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{GREAT SUCCESS} - Yo Mang's Hack Pro - 3930K / GTX670 / Sabertooth X79 (56k Warn!)

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Is the setup of the hack the same with that? I told you, i'm a complete noob in make hackintosh so i expect to follow almost the same process i read through this post.

Last but not least question: what about this 56k warn? Is something i should know about? Do i say some heresy when i recollect this number to the internet speed?
 

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Is the setup of the hack the same with that? I told you, i'm a complete noob in make hackintosh so i expect to follow almost the same process i read through this post.

Last but not least question: what about this 56k warn? Is something i should know about? Do i say some heresy when i recollect this number to the internet speed?
In addition to the advice you receive here, "noobs" are encouraged to the first item in the Guides pull down menu at the top of this page and select "Start Here". There are other good posts to read in the Basics forum section: http://www.tonymacx86.com/basics/. However, I wouldn't read all the threads in the Basic forum section at once because they can be confusing even to the "noob", but read/use them as you gain more knowledge. :thumbup:
 
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Is the setup of the hack the same with that? I told you, i'm a complete noob in make hackintosh so i expect to follow almost the same process i read through this post.

Sorry but that's a recipe for trouble. No hackintosh is the same, even if you use the same exact components. I can tell you that I have built 4 hackintoshes (for myself and friends) using this same "recipe" and yet each and every single one of them had some very specific hurdle that I had to jump through to get it working.

Realize this:

Yo Mang's instructions were written a year and a half ago. Several things have changed since then, and some of the components aren't even available anymore. Chances are the mother board that you will purchase will have a completely different (and at least 1 year newer) BIOS than Yo Mang's. Chances are that the version of Mountain Lion that he installed isn't available anymore, plus he doesn't even tell you what version he used 10.8.x? I can tell you that 10.8.5 introduces different issues than 10.8.4 for instance.

You might seriously consider going up to Mavericks, I mean you might as well build a hacktintosh with the latest OS, especially in light of the increasing number of apps which require it.

I can 99% guarantee that you will run into an issue of some sort even if you follow the instructions to a "t", building a hackintosh is not like building a lego set! If you don't have perseverance, good knowledge of what you are doing, and more than a little intuition; it will end up being a very frustrating experience for you.
 
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One more thing....

If you are a complete noob, you might consider opting for one of the 3770 or 4770 builds. They are based on officially Apple supported chipsets and having build one hackintosh on that CPU (the 3770k in my case), I can say that it was considerably easier to get everything up and running than on a 3930k system.
 

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See the tonymacx86 Buyer's Guide for suggested CustoMac builds and a list of compatible components and accessories. The latest Buyer's Guide can be found in the menu at the top of the page. :thumbup:
 
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The high amount of infos you gave me in this is awesome. But, i'll try to respond to everyone.
To the admin, thanks for posting that infos. When i'll be home i definitely gonna read all of the basics. Yes, i'm a supernoob in pc building in general, my first serious pc for doing the all i do is a Mac. And i just wanted to try-out how a single i7 six core stand to the performance of the OS. If not, i'd stick to Apple since it's the perfect pc to a nongeek like me. But i'll try the same for this thing, seems funny as hell. And i won't get frustrated, i suppose. And no Mavericks. It's not the thing i want in there. Stork and Midphase, thanks for the help, when i'll try to do this i'll definitely go back in here to listen to your advice in case i need some help. It'll be a little difficult know, but if everything is on the way what's the challenge? I could buy a Mac Pro and do the easy way ;) if i'm here is because this world fascinated my so bad i wanna try to do this by myself.

Thanks the both of you for the help and teaching me the first lesson when you build a hack: it requires knowledge and flexibilty to not stick to your frame.
 
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I just finally updated to 10.8.5 after dismissing the OS updater alerts for so many months. Reason why is because 10.8.4 has been so damn stable and 10.8.5 has been problematic to update to.

Unfortunately, 10.8.5 has become the minimum OS requirement for far too many apps and I couldn't ignore it any more.

The upgrade went well after a number of necessary tweaks and restarts. Now my seemingly last issue is that the About This Mac gives me an "unknown processor" despite the fact that I have the appropriate info in my smbios.plist and it was working just fine in 10.8.4.

Any ideas how to get the proper CPU to display correctly again?
 
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any ways to get the pictures working again?
 

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MacOS Sierra Install Guide for Clover (with iMessages and iCloud)

This is a very quick, no-thrills, guide on how I managed to get Sierra installed on my build (which is almost identical to Yo Mangs). I'm going to assume you have a fair understanding on most of this... no hand holding... sorry.

Install MacOS Sierra onto a USB drive with Unibeast and the Non-Legacy Clover settings.

Boot from the USB drive (in a USB 2.0 port) and use these flag settings:

npci=0x3000 cpus=1 -v​

When logged in, open Disk Utility and format the Mac SSD (See bonus tip below for extra help). Install Sierra to that drive.

After it restarts, boot from the USB drive and into the Mac drive with the same flags as before.

Install Multibeast with these:

Quick Start > Legacy Boot Mode
Drivers > Disk > 3rd Party SATA
Drivers > Misc > FaceSMC v6.21-311-g2958g55.1723
Drivers > Misc > VoodooTSCSync > VoodooTSCSync 6 Core
Drivers > Network > Intel > AppleIntelE1000e v3.3.3
Drivers > USB > 3rd Party USB 3.0
Bootloaders > Clover v2.3k r3766 Legacy Boot Mode
Customize > System Definitions > Mac Pro > Mac Pro 5,1​

For audio you must use Multibeast 6. Even though the latest version of Multibeast claims to have the same kexts, they don't seem to work. Install these.

Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > Without DSDT > ALC892
Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > Without DSDT > HDAEnabler​

The audio devices sometimes takes a good few minutes to show up.

Install the latest CUDA driver from Nvidia.

In terminal, allow the use of uncertified applications with this command:

sudo spctl --master-disable​

Using Clover Configurator, mount the Mac EFI drive and open the config.plist file (EFI > EFI > CLOVER).

In the Boot section, enable npci=0x3000.

In Default Boot Volume, type in the name of your drive.

In terminal, enable trim with this command (requires reboot):

sudo trimforce enable​

Reboot. No more flags and no need to select your boot drive needed. You’re done!

Remember to remove the USB drive, it always seems to take priority regardless of BIOS settings.

To get iMessages/iCloud working, follow this guide:


For CUDA Support open terminal and run this:

/Applications/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CC\ 2015.3/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CC\ 2015.app/Contents/GPUSniffer.app/Contents/MacOS/GPUSniffer​

Take note of your CUDA Device Name. Mine is GeForce GTX 670

Then this do this command:

sudo nano /Applications/Adobe\ After\ Effects\ CC\ 2015.3/Adobe\ After\ Effects\ CC\ 2015.app/Contents/Resources/raytracer_supported_cards.txt​

Move the cursor up and enter your Graphics card name to the list. This CUDA trick no longer needs to be done for Premier Pro and the cuda_supported_cards.txt file.

From time-to-time, my system crashes at the apple logo. I haven't found a connection as to why it happens yet. It tends to take ages to do anything until a circle with a line through it shows up. I'm not sure why this happens yet, but an interim solution is...

Put in your original USB drive you made with Unibeast into a USB 2.0 port. Use the same boot flags as before too, but this time boot into your Mac drive straite away. You're now running with 1 CPU (very slow). Open up Multibeast and install the Quick Start > Legacy Boot Mode option. Eject the USB port and restart as normal. Let me know if anyone knows why this happens to them (if at all).

Bonus tip

If you have a Windows system to hand and are having issues with the EFI drive not formatting correctly go here: http://www.howtogeek.com/215349/how...protective-partition-from-a-drive-in-windows/

It essentially says; open disk management and check your disk number of the drive you want to format. Right click the Windows start icon and go to "Command Prompt (Admin)". Type:

diskpart

list disk

select disk [your disk number here]

clean


I hope this helps.
 
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