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Mute's Silent Gaming build: Z87X-UD5H|GTX 650 Ti Boost|i5-4670K

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Mute's Silent Gaming build:Z87X-UD5H | i5-4670K | GTX 650 Ti Boost

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Components


Case: BitFenix Ghost
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345019
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CAX6A3G/

MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CU4L6MA/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128593

CPU: Intel i5 4670K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CO8TBOW/

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB LP 1600MHz CL9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233388
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009YOJZ5E/

SSD: Corsair Force Series GS 128GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233395
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ABE3RFA/

PSU: Corsair AX760
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139042
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A0HZMEM

Monitor: Asus MX279
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236309
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B17C5KO/

Keyboard: Razer Deathstalker
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114028
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009SJR28W/

Headset: Razer BlackShark
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153110
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009SJR2B4/


Already Owned

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX650 Ti Boost 2GB OC
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C1PGWRW/

Mouse: Razer Imperator
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153079
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054JGGFK/

Mouse pad: Razer Sphex
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826999063
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002GQSIWI

HDD: Western Digital Blue
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00461G3MS


Comments

I will separate this guide in sections:
-Installation
-Make it "Just Work"
-Perfection​

Installation
BIOS SETUP


My BIOS version is F7(i made this update but i don't think this has any relation on hackintosh, i have not tested on default bios version)


1.In BIOS settings under Save&Exit press on Load Optimized Defaults
2.Under Performance->Miscellaneous-> set PCIe Slot conf to Gen3 (Optional)
3.Under Performance->Memory-> set X.M.P. to Profile1 (to take advantage of your memory's low CAS Latency on 1600 MHrz)
4.Under Power Management-> set Wake On LAN off (With this on your Hackintosh will not shutdown)
5.Under Home->Standard-> set SATA mode selction to ACHI (Necessary, without this the installer will not detect any drives)
6.Under Peripherals->Device Config-> set XHCI mode to auto
7.Under Home->Standard-> set Integrated SATA controller to enabled
8.Under Save&Exit-> save and exit ! :)

Notes:
Step 6,7 are stupid but i think they fixed a USB freeze problem that i had but i am not 100% sure. Anyway the freeze is gone.

Problem description:
Mavericks just freezes and there is nothing you can do but restart when a usb drive is plugged into your Hackintosh after it has booted.

With these settings my Hackintosh "just booted" without any boot flags.

Follow this guide to install Mavericks:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/374-unibeast-install-os-x-mavericks-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html


Make it "Just Work"

These are my Multibeast Options

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I have selected drivers (a.k.a. kexts) with DSDT Free option, as shown in the screenshot, and i have only tested with Mac Pro 3,1 as FakeSMC.

This is all you have to do for a working Hackintosh.


Perfection
iMessage

I activated iMessage following this guide:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/general-help/110471-how-fix-imessage.html

credits: jaymonkey, xzenue


HDMI Sound

I enabled HDMI sound after patching my sound kexts with Multibeast.

I enabled HDMI sound for my monitor by following this guide:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/hdmi-audio/108302-haswell-hdmi-audio.html

Basically you need to install the SSDT provided from the guide by following these steps
1.Download the SSDT Link
2.Rename it to SSDT.aml from SSDT-1.aml
3.Copy it to TheDriveYouInstalledOSX/Extra/
4.Open TheDriveYouInstalledOSX/Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist with TextEdit and add these lines before </dict>
Code:
[COLOR=#232323][FONT=Verdana]<key>DropSSDT</key>[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#232323][FONT=Verdana]<string>Yes</string>[/FONT][/COLOR]
5.Save
6.Restart your Hackintosh
7.Go to Apple Logo->System Preferences->Sound Effects set “Play sound effects through” to your output Device (in my case my monitor). This will enable the trash/error/copy sound effects.
8.Go to Apple Logo->System Preferences->Output and click on your output device (in my case my monitor).
9.Sound is working Through HDMI and from realtek module

Notes:
There is no native HDMI volume control from OSX, follow this guide for an alternative:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/90077-controlling-your-monitor-osx-ddc-panel.html

Credits: Toleda, SJ_UnderWater

HDD sleep time

I changed the sleep time on my hdd to reduce noise when i am not using him with this Terminal command
Code:
[COLOR=#232323][FONT=Verdana]sudo pmset -a disksleep VALUE[/FONT][/COLOR]
In the command VALUE is the number of minutes after which the drives will spin down with “0” being “never”
Default is 10 minutes, i have set it on 1 minute which is bad if you use other drives frequently, because they will need to spin up every time you need them, making your Hackintosh slower. Optimal is 3-5 minutes.

Credits: cnet

Dual Boot

1.After Installing Mavericks create a partition as MS-DOS(FAT) with disk utility for your windows OS
2.Install Windows to the second partition
3.Boot from your Unibeast USB/iBoot(Chimera is replaced from Windows bootloader)
4.Run Multibeast again and choose ONLY Chimera from Bootloaders and install again(Reinstall Chimera)
5.Now when you boot you should see chimera and both your partitions to choose which OS you want to boot

Notes:
I have not tested dual boot from separate HDD

Epilogue

What works
Audio
Front Audio
HDMI Audio
Audio In (Headset Mic.)
Ethernet (One native, one from kext)
Integrated Graphics (Native)
Nvidia GPU (Native)
Sleep, Shutdown, Restart
Wake from keyboard/Mouse (Both USB)
iCloud (Native)
All USB 3 ports are used with USB 2 devices and working
SSD T.R.I.M.
CPU Tempratures
iMessage

What doesn't
N/A

What i can't test
Facetime
R.A.I.D.
Overclock (stock cooler)
SLI/CrossFire
Multi Monitor setup
Bluetooth Wake from sleep
Teaming

To do
Buy a decent cpu cooler
Change case fans
buy bluetooth dongle

Notes:
This build is extremely silent because of my PSU fan not working at all (80plus Platinum) and my case fans being low on RPM. The only sound that i can hear is my HDD which is disabled after 1 minute of inactivity (this is why i changed HDD sleep time under "perfection").


Some Bench Screenshots

Unigine
73908-unigine-heaven-benchmark-4.png


LuxMark GPU only
73906-luxmark-2-1-gpu-only.png


LuxMark CPU only
73904-luxmark-2-1-cpu-only.png


LuxMark CPU and GPU
73905-luxmark-2-1-gpu-cpu.png


Cinebench
73902-cinebench.png


GeekBench
74717-geekbench-3.png



Some Hackintosh Pictures

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74601-ghost.jpg


74602-system.jpg

 
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Mute's Silent Gaming build:Z87X-UD5H|GTX 650 Ti Boost|i5 4670k

Hey, thanks for the guide. My first time attempting to build my own rig. I wanted to emulate your build. I just have a question:

The graphic card you used isn't available for purchase anymore. I was wondering if you could recommend another one (on the cheaper side :)) that I could use as a substitution. Since, it isn't exactly the one you used, could I run into some troubles during installation? Thank you.

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Mute's Silent Gaming build:Z87X-UD5H|GTX 650 Ti Boost|i5 4670k

Hello fullalchemy,

i can recommend you: GTX 650 ti, GTX 650, GTX 640.
You will have no problem during installation or post-installation since all of the above graphics cards are natively supported by OSX, which basically means that you just plug it in and it works :)

Please read carefully this post by tonymacx86 about what you should buy, thank you.

http://www.tonymacx86.com/398-building-customac-buyer-s-guide-november-2013.html#gfx_cards
 
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Thanks for the response. I'm ordering the parts now that things are getting a bit cheaper because of cyber monday.

A really amateur question: for the GTX 650 does it matter what brand I get (aka ASUS vs PNY)?

Cheers!

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Good work.

I've got the same motherboard with i7 4770k and have an odd audio problem, as do others.

So I'm curious why you don't seem to have it, even though we're using the same audio drivers. In my case, use of the green output off the mobo (front speakers, line out) you get a stuttering, caused as it shifts from headphone to line out and back again rapidly. We've tried stuff, but the fix is to use the black output (rear speakers). The headphone jack on my case works fine (NZXT H2).

If your green output works as expected, I'm now wondering if it's an issue with the case and the front headphone connection, perhaps. Maybe reversed polarity? So if you confirm the rear green works OK it would help us diagnose the issue.

Thanks,
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@FullAlchemy

If you follow the link i have posted on my first response to your question you can see the manufacturers that are compatible for each graphics card, as noted by tonymacx86 in his november buyer's guide, although my personal preference is ASUS or MSI, but maybe you can buy a more powerful graphics card from another manufacturer for the same price, take in consideration core clock speed, memory speed and memory size.

Good luck !
 
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Hello 211oakland,

I can confirm that audio and mic are working on my motherboard's back panel on the green and pink jack connector, and from my case's front panel. The sound is exactly as it is in Windows. I did a three hours test (back panel) and i had no sound problems on any music app or game. I am using a headset, as described on my guide, and i don't have any speakers that i can use to test if there is any difference. Try re-patching your AppleHDA.kext and rebuilding cache, which is what i did anyway.


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The PSU is mounted "upside-down"! The fan should face with the grid on the bottom of the case.

Anyway, very nice and clean build!:clap:
 
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Hello Mate94,

Taking in consideration that my PSU fan would not operate under 532 Watt of power consumption (80Plus Platinum), which will not be utilised by my Hackintosh, i thought it would be better to mount my PSU "upside-down" to keep dust out.
 
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