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[SUCCESS] P!LGRIM's 8Ball Build - Z77-DS3H Rev.1.0 F9 - i5 2500K - HD6850 - 16GB - ML 10.8.5

P1LGRIM

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[SUCCESS] P1LGRIM's 8Ball Build - Z77-DS3H Rev.1.0 F9 - i5 2500K - HD6850 - 16GB - ML 10.8.5

P1LGRIM's 8Ball Build - Z77-DS3H Rev.1.0 F9 - i5 2500K - HD6850 - 16GB - ML 10.8.5
Components


GIGABYTE GZ-X7 Black Middle Tower Case
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-24ZX7-BMD100-00R-gz-x7/dp/B00314O31E[/AMAZON-uk]
Alpine 650W PSU 120mm Lo-Noise Red Fan 4 x SATA Black Casing
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/ALPINE-120MM-LO-NOISE-CASING-RETAIL/dp/B004L5CWPQ[/AMAZON-uk]
Gigabyte Z77-DS3H Skt 1155 Motherboard
[amazon-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-Z77-DS3H-SKT-1155-Z77-DS3H-Motherboard/dp/B007KZQFOS[/amazon-uk]
Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Sandybridge-i5-2500K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B004FA8NX2[/AMAZON-uk]
16GB DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM (2 x 8GB) - I can't remember which manufacturer's memory I used - They are covered with heat spreaders so I can't read them now.
Asus 1GB Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU PCI-E 2
[amazon-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Radeon-6850-DirectCU-PCI-E/dp/B004HXW5OU/[/amazon-uk]
Western Digital WD AV 250GB 7200rpm 8MB, WD2500AVJS
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-250GB-7200rpm-WD2500AVJS/dp/B002S4OQ4M[/AMAZON-uk]
Acer P225HQ 21.5inch Wide LCD, TFT Monitor, 50000:1, 5m, 300/m2, VGA, DVI, Glossy Black
[amazon-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-P225HQ-21-5inch-Monitor-50000/dp/B002PU9R7K[/amazon-uk]
Logitech S-150 USB Speakers Black
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-S-150-Speakers-Black-980-000029/dp/B002FO8NT4[/AMAZON-uk]
Cherry Initial For Mac Usb Keyboard (white)
[AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cherry-Initial-For-Keyboard-white/dp/B002JIKR72[/AMAZON-uk]
Gaming Grade Optical USB Mouse
Came from eBay - Practically any USB mouse of your choice should be fine.

Comments

I built this system some time ago and decided to document the rebuild to Mountain Lion 10.8.5.
Previous Build : http://www.tonymacx86.com/user-builds/92865-p1lgrims-quick-easy-build-z77-ds3h-rev-1-0-f9-i5-2500k-hd6850-16gb-mountain-lion-10-8-3-a.html

This is an extremely straightforward build and it should be possible for even someone with no prior knowledge of Hackintoshes to complete with relative ease. There are no changes to the BIOS (after the initial one), no cable or graphics card swaps, no DSDT and no boot flags - Probably one of the easiest Hackintosh builds you will ever see.

It should be noted that there are two versions of this system board at the time of writing - This document relates to the Revision 1.0 version only.

Preparation
Download Unibeast - Mountain Lion 2.1.0 and Multibeast - Mountain Lion 5.5.1 from here :
http://www.tonymacx86.com/downloads

Create your USB flash drive as per the instructions up to the end of STEP 2 - Do NOT continue with STEP 3 and beyond : http://www.tonymacx86.com/61-unibeast-install-os-x-mountain-lion-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html

Copy MultiBeast to your USB flash drive.

Connect your monitor to the connector indicated​

BIOS Configuration
Power on and press [del] to enter BIOS setup


Press [F7] to load Optimized Defaults


Set Peripherals / SATA Mode Selection to AHCI​

Press [F10] to Save & Exit​

Installation

Insert USB flash drive
Power the system on
Press [F12] to select the boot menu
Select your USB flash drive and press [Enter]

When the bootloader screen appears click on the image for your USB Flash Drive

Your screen should change to look similar to this​

After a short wait your screen should change to this​
The cursor moves with the mouse but not much else is happening​

Press the power switch - Wait a few seconds and then press it again

You should now see the Welcome screen​

Choose the language for the installation - English in my case
Click the flag on the menu bar to select the desired nationality - British in my case
Click Utilities on the menu bar and select Disk Utility
Select your hard drive in the left pane then click Partition
Under Partition Layout Select 1 Partition
Click Options and select GUID Partition Table - Click OK
Give your partition a name - e.g. Hackintosh
Format Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)
Click Apply - Click Partition
When complete Quit Disk Utility

Click Continue
Click Agree to the license
Click on the icon for your hard drive
Click Install
Watch the progress bar crawl across the screen
(My screen went to sleep during this stage but pressing the Shift key woke it up)

When complete you will see a Install Succeeded message and the system will restart

As the system starts up Press [F12] to select the boot menu
Select your USB flash drive and press [Enter]
Select Your Hackintosh Hard Drive with the arrow keys and then Press [Enter]

Chose your location - United Kingdom in my case
Click Continue
Choose your keyboard layout - British in my case
Click Continue
Select Not now - Click Continue
Enable Location Services if you wish and click Continue
Enter your Apple ID and Password and click Continue or click Skip
Click Continue for the Terms and Conditions and then click Agree
Fill in your account details and click Continue
Select your Time Zone and click Continue
Click on Skip at the registration screen
Click on Start using your Mac

MultiBeast
Double Click your USB flash drive icon to open it
Open the Multibeast folder
Run Multibeast
Select options shown :



MultiBeast Configuration

Click Continue three times and then Agree
Now, click Continue then Install
Enter your password and click Install Software
When the installation has completed click Close

Click on the apple symbol in the top left corner of the screen then click Shutdown - Shutdown


When the system has shut down remove the USB Flash Drive.

Power on and the system should boot and you may begin customization.

Edit :

03 Oct 13 - Installed OS X 10.8.5 Supplemental Update 1.0 - No problems.
 
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P1LGRIM

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So far with this build I have tried three System Definitions :
MacPro3,1 - Default
MacPro5,1 - Requires removal of the AppleTyMCEDriver.kext from System/Library/Extensions
iMac12,1




I bought a Creative Xmod sound card cheaply on ebay and it works well.
I particularly like having the rotary volume control knob.
I disabled the onboard Realtek sound card in the BIOS and now just use the Xmod.





On the subject of my ebay habit, I was intrigued by a ViBook USB Graphics System.
It's a discontinued product now but it works well - Needs an updated driver from the website.
Product info here : http://www.villagetronic.com/vibook/
Lets you run an additional monitor - USB to DVI.






Pinnacle PCTV NanoStick Ultimate (PC/MAC)
Not currently available on Amazon but there are plenty around elsewhere - Works great on Mac and PC

Requires installation of software supplied with package





Unibrain Fireboard 800 (Firewire Card)
Quite an old card I picked up on eBay.

No configuration required - Just plug it in and it works


 
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I7-2600k
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Gtx 570
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This guide worked well for configuration of similar system

I had to use UNIBEAST parameter PCIRootUID=0 to resolve blank display issue

GA-Z77-DS3H Rev.1.0 F9
i3-3225
GTX 570
8GB RAM 1333Mhz
120GB OCZ Agility SSD
1TB Seagate HDD
Corsair 550D case
Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO
Noctua NF-P12 Case fan for CPU cooler

I will probably swap out the Nvidia GTX 570 to GTX 650, model 570 was already at hand.
 

P1LGRIM

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