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SUCCESS: ASUS Z270G + i7 7700K + NVMe + Intel HD630

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Hi everyone, I finally (after 2 weeks) got my Hackintosh to boot!!!
And I'm sharing my experience in the form of a 7min easy to follow Video Tutorial with files attached.

Before this video starts, you will need to do the following:
1. Make a Bootable USB with OSX Sierra 10.12.5
2. DOWNLOAD THE FILES: -->> https://goo.gl/7gB7se
2. Mount the EFI Partition and drop in the provided EFI folder


00:00 UEFI BIOS § 01:45 OSX install § 03:20 Post Installation § 05:32 Test and thoughts



Specs:
ASUS ROG Strix Z270G Gaming - Motherboard
--- Intel HD630 - Full accelerated graphics
--- Bluetooth 4.0 - Working
--- Audio - Working
--- USB 3.0 - Working
--- WiFi on board - NOT Working!
--- Ethernet - Working
Intel i7 7700K KabyLake - CPU
Samsung EVO 960 250GB NVMe - m.2 SSD
HyperX 16GB 2400MHZ - RAM
NZXT Kraken x61 - Water Cooling
Corsair CX550M - PSU
Phantex Evol Entoo mATX - case
WiFi - USB Dongle

Known faults:
* Does not wake from sleep
- - - temp fix = System Pref / Energy Saver: Computer Sleep = Never
* Microphone sound is noisy


I followed some guides, and they were terrible! It was the blind leading the blind: "install this kext using this utility, that kext using another utility, add code here, patch code there, try this, try that, almost no explanation to what's actually happening and then start all over again...
It was a huge trial and error journey for me, and for this reason I wanted to simplify the process to the maximum.
I was looking for the easiest way to achieve a working install. so Now anyone with the ASUS Strix z270 + KaybyLake + NVMe combo would have a "working start" on Sierra 10.12.5 and from here feel free to use clover, patches and more kexts ;)

Please Note, that I am working on a guide, this is only my "progress so far".
 
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Great job! Nice quick video. It took me about 2 weeks to get it working!
 
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I sincerely ask myself why you bought an m.2 instead of just the Sata one. m.2 does NOT have noticable higher speed for normal/consumer use.
For a hackintosh it only brings that you can not put the hackintosh into sleepmode.

I was in a store last week an had the option to buy the 960 m.2 but went for the 960 sata because I knew the m.2 would bring disadvantages for my hackintosh.

-edit- the only advantage I can think of is that you save physical space in your build
 
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I am just about to use your method here as your guide / video made it look very easy! Using all the same components except the main difference is I am using the STRIX Z270G mATX board and an EVGA GTX 1080 SC2.

What will I need to do to support dual booting to Windows on a separate drive? Also, does your boot selector screen allow for customization of the icons and / or wallpaper?

*EDIT: It looks like you are using clover, just a preconfigured one, so it looks like I should be able to continue with the customization and dual booting via other guides yes?*

Thanks.
 
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I am just about to use your method here as your guide / video made it look very easy! Using all the same components except the main difference is I am using the STRIX Z270G mATX board and an EVGA GTX 1080 SC2.

What will I need to do to support dual booting to Windows on a separate drive? Also, does your boot selector screen allow for customization of the icons and / or wallpaper?

*EDIT: It looks like you are using clover, just a preconfigured one, so it looks like I should be able to continue with the customization and dual booting via other guides yes?*

Thanks.
once osx is set up and booting/working properly, just take out it's drive and add your windows drive. install windows as normal. once windows is set up and working, turn off the machine and add the osx drive back in. all you have to do is make sure the osx drive is still the default boot device, and your windows boot drive will show up as an option in clover
 

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@timetraveler, please update your profile (personal details) with your Motherboard or Make/Model, CPU and Graphics Card.
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Profiles need to contain at least your primary system to assist others with helping you.
 
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I sincerely ask myself why you bought an m.2 instead of just the Sata one. m.2 does NOT have noticable higher speed for normal/consumer use.
For a hackintosh it only brings that you can not put the hackintosh into sleepmode.
Thanks for that information, I did not know that it was the M.2 caused the SLEEP MODE to not function.
As for the speed: well, sure... the SSD's are no longer the speed bottleneck as it used to be with HDD's, but still nice to have a faster system.
I have two SSD's which Ill be placing in Raid 0 for Video Editing Files
and two 3.5 Hard Drives for extra long term storage and backup which I'll be using.
 
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Great job! Nice quick video. It took me about 2 weeks to get it working!
Awesome, Glad you got yours working! can I ask you about your bluetooth, is it working Fine? mine seems to be slow and laggy, and is your Microphone Audio clean? mine seems to have some noise.
 
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It looks like you are using clover, just a preconfigured one, so it looks like I should be able to continue with the customization and dual booting via other guides yes?
-- Yes it's a normal Clover installation just with a custom theme I made, all you'll need to do is drag in a new theme folder and change the config.plist info to match the theme folder's name.

What will I need to do to support dual booting to Windows on a separate drive?
@fanclub has a great solution, I'll try that myself, as I haven't got to installing windows yet.
 
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