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[Guide] Sierra on MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC

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Hello all,

My hackinstosh is now done and perfectly working on last Sierra version (10.12.6), so I would share my config. I hope it'll help future users...

Config:
Motherboard: MSI Z107I Gaming Pro AC
Processor: Core i7-6700
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (8GB) x2
CPU Cooler: Corsair H75
HD: Samsung SSD 1To
Graphic card: Inno3D GeForce GTX 1070

I used tonymacx86 tutorial to create my USB boot key. My graphic card wasn't conected during the tutorial, I used graphic card from the motherboard first for the installation then I installed GeForce GTX 1070 graphic card.
Tutorial: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/unibeast-install-macos-sierra-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.200564/

> Ethernet
After Sierra installation, ethernet was working perfectly but if you reboot the system, it won't work.
Install Multibeast > Drivers > Network > Intel > IntelMausiEthernet v2.2.1d1 and reboot
It'll be ok now.

> Graphic card
As I said previously, first I installed Sierra without the GeForce GTX 1070 graphic card, and I used the graphic card from motherboard.

When Sierra was ready (no Sierra update was done), connect the graphic card and launch the WebDriver-367.15.10.05f01.pkg (for Sierra 10.12). Link: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/107807/en-us then reboot.
Then update Sierra and install the relevant WebDriver for the new Sierra. For 10.12.6: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/120845/en-us and reboot.
And finally, install Cuda driver. Link: http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-cuda-8.0.90-driver.html and reboot. (Cuda saves my life to work with Premiere Pro, it was crashing without it).
Now it's working!

If you need more help: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-for-macos-sierra-10-12-6-378-05-05-25.227494/

> Sound
The motherboard website wrote that we must use ALC1150 for all Z170 series: Realtek - ALC1150.
Launch Multibeast and install Drivers > Audio > Realtek > ALC1150, and reboot.
It's not done, and right now, audio devices can't work.
So launch again Multibeast and install Drivers > Audio > Realtek > 100/200 series/audio + last version of Voodoo in Drivers > Audio > Universal and reboot.
It's now working!

> Bluetooth
Nothing to do, it was working after Sierra installation.

> Others
Install from Multibeast:
MultiBeast > Drivers > USB > Increase Max Port Limit 100 Series
MultiBeast > Drivers > Disk > Intel Generic AHCI SATA

> Boot problem
I had several problems when I was booting the hackintosh. It crashed sometimes, and sometimes it was working perfectly... To resolve this boot problem:

Mount the EFI partition with Clover Configurator (link to get it: http://mackie100projects.altervista.org/download-clover-configurator/)
Go to EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI (it's not in Clover Configurator software but in your EFI partition)
Delete OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi and VBoxHfs-64.efi
Replace by OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi and HFSPlus.efi - Links: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2-g_coTRnPnaU53Z1F6Qm5OeXM/view?pref=2&pli=1 and https://github.com/JrCs/CloverGrowerPro/blob/master/Files/HFSPlus/X64/HFSPlus.efi?raw=true
Delete the trashes and reboot
(in my case, no problem after these steps)

If it's still not working for you, have a look on this post and try others fixes: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/boot-failure-sometime-prohibited-sign-couldnt-allocate-runtime-area.194452/page-3

[EDIT]
After a sleeping mode, sometimes the sound is really really low... I didn't find a solution for this problem for the moment.
[EDIT2] Apparently it's resolved, this problem didn't appear anymore, but I have no idea why... I didn't do anything to resolve it.

[EDIT3]
I activated iMessages by using this post: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/how-to-fix-imessage.110471/
It wasn't working and one day, Apple identified this computer and accepted to link it to my iCloud. So now it's working perfectly...

Last EFI Folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/21qdcau96d2otys/AAC3Ztoj2PL29BS0hvkU-L_Ta?dl=0
 
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Please drop me an efi.zip to msi z170i. I have this motherboard and i5 7600k can not create the correct config.plist and driver folders. I want to install mac os 10.13 on my PC.
 
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Thanks.
Can you free time to ask for the entire Efi folder? :) Please.
I will check the files only on Monday.
 

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@m8kbv, please update your profile (personal details) with your Motherboard or Make/Model, CPU and Graphics Card.
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I Need all efi folder, it's error:


I want to install 10.13.
 
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Hi, Tamm2
All my USB ports are no longer working after I did all the post-install multibeast stuff.

It’s really strange, when it boots up, just about the progress bar went through 2/3, the screen flashes, then turning into lower resolution display mode at the login screen of High Sierra with no working keyboard or mice due to the USB ports are not working.

What should I do now?
Grab a keyboard and mice with the old PS2 interface and trying to login into the system, then do the efi swap thing you mentioned?
 

BreBo

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@NathanTu, please update your profile (personal details) with your Motherboard, CPU and Graphics Card.
If you have a prebuilt computer enter make and model instead of motherboard (Mobo).
The Rules said:
Profiles need to contain at least your primary system to assist others with helping you.
 
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