My name is Joshua Bedford, and I'm brand new to this community. It appears as though I have been missing out! I started over at hewhoshallnotbenamed's (from what I understand) website. I need some help!
I built my first (and only so far) hackintosh a little over 2 years ago (I think. haven't looked at exact dates). It has worked phenomenally, and was running my dual 27" displays perfectly for web development and video editing. The problem now is USB3.0, audio, and iMessage no longer work. iMessage was always spotty, but I need audio and USB3.0! It recognizes USB2.0 devices plugged into 3.0 ports, but not 3.0 devices (such as my 3TB external drive and usb hub).
My question is this: Based on the hardware below, would it be a good idea / compatible to wipe it and start over with high sierra and the newest bootloader powering it? The only data on the drive is the OS and a few programs. Nothing irreplaceable or difficult to replace. My main question is one of compatibility (I'm not very knowledgeable about this process).
Everything except the monitor (I moved to 2 curved 27") is still true. Please view that for any specific part numbers!
Let me know if more information is needed. I am willing to be helped in debugging the current system, but i wonder if installing high sierra would be easier.
P.S. I bent a few of the pins in the USB3.0 header that connects the front panel of my case. That wouldn't cause the entire system to reject USB3.0 right? I'm plugging directly into the motherboard not through that plug.
I know this is kind of broad, but if I build a workstation that's well supported on High Sierra now, how likely is it to still work well with the next major OSx release next fall?
If you had to guess, what % chance do I have of encountering major issues when trying to update next fall? The kinds of issues that would seriously interfere with my day to day work of photo and video editing? For example, kext/kernel panics (is that even a thing still?) or major pieces of hardware suddenly not being supported, and so on...
Has migrating your Hackintosh to the latest release has gotten easier in recent years? So for those of you who have been making builds for a while, is going from Sierra to High Sierra causing you fewer problems than Mavericks --> Yosemite for example or Yosemite --> El Capitan etc?
Sorry if this is a bit broad and ignorant, but I've been away from the forums for quite a while and just trying to get a sense of how "stable" and "future-proof" Hackintoshes are these days - compared to Apple's own desktops ...
I'm OK not updating incrementally ie v13.1 to v13.2 if I need to, but I'm worried about having to start completely from scratch with each new main version.
now that i have done with MaLd0n and some user´s help, some hackintosh , i want to start in
the laptops world. I have read some guides, issues and things that happens with laptops, so i want to buy
the best hardware that are in the market at May of 2017.
What are the best models of laptops for hackintosh that you like ?
(all i5,i7 are welcome xD)
I'm going to buy this graphic card Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX 970 G1. Do you think that is compatible with the motherboard (Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 TH) ? Do you know if it works good in a Dell U2715H at 2560x1440 ?
This is the whole setup I'm going to buy:
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 TH
CPU: Intel BX80662I76700K Box Core I7-6700K
CPU COOLER: Corsair Hydro H60 CW-9060007-WW
GRAPHIC: Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX 970 G1 Gaming Edition
RAM: Ballistix Sport LT Kit 32 GB (16 GBx2), DDR4, 2400 MT/s, (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin - BLS2C16G4D240FSC
WiFi+Bluetooth: Fenvi 802.11AC Desktop Wifi Card 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC Bluetooth 4.0
POWER SUPPLY: Corsair CX750M CP-9020061-EU, Serie CXM, 750W, Semi Modulare, 80 Plus
CASE: Corsair CC-9011014-WW Case Corsair Mid-Tower Carbide 300R
MONITOR: Dell 210-ADSH U2715H LCD
Am I buying something wrong?