[Success] GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 i7 2600K ATI 6870 1GB Yosemite 10.10.5

Feb 8, 2012
Gigabyte GA-H270-HD3
i7 6700
Nvidia 1050 Ti OC 4GB
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS

Munz's Build: Core i7-2600k - GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 16GB RAM - ATI 6870 1GB



Intel Core i7-2600K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 Ghz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155

Scythe Mugen 3

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 HDMI SATA III USB 3.0 FW 400 ATX Motherboard

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6870 1GB

HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3

2 x CORSAIR Force GT 90GB 2.5" SATA6G

Western Digital Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

LG Black 16X BD-R

Mini PCI-E to PCI-Express Wireless WiFi Card Adapter Converter w 3 Antenna

BCM94321MC WiFi Network Card for Apple

Apple MB110LL/A White USB Wired Slim Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

Apple Magic Mouse

Manhattan 100915 60-in-1 USB 2.0 Multi-Card Reader/Writer

Fractal Design Define R5 FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK Black

Corsair Professional Series AX 750

Bluetooth Adapter Dongle

Already Owned

Soudblaster Audigy 2

Microsoft LifeCam VX-2000 Webcam - Black

Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System

Samsung UE40J5100 Full HD 1080p


The system components were bought as a present for a major achievement in my studies. Back in 2012, they were mainly chosen after the famous Zorro Build. The first hack mounted Mavericks as OS, loaded with Unibeast/Multibeast method. After a long period of inactivity of the build I have decided to take it back to life. Having bought a new DLSR camera, I have realized that the RAW files shot by the D750 were no longer readable by OS X 10.9. So I have decided to go for a fresh install of Yosemite. Together with this choice I have flashed the MB bios from F10 to UEFI and changed the bootloader with Clover after reading about all the fuss about the iMessage issues.
The hackintosh is now running with the main purpose of a Mediacenter with Kodi, VLC, Spotify and iTunes as preferred apps. Apart from that, the system is also used as a backup server, with TimeMachine Server app backing up my MacBook Pro 13", which is used as main workstation. Since the hackintosh is by far more powerful than the MBP, my idea would be also to edit some simple video by means of Final Cut Pro.
The system is very quiet and can stay turned on in the leaving room without anyone (but the cat) noticing it.

Clover Configuration
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