Haswell-E + X99 Motherboard Temporary Guide - OS X 10.9.4
I'm going to wait until better tweaks and support is available for X99 because my current X79 system with just a sleeper overclock hits over 21002 in Geekbench.
From the benchmarks so far, it doesn't seem to be worth the upgrade from a 3930K system. In order for me to upgrade to a new 5930k, it will cost me $1000 just to get maybe 30% faster performance in some areas.
All my main parts have to be changed out.
CPU, mobo, and memory all have to be...
I think scratch build will be hard until Apple releases an update that recognizes the chipset and other devices. The reason it works when you transfer a working Haswell build is that the Z97 chipset is backwards compatible.
If you don't have access to a previous gen build, why would you...
I've experienced some of the same frustrations early on and got stuck as well.
Unibeast USB worked fine initially, OSX installed on fresh SSD, after reboot it would crash even with -x -v PCIRootUID=0
I got frustrated after 4-5 differen't restarts with various switches commonly used.
While the Brix Pro is nice, the upgrade potential is low. I would go with a mini-ITX box over these BRIX because you can easily upgrade and swap parts over time. Brix Pro currently runs too hot and loud when demanding apps are running.
With a Mini-ITX box you can install a better video card...
I'll be honest and tell you that I have not been able to get into Mavericks Setup with Unibeast. The only way I was able to get Mavericks working is that I cloned my working OSX 10.9.3 build from a previous hackintosh and simply boot off with that.
If you have a graphics card it maybe a good...
I do see some of those messages, the sound assertion messages when the AC1150 driver wasn't installed. I will switch to verbose tonight and let you know.
The build is super solid so far, I ran a geekbench and it doesn't seem to be faster nor slower than a Z87 board which is good I suppose...
Imo, I would just build a low powered Steam box running Linux and call it a day. The concept of the Steam box is small form factor and low power while keeping a high end gaming PC to handle the game rendering.
I would clear out all non-Apple ktexts and then re-run Multibeast with all of the correct drivers selected. Another thing to check is whether your audio device is enabled in BIOS. Clear your BIOS settings and load optimized 1st then go and change settings,
Sleep seems to be working. I was able to put the system to sleep and wake it up with no issues.
Currently using Crucial Sport 1600MHZ.
I think the UD3H should be just fine. The reason I got the UD5H because that was the only model available and I don't want to buy the Z97X-Gaming which...
My previous setup includes:
Intel Core i7 4770K
EVGA GTX 650
16GB DDR3 1600mhz memory
Samsung 840 Pro - 512GB
When I saw the new Z97X-UD5H motherboard, really fell in love with the gold theme.
I basically swapped out the old motherboard and replaced it with this...
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I don't know how Intel and Gigabyte get away with selling just the CPU and a small mobo and case for over $500+ for an i5/i7 models when a laptop with the same processor is going for $500-600.
Apple would only benefit if more people use their OS without buying their hardware. People like me even though I can afford their hardware would never buy their current lineup because they don't offer a custom mid-range model. It's either too low end or too pricey highend stuff like MacPro. My...
I loved the idea of this box but it failed on execution. It's sort of like the old Xbox 360, loud and warm. I thought this would be a 3rd gen NUC and they would got the kinks figured out but it's still a very poor design. Maybe because Haswell runs so hot due to the integrated GPU. Maybe...
Installing Maverick on the HP Probook is pretty easy, it was initially tricky because the setup seems to hang initially but just takes awhile to display.
I think Post#1, the guide is good but could use some organization to make it easier to read and take all the info in.
I built the...
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