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[success!] Unkabunka: i5-3570K | GA-Z77N-WIFI | 8GB RAM | HD4000

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Humlebien's Unkabunka Build: Core i5-3570K | GA-Z77N-Wifi | 8GB RAM | HD4000 - GTX 660 NEW

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Apple OS X Mountain Lion @ Mac Apps Store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-mountain-lion/id537386512

Case: Fractal Design Node 304
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352027

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge (Stock Cooler)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Harddrive: Samsung 840 Basic SSD - 120GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188

Motherboard: GigaByte GA-Z77N-WIFI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128568

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (2x4)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233280

PSU: XFX ProSeries Core Edition FW - 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013



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This is my first build. Using it for Xcode and Adobe Software for the most.
Used Bitterlemon's build as a Guide:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/golden-bu...ip-build-ga-z77n-wifi-i5-3570k-hd-6870-a.html

After assembling the components into the case, I set the BIOS using this guide:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/99-quick-g...55-boards.html

This is a build without use of DSDT.

This build went so smooth, much smother than i imagined!

Thinking about adding a 7xxx AMD Card when/if they are fully supported.

I chose the XFX 550W PSU in the last minute. My first Option was a cheap Corsair, but then i saw the new XFX PSUs is build with Seasonic components, and the price was about the same. i'm glad i did because its small and quiet!



Installation


Step 1 - BIOS

- First Load Optimized Defaults
- Set your Hardrive boot order to the P0: option (not UEFI)

Under Peripherals:
xHCI Mode = AUTO
xHCI Hand-off = Enabled
EHCI Hand-off = Enabled
Init Display = IGFX (if HD 4000)
VRAM = 64mb

Under Power Management:
High Precision Event Timer = Enabled
Power on by Keyboard = Any Key
Power on by Mouse = Move
Wake on LAN = Disabled (May not be there.)

Bios Features:
Intel Virtualization Technology = Enabled
VT-d = Disabled (ignore this if you have the Z77N-Wifi)

Overclock Configuration:
Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) = Profile 1 (to run at 1600 MHz)
change Turbo radio to 42 on all cores. (The Z77N-WIFI motherboard is NOT a great OC board max on 3570K was 4.2 stable.)

- Save & Exit


Step 2 - Unibeast
Follow this guide here http://tonymacx86.blogspot.dk/2011/10/unibeast-install-mac-os-x-lion-using.html
(you can put your DSDT file, Updates and Chimera installer in here as well.)


- Hit F12 to boot from USB
- Boot from Unibeast USB dongle (If you can’t get to the installer try with –v or –x –v)
- Format your drive.
- Install OSX Mountain Lion to your newly formatted Drive.


Step 3 – 10.8.3

- Install Update 10.8.3.
- Reboot machine.
- Boot on to Unibeast USB drive.
- Boot into OSX Mountain Lion .


Step 4 – MultiBeast

- Start the latest MultiBeast.

Choose the following settings:

1. UserDSDT or DSDT-free installation
2. driver & bootloaders – drivers – audio – without DSDT – Realtek ALC8xx - ALC892
3. driver & bootloaders – drivers – network – Realtek AppleRTL8169Ethernet
4. Customization – Boot Options – 1080p Display

Info!
Choose “driver & bootloaders – drivers – audio – with DSDT – Realtek ALC8xx - ALC892”
if you have DSDT and want HDMI Audio (but be aware, you lose Sleep Functions.)


- Reboot when all installations are done.
- Boot on to Unibeast USB drive.
- Boot into OSX Mountain Lion .


Step 5 – Chimera

- Download and install latest Chimera.
- Reboot
- Now it should boot Mountain Lion without the Unibeast USB Drive.


Step 6 – Trim

- Use this to Enable Trim for Samsung SSD Drive: http://www.groths.org/trim-enabler/

You are now ready to enjoy!


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Summary and Notes

UPDATE: 21/11-2014 - Installed "Antipop" to remove pop sound when Sound goes to sleep. Installed "Sound Siphon" to control HDMI Audio volume (Genies! way better than the outdated SoundFlower app).

UPDATE: 20/11-2014 - Made a custom DSDT and SSDT with many series7 fixes and enabled Nvidia/HD4000 HDMI sound, changed to Mac mini 6.2 for better speedstep - Changed Realtek ethernet driver to the new RTL8111 v.1.2.2.

- ATTACHED MY DSDT & SSDT FILES (Remember that SSDT is running 4.2GHz)

UPDATE: 12/05-2014 - Added a Zotac Nvidia GTX660 2gb - worked out of the box.

UPDATE: 06/06-2013 - Installed Realtek - AppleRTL8169Ethernet instead of the Lnx2mac's one, to eliminate an network error, where it would'nt reconnect if IP was lost, due to router restart.

UPDATE: 29/03-2013 - Been using this build for a week now, and no big problems so far, there is some small things i would like to make better.

Fully Working:

OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3
Intel HD4000
All Audio Jacks
Ethernet Connection (port #2 )
All USB 3.0 ports (full 3.0 speed with 3.0 devices) after DSDT, Ipads now charge via USB.
Apps/Updates from the App Store
Java, Flash, everything.

Thanks to tonymacx86.com and this wonderful Community!
 

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*[SUCCESS!] "Unkabunka" i5-3570K - GA-Z77N-WIFI - 8GB RAM - HD4000

Now to something i cant figure out, P-states and C-states!

My boot.plist has generate P-states and C-states set to ”Yes”
When using SSDT boot.plist is generate P-states and C-states set to ”No” and DropSSDT ”Yes” is added.
Used latest Chameleon Wizard to change sttings.

Here is what i’ve tried:

1. MacPro 3,1 – With DSDT = 16,38 = CPU idle temps 30 to 33
2. MacPro 3,1 – Without DSDT = 16,17,18,19,20,38 = CPU idle temps 30 to 33
3. MacPro 3,1 – Without DSDT – with Custom SSDT = 16, 38 = CPU idle temps 30 to 33
4. MacMini 6,2 – with DSDT – 16,36 = CPU idle temps 22 to 27
5. MacMini 6,2 – without DSDT – 16,36 = CPU idle temps 22 to 27
6. MacMini 6,2 – without DSDT – with Custom SSDT = 16-38 all stats = CPU idle temps 22 to 27

Now i’m running MacPro 3,1 – Without DSDT – 16,17,18,19,20,38
Feels alot smoother and a bit faster, guess i just have to live with these P-states.

Don’t know why the CPU temps are lower on MacMini 6,2. Anyone?
 
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*[SUCCESS!] "Unkabunka" i5-3570K - GA-Z77N-WIFI - 8GB RAM - HD4000

Thanks JMPA :D Your Build actually gave me the hint with the ethernet ports. to use the one by the Audio.
 
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Great build. Planning to overclock?? I'm going to be building this exact spec system for my father. Love the case!!!
 
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Great build. Planning to overclock?? I'm going to be building this exact spec system for my father. Love the case!!!

I am looking at a Corsair h90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181036 for OC'ing, and maybe a Noctua 140mm FLX fan instead the stock Corsair fan..

The Case is fantastic!! my old computer was a mid tower from Fractal design as well and just loved the quality, so the node 304 was an easy pick..
and one bonus is that the front USB 3.0 can be converted to USB 2.0 without any hassle!

Looking forward to see your build in here!
 
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Great build. Planning to overclock?? I'm going to be building this exact spec system for my father. Love the case!!!

Remember this my friend.. watch out for the PSU size, in this case!

Dont use Modular PSU's, if your using af discrete GFX it won't fit because of the modular cable fittings..

Max CPU size is 150mm, if smaller find it! Think the XFX 550w i have, is 140mm.
 
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Thanks so much for the tip. I'll keep it in mind. I was planning to use a modular 650w because I'm going to be running 2 raid arrays ( that is the plan for now) in this machine but not planning to use graphics card. Was going to run the HD4000 for video.

I have subscribed to your thread to watch how things go for you. I'm still trying to sell my dads iMac 27" to replace with a hack.
 
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so I sold my dad's mac today and ordered everything. I got it all but the motherboard. Excited to get this build done. I will take pictures and document. I was going to ask if you are going to put a wifi card in. This machine I build will not need it but it would be nice. I went with the modular power supply because that is all they had in stock (Corsair 650W modular) and my dad won't be going with a graphics card.
 
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so I sold my dad's mac today and ordered everything. I got it all but the motherboard. Excited to get this build done. I will take pictures and document. I was going to ask if you are going to put a wifi card in. This machine I build will not need it but it would be nice. I went with the modular power supply because that is all they had in stock (Corsair 650W modular) and my dad won't be going with a graphics card.

Thats great! really looking forward to see your build :D

WIFI.. At some point maybe, but i do like having ethernet for a 100% stable/full-speed connection.. but had looked at some of the Mini PCIe cards that people got working in here.

looked at a 650W modular corsair as the very first one aswell. but read a review at some swedish site, saying that other reviews saying people could use modular and GFX at the same time in this case, was wrong.. so i took no changes.. maybe you can confirm when you get this one together? if a GFX can fit with a modular PSU? you know pretend you got a GFX in :p

What i did.. to get things going.. Roughly..

1. Changed what needed in the bios.
2. Install OSX ML. (10.8.2)
3. Updated to 10.8.3.
4. Reboot.
5. Use Unibeast to boot into OSX.
6. Run Multibeast.
7. Reboot again.
8. Use unibeast to boot into OSX again.
9. Install latest Chimera.
10. Use Trim Enabler. (Samsung 840 SSD)
11. Done

i'am using default MacPro 3.1 they have the best P-states.
if you are any good at compiling a Custom DSDT with SSDT for 3570K, then let me know :D
 
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