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Joined
Nov 27, 2014
Messages
24
Motherboard
Asus Sabertooth z97 Mk II
CPU
Intel i7 4790K
Graphics
2x GTX 970
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Android
I noticed that a few of the pages on the main page have users telling new people (of which I am new) not to use series 9 boards. I'd like to include some information below from the buyers guide...

"Welcome to our redesigned Buyer's Guide! We've made a lot of backend changes, allowing us to use the parts data for an upcoming hardware database. If you're building a CustoMac, 4th generation Intel Core i Haswell CPUs + Intel 9 Series motherboards are the current recommendation."

"We recommend these specific 9 Series motherboards because they have simple post-installation, don't require a pre-patched DSDT, and have native sleep/wake functionality. They also have supported audio and network controllers. Please note, these motherboards will NOT work with older Socket 1155 CPUs."

if with this in mind, why are we new people (at least me, dchillo, and kervich) being told to avoid series 9. I do recall when i was looking into osx a few months ago to avoid series 9, but it looks like hat isnt an issue anymore. please clarify.
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2012
Messages
18
Motherboard
hp pavillion p6110 es
CPU
intel pentium dual core E5200
Graphics
nvidia gt 630
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Android
I noticed that a few of the pages on the main page have users telling new people (of which I am new) not to use series 9 boards. I'd like to include some information below from the buyers guide...

"Welcome to our redesigned Buyer's Guide! We've made a lot of backend changes, allowing us to use the parts data for an upcoming hardware database. If you're building a CustoMac, 4th generation Intel Core i Haswell CPUs + Intel 9 Series motherboards are the current recommendation."

"We recommend these specific 9 Series motherboards because they have simple post-installation, don't require a pre-patched DSDT, and have native sleep/wake functionality. They also have supported audio and network controllers. Please note, these motherboards will NOT work with older Socket 1155 CPUs."

if with this in mind, why are we new people (at least me, dchillo, and kervich) being told to avoid series 9. I do recall when i was looking into osx a few months ago to avoid series 9, but it looks like hat isnt an issue anymore. please clarify.
I'm actually quite interested in this because I'm just about to buy the Z97 gaming 7 for gigabyte and I see a lot of success with 9 series lately on the forum...
 
Joined
Oct 15, 2014
Messages
165
Motherboard
GA-Z97X-GAMING-GT
CPU
i7-4790k 4.4ghz
Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 SC
Mac
Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
I used one (GA-Z97X-GAMING-GT) and it was very straight forward with an i7-4790K and Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 SC.

You can click "Hackintosh" in my signature to go to my build thread for a complete step by step if you decide to go with similar components.

As Luisma96 mentioned, you can visit the user builds section and you will see more and more 9 series boards being used with success.
 
Joined
Nov 27, 2014
Messages
8
Motherboard
ASRock z97E-itx/ac
CPU
i5-3790k
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
I've had some success with my ASRock Z97E-itx/ac. I'm sort of cheating for audio...using an Asus usb bluetooth dongle to connect my UE Miniboom. Sleep/wake, ethernet/lan works natively. I have a mini pcie wifi/bt card that is supposed to work but I have idea how to do that. Also, I have no idea how to activate audio. But the way I'm using it is working well enough for me. I prefer my current setup to Ubuntu or Windows. Also, imessage doesn't work and netflix/youtube doesn't work in safari...works in Chrome only.
 
Joined
Sep 27, 2011
Messages
159
Motherboard
MSI Z97-G55-SLI
CPU
Intel i7 4790K Devil's Canyon
Graphics
nVidia GTX 970
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
I am running the MSI z97-G55-SLI series 9 board. One boot flag and extremely simple Post Installation using the onboard graphics. Audio and Ethernet work by installing their respective kexts. Thats it.
 

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