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    Yo_Mang's 6 Core Editing / Gaming Hackintosh
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    {GREAT SUCCESS} - Yo Mang's Hack Pro - 3930K / GTX670 / Sabertooth X79 (56k Warn!)


    Yo_Mang's 6 Core Editing Hack Pro:3930K / GTX670 / Sabertooth X79 / 32GB Ram / 2 x 128GB SSD / 2 x 2TB HDD





    Here's a list of the components I have used in my build - Along with the usual Amazon and NewEgg links are PCCaseGear links so that anyone looking to build the same system here in Australia can do so from there


    Components

    Processor: Intel 3930K 6 Core 3.2GHz CPU - Great CPU for rendering, converting and multitasking. Unlocked multiplier so great for overclocking
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00603QXPM/
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18759

    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 - 8 x DDR3 Slots, 4 x SATA 6GB/S Ports, Socket 2011 - All rear I/O Working Perfect
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131801
    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-SABERTOOTH-X79-LGA2011-Motherboards/dp/B0061XSBZG/
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18776

    Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX670 Windforce Overclocked Edition - Overclocked out of the box, 2GB GDDR5, 1344 CUDA Cores, Keeps cool with custom heat sink and fan setup. Works natively with OSX Mountain Lion
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=gigabyte+670
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=20209

    Memory: 32GB Corsair Vengeance - 4 x 8GB - Sticks for future upgradability. 1600MHz 10-10-10-27 Timings. A little on the slowish side but cheap quality RAM. If you have room left I would spend more on RAM. NOTE: I bought 2 x 16GB Kits
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233246
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-1600MHz-Memory-CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10/dp/B006EWUO22/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344400406&sr=1-1&keywords=CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=19290

    Storage - Startup and Applications: 2 x Samsung 830 128GB SSD's in RAID 0 - Effectively a 240GB Double Speed SSD. Tiny size, reliable performance on SandForce controller. RAID was easy to set up[/B]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147134
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0077CR60Q/
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=20429

    Storage - User Files and General Storage: 2 x Segate Barracuda Hard Drives in RAID 0 - Effectively a 2TB Double Speed HSS. SATA 3, 64MB Cache
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834
    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-ST2000DM001-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal/dp/B005T3GRN2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344401192&sr=1-1&keywords=segate+barracuda+2tb
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=19554

    Power Supply: Corsair HX650 - Modular power supply helps for cable management, 4 x PCI-e Cables for Graphics, 80 PLUS BRONZE award
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012&Tpk=hx650
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-Certified-compatible-Platforms/dp/B002LVUPZQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344402084&sr=1-1&keywords=hx650
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=12918

    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 Closed Loop Water Cooling - 240mm x 120mm Radiator fits directly in my case. Super easy installation, keeps CPU nice and cool
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Extreme-Performance-Liquid-CWCH100/dp/B0051U7HMS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344402244&sr=1-1&keywords=h100
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17961

    Case: Corsair 600T White Edition - Awesome case. Great features, completely tool-less, awesome cable management, great looks and high quality
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CC600TWM-WHT-Special-Graphite-Computer/dp/B004O0PAKW/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344401927&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=600t+wgite
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17168

    Fans: 2 x Cougar Vortex 120mm Black - These fans push 70CFM at 18db. Quiet on idle although can get a bit noisy under 100% load
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553006
    http://www.amazon.com/Cougar-CFV12H-Vortex-120mm-Case/dp/B0065L9FN6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344402493&sr=1-1&keywords=cougar+vortex
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17961

    Webcam: Logitech C270 - Works without drivers on Mac. Simple cheap webcam to get by
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104648
    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Widescreen-Calling-Recording-960-000694/dp/B004FHO5Y6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344404488&sr=1-1&keywords=c270
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17562

    Wifi Card: Apple BCM94322MC Card plus Mini PCI-e to PCI-e adapter - will be used for native working wifi[/B]
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003U61UIM/
    http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_n....c0.m270.l1313
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Q751BA/
    http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_n....c0.m270.l1313

    Operating System: Mac OSX Mountain Lion 10.8
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-...512?ls=1&mt=12

    Monitors: 2 x LG IPS234V 23 Inch IPS Monitors - IPS Panels giving 178 degree viewing angle, 5ms response
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005342
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SUDU9Q/
    http://www.estore.com.au/23_IPS_PANE...x#.UCH8vsge6I0


    Already Owned

    Mouse: Razer Lachesis Gaming mouse - great functionality and quality - have had this for a while
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153100
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ZML17Q/
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16287

    Generic Keyboard (for the time)



    Comments

    First up, I'd like to thank the following members from the forum for giving information and having previously built systems that have very detailed instructions that helped my build go smoothly:

    boynep - Thanks for the help via PM!
    MK500 - Well written documentation of his similar build
    mitchellk - Again another great write up for a similar system.

    Of course a huge thanks also goes to MacMan / TonyMac and the whole community for the software, helpful forums and great help.

    This Hackintosh's main purpouse is for video production and editing. As I'm in my final year of Uni and moving away next year to work for a production company, I needed something a bit more powerful than my iMac. The hardware I used in this build is all great quality and pretty high end so this machine is built to perform well under those circumstances.

    Firstly. I went for a Socket 2011 X79 Setup. There isn't a stack of builds floating around using this but enough to get plenty of information for the build. I was really set on using a 6 core CPU to get the best render times and geeral performance I could so I decided on the 3930K. These CPU's are awesome and built to be overclocked so I decided that I would run that at about 4.5GHz. More information on the overclocking in the "Setup and Install" section.



    Don't forget that if you're planning to overclock then you are going to need a CPU cooler to take care of the extra heat it will put off. I would really recommend overclocking if you are comfortable doing so as the performance increases you can gain for free are awesome. For my CPU Cooler I went for a Corsair H100 as it fits perfectly in my case and performs really well while being nice and quiet. I didn't install the standard Corsair fans but instead some Cougar fans that blow 70CFM at 18db in a pull configuration at the top of my case.



    The motherboard I used is a Asus X79 Sabertooth. I used this as it's a great tough, reliable and well built board from Asus and it had previously been used and tested in other Hackitosh builds so I already had a base to build off for that. The board has 8 DIMM slots supportig up to 64gb of RAM, 2 PCI-E 3.0 16x slots, 4 x SATA 3 Ports (2 Marvel 2 Intel), USB3 and Firewire were the main drawing points for me to buy the board. Plus I trust Asus as a brand and they use military grade components in this board. My only problem with this board is that there is no FireWire header on the board, but there is a port on the back of the motherboard so this isn't such a problem.



    For graphics I went for the Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce OC Edition. This comes with a custom 3 fan cooler and heat sync which works great. It keeps the temperatures really low and is quiet while it does it. I really reccomend this card - best of all it works natively with Mountain Lion, it's only a little extra over a base reference card but adds an OC out of the box, a great cooler and it's only a few percent slower than the much more expensive GTX 680. Another reason for going this card is the large amount of CUDA cores (1344) which allow for graphics acceleration in Adobe Premere Pro and Adobe After Effects. With some quick edits in Terminal you can add GTX 670 to the list of cards accepted in CS6 to get great quick performance, check out "Setup and Install" for more on that.



    For RAM I went for 32GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3. This is plenty for the time, and I chose to go with 4 x 8GB sticks so if for some reason in the future I want to go 64GB I can put it straight in.



    For storage I chose to go with RAID setups on both of my storage drives and my OS drive. Check out the "Setup and Install" for how I set up the RAID on these drives . I went for 2 x 128GB Samsung 830 SSD's in RAID 0 and 2 x 2TB Segate Barracuda HDD's in RAID 0. After partitioning these drives and putting them in RAID I ended up with a 216GB SSD RAID for OS and 3.8TB HDD RAID for storage (The rest is used for Windows). The SSD holds all of my installed applications as well as current project footage for fast access. Once the project is complete, all the raw and converted footage plus project files are moved on to the HDD RAID.



    For networking I have the built in Ethernet which works great and a "DIY Airport Card". This consists of a PCI to Mini PCI Adapter and a new Apple Airport card. The Airport card simply installs in to the adapter, the antennas from the adapter clip in to the card and the card slots straight in the PC. This works natively with Mountain Lion as it is an Apple branded Wireless card and is a great, cheap alternative to other cards and garunteed to be supported by OSX! Check out Part 2 for my guide on how to build one! Check out this link for another great guide if you need one!
    http://x86wifi.blogspot.com.au/2010/...port-card.html

    Power supply is a Corsair HX650 which provides enough for everything in the build and is modular so helps greatly with cable management.

    And finally the case. I bought the Corsair 600T White Edition. Man, what a sweet case! First up, although it's advertised as a mid tower case it pushes the limits of that. It's pretty large. The white and black theme looks really awesome and it's super high quality all around. The case is completely tool-less, except for screws if your installing SSD's. Add to that the awesome configuration for cable management and the fully black inside, it makes for a really neat, tidy looking case. I'd recommend this case easily to anyone who likes the look of it, just know that it's big! It's also super convenient that the H100 fits so well in it if your wanting to go for water cooling in your setup.



    If your looking for a guide on how to build a computer, Newegg have a very comprehensive video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls so check that out. It's not as hard as what you would think, as long as you take your time you should be fine with everything.




    Problems with Build

    Sleep and SpeedStep is currently not working - this is a problem with X79 as no power management has not been developed yet
    USB 3 Doesn't work - This is a problem with Mountain Lion and it seems this is getting worked on at the moment


    Edit Log

    8/8/2012 - Added OpenCL Guide
    9/8/2012 - Added "Building Airport Card" to Part 2
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    {GREAT SUCCESS} - Yo Mang's Hack Pro - 3930K / GTX67 / Sabertooth X79


    Part 2 - Setup & Install

    I did a few things on this hackintosh worth mentioning and explaining for those that want some more info. First up would be the OS Install and RAID Setup.

    After a couple of days of trial and error I finally found how to get this thing working perfectly. I was getting Kernel Panics on boot using settings that other people had posted but ended up going through one by one and finding what I needed and finally got everything working 100%.

    So here's a guide on how I did my install. Note that if you don't plan on having a RAID setup then skip that section. This is also tailored to this specific build for people who are copying this, so your settings may be different (especially in MutiBeast) if you have different hardware.


    Installing Mountain Lion using UniBeast

    Note: For this install you will need access to a Mac and an 8GB (or bigger) USB Thumb Drive. If you can't access a Mac see the other guides on this site on how to go from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion with a Snow Leapord DVD.

    1) Purchase and download Mountain Lion from the App Store ($20 US)

    2) Visit tonymacx86.com and head to the downloads section and download a copy of Unibeast. While you are here, also download a copy of MultiBeast for later use.

    3) In spotlight, search for "Disk Utility" and open it up

    4) In Disk Utility, select your thumb drive and go to the "Partition" tab.

    5) Select "1 Partition" in the Partition Layout section and "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" in the format options and then click "Options". Select "Master Boot Record" from the 3 options in this window. You can name the drive what you like, I called mine "OSX ML INSTALL"

    6) Click "Apply" and wait a few seconds for your thumb drive to be formatted. (NOTE: All data will be erased off the drive)



    7) Once Mountain Lion has finished downloading, run UniBeast

    8) Go through UniBeast as you would a normal application, when it comes to "Destination Select", chose your thumb drive

    9) Continue in UniBeast and leave it to run. This may take a while as it has to copy a few GB worth of data from the Mountain Lion install file.

    10) Once it has finished you are ready to use it to install Mountain Lion on your machine! It's a good idea now to also put MultiBeast on the thumb drive in case you have no internet access once you install.


    Installing Mountain Lion from UniBeast USB

    1) Insert the USB in to Hackintosh. Turn on the computer and press and hold DELETE on the keyboard when the Sabertooth spash screen comes on. This should take you to the Asus BIOS.

    2) On the bottom of the screen click on "Boot Devices" and then select your thumb drive. You should then be presented with the Chimera load screen.

    3) Select the USB Drive which will start the install of Mountain Lion OSX

    4) Before you start installing, go up the top to "Utilities" then "Disk Utility"

    5) Select the Partition tab. Select "1 Partition" in the Partition Layout section and "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" in the format options and then click "Options". Select "GUID Partition" from the 3 options in this window. You can name the drive what you like, I called mine "Mac OS"

    NOTE: For those who want to install the OS to a RAID Setup, you must install Mountain Lion to a drive that WILL NOT BE IN THE RAID SETUP (a 3rd drive). Later when everything is setup we will set up The RAID and clone the OS to the new RAID drive.



    6) Once you have formatted the drive, exit Disk Utility and install Mac OSX as normal, making sure to select the correct drive when it asks for the install location.

    7) Once the setup is done Mountain Lion should open up. Congrats! You've installed Mountain Lion! But we aren't done yet, the drive still isn't bootable and the right kexts haven't been installed for your setup. For this we need Multibeast.

    NOTE: If you do shut down the computer you will have to have the USB drive insterted and chose it from boot devices. Select the hard drive you just installed the OS to.


    Installing Kexts and Files from MultiBeast

    NOTE: These setting are specific to this exact setup, and if you have differing hardware these may not work for you.

    1) Run Multibeast from the thumb drive or download a copy from the computer

    2) When it comes to the Multibeast options, select only the following:


    EasyBeast Install
    Repair Permissions
    ALC8xxHDA
    Apple HDA Rollback
    ALC892
    IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector
    3rdParty SATA
    TRIM Enabler
    Motherboard Plugins (FakeSMC Plugins)
    USB 3.0 - NEC/Renasas and Etron
    hnak's AppleIntelIE1000e Ethernet


    3) Chose the disk where you installed the OS to and run MultiBeast. Let this all install.

    4) Once this is done, search in spotlight (the magnifying glass at the top right of the desktop) for "Extra". There should be a folder that has been created by MultiBeast by that name.

    5) Open the folder and then open the file "Org.chameleon.Boot.plist" in TextEdit

    6) You'll now see a list of commands for the startup of the disk. To get vision from the GTX670 you have to change one of the strings. Change "GraphicsEnabler" from "Yes" to "No".

    7) Also add the sting and command as follows:

    Code:
    <key>SMcputype</key>
    <string>1281</string>
    It should look similar to this:




    8) Add this string and command also to the file called "smbios.plist" in the "Extra" folder. It should look similar to this




    9) Once all of this has been changed, save it, close and shut down the computer. While the computer is off, remove the USB drive then power it back on. If all went well, your computer should now boot in to OSX Lion 100% Working!

    NOTE: You may have to change the boot order of your hard drives in the BIOS. If the computer doesn't boot, try chaging this. If you are getting any boot errors, double check you copied these instructions exactly and that you have the same hardware.


    Setting up RAID 0

    This process is only for those wanting a RAID setup. I followed this great youtube video that demonstrates the whole process. Note that the 2 drives you want to use for the RAID will be formatted so all the data will be lost. Your OS must be installed on a 3rd drive so that it can be cloned to the new RAID setup.

    Thanks to CPUKid00 for the great video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IzvhBbEXoY

    You'll need the following to set up RAID 0:
    Existing OS X Installation
    Chimera standalone installer
    CharlesSoft Pacifist
    Carbon Copy Cloner
    UniBeast flash drive
    Drives going into the Raid

    1) Once again, open up Disk Utility on your newly working Hackintosh

    2) Select a drive then select the RAID tab. Select both drives to use for the RAID by command + clicking on them and drag them in to the space in the RAID section

    3) Name the drive what you like, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and change the RAID type to "Striped" - this will make it a RAID configuration. Go ahead and chose a RAID stripe size. This size determines how big the chunks of data stored on a single drive are. Use a large number to stor larger files like videos. Smaller for smaller day to day type setups (office work, work docs etc)

    4) Click "Create" and wait for the RAID to be created.

    5) In Disk Utility, Select the new RAID drive and hit Command + i. This will bring up the information on the drive. Find the "RAID Identifier" number and copy the number to a TextEdit document

    6) Run Carbon Copy Cloner and select the source as your current boot drive and the destination as the new RAID setup. Let that run. You can do the following steps as this copies over

    7) Open the drive you are currently booted in to and copy the "Extra" folder to your desktop

    8) From the desktop open the org.chameleon.boot.plist file in TextEdit. Undernearth "Kernal Flags" between the <string> codes, delete what is there and put in the following:

    Code:
    rd=uuid boot-uuid=[paste RAID identifier] npci=0x-2000
    It should look like this:



    NOTE: I have blurred part of my ID number to save confusion as yours will be different.

    9) Save this file and close it. Open up Pacafist and select "Open Package" and select the Chimera installer.

    10) Navigate to "User" then "Directory" then "i386". Copy the files EXCEPT FOR boot0md to your desktop.

    11) Open up Teminal and tupe in ''sudo su", hit enter, type in your admin password and hit enter.

    12) Type in "diskutil list" to show all the disks and partitions in the computer

    13) Look for the drives that say "Apple Boot OS X". These 2 will be the drives to RAID

    14) Type in "cd Desktop" to change the directory to the desktop.

    15) Type in the following commands to the Terminal, hitting ender after each one.

    NOTE: Your disk names may be different! Check in the list to see what your disk numbers are and adjust this code accordingly. The partition names may also be different so double check you have the right name!

    Code:
    fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk0
    Code:
    fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk1
    Code:
    dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s3
    Code:
    dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk1s3
    Code:
    diskutil mount disk0s3
    Code:
    cp boot /Volumes/Boot\ OS\ X/
    Code:
    cp -R Extra /Volumes/Boot\ OS\ X/
    Code:
    diskutil unmount disk0s3
    Code:
    diskutil mount disk1s3
    Code:
    cp boot /Volumes/Boot\ OS\ X/
    Code:
    cp -R Extra /Volumes/Boot\ OS\ X/
    Code:
    diskutil unmount disk1s3
    Code:
    exit
    16) Shut down the computer. At this stage I unplugged all drives except the ones used in my RAID and turned the computer back on.

    NOTE: After turning my computer on, computer booted straight in to the RAID and I did not have to do anything else. The tutorial I followed outlines further steps that may be needed in your case. If this doesn't work, follow the rest of this from 11:00 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IzvhBbEXoY.[/COLOR]

    17) Confirm that your RAID is working by booting to it and checking your volume storage. Run the "Black Magic Disk Speed Test" and enjoy the speed of your new RAID setup! Shut down your computer and reconnect the other drives.

    Your computer should now automatically boot in to the Chimera Boot Loader and have your RAID setup as the default! If not, you may have to check your boot order in your BIOS or run the further steps in the video tutorial.


    Enabling CUDA Acceleration for Adobe CS6

    Thanks to VidMuze for this awesome video on how to get CUDA Accelerated Performance in CS6. Adobe only has a small number of cards that are natively selected to support CUDA acceleration, but it's easy to change it to your own! This will work on almost ANY nVidia GPU

    NOTE: This only works with nVidia cards that support CUDA. ATI / AMD Cards will not work.

    1) Go to System Preferences and Select CUDA. Make sure you update to the lastest CUDA Drivers



    If this doesn't come up, visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/mac-driver-archive.html to download them

    2) Open Terminal and run the following command to show GPU information:

    Code:
    /Applications/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS6/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS6.app/Contents/GPUSniffer.app/Contents/MacOS/GPUSniffer
    Enter your password and hit enter

    3) From this, find the name of your Graphics card. In my case it is "GeForce GTX 670". Copy the name



    4) In Terminal, paste the following command to edit the accepted cards in Premiere Pro CS6:

    Code:
    sudo nano /Applications/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS6/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS6.app/Contents/cuda_supported_cards.txt
    5) Hit the down arrow until you get to empty space. Paste the name of the Graphics Card in here.



    6) After that is done, press Control + X, press Y to accept changes then hit Enter to exit

    7) In Terminal, paste the following command to edit the accepted cards in After Effects CS6:

    Code:
    sudo nano /Applications/Adobe\ After\ Effects\ CS6/Adobe\ After\ Effects\ CS6.app/Contents/raytracer_supported_cards.txt
    8) Hit the down arrow until you get to empty space. Paste the name of the Graphics Card in here.

    9) After that is done, press Control + X, press Y to accept changes then hit Enter to exit.

    And that's it! CUDA Acceleration should now work and you should be able to select the graphics card in your After Effects and Premiere settings!






    Enabling OpenCL

    The following steps will allow you to enable OpenCL on the GTX 670. This also works for the GTX 680 but other cards I'm not sure about.

    1) Download the file "libclh.dylib" from http://rghost.net/39181502

    2) Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions and find the file "GeForceGLDriver.bundle"

    3) Right click on this file and select "Show Package Contents"

    4) Select "Contents" then "Mac OS" and you will find the original "libclh.dylib" file. Rename this "libclhBAK.dylib"

    5) Copy the new "libclh.dylib" file you just downloaded, enter your password and restart your computer. Done!


    Building Airport Card

    This is super easy to do and leaves you with a genuine Apple wireless card that works natively! More info can be found here: http://x86wifi.blogspot.com.au/2010/...port-card.html

    You'll need:

    - PCI to Mini PCI Adapter (One with antenna)
    - Apple BCM94322MC Airport Card (Try and get a Genuine Apple one, the others are known to need a bit more fiddling to get to work)



    1) Remove the metal shield (if yours came with one) on the PCI adapter by bending the tabs on the bottom and pulling it off

    2) While the card is still off the board, connect 2 of the antena leads (doesn't matter which ones) to the Airport card. These need a bit of a solid push to click in so it's easier to do before you put the card in.

    3) Slot the card in to the Mini PCI slot on the board and push it until it's in fully (you'll be able to feel when it stops)



    4) If wanted, put screws through the board and adapter holes to keep it in although not necessary. You can also re-install the shield to give it a cleaner look

    5) Shut down your computer and install the card into a PCI slot. Connect 2 antennas to the ports that you hooked to your card.

    6) Boot up your computer and enjoy the WiFi!



    Seeing as it's a genuine Apple card, it just works once it is installed. All I had to do was click Apply in the network preferences box that came up and my wireless started working great!
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    Part 3 - Performance and Benchmarks


    Overall, I have been blown away with how well my hackintosh has been performing. For my application, that is alot of video editing, graphics, rendering and converting it works wonders. The first thing I tested was converting my H264 footage from my 5D Mark II to Pro Res HQ - it blazed through that like no other Mac I've tried.

    Applications load so fast - Final Cut Pro and Photoshop just pop up and After Effects and Premiere open super quickly. If it isn't obvious, I'm estatic about how well it performs.

    Having SSD's as the OS ad Application Drive while using the HDD's as storage makes it snappy to open everything I have. The left over space holds media files for the current project I am working on, so these files are only stored there for a couple of weeks at a time before being moved off to the HDD's.

    Another big bonus is the acceleration in After Effects. I have never seen projects render or playback as great as they do. There was also a big difference in it's performance after I enabled CUDA acceleration and the GTX 670 is doing a great job for that.


    Anyway on to the benchmarks!



    Geekbench Results

    Here's my Geekbench results. At the moment I only have the trial version so am restricted to testing in 32 bit mode. Once I pay for it I'll update with my 64 bit scores!

    This is my system information according to Geekbench. The only difference betwee each run is the Core Speed




    All results were tested at 4.6GHz, Stock GTX 670 Clock, and using Geekbench Version 2.3.3



    Stock 3.2 GHz Clock Speed



    At the stock speed of 3.2GHz in 32 bit Geekbench I scored 14,272. Not a bad score, but some overclocking could definitely up that number a little!


    Overclocked 4.0GHz Clock Speed



    At a mid-point overclock of 4.0GHz in 32 bit Geekbench I scored 17,772. This is getting to be a real score! But I do want to squeeze a bit more out of my system so I overclocked a little more


    Overclocked 4.6GHz Clock Speed



    At a high overclock of 4.6GHz in 32 bit Geekbench I scored 20,351. This is an awesome result that I'm really happy with! I think it would be eve better if I had different RAM or tightened the timings, but this is proving to be reliable for the time and working great. The results speak for themselves, a similar performing Mac Pro is $8k+!



    So just in geekbench results I am super happy! Hopefully I can get an even better score at the same speed when I have a crack at the memory.




    Cinebench Results

    So far I have only run Cinebench at my current clock speed (4.6GHz) So these are the results for it!


    All results were tested at 4.6GHz, Stock GTX 670 Clock, and using Cinebench Version 11.5







    As you can see in these, the Cinebench results are also great. 48.83FPS for the OpenGL and 13.19 Points for the CPU. Really happy again with these results. The 6 cores really help push this score up, and this shows how good this setup is for rendering





    LuxMark Results

    LuxMark is a free OpenCL Benchmarking program that can test CPU only, GPU only as well as CPU + GPU.

    Overall I'm fairly happy with how my results came out, although I think maybe they should have been a little higher. You can check out submitted results by others here: http://www.luxrender.net/luxmark/. Bear in mind before comparing scores that alot of these setups are using Xeon CPU's (dual CPU in some cases) and multiple graphics cards. Check their specs if you want to compare! I'd be interested to see how this compares to other Hackintoshes on this site!


    All results were tested at 4.6GHz, Stock GTX 670 Clock, and using LuxMark Version 2.0


    Simple Test - LuxBall HDR


    CPU





    GPU





    CPU + GPU






    Medium Test - Sala


    CPU





    GPU





    CPU + GPU






    Complex Test - Room


    CPU




    GPU




    CPU + GPU







    These are the only benchmarks I have run so far, but if there is another benchmark you would like me to run feel free to let me know and I'll test it out!
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    Part 4 - Conclusion












    All in all - I have been super happy with how this build has turned out. I've been doing a fair bit of After Effects work as well as FCP 7 edits over the last couple of weeks and have loved the performance of this machine.


    It is a little annoying not having power management working, seeing as I am running at 4.6GHz it would be preferable for Speed Step to work so that it could jump down at times when the system is idling.


    This is my first attempt at a Hackintosh and I have to say a big thankyou to the TonyMacX86 community for the wealth of knowledge and support throughout. There is so much great information on this site and everyone I have approached for help has been able to help me out and get this thing working. It was a bit of a struggle to start as I was using settings from other builds that didn't work for my setup, but once I found the right MultiBeast settings, a fresh install with those had the system boot and run perfectly.


    Thanks for reading my build and I hope that someone along the lines gets some help from this guide - when I was building my Hackintosh, I really wished there was a source where I could find all the information I needed for the exact build in the one location (including everything from install to optimisation) and thats what I aimed for with this build.

    If your wanting to ask me anything, feel free to post a reply in this thread or send me a PM and I'll be happy to help out!

    Happy Hackintoshing
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    Awesome build, awesome. I was thinking about that case and now I may be sold on it. Also, how does the HX650 perform with your system? I have a 2500K with a 560 Ti and 8GB Corsair XMS3 (1600Mhz, 9-9-9-24) and I have an OCZ ZT 750W power supply yet it's the loudest thing in my Zalman Z11 Case (It sucks). Is the HX650 quiet enough? If it is, I'll probably get an HX750 for future upgrades
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    That is a sweet build! Also nice introduction will go trough part2 now

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElKanyeEast View Post
    Awesome build, awesome. I was thinking about that case and now I may be sold on it. Also, how does the HX650 perform with your system? I have a 2500K with a 560 Ti and 8GB Corsair XMS3 (1600Mhz, 9-9-9-24) and I have an OCZ ZT 750W power supply yet it's the loudest thing in my Zalman Z11 Case (It sucks). Is the HX650 quiet enough? If it is, I'll probably get an HX750 for future upgrades

    Thanks mate

    The HX650 is whisper quiet! Same as the graphics card, it's just the CPU fans that are a little noisy at times


    Part 2: Setup and Install is all finished up! Tomorow I'll continue on and finish Part 3: Performance and Benchmarks then Part 4: Conclusion
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    Really nice build and a very smart write up, did you enable OPENCL! Tutorial here if you need it.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBfcZxZOQAw i use cs6 and would like to swap my i7 950 for a i7 980x, 6 cores makes a great differance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tec Junkie View Post
    Really nice build and a very smart write up, did you enable OPENCL! Tutorial here if you need it.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBfcZxZOQAw i use cs6 and would like to swap my i7 950 for a i7 980x, 6 cores makes a great differance.

    Thanks mate! Cheers for the tip, just did it and updated the guide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo_mang View Post
    Thanks mate

    The HX650 is whisper quiet! Same as the graphics card, it's just the CPU fans that are a little noisy at times


    Part 2: Setup and Install is all finished up! Tomorow I'll continue on and finish Part 3: Performance and Benchmarks then Part 4: Conclusion
    Alright, It's settled. I'm get the HX650/HX750 and the Corsair 600T.
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