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Hello,

I have just built a PC, and am running Mac OSX in VMWare.

Just wondering if my PC could ever run as a proper Hackintosh.

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Ivy Bridge 3570k
AMD 7970
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 with Broadcomm LAN
SanDisk Extreme SSD
WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Ask me if you need any more specs (:

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yes, and those chances get better everyday. Just look here in on he net as there is info available about each of those devices, although maybe not all together in one build. But as with any new hardware, as time goes on support should get better, as far as I know you can get up and running now with some research and patience

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In that case, just one thing;

How do I get the Ivy Bridge running? E.g. how does the Bridge Helper work? When do you install that? After OSX is installed?

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Maybe Broadcom 57781 does not work under 10.7.4. And i dunno if AMD 7970 is fully supported by OS X.

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Apparently it does on 10.7.3

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Apparently it does on 10.7.3

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Yeah, on 10.7.3 the ethernet adapter works.

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Looking on the net, seems as if the 7970 isn't yet supported?

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Looking on the net, seems as if the 7970 isn't yet supported?


Should supported by Mountain Lion, but i don't know if it is true or not.

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As far as I know, there is half of what is needed in latest releases, accelerator but no frame buffer. So all sign point towards support at some time in the future, but not guaranteed. If it does become supported via hack or natively, netkas will probably be the first to post, just be mindful that many post there refer to usage of PC GPU's in real MacPro's and are not always things to be doing on a hackintosh. Looks like for this turn, if your wanting a new high end GPU, Nvidia is gonna be the best way to go.

Reading again realized you got a 7970, which is even less likely than 7870 will ever be. Don't mean to sound rude, but these are the type of things you really should look into before buying hardware and then deciding you want a hackintosh. Works sooo much better when you do it the other way around.

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Hello,

I have just built a PC, and am running Mac OSX in VMWare.

Just wondering if my PC could ever run as a proper Hackintosh.

Cheers


Ivy Bridge 3570k
AMD 7970
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 with Broadcomm LAN
SanDisk Extreme SSD
WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Ask me if you need any more specs (:



Hi

like others have said it, you can install OS X Lion on your config (need a patched kernel) but the better support is on OS X Mountain Lion (native support). Your AMD 7970 don't have support for yet, so no QE/CI ! But don't change anything, just be patient ! ;)

Cordially

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What about Bridges' HD4000 Graphics?

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need to wait 10.7.5 or Mountain Lion to have the support. Not sur, but "maybe" need a patched kernel





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