First of all I must declare that I've achieved a stable install using methods described elsewhere (I won't mention that community here).
I have tried to install using the methods described here, chameleon etc, but I always have boot issues and I ran out of patience with the process. Ideally I'd like to install using chameleon and completely abandon the tools from the other community as I've read the points made here in the new members lounge and totally agree.
Currently I have a bootable install of 10.9.4 and everything (?) other than Ethernet and sound seem to be working. Obviously sleep and Ethernet are quite important and I previously had them both working on an SL install with the same hardware. Unfortunately I can't find the thread (from insanelymac) I used to install SL and get all correct kexts in order.
My hardware is in my signature but I'll list it here again anyway:
Asus P6T Deluxe V2
Core I7 920 (Sandybridge)
Corsair Dominator 4GB
and I think it's just a WD Black 500GB drive
The Ethernet is Marvell Yukon 88E8056 and that is what I'd really like to get working first.
I have spent a few evenings updating myself, reading threads on here and elsewhere, but I just don't seem to be able to find practical steps for how to get it working,
I'm fairly comfortable with OSX up to terminal commands and editing .plist files but I'm still not entirely sure how DSDTs work.
This is very much a learning curve for me but I'm enjoying the challenge so please don't shoot me down for not knowing how to resolve what you might perceive as a "simple" problem. Even if you don't want to puppy-walk me through the solution (and I understand that must get very tiresome) please at least point me in the right direction so that I can research more.