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[SUCCESS] MSI Z270 Tomahawk + Intel Core i7 7700k + GTX 1080 Ti

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Motherboard
MSI Z270 Tomahawk Arctic
CPU
Intel i7 7700k
Graphics
Gainward GTX 1080 Ti
Mac
MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Power Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Rainbow Warrior: MSI Z270 Tomahawk + Intel Core i 7700K + GTX 1080 Ti


Components

MSI Z270 Tomahawk Arctic Motherboard
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS68B8O/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813144003

16GB G.Skill Trident z DDR4-3200 Memory (F4-3200C16D-16GTZR)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTDEYHU/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232476

Intel Core i7 7700K Processor
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXSI216/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117726

Gainward GTX 1070 Ti Phoenix "Golden Sample" Graphics Card
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077BVM3HJ/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe 500GB SSD
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M20VBU7/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA12K54C9642

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAJ412U/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147373

OSXWiFi Broadcom BCM94360CD PCIe Card with Bluetooth 4.0 OS X
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012LOT512/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

bequiet Power Zone 650W Power Supply
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CNWW5P6/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817222016

Corsair Crystal 570X Black Computer Case
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LE0ZKR2/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811139087

NZXT Kraken X52 All-in-One 240mm CPU Liquid Cooling System, Black (RL-KRX52-02)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XWYY83S/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146060

NZXT Aer RGB120 RF-AR120-B1 120mm Digitally Controlled RGB LED Fans for HUE+
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NALCL1U/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146050

NZXT Hue+ Advanced PC Lighting - Black (AC-HUEPS-M1)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018YZ0H1O/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811997138



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What Works
  • Nvidia Graphics
  • Sound
  • Ethernet
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Sleep
  • Handoff
  • Continuity
  • Unlock with Apple Watch
  • Facetime
  • iMessages
  • APFS
  • Intel Quick-Sync
What Does Not Work
This build is completely functional without any problems or not working features (Golden Build).

Installation

BIOS Settings
I recommend you to update to the latest MSI BIOS release before you change the BIOS settings.

  • Save & Exit → Restore Defaults : Yes
  • Advanced \ Integrated Peripherals → Network Stack : [Disabled]
  • Advanced \Integrated Peripherals → Intel Serial IO : [Disabled]
  • Advanced \ USB Configuration → XHCI Hand-off : [Enabled]
  • Advanced \ USB Configuration → Legacy USB Support : [Auto]
  • Advanced \ Windows OS Configuration → MSI Fast Boot : [Disabled]
  • Advanced \ Windows OS Configuration → Fast Boot : [Disabled]
  • Overclocking → Extreme Memory Profile(X.M.P) : [Enabled]
  • Overclocking \ CPU Features → Intel Virtualization Tech : [Enabled]
  • Overclocking \ CPU Features → Intel VT-D Tech : [Disabled]
  • Boot → Boot mode select : [LEGACY+UEFI]

Based on the GPU you’re using, change the following settings:

Dedicated graphics card:
  • Advanced \ Integrated Graphics Configuration → Initiate Graphic Adapter : PEG

Intel iGPU:
  1. Advanced \ Integrated Graphics Configuration → Initiate Graphic Adapter : IGD
  2. Advanced \ Integrated Graphics Configuration → DVMT Pre-Allocated : 96M

(Optional) Wake Hackintosh from sleep thru Inputs:
  1. Advanced \ Wake Up Event Setup → Resume By USB Device : [Enabled]
  2. Advanced \ Wake Up Event Setup → Resume From S3/S4/S5 by PS/2 Mouse : [Enabled]
  3. Advanced \ Wake Up Event Setup → Resume From S3/S4/S5 by PS/2 Mouse : [Enabled]

First Install
Follow the official tonymacx86 installation guide for the first clean install. After you have created your USB stick you have to copy the OsxAptioFix2Drv-fre2000 EFI file into the /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI folder and delete the OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi file.


Post Installation

Post Installation Using MultiBeast
  1. Run MultiBeast with the following configuration[
  2. Install the latest Nvidia WebDrivers
  3. Reboot your system without your USB Stick



Post Installation Using Clover Configurator
  1. Download the latest FaceSMC Kext
  2. Download the latest IntelMausiEthernet Kext
  3. Download the latest Lilu Kext
  4. Download the latest AppleALC Kext
  5. Download the latest CodecCommander Kext
  6. Download the latest WhateverGreen Kext

After your download place all Kext files into the EFI/Clover/kexts/Other folder. The next step is to update the Clover Boot loader fix the audio injection and generating a new SMBIOS.
  1. Open Clover Configurator, mount the correct UEFI partition and open the config.plist file
  2. Goto Devices and set the Audio Injection value to 1 and activate ResetHDA
  3. Generate a new iMac 18,3 SMBIOS
  4. Goto Install/Update Clover and upgrade the Clover Boot loader
  5. Reboot
Benchmarks



 

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I have a Z270M Mortar with a 6700k that is currently running windows. I think I may give this a go when time permits. My son currently uses the machine, but the only games he plays is WoW and FV XIV, with a GTX 1060 in it and those games compatible with OSX he should be good. I will use your build guide as a guide.

Nice build. Love the case. :thumbup:
 
Joined
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Motherboard
Asus ROG Strix Z370-F
CPU
i5-8400
Graphics
HD 630 + GT 710
Mac
Mac mini
Classic Mac
Classic, Color Classic, PowerBook
Nice build, appreciate a fellow NZXT Hue+ user, and I like your individually gradient-ized front Aer fans. Assuming you set colors in Windows like me, or did you find some way to set in macOS? Thanks.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
MSI Z270 Gaming M5
CPU
i7-7700K 4.2 7th Gen
Graphics
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING
Your MultiBeast config file does not match your screenshot. I have not checked the clover config file.

Post Installation

Post Installation Using MultiBeast
  1. Run MultiBeast with the following configuration[
  2. Install the latest Nvidia WebDrivers
  3. Reboot your system without your USB Stick



Post Installation Using Clover Configurator
  1. Download the latest FaceSMC Kext
  2. Download the latest IntelMausiEthernet Kext
  3. Download the latest Lilu Kext
  4. Download the latest AppleALC Kext
  5. Download the latest CodecCommander Kext
  6. Download the latest WhateverGreen Kext

After your download place all Kext files into the EFI/Clover/kexts/Other folder. The next step is to update the Clover Boot loader fix the audio injection and generating a new SMBIOS.
  1. Open Clover Configurator, mount the correct UEFI partition and open the config.plist file
  2. Goto Devices and set the Audio Injection value to 1 and activate ResetHDA
  3. Generate a new iMac 18,3 SMBIOS
  4. Goto Install/Update Clover and upgrade the Clover Boot loader
  5. Reboot
Benchmarks
 
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