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Building a CustoMac: Buyer's Guide April 2013

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Any reason you guys support the nVidia cards over the ATI cards? Do they seem to work better with the CustoMac builds or is it just preference?

I have a Gigabyte Radeon HD 9750, other than the white screen loading into the OS it seems to work great! I've been able to get around it using the fbrotate app.
 

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We recommend NVIDIA since they are the easiest to get working and don't require tricks like the AMD cards do.
 
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Article: Building a CustoMac: Buyer's Guide April 2013

We recommend NVIDIA since they are the easiest to get working and don't require tricks like the AMD cards do.


Do you see issues with the white screen when loading into the OS? Or does that seem to be ATI specific?
 

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Do you see issues with the white screen when loading into the OS? Or does that seem to be ATI specific?
AMD specific, that's why we don't recommend them.
 
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I am thinking of building a hackintosh after having not done so for about 4 years. I have selected what I want and I am thinking of going with the Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P. Is the Rosewill the cheapest card for wireless N out there because I don't need bluetooth? Also, will using just some regular old SATA HDs work as I back up my data to external 2TB and would like to save money that way. Thanks.
 
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Actually it looks like the Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H or GA-Z77N-WIFI would be the better ones to buy with a better everything.
 
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Unfortunnaly I didn't know this guide before I bought my computer and now I have some problems. My configuration: Ga H77-DS3H / i5 3450 (with Intel HD2500) and 2x8GB DDR3 Kingston

The bios version is the same that comes with the motherboard. I'm afraid to update at the moment. I have modified the hard drive to AHCI mode.


I made a boot usb with Unibeast 1.5.3. and Mountain Lion 10.8. I get boot my hackintosh from the usb. I managed to reach the MacOSX Desktop and I have run the Multibeast Mountain Lion 5.3 with 3 options: DSDT- Free instalation, generic audio vodoo and the network for gigabyte mobo's.

Then I restart without USB and it doesn't boot. It asks me to restart, and restart and restart...

Tony, what do you think what is my problem?

Many thanks in advance!!!
 
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Article: Building a CustoMac: Buyer's Guide April 2013

Your problem is the HD2500 graphics, get a compatible GPU.

HD2500 does work in 10.8.3 but not out of the box and requires some setting up to get working
 
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Look on forum similar configurations (GA-Z77-DS3H or GA-H77-DS3H, only the Intel chipset differ, the Z one allow OC) to see what to choose on Multibeast. Update your bios (you need Windows or Cross-over (for Mac) to extract the bios file, then put it on a FAT32 drive, you can use your phone), old bios versions can cause many kernel panics, I experienced it myself on my GA-Z77-DS3H. Your Intel Graphics Chipset is not supported by OS X, so you need a graphic card to have QE/CI working. Then, you have to install bootloader: Chimera (available in Download section of this website) or Chameleon to boot without USB.
Personally, I used Multibeast only to install VoodooHD audio on 10.8.3 update, I used an all-in-one package for GA-Z77-DS3H (compatible with H77 chipsets).

Some links for you:
Configuring UEFI
A build using almost the same motherboard as you
All-in-one GA-Z77-DS3H package (need to install a patched AppleHDA or VoodooHD audio from Multibeast after)
UEFI/BIOS update Check your rev before updating, there is different files for each rev!!! (rev 1.0 or rev 1.1) (written on the motherboard)

If you have any problem that Google/forum search can't solve, you can reply here or post me me a pm
 
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