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[SUCCESSFUL] 'Contrasted' Z97X-UD3H-BK i5-4690K GTX 760 H105 16GB Ram

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Motherboard
Contrasted
CPU
i5 2.3GHz
Graphics
GTX 760
Mac
MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Android
'Contrasted'

I Built this machine as I was looking at 15" MacBook Pro Retina's. I could not afford the specs I wanted and in turn built a hackintosh.

After Months of research (3 Months), and a day or two of building, I give you Contrasted, a Black and White themed build.

I don't have a lot of photos, especially the end steps, but there is the final product, but I do have the main ones.

*SPECS*

NZXT H440 Case
Intel Core i5 4690K
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK Motherboard
Kingston Hyper X Fury White 1866Mhz Ram 16GB kit
Corsair H105 Liquid CPU cooler
EVGA GTX 760 SC ACX 2GB
Kingston Hyper X Fury 120gb SSD
WD Green 2TB HDD
Silverstone 600w PSU

*PERIPHERALS*

Dell S2415h Monitor 1080p
CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-i keyboard (88 Key)
Razer Ouroboros Mouse

Assorted Bitfenix Cables

Cost: ~2300 AUD - Australian Dollars - USD is much cheaper.

Photos:

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The Parts - All Laid out

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The Beautiful H440 from NZXT

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The Motherboard (Gigabyte remove the yellow accents. make them white!!!!)

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CPU and Ram Installed

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Installed in the case, test fitting the sleeved cables.

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Radiator Installed

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Cooler fully installed

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The final product in all its glory

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My setup

Installation:
Make the boot drive with unibeast. There are installations all over this site. I'm not doing it.

Boot flags:

GraphicsEnabler=No, PCIRootUID=1, and npci=0x2000;

Install as normal

Multibeast Config:


Quick Start > EasyBeast
Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > ALC1150
Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > Optional HDAEnabler > Audio ID: 1Drivers > Disk > 3rd Party SATA

Drivers > Misc > ElliottForceLegacyRTC
Drivers > Misc > EvOreboot
Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.11.1328
Drivers > Misc > NullCPUPowerManagementDrivers > Network > Intel > AppleIntelE1000e v3.1.0Bootloaders > Chimera v4.0.1

Customize > Boot Options > 1080p Display ModeCustomize > Boot Options > Basic Boot OptionsCustomize > Boot Options > Hibernate Mode - DesktopCustomize > Boot Options > Kext Dev Mode
Customize > Boot Options > Use KernelCacheCustomize > System Definitions > Mac Pro > Mac Pro 3,1Customize > Themes > tonymacx86 Black

I think that is about it.

Feel free to leave questions in comments:

- Harry
aka. Pipskweak
 

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trs96

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Very nice build. You invested in some really nice hardware that should last you
a long time. Since a Haswell core I5 is in the late 2013 27" iMac you also
have the option to use the iMac 14,2 system def for your system. This model
includes discrete Nvidia graphics so it's a good fit for your system.

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-i5-3.4-27-inch-aluminum-late-2013-specs.html

Also, wondering why you chose Easybeast instead of DSDT free in Multibeast.
Did you follow a specific user build that recommended this ?
 

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