- Nov 24, 2012
- GTX 760
- Mobile Phone
centris's Build: GA-X79S-UP5-Wifi – i7-3930K - GTX 760 - 64 GB Ram
Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-Wifi Motherboard
Intel Core i7-3930K Processor
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler
GeForce GTX 760 OC 2048MB
NVIDIA GeForce 210 GPU only for reaching the BIOS later replaced by GTX760
Corsair Graphite Series 600T
Samsung 840 Pro SSD
Corsair AX760 Pro Series PSU
Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8) DDR 3 RAM 2x:
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB harddisk
PCIe WiFi Card
MacBook Pro 17" 2008 with Lion installed from Thumb Stick
I downloaded the Mavericks 10.9.2 Installer from the App Store on it.
Doing the Preinstall things like the Install stick with it
This is my first Hackintosh. The new Mac Pro is too expensive, and I do not like the missing possibility putting more disk drives in it. So, I try to build a Mac Pro like computer. I need it almost for Post production Photoshop work.
After building all the parts in the case. I had problems getting into the BIOS. I get stuck at the start screen.
The next problem was the Q-Flash utility. Trying to flash the Bios From F3 to F4 the Q-Flash was called "outdated", so i could not flash the BIOS to F4.
I changed to the GTX760 GPU. No problems with reaching the Bios anymore. i only had to change the Memory settings
I made an installation USB stick for mavericks 10.9.2 like in the Tonymacx86 Guide for Mavericks.
Next, I booted with the installer stick holding down "F12" and choose the installer stick.
Boot Flags: are -v -x cpus=1 npci=0x3000 UseKernelCache=No GraphicsEnabler=No
After Mavericks installed, I booted again from USB stick but choosing the new SSD.
Boot Flags: -v cpus=1 npci=0x3000
In the new MultiBeast, the Voodoo kext for hexacore CPU is included. So no need for the Kext Wizard installation.
Ethernet, Wifi, sound and sleep works without any further work necessary .
Everything runs almost fast like an new 6-core MacPro -
just 1 second slower with the "Huge" Digilloyd performance test than the new MacPro 6-core
Here's my Geekbench score.