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[SUCCESS] MikeLanding Build - GA-Z77P-D3/i7-3770/HD6870/Belkin BT/Samsung SSD - ML

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MikeLanding Build - GA-Z77P-D3 - i7-3770 - HD6870

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Components


Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77P-D3, BIOS F6
http://www.jib.co.th/web/index.php/product/readProduct/7478/4/index.html

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 @3.4Ghz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

Graphics Card: HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB H687FN1GD
http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Radeon-DisplayPort-Express-H687FN1GD/dp/B005JXACYC

Monitor: CROSSOVER 27" 27Q LED-P PIVOT DVI-D S-IPS 2560 x 1440 Monitor
New CROSSOVER 27" 27Q LED-P PIVOT DVI-D S-IPS 2560 x 1440 Computer PC Monitor | eBay

RAM: 16GB DDR3-1666Mhz Corsair Vengeance Black (8GB x2)
http://www.jib.co.th/web/index.php/product/readProduct/7355/10/index.html

PSU: XFX PRO650W Core Edition 80+ Bronze
http://www.jib.co.th/web/index.php/product/readProduct/7369/6/index.html

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005

Wireless: DIY (BROADCOM BCM94322MC WIRELESS N WIFI CARD) + mini PCI-E to PCI-E x1 wireless adapter with 2 antenna
BROADCOM BCM94322MC WIRELESS N WIFI CARD HP 487330-001 395514-001 MINI-PCI-E | eBay
mini PCI-E to PCI-E x1 wireless adapter with 2 antenna | eBay

Bluetooth:Belkin USB Bluetooth dongle (Model: F8T016NG)
BELKIN BLUETOOTH USB DONGLE ADAPTER 10M MINI NANO 3MBPS V2.1 EDR PC MAC F8T016 | eBay

Apple OS X Mountain Lion @ Mac Apps Store
Mac App Store - OS X Mountain Lion


Already Owned

SSD: Samsung 830 256GB SSD
Samsung 256GB 830 Series SSD with Internal Desktop MZ-7PC256D/AM

HDD: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD154UI 1.5TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152175

Mouse: Apple Magic Mouse

Mouse Ergo: MMFixed
Magic Mouse, Fixed - MMFixed.com

USB DAC: Fiio E10
Fiio : E10 | SanookGadget

Headphone: Sennheiser HD558
Sennheiser : HD 558 | SanookGadget

Keyboard: Apple Wireless Keyboard


Comments:

This is my first Hackintosh build, so I'm proud of it.

My motivation to setup this build is because was intend to buy an iMac27 top spec. But it kept delay. No choice had to build a more powerful Mac.

I choose the motherboard because this is the closest motherboard that I can find in Asia region. I was looking for Z77P-DS3H but it is impossible to find in Thailand.

I purchased the graphics card because I want to play some games and it is very low price now. Got it at 5500 thai baht

The Samsung 830 SSD is perform very well. I wanted plenty of room for apps in addition to OSX, so I went with the 256GB. It is super fast and SSDs are really affordable now that traditional drives are so unusually expensive.

I choose to DIY my Wireless card because I can learn something from it. It worked OOB and good range.

I choose Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO because it is a budget cooler and since I don't plan to overclock. This should be sufficient. The fan is a silent fan and also a little bit better then the 212+ version

Corsair Carbide 500R is a great case. It got 2 front USB3 ports (worked). Got good cable management feature. Can control 3 face speed (Low, Med, High). I turned it to low because I hate loud fan noise.


Installation

Preparation:
1.0 Purchase the OS X Mountain Lion Application from the Mac App Store
1.1 Create a Mountain Lion installer on USB-stick or HDD-partition with the new Unibeast 1.5 (Guide is Here)

ML Installation:
2.1 Remove Graphics Card and use motherboard graphics.
2.2 Reset Motherboard Bios to Optimised Setting
2.3 Make sure set SATA mode to AHCI
2.4 Boot ML Install USB with Boot Flags GraphicsEnabler=No and PCIRootUID=0
2.5 Run Installer, select your newly formatted disk and continue install.
2.6 Reboot off of USB installer and select Mountain Lion as boot source.

Post-Installation:
3.1 Download Chimera 1.11.0 and Multibeast 4.6.1
3.2 Run Multibeast options. Use the setting shown below
3.3 Now install Chimera 1.11.0, and make sure your org.chameleon.boot.plist looks like this:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>GenerateCStates</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>GeneratePStates</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>Kernel</key>
	<string>mach_kernel</string>
	<key>Kernel Flags</key>
	<string>npci=0x3000 darkwake=0</string>
	<key>Legacy Logo</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>Timeout</key>
	<string>2</string>
	<key>UseKernelCache</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

3.4 Shut down the machine. Plug in the Ati 6870 card. Power on. A working ML Hackintosh machine. :)

ScreenShot2012-07-26at125916AM.png


What's working GREAT:
- Sleep: I using SleepEnabler.kext from: SleepEnabler.kext.10.7.x-10.8.zip - xnu-sleep-enabler - SleepEnabler for 10.8 / 10.7.x - A kernel extension for the latest Apple Darwin XNU kernel, re-enabling sleep for generic x86 computers. - Google Project Hosting
I can goes to sleep with power button or select from Apple logo. All fans (CPU, Case, PSU) will stop spin after sleep. I can wake up from power button and Wireless KB.

- Bluetooth: Belkin BT F8T016NG work OOB. I can wake up the system from sleep using Wireless KB

- Build in LAN: Initially I have problem with it. It unable to reconnect and obtain workable IP address after disconnect. It is working now after I used the attached IONetworkingFamily.kext. Before install, Remove your existing kext and do not use the RTL81xx OS X Driver fromLnx2Mac. It just wont work for me.


What's not working:

- AirPlay Mirroring

- Find my mac.​

ScreenShot2012-07-26at13610AM.png


Geekbench score (64bit):13971

iMac12,2 - Geekbench Browser
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??? where's the original post ??
 
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Good build. You got yourself good parts. The mobo ain't that bad as well. Let us know how the mobo performs under daily use.
 
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Good build. You got yourself good parts. The mobo ain't that bad as well. Let us know how the mobo performs under daily use.
The mobo is very stable. I dont have any kernel panic during the usage.
The USB ports for Corsair 500R case is working. I plug the bluetooth dongle to it (to get closer to magic mouse/Wireless KB).
Sound is working too after install the kext using Multibeast 4.6.1

I manage to test the build in Display too. I can dual screen with ATI6870. I connect the build in display to Dell U2412M via hdmi to DVI cable. ATI6870 using dual-link DVI cable to Crossover 27" LCD. All work very well.

But 1 thing is I still cant get Airplay Mirroring even with built in VGA set at default, Alway on in bios. :(

Hope anyone can help me on this.
 
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Update Geekbench Score

Today, I removed the NullCPUPowerManagement.kext after refer to some posting from the forum.
Then I did some Geekbench test. I can now reach 14K constantly. Do take note it is default CPU speed. No overclocking.


Below is the 2 results:
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What's working GREAT:
- Sleep: I using SleepEnabler.kext from: SleepEnabler.kext.10.7.x-10.8.zip - xnu-sleep-enabler - SleepEnabler for 10.8 / 10.7.x - A kernel extension for the latest Apple Darwin XNU kernel, re-enabling sleep for generic x86 computers. - Google Project Hosting
I can goes to sleep with power button or select from Apple logo. All fans (CPU, Case, PSU) will stop spin after sleep. I can wake up from power button and Wireless KB.

- Bluetooth: Belkin BT F8T016NG work OOB. I can wake up the system from sleep using Wireless KB

- Build in LAN: Initially I have problem with it. It unable to reconnect and obtain workable IP address after disconnect. It is working now after I used the attached IONetworkingFamily.kext. Before install, Remove your existing kext and do not use the RTL81xx OS X Driver fromLnx2Mac. It just wont work for me.


What's not working:

- AirPlay Mirroring

- Find my mac.

I see that you set your mac profile to an iMac12,2. Did you try the default MacPro3,1. I had similar issues before with the LAN not working in an iMac profile, then ran multibeast again and set it to MacPro3,1 and the LAN worked well.

Also, where did you get the IONetworking kext file? I ran Lnx2mac after installation and my LAN worked straightaway without removing any kext files.
 
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I see that you set your mac profile to an iMac12,2. Did you try the default MacPro3,1. I had similar issues before with the LAN not working in an iMac profile, then ran multibeast again and set it to MacPro3,1 and the LAN worked well.

Also, where did you get the IONetworking kext file? I ran Lnx2mac after installation and my LAN worked straightaway without removing any kext files.

Ya. I did use MacPro3,1 initially. But LAN still cant auto get IP address.

The IONetworking kext are from Realtek official site. Link: Realtek site
Extract the package and install. Do remember to copy your original one if U still want it or just in case this kext doesn't work for you.
 
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For some reason, I am unable to install the new IONetworkingFamily.kext. I was able to delete the existing one but the new one wont copy-paste to the extensions folder without an error message
 
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