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[SUCCESS] MSI Z97 High Sierra Install 10.13.4

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MSI Z97 Gaming 6
CPU
i7-4790k
Graphics
GTX 980 Ti x2
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
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Mobile Phone
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  2. iOS
Z97 Gaming 6 High Sierra Install
System Specs
MSI Z97 Gaming 6
Intel i7-4790K
Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2400Mhz
Kingston A400 240GB SSD
GTX980Ti x2 SLI
Corsair CX850M PSU
TPLink WDN4800 Wireless Adapter

1. Create bootable device with a MAC and Unibeast by this method https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...any-supported-intel-based-pc.235474/#download

Important! If you are using like me an NVIDIA GPU with MAXWELL architecture don't inject any video driver kext in Unibeast

2. Set BIOS options like this MSI AMI UEFI BIOS

3. Install High Sierra by this method https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...-any-supported-intel-based-pc.235474/#install

4 Post installation use Multibeast like here https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...supported-intel-based-pc.235474/#post_install

Important! For configurations like mine use this kexts and no NVIDIA drivers for now

UEFI Boot Mode
Realtek ALC 1150
Optional 3 Port (5.1) Audio)
FakeSMC
AtherosE2200Ethernet v2.2.2
RealtekRTL8111 v2.2.1
7/8/9 Series USB Support
Increase Max Port Limit
Mac Pro 5,1

5. Reboot and download Clover Configurator Vibrant Edition here https://mackie100projects.altervista.org/download/ccv/ update Clover Configurator and so update Clover.
6. Reboot and Full Update MacOS to latest version so download latest or opportune NVIDIA WEB DRIVERS here NVIDIA Drivers . Install it, so install cuda drivers here http://www.nvidia.com/object/mac-driver-archive.html
7. Open Multibeast and install these kexts

NVIDIA Web Drivers Boot Flag
Nvidia Graphics Fixup

Use clover configurator for last checks to clover
8. Reboot so initialize wireless and internet preferences
9 Eventually use Clover Configurator to abilitate iMessage and Handoff like here https://www.******.com/r/hackintosh/comments/6jnuh1/getting_imessage_working_on_1012x_sierra/
10 Now you can customize your Mac Pro Hackintosh.

Good Night <3
 

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Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 5
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i7-8700K
Graphics
GTX 1080
Mac
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Hi what were your Brucex Benchmark times like with those 2x 980Ti?
 
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MSI z79 Gaming 5
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Graphics
GTX 960
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
I was stuck on High Sierra because I have an older i7 4790K running on a MSI z97 board. I also own a cheap Mac Mini with 4GB soldered ram which I only use as an alarm clock because it runs so slow. LOL, I found out the problem was the Nvidia GTX 960 video card as Apple no longer supports it and that was preventing me from moving forward to Catalina. I found a YouTube video of a guy who was able to upgrade a DELL computer to Catalina with a cheap metal Asus GT 710 2 GB video card for $90CAD. So I bought the video card and was able to get 10.15.6 Catalina running, but without sound. All I did was a reboot with a High Sierra USB and was able to install the macOS after a few reboots. Everything works now but the sound. I searched around for an answer and found a cheap USB sound card which does the trick. I upgraded the ram to 32 GB DDR3 for $300CAD, it was a relatively cheap upgrade and will buy me some time, as Apple will be releasing ARM chips soon. I have a great running Hackintosh now, it reboots about once a day, but for my needs and computer tech skill level, better than spending $3K CAD or more on a new Hackintosh for what I want. Looking forward to running Big Sur when it gets released to the general public. May buy an Apple ARM computer if they make it cheap enough in the future. But for now, I bought some time with a $400CAD upgrade.
 
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Motherboard
MSI Z270 Tomahawk Arctic
CPU
i7-7700K
Graphics
RX Vega 56, HD 630
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook
  3. MacBook Air
  4. MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Power Mac
  3. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
I was stuck on High Sierra because I have an older i7 4790K running on a MSI z97 board. I also own a cheap Mac Mini with 4GB soldered ram which I only use as an alarm clock because it runs so slow. LOL, I found out the problem was the Nvidia GTX 960 video card as Apple no longer supports it and that was preventing me from moving forward to Catalina. I found a YouTube video of a guy who was able to upgrade a DELL computer to Catalina with a cheap metal Asus GT 710 2 GB video card for $90CAD. So I bought the video card and was able to get 10.15.6 Catalina running, but without sound. All I did was a reboot with a High Sierra USB and was able to install the macOS after a few reboots. Everything works now but the sound. I searched around for an answer and found a cheap USB sound card which does the trick. I upgraded the ram to 32 GB DDR3 for $300CAD, it was a relatively cheap upgrade and will buy me some time, as Apple will be releasing ARM chips soon. I have a great running Hackintosh now, it reboots about once a day, but for my needs and computer tech skill level, better than spending $3K CAD or more on a new Hackintosh for what I want. Looking forward to running Big Sur when it gets released to the general public. May buy an Apple ARM computer if they make it cheap enough in the future. But for now, I bought some time with a $400CAD upgrade.
You basically just said what you did on the Catalina update post yesterday but Ahayah, I have/had a very, vert similar build to you and it sounds like you could use some power management. Do you know which MSI motherboard you have?. Audio could also be fixed
 
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