GA-Z77X-UD5H - i7 3770K - HD4000 - 16GB Corsair Dominator

Oct 26, 2011
OS X Maxericks
3,5 Ghz Intel Core i7
AMD Radeon HD 6870 1024MB
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pieter1991's Build: GA-Z77X-UD5H - i7 3770K - HD4000​


Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H iZ77, SATA600 RAID, USB3.0

Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50GHz 8MB Box

Corsair Dominator 4x4GB, DDR3, PC12800, CL8

Seasonic Platinum Series 660W, Modulair

OCZ SSD Vertex 4, 128GB, SATA600

Seagate Harddisk 3.5" 2TB, SATA600, 7200rpm

LG Blu-Ray Burner

TP-Link PCI-e Adapter TL-WDN4800 WLAN 450Mbit

Already Owned

Apple OS X Mountian Lion @ App Store

Apple Keyboard

Logitech G700 Mouse

Very old case and 19" Samsung Screen

Wish list

GeForce GTX670

a 27" Monitor with 2560x1440 resolution

ssd for windows

bluetooth dongle



This is my very first hackintosch. Years ago, I heard about it for the first time. Back then, they were very unstable systems, you could run mac but it had a few downsides, too.

I own a Macbook Pro mid 2009 and love how Apple makes his laptops - great robust design, with long battery life. Really a beautiful machine! The only thing with Apple is that it is expensive! Last year, I put a 120GG SSD and 8GB RAM into it. Still a great machine for on the road, but I need a big ass machine to do rendering stuff.

I didn't really use Windows for a long time. XP was the latest system I had and used a couple of times Windows 7 at school. The main reason I need Windows is for SolidWorks, a 3D modeling/engineer program. Later on maybe some gaming..
I decided to work with the latest version of windows 8 to keep up to date.

So, I tried my first build. I'm little on budget so I do it in steps. Thats the reason I don't have an graphic card yet, right now i'm working with the HD4000. For now it is fine.

The Install

The UniBeast install guide was really step by step and very easy. I have one 16GB USB with three partitions, one for ML, UniBeast and the last for Windows. So I was very cocky and didn't made one partition. This resulted that my system won't boot...
So I did it over with a single partition on an other 8GB USB.
It really was a piece of cake... Why it didn't work out with other partitions I still don't know...

Some of the things here I didn't fully understand, I followed the install guide other users posted.
This worked out very well. I didn't have any crash or something so far!
Upcoming week I start testing and tweaking, everything will be updated than.

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Windows 8
I was able to start the install but I get an error when I have to select a partition.
The solution is to un-plug every disk and usb except the one where you want to install windows.
Than you can just select the partition and install it without any problems.

Remaining Issues

-HD4000 64mb shared memory instead of 512mb
Sometimes when I start my build the screen has an other resolution than normal. When I check the "about this mac" it says it has only 64mb shared memory instead of 512... When I restart most of the time it is normal again at 512mb. But it keeps coming back sometimes...

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-Firewire400 port doesn't work

-Apple Wired Keyboard in Windows