- Mar 1, 2011
- i5 7600k
- GTX 1070
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4-TH Motherboard
Intel i5-3570K Processor
GeForce GTX970 Mini Graphics Card
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz Memory
Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB SSD
Crucial MX100 512GB SSD
Corsair Hydro H55 Processor Cooler
Icy Dock EZConvert 2.5" < 3.5" Drive Adapter Unit
Corsair CX750M Modular Power Supply
Windows 8.1 Pro System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit
WesternDigital Black 1TB HDD
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive
StarTech.com SATA Hard Drive HDD Duplicator Dock
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac
Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse
Belkin USB 2.0 Plus Hub (7 Port)
Wacom Bamboo Capture Pen and Touch Tablet
Blue Microphones Snowball
Apple 27" Cinema Display
- So it has been a bit since be building and posting, but I have changes my systems up a bit and mixed and matched and got some new bits for the old bits. I have been running Mavericks for a while now and decided it was time to get everything updated. That was for both OS' on my system. I bumped up to Yosemite and Windows 8.1 Pro respectively.
- I have been using this set up for a bit but with a GTX670 and only the 240GB SSD which housed the OSX of my set up. I have been running dual boot set up but the Windows 7 side was on a 1TB spinner. I decided with this I would update the Win drive to a SSD and now bust the GPU to a 970. There are some current and up and coming games I want to tackle on the Windows side and the 970 should handle this all lovely.
- This installation wasn't all that hard to get done. The motherboard set up was about a natural for running OS X and really two things to set up for OS X installation.
- One thing to remember if you are dual booting it to install each OS with no other drives plugged into the system. It is always best to install OSX and Windows on SEPARATE drives. This is to keep from losing your mind if you have a catastrophic issue with a drive you don't lose everything at once. As always also back up your stuff in whatever way is easiest for you. Plus installing on separate drives is easier, especially with Windows 8,1.
- If you install Windows 8,1 you will have to make sure you put the port that the drive Widows will be installed onto is set a "Legacy" and NOT UEFI as Chimera will not see the bootable drive.
- Win 8,1 Guide - http://www.tonymacx86.com/multi-booting/96000-guide-dual-booting-mountain-lion-windows-8-a.html
UEFI Set up/Bios
- At start up press and hold the "Delete" key on the keyboard.
- In M.I.T. Set Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) to Profile 1, then go over to Peripherals and set SATA Mode Selection to AHCI.
- Save and Exit.
- That's really it for the BIOS and installing OSX. Make sure no other drives are plugged in except for the one you want to install OSX on.
- I have a 2012 Macbook Pro 15", with that I created my Unibeast USB drive following this guide ~ http://www.tonymacx86.com/yosemite-desktop-guides/143976-unibeast-install-os-x-yosemite-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html
- I still have my have my Snow Leopard DVDs and my Apple Lion USB but I just wanted to jump to the chase, especially with the GTX 970.
- So with the UniBeast drive plugged in you will come to the boot screen and you will need to type nv_disable=1 -v -x
- Your going to need to type nv_disable=1 throughout this process several times until OSX is installed and you can download the nVidia drivers for the card to work in OSX.
- This is what I set up with MultiBeast after installation was all set up.
- Remember we are still using nv_disable=1 to load after every restart.
- Now we will take care of that by downloading the drivers needed.
- Follow the directions for the install on this, it is straight forward.
- Remember you are still using nv_disable=1 for your restarts!
- Make sure in System reports your card shows up
- After you will get this Icon at your top toolbar
- Just choose that NVIDIA Web Driver
- Restart and you should be all good. (If not, use the boot flag nvda_drv=1 as described here)
- If you were installing with the GPU set as Display out then enjoy!
- If you were not then your going to have to go into Bios and set Internal Display Output from IGFX to PCIe 1 Slot.
- Then disable Intel Processor Graphic.
- Save and Exit.
- If running dual boot and you followed the guide linked above just make sure your boot priority is set on the OSX drive and then Win drive there after.
- I also followed this guide for my iMessages http://www.tonymacx86.com/general-help/110471-how-fix-imessage.html
- I have ordered and is arriving on a slooooow boat from China a BCM94360CD/BCM94331CD to PCI-e 1X Adapter and an Apple Broadcom BCM94360CD 802.11ac mini WLAN+Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless card and will be using this link to set up
So Thanks all for checking out my build and I hope it can help somebody out with same hardware as I
Also the game I am going to but the works on the GTX 970 is Eliteangerous.