Felibonilla's Build: Gigabyte Z97-HD3P / i7-4790K / GT 760 4GB

May 29, 2015
i7 4790K
EVGA GTX 760 4Gb
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Felibonilla's Build: Gigabyte Z97-HD3P / i7-4790K / GT 760 4GB​


Gigabyte Z97-HD3P

Intel Core i7-4790K


Kingston KHX2400C11D38GX (8GB) x2

Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB

Seagate 2TB SATA 3.5 Hard Drive


TP-Link N900 Wireless Dual Band PCi Express

Sentey XPLUS Power 625W


Hi guys.
Before anything, I want to say that I'm not an English native. So, forgive my English. :)

So, I want to share with you my experience with my new (and first) Hackintosh machine. It is based on the Buyer's Guide of May/15 for Mac Pro, with a few modifications.

I do not publish anything about the price or where I did buy this parts cos' I'm not in the US. I actually go to some store and made build my baby.

As you can see, I do not have any cooler but the stock for my i7. The mobo and the RAM are different for the Buyer's Guide. This is because my budget was to low for give me the chance of get any liquid cooler and a best motherboard.

Talking about software, I used the UniBeast and MultiBeast software for install OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. The installation was 70% smooth. It gives me some kernel panic at the beginning, after put off Vd-t on the BIOS. I install Yosemite 10.10.2. Update to 10.10.3 and ran MultiBeast with this resulting build configuration:

Quick Start > DSDT Free
Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > ALC887/888b Current v100302
Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > Optional HDAEnabler > Audio ID: 1
Drivers > Disk > 3rd Party SATA
Drivers > Disk > TRIM Enabler > 10.10.3 TRIM Patch
Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.14.1364
Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.14.1364 Plugins
Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.14.1364 HWMonitor Application
Drivers > Network > Realtek > RealtekRTL81xx v0.0.90
Bootloaders > Chimera v4.1.0
Customize > Boot Options > 1080p Display Mode
Customize > Boot Options > Basic Boot Options
Customize > Boot Options > Generate CPU States
Customize > Boot Options > Hibernate Mode - Desktop
Customize > Boot Options > Kext Dev Mode
Customize > Boot Options > Use KernelCache
Customize > System Definitions > Mac Pro > Mac Pro 3,1
Customize > Themes > tonymacx86 Black​

I put the hands on this machine and make the Geekbench test. This is the results:


After that I tested everything. Restart, the boot was smooth. (Some times It gives me Kernel Panic, why is that?) The sound, the graphics, every thing works fine except for the Ethernet Connection. It doesn't matter, I have good Wi-Fi.
I install Adobe CS6 Suite (Not the CC cos' I use CS6 at work). Install ProTools 10.3.9 patch, Reason 5 and Office. Cose' the version of OS X comes without iWork suite. Everything was going good until my first render on Adobe. As you can see, my i7 was running at 4,4GHz, what is very high for the stock cooler. I didn't notice until the HWMonitor screams me that CPU1 was overheating. I saw the temperature, and it was at 90C (!). I did I do? Go to the BIOS, turn off Turbo boost, turn off K OC, change the clock to 3.0 GHz and change the VCore to 1.02. Until I buy some decent liquid cooler, I will keep this setting. I do not want to burn my 4790K.
After that, my CustoMac is going well except for some freeze that happened time to time. I'm working or gaming and suddenly freeze at all. Anything works, neither mouse or keyboard. It just stay like a JPEG on screen. Why this happened? It is by the RAM, or some setting in the BIOS?

Well. I hope you enjoy my first post about my first CustoMac.

Have a nice day.


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