Project iCon: GA-Z77X-UD5H - Core i5-3570K - GTX 670 View attachment 51467 View attachment 51468 View attachment 51469 View attachment 51470 View attachment 51471 View attachment 51472 View attachment 51473 View attachment 51474 View attachment 51475 View attachment 51476 View attachment 51477 View attachment 51478 View attachment 51479 View attachment 51480 View attachment 51481 View attachment 51482 View attachment 51483 View attachment 51484 View attachment 51485 View attachment 51486 View attachment 51466 View attachment 51487 Components Mac OS X: Apple OS X version 10.8.2 Mountain Lion https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x...id537386512?mt Motherboard: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI Dual LAN Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SZ0EHE/ CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Series-240-Pin-Desktop-F3-1866C10D-16GAB/dp/B007GWMR6U/ SSDs (x2): SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDX-120G-G25 http://www.amazon.com/dp/product/B006EKJCWM/ Hard Drive: Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Workstation Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 10000 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache http://www.amazon.com/VelociRaptor-500-Workstation-Hard-Drive/dp/B007VPGK42/ Graphics Card: GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 Windforce OC 2048MB GDDR5 256-bit PCI Express 3.0 x16 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0080I06WQ/ Already Owned Display: ACHIEVA Shimian QH270-Lite 27" LED PC Monitor (ebay) http://www.ebay.com/itm/320907269594?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649[/U] CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS12X Pure Copper/Aluminum CPU Cooler http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092VX6SG/ Power Supply: Kingwin Lazer 850 Watts Power Supply, Modular 80 Plus Bronze ATX LZ-850 http://www.amazon.com/Kingwin-Universal-Modular-Connectors-LZ-850/dp/B002P8JVAK/ Keyboard: Azio Large Print Tri-Color Backlit Keyboard (KB505U) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CXTX7S/ Mouse: Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 with High-Precision 3600 DPI Optical Engine (910-002277) http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Optical-Gaming-High-Precision-910-002277/dp/B0055QZ216/ Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-ProMedia-Certified-Computer-Speaker/dp/B000062VUO/ Headset: Turtle Beach Call of Duty: MW3 Ear Force Bravo Limited Edition Programmable Wireless Universal Gaming Headset http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Beach-Call-Duty-Programmable-aMac/dp/B005EEMXYI/ Comments First I would like to give thanks to tonymacx86.com and the community here, I sincerely appreciate all your help and support. This is my official first Hackintosh build and simply love it for its overall cost effectiveness and sheer performance. I pretty much stuck to the CustoMac 2013 recommendations. Currently getting Geekbench scores in 13k areas. Since using the System Definition iMac 2.2, I do have occasion audio pops, nothing too off-putting and performance seems to be a just fine. I currently have the Achieva Shimian 27" monitor connected to the DVI-D port. Also use a HP OfficeJet 8600 e-All-in-One Wireless Color Printer. When installing printer drivers I could not get it to print any pages, could connect and print default test pages only. I resolved by manually setting up printers IP address directly in printer settings. The iCon Case It took about a week to build the case by hand and install all components to a metallic painted wood base, aluminum sides and front Plexiglas window with optional 16-feet of LED lights illuminating the inside and back of case. I originally was planning on taking my initial drafts to a professional metal fabricator for the case build but needed to save money and decided to build it all myself from available materials at my local Home Depot for roughly $45. Uses -- Web Development -- Image processing/editing -- Audio Processing -- Video Editing -- Gaming (MMOs to FPSs) getting around 120FPS in Warcraft with high settings. The Build Process BIOS Settings BIOS was already at F14, did not have to flash/upgrade. Motherboard versions is 1.1 F7 (Function key F7 that is) - Optimized CPU Overclocked to 4.2GHz SATA - AHCI Init Display First - PEG OS Install from UniBeast - Mountain Lion 1.7.0 USB Flash Drive Had adjust the BIOS to disable HD4000 graphics and set the discrete card to PEG. Formatted SSD drive with Disk Utility. Performed installation as normal. Booted from USB Flash drive to Chameleon, selected drive on which I installed Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2. Ran MultiBeast - Mountain Lion 5.2.1. MultiBeast - Mountain Lion 5.2.1 Configuration Selected following items: Drivers: Audio: Realtek ALC8xx: Without DSDT: ALC898 Drivers: Disk: 3rd Party SATA Drivers: Miscellaneous: FakeSMC Drivers: Miscellaneous: FakeSMC Plugins Drivers: Network: Realtek - hank's AppleIntelE1000e Ethernet and maolj's AtherosL1cEthjernet Initial issues -- Boot 0 Errors: Solved by using terminal commands based on others recommendations and this guide: http://www.tonymacx86.com/lion-desktop-guides/53295-boot0-error-official-guide.html -- Boot Kernel Panics: Solved by disabling/trashing the "HWMonitor Application." -- Reboot on Shutdown: Disabled some power management settings in BIOS. -- Intel Ethernet port not working: used second Ethernet port on mobo which works perfectly. Working Audio: Have audio using green port. Network: Using second ethernet port, 85Mbps Down and 35Mbps Up, Verizon FiOS, (FiOS is simply amazing compared to Charter cable). USB Ports: All working. Sleep: Working (Occasionally I will have slow/jerky cursor response for the first 30-sec-ish. after initial wake). Update 3/14/13 Updated from ML 10.8.2 on a Gigabyte UD5H mobo, lost audio on reboot after installing the 10.8.3 via App store, ran MutiBeast again for the Realtek ALC898 sound driver. After that audio was up and running again, so far so good.