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jeoffrey’s Build: i5-4570 - GA-Z87X-UD3H - 16GB RAM - HD4600

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[SUCCESS] jeoffrey’s Build: i5-4570 - GA-Z87X-UD3H - 16GB RAM - HD4600

jeoffrey’s Build: i5-4570 - GA-Z87X-UD3H - 16GB RAM - HD4600

The Beast

Components

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
[AMAZON-de]http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00CXK59QK[/AMAZON-de]
Intel Core i5-4570 Boxed
[AMAZON-de]http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00CV3E3WK[/AMAZON-de]
Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH Edition
[AMAZON-de]http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00DZR4COA[/AMAZON-de]
Crucial Ballistix Tactical BLT2C8G3D1608ET3LX0CEU (2x8GB)
[AMAZON-de]http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00A14ZTRO[/AMAZON-de]
TP-Link TL-WDN4800 Wireless Dual Band N900 PCIe
[AMAZON-de]http://www.amazon.de/dp/B007GMPZ0A[/AMAZON-de]
Fractal Design Define R4 Pearl Black
[AMAZON-de]http://www.amazon.de/dp/B008NFWNFO[/AMAZON-de]
be quiet! Straight Power E9 480W CM
[AMAZON-de]http://www.amazon.de/dp/B005LUXLNW[/AMAZON-de]

Already Owned

Samsung 840 series EVO 120GB
[AMAZON-de]http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00E391KA8[/AMAZON-de]
Sharkoon QuickPort Combo eSATA
[AMAZON-de]http://www.amazon.de/dp/B003CUS5Z2[/AMAZON-de]
Iiyama ProLite X2377HDS-B1
[AMAZON-de]http://www.amazon.de/dp/B005UK3K8O[/AMAZON-de]

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Building
CPU
IMG_3700.JPG

Memory and CPU Cooler
IMG_3704.JPG

Overview
IMG_3710.JPG

SSD
IMG_3713.JPG

BIOS
Upgraded BIOS to version F9. Note this requires a ‘new’ version of Efiflash.exe, please download the Asian version of the package, as at least the European did not contain this updated version [13-04-2014].


BIOS Settings
At boot press ‘Delete’ to enter BIOS.
I prefer to change my settings in the Classic Mode, which can be entered with ‘F2’.
0. First load Optimized Defaults ‘F7’
1. M.I.T.Advanced Memory Settings
a. Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) Profile1
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2. BIOS Features
a. Fast Boot Disabled
b. VT-d Disabled
c. Boot Mode Selection UEFI and Legacy
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3. Peripherals
a. Initial Display Output IGFX
b. XHCI Mode Auto
c. Audio Controller Enabled
d. Intel Processor Graphics Memory Allocation 1024M
e. DVMT Total Memory Size MAX
f. XHCI Hand-off Enabled
g. EHCI Hand-off Enabled
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4. Peripherals SATA Configuration
a. SATA Mode Selection AHCI
b. For each Serial ATA Port
- Hot Plug Enabled
- External SATA Disabled
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5. Peripherals Marvell SATA Controller Configuration
a. GSATA Controller AHCI Mode
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OS X Mavericks Installation using Clover
I followed the tonymacx86 guide to install OS X Maverick 10.9.2 for the Clover boot loader. This guide can be found at http://www.tonymacx86.com/mavericks-desktop-guides/125632-how-install-os-x-mavericks-using-clover.html.

STEP 1: Download OS X Mavericks
Followed this exactly​
STEP 2: Prepare Bootable USB Drive
Followed this exactly using:
- Legacy Mode for Custom Install settings
- config.plist-Standard.zip as config.plist - http://www.tonymacx86.com/attachments/mavericks-desktop-guides/85987d1394227511-how-install-os-x-mavericks-using-clover-config.plist-standard.zip
STEP 3: Install OS X Mavericks
Followed this exactly​
STEP 4: Post-Installation
Followed this exactly using:
- Custom Install: UEFI-Capable Systems for Custom Install settings
- config.plist-Standard.zip as config.plist - http://www.tonymacx86.com/attachments/mavericks-desktop-guides/85987d1394227511-how-install-os-x-mavericks-using-clover-config.plist-

After these steps you’ll have a working system, where everything functions as expected except Audio. The system boots in verbose mode and you’ll notice that the EFI partition is mounted by default.

Additional configuration
1. Install Clover Configurator (optional) - http://www.tonymacx86.com/downloads.php?do=cat&id=10
2. Install EFI Mounter (if you did not install Clover Configurator) - http://www.tonymacx86.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=207
3. Following changes were made to the Clover config.plist
a. Mount EFI partition (it might already be mounted)
b. Goto EFI -> Clover
c. Open ‘config.plist’ with TextEdit
- Goto <key>Boot</key>
PHP:
<dict>
<key>Arguments</key>
<string>dart=0</string> //removed ‘-v’ here
<key>DefaultVolume</key>
<string>YOUR UUID GOES HERE</string> // replaced ‘MacHDD’ with UUID of boot partition *See Note 1
<key>Timeout</key>
<integer>5</integer> // replaced ’10’ with ‘5’
<key>XMPDetection</key>
<true/> // enables XMPDetection
</dict>
- Goto <key>USB</key>
PHP:
<dict>
<key>HighCurrent</key> // added this, however not tested
<true/>
</dict>
- Goto <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key>
PHP:
<dict>
// removed     <key>AsusAICPUPM</key>
//                  <true/>
</dict>
- Goto <key>KextsToPatch</key>
PHP:
<array>
<dict>                        // added for TRIM support SSD
<key>Comment</key>
<string>Trim enabler patch</string>
<key>Name</key>
<string>IOAHCIBlockStorage</string>
<key>Find</key>
<data>QVBQTEUgU1NEAA==</data>
<key>Replace</key>
<data>AAAAAAAAAAAAAA==</data>
</dict>                      // addition ends here
</array>
Note 1: UUID can be found with Disk Utility; Open Disk Utility -> select your boot partition -> press ‘Info’ button —> find ‘Universal Unique Identifier’ -> copy number string
- Goto <key>RtVariables</key>
PHP:
<dict>
<key>MountEFI</key>
<false/> // added to disable default mount of EFI partition
</dict>
d. Save config.plist
e. Restart​
4. Enable Audio over HDMI Intel HD4600 and ‘regular’ ALC8985. HWSensors/HWMonitor
a. Download the latest binaries from http://www.hwsensors.com/releases
b. Mount the .dmg file
c. Mount EFI partition (it might already be mounted)
d. Copy all .kext files (ACPISensors.kext, FakeSMC.kext, CPUSensors.kext, GPUSensors.kext, LPCSensors.kext) to EFI -> Clover -> kexts
e. Copy ‘HWMonitor.app’ to your ‘Applications’ folder​

Benchmark

Geekbench 3.1.3 64-bit


Windowshots

About This Mac



More Info…


Graphics


Audio


TRIM


HWMonitor


If you need additional information, just ask in the comments.
The final config.plist for Clover. Just need to add the UUID for your boot partition.
View attachment config-EDIT UUID.plist.zip
 
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Thanks for your report. This looks to me like very clever selection of parts in terms of price-performance ratio. Let me ask the most important question:

Is there anything that is not working?
 
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This looks to me like very clever selection of parts in terms of price-performance ratio.
Is there anything that is not working?
Thanks for your kind remark. As far as I know everything is working. Graphics, audio, SATA, eSATA, LAN, Wi-Fi and even PM (although I'm not sure how to test this completely, Sleep works as expected). If there is a system that tests everything let me know.
 
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Nice low budget build!
 
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I am going to try Clover myself and have nearly an identical built to yours. Is the Config file at the bottom the FINAL one? If so I am grabbing it! Thanks.
 
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Sorry to bring up an old thread. Have you upgraded to Yosemite and is it all still working? Going to give your mobo settings a try with Clover and Yosemite later and see how it goes.
 
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It works just fine up to and including El Capitan
 
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