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[Success] i7-8700K | Gigabyte Z370N WIFI | EVGA 1060 SC 6GB | High Sierra

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Dec 12, 2017
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370N WIFI
CPU
Intel Core i7-8700k
Graphics
EVGA GTX 1060 SC 6GB
#1
EagleEyzz Silent Video Editing "NINJA" Hackintosh



COMPONENTS

FRACTAL DESIGN Define Nano S Black Silent Mini ITX Mini Tower [Amazon] [Newegg]

INTEL Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) [Amazon] [Newegg]

GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 [Amazon] [Newegg]

NOCTUA NH-C14S Premium Quiet CPU Cooler [Amazon] [Newegg]

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING (Single Fan) 6GB [Amazon] [Newegg]

BALLISTIX Sport LT 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 2666 [Amazon] [Newegg]

CORSAIR Certified RMx Series RM650x 650W 80 Plus Gold [Amazon] [Newegg]

SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe MZ-V6E500BW [Amazon] [Newegg]

SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 250GB NVMe MZ-V6E250BW [Amazon] [Newegg]

SAMSUNG 860 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III MZ-76E500B/AM [Amazon] [Newegg] *(2 drives installed)

EDUP EP-1607 Wireless USB Adapter 5.8GHz / 2.4GHz [Amazon]

LOGITECH M570 Wireless Laser Trackball [Amazon] [Newegg]


COMMENTS

This is my first hackintosh build. It is intended for 4K video editing, and I wanted it to be quiet and portable. I plan to add 2 Seagate IronWolf 10TB 7200 RPM drives and stripe them RAID 0 for fast source media (for editing, not for long term storage of original media). I installed High Sierra on the 500GB M.2 drive, the 250GB M.2 drive is a scratch disk for media cache, one 500GB SSD is for Adobe Premiere Pro project files, the other is for exports and backup.

macOS High Sierra 13.5.04
UniBeast 8.3.2
MultiBeast 10.3.0
BIOS version F4

It took me a few tries changing BIOS settings to achieve a successful boot, but everything is very stable after using if for a few days. I plan to overclock the CPU to 5.0GHz after using the system successfully on a project. Below are some of my current BIOS settings.

Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) [Disabled]
Fast Boot [Disabled]
CSM Support [Disabled]
Secure Boot [Disabled]
Intel Bios Guard Support [Disabled]
Network Stack [Disabled]
VT-d [Disabled]
Wake on LAN Enable [Disabled]
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
XHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
USB Mass Storage Driver Support [Enabled]

I had some trouble initially getting audio to work, but I think it was because I selected the wrong check boxes in MultiBeast. After cleaning everything up, I was able to get audio working with Internal Speakers, but HDMI wasn't working. I installed VooDooHDA and that seems to work (4 x Digital Out (HDMI) are visible, but only works with second enabled)

SUMMARY

What Works:
  • Audio (front, rear)
  • Graphics (NVIDIA Webdriver-387.10.10.10.35.106)
  • Shutdown / Restart
  • Ethernet
  • WiFi (with USB adapter)
  • USB 3.0
  • Display Sleep
  • iMessage
What Does Not Work:
  • HDMI Audio
  • Bluetooth

BENCHMARKS (not overclocked)
 

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#2
Nice build.

You and I and several others here have noticed that same interference signal
in the audio front port only.

Can't believe we all screwed it up.
 
Joined
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370N WIFI
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Intel Core i7-8700k
Graphics
EVGA GTX 1060 SC 6GB
#3
Everything else is still solid, so I don't want to mess around until I need other updates or someone posts a fix.

Nice build.

You and I and several others here have noticed that same interference signal
in the audio front port only.

Can't believe we all screwed it up.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370N
CPU
i7-8700K
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Intel UHD 630
#7
Another question since I booted the system, I am attempting to install High Sierra and I get to the Apple logo followed by the forbidden logo (Circle with a line through it) Did you have to deal with this? If so what did you do to circumvent the problem?
 
Joined
May 7, 2016
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Motherboard
Z370N WI-FI
CPU
i7-8700
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Onboard
Mobile Phone
iOS
#8
I am building one just like this with an Intel BX80684I78700 8th Gen Core i7-8700 Processor. I have followed your BIOS settings but the USB drive containing either UniBeast (Sierra or High Sierra) both tried, will not move past the Apple Logo on a black background and the loading progress bar will not appear. Moving to any other USB port gives the same. The same Hardware will boot Windows 10 on another SSD drive, so its not SSD cable fault or something silly. If I take the very same Unibeast 16G Pen drive and test it on my old Hackintosh it works fine; fully installs on new empty SSD. So it's not a bad pen drive or Unibeast install. I am getting a bit stuck for ideas to try next because I have not built a Hackintosh for a few years :(.
 
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Z370N WI-FI
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Onboard
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iOS
#9
SOLVED: I should have erased the SSD after the first install of Hi Sierra failed to install.
 
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