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Help to install High Sierra on x79 motherboard

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Hi! I'm looking for help to install High Sierra in my PC.
I have tried many times but without success.

Hardware list:

Intel i7 3930k
Asrock Extreme 4 x79
Vengeance ddr3 1333mhz
Nvidia 1080 GTX
Samsung ssd 830

Thanks for your help!
 

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I just installed High Sierra on a GA X77X-UP4 TH with an SSD and a Radeon HD 6850 (not the system in my profile, an older system). Unibeast and Multibeast worked flawlessly.

My advice is to disable the 1080 for now, and use the IGPU (make sure it's enabled in the BIOS). I believe 7 series boards support UEFI boot so you should build your USB using Unibeast in UEFI mode (not legacy mode).

Follow the recommended BIOS settings, build the USB stick, boot from it, and at the clover boot screen select 'boot install macOs installer from USB' (or whatever you named your USB). You should reach the installer UI. Click install. You'll get a progress bar for a few minutes, then it'll tell you it needs to reboot.

Reboot, boot to USB stick, at clover screen select 'boot install macOS from SSD' (or whatever your SSD is called). If you convert to APFS (the default on SSDs), it'll reboot again, use the same process.

It'll reboot again, boot from the USB, at clover select 'boot macOS from SSD', and you should reach the desktop.

Let us know where you get hung up following this guide. To be clear, we will get sound, your 1080, and other stuff sorted later. We're just trying for now to get to the High Sierra desktop.
 
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Thank you so much for your answer. Do I have an old gtx 680 could it work?

I just installed High Sierra on a GA X77X-UP4 TH with an SSD and a Radeon HD 6850 (not the system in my profile, an older system). Unibeast and Multibeast worked flawlessly.

My advice is to disable the 1080 for now, and use the IGPU (make sure it's enabled in the BIOS). I believe 7 series boards support UEFI boot so you should build your USB using Unibeast in UEFI mode (not legacy mode).

Follow the recommended BIOS settings, build the USB stick, boot from it, and at the clover boot screen select 'boot install macOs installer from USB' (or whatever you named your USB). You should reach the installer UI. Click install. You'll get a progress bar for a few minutes, then it'll tell you it needs to reboot.

Reboot, boot to USB stick, at clover screen select 'boot install macOS from SSD' (or whatever your SSD is called). If you convert to APFS (the default on SSDs), it'll reboot again, use the same process.

It'll reboot again, boot from the USB, at clover select 'boot macOS from SSD', and you should reach the desktop.

Let us know where you get hung up following this guide. To be clear, we will get sound, your 1080, and other stuff sorted later. We're just trying for now to get to the High Sierra desktop.
 

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Thank you so much for your answer. Do I have an old gtx 680 could it work?
So do I understand your board does NOT have an IGPU? You must use a discrete GPU? If that's the case, there's no reason the 1080 shouldn't work in low-res VESA resolution until you get the drivers installed correctly. If you have an old 680, and you have trouble with the 1080, you could try swapping.

To get the 1080 working in VESA mode just install the card, use the DVI output (preferably, DP and HDMI _may_ work), and continue the process as normal, just allow for the graphics to be sub-optimal. After you reboot the last time to a working desktop, assuming you get that far, set SIP disabled (csrActiveConfig = 0x67), set NvidiaWeb to true, install the web drivers (click continue if you get the warning), and you should be able to reboot to a hardware accelerated desktop.
 
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