[Success] SquadSeven's Build - i7 4770k - GA-Z87X-UD3H - 16GB RAM - GTX 780 3GB
[Success] [Mavericks] SquadSeven's Build - i7 4770k - GA-Z87X-UD3H - 16GB RAM - GTX 780 3GB
Case: Corsair Carbide Series Black 500R
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)
Graphics Card: MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5
Boot Disk: Samsung Electronics MZ-7PD128BW 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive
Other Disk: Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM
Power Supply: Seasonic 80Plus Power Supply M12II 620 BRONZE
Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SATA DVD¡ARW Internal Drive 224BB/BEBE
Wifi Card: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800
DELL ST2420L Display
They're not selling these anymore.
The following post below has been updated for OSX 10.9.1 on the 23rd of December 2013.
IMPORTANT: The new revision of GTX 780s (GK110B) is not OpenGL compatible with OSX 10.9.1. Mine is working because its the GK110 version.
-I couldn't get the HD4600 to play nice with the GTX780 for some reason so I disabled it.. But hey who needs it when you've got a GTX780.
-Also, you might get this error "Error 0x31 Block 0x0 Sectors 0" as I did. No idea why it's happening but all it does is slow down the boot up. Not much of an issue.
-If you have an extra HDD like mine and its formatted in NTFS cause you used Windows previously, OS X won't mount it. You'll need to get an NTFS software like Paragon NTFS for Mac which is paid
What Works (tested)
- USB 3.0
- Audio (front port and rear green port)
- FakeSMC Plugins + HWMonitor
What Doesn't Work
- Nothing so far
Installation Instructions for OSX 10.9.3
A) Initial Bios Configuration
1. Update the motherboard's BIOS to version F8m via the instructions in the post below. You need to use F8m to get a stable system up and running.
2. Enter the Bios and Press F2 to load the Classic View
3. Press F7 to load optimized default values then proceed to change it.
3.1. Under Peripherals > xHCI Mode, change it to AUTO
3.2. Under Peripherals > xHCI Hand-OFF, change it to ENABLED
3.3. Under Peripherals > EHCI Hand-OFF, Change it to Enabled
3.4. Under Peripherals > Internal Graphics, Change it to Disabled.
3.5. Under Peripherals > Init Display First, change it to the PCIe slot that you placed your graphics card in.
3.6. Under Power Management > Wake on Lan, change it to Disabled.
3.7. Under BIOS Features > Boot Options, change it to your boot disk but pick the one that starts with P2 or some number like that.
- Do not select the UEFI version else you will get the missing operating system error.
4. Save and Exit Bios.
B) Installing Mavericks 10.9.3
1. Follow the installation guide here for 10.9.3 by tonymacx86: Link
To boot from USB into installation, I did not need to include any boot flags.
However after installation and the first reboot, I had to include -x to boot into safe mode.
2. MultiBeast Configuration
- The TRIM Enabler is only if you have an SSD
- The WIFI card should work by default
- 1080p display is if your monitor supports that resolution and you'd like to see a higher resolution boot screen, otherwise completely optional
See if your installation works by rebooting! If all goes well, you should have had no need to include any boot flags.
Super Basic Troubleshooting
- Try booting with -x and -v, if you make it in, try repairing disk permissions via disk utility. That helped me a couple of times.
- Boot Zero Error: Link
- If you have random freezes: Link
SUPER IMPORTANT UPDATE 25th May 2014 - SYSTEM FREEZE + SOLUTION
After updating to 10.9.3, which you totally should if you have not, and on bios version F7 I've been getting a very unstable system with many many freezes ~2-3mins after boot. It's a very common problem, apparently, after referencing other user's build guides and good news! There's a solution!
Here's what I've got:
1) Update your BIOS to F8m here. Credits to Short. Thanks a whole lot mate.
- Do not use the official version from the gigabyte website. They are version F8 and F9. Stay away from those. It is IMPORTANT that you use F8m.
- Download the file from mediafire and put in into a FAT32 USB Flash Drive.
- Go into the BIOS, and load Q-Flash (found at the "Save and Exit" screen), and select the F8m bios
- After it's done updating, make sure you Load Optimized Default Values and follow the guide above to set up your bios correctly
Yosemite Installation Guide - 9th December 2014
1. Follow this guide:
Guide: Update OS X Mavericks to OS X Yosemite Using UniBeast and MultiBeast
For our motherboard, you must boot from USB via the BIOS. It won't appear in your OSX bootloader (Chimera or others). Press F12 upon boot to choose the USB. If you have two choices for your USB, select the other one that is not UEFI.
2. Follow this configuration for multi-beast.
- the 1080p thing is optional and only for those whose monitors are 1080p resolution
- after selecting DSDT-free, make sure you disable the 3rd party SATA. (credits) If you did accidentally select it and can't boot, boot into safe mode -x and than manually remove it from /System/library/extensions. It should be among the first few Kexts.
- do not select USB 3.0 kext cause its natively supported
3. If sound isn't working, go into system preferences and change the output.