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  1. Anyone happen to have any experience with this? Never got a response.
  2. I was wondering if anyone had experience with using an internal SATA 3 (6.0GB/s) card with a drive attached to it as the boot drive for OSX on this motherboard? I'm currently running with a SSD (3GB/s interface) tied into the on-board SATA connectors, but am wanting to upgrade to a faster SSD this season and it seems all the new ones are 6GB/s interface drives, which means I need to get an add-on card to control them. I was just wondering if there is any issue with getting OSX to boot up off a drive attached to a external add-on SATA card. Likely the card I'm going to get is the Highpoint Rocket 620 PCI express card which (supposedly) is fully supported under OSX.
  3. It fsck'd the drive, found some issues (which I'm sure were caused by my multiple "just had to turn the system off" trying to debug this), it got to launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init.d/pilotfish.plist and hangs.... I've also tried -f -v to force all kext reload, but it still locks up.
  4. So, this past weekend I went on vacation, and previously had my 10.6.2 install of Snow Leopard working just dandy on my rig. I come back and turn it on and just get the spinning ring on the boot logo. This usually lasted about 6 seconds tops, now its indefinite. I added -v, and the last few log messages involve the RealTEK: REALTEK: RealtekR1000::configureInterface(IONetworkInterface *interface) REALTEK: ::start: returning `1` and it just hangs. I've tried resetting by pulling power plug for 30 seconds, using the CMOS reset button then setting the bare minimum settings to get booted (AHCI mode, etc). Nothing works, same thing - no error messages indicating what is failing. I've tried disabling both the network devices, to no avail. If I reboot, sometimes it gets a bit further, sometimes not as far, but the last message is usually REALTEK related. Any help or am I boned and have to attempt a reinstall? BTW, Kalyway boots just fine, and network comes up as well.
  5. Edit again. Got mine working!! Mobo: EX58-UD5 CPU: Core i7 920 RAM: Dominator 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 GPU: EVGA NVIDIA GTX 285 with 1GB Drive: 128GB G.Skill Falcon SSD Video works flawlessly with Netkas's Injector and EVGA Drivers. So freaking fast. Once it POSTs and gets to Chameleon loader, it loads OSX in under 10 seconds.
  6. ClemsonJeeper

    Opinions on this rig?

    Yep, I was looking at Netkas's guides and it looks like the 200 series IS supported now, might take a little bit of work. Yep, I want to get an SSD for my boot/OS drive, but I'm holding out for the Sandisk G3 to be released. They are supposed to be the fastest SSDs, and I'll probably pick 2 of them up and RAID 0 them when it gets released. Supposed to happen "mid-2009" but still unknown. I figure I'll get the Velociraptor to hold me over then move that to my PC when the SSD finally gets released. Nice. Forgot about the heatsink. I'll do some research on them. I already have a pretty beefy Thermaltake case and power supply so that shouldn't be an issue. Thanks for the comments!
  7. So I'm trying to build a Hackintosh rig that will give me the least amount of headache. Not sure if that's even possible. Anyway, this is what I'm thinking sofar: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Video: EVGA GeForce GTX 285 1GB Memory: Corsair Dominator 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 Drive: WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10K RPM Is this a viable configuration to get everything working (sound/network/accelerated video/etc) under a vanilla leopard 10.5.7 install? I've been doing a lot of reading and it looks like people are still having issues of getting the GT 200 series working 100% under a hackintosh. Thanks for the help.
  8. ClemsonJeeper

    Opinion on this Setup for Leopard?

    Sorry, just saw the sticky in this forum. Mods, please move to appropriate forum.
  9. So I'm trying to build a Hackintosh rig that will give me the least amount of headache. Not sure if that's even possible. Anyway, this is what I'm thinking sofar: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Video: EVGA GeForce GTX 285 1GB Memory: Corsair Dominator 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 Drive: WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10K RPM Is this a viable configuration to get everything working (sound/network/accelerated video/etc) under a vanilla leopard 10.5.7 install? I've been doing a lot of reading and it looks like people are still having issues of getting the GT 200 series working 100% under a hackintosh. Thanks for the help.
  10. I'm really trying to hold out for the Sandisk G3 SSD's that are supposed to be released "mid-2009". Supposedly have the performance of a "40,000RPM hard drive" when it comes to reads and writes. I wish the thing would hurry up and get released already.
  11. ClemsonJeeper

    Core i7 Motherboard for Hackintosh

    Yep, been over there too. Nearest I can figure is that the newer Nvidia gt200 series is supported now. So I was looking at getting a GT280 or GT285 board... I really want the new G3 Sandisk SSDs to come out to see what the performance is on those with Leopard/Snow.
  12. ClemsonJeeper

    Core i7 Motherboard for Hackintosh

    Yep, that's the board I've primarily been primarily looking at. The thread on this site is about 94 pages long right now (urgh). I've read the last 20 or so pages and it still looks like people have issues with it. I was wondering if there was any other board that would be more compatible, etc. Probably will be the board I go with. Video is a whole other story I'm sure. Ideally I'd like a card in the 200-300$ range that is fully compatible with OSX and capable of running a 30" LCD.
  13. So I've spent the past few days reading the loads of information here regarding different motherboards, video cards, RAM, etc combinations for creating a hackintosh. It's overwhelming. I am looking to buy a Core i7 920 processor with a minimum of 6GB triple channel memory, and am wondering which motherboard will give me the least headache getting running under OSX 10.5.7. Hopefully, booting a vanilla kernel and doing install off of 10.5.7 install disk. Can anyone make this recommendation? I know its also impossible to predict but one that would work well with Snow Leopard would be nice as well.
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