as “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”. Click “Options” and select “GUID Partition Table” and click “OK”. Change the name to “Mac OS” (Without the quotes and case sensitive). Click “Apply” and quit Disk Utility when it finishes.

    7d) Click "Install OS X" on the “OS X Utilities” screen. Click “Continue” and then “Agree”. Select “Mac OS” and click “Continue”.
    Wait up to 30 min, it will reboot when it finishes preparing the files for install.

    7e) When you reach the clover GUI, use the right and left arrow keys to select “Boot OS X Instal from Install OS X Mavericks” or
    “Boot OS X Instal from Install OS X Yosemite” and hit enter/return. The installation will continue for a long time. Take a break until it finishes and restarts. If you walk away, the machine may reboot into the installer again. If this happens, just reset the machine to reach the GUI. When you reach the Clover GUI, select “Mac OS” using the Left/Right arrow keys and hit enter/return to boot into your new install of OS X and create your first user account.



    8) Install Clover to “Mac OS” (your boot drive).

    8a) Open System Preferences and click the Privacy and Securety tab. Enable apps from anywhere.

    8b) Open and run the Clover installer that you used in step 3 and follow the same process with the exception of the install location:

    At the “Welcome” window, Click “Continue”.

    At the “Important Information” window, Click “Continue”.

    Click "Change Install Location”.

    Choose “Mac OS”

    Click “Continue”.

    Click “Customize”.

    Click the check box for “Install for UEFI booting only”.

    Click the "Drivers64UEFI" disclosure triangle to open the list of drivers and select "OsxAptioFix2Drv-64". Click “Install”. When the installer finishes a partition named “EFI” or "ESP" will mount in a new finder window. Go to the CLOVER folder in that window.

    8c) Open another new finder window and go to
    the "AusuX79Files" folder that you downloaded. Navigate to the “2 Clover Boot Drive” folder. Select “HFSPlus.efi” and drag it into the EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI folder to copy it there.

    If you have a GPU that is supported by OS X drivers (the GTX 770 is) or you don't mind patching a kext at OS updates and want to use the MacPro6,1 system definition for XCPM, navigate to the "AsusX79Files/2 Clover Boot Drive/MacPro6,1" folder, select "ACPI", "config.plist", and "themes" and drag them into the "/EFI/CLOVER" folder to copy and overwrite the old files there.

    If you have an unsupported GPU (GTX 780ti or GTX 9xx to name a few) and want to use the
    MacPro5,1 system definition, navigate to the "AsusX79Files/2 Clover Boot Drive/MacPro5,1" folder, select "config.plist", and "themes" folder and drag them into the "/EFI/CLOVER" folder to copy and overwrite the old files there.

    Click the “Apply to All” checkbox and click “Replace”.

    Navigate to EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI and delete "VBoxHfs-64.efi".

    Your
    drivers64UEFI folder should now look like this:


    Empty the trash.


    9) Install Kernel Extensions.

    NEW NOTE: For MacPro6,1 , Run my AGDPfix.app.

    9a) Navigate to "AsusX79Files/Post Install/1 SLE Kexts". Select all the kext files and drag them to the Desktop. Navigate to "AsusX79Files/Post Install/1 SLE Kexts/zUSB3". Choose which kext/s to use and enter the respective folder. Drag the kext/s to the desktop.

    Do NOT install both the GenericUSBXHCI.kext and CalDigit kexts together! Install only the
    GenericUSBXHCI.kext OR the 2 CalDigit kexts.

    NOTE: The developer of the GenericUSBXHCI kext has ceased development of this kext. GenericUSBXHCI has historically caused kernel panics and buggy behavior when the OS is updated and the kext ceases to play nice with the new version of OS X. The
    X79D and R4BE have ASM1074 chips for USB3 and GenericUSBXHCI may be the only USB 3 driver these boards can use (R4BE/X79D users have reported issues with the CalDigit kexts). I have included RehaMan's GenericUSBXHCI v1.2.8d9 kext as it has been working OK for me in 10.10.3 (Still has issues with device detection and hot swapping). However, this could change with OS X updates and you may find yourself unable to boot because of GenericUSBXHCI. If this happens you may need to boot in safe mode or single user mode to remove the kext.

    The CalDigit kexts have never caused a kernel panic on my R4E but I have seen some random transfer errors in 10.10.
    If your board has only ASM1042 USB3 (R4E, R4G, or R4F) and no ASM1074 chips (R4BE or X79D), these kexts should work for you. These are a safer bet for the R4E, R4G, or R4F if you don't wish to run into issues or troubleshot.

    Download
    and run KextBeast.app.




    9b)
    BlueTooth. Only for Rampage IV Black Edition & X79-Deluxe Users. R4E Users Skip this step!

    Download and install the final version of the firmware uploader kext from the end of this post: http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.p...ware-uploader/
    NOTE: You'll need to create an account to download.
    NOTE 2: This kext may be broken in Yosemite. If so, try and contact the developer.


    9c) MultiBeast Audio.
    NOTE: (written on 01/13/2015): Current MutiBeast AppleHDA.kexts lose audio after wake from sleep in Yosemite. The audio kexts from MultiBeast 6.1.0 don't suffer from this problem. However, this older kext may stop working in the future. I recommend trying the version from MB 6.1.0 first and if it doesn't work for you, or stops working after future OS updates, try the newest release. And remember, you must always reinstall your audio kext after updating OS X. Also, If you already installed a newer version in the steps above it's OK to run MB 6.1.0 now. It will just overwrite the last kext installed.

    Download
    MultiBeast 6.1.0 from the tonmacx86 archives.

    Run MultiBeast. Click the divers icon at the top and then the Audio icon below it. Select "ALC898" for the R4E or "ALC1150" for the R4BE and X79D. if it is available in your version, select "Optional EFI Bootloader Support" from the Drivers section.




    Click the "Build" icon at the top. YOU SHOULD ONLY SEE THE AUDIO DRIVER IN THE LIST (and EFI Bootloader Support if it was available).



    Click the "Install" icon at the bottom right corner.



    9d) Nvidia Web Driver. ONLY FOR UNSUPPORTED GPUs (Newer 780s, 9xx, Titans) until apple adds support to the OS X drivers.
    Download and install the appropriate Nvidia Web Driver for your version of OS X.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx
    Choose "Quadro" in the "Product Type" drop down.
    Choose "Quadro 4000 for Mac" in the "Product" drop down. Choose your version of OS X in the "Operating System" drop down. Choose Quadro ODE Graphics Driver in the "Download Type" drop down. Then click search.


    Eject you USB installer and EFI partition. Unplug your USB installer. Shut down.



    10) Create your patched ACPI files.

    10a) Start your system while holding down the space bar to reach the Clover GUI (If you don't reach the GUI before your system boots, hit the reset button on your case or motherboard and try tapping the space bar). Once you reach the GUI, Press the F4 key to extract your motherboard's ACPI files to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin. Select you boot drive in the GUI and hit enter/return to boot.

    10b)
    Use my "Mount OS EFI.app" to mount Your boot drive's EFI partition. It will also come in handy if you ever need to modify your config file or acces any of Clover's files for any reason. I have also included "Mount Any EFI.app" which allows you to choose the EFI partition of any drive. "Mount OS EFI.app" alway's mounts EFI partition of the drive that you are booted from and doesn't allow you to choose any other drive. You will need "Mount Any EFI.app" to mount your USB installer's or any other drive's EFI partition. The apps are in AsusX79Files/Post Install/0 Apps.

    Follow my DSDT guide to create your DSDT.aml. Place DSDT.aml in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched.

    If you have a GTX 6xx,7xx, or 9xx GPU installed in PCI Slot 1, and would like HDMI audio, add AsusX79Files/Post Install/3 ACPI/GTX 6,7,9xx HDMI Audio SSDT/PCI Slot 1/SSDT-1.aml to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched as well.





    11) Create a unique UUID and serial number for your config.plist.

    11a) Download, open and update Chameleon Wizard. Click "SMBios" and click "Edit".



    Choose "Mac Pro (6,1) - LGA2011" from "Premade SMBioses".




    Click both "Random" buttons



    to generate a unique serial and copy digits 5-8 only (I changed this from 4-8).



    Open /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with TextEdit.



    Locate the serial number in the SMBIOS section




    and paste to replace digits 5-8 (I changed this from 4-8) of the serial number (0000) with digits 5-8 of the unique serial number that you copied.



    Locate the select the "smUUID" string.



    Open a Terminal window and type or paste:
    Code:
    uuidgen
    Then hit enter.



    Copy the random generated UUID and paste it over the UUID string in your config.plist.



    Go to System Preferences/Network and find your Ethernet MAC address or Go back to Terminal and type or paste:
    Code:
    networksetup -listallhardwareports
    and hit Enter.



    Copy the Ethernet Ports's Ethernet Address and paste it over the last 12 digits of your new random UUID in the config.plist.


    Delete all the colons and capitalize all the letters.




    Save the changes to config.plist and quit TextEdit.

    Eject “Install OS X Mavericks/Yosemite” and unplug your USB installer. You may now back up or delete all the files on your desktop.

    Open Disk Utility and select “Mac OS” in the left window. Click “Repair Disk Permissions”. Quit Disk Utility when it finishes and restart holding the delete key to reach the BIOS. Make the OS X boot drive the fist choice in the BIOS's boot priority. Save changes and reset. Your system should now boot from the Clover bootloader on the OS X boot drive and take you straight to OS X instead of the Clover GUI. If you ever need to reach the clover GUI, boot holding down the space bar.



    NOTE: If you don't have audio, Make sure your output in system prefs corresponds to the jack you are plugged in to.

    Yosemite, by default, doesn't play a tone when raising and lowering the volume so you may want to play a song while clicking the different outputs in system prefs or check the "Play feedback when volume is changed" box on the sound effects tab.

    NOTE 2: If you prefer to see the Clover GUI at every boot, mount the EFI partition using "Mount OS EFI.app" and open /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with text edit. Locate the key "TimeOut" and change it's string from "0" to "-1" for no time out. Change it to "5" for a 5 second time out. See zetas's clover wiki for more info.

    NOTE 3: Now that know that your system functions properly, You may wish to install Kozlek's HWsensors which includes HWMonitor and a matching version of FakeSMC. This will allow you to monitor all your hardware's sensors but has been known to cause kernel panics if FakeSMC's and HWMonitor's versions don't match, so be careful.

    Also, The app now installs without a menubar icon. First run the app from the Applications folder. Then you have to guess and click around in the menubar until it pops open. Then click the preferences icon and choose preferences. Go to the menubar tab and drag a HWMonitor icon into the menubar items window.




    Please update your profile to show your current build's hardware for System, MotherBoard, CPU, and Graphics if you're going to post questions in the thread. Thanks! This will save time for everyone.



    Bugs:
    1)
    R4E on-board bluetooth is a waste of time. Even the moderators at Asus's own ROG forum recommend disabling or removing it and using a better USB module. Solved with a $10 GMYLE(R) Ultra-Mini USB Micro Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Wireless Dongle Adapter (Get the "Enhanced Range [10 Meters]" model and NOT the "Long Range [100 Meters]"). Thanks to TurbineSeaplane for testing and recommending.
    2) USB drives can be force ejected at sleep. For manual sleep Here is a free work around. And for auto sleep, there's also Jettison if you don't mind spending a couple bucks (thank's arehep).
    3) Some AppleHDA kexts have been failing to function after sleep. If you lose sound after waking from sleep, just double-click the app from this post.


    HELPFUL POSTS:
    Installing Win8 as UEFI for dual boot
    Create a bootable Windows 7 Pro USB installer from an ISO image
    Speed Up Mavericks Install Using Disk Imaging


    CREDITS:
    MK500 - The Golden Build I based my 1st build on.
    Netkas and Kozlek - FakeSMC and HWsensors.
    PikerAlpha - ssdtPRgen.sh (speed step).
    Stinga11 - StepContextDict (speed step).
    Slice and the Clover developers.
    toleda - Audio
    turbineseaplane - testing gk110b GPUs
    misteravid - testing dual GTX 770s
    And countless others who had the courage to buy hardware, hack it and share their knowledge.

    Please help me proof by Private Messaging me any typos or mistakes. Thanks
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    Looks awesome! That GeekBench score is amazing.

    I've been waiting a long time for a build with the 4930k. I'm looking forward to your installation guide!

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    This is a very impressive build!

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    Very nice work Shilohh. For anyone who wants an X79 6 core CustoMac this is the most detailed and useful setup / installation description. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience with the community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trs96 View Post
    Very nice work Shilohh. For anyone who wants an X79 6 core CustoMac this is the most detailed and useful setup / installation description. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience with the community.
    Thank you for the kind words. Without this community I would never have gotten started so I try to pay it forward as much as I can.

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    Congratulations, shilohh! You've written an excellent build description worthy of being a Golden Build.
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    Congratulations, shilohh! You've written an excellent build description worthy of being a Golden Build.
    I'm truly honored! Thank you!

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    Simply fantastic build and especially the detail level on the instructions!!!

    May I ask:

    Would any if the instructions change for a 4960k and/or gtx 780ti usage?

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurbineSeaplane View Post
    Would any if the instructions change for a 4960k and/or gtx 780ti usage?
    I can't say for sure because I haven't tested it myself but I'd guess that the 4960X should behave the same as the 4930K. I do think the best bang for your buck is a properly over clocked 4930K. I don't think you'll see a huge difference between the 2 after overclocking.

    AFAIK the 780ti will work but requires the newest Nvidia web driver or it will cause a crash when OpenCL is engaged. It could be as simple as installing the web driver and switching to it in the prefs pane or it may need more tinkering. Again, I'd have to test it myself to say for sure. I think there's a pretty big thread about it on the netkas forum.

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    I forgot to ask...
    What about issues using the Rampage Gene instead?

    I'm lining up for an all SSD Micro ATX build is the reason for asking.

    Thanks Shilohh!

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