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insanity83NL's Build: Core i7 4770K - MSI Z87-G45 Gaming - MSI GeForce GTX 760 OC Edition

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[SUCCES]insanity83NL's Build: Core i7 4770K - MSI Z87-G45 Gaming - MSI GeForce GTX 760 OC Edition - KillerEthernet E2200

insanity83NL's Build:
Core i7 4770K - MSI Z87-G45 Gaming - MSI GeForce GTX 760 OC Edition

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Apple Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.4
https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567?mt=12

Windows 8.1 Pro
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Windows-8.1-Pro/productID.288401500

MSI Z87-G45 GAMING Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D12OBEU

MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Gaming OC 4GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card N760 TF 4GD5/OC
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E4MQOE6

Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor (3.5 GHz, 8 MB Cache, Intel HD graphics, BX80646I74770K)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CO8TBQ0

Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0042A7CAA

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CML16GX3M2A1600C10)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TG8QRW

Corsair RM Series 1000 Watt ATX/EPS 80PLUS Gold-Certified Power Supply - CP-9020062-NA RM1000
http:/www.amazon.com/dp/B00EB7UIZU

Corsair Graphite Series Arctic White 760T Full Tower Windowed Case CC-9011045-WW
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HSY20DQ

OCZ Technology 240GB Agility 3 Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Midrange Performance Solid State Drive (SSD) with Max 525MB/s Read and Max 85K IOPS- AGT3-25SAT3-240G
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Z0S6S4

Samsung 840 MZ-7TD500 500 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NHAF3I

Samsung S24B150BL 23.6 inch LED Monitor (200cd/m2, 1920x1080, 5ms, DVI, VGA)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ744F0

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Before I am going to explain how I made this Hackintosh build I do need to point out something.
When creating a DualBoot Hackintosh system, I really advise everybody to use two physical HDDs/SSDs. This will allow you to boot in one of the two systems if one fails.
During the installation, leave the USB drive in the USB2.0 port and NOT the USB3.0 port

OS X Installation Guide

Step 1:
With this motherboard it's important to that you have an edited bios that gives you the ability to boot up you UniBeast USB drive.
I've had Windows 8.1 Pro installed already, but whatever OS you already have installed, just enter is. Insert your USB drive and format it to FAT-32. Now drag and drop the file needed to fix you motherboard. On the bottom of this post you will find the necessary file to make your bios OS X compatible.

Step 2:
Leave the USB stick inserted and reboot your pc. Press Del to enter your Bios settings. Go to the Bios Update menu and select your USB stick to upgrade your bios.
After updating your pc will reboot. Because I had Windows 8.1 Pro installed already I just let it boot to Windows so I could see if everything worked properly.

Step 3:
Now it's time to create your UniBeast usb stick with Mavericks installation on it. I used a different Mac running OS X Mavericks already.
!! TIP !!: After UniBeast was done, I also upload the latest version of MultiBeast because internet and booting options will not work immediately.
After the USB is created power off you PC. Like I mentioned in my comments I used two separate SSD's. For each OS one SSD. I disconnected my Windows drive and only the future OS X drive stayed connected. Insert your UniBeast into the usb slot en boot up your PC.

Step 4:
To boot in the Mac OS X Mavericks installation I used the following commands:

-v GraphicsEnabler=No

Now you will be able to boot into the OS X installation. Please take your time!! It may take a while before it load the OS X installation screen depending on the quality and speeds your usb stick has.

Step 5:
When you enter the OS X installation menu, make sure you format the future OS X drive properly and continue the installation. After the installation the computer will reboot. Leave the UniBeast in it's place. Your computer will load the UniBeast bootloader again. Now you will see two icons. One is your UniBeast USB and one is your freshly installed HDD/SSD with Mac OS X Mavericks on it. Select your HDD/SSD and press the Enter ( return-key ).

Step 6:
Once you are loaded in OS X Mavericks, open your USB drive and drag and drop MultiBeast to your "Desktop". Open it and use the following options:

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 21.50.11.png

After MultiBeast says it's done, quit the program, remove the UniBeast USB drive and reboot your computer.
Now see how you successfully installed a proper working Hackintosh with Mac OS X Mavericks !

Geekbench 3 Score 64-bit:

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 11.28.48.png

Troubleshoot:
Am I able to use dual monitor
Yes you can! The graphics card I use in this build works OOB. I bought two monitors which you can find in the component section. Both work properly on the DVI connections.

Not booting properly
If you have done all of the above, and reconnect your Windows drive, it can happen that the OSX drive isn't loading properly anymore.
To fix this you need to enter the bios and reconfigure the boot priority. Naturally your OS X drive being the first it needs to address.

iMessage not working
I couldn't be bothered to use it. So I have no clue how to fix it. However I have seen some posts here on this forum. I would advise to use the search bar.
Enjoy !

!!! UPDATE 11 october 2014 !!!
I updated this Hackintosh to Mac OS X 10.9.5. It's fully operational.
After installation you need to reinstall the Audio kext again. Download the latest MultiBeast from the download section on this website.
Start MultiBeast and select Audio ==> ALC1150 and install.

!!! UPDATE 14 JUNE 2015 !!!
I updated this Hackintosh to Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite. It's fully operational.
After installation you need to reinstall the Audio kext again. Download the latest MultiBeast from the download section on this website.
Start MultiBeast and select Audio ==> ALC1150 and install.

Now you have a fully working Hackintosh again.

GL & HF
 

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How did you patch your bios? I have the same board but I have not been able to find any detailed information about how to patch it.
 
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How did you patch your bios? I have the same board but I have not been able to find any detailed information about how to patch it.

That is pretty easy. Format a usb drive to FAT-32 and drag & drop the file I added on the bottom of my post to the usb drive.
Reboot your pc and enter your bios update menu.
There should be an option to flash your bios. Select that and select your usb drive as source. That is it! ;)

!!! Please note !!!

Two things. If you have windows/osx dual boot, there is a possibility your bios will be downgraded. MSI uses Live Update to update your bios as well. My advise would be to delete Live Update on your windows HDD if you have it installed. This prevents osx compatibility ussies.

Anyways, all is mentioned in step 1 + 2 ;)

Well, that's all. Good luck
 
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Reminds me of my rock solid MSI Z77 build... Kinda like a deja vu.

My iMsg is working though. You will enjoy this build. I threw in a GTX650 Ti. Bit more noisy but it performs so smooth.

It doesn't need to be Gigabyte all the time. Keep up the good work!
 
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Reminds me of my rock solid MSI Z77 build... Kinda like a deja vu.

My iMsg is working though. You will enjoy this build. I threw in a GTX650 Ti. Bit more noisy but it performs so smooth.

It doesn't need to be Gigabyte all the time. Keep up the good work!


Cheers buddy,

I agree. Happy to share ^^ And regarding the rock solid build, it deffinitly is ! It's a Beast, hence the name :p
I prefer MSI parts. Have used them a lot over the years of building Gaming PCs and now building Hackintosh PCs. I do need to admit it sometimes is harder to get a fix, but hey, that is the challange, right? ;)

Cheers all !
 
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What version of the bios did you patch? Should this guide work with my 4790k?
 
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What version of the bios did you patch? Should this guide work with my 4790k?

!!! UPDATE 17 october 2014 !!!
I updated and patched the bios to the latest version ( v1.9 )and did a clean install of Mavericks that worked 100%.
After that I installed Yosemite and it worked like a charme. Added the patched version to my first post ;)

GL & HF
 
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Hi i have z87 g45 gaming i5 4670k and i patch bios with your file and i have this can you help me ?
i try install OS X Yosemite
View attachment 121399

First off all nice to read you want a Hackintosh, second, there's not many details on what you have done so far. So please,post the following:

- Your PC specs
- Step by step proces what you have done so far

GL & HF
 
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Sorry!
bootable USB i make on Yosemite VMware witch UniBeast

config
mb MSI z87 g45 gaming
i5 4670k
GIGABYTE GTX 970 g1 gaming
ssd OCZ Vertox 4
memory Team 1600

i try witch commands
-x -v
-x GraphicsEnabler=Yes PCIRootUID=1 maxmem=8192 npci=0x2000
-x npci=0x3000 PCIRootUID=0 dart=0
-x GraphicsEnabler=No

Try:

-v GraphicsEnabler=No dart=0

Let me know what happend.

GL & HF
 
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