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    [Success] [Mavericks] 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


    Components

    Case: Corsair Carbide Series Black 500R
    http://www.amazon.com/B005E983JW

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
    http://www.amazon.com/B00CU4L508

    CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K
    http://www.amazon.com/B00CO8TBQ0

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    http://www.amazon.com/B005O65JXI

    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)
    http://www.amazon.com/B006EWUO22

    Graphics Card: MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5
    http://www.amazon.com/B00CWNYIBU

    Boot Disk: Samsung Electronics MZ-7PD128BW 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive
    http://www.amazon.com/B009NB8WR0

    Other Disk: Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM
    http://www.amazon.com/B0036Q7MV0

    Power Supply: Seasonic 80Plus Power Supply M12II 620 BRONZE
    http://www.amazon.com/B003HE260I

    Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SATA DVD¡ARW Internal Drive 224BB/BEBE
    http://www.amazon.com/B003HE260I

    Wifi Card: TP-LINK TL-WDN4800
    http://www.amazon.com/B007GMPZ0A


    Already Owned

    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.

    Note:
    -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)
    - Sleep
    - USB 3.0
    - Audio (front port and rear green port)
    - FakeSMC Plugins + HWMonitor
    - Wifi
    - Bluetooth

    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

    [Success] SquadSeven's Build - i7 4770k - GA-Z87X-UD3H - 16GB RAM - GTX 780 3GB-screen-shot-2013-12-23-12.52.21-am.png
    Note:
    - 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


    3. Reboot!
    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

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    I have a same machine(4770K+UD3H).
    It fully works, BIOS setting was really helpful for me.
    Good job, thank you!!

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    Glad I could be of help! Took me really long to piece together the BIOS configuration from multiple sources but it was worth it!

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    Fantastic, I'm building my first machine and with every post I find about this MOBO and CPU I'm more convinced that this is the set up I will go with.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    I have audio but it's stuttering. Do you know how to fix this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antiorthodoxy View Post
    I have audio but it's stuttering. Do you know how to fix this?
    By stuttering, do you mean cutting out?

    If so, switching to the black audio port on the back worked for me.

    -devdev001

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    I've only experienced stuttering audio once but a reboot fixed that. Are you using the green rear audio port?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squadseven View Post
    I've only experienced stuttering audio once but a reboot fixed that. Are you using the green rear audio port?
    Yes I'm using that one. Switching to the black audio port gives me nothing at all.

    EDIT: I tried your guide but this pops up when I double click audio_alc898-85_patch.command

    EDIT 2: I got rid of the pop up but the audio is still choppy
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    Hi, huge thanks for posting this, I've been wanting to use the same components (barr the graphics card) and you've given me confidence that they work well and won't bring about too many issues. I'm also quite liking that corsair carbide 500r too. How is it to work with and did you install any extra fans or are the stock ones that are included sufficient for decent airflow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antiorthodoxy View Post
    Yes I'm using that one. Switching to the black audio port gives me nothing at all.

    EDIT: I tried your guide but this pops up when I double click audio_alc898-85_patch.command

    EDIT 2: I got rid of the pop up but the audio is still choppy
    Couldn't really see the picture so i have no idea what's going on. That's strange. Are you sure you have the same motherboard? I don't see why it shouldn't work.

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