Contribute
Register

Is it too late to build a i7-3770k hackintosh?

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Jul 15, 2013
Messages
1
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z77N-Wifi
CPU
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.2Ghz
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Recently I got a second hand desktop,

Here’s the specs:

CPU: i7-3770k
MotherBoard: unbootable Gigabyte H77N-WiFi
Memory: Kingston 8Gx1
Hard Drive: Kingston SSD 480G
Graphic Card: None

I’m going to buy a second hand Gigabyte Z77N-WiFi and EVGA’s GTX 1060 to replace.

Is it still capable to install the latest macOS ?

I’m afraid of some driver issues.
 

PBL

Joined
Feb 18, 2017
Messages
70
Motherboard
HP 8300 SFF
CPU
i5-3570/Q77
Graphics
GT 1030
The processor will be just fine, I am running High Sierra on a i5-3570. GFX should work as well.

I not very knowledgeable about motherboards, so I can't tell you much there.
 

Jamesbond007

Moderator
Joined
May 21, 2011
Messages
6,535
Motherboard
Z390 Designare
CPU
i7 9700KF
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Recently I got a second hand desktop,

Here’s the specs:

CPU: i7-3770k
MotherBoard: unbootable Gigabyte H77N-WiFi
Memory: Kingston 8Gx1
Hard Drive: Kingston SSD 480G
Graphic Card: None

I’m going to buy a second hand Gigabyte Z77N-WiFi and EVGA’s GTX 1060 to replace.

Is it still capable to install the latest macOS ?

I’m afraid of some driver issues.

Are you worried about your system not being able to run MacOS High Sierra? If so I don't think you need to worry. An Ivy Bridge system like yours and even older Sandy Bridge systems are capable of running High Sierra.
 
Joined
Apr 3, 2010
Messages
215
Motherboard
ASUS Maximus V GENE Z77
CPU
i7-3770K
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Recently I got a second hand desktop,

Here’s the specs:

CPU: i7-3770k
MotherBoard: unbootable Gigabyte H77N-WiFi
Memory: Kingston 8Gx1
Hard Drive: Kingston SSD 480G
Graphic Card: None

I’m going to buy a second hand Gigabyte Z77N-WiFi and EVGA’s GTX 1060 to replace.

Is it still capable to install the latest macOS ?

I’m afraid of some driver issues.

my build -- 3770k on maximus v gene -- is running high sierra. i use clover with smbios of imac14,1
 
Joined
Aug 2, 2011
Messages
837
Motherboard
X299 Designare EX
CPU
i9-7980XE
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
  2. MacBook Pro
  3. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. 512K
  2. Plus
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Recently I got a second hand desktop,

Here’s the specs:

CPU: i7-3770k
MotherBoard: unbootable Gigabyte H77N-WiFi
Memory: Kingston 8Gx1
Hard Drive: Kingston SSD 480G
Graphic Card: None

I’m going to buy a second hand Gigabyte Z77N-WiFi and EVGA’s GTX 1060 to replace.

Is it still capable to install the latest macOS ?

I’m afraid of some driver issues.

I just gave away an ITX with 3770k it’s more than most people need. You’ll be fine.
 
Joined
Aug 2, 2011
Messages
837
Motherboard
X299 Designare EX
CPU
i9-7980XE
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
  2. MacBook Pro
  3. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. 512K
  2. Plus
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Recently I got a second hand desktop,

Here’s the specs:

CPU: i7-3770k
MotherBoard: unbootable Gigabyte H77N-WiFi
Memory: Kingston 8Gx1
Hard Drive: Kingston SSD 480G
Graphic Card: None

I’m going to buy a second hand Gigabyte Z77N-WiFi and EVGA’s GTX 1060 to replace.

Is it still capable to install the latest macOS ?

I’m afraid of some driver issues.

Are you certain the H77N-WIFI board is dead?
 
Joined
May 5, 2017
Messages
376
Motherboard
HP 8300 CMT
CPU
i7-3770
Graphics
RX 560
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
I run an I7-3770 CPU in my HP 8300 hackintosh and it works great with latest version of High Sierra. Benchmarking it is faster in both single and multicore than my MacBookPro with Touchbar...
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top