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insanity83NL's Build:
Core i7 4770K - MSI Z87-G45 Gaming - MSI GeForce GTX 960 OC Edition

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Apple Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.1
https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1018109117?mt=12

Windows 8.1 Pro
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Windows-8.1-Pro/productID.288401500

MSI Z87-G45 GAMING Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D12OBEU

MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Gaming OC 4GB GDDR5
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V4HY522

Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor (3.5 GHz, 8 MB Cache, Intel HD graphics, BX80646I74770K)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CO8TBQ0

Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0042A7CAA

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CML16GX3M2A1600C10)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TG8QRW

Corsair RM Series 1000 Watt ATX/EPS 80PLUS Gold-Certified Power Supply - CP-9020062-NA RM1000
http:/www.amazon.com/dp/B00EB7UIZU

Corsair Graphite Series Arctic White 760T Full Tower Windowed Case CC-9011045-WW
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HSY20DQ

OCZ Technology 240GB Agility 3 Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Midrange Performance Solid State Drive (SSD) with Max 525MB/s Read and Max 85K IOPS- AGT3-25SAT3-240G
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Z0S6S4

Samsung 840 MZ-7TD500 500 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NHAF3I

Samsung S24B150BL 23.6 inch LED Monitor (200cd/m2, 1920x1080, 5ms, DVI, VGA)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ744F0


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Before I am going to explain how I made this Hackintosh build I do need to point out something.
When creating a Dual Boot Hackintosh system, I really advise everybody to use two physical HDDs/SSDs. This will allow you to boot in one of the two systems if one fails.
During the installation, leave the USB drive in the USB3.0 port on the rear IO.

OS X Installation Guide

Step 1:
With this motherboard it's important to that you have an edited bios that gives you the ability to boot up you UniBeast USB drive.
I've had Windows 8.1 Pro installed already, but whatever OS you already have installed, just enter is. Insert your USB drive and format it to FAT-32. Now drag and drop the file needed to fix you motherboard. On the bottom of this post you will find the necessary file to make your bios OS X compatible.

Step 2:
Leave the USB stick inserted and reboot your pc. Press Del to enter your Bios settings. Go to the Bios Update menu and select your USB stick to upgrade your bios.
After updating your pc will reboot. Because I had Windows 8.1 Pro installed already I just let it boot to Windows so I could see if everything worked properly.

Step 3:
Now it's time to create your UniBeast usb stick with El Capitan installation on it. I used a different Mac running OS X El Capitan already.

Select the following options in the Unibeast creation process:

- The proper installation path
- El Captitan
- UEFI

This last part is very important for things to work if you have the same motherboard

!! TIP !!: After UniBeast was done, I also upload the latest version of MultiBeast because internet and booting options will not work immediately.
After the USB is created power off you PC. Like I mentioned in my comments I used two separate SSD's. For each OS one SSD. I disconnected my Windows drive and only the future OS X drive stayed connected. Insert your UniBeast into the usb slot en boot up your PC.

Step 4:
To boot in the Mac OS X El Capitain installation I used the following commands:

nv_disable=1 -v

Now you will be able to boot into the OS X installation. Please take your time!! It may take a while before it load the OS X installation screen depending on the quality and speeds your usb stick has.

Step 5:
When you enter the OS X installation menu, make sure you format the future OS X drive properly and continue the installation. After the installation the computer will reboot. Leave the UniBeast in it's place. Your computer will load the UniBeast bootloader again. Now you will see two icons. One is your UniBeast USB and one is your freshly installed HDD/SSD with Mac OS X El Capitan on it.
Enter bootcommands: nv_disable=1 -v
Select your HDD/SSD and press the Enter ( return-key ).

Step 6:
Once you are loaded in OS X El Capitan, open your USB drive and drag and drop MultiBeast to your "Desktop". Open it and use the following options:

Screen Shot 2015-11-21 at 12.17.54.png

After MultiBeast says it's done, quit the program.
Now you need to install the important Nvidia drivers so this GFX card will work:

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/93555/en-us

After installing the Nvidia drivers you can reboot your fully functional hackintosh! :headbang:


Troubleshoot:
Am I able to use dual monitor
Yes you can! The graphics card I use in this build needs Nvidia driver to work. You can find the download link in the discription. I bought two monitors which you can find in the component section. Both work properly on the DVI port and a HDMI port.

Not booting properly
If you have done all of the above, and reconnect your Windows drive, it can happen that the OSX drive isn't loading properly anymore.
To fix this you need to enter the bios and reconfigure the boot priority. Naturally your OS X drive being the first it needs to address.

Not booting properly part 2
You need to use a Clover configurator the add nvda_drv=1, and delete Inject Intel from the Clover config.plist file. This is an important step so your Hackintosh can boot normally.

Sound not working

I've got a Logitech G430 Headset that is USB connected. After the install the sound immediately worked. If you want to use the sounds from the rear IO, you need the install the ALC 1150 sound driver from Multibeast. Once installed, reboot and go to your OS X System Preferences ==> Sound ==> Select Output ==> Select Internal Sound. Your sound will be fully activated, no separate actions needed.

GL & HF

My patched BIOS View attachment E7821IMS.190.patched.zip
 
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Hey insanity83NL

I followed your guide, but for some reason Finder freezes and I am unable to shutdown, restart or sleep. I get the :beachball: and nothing. Applications are able to open and terminate, nothing else.IMG_1594.jpgIMG_1593.jpg

Here are my specs, maybe you can help:

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING
CPU: Intel i5-4670K
GPU: EVGA GTX 660 SC
RAM: Patriot Viper - 8gb Kit in red

I can provide console information if needed.
 
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Hey insanity83NL

I followed your guide, but for some reason Finder freezes and I am unable to shutdown, restart or sleep. I get the :beachball: and nothing. Applications are able to open and terminate, nothing else.View attachment 165118View attachment 165119

Here are my specs, maybe you can help:

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING
CPU: Intel i5-4670K
GPU: EVGA GTX 660 SC
RAM: Patriot Viper - 8gb Kit in red

I can provide console information if needed.

Hi there,

that is kind of weird. Have you used the same multibeast settings? What setting have you applied with the clover configurator?

Let me know ;)

***UPDATE***

in your configuration you do not have to install the nvidia driver. Your gfx card works OOB (Out Of the Box)
 
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Successfully installed OS X 10.11.3

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING
CPU: Intel i7-4770K
GPU: MSI GTX 660 TWIN FROZR
RAM: 8 GB RAM

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Hi insanity83NL,

My specs are:
MSI Z87-G45 GAMING
Intel 4770k
Corsair XMS3 16GB PC3-12800U
Sapphire HD7990

I haven't used my PC (Windows) since appr. 6 months - owning a Macbook Pro Retina mid 2015 - so before I will sell my PC I would like to install El Capitan.

Only Problem I see is the graphics card.
Also checked the graphic card section in buyer's guide and want to know if this are the only cards which are supported/working or recommendations. So I would switch or trade my HD7990 to a GTX980 if the manufacturer is not so important.

What about Bluetooth? I would like to use my magic mouse/keyboard. The IOGear should work, right?


Thanks
 
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Successfully installed OS X 10.11.3

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING
CPU: Intel i7-4770K
GPU: MSI GTX 660 TWIN FROZR
RAM: 8 GB RAM

View attachment 175703


Sorry for my late reply.

GREAT WORK brecht1987 :headbang::clap::thumbup:
Hope everything runs just fine ;)

Cheers ^^
 
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Hi insanity83NL,

My specs are:
MSI Z87-G45 GAMING
Intel 4770k
Corsair XMS3 16GB PC3-12800U
Sapphire HD7990

I haven't used my PC (Windows) since appr. 6 months - owning a Macbook Pro Retina mid 2015 - so before I will sell my PC I would like to install El Capitan.

Only Problem I see is the graphics card.
Also checked the graphic card section in buyer's guide and want to know if this are the only cards which are supported/working or recommendations. So I would switch or trade my HD7990 to a GTX980 if the manufacturer is not so important.

What about Bluetooth? I would like to use my magic mouse/keyboard. The IOGear should work, right?


Thanks

Hi there,

in both cases I cannot awnser you since you are using different GFX cards. I have no information on. However, nvdia is the better choice is you want to get things working quick.
Your IOGear will work just fine.

My advice to you is to look for a forumpost that has the GFX cards that you are currently using or want to use ;)

Cheers

GL & HF
 

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Only Problem I see is the graphics card.
Also checked the graphic card section in buyer's guide and want to know if this are the only cards which are supported/working or recommendations. So I would switch or trade my HD7990 to a GTX980 if the manufacturer is not so important.

What about Bluetooth? I would like to use my magic mouse/keyboard. The IOGear should work, right?
According to the Tom's Hardware Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart, your 7990 (sadly, not natively supported in OS X) is equivalent to Titan X and GTX 980 Ti. We've found that you'll get OS X support for Nvidia cards from Nvidia's web and CUDA drivers. So, check out the threads and sticky threads in the tonymacx86 Graphics, User Builds and El Capitan forum sections for more information.

http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/

http://www.tonymacx86.com/user-builds/

http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-desktop-guides/

As for Bluetooth, I've used both the IOGear and the GMYLE BT 5 USB adapters with good success. However, these USB adapters will only allow your BT components to work once you get to the OS X Desktop. If you want them to work to enter the BIOS and be usable in the BIOS, then you'll need a iMac WiFi/BT 4 card and PCIe adapter such as the one I use in my Gene build: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0144KU1EG/.
 
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Great guide insanity. I used this as a starting point for my recent install here as I have a similar motherboard and GPU to you. Worked perfectly. Can't believe how smooth and solid these El Capitan installs are with MSI boards, I was expecting loads of problems. I didn't even patch my BIOS (MSI M-Flash just kept crashing).

The only issue I have is that I get a kernel panic if I have both monitors connected to the GPU on bootup. If I only have one and then connect the second on after startup everything is fine.
 
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alright!
thank you Stork and insanity83NL's for helping me out :D

will now switch to a GTX970 FTW - also checked the buyers guide.

thanks also for clarifying the Bluetooth question.

I will report back when my system is up and running :)
 
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