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Success Core i7 4790k - Gigabyte Z97x Gaming 7 - Gigabyte Radeon R9 280x - 16GB Ram Corsair Vengeanc

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d1ck3r's Build: Core i7-4790k - Gigabyte Z97x Gaming 7 - Radeon R9 280x - 16GB Ram Corsair Vengeance

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Components


Intel Core i7 4790k
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KPRWAX8/

Gigabyte Z97x Gaming 7
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JKCHDEU/

Radeon R9 280x 3GB GDDR5
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H34J64M/

Corsair Vengeance 16gb RAM
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006EWUO22/

WD 1TB 7200RPM, 64mb Cache
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJRS6FU/


Already Owned

Corsair K60 Keyboard.

Corsair M60 Mouse

LG 21' LED Monitor


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Hey there, so i finally made my first build ever. I'm really interested on developing iOS apps, so i need to use Xcode for this matter and don't want to spent a bunch of money on a Mac. Since Mac OS will not be my first OS, i build the system with performance and reliability on mind, and, because i also love gaming, i tried the Z97 series of Gigabyte and the new processor of Intel the i7-4790K. The graphics card are decent in terms of money/performance.

By now i have made the installation of Mavericks. I used UniBeast to make a boot USB and use Mavericks 10.9.4. Also, I was reading the forum before installing everything, and I know that can be a little problematic to be an early adopter. When installed I used MultiBeast to install the "drivers", i will post the specific options that i choose, by now i just made the Ethernet port works by Atheros killer driver, sound are not working at all but i'll working on it, i'll update the kext or methods if i found it to make everything runs, also graphics seems to be a little laggy, i don't know what to do there, suggestion are welcome.

For MultiBeast, I choose these options:

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I was having issues at boot, and every time i need to start with -x flag, but researching a little i found that disabling Internal Graphics at bios may it'll solve the problem, and yep, that was so useful, also i disabled vT-D and choose Default Settings.

Now it's running without any problem, audio, ethernet, graphics are working great, the Radeon R9 280x was detected as Radeon 7xxx Series and don't have to use any kext, here is the info on "about this mac"

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Benchmarks

Geekbench 3

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Results from Ungine Heaven for Radeon R9 280x

Ultra
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High:
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Medium:
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Thank to Tonymacx86 and to the community for all the useful information.
 
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*First Build, i7 4790k - Gigabyte Z97x Gaming 7 - Radeon R9 280x

Update

I found something interesting (well something unfortunate) on my build... Every time that i boot with speakers connected, i don't know why, but i get a panic error, also my build is connected to the header instead of the back IO connectors, I tried to disconnect the header and connect to the back connectors and get panic error, this maybe can be useful for someone with similar build.
 
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I was wondering if you had any problems getting the OS to work with the 280X graphics card. Do you think a Sapphire 270 model would work as well?

Misscomp
 
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Hey there... not really... i don't have any problems with the graphics card in fact it was detected like a Radeon 7xxx Series like you can see in the image of the specs of my build and i didn't install any additional kext or something, but this because the R9 280x it's the same chip "Tahiti XTL" as HD7970 series, if i'm not wrong the R9 270 it's the same "Curacao Pro" chip as the HD7850 series... so this post can help you http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/...radeon-7850-mavericks-new-public-release.html
Or a little research will remove all doubt
 
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Did you end up having to create an EFI partition or do anything special for your installation?

Also, did you ever run those benchmarks (opencl benchmark would be awesome to see).

Thanks!
 
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Hi,
I was wondering if you have tried your build with Yosemite? I've got almost the exact same hardware but can't boot into Yosemite after MultiBeast build.
Just curious?
Thanks!
 
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Hey there... Yeah it works great! In fact, I installed Yosemite without MultiBeast, backup the info and made a fresh install with UniBeast, and then everything works with any kext, MultiBeast or additional config, also Continuity and iPhone calls works.
 
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Nice! Thanks.
 
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Hi, i'm about to buy and build the same hardware, but with nvidia card.
I'd like to install yosemite. Do you made a fresh instal using which kext?
Can you give me more info, if you like, how you do it?
Thanks :)
 
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