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My First G5 Mod (Wolf in Sheep's Clothing) [Upgraded]

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Jun 11, 2012
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Motherboard
GA-Z87X-UD3H
CPU
i7-4770K
Graphics
GTX 960
Mac
MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Apple, Centris, LC, Plus, Power Mac, PowerBook, SE
Mobile Phone
iOS
It was time to bring Wolf up to date.
Everything works perfectly, and there was no need to install the OS without the graphics card installed.

I purchased a Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4GB graphics card and swapped out the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

Here are my build notes:
- Intel i7 4790K 4.0/4.4 Ghz Quad Core CPU (Devil's Canyon)
- GigaByte GA-Z87X-UD3H Z87 Express chipset
- 4x8 (32GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3-1866 CL10 Black
- Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4GB
- Kingston 2.5" 240GB SSD
- Crutial MX100 2.5" 512GB SSD
- 2 Additional 4TB Hard Drives
- ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer
- Corsair Builder Series HX-650W 650W
- Custom Macintosh G5 Enclosure with Mountain Mods motherboard tray

BIOS Settings
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- Flashed BIOS to F9
- Load User Defaults
- Set NumLock OFF
- System Information > Intel Virtualization Technology: OFF
- System Information > Windows 8 Features: OtherOS <default>
- Peripherals > Serial Port A: Disabled
- Performance > X.M.P. > Profile 1
- Peripherals > xHCI Mode > SMART AUTO
- Peripherals > xHCI Hand-OFF > ENABLED
- Peripherals > EHCI Hand-OFF > ENABLED
- Power Management > Wake on Lan > DISABLED

Instructions to install macOS Catalina 10.15.4 (Catalina)
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1) Built Unibeast Installer using Catalina 10.15.4 and Unibeast 10.1.0, Clover 5102
2) Copy Hack Tools to USB Installer
3) Insert a USB2 4 Port Slot Adapter
4) Connect USB stick to USB 2.0 port on slot adapter, ensure keyboard/mouse is also connected to the adapter
5) Boot USB stick (F12)
6) Install Catalina to freshly formatted (APFS) SSD
Installing... Welcome Displayed!
7) Create Admin Account.
8) Copy Hack Tools folder to root
9) Run Multibeast and install
Quick Start > Clover UEFI Boot Mode
Drivers > Audio > AppleALC
Drivers > Misc > VirtualSMC
Drivers > Misc > VirtualSMC PlugIns
Drivers > Misc > VirtualSMC HWMonitor App
Drivers > Network > Intel > AppleIntelE1000e v3.3.6
Drivers > USB > Remove XHCI USB Boot Limit
BootLoaders > CloverUEFI Boot Mode
BootLoaders > System Definition > iMac 14,2
Customize > Graphics > Core Graphics Fixup AKA WhateverGreen
10) Restart.

Audio Notes:
In System Preferences/Sound/Output you will see:
Name Type Notes
----------------- ------------------- ----------------
Internal Speakers Built-In Changes to Headphones when they are plugged in... but they dont work.
Line Out Audio Line Out Port Orange jack on rear
Line Out Audio Line Out Port Black jack on rear
Digital Out Optical digital-out port ** NOT TESTED **
 
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