KNNSpeed's Build: DZ77RE-75K - Core i7-2600k - XFX 5670

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  1. KNNSpeed

    KNNSpeed

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    Mobo:
    DZ77RE-75K (No DSDT)
    CPU:
    i7-3770K
    Graphics:
    MSI Radeon HD 7970 OC
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Jul 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM #1
    KNNSpeed

    KNNSpeed

    Joined:
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    Mobo:
    DZ77RE-75K (No DSDT)
    CPU:
    i7-3770K
    Graphics:
    MSI Radeon HD 7970 OC
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    KNNSpeed's Build: DZ77RE-75K - Core i7-3770k - MSI 7970

    KNNSpeed's Build:
    Intel DZ77RE-75K - Core i7-3770k* (was i7-2600k) - 32GB RAM - MSI Radeon HD 7970 OC (was XFX Radeon HD 5670) - OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 - Thunderbolt
    (No DSDT)

    It works pretty darn well.

    See here for Yosemite upgrade: http://www.tonymacx86.com/golden-bu...-core-i7-2600k-xfx-5670-a-29.html#post1009787

    ***Important 10.9.1 --> 10.9.3 upgrade note: http://www.tonymacx86.com/golden-bu...k-core-i7-2600k-xfx-5670-a-28.html#post829908

    Mountain Lion --> Mavericks update information: http://www.tonymacx86.com/golden-bu...k-core-i7-2600k-xfx-5670-a-28.html#post749120

    **See Edit 9 for a small note about upgrading from 10.8/10.8.1 to 10.8.2/10.8.3.

    *See Edit 14 for upgrading from an i7-2600k to an i7-3770k.

    THUNDERBOLT WORKS!


    Components:

    OS X Lion 10.7.4 from the Mac Apps Store
    Upgraded to:
    OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 from the Mac Apps Store
    Upgraded to:
    OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 from the Mac Apps Store
    Upgraded to:
    OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 from the Mac Apps Store
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-yosemite/id915041082?mt=12

    Intel Core i7-2600K with Stock Cooler (BX80623I72600K)
    Upgraded to:
    Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 (BX80637I73770K)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0EOW/

    Intel DZ77RE-75K Extreme Series ATX Motherboard (BOXDZ77RE75K)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00858CYDA/
    (Previously an Intel DZ68DB Media Series ATX Motherboard (BOXDZ68DB), but it died during a routine BIOS update.)

    XFX Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 (HD-567X-ZAF3)
    Upgraded to:
    MSI Computer Corp. R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC Graphics Card (R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0073JYZ3Y/

    RAM for the 2600k:
    2 of these:​
    4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 MHz (CMX4GX3M1A1333C9)
    &
    2 of these:
    Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (KHX1333C9D3B1/4G)
    & Upgraded to:
    RAM for the 3770k:
    2 of these:
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB kit (4GBx2) DDR3-1600 1.5V 240-Pin UDIMM (BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00)
    Upgraded to 2 of these:
    [h=1]Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148545[/FONT][FONT=Verdana][/h]​

    Lite-On iHAS524-T98 24x LabelTag DVD+/-RW DVD+/-R DL (IHAS524-T98 A)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003SVV9KS/

    PLDS DVD+/-RW DH-16A6S (DH-16A6S)
    Upgraded to:
    Lite-On IHBS112-04 Black SATA Blu-Ray Burner and DVD Writer without Software
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0060B9O4Q/

    Thermaltake TR2 RX 650W 80 Plus Certified Modular PSU (TRX-650M)
    Upgraded to:
    Corsair Professional Series 860-Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply (AX860)
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A0HZMKG/

    Antec One Hundred Ice Gaming Case (Mine has blue lights rather than purple ones)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W9BM2K/

    250GB Seagate Momentus 5400.4 8MB 2.5-inch Hard Drive (ST9250827AS)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BWPWXK/

    Belkin SIL0680 Ultra ATA/133 IDE PCI Card (F5U098v)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FL2DLS/
    {I took this out, though, because I don't use it any more. I only had my Zip drive (see below) in it, anyways.}

    IOmega Zip 250 Internal Drive (Z250ATAPI)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000300S4/
    {I took this out, as I didn't use it at all}

    Bluetooth 2.1 EDR + Wifi 802.11b/g/n Combo - Internal USB Adapter (MS-3871)
    eBay Link

    Gear Head 2.4GHz USB Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KNAU0S/
    {I changed this to the Microsoft Comfort Curve 3000 and an old USB Gateway Mouse I had--I just like the Comfort Curve better. :mrgreen:}

    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004V94F5C

    Gateway-Branded USB Logitech M-UR69 Optical Mouse
    eBay link

    Dell PS2 Keyboard (RT7D00)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RQ1KA2
    {For diagnostics; it features a Sleep button for testing sleep functions.}

    Envision 22-inch 16:10 Widescreen Monitor VGA + DVI + Line Input (G218A1)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015S33D2

    Dell 17-inch UltraSharp Monitor VGA + DVI (1702FP)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001IEFXW2/

    Gateway 18.1-inch Monitor VGA + DVI (FPD1810)
    eBay Link

    StarTech HDMI to DVI Cable (HDMIDVIMM6)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002GRUIC

    GoldX HDMI to DVI Cable (GXHD-DA-06)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TYCE2E


    Comments:

    Introduction:
    Well, I wasn't really thinking about OS X on this when I built it in 2011, or even when I got the DZ77RE-75K after my DZ68DB died, so I just used what I had and got most of it to work! A big thanks to Tonymacx86 and Macman for the tools that made this possible, and thanks to the overall community for being really dedicated, detailed, and informative! :thumbup:

    I got the idea to do this because my MacBook Pro--2.66GHz i7-620M, 8GB RAM, and NVidia GT 330M--is just not powerful enough to handle iMovie with 1080i or better film. I got stuttering, Audio/Video desync, and just generally really slow performance. :(

    Anyways, here is my ever-upgraded build. You could probably make 2 different hacks out of this!

    Installation:

    Installation was easy! I followed this guide through Step 3 and used the MultiBeast configurations at the bottom of this post. This got it up and running, and I've documented everything else I had to do for each part to get it all almost 100% working.

    Note: I originally used the UniBeast 1.4 + MultiBeast 4.6.1 method for Lion 10.7.4, so I've listed the MultiBeast configuration below for reference, and it turns out that neither EasyBeast nor UserDSDT are needed! When I upgraded to Mountain Lion 10.8, I used MultiBeast 5.0.2, but had to change some things. I put that MultiBeast configuration at the bottom of this post, too. I eventually updated to MultiBeast 5.2.1 (see Edit 14), and all those changes are also at the bottom of this post.

    Power Management:
    Just a quick note, Mountain Lion needs this patched AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement. The one in MultiBeast 5.0.2 does not work right for this build. (Although apparently the one in MultiBeast 5.2.1 might; no guarantees.) Use KextBeast to install it, repair permissions via disk utility, and reboot!

    Intel HD Graphics 3000:
    The Intel HD 3000 on my i7-2600k was a little weird. If I set it as the Primary Video Adapter in my UEFI, it worked properly and was detected, as long as my SMBios was that of a Mac Mini (or, on a hunch, a MacBook Pro). Oh, I did need to use Dreamwatcher's AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFBInjector.kext from this thread (it's the 3rd post) to stop getting a DRMStatus error 8877652 at boot up.

    Intel HD Graphics 4000:
    For the Intel HD 4000 on my i7-3770k, the trick was to set it as the Primary Video Adapter in the UEFI, NOT use Dreamwatcher's injector linked to above (since that will load HD 3000 drivers instead), and use the SMBios for a Mac Mini (or a MacBook Pro). Although it would probably work with MultiBeast's supplied Macmini5,1, I installed the newly added Macmini6,1 definition from MultiBeast because the 6,1 uses Ivy Bridge chips and I just wanted the definition to match the platform of my parts.

    With the HD 4000 only, though, I did run into an issue where, when I reached the login screen, the monitor I have on the HD 4000 would freak out. It looked like it was displaying hyperspace or something, and only the top half of the screen had anything visible. It was just weird. Anyways, the fix is really simple: In the UEFI, set the "IGD Minimum Memory" to 64MB (and nothing else!), and add these lines to org.chameleon.Boot.plist, substituting your monitor's native resolution for "AAAAxBBBBx32:"
    Code (Text):

    <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
    <string>Yes</string>
    <key>Graphics Mode</key>
    <string>[I]AAAA[/I]x[I]BBBB[/I]x32</string>
     
    What this does is force the monitor to run at the resolution specified, and this is necessary or else you'll get that "hyperspace" issue at any resolution other than 1024x768. Unfortunately, this also basically locks your resolution to whatever you set it as, as if you try to change it from within OS X, almost all, if not all, other resolutions look like your screen is having a seizure.

    XFX Radeon HD 5670:
    The XFX Radeon HD 5670 needs a custom personality for GraphicsEnabler=Yes in both Lion and Mountain Lion for Quartz Extreme and Core Image (graphics acceleration) to work. It did work with GraphicsEnabler=No, but DVD Player kept crashing (meaning no QE/CI).

    I edited Langur with Hex Fiend to look like this:
    (DisplayPort untested, and I have no idea about HDMI audio as I use HDMI to DVI cables)
    Code (Text):
    DisplayPort (port 0, or 0x0) (can't test):
    00040000 04070000 00010000 12040303

    HDMI (port 1, or 0x1):
    00080000 04020000 00010000 22050205

    DVI-I (port 2, or 0x2):
    04000000 14000000 00010000 01020101
    I then installed it with KextBeast, ran MultiBeast's System Utilities, set GraphicsEnabler=Yes in org.chameleon.Boot.plist, and rebooted. All was well.

    I do want to add that, for the "04070000," "04020000," and "14000000" segments, I looked at the RadeonFrameBuffer's values for ATY,ControlFlags for each connector when booted with GraphicsEnabler=No. They had usable values right there.

    Thanks to these excellent guides for helping me figure out how to do these graphics edits:

    MSI Radeon HD 7970 OC:

    This basically just worked out of the box (Yay!) under 10.8.3 only. See Edit 15 below for details.

    Thunderbolt:
    Also, the Thunderbolt controller works! For reference, it has a DSL3310, or L3310L, controller. The MiniDisplayPort part works, too.
    The only catch is that Thunderbolt devices CANNOT be hot swapped, yet DisplayPort monitors CAN.

    Cleaning Up System Profiler, and Getting RAID to Work:
    Now, I also manually edited AppleAHCIPort.kext on my desktop, and added in the SATA controller's Device IDs as per here (I didn't need to rebuild the kext cache or anything, I just used KextBeast to install it and ran MultiBeast's System Utilities), AS WELL AS added the Device IDs of the SATA controller in RAID mode (set via the UEFI) so that AHCI passthrough could work, as seen here, with the <string>pci8086,2822</string> under IONameMatch:
    Code (Text):
    <key>Intel7SeriesAHCI</key>
            <dict>
                <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
                <string>com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort</string>
                <key>Chipset Name</key>
                <string>7 Series Chipset</string>
                <key>IOClass</key>
                <string>AppleIntelPchSeriesAHCI</string>
                <key>IONameMatch</key>
                <array>
                    <string>pci8086,2822</string>
                    <string>pci8086,1e02</string>
                    <string>pci8086,1e03</string>
                </array>
                <key>IOProbeScore</key>
                <integer>2000</integer>
                <key>IOProviderClass</key>
                <string>IOPCIDevice</string>
                <key>Vendor Name</key>
                <string>Intel</string>
            </dict>
     
    It's extremely important to follow the guide I linked to, because the modified kext requires one other edit. I just pasted my extra edits here for reference.

    Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Module:

    Now for the Wi-Fi card, there's a little bit more to do. Thanks to gldnbrwncouches on page 20 of this thread, there is now a working solution to get Wi-Fi out of the dongle included with the motherboard! (Bluetooth worked out of the box, by the way.)
    One minor thing to note: When I did this after following it through to the letter, it didn't work. I had to actually reboot into safe mode (using -x at Chimera) because my kernel cache was NOT properly rebuilding itself. Booting into safe mode ignores the cache completely, so it basically "forced" a cache rebuild. If your system gets to the login screen, but you can't type in anything with a USB keyboard or move your USB mouse (like what happened to me), you may be able to remedy this by simply rebooting into safe mode a second time. I actually shut down, plugged in a PS/2 keyboard just to be safe, and then turned it back on and went to safe mode. I was able to login from there, allow everything to load, and then reboot normally.

    This worked perfectly, so a big thanks to gldnbrwncouches for the guide! :D

    PCI IDE Card:
    What was really interesting to me was getting the Sil0680A IDE PCI card to work, and thus my Zip-250 Drive with it. Thanks to hnak at insanely-mac for making that ApplePCIIDE.kext. It works! :D (My Zip Drive was the primary controller's master device until I ended up removing both the PCI card and the Zip drive. I just didn't use either at all and they slowed my boot times...)

    Minor Nagging Issues (Sleep, USB, & HDMI Audio):
    So, as for the minor details or so that do not work correctly:
    [​IMG=full]


    • 2 of the USB 3.0 ports are weird (The right one on the front panel and one on the back {the one closest to the base of the motherboard, adjacent the HDMI port}; they only seem to work with my USB keyboard and USB 3.0 stuff, and nothing USB 2.0).
    THIS WAS FIXED IN OS X MAVERICKS :D


    • Shutdown works oddly if my USB devices are plugged into any black/yellow USB 2.0 port, as there is a hang between monitor shut-off and computer shut-off. Sleep does not work in this case--using a USB 2.0 port keeps the system in a weird "half-sleep," where the power supply and fans are still running, but the hard drive and monitors are off. A hard reset is needed to get it working again. (I blame the AppleUSBEHCI.kext for these issues.)*
    • Sleep works ONLY if USB devices are plugged into any USB 3.0 port, including either of the two weird ones I mentioned above. Also, using only USB 3.0 ports causes the computer to shut down at Lion's/Mountain Lion's rightful speed (it fixes the weird lag). It seems like something's really up with those USB 2.0 ports...
    • The Energy Saver auto-sleep function doesn't work; it only spins down the hard drive and turns off the displays while keeping everything else powered up. "Display sleep" works fine, but I had to set the "computer sleep" to never. Manual sleep works without a hitch if using USB 3.0 ports, though, although some tweaking is needed to use Safe Sleep (see Edit 2 in the Edit Log).
    SHUTDOWN AND SLEEP ARE COMPLETELY BROKEN IN MAVERICKS :cry:


    • I have no idea if HDMI Audio works. I use a Realtek HD Audio Enabler kext for the ALC898, so I'm pretty sure HDMI Audio gets disabled by that...

    *NOTE: For Lion 10.7.4, I had to manually install IOUSBFamily.kext, IOUSBAttachedSCSI.kext, and IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext from BridgeHelper 5.0 with The Pacifist, and then run the "System Utilities" of MultiBeast as one always should. ;)
    For Mountain Lion 10.8, these files were updated and BridgeHelper 5.0 is no longer needed.

    For reference, I've added my MultiBeast and org.chameleon.Boot.plist configurations (Mountain Lion's are at the bottom):


    Lion:

    i7-2600k ONLY:
    MultiBeast Configuration
    Screen Shot 2012-07-15 at 12.14.49 PM.jpg Screen Shot 2012-07-15 at 12.15.16 PM.jpg Screen Shot 2012-07-15 at 12.15.23 PM.jpg

    Note the "64-Bit Apple Boot Screen" option. I needed that to generate an org.chameleon.Boot.plist, but then I needed to edit the plist because I didn't need many of the flags that option set.

    org.chameleon.Boot.plist **Lion**:
    Screen Shot 2012-07-15 at 12.14.56 PM.png


    Mountain Lion:

    i7-2600k:
    MultiBeast Configuration (MUST run "Repair Permissions" in Disk Utility immediately after!):
    Screen Shot 2012-08-17 at 9.37.10 AM.jpg Screen Shot 2012-08-17 at 9.37.19 AM.jpg
    org.chameleon.Boot.plist:
    Screen Shot 2012-08-17 at 10.19.01 AM.png

    i7-3770k:
    MultiBeast Configuration (MUST run "Repair Permissions" in Disk Utility immediately after!):
    Screen Shot 2012-12-29 at 10.35.59 AM.jpg Screen Shot 2012-12-29 at 10.36.05 AM.jpg
    org.chameleon.Boot.plist:

    Screen Shot 2012-12-29 at 10.37.46 AM.png

    Edit Log:

    EDIT: So I got the HD 3000 to work. In the UEFI, in the Video section of the Configuration tab (in "Classic Mode"), the Integrated Graphics should be set as the Primary Video Adapter. I think this step is only needed if there's a PCI-e x16 graphics card in the system, too.

    Anyways, in addition to that setting, the system definition needs to be the Mac Mini one. (I believe at least one of the MacBoook Pro system definitions would work, too, since they also use the HD graphics.) After that, it just worked (both HDMI + Thunderbolt's mini DisplayPort)! I did keep the AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFBInjector.kext, too.
    :headbang:

    EDIT 2: I found out that to use Safe Sleep (hibernatemode 3), I need to have darkwake=0 set in my org.chameleon.Boot.plist so that my monitor is initialized properly on wake up. Easy fix; I just added this to my plist:
    Code (Text):

    <key>Kernel_Flags</key>
    <string>darkwake=0</string>
     
    I also found that the auto-sleep from the Energy Saver preferences doesn't work right. It only seems to put the display and hard disk to sleep, and keeps initializing the CD drives. Manual sleep works fine, though. I'm guessing that means the CD drives are not 100% compatible with OS X. Ah well.

    EDIT 3: Okay, so I managed to get shutdown working right. It turns out it was both a USB and a Network thing. Unchecking "Wake for Ethernet Access" in the Energy Saver Preferences, as well as turning on "Deep S4/S5" in the UEFI (thus disabling Wake on Lan) fixed it!

    EDIT 4: I got the DAC on my XFX Radeon HD 5670 working. I just needed to change the 01120101 to 01020101. Easy fix; I think I must've been screwing with the DAC's encoder with that "12" byte.

    EDIT 5: THUNDERBOLT WORKS! I've tested it with the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, and it looks like it only works if it's plugged in before boot up (i.e. No hot swap support)

    EDIT 6: Uploaded Mountain Lion MultiBeast 5.0 configuration. Remember to Repair Permissions afterwards!

    EDIT 7: Successfully managed to use the Windows 7 boot manager to be the only multiboot menu, so that way I don't have to go through a series of menus to load the operating system I want. :D

    EDIT 8: Updated Mountain Lion to 10.8.1 through the Mac App Store. I encountered no problems doing this, and nothing configuration-wise has changed.

    EDIT 9: Updated to 10.8.2. I needed to reinstall the Audio kexts and my modified AppleAHCIPort. I also had to reinstall my 5670 kext (I think; I did it a couple weeks ago), and now all is well again.

    EDIT 10: Installed the 10.8.2 supplemental update 1.0, and it updated smoothly via the App Store. No issues to report.

    EDITS 11-15: http://www.tonymacx86.com/golden-bu...k-core-i7-2600k-xfx-5670-a-20.html#post521526


    So,

    If anyone has any questions, wants to point out something, wants a kext I modified, etc. please post it! I appreciate any and all feedback!
     
  2. dcdsguy

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    Aug 17, 2012 at 1:04 AM #2
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    Nice build. I'm trying a similar build but I'm having a lot of problems. Here is my setup more or less:

    MB: Intel dz77re-75k
    cpu: i7-3770k
    gpu: geforce gtx 670
    memory: 16gb corsair 1.35v DDR3 1600
    hdd: 2 Samsung 830 SSDs
    1 3tb Samsung Spinpoint

    So as you can guess, I'm using 2 seperate SSDs, one for windows, one hopefully for OS X. I eventually plan on using the 3TB to share data between the two. The initial setup of Mountain Lion with unibeast goes fine but once I start using multibeast things get really bad. (I'm using multibeast 5.0 btw). I can install the drivers for audio, network, graphics, etc with little trouble. FakeSMC is where I start getting into trouble. FakeSMC itself doesn't seem to be causing problems, but if I try and install any plugins I usually get a failed installation followed by a KP. If I try and install system definitions I also get a KP. I suppose I can live without FakeSMC plugins or system definitions, but I still have problems booting into OS X. My bios doesn't recognize my hard drive with OS X on it so I can't use the chimera bootloader. If I press F10 I can load it that way, but it would be nice to set the boot order to boot my OS X drive first. Thanks for any help in advance.
     
  3. KNNSpeed

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    Graphics:
    MSI Radeon HD 7970 OC
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Aug 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM #3
    KNNSpeed

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    Mobo:
    DZ77RE-75K (No DSDT)
    CPU:
    i7-3770K
    Graphics:
    MSI Radeon HD 7970 OC
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    I had issues with MultiBeast 5.0, too. It seems that after you do anything with it you MUST run "Repair Permissions" from disk utility. I don't know why they removed that option from MultiBeast itself. I know my FakeSMC is working from MultiBeast 5.0--is the KP you're getting related to AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement, by any chance? If it is, you can't use the vanilla kext or the patched one supplied with MultiBeast. You need to use this one: Patched AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.

    Use the system definition for the Mac Mini for this board--ignore the Mac Pro ones entirely. Also, you might need to try typing DropSSDT=Yes at the Chimera screen WITHOUT an SSDT installed in /Extra.

    By your BIOS not recognizing the OS X drive, what exactly do you mean by that? As in, can you see the model number of the drive in "Classic Mode --> Boot header --> boot drive order?
     
  4. Bimbo69

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    GA GTX650 TI 1024
    Mobile Phone:
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    Aug 17, 2012 at 7:42 PM #4
    Bimbo69

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    Hi, I was trying to make my build with a Gt430, but for now has a lot of issues nvidia fermi cards with mountain lion, So I have the same HD5670 you have too, would you post your modified kexts for mountain lion to try with my build? BIG BIG TKS
     
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    Aug 17, 2012 at 11:13 PM #5
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    Thanks a ton for the help! My Hackintosh is up and running now, I haven't done a full test to make sure everything is working properly, but it appears to be going good so far. Shut down and start up are working fine. The kernel panics I was having came from a number of issues it seems. First, I wasn't repairing my permissions. I didn't use the patched kext you linked, instead using the one in multibeast. I was also trying to use a mac pro system definition instead of the mac mini. So kudos to you on all three for helping me out :). The last KP I discovered on my own and verified with a little research on google. Apparently the FakeSMC nvidia plugin does not play nicely with the GTX670 so I dropped that as well.

    I'm still having issues getting bios to recognize my OS X SSD. In classic mode, the boot drive order lists my DVD drive, my windows SSD, my 3TB HDD twice (which is also a little concerning although for some reason it doesn't list it twice when not in classic mode), then it lists all the slots for my AFT card reader I have installed. So the OS X SSD is missing, however when I press F10 at post, it's listed there as an option. Also, another strange quirk with this motherboard, it wasn't listing those card reader slots yesterday but it is today. Any idea what's going on? Thanks again!
     
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    Aug 18, 2012 at 4:20 AM #6
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    So I tried switching the Samsung SSDs around so that they used different SATA ports. I was using the two blue SATA 6 ports and I just flipped them around. It still only lists one Samsung SSD, but now it boots into chimera instead of Windows 7. What's interesting is that in this method the Windows 7 volume no longer shows up in the chimera boot menu, only the OS X and 3TB volumes appear. Previously, when I had accessed the OS X volume via the F10 boot menu, all the volumes would appear. I'm going to try using the two gray Marvell SATA 6 ports tomorrow and see how that goes. I really don't want to use the SATA 3 ports for obvious reasons.
     
  7. KNNSpeed

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    Aug 18, 2012 at 7:59 AM #7
    KNNSpeed

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    Absolutely! Here you go (attachment)!
    For best results, backup your original kext (copy it somewhere), unzip the modified kext on the desktop, run KextBeast, repair permissions, set "GraphicsEnabler=Yes" and "AtiConfig=Langur" in org.chameleon.Boot.plist (like in the last screenshot of the first post), and reboot.

    Glad to hear it works!

    The duplicate drive listing issue happened to me, too. It turns out one of the two duplicate listings is probably actually your "missing" SSD. I'm not sure how I made this glitch go away exactly (I think changing between Advanced and Normal categories of boot items alleviated it).

    The card reader slots are there because you have "Boot to Removable Devices" enabled. The fact that it didn't appear before also happened to me; I believe much of the BIOS weirdness is simply sloppiness on Intel's part, as it's all seemed GUI-related. You are using the latest BIOS version (0049), correct?

    The Marvell ports will prevent your OS X partition from seeing the drives on the Intel ports, just FYI. I don't know why that is, but that's just what happens. Also, switching drives around on the various ports has weird effects like what you described. If you switch the ports around, you need to fix the boot order in the BIOS, too, because it also gets screwed up.

    I recently did manage to get OS X booting from an option on the Windows 7 boot manager, if that interests you instead of using Chimera for the multiboot menu.
     

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    Aug 18, 2012 at 8:41 PM #8
    ElKanyeEast

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    Hey KNNSpeed,

    I'm really considering your motherboard because it's awesome and what this build will turn out to be is a 3770K with a MSI GTX 670 Power Edition. How was the setup process with this board? Hopefully it works great because I really like this board and I really want to use it.

    Thanks
     
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    Aug 18, 2012 at 11:08 PM #9
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    The setup was actually really smooth; the UniBeast + MultiBeast guide on the main site works great! Just remember to repair permissions in Disk Utility after you use MultiBeast 5.0. I have no experience with a 3rd generation i7 or an NVidia card, but I'm under the impression that the i7-3770K would work better than what I used (an i7-2600K).

    Pretty much everything about the board is functional under OS X except HDMI audio (haven't tried it) because the board requires a Realtek enabler that I think disables HDMI audio. Also, certain very specific Thunderbolt devices just don't work with the board in general at the moment, like the Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter (which seems to just blink repeatedly when plugged in). Intel says this is a compatibility issue with "adapter-like thunderbolt devices," but I'm taking it up with their technical support to see what can be done about it.

    Otherwise, it is indeed a really solid board!
     
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    Aug 18, 2012 at 11:21 PM #10
    ElKanyeEast

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    Well in that case, motherboard here I come! I really like this motherboard like I said before and now I know it's not too much hassle to get it up and running on OSX

    Thanks
     

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