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Install Big Sur or Catalina on a i7 2600k Asus motherboard possible?

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Asus Zenbook UX305FA
CPU
M-5Y10c
Graphics
HD5300 - Broadwell Y GT2, 1920 x 1080
I have the same board, cpu, and ram. My gpu is an rx580. I am interested to see if it works for you.
 
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May 7, 2014
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P8Z68-v PRO
CPU
i7-2600k
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Asus nvidia GTX 560Ti
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Classic Mac
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For those very outdated components, I wouldn’t agree with investing much money on a ridiculously expensive graphics card released even 4 years ago. Older generations of cards would be much cheaper and your CPU couldn’t limit their performance.
I agree. what gpu do you suggest? I never used radeon. Maybe used one should do the job to upgrade to Catalina, at least!

With the M1 chip my hope to build a new hackintosch faded away! Not sure how many years intel cpu will be supported. If they ship Mac pro with M chip this year, that wouldn't be so long ☹️

if I build a new pc, I expect to use it more than 5 years.
 
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Oct 10, 2015
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Motherboard
Z370 AORUS Gaming 3
CPU
i5-9600K
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I agree. what gpu do you suggest? I never used radeon. Maybe used one should do the job to upgrade to Catalina, at least!

With the M1 chip my hope to build a new hackintosch faded away! Not sure how many years intel cpu will be supported. If they ship Mac pro with M chip this year, that wouldn't be so long ☹️

if I build a new pc, I expect to use it more than 5 years.
For a used Radeon card, there should be lots of choices.


You can also select a Kepler GeForce card but there aren’t many choices.

 
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Dec 17, 2016
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Motherboard
Asus P8P67-M
CPU
i7 2600k
Graphics
GT 730
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I have the same cpu as you and when I tried to change my system definition from iMac 14,2 to iMac15,1 with multibeast it wouldn't boot. I'm still using clover as I wanted to see first if I could change my system definition to one compatible with Big Sur before switching to opencore. I haven't tried other system definitions since then. Should I?
 
Joined
Feb 11, 2017
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Motherboard
Dell 7010
CPU
i7-2600
Graphics
GT 710
Mac
  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
I second all this. It is possible using Opencore 0.6.4

My build was i7-2600 with an NVidia GT710 running SMBios 15,1
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Dell 7010
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i7-2600
Graphics
GT 710
Mac
  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
USB, Sleep, Audio and Intel Mausi Ethernet all working.

Don't forget for older MBs with UEFI 1.0, you need to reformat the EFI to FAT16/32. APFS necessitates the use of GPT partition so old MBs can't read the EFI partition.
 

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