- Mar 7, 2011
- MSI Z97i Gaming ACK
- GTX 670
Z97ITX Build: MSI Z97I Gaming ACK - I5 4670K - 8GB RAM - GTX670Components
MSI Z97i Gaming ACK Motherboard
2x4gb Corsair XMS3 Memory
Cooltek (aka Rosewill, aka Jonsbo) W1 Silver
Corsair RM650 fully modular gold PSU
Samsung 840 Evo 250gb SSD
HGST 4tb Storage Drive
Dell U2913WM ultrawide monitor 2560x1080
Old build was getting on in age. The G5 case was really annoying. Hard drive slow.
So a new build was needed. Saw the Z97i ACK had just come out, so thought id give it a go.
Only just set it up but so far its working brilliantly.
Installed 10.10.2 with unibeast. Only flag needed was -no-zp.
Using Clover UEFI only to boot, with pike r. alpha's audio support (with clover layout id injection), mieze's killer network kext and fakesmc kexts.
What works (so far)
Audio (alc1150, see toleda's detailed threads)
Bluetooth? (it shows up in sys info, scans etc, but cant find my phone. havent attached antennas yet though )
Sleep (timed and forced)
What doesn't (that i know of)
WIFI (doesn't work oob. could always change the card i spose)
For bios settings, see http://www.tonymacx86.com/bios-uefi/143167-msi-9-series-motherboards-os-x-setup-configuration.html
overall its a really nice board. as a bonus looks really nice in my case alongside the gtx670 with the same black/red colour scheme. still want to fine tune the setup so will update the thread accordingly.