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I just recently bought an MSI GT70 0ND-202us for mobile Windows gaming, but I wanted to give Mountain Lion a try.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152347

Here's an overview of the specs:
Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz (Intel HD 4000m)
17.3"
12GB DDR3
750GB
DVD Super Multi
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 675M 2G GDDR5

I added a second hard drive to install Mountain Lion. To install, I used my desktop hackintosh running Lion to download Mountain Lion from the App store and then ran Unibeast - Mountain Lion to copy the installation files to an 8GB flash drive. Then I proceeded to boot into the installer on my laptop setting verbose mode and GraphicsEnabler=No at the bootloader options. I selected my second hard drive on my laptop in Disk Utility and formatted it to HFS+ Journaled and then installed Mountain Lion. I used EasyBeast in Multibeast to install the essentials for booting OS X. I haven't touched the DSDT yet. I'm not quite sure how to effectively make edits to DSDT, but I can learn if needed.

I've got Mountain Lion running with about 75-80% hardware compatibility. So far, I've got the trackpad, keyboard, and sound (partially - voodoohda applies gain that needs to be turned down or else there is a static sound) working. The Intel wireless doesn't work, but I can swap with a compatible wireless card later. The Killer Gaming Network LAN doesn't work either, but I can get ethernet with a USB ethernet adapter (no App Store connectivity yet). I'd like to get the Intel HD 4000 graphics working so I don't have to use VESA mode graphics, but we'll see since Ivy Bridge is still very new. It would be great to see NVIDIA GTX 675m support in the future too. I think that Chimera has the ability to detect this GPU, but it can't seem to make use of it. It just hangs after listing the discrete graphics. Since the GTX 675m is really just a rebranded GTX 580m with a higher clock speed, theoretically, it should work, assuming that the GTX 580m works with OS X.

If anyone has had any luck on getting mobile Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics or GTX 675m discrete graphics working in Mountain Lion, please let me know. Thanks!
 
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After some further investigation, it looks like this is the correct EFI string needed to get graphics acceleration on the Intel HD 4000:
ig-platform-id: 01660003, Stolen RAM for FB: 64MB, Pipes: 2, Ports: 2, FBMem: 2
Code:
<key>device-properties</key>
<string>7f0000000100000001000000730000000200000002010c00d041030a000000000101060000027fff04002c0000004100410050004c002c00690067002d0070006c006100740066006f0072006d002d006900640000000800000003006601140000006800640061002d0067006600780000000d0000006f6e626f6172642d31</string>

Accelerated video works on my external monitor with HDMI, but my internal laptop display doesn't work. Any thoughts on why the internal display doesn't work?
 
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Great! It works also with my MSI GE60 ;)
Thank you.
 
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