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Sapphire HD5770
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August 28th, 2014 01:06 PM
Only other possibility I can think of is the MAS doesn't like the combination of the OS and your GPU. I know it won't let a Mac with outdated GPU download new OS, so maybe this is same problem. Do you have another GPU, like the 8800GS you can slap in there temporarily to test this?
August 28th, 2014 06:56 AM
Nothing wrong with the hardware - Ivy CPU on a Sandy Bridge board will work, but he needs a supported GPU because the on-CPU HD gfx is unsupported in OS X and will not work. Might also need a BIOS update due to the Ivy CPU on the Sandy board - CPU might not be supported by the BIOS - check the Gigabyte site for compatibility of CPU on the board.
August 27th, 2014 04:05 PM
HDD won't matter. SSD might if you want to go with the M.2 (NGFF), especially if the board is PCIe x4 connected and you can get a M.2 SSD that is also X4, like the Samsung XP941. Case - only matterd if you buy one too small for the board you eventually buy. PSU - size it for a high end board, 6 HDDs and 2 high end GPUs and it will be plenty...
August 27th, 2014 03:55 PM
Forget MultiBeast with Haswell board/CPU. SL will not boot from HDD on Mavericks hardware. Use iBoot Haswell to install 10.6.0/10.6.3 from retail DVD. Update to 10.6.8. Download Mavericks and create UniBeast or Clover USB Install Mavericks. Then use MultiBeast.
August 27th, 2014 03:51 PM
I think I may see the problem. You said in post #31 that you installed to a small USB drive to get around the boot0 problem. MAS will not download if you are booted off a USB drive - drive must be connected SATA to the mainboard. Suggest you remove the drive from the external USB inclosure and connect it direct to the mainboard SATA port 0 and...
August 27th, 2014 07:06 AM
Suggest you wait a month or two. The x99 boards will be out Friday with DDR4 RAM and the Haswell-E CPUs. In a couple of weeks we will know if they work for OS X Mavericks. Hopefully, not much longer until Yosemite is released and we know if it works.
August 27th, 2014 07:00 AM
Your WiFi card will not fit - you need half height mPCIe card - see If you get the cards that are dual WiFi/BT, then the BT dongle is not needed. Otherwise looks OK There have been several builds with that board - search is your friend here.
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