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[SUCCESS] Asrock fatal1ty Z87 Killer - Xeon E3-1230v3 - Asus Radeon R9 270X

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Motherboard
Asrock fatal1ty Z87 Killer
CPU
Intel Xeon E3-1230v3
Graphics
Asus Radeon R9 270X
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Asrock fatal1ty Z87 Killer - Xeon E3-1230v3 - Asus Radeon R9 270X
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Components

ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer Intel Z87 So.1150 Dual Channel DDR3 ATX Retail
See on: https://www.mindfactory.de
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157460

Intel Xeon E3-1230v3 4x 3.30GHz So.1150 BOX
See on: https://www.mindfactory.de https://www.amazon.de

Cooltek Antiphon Black Midi Tower
See on: https://www.amazon.de

430 Watt be quiet! Pure Power L8 CM Modular 80+ Bronze
See on: https://www.amazon.de

8GB (2x 4096MB) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 DIMM CL9-9-9-24 Dual Kit
See on: https://www.mindfactory.de

120GB Kingston SSDNow V300 2.5" (6.4cm) SATA 6Gb/s MLC asynchron
See on: https://www.mindfactory.de

ASUS Radeon R9270X DirectCU II 2GB AMD Grafikkarte (PCI-e, 2GB GDDR5 Speicher, 2x DVI)
See on: https://www.amazon.de

3rd Party BT 4.0 Dongle
See on: https://www.amazon.de


Comments

I built this PC-Setup with no Hackintosh in my mind about 3 years ago, but then I realized that I really wanted to enjoy the macOS experience that I could already enjoy on my Macbook Air. I started to do my research on the topic and heavily relied on the tonymacx86 guides and the forum. The first attempts where all more or less successful, but I didn't really know what I was doing - everything was new to me and I never heard of kexts, dsdts and bootloaders before. In between I switched back to Win10 because my build always had flaws that ruined the user experience for me.

Now this was my 3rd attempt to have a fully working system and finally it worked, also due to new possibilities regarding my graphics card. The graphic card worked OOB box but also had the AMD Sleep/Wake issue, that I fixed with the whatevergreen.kext. LAN and Audio works fine after using Multibeast (ALC 1150 and Atheros Killer™ E2200 Series). Use iMessage fix asap after MacOS installation, so you wont need to delete certain files and it works way faster. Now I have a stable running Hackintosh build that has full functionality except Handoff/Continuity Features, because I didn't install a suitable PCI-E card.

Installation Notes
Will be added later on!


Benchmarks
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A Few More Pictures

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3. Helpful Links

[Guide] Asrock UEFI Boot Fix
[Beta release] NativeDisplayBrightness 0.0.5 testing [updated]
Up2date WhateverGreen.kext
Up2date Lilu.kext

Up2date AppleALC
How to Fix iMessage

Thanks for reading my build description!
 
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