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[SUCCESS] First build, Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming K3, i7-8700K, GTX 1070 Ti, High Sierra 10.13.6

Evo

Joined
Sep 15, 2018
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370 Aorus gaming K3
CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
GTX 1070 Ti
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Mobile Phone
iOS
First Hackintosh build:
Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming K3, i7-8700K, GTX 1070 Ti


Components

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming K3
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075ZZ4XDD/?tag=tonymacx86-21

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 16GB 2666MHz DIMM Memory
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0123ZC44Y/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233834

Intel i7-8700K Processor
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07598VZR8/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117827

Be Quiet Dark Rock 4
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BYP9S95/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13C-001F-00027

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076RT2ZVV/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487388

2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0781Z7Y3S/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147674

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Hard Disk Drive
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

Fortron Hyper M 550W Power Supply
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077V57T7K/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Fractal Design Define C Black Window Computer Case
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3KCM02/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352070

LG 27UK650-W UHD Screen Monitor
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078GRM2MV/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824025891

TP-LINK Archer T9E AC 1900 dual band wireless PCI-E adapter

IOGEAR bluetooth 4.0 USB micro adpter

Comments

My late 2013 MacBook Pro, being too old to use properly current video editing software, and an iMac being too expensive and 2017 configuration, I decided to purchase an assembled computer but with components which were known to be compatible to make a hackintosh. I choose a "Fafnir" computer by Materiel.net (this model is no longer marketed), a LG 4K screen and a second SSD to have OSX and W10 in dual boot (each system installed on its proper SSD).

Installation

Here is the method I used to achieve my High Sierra hackintosh.

Step One: Bootable USB Installation Key
I followed this guide to create my UniBeast bootable USB key with a copy of MultiBeast (10.4.0) in it:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...ierra-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.235474/
I did that on my MacbookPro after downloading High Sierra

Step Two: BIOS Settings
Special thanks to @HackaShaq and @jamesst20 for their guides which I used for the Bios settings
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...7-8700k-rx-580-2x-dell-p2715q-4k-60hz.252989/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-gigabyte-z370-gaming-5-4k-rx-580-10-13-4-ssdt.250028/

I first upgraded BIOS to F7 version. Then I selected "Load optimized defaults" in "Save & Edit". The parameters I changed:
- MIT > Advanced Memory settings > Extreme memory profile (X.M.P.): set to "Profile 1"
- BIOS > CSM sopport: set to "disabled"
- Peripherals > USB configuration > XHCI hand§off: set to "enabled"
- Chipset > VT§d: set to "disabled"​
All the other parameters where set as shown in the guides I mentioned above

Step Three: Installation
I first selected an APFS partition to format my SSD.
Then I selected "Boot Mac OS install from install macOS High Sierra".
Then installation went well and restarted 2 times.
After that I choose "Boot Mac OS from High Sierra" to launch High Sierra.

Step Four: MultiBeast
I launched MultiBeast from my USB key and adjusted the following parameters
Quick start > UEFI boot mode
Drivers > audio > Realtek ALCxxx > ALC1220
Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC
USB > Remove XHCI USB port limit (this option to activate the USB 3.0 ports)
Network > Intel > AppleIntelE1000e v3.3.6
Customize > System definitions > iMac > iMac 18,3​
Then I build it and restarted the computer

Step Five: Nvidia Drivers
High Sierra didn't recognize my GTX 1070 Ti, natively. So, I downloaded the Nvidia driver at the link below and installed it:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/nvidia-drivers/


What Works Well
- Ethernet works well except after sleep mode (but I don't use sleep mode then it's OK for me).
- iMessage and FaceTime didn't work the first time. I just entered my Apple ID and password in "Preferences > iCloud" and it was OK after that.
- USB 3.0 works well (I don't have USB 3.1 devices so I can't test it).
- Shutdown is OK without doing anything (LEDs and fans stop).
- Sleep mode is nearly OK: motherboard LEDs stop, fans stop but the memory bar still light.
- Audio didn't work at the first time but works well now after installing AppleALC.kext and Lilu.Kext (thanks again to @HackaShaq and @jamesst20) with Kext Wizard 3.7.10 that I found more easier to use than Clover (https://www.osx86.net/files/file/2136-kext-wizard-3710/).
- DisplayPort works well without doing anything (only video).
- WIFI: just put the card in a PCI-E slot and it works
- bluetooth.

What doesn't work:
- HDMi/DisplayPort audio. I tried several methods I found on the forum but I didn't find an easy method which works (my English isn't very good so advanced methods aren't for me...)

Final Thoughts:

Doing my first hackintosh wasn't as complicated as I expected. High Sierra works quite well with my configuration (except HDMI/DisplayPort audio and Ethernet after exiting sleep mode).
I was tired waiting for an iMac update, and I'm very happy to have done this to replace my old MacBook Pro for video editing use. (MBP is still there as a second computer and for travel use.) And it's about 1000€ less than an iMac which have older components than my computer.
I can now use both macOS and Windows 10 on the same computer; each OS have its own advantages for my use.


Need Help

If anyone has a simple method to explain me how to fix the HDMI/Displayport audio bug please give it to me. thanks!
 
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Evo

Joined
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Messages
5
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370 Aorus gaming K3
CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
GTX 1070 Ti
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Mobile Phone
iOS
No I'm using DaVinci Resolve with Fusion and I don't have any problem. And it's free...
 
Joined
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Motherboard
GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming
CPU
i7-7700K
Graphics
Vega 56
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
Android
Do you know how Thunderbolt port works on this motherboard? Can it utilize PCI-e graphic card and give output through motherboard's Thunderbolt port?
 

Evo

Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Messages
5
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370 Aorus gaming K3
CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
GTX 1070 Ti
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Mobile Phone
iOS
UPDATE !!!

Today I wanted to perform all the updates availlable on the appstore. I started by saving all my data.
Then I launched the updates (Safari, iTunes, Security, ...). After that another update came: the 2019-004 (a big update). I launched it, too. It was quit long with further restarts. After that I had an error message from the NVIDIA graphic card saying the NVIDIA driver wasn't OK for this OS. I launched the NVIDIA preferences and checked for an update and installed it.
After that all went well.
And good news: the iTunes update corrected the detection problem for the iPhone XR.
 
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Motherboard
Laptop make & model # > See Rules!
CPU
i7-6700HQ
Graphics
GTX 950M
Mac
iMac
Mobile Phone
Android
Can you share EFI? You actual version of BIOS? Thank U.
 
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