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[Success] Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WiFi / i7 4790K / MSI GTX 780 Ti

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GA-Z97N-Gaming 5
CPU
i7 4790k @ 4.5GHz
Graphics
MSI GTX 970 100ME
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Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WiFi / i7 4790K / MSI GTX 780 Ti / 10.9.4


Components

Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KPRWAX8

Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009ZN2NH6

GIGABYTE GA-Z87N-WIFI LGA 1150 Intel Mini ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D94X7WW

Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008HK4ZAG

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E3W1726

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
[amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRN2[/amazon]

MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HPS4B3M

Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFRTF5W

SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002VA7RPS


Already Owned

Blu-ray Burner Slim Drive UJ265
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CFXZ9VA

Broadcom BCM94352HMB Azurewave AW-CE123H WiFi + BT 867Mbps Bluetooth 4.0
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HRFS1GQ


Comments

Current BIOS Version is F6c
I'll update the installation process soon on how to enable HDMI audio on the GTX 780 ti plus more.


Installation Process

1. Build the rig. Leave the MSI GTX 780 Ti out.
2. Plug the Mavericks USB installer into a USB 2.0 port.
3. Set BIOS Settings as follows
  • Load Optimized Default
  • Disable Intel(R) Turbo Boost
  • Disable C1E, C3/C6/C7 State Support, CPU EIST
  • Disable VT-d
  • Disable Wake on LAN
  • Optional - Set Memory Frequency manually (Don't use XMP Profile)
4. Boot to OSX Installation Screen using the following boot flags
  • -x -v GraphicsEnabler=Yes PCIRootUID=1
5. Install OS X 10.9.4
6. Boot to the Mavericks drive using the same boot flags as last time.
7. Launch MultiBeast 6.4.0 *I used this version instead on 6.4.1 due to network kext issue.
  • Quick Start > DSDT Free
  • Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > ALC892
  • Drivers > Disk > 3rd Party SATA
  • Drivers > Disk > TRIM Enabler > 10.9.4 TRIM Patch
  • Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.9.1315
  • Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.9.1315 Plugins
  • Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.9.1315 HWMonitor Application
  • Drivers > Misc > USB 3.0 - Universal
  • Drivers > Network > Intel > AppleIntelE1000e v3.1.0
  • Drivers > System > AppleRTC Patch for CMOS Reset
  • Bootloaders > Chimera v3.0.1
  • Customize > Boot Options > Basic Boot Options
  • Customize > Boot Options > GraphicsEnabler=Yes
  • Customize > Boot Options > Hibernate Mode - Desktop
  • Customize > Boot Options > PCI Root ID Fix
  • Customize > Boot Options > Use KernelCache
  • Customize > Boot Options > 1080p Display Mode
  • Customize > System Definitions > iMac > iMac 14,2
  • Customize > Themes > tonymacx86 Black
8. DO NOT Reboot yet
9. Install NVIDIA Web Drivers but do not hit RESTART yet.
10. Open System Preferences > "NVIDIA Driver Manager" and set the Graphics driver to "NVIDIA Web Driver". Select "Not Now" when given an option to restart.
11. Go back to the NVIDIA Web Drivers installer and hit RESTART.
12. Power down the machine and install the GTX 780 ti.
13. Enter BIOS. Set Peripherals > Device Config > Intel Processor Graphics > DISABLED
14. Boot to the Mavericks Drive.
15. Launch Multibeast 6.4.1 and install - Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > ALC892
 
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I have your same board and need a replacement wifi mini card. What did you have to do to get the BCM94352HMB working? Thanks.
 
Joined
Sep 22, 2014
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Motherboard
GA-Z87N-Wifi
CPU
i7-4790K
Graphics
Intel HD 4600
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
I have the same board and CPU but no GPU. I'm running into boot problem after boot problem. Fought like hell with multiple flags including safe mode, GraphicsEnabler=No, PCIRootUID=1 to get to the installer. Had to use these as well as specific Graphics Mode resolution to boot into Mavericks to run Multibeast. I left a few of the settings you specified out on my multibeast install and now I can't boot from my mavericks install on my SSD or even the USB bootloader anymore, safe mode or not. So I seem to just be stuck. Do I need to wipe all and try again or is there a boot flag sequence I can use to get back to multibeast to change setting to match these?
 

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I have the same board and CPU but no GPU. I'm running into boot problem after boot problem. Fought like hell with multiple flags including safe mode, GraphicsEnabler=No, PCIRootUID=1 to get to the installer. Had to use these as well as specific Graphics Mode resolution to boot into Mavericks to run Multibeast. I left a few of the settings you specified out on my multibeast install and now I can't boot from my mavericks install on my SSD or even the USB bootloader anymore, safe mode or not. So I seem to just be stuck. Do I need to wipe all and try again or is there a boot flag sequence I can use to get back to multibeast to change setting to match these?
See this Guide for using on-board HD4600 graphics:http://www.tonymacx86.com/mavericks...ifi-using-hd4600-no-graphics-card-needed.html. :thumbup:
 
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Intel HD 4600
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Classic Mac
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No matter what flags I use I couldn't boot from the Mavericks install on my SSD alone or using the bootloader USB, so I booted the installer instead to clear my previous install to start anew, all so that I can reach the Multibeast options again. I will try the setting listed in the link you gave, but I will mention that I am not on a Z97N, but the Z87N so I'd like to know which specific features (like 9 series compatibility) I should ignore or do otherwise in the MultiBeast settings. There are also a few settings I can't seem to find in the BIOS settings listed in your link, like "BIOS Features > Boot Options Priorities > set this to the P0 setting for the UniBeast USB thumb drive". However, I suppose this is moot because those were steps needed to be taken to reach the installer itself, which I have no problem doing.

Regardless, I will have a fresh Mavericks install, and will use whatever flags necessary to get it booted, and launch MultiBeast. I fear that whatever settings I try and install first are what I'm stuck with, unless I do another fresh install. This could get even more tedious!
 

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...but I will mention that I am not on a Z97N, but the Z87N so I'd like to know which specific features (like 9 series compatibility) I should ignore or do otherwise in the MultiBeast settings. There are also a few settings I can't seem to find in the BIOS settings listed in your link, like "BIOS Features > Boot Options Priorities > set this to the P0 setting for the UniBeast USB thumb drive". However, I suppose this is moot because those were steps needed to be taken to reach the installer itself, which I have no problem doing....
My apologies as I misread your motherboard model.
 
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i7-4790K
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Intel HD 4600
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Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Made a MutliBeast install I was pretty comfortable and confident in. Booted without flags to see what would happen. Hit with a

Kernel extensions backtrace:
com.Apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily

So I followed boot flag instructions from another thread in here and used -v acip=off -f

This got me to the same exact place I was on my last install. I get hit with a hang on
AppleKeyStore: starting
FakeSMCKeyStore: started

After about 3-4 mins it finally shows the same kernel extension backtrace shown above. I have no idea what to do. If it helps to know, I'm working with the suggested one dimm (8GB) out of my desired two. Adding the second stick at any time just makes things worse.
 
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