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My Hacktintosh Build on H370 Aorus Gaming 3 WiFi - rev1.0

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May 22, 2018
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Motherboard
H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI (rev. 1.0)
CPU
Intel Core i7-8700
Graphics
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1050 Ti DirectX
Burnabe's Build:
Gigabyte H370 Aorus Gaming 3 WiFi - i7-8700 - GTX 1050 Ti

Components


Gigabyte H370 Aorus Gaming 3 WiFi Motherboard
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CCWBV2P/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813145067

Ballistix Sports LT 16GB Kit DDR4 2400 MT/s Memory
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UFF7Y4A/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148985

Intel Core i7-8700 Processor
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07598HLB4/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117826

Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Processor Cooler
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009VV56TY/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181029

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Graphics Card GV-N105TG1 GAMING-4GD
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MCUYOWK/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125913

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OBRE5UE/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147373

Seagate 3TB Desktop HDD SATA 6GB/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch (ST3000DM001)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRLY/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5AD2TW2217

Gigabyte Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Card
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0722SV69N/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UG7A04618

Corsair RMx Series RM650X 650W 80 Plus Gold Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V and Crossfire Ready Power Supply
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015YEIBJ8/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139143

NZXT S340 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZ3BJ5U/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146239

Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to 2 Adapter
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQ26QIY/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Edimax AC1200 WiFi USB Adapter (EW-7822ULC) (the Intel 9560NGW wireless card did not work with my machine)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MY7PL10/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W057R1204


Comments

I wanted to share my build with you guys as it was my first ever computer build. With the help of my coworker, friend, and the Tony Mac community, I was able to get my machine up and running (but not without a fair amount of frustration). I have to say it's one of the most rewarding experiences I've had and getting everything to work feels great. I've included all the parts that I purchased with links (above) along with the Clover Configurator and MultiBeast options.

Before my build I owned a 27" Thunderbolt Display (A1407) and wanted to keep it as my monitor, so I had to purchase a Thunderbolt Card as well as a USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter. This card connects internally to the motherboard in the PCIe 4x slot and a THB_C header connector. Externally, the card connects with my graphics card via Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. Photos Attached

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macOS Installation

I followed the Installation Guide as best I could. I used UniBeast to make a bootable USB drive with High Sierra 10.13.4 and Clover Configurator to edit the config.plsit file. Things I changed with Clover Configurator were:

1. On ACPI tab, check NVidia on the right side
2. On Boot tab, uncheck nvda_disable=1
3. On System Parameters tab, check Nvidia Web

A couple issues I ran into after beginning installation:
1. The black Apple loading bar getting 2/3 of the way full then getting a circle with a slash
2. Mouse and keyboard were non-functional on the language selection screen
3. Inserting the USB flash drive into a USB 3.0 port worked. USB 2.0 for me was not working during installation and would fail every time.

To fix this, I had to mount the EFI folder using Clover Configurator and add the following .kext files in EFI > CLOVER> kexts > Other for proper installation (attached):
1. USBInjectAll.kext
2. XHCI-200-series-injector.kext

After going through the macOS High Sierra installation, I checked my System Preferences for Sound and Internet. Without having to install any drivers, the machine recognized the built in speakers and Ethernet port of the Thunderbolt display so I did not have to add any drivers through MultiBeast! I have it hardwired to internet but have the WiFi adapter as an option to cast to my TV if I ever need/want to.

One thing I did notice is that when the computer goes to sleep, I'm not able to adjust the volume as the computer no longer recognizes the audio input/output so I have to unplug the monitor and plug it back in. If I find another solution, I will definitely post it here or if anyone has suggestions please let me know.
 

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GA-H87-HD3
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Intel Core i3-4130
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HD 6870
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Classic Mac
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Burnabe's Build:
Gigabyte H370 Aorus Gaming 3 WiFi - i7-8700 - GTX 1050 Ti

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I followed all the steps, but every time a few seconds later appears the Apple logo comes out of the black screen with the
 

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Messages
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Motherboard
H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI (rev. 1.0)
CPU
Intel Core i7-8700
Graphics
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1050 Ti DirectX
Have you tried all of the available USB ports? I found that the front USB 3.0 port on the case worked for me out of all them.
 
Joined
Apr 20, 2016
Messages
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Motherboard
H370 Aorus Gaming 3 WIFI
CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
GTX 960
Hi Blurnabe, can you share your working clover folder (config.plist, kexts folder, driver64efi folder...)? I think remove the theme folder and zip it will be alright to upload here.

Also do you still keep Intel 9560 on the mobo or take it out? Thanks.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
Gigabyte H370 Aorus gaming 3 WiFi
CPU
I7 8700K
Graphics
GTX 750 Ti
Mac
iMac
Mobile Phone
Android
I followed all the steps, but every time a few seconds later appears the Apple logo comes out of the black screen with the
Yes, I'm same
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI (rev. 1.0)
CPU
Intel Core i7-8700
Graphics
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1050 Ti DirectX
Hi Blurnabe, can you share your working clover folder (config.plist, kexts folder, driver64efi folder...)? I think remove the theme folder and zip it will be alright to upload here.

Also do you still keep Intel 9560 on the mobo or take it out? Thanks.
I haven't been active on this forum in a while so I'm just now seeing these replies. Sorry about that. Have you been able to trouble shoot this at all? If not, I'll post those when I get a chance by the end of the week.

As for the Intel 9560 Wireless card, I removed it from the mobo. I actually don't use the Edimax wireless adapter anymore either as I have my machine hardwired to my router via my cinema display.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI (rev. 1.0)
CPU
Intel Core i7-8700
Graphics
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1050 Ti DirectX
I've uploaded my EFI folder from clover here. Hopefully this works for you!
 

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Im Still having trouble with my Hackintosh that has the same motherboard as yours
 
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Messages
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Motherboard
Gigabyte h370
CPU
i5-8400
Graphics
UHD 630
Mobile Phone
Android
I am too. That's your up to date efi folder?
 
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Motherboard
H370 ADRUS Gaming 3 WIFI
CPU
I5-8600K
Graphics
GTX 750 Ti
Mac
MacBook
Classic Mac
Power Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Hello,

I have almost the same setup. Unfortunately, the installation always breaks off shortly before the end and I cannot boot the system from the disk on which I installed HighSierra.

I'm pretty sure I screwed up with the "config plist". May I see yours so I can find the error or try to install it with yours?
Do you have an newer efi Folder? This one didnt work for me...
 
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