For some reason the system never performed as I expected.. For some reason booting takes way too long.. Drive lights go off for about 30 seconds during boot and then it continues and boots into the desktop.
The 10.8.3 update is a total no go.. It installs allright but I have all sorts of problems booting after that. Which I can only seem to do using the -x safe boot. Not sure what kext or device is causing the problem.
Given that even with an almost clean 10.8.2 system and only using multibeast no-dtst and audio config, the update to 10.8.3 just messes up something.
Cobra: did you ever update to 10.8.3 and get it working?
Also not sure about the extremely long boot time.. Lol. my G73JH boots up in under 12 seconds.. I would expect this beast to do better, not 10 times as long.
Awesome build! I'll be doing something very similar to this.
As for the Fractal R4 case, did you add any additional fans to it? I'm thinking about this case but I'm not sure if I will have to do that.
How much upkeep does a hackintosh require?
Glad to hear 10.8.3 hasn't been giving EVERYONE trouble. Might try the update in a bit.
I added one more fan to my Fractal R4 (Corsair brand) but it really wasn't necessary. My temps rose quite a bit compared to my 1200 (probably 5-6 degrees), but the quietness can't be beat. My 1200 sounded like a train even on low. The R4 is whisper quiet.
Upkeep?? Well once you get it working, none You may run into a few things that don't work (or don't work out of the box) but a lot is possible. You just have to worry about system updates, as they can overwrite some files on your machine that allow the Hackintosh to run correctly.
Thanks for the response! It's the first one I got.. haha. I think I'm going to make the purchases as soon as my income tax returns come in. I'm still worried that it won't be as seamless as my macbook pro or my imac at work, but I think I can make it work. I always wanted to build a computer and my 2009 macbook pro isn't really keeping up anymore.
This is my build.
Do you have any cpu coolers? How much room is there for a cpu cooler in that case?
can you delete the boot0md file after you do the mod tweak on both windows and osx.
seems my update and sleep didn't work after all. idk why
and my mistake, i think i am doing it wrong because when i do the bootd mod, i get this...
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usage: fdisk440 [-ieu] [-f mbrboot] [-c cyl -h head -s sect] [-S size] [-r] [-a style] disk
-i: initialize disk with new MBR
-u: update MBR code, preserve partition table
-e: edit MBRs on disk interactively
-f: specify non-standard MBR template
-chs: specify disk geometry
-S: specify disk size
-r: read partition specs from stdin (implies -i)
-a: auto-partition with the given style
-d: dump partition table
-y: don't ask any questions
-t: test if disk is partitioned
`disk' is of the form /dev/rdisk0.
boothfs 8Mb boot plus HFS+ root partition (default)
bootufs 8Mb boot plus UFS root partition
hfs Entire disk as one HFS+ partition
ufs Entire disk as one UFS partition
dos Entire disk as one DOS partition
raid Entire disk as one 0xAC partition
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any idea as to what i am doing wrong?
Why are you using bash shell? Just run in Terminal. Make sure you go to your "downloads" folder where the fdisk440 and boot0md files exist.
I think I see the problem. Your path doesn't seem to be correct - if there's a space, it should be delimited by a "/" Terminal can do that automatically if you use the tab key to follow the path.