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sekndz

My upcoming hackingtosh build.

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Hello guys! I bought new computer parts about a month ago and since my new processor is Intel (Old one was AMD) i'm new to Intel hackintoshing.

My new rig:

Intel Core i7-4770K

MSi Z87-G45 Gaming

Kingston 2 X 4GB 1600MHz

MSi Cyclone GTX 460 (I know this will work OOB in mavericks)

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

XFX 550W

 

So what i want to get from this topic would be some help to prevent incoming problems, one thing that i know what will give me a headache could be that Killer E2200 ethernet driver, and yea my old build had regular bios and now i have UEFI. Is there something big difference between normal and uefi? 

Thanks already! -skndz

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Hi - skndz

 

I think you are onto a great system build. Now. I have been lead to believe that Gigabyte motherboards are the closest to Apple motherboards so the one Hack I  have built is an older Legacy BIOS EX58-UD5 motherboard. I am looking at building a new unit next month. 

 

I am looking forward to a UEFI based BIOS in my next build. I would like to get a Haswell 1150 motherboard with the fastest i7 CPU and about 32GB RAM. I like Gigabyte boards and the GA-Z87X-UD5 or UD7 board with Thunderbolt is my choice.

 

Now about BIOS and UEFi - UEFI is the way Apple boards work and it gives faster boot times when configured with a UEFI bootloader like Clover. Clover allows the PC to act much like an Apple computer than does Chameleon bootloader.

 

Now, when I built my first Hack with 10.6, I used Kakewalk 3.1 to load the OS from a USB loaded with Snow Leopard. This time I am ungrading my current PC with Mavericks using Clover bootloader.

 

I have found the best way to load a USB stick with 10.6 is using a MacWorld procedure to use Disk Utility. I have also loaded Mavericks with Disk utility and the MacOS Terminal to load Clover into the GUID formatted USB.

 

If you have an Apple computer with Lion or Mountain Lion there is a much easier way to load the OS to a USB, but you really need an Apple computer to make these happen. One other issue, that may be resolved by now but a Boot drive larger than 500GB can cause booting problems.

 

Finally, I would NOT advise you to use TonyMacX86 to load your computer. DiskMaker X will do a great job of loading 10.7 or 10.8 but loading 10.9 (you need to be running at least 10.7 to load Mavericks with DiskMaker X)

 

I hope some of this helps you along the way.

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Hey,

 

One other point I forgot to mention. I tried Myhack installer and running 10.6.8 it destroyed my MacBook Pro's ability to boot up.

 

It wrote files to my booted hard drive instead of the USB stick. I was forced to reload my MBPro from the original Snow Leopard install DVD. WHAT A MESS!

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Hey,

 

One other point I forgot to mention. I tried Myhack installer and running 10.6.8 it destroyed my MacBook Pro's ability to boot up.

 

It wrote files to my booted hard drive instead of the USB stick. I was forced to reload my MBPro from the original Snow Leopard install DVD. WHAT A MESS!

 

Because you failed to read the instructions and selected your Mac HDD as the target HDD. 

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No - I'm afraid I DID select the USB from a drop down menu. Some other folks had similar problems because of the naming order of the load-to devices and on my MBPro running 10.6.8 (even though I chose to load the USB, it loaded them into the Volumes area of MacOS 10.

 

After that, my computer would not reboot. I had to start all over and reload Snow Leopard and everything else again.

 

My opinion of myHack is not a good one at this time.

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