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*UPDATED*[Guide] Gigabyte Z170 HD3P 10.11.6

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Z170 motherboards are the most stable ones I have seen for macOS. It doesn't need a lot of tweaking or kext drivers. It sleeps and wake normally without crashing or rebooting. My Z97 motherboard randomly reboot sometimes.
 
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Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P
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Hey gijii,

Welcome to the forum! And welcome to hackintoshing.
Congratulations on your system choice - I don't have my board anymore, but money-to-performance I've always thought it's been great!

To answer your questions:
1) The guide will generally work for most MacOS versions. I would suggest you stick to High Sierra 10.13.6 - it will give you compatibility with your NVidia graphics card when you get one, whilst Mojave will not.

2) Clover will always give you options to boot in either OS no problem. It detects them and boots into them just fine in my experience. I would strongly suggest though, that you disconnect all drives while installing MacOS to make sure no bootloader mix-ups and mis-haps.

I would suggest you read the guide and then read it again. And then again. Also - skim through the thread - there's plenty of useful information which, sadly, is not curated in the OP. However - what is there, is SSDTs, exemplary config.plists and useful instructions that (mostly) work!

Last but not least - I'd suggest you go for at least 250GB SSD for your MacOS install. I thought 120 will do me just fine, however, once set up you tend to find yourself using the OS most of the time(if not all!) and the disk space melts!

Post any questions you may have and I shall try and answer as best as I can.

Happy hacking!
littlegreen
Littlegreen,

thanks a ton for your reply and your willingness to help while you no longer own this piece of hardware.
I am happy and feel lucky to have chosen this motherboard. I understand it is a good starting point and should not give big issues in installation and configuration.
I will stick to your suggestion and install High Sierra. Hopefully this will save me time and troubles.
I do not care a lot for the size of the SSD as I have a couple of HDD's where I will make a partition where to store my files.
Hope to start off my hackintoshing career on the right foot!
 
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Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P
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Radeon RX570 8GB
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Android
Ok, I just wanted to reply since I announced my first Hackintosh almost three months ago...
I eventually decided to buy a Radeon FX570 8GB video card as I found out they are quite well supported on Linux and better supported on MacOS.

Yesterday I finally managed to install High Sierra on my hardware. It took me a while to have the installer find the SSD.
Had to copy the install files and reboot the installation.
I now have to Multibeast the system to install Clover but I need to look for a guide about how to do that and how to install kext's and edit plists.
The network works OOB so I am already able to connect to internet. The system found updates (I guess system updates).
Can I install them or updates have to be done differently than on original Mac hardware?
Is it possible to upgrade version (e.g from High Sierra to Mojave) through Apple store or a new installation is needed not to screw up the system?
I didn't have time to thoroughly test the system as it was late.
CPU, ram and video card were recognized. The biggest issue is the screen has a pinky tone. The screen shows the white apple on black while booting then if flickers and turns green on pink screen.
I have to search for a fix for this too.
Anyway, thanks for all the postings and support!
 
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The network works OOB so I am already able to connect to internet. The system found updates (I guess system updates).
Can I install them or updates have to be done differently than on original Mac hardware?
Is it possible to upgrade version (e.g from High Sierra to Mojave) through Apple store or a new installation is needed not to screw up the system?
You shouldn't have to reinstall Clover to do a system upgrade. When upgrading OS, make sure your current OS is working with the latest kexts. You might want to backup the current system just in case (copy it to a different partition and rename it). Some updates require a restart. Clover will show an Install update option for your OS. Just select that option for each restart until that option is not there anymore.
 
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Ok, I just wanted to reply since I announced my first Hackintosh almost three months ago...
I eventually decided to buy a Radeon FX570 8GB video card as I found out they are quite well supported on Linux and better supported on MacOS.

Yesterday I finally managed to install High Sierra on my hardware. It took me a while to have the installer find the SSD.
Had to copy the install files and reboot the installation.
I now have to Multibeast the system to install Clover but I need to look for a guide about how to do that and how to install kext's and edit plists.
The network works OOB so I am already able to connect to internet. The system found updates (I guess system updates).
Can I install them or updates have to be done differently than on original Mac hardware?
Is it possible to upgrade version (e.g from High Sierra to Mojave) through Apple store or a new installation is needed not to screw up the system?
I didn't have time to thoroughly test the system as it was late.
CPU, ram and video card were recognized. The biggest issue is the screen has a pinky tone. The screen shows the white apple on black while booting then if flickers and turns green on pink screen.
I have to search for a fix for this too.
Anyway, thanks for all the postings and support!
Hi gijii,

Happy to hear you have your system running now!
As far as the 570 goes, I only have little experience with HD7770 - and that simply required a kext in the clover folder to work properly in El Capitan. I have been needing and using NVidia since - so naturally stuck on High Sierra. What I’m trying to say is the GPU issue should be easily solvable given that AMD are generally better supported.

As for system upgrades - I would always strongly recommend a carbon copy - just in case.
Bear in mind that new releases very often require a newer version of CLOVER - so a straight-forward upgrade in the sense of how macs do it is very very rarely a thing.

Do not despair though! If you backup, update clover before system upgrade - and expect to have iron out a couple of kinks - like audio and/or GPU kexts after the upgrade - you’ll have a good time !

Happy hacking!
littlegreen
 
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Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P
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Radeon RX570 8GB
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Android
I just want to let everybody know, perhaps this may help someone else, I solved the problem of the pink screen.
By the way I have three screens connected to this PC/graphic card and only the central one had this issue.
I found the solution on the internet (https://gist.github.com/adaugherity/7435890). There is a Ruby script to run from command line.
It regenerates the EDID's of the screens connected. Then only the EDID of the affected screen has to be copied in a specific folder.
Did this and the problem disappeared.:thumbup:
 
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