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[SUCCESS] Mountain Lion @ Sabertooth z77 | Core i7 3770k | GTX 660 Ti 2G

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alexramone's Build: Mountain Lion @ Sabertooth z77 | Core i7 3770k | GTX 660 Ti 2GB

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OS: Apple Mac OS X version 10.7 Mountain Lion
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-mountain-lion/id537386512?ls=1&mt=12

Case: Aerocool Xpredator Evil Green
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00606NBBI/[/AMAZON-uk]

MOBO: ASUS Sabertooth z77 [LAN: Intel 82579V | Audio: Realtek ALC892 | USB 3.0: Intel z77/ASMedia ASM1042]
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007RIFKUS/

Processor: Intel Core i7 3770k 3.5GHz 6MB Cache LGA 1155 @ 4.2GHz
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SZ0EOW

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8) 1600MHz Latency 9-9-9-24
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Z1CVJA/

Video: EVGA Geforce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008S15XA0/

CPU Cooler: Akasa Venom Voodoo (to be replaced by Corsair H100 Hydro Series)
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005O6519K/[/AMAZON-uk]

Power Suply: Corsair AX850 Gold
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PJ6QW4/

SSD: Sandisk Extreme 120GB for system
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006EKJCWM/

3D FULLHD Monitor/TV: Samsung T27A950 27"
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Z75LSA/

Already Owned

HDD: 4TB (2x2) Seagate Barracuda for file storage
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-ST2000DM001-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal/dp/B005T3GRN2/

Keyboard: Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013ITQA8/

Mouse: Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KA7PD0/

Webcam: Microsoft Vx-800 White
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002QPZXFE/


Comments:

This machine was build because the other one (Maximus Formula, Core 2 Quad, Geforece 9800GTX+) already had 5 years.
The old machine had served me at about 3 years with Mac OS X (since Leopard) and I need and dreamed with a new machine for months.

I work with webdesign/dev and I need to work with images, videos, animation and others. So, it is ultra fast (you can see it in More Pictures link - has a video with Restart test), super compatible with Mac OS and oveclocked succesful.

So, thank God and much hard work (I'm from Brazil - absurd taxes) it is now here!

The process to choose the hardware was a very intensive reading in the forum. Thanks to the others who post your builds. They really helped me. So, I'm here to try help other ones too.

Installation method:

Using UniBeast - Mountain Lion 1.6.0
http://www.tonymacx86.com/downloads.php?do=cat&id=3

Post installation:

MultiBeast - Mountain Lion 5.2.1
http://www.tonymacx86.com/downloads.php?do=cat&id=3

MultiBeast Configuration for Mountain Lion

beast.jpg

I've used the old way to boot my system (I chose only to be familiar with this) and I chose Chameleon instead Chimera.
I have used Chameleon Wizard app to install Chameleon last build, to create SMBios.plist file (I choose iMac13,2 - with this choice the system will recognize i7 3770k and overclock, with SSDT edition) and to create the boot options to Chameleon:

wizard.jpg

Choose, download and apply the Chameleon theme. Save the files in EXTRA folder in the boot disc.
Remember to add GraphicsEnabler=No (confirm if your graphics doesn't need) to the org.chameleon.Boot.plist in EXTRA folder using TextEdit.

USB 3.0
I found this about USB 3.0 ports:
Once again, PLEASE do NOT install the third party USB 3.0 drivers on 7-series boards (X79 not included) as it'll screw up all your USB ports.
The 7-series boards work OOB, but note that the USB 3.0 ports ONLY work with USB 3.0 device unless you connect a USB 3.0 hub.
Tested in ASMEDIA with external USB 3.0 HDD and works perfect but in the Intel ports my HDD doesn't mount.

HDMI AUDIO
HDMI and HDEF audio works with DSDT edits: http://www.tonymacx86.com/hdmi-audio/84936-easy-guide-ml-hdmi-audio-hd4000-7-series-mb.html Thanks to samisnake!
Observation:
I've used DSDT Editor instead MaciASL because I need to fix some errors in the patch compilation and I don't find where in MaciASL.
I get an error during compilation resolved thanks to rrr159:
I am getting an error during compiling:
Object not found or not accessible from scope: Scope (_SB.PCI0.PEG0)
How do I fix this?
EDIT SOLVED
I changed the name from PEG0 to PEGP and it worked.

Before reboot, download the patched BIOS (to enable PowerManagement and SpeedStep) in www.tonymacx86.com/dsdt/43486-asus-1155-patched-bios-repository.html
Follow the steps to know how to patch your BIOS. With this, you don't need NullCPUPowerManagement.kext or patched IntelCPUPowerManagement.kext anymore. :!: Use at your own risk.

OVERCLOCK
Overclock @ 4.6GHz now works in 13,2 thanks to Toleda. Don't forget to add DropSSDT=Yes in the boot options.

Allways you update the system version, you need to reinstall the audio using Multibeast (With DSDT).

Install HWMonitor: https://github.com/kozlek/HWSensors to monitor temperatures.

Observation:

Almost everything seems to be working.
:lol: Power Management works. All USB ports works (USB 3.0 works in ASMEDIA but in the Intel ports the drive doesn't mount.). Audio (include HDMI) works. LAN works. Overclock works (3.5GHz -> 4.6GHz). See how here... Thanks toleda!. HWMonitor works. SSD Trim works (use TRIM app in 10.8.3, not the Multibeast solution). HDMI > HDMI works.
:rolleyes: Display port, DVI and DVI-D and more than 1 display not tested yet. E-Sata not tested and I'm not using or tested Intel HD4000 graphics.
:banghead: Sleep not working (actually 'Wake'). :idea: Look below in 'EDIT3'.

Benchmark:

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That's it! Sorry for bad English and good luck!

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SLEEP:
A possible solution for SLEEP:
:idea: Maybe this work for someone (not work for me): one sleep/wake solution for z77 ep5th
 
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i think, not 100%, that there is a way to get the asmedia (the controller you are getting to work; the z77 controlled usb3 ports will/should work oob) usb3 ports working without affecting sleep, using a combination of a kext and dsdt edit.
contact user PJALM as hes the one i heard this off.
if you are only using that kext, itll break sleep. on my system (which has nec usb3) i choose not to have the usb3 ports working, in order to have sleep working.
 
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i think, not 100%, that there is a way to get the asmedia (the controller you are getting to work; the z77 controlled usb3 ports will/should work oob) usb3 ports working without affecting sleep, using a combination of a kext and dsdt edit.

I know this - http://www.osx86.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=2958.
But when I try to aply the patch in my DSDT I'm getting an error that not fix (DTGP error).
 
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follow http://www.tonymacx86.com/dsdt/31716-guide-creating-your-own-dsdt-most-boards.html, but instead of using a mobo specific patch, simply use the DTGP patch from http://olarila.com/forum/patches.php
then do the edits mentioned in that osx86.net link

Even with the modified DSDT Sleep did not work.
Deleted the DSDT and kexts. Rebooted the system and change the "Intel xHCI Mode" to ENABLE.

Now in the system information that appears:

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But when I insert a device in the ports, both Intel and ASMedia they doesn't mount.

Sleep now almost works (not wake up automatically), but when I force the Wake, the screen turns off and just realize that the keyboard is working, because the CAPS LOCK key activates and deactivates...

EDIT:

I found this http://www.tonymacx86.com/general-h...-gigabyte-uefi-success-sort-2.html#post419839:

Once again, PLEASE do NOT install the third party USB 3.0 drivers on 7-series boards (X79 not included) as it'll screw up all your USB ports.
The 7-series boards work OOB, but note that the USB 3.0 ports ONLY work with USB 3.0 device unless you connect a USB 3.0 hub.

I've tested with USB 2.0 devices... I don't have a USB 3.0 device to test, but I think this is it. The only problem now is how to Wake from Sleep my Hack! Hehe!
 
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in the bios do you see 'internal pll overvoltage'? set it to disabled
 
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in the bios do you see 'internal pll overvoltage'? set it to disabled

Now I'm at work. But tonight I'll try to find that and then I answer. Thanks! :thumbup:

EDIT:

I set it to DISABLE but no results. Same problem. The system enter to sleep state but don't wake correctly.
(I'm without DSDT, maybe something missing...)

The HDMI audio I'll try later.
 
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