- Jul 12, 2015
- Gigabyte Z97 HD3
- i5 4690K
- GTX 980
- Mobile Phone
LeJokar's Build: GA Z97-HD3 / i5-4690K / GTX 970 / Triple Boot
This is an Update to my previous Build Description back in 2015: [SUCCESS] GA Z97-HD3 / i5-4690K / GTX 970 / Triple Boot Win10 - Yosemite - Ubuntu 14.04 [/B]
Motherboard, Processor and PSU remain the same while I've updated/replaced with the following:
GTX 980 reference design.
- My GTX 970 in my old build decided to die randomly so i had to get a new GPU. I got this one for 250€ off of Amazon.
16 GB Crucial Ballistic Sport RAM ( 16 GB 1600 MHz) - Great Price to Performance Ratio and fulfills all my needs
250 GB Crucial SSD BX100 - I wanted to have all my Operating Systems on separate SSDs so that i can handle them with ease
Most Importantly: Added RGB Lighting
I was not quite happy with my old Yosemite config because it crashed sometimes, windows didn't boot occasionally and some random stuff happened. So i decided to install El Capitan (not Sierra intentionally) with Clover, which was completely new to me. I also wanted to be able to boot into Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10, obviously. This was a real challenge indeed. My installation USB Sticks were not UEFI compatible, so I had to rebuild them. With some help of YouTube and TonyMacx86 Guides, I managed to get it all to work without any boot problems.
Due to this Install being a really big topic, I'd ask you to post your questions concerning this topic in the comment section. I'll try to answer them.
EL Capitan Installation
1. Turn off VT-d
2. Set the Monitor to IGFX instead of PCI1 or something else! This is important for the install of OS X.
3. Set the SSD SATA Controller to AHCI mode
4. I found it to be a LOT easier to install OS X without the GTX 980 being installed! So take it out of your rig if you already installed it. We will need it later!
I did not have to tinker around with any boot arguments initially. It worked OOB.
I used the tonymacx86's EL Capitan installation guide and follow the steps. It was really easy
5. Select VOODOO HDA 2.8.7 for ALC 887 Chipset of this motherboard
(Head over to my last post. There is a detailed description for the audio section)
Basically i followed the instructions of this Video and it worked out instantly.
What works / What does not work
When logged in, everything works like a charm. Sound, Internet, Graphics, everything is at full potential and everything i detected by OS X
The only thing that bothers me, is that static noise on my second monitor after boot. When I log into OS X and reconnect the monitor by, everything is fine again. I haven't found a solution yet, perhaps you do
I provided my current config.plist down there.
I'm open for any questions concerning this build