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[Success] TJAudio's Build: Core i7-3930k - Sabertooth X79 - 32GB RAM - GTX670 - Mountain Lion

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TJAudio's Build: Core i7-3930k - Sabertooth X79 - 32GB RAM - GTX670


Rackmount Hackintosh
Components

Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH X79 - LGA2011 (bios 3009, default settings for install)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0061XSBZG/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2 1 LGA 2011
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00603QXPM/

CPU Cooling: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler System
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LWYE4Q/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i03?ie=UTF8&psc=1

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX670 2048MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782

Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Serie32 GB DDR3 1600MHz
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007A2JGL0/

Optical Drives:
LG WH12LS38K 12X Internal SATA Blu-Ray/DVD Burner​

OS Drive: Corsair Force 3 240 GB SATA 3 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive CSSD-F240GB3-BK
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051A8TG6/

Media work drive: Mushkin Chronos 120 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (MKNSSDCR120GB)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005CGFU4I/

Storage drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRNW/

PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire Ready
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003U29C3Q/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Rackmount server chassis: Logisys 4801 All Black 4U Industrial Rackmount Cases CS4801BK Black
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007C1KQHM/

Software

OS: ML 10.8.4
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-mountain-lion/id537386512?ls=1&mt=12

Bootloader: UniBeast 2.0.1 (USB install) used “-v npci=0x2000 cpus=1 GraphicsEnabler=No”
Post install: MultiBeast 5.4.1 (ML)
Post install: KextBeast
Post install: Chameleon Wizard 4.2.2
Kexts: VoodooTSCSync.kext 32/64 (mod IOCPUNumber to 11)
CineBench
GeekBench




Already Owned

Apple USB Keyboard

Generic Optical Mouse



Comments:

Originally, I planned on building this Hackintosh in addition to an expansion chassis for Pro Tools HD cards, but I screwed that up pretty good.

So, the Pro Tools HD part of the equation did not work out as planned. However, I have built one hell of a Hackintosh after much toil and torment. Was it worth it? Yes. Although it took many hours and I made some expensive mistakes, I would say that the learning experience and few dollars saved was well worth it. Plus, this machine is customized exactly how I’d like it. S

What happened?
Well, I successfully installed OS X Lion a few months ago and was building the chassis for the Pro Tools HD cards when I made a fatal mistake. I accidentally placed one of the switches on my 2xPCI+2 x PCIe Expansion ATX Kit in the wrong position which routed power from the ATX power supply in the chassis to the Sabertooth X79 mobo on my Hackintosh. This caused my mobo and GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD6870 to start smoking and become inoperative. I do not recommend the HD6870 anyway because it was very difficult to get it to cooperate with Lion and I ended up using kexts from Snow Leopard in order to get it to work. Also, if you are going with a newer LGA2011 mobo, note that they do not usually come with onboard VGA or video outputs so finding the most compatible graphics card is key.

Solution:
I was determined to use the Sabertooth X79 in my build because A) it’s badass (remember it’s being installed in a rackmount road case for mobile recording… this thing is TUF – when not set on fire), and B) pride. So, I ordered another one in addition to an NVIDIA GTX670 with 2GB of video RAM (works OOB on Hacks because ML contains the drivers for it). Yes, I opted to go to ML to take advantage of the expanded NVIDIA compatibility and 64-bit OS.

MultiBeast Configuration for Mountain Lion



System Overview


About This Hack


CineBench OpenGL Score


CineBench OpenGL & CPU Scores


GeekBench Score


Temperature While Recording Pro Tools 11 Session


CPU Use During Audio Recording (72-track, 48kHz/24-bit session with plug-ins on all channels)
 

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As outlined in the Template, we recommend you use your Profile's Albums to upload and reference your screen snapshots and pictures so that they appear in a readable size.
 
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I linked them to my album, however, they still seem to appear the same size. Any idea what I am doing wrong here? Thanks.

Also, PSU info has been updated in the original post. Sorry I missed it.

Thank you, whoever helped format this a little to look better. You'd think if I could get this Hackintosh working, I could write a simple thread post properly. I appreciate the help!!
 

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Go to your Album and click on the picture you want to insert in a post. In the lower right hand corner below the picture are two link methods - click on the
 
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nice one - have you thought about overclocking more? the CPU is easily capable of quite abit more
 
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My i7 3770K is OC'ed to 4.2 with the H100. My only limit is the motherboard as it is a mini ITX, so if I go to 4.3 then it actually will not boot:)
 
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