This is not my first hackintosh, but this will be the first time to create a hackintosh with thunderbolt.
First of all, i have read some info about MoBos with Thunderbolt, but im a bit confused.
I need to create a working hackintosh with Thunderbolt 2/3 .
At this moment i know that we got 2 options (Correct me if im wrong),
-we can get one MoBo and ad a Pcie Card with thunderbolt (only if the chipset is compatible)
-we can get one MoBo with thunderbolt integrated via USB-C connectors (like the new Macbook Pro)
What are the possible MoBos that have integrated Thunderbolt vía USB (or directly thundelbolt ports)?
I have read a lot of buyers guides from some webs , but a lot of that MoBos with thunderbolt enabled, are "discontinued" or without stock
Should we only choose Gigabyte MoBos?
I Have been too looking at Gigabyte website, and seems that the Chipset Z170 its the only one with Thunderbolt (vía USB-C)
It's been about 3 or 4 years since I built my first, and so far only hackingtosh. I did so fallowing a guide written by good guy ^Andy^, witch came with hardware recommendations. I now feel it's time for me to upgrade to a faster system to keep up with heavier work loads. I'm strongly considering building a hackingtosh around the new i7-6700K Skylake processor, but I haven't come across guides for this type of processor. I was wondering if any of you could recommend me a motherboard that's compatible and that won't become a hassle when trying to install OS X. Also, if there's a guide you know of, please let me know.
I'm a linux guy so I'm not afraid to get down and dirty here. With that said my current project is to install osx86 onto this server motherboard and get the 8800gts working with QE/CL. I currently have a working system with Ethernet but no sound or DVD drive. The DVD drive wont reconize and I did not yet install a sound card. I am using the chocolate_kernel and do not need any boot flag to boot up. The real problem is the graphics. If I can get this up I don't care about DVD or sound.
Intel Server mobo (I think this is the board)
Dual Processor - Dual Core 3.0Ghz
4GB DDR2 - 800Mhz
8800gts 320mb [g80]
320GB - Portable HDD (for sandboxing/installing)
iPortable Snow Leopard 10.6.2 - chocolate_kernel
The 8800gts 320mb [G80] will not install. No QE/CL, no hardware acceleration. No Front Row. I have tried the following:
OSX86 Tools EFI tool
GraphicsEnable.pkg (or something rather. I can get the exact name)
Deleted Framebuffer.kext & installing the kexts that come with iPortable Snow
I have tried 3 different EFI strings that I all found online. iPortable Snow comes with NVinject and NVenabler but they are pkg and I cannot find any documentation on them on the internet. Funny thing about the EFI strings, they install to a directory NOT in Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist . I have to copy the plist from a different directory where EFI Studio and OSX86 Tools spits it out and copy it to the Extras folder.
Please help I am 5 days into this and I have lost sleep over it thinking I am 'almost there' with each step. Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated!