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MSI H81-I + i7-4790 + Nvidia GTX 1060

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Motherboard
MSI H81-I
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i7-4790
Graphics
Geforce GTX 1060
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
djangofan's Build: 2015 MSI H81-I + i7-4790 + GTX 1060

Components

Dell 4K Monitor P4317Q Monitor
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F80FSKS/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/acce...ref=p13n_snp_results_mv&c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd

TOPPING TP-23 USB Sound Amp ($90)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AHGD450/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
http://www.tpdz.net/en/products/tp23/index.htm


Already Owned

Intel i7-4790 (~$250 on EBay)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAA7W5ZP5614

MSI H81-I Motherboard (used, $60), ALC887 Sound
https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/H81I.html

OCZ-AGILITY3 256MB SSD
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227823

LG BlueRay Drive HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH14NS40
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136250

OSX Raid Mirror with 2 matching 2.5" 1TB drives ($40)

Crucial Ballistix 16GB RAM (2x8GB) BLS8G3D1609DS1S00
http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/bls8g3d1609ds1s00

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/10series/geforce-gtx-1060/

Rocketfish BlueTooth
https://www.rocketfishproducts.com/pdp/RF-MRBTAD/8820886

Microsoft Mouse
Mac long keyboard wired


Logitech C920 Webcam + $7 WebCam Settings app from app store

Case: BitFenix Prodigy + PS ($80 + 50)


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Estimated Cost: $650 ($1400 w/monitor)

I used macOS High Sierra installer 10.13.2
I used UniBeast to create boot drive
I used MultiBeast in post-install (see attached MultiBeast config file)

Installation Notes
VT-d turned off during install. Turned on after install.
VirtualBox 64 bit vms? Yes, I can run 64-bit vms in VirtualBox (installed via Docker Toolbox) using 4 cpus.

Created USB thumb drive with UniBeast. Did not use Clover program directly at all. After install used MultiBeast with the attached file.
Had to use Clonezilla bootable CDROM to partition and format drive as HFS. THEN, I had to use the Disk Utility "repair" feature to fix up sectors, then finally it let me install.
I disabled Serial Port in BIOS.
The computer goes to sleep and wakes up fast.
I didn't use WakeOnLan in the .mb file I attached but it sorta wish I did.

Got an error installing Virtualbox extensions. Gave up, not worth it.

Problems
1. My TOPPING USB amp works with audio on the computer, but the motherbound soundcard line-in wont route to the USB audio device output. The only way I could get it to work is to setup a Audio Jack server and route the sound . (see attached screenshot) . Is there a better way to do this? Does anyone else connect a LP player to their computer this way?

2. The Bluetooth device I have shows up in hardware but it wont turn on. I don't care: I just use a wired keyboard and mouse. If there is a simple and direct solution, let me know.

3. Cant change settings on mouse when i use a Microsoft mouse. The Mac mouse works ok.

Benchmark Geekbench v4

MINE:
CPU performance:
my system single core: 4270
my system mulit-core: 14798
real mac pro single core: 5257
real mac pro multi-core: 35191

Compute Benchmark:
114455

Post Install Dev-Setup
Install SDKMan:
- install Java
- install Maven
- install Groovy
- install Gradle
- install Go
- install Node
- install asciidoctorj
- install sbt
- install leiningen
Install Brew:
- install rbenv
-- install Ruby 2.5.0
- install Python3
- install wget
- install curl
- install cask
- install tree
- install ack
- install openssl
- install git
- install macvim
- install coreutils
- install rename
- install htop
- install yarn
- install bash (4.0)
-- sudo bash -c 'echo /usr/local/bin/bash >> /etc/shells'
-- chsh -s /usr/local/bin/bash
Install Docker:
- install Docker Toolbox w/Kitematic w/OracleVirtualBox (re-enable VT-d in Bios)
Sublime Text 3
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Joined
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Messages
14
Motherboard
MSI H81-I
CPU
i7-4790
Graphics
Geforce GTX 1060
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
So far, running almost a month and no major problems have occurred. Still using APFS file system on my 256GB Muskin 256SSD.

Sometimes my 4K screen blanks out for 3-8 seconds (3-4 times a day) and when it comes back on , its slightly warmer colored as if it transitioned to night mode. I understand my 1060 video card driver might be buggy on 10.13.3 , but I can live with it.

Also, a few times per hour the wired Mac mouse disconnects and reconnects and the pointer resets to a different location. Not sure why.

Otherwise, this hackintosh is usable but I want to make a better one.

Also, most importantly , this system sleeps and wakes up perfectly with no issues.
 
Joined
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Messages
14
Motherboard
MSI H81-I
CPU
i7-4790
Graphics
Geforce GTX 1060
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Here is my Kext list. I honestly don't know if I need all these, and I don't know if some are redundant, but it works:

MACPRO /Library/Extensions $ ls -w

ACS6x.kext CalDigitHDProDrv.kext GeForceTeslaWeb.kext NVDAGM100HalWeb.kext PromiseSTEX.kext
AHCI_3rdParty_SATA.kext FakePCIID.kext GeForceWeb.kext NVDAGP100HalWeb.kext RealtekRTL8111.kext
AHCI_3rdParty_eSATA.kext FakePCIID_XHCIMux.kext GenericUSBXHCI.kext NVDANV50HalTeslaWeb.kext SoftRAID.kext
ATTOCelerityFC8.kext FakeSMC.kext HighPointIOP.kext NVDAResmanTeslaWeb.kext USBInjectAll.kext
ATTOExpressSASHBA2.kext FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext HighPointRR.kext NVDAResmanWeb.kext VoodooTSCSync.kext
ATTOExpressSASRAID2.kext FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext Lilu.kext NVDAStartupWeb.kext realtekALC.kext
ArcMSR.kext FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext NVDAGF100HalWeb.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
CUDA.kext FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext NVDAGK100HalWeb.kext NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext
 
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