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[SUCCESS] Spballer's Build: GA-Z97X-GAMING-GT / i7-4790k / Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 SC

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GA-Z97X-GAMING-GT
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i7-4790k 4.4ghz
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 SC
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Couple of benchmarks since upgrading to Sierra (which was less than smooth, but only due to my own stupidity.. I should have checked the forums first and waited to update until 10.12.3 NVIDIA Web Drivers were out).

Also, my Corsair H75's pump quit on me, and I was scared I was gonna fry the CPU, was idling at temps around 60-65C and even slight loads would push it into the 90's. I went and got an H80i and things are back to tip top shape, idling around 28C and hitting mid 50's in benchmarks.

I am finally going to make the multi booting move, with Windows 10 on a separate SSD. I'll report back on how it goes when the time comes in a week or so. Gotta pay my bills before I pick up a license and another SSD lol.

I'll do my best to be more attentive here on my build thread as well, when work ramps up I tend to get lost in it, but I feel rather guilty for leaving so many peoples questions without response (not that I'd be able to answer, I'm far from an expert in all things hackintosh, but I don't want to leave anyone hanging altogether). As I've said before, many thanks to those that have pitched in to answer questions! This community rocks :)

Without any further ado, here are the scores from various things:
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All benchmarks are improved from the time of initial build (early benchmarks can be found on page 3 of this thread).

Cheers
 
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GA-Z97X-GAMING GT
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i7 4790K
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Hey spballer, Did you get to install Clover for Sierra? Im having trouble booting, when turning on computer it takes login window to appear more than 1 minute, but if I restart it takes 5-10 sec.

Did´ent have that problem with earlier versions off OS X

If you have a config file I would appreciate if I could look at it, as we have the same board and processor.

Thanks in advance

Best Soorb
 
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Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Ive fixed the problem, It was a problem with Web driver for nvidia. after update it works like a charm.
 
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Hello,
I would like to ask if anyone of you using this board has managed to obtain readings, most important fan speeds, from the IT8790E LPC.

Actually this board is equipped with 2 LPCs, one IT8620E and another IT8790E controller.
The IT8790E handles the CPU, CPU_OPT and SYS_FAN1 headers.

Hardware Sensors LPC plugin works fine with the IT8620E chip but does not even detect the second controller.
Thx.
 
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Hi spballer!
Did you do the USB fix for this board?
I know there are guides around but my head spins a bit in how to implement.
Currently only one of my ports will do USB3 speeds and the rest just operate as USB2.
Anyone using this board with some tips would be awesome! :)
 
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Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT
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I have my old gaming machine - same board, same CPU as this build!
Going to attempt a hackintosh build.
Got a 1050ti that's been sitting on the shelf which will hopefully work great with this build.

Keep updated on how it goes.
 
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