- Nov 4, 2016
- i7 6800k
- gtx 980 sc
callmebigfat's Build: Gigabyte X99M Gaming 5 - i7-6800K - GTX 980SC
Components (Already Owned)
Intel i7-6800K Processor
Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 Water / Liquid CPU Cooler
Gigabyte X99M Gaming 5
GeIL EVO FORZA DC 16GB (2 x 8GB) Model GFR416GB3000C15ADC Memory
GTX 980SC Graphics Card
Thermaltake TR2 Bronze 700W Power Supply
SilverStone Temjin Series TJ08B-E Computer Case
- Why you decided to build this system? I just wanted to try out Apples OS especially Sierra and i would also like to use final cut pro and garage band for other task's.
- What were the driving applications that dictated your choice in system components? I had this pc for about a month and I thought I'd give it a go.
I cannot seem to link everything I used - it was a various mix of posts here and youtube. Some that solved the issue with X99 motherboard, and, then, I had to follow some posts about Broadwell E and Skylake builds. The graphics was a issue in itself; my web drivers were giving me some trouble, but I managed to get that to work by changing the SMBIOS to Mac Pro (mid 2010) 5,1 after installing various fixes. I mainly wanted to share my build cause I know the X99 builds and Broadwell E builds aren't the "norm", but can be done!
Everything is working as it should. The only boot flags I have, which go automatically for me, are the web driver fix. (I don't know if that enables anything but it works all the time.) And the flag needed to boot with x99 boards. My audio works, my CPU management works , my 4.4 GHz overclock works.
What doesn't work is iMessage and FaceTime, which i hope to fix very soon! And X.M.P. isn't working; I can't get the RAM to run at 3k speeds.
Safari and Chrome were crashing but after one reboot they have seemed to fix themselves (no crashed since).
UEFI BIOS Settings
1. To access UEFI Setup, press and hold Delete on a USB Keyboard while the system is booting up
2. Set to Optimized Defaults.
3. Set X.M.P. Memory Profile to NONE
4. Save and exit.
If anyone needs any help I can check my history, and I can hopefully send you in the right direction. Here are some quick links that I used to help me. I really don't know much about this stuff but, once I start, I cant stop until it works!
Web driver fix (someone's post told me to change the SMBIOS),
This site helped me majorly with the x99 issues.
Other posts that have helped me,