tonymacx86's Haswell mATX: GA-Z87MX-D3H - i7-4770K - HD 4600

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  1. tonymacx86

    tonymacx86 Administrator Staff Member

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    Sep 21, 2013 at 5:01 PM #1
    tonymacx86

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    tonymacx86's Haswell mATX:
    GA-Z87MX-D3H - i7-4770K - HD 4600


    FD-CA-CORE-1000-BL_1.jpg
    Components

    Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Motherboard with DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and D-Sub Connections
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CU4L4XG/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128601

    Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CO8TBQ0/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116901

    Fractal Design Core 1000 Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case (FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL)
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CUSUV0O/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352032

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular Haswell Ready Power Supply
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005E98I0G/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031

    CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M2A1600C10
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TG8QRW/
    'http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233280


    Already Owned

    OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Z0S6SO/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227725

    LG Flatiron 23" E2350V Monitor
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003D9SJ5S/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005150


    Comments

    I had an mATX build in mind since last year's Gigabyte Z77 offerings for mATX had incompatible or troubled audio or network. This build is fantastic- fast, small, quiet, and suits my testing needs for HD 4600 and Haswell very well. The only thing that's not currently working is HDMI Audio from the integrated graphics- we're working on a solution. If you need iMessage and Facetime services, Chameleon's FileNVRAM module is needed. Add the .dylib to /Extra/modules.

    Update: Haswell seems to be less tolerant of older memory used in 6 & 7 series motherboards (Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, respectively). Older memory, especially DDR3 1600 type, may result in system freezes if the BIOS parameter XMP is set to Profile1 as in previous Ivy Bridge motherboards. Be sure to use new memory on Gigabyte's list of supported memory, or newer memory that is Haswell ready/approved. The Corsair Vengeance LP memory used in this build is on Gigabyte's list. The motherboard recognizes the memory and it's respective DDR3 1600 parameters with the BIOS XMP parameter set to Default.

    Installation Notes
    For Haswell, you MUST update your Mountain Lion App to 10.8.5 before attempting the UniBeast 10.8 Installation Guide. Procedure was exactly the same as Ivy Bridge. I used a SSD connected to SATA0 and a HDMI cable connected to LG 1080p monitor.

    Note on 2nd Boot: When booting from UniBeast created USB and targeting SSD after the initial Installation, I had to type -x to get to OS setup. After applying MultiBeast and booting directly from SSD all was normal.

    UEFI Settings
    1. To access UEFI Setup, press and hold Delete on a USB Keyboard while the system is booting up
    2. Set to Optimized Defaults.
    3. (Optional) Set X.M.P. Memory Profile to Profile1
    4. Save and exit.


    MultiBeast Settings
    Post installation is easy, as this board doesn't require a DSDT. Use the following settings and reboot following a successful installation.

    Mountain Lion 10.8.5 - Multibeast 5.5
    MB.jpg
    Mavericks 10.9 - MultiBeast 6.0
    .mb Config: View attachment GA-Z87MX-D3H.mb

    Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 10.55.25 AM.png

    Benchmarks
    General system benchmarks from Geekbench 3
    Screen Shot 2013-09-21 at 11.48.22 AM.png
    OpenGL test results from Unigine Heaven for Intel HD 4600 graphics at 1080p and 720p

    Screen Shot 2013-09-21 at 11.55.20 AM.png

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    A few more pics:

    Screen Shot 2013-09-21 at 11.48.36 AM.png Screen Shot 2013-09-21 at 11.48.44 AM.png
    Screen Shot 2013-09-21 at 11.49.00 AM.png Screen Shot 2013-09-21 at 11.48.51 AM.png

    Helpful Links:
    Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Product Page
    Intel Core i7-4770K Spec Page
    Simplest OS X Installation Guide
    Install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on Haswell Based PCs
    Install OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on any Supported Intel Based PC

    Thanks for reading my build description!

    Just wanted to quickly write that first of all this might be the simplest setup of this particular build, and by no means is it the only way it can be done.

    Feel free to make general comments here, but please note that I will most likely not be able to keep up with specific questions. If you have problems using this setup, please create a topic in the Installation section of the forum.

    Update: Mavericks 10.9 Benchmarks:

    A few updates on this build- if you're having issues with the ethernet (Intel i217), please use the latest MultiBeast to downgrade your network driver.

    Here are some benchmarks from today- I threw in the Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 770 for a little benchmark testing action. The Haswell seems to perform better in graphics tests than any of my other systems.

    Testing was done on the exact same hard drive, exact same system- just popped the graphics card in and out. Used Luxmark for OpenCL benchmarks, Heaven for OpenGL, and for general benchmarks, Geekbench 3. Please note that the OpenCL benchmark for NVIDIA cards is not a good direct comparison with AMD Radeon.

    AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB:
    Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 7.34.17 AM.jpg
    Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 7.21.40 AM.jpg


    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 SC 2GB:
    Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 7.34.17 AM.jpg
    Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 7.21.40 AM.jpg


    Geekbench 3 - 32bit:

    Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 8.03.34 AM.png




    Geekbench 3 - 64bit:

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  2. nightlite

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    Sep 21, 2013 at 5:35 PM #2
    nightlite

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    tonymacx86's Haswell mATX: GA-Z87MX-D3H - i7-4770K - HD4600

    Is speedstep working properly for you? Shows only the lowest and the highest in the HWmonitor.
     
  3. tonymacx86

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    Sep 21, 2013 at 5:40 PM #3
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    tonymacx86's Haswell mATX: GA-Z87MX-D3H - i7-4770K - HD4600

    I would guess if you want more states you could try generating an SSDT for it and/or use a Haswell smbios after the new Macs come out. It's early days yet for this hardware, and I'm sure more complete support can be achieved.

    Results using default MacPro3,1 smbios from MultiBeast from DPCIManager:

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  4. bman4789

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    Sep 21, 2013 at 9:40 PM #4
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    For my build with a GA-Z87MX-D3H, 4770K, and a GeForce 760, I had to disable the HD4600 in order for my system to boot without needing -x. I have yet to try adding in the ID of the HD4600 to have both working simultaneously.
     
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    Sep 21, 2013 at 9:43 PM #5
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    I haven't tried in this system, but I'm pretty sure all you need to do for NVIDIA + Intel is use GraphicsEnabler=No and IGPEnabler=Yes simultaneously. Must be on Chimera 2.2 tho.
     
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    Sep 21, 2013 at 9:51 PM #6
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    Nice chassi! Love fractal design! Nevertheless as for now the haswell is fully compatible with OSX? No custom kernal nor haswell helper?
     
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    Sep 21, 2013 at 10:03 PM #7
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    Oh! It works now! I did that before, it must have been with MultiBeast 5.4.3 that installed Chimera 2.1. Thanks for the help!
     
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    Sep 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM #8
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    Sep 22, 2013 at 1:59 AM #9
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    Very nice. I was looking at that same case before I decided on mine, it looks cool and is inexpensive, seems like it would have really good airflow as well. It will be nice to be able to follow this as a guide for my own build.

    Very inspiring, thank you for posting.
     
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    Sep 22, 2013 at 7:21 AM #10
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    Nice buid, but what about USB 3.0, is it working properly?
     

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