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[Success] y2Brian's Build | GA-X99 G1 | Haswell-E 6-Core i7-5820K | GTX-970 | Crucial 250 M2

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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-X99 G1
CPU
Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz
Graphics
GTX-970
Mac
MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
y2Brian's Haswell ATX:GA-X99 G1 - i7-5820K - GTX-970

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GIGABYTE GA-X99-GAMING G1 WIFI LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128746

Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor BX80648I75820K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117402

ASUS PB287Q Black 28" 4K UHD 1ms 10-bit HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor height&Pivot adjustable 300 cd/m2 100,000,000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G1ZP5925

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4-19200) Desktop Memory Model BLS8G4D240FSA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148863

GIGABYTE GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125684

Cooler Master Seidon 240M – All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 240mm Radiator and 2 Fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103181

Thermaltake Chaser A71 VP400M1W2N Black SECC ATX Full Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133223

Crucial MX200 CT250MX200SSD4 M.2 Type 2280SS (Single Sided) 250GB SATA 6Gbps (SATA III) Micron 16nm MLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148955

Intel 730 Series SSDSC2BP240G4R5 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167190

EVGA 110-B2-0850-V1 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply 5yr Warranty New 4th Gen Intel CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438030


Comments

Benchmark
Geekbench 3

that is over 500 point higher on my Mac then Window 7 boot; I still need to COD.

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About This Mac

You can see my video card, memory, and processor is loaded.

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Sound

sound was buggy, I found the overrides for the VoodooHDA worked for removing the static noise.

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iMessage / Facetime

and the always tricky Yosemite iMessage / FaceTime fix... works fine including making and recieving iPhone calls!

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Graphics

Also include the NVidia and CUDA drivers... wife likes to edit photos and flash videos are my favorite.

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I will try to revise my post, but I wanted to type something before I forget!

Thanks TONYMACX!
 
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Gigabyte GA-X99 G1
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GTX-970
Mac
MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
I'm using Chimera boot loader. iMessage was very simple to fix. I basically ran the debugger and got the MLB value... that was the trick, the value included a extra character in the debug. It should be 17 characters but there was 18; mine had an extra "=" at the end.. Got the MAC address from the "Network - Hardware" window for the ROM value and assigned both values on the sudo nvram after loading the kext and dylib. Restarted and magic, it worked... I used this link here as a guide, but again worked first time no issues after removing that extra character found during the debug, after reading about the pre-determined MLB sizes based on your Serial Number size. If only every adjustment went that smooth. Sound and Graphics drivers just about abend me.
 
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thats really awesome. . . well does sms work? because sms thing is the thing that i m most concern about also i was using gtx970 gaming g1 and the security update killed the driver and now i had enough with the tinkering and selling my stuff and thinking to get 2013 6core mac pro but all of sudden u gave me motivation :p so i will definitely seek help from your if i turn on again my hackintosh .. Thanks mate and cheers :)
 
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I think with clover, you would have the possibility to patch the AppleHDA.kext while booting up, and your sound problems should be gone!

Also iMessage should work out of the box with clover, without patching anything...

Nice build. I am thinking about a 8-core System for Video editing...
 
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Hi!
I am planning to buy a gtx 960 or 970 and I wonder if you used Clover or Chimera?
I see you have CUDA on control panel and 2 more icons... whare are they? web drivers?

thanks!
 

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Hi!
I am planning to buy a gtx 960 or 970 and I wonder if you used Clover or Chimera?
I see you have CUDA on control panel and 2 more icons... whare are they? web drivers?

thanks!
He's using Chimera > see Post #3.
 
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Gigabyte GA-X99 G1
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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz
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GTX-970
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MacBook Pro
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Mobile Phone
iOS
Everything still running good... hehe my Macbook Pro 2014 will only pull down 2900 on the geekbench for reference.. SMS completely works with the 5.1 sound too... no issues to report. I can't seem to download the latest security patch because of the patched kennel it will not run the software update after shutdown, screen displaying the update window displays and status bar doesn't move... but I'm still 100% happy with the end results. All other AppStore updates work fine. Plus, I spent less than half the price or 1.5k less, based on the current market prices, of a MacPro and the same 4K monitor. Peace to those other builders and thanks all the time you spend working on configurations and posts.:ugeek:
 
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-X99 G1
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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz
Graphics
GTX-970
Mac
MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
I could not configureout Clover... it was a trip for me and I understand all the configurations but GUID or EFI boot loader was not happening for me. :banghead:
 
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