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First Hackintosh ever and first PC build in a very long time. Initial setup worked OOB, but tweaking—especially Thunderbolt—was somewhat painful at times. I hope this helps others too :)

 

I set this up for video production and image processing, not for gaming, so some parts of the system might look wimpy and others will be overkill. Also, I plan to dial back some of the overclocking; these settings are as far as I could go.

 

The links are meant to see the exact same product as I used, but are not affiliate links—nor do I endorse anything. I'm just sending you to places where you can see what I tried and used.

 

 

CoffeeLake 8700k (5.4 GHz multi-core O.C.)

 

GeekBench scores

 

Single-core / Multi-core 7,153 / 33,395 (all-time high: 34,110)

 

 

GTX1080 w/ UHD630

OpenCL 182,576

Metal 193,459

CUDA 226,413

 

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Cinebench R15

160 fps / 1,744 cb / 229 cb

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LuxBall (default compiler settings)

20,935

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Heaven / Valley

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Note that all numbers vary a little on each run. Also, my system is not “bare bones,” and I have schedulers and extensions running in the background, which can influence results as well. Cf. screenshots for multiple runs.

 

 

 

Core Build

 

  1. Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117827, $389.99
  2. Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 rev. 1.0 BIOS F5h, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813145036, $219.99
  3. G.Skill TridentZ 4x 16GB DDR4 CL16 — F4-3200C16D-32GTZSK, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232415, $479.99 (total), O.C. at 3300
  4. EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming iCX 11GHz — 08G-P4-6686-KR, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487319, $549.99, top PCIe 16x slot — O.C. 2113 MHz (see note below)
  5. Fenvi FV9801 802.11AC WiFi / Bluetooth PCIe card, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0734FNBW8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $17.99, middle PCIe 1x slot
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Expanded Build

  1. Vantec 2 Channel 4-Port SATA 6Gbps PCIe — UGT-ST622, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008AEBY1W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $20.60, top PCIe 1x slot
  2. Gigabyte GC-Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt 3 PCIe, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019955RNQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $70.00, bottom PCIe 16x slot — has to go there and no where else; invalidates lower M.2 slot.

 

Overclock Settings (Delidded CPU)

  1. Dr. Delid PROFESSIONAL tool for Kaby Lake, Skylake und Coffee Lake processors, https://shop.aquacomputer.de/product_info.php?products_id=3663, $35.20
  2. Arctic Silver Arcticlean Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET), https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100010, $8.99
  3. Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Thermal Grease Paste - 1.0 Gram, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A9KIGSI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $14.89
  4. Gorilla Super Glue Brush & Nozzle, 10 g, Clear, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A7AVQKA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $3.19

 

 

BIOS Settings

 

cf. screenshots; I have deliberately not included full O.C. settings; for the record, this is not something that I encourage and I am therefore not responsible in any way, shape, or form for any bad outcomes you may experience. Just sayin’…

 

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Drives - Boot

  1. Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 PCIe 1TB — MZ-V6E1T0BW, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147595, $399.99, boot with MacOS, top M.2 slot under thermal shield
  2. WD Blue 3D M.2 SATA 500GB — WDS500G2B0B, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820250091, $164.99, boot with Win10, middle M.2 slot
  3. LG 14x SATA Blu-Ray internal burner OEM — WH14NS40, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136250, $19.99, to boot with CDs

 

Drives - Other

  1. Toshiba OCZ RD400 NVMw M.2 PCIe 256GB — RVD400-M22280-256G, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G3HLP0C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $134.99
  2. Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB SATA III — MZ-75E500B/AM, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147373, $129.99
  3. Toshiba X300 6TB SATA Internal, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149629, $169.99
  4. StarTech USB 3.0 Internal Multi-Card Reader with UHS-II Support, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011NLXC5O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $29.36
  5. StarTech 3.5-Inch to 5.25-Inch Floppy Mounting Kit Bracket (Black Plastic), https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HLZXH2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $6.26, needed to install Multi-Card reader
  6. COSMOS desktop computer ATX/MATX companion, blank drawer rack (5.25"), for computer accessories/storage devices, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006VAD2C6/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $11.74

 

Case / Power / Cooling

  1. Corsair Carbide 330R Titanium Edition CC-9011071-WW Black Steel, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139053, $79.99
  2. Corsair Carbide Series 300R Left side panel with dual 120mm/140mm fan mounts, black, http://www.corsair.com/en-us/300r-left-side-panel-with-dual-120mm-140mm-fan-mounts-black, $9.99
  3. Corsair HX1200 Platinum — CP-9020140-NA, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139205, $179.99 (overkill, but I got a deal on it)
  4. G.Skill FTB-3500C5-DR, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1K64263994, $20.74, on DDR4
  5. Corsair Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler, w/ Liquid Metal (see Delid note), https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019955RNQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $139.99, under top lid
  6. Corsair ML140 CO-9050044-WW 140mm Premium Magnetic Levitation PWM Fan BLACK (2-Pack), https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181111, $29.99
  7. 3x Phanteks PH-CB-Y4P 4.3" 4 Pin PWM- Y Splitter Fan Cable Female to Male, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812987008, $14.97 (total)
  8. SilverStone 140mm Fan Filter with Magnet for Case Fan/Power Supply Fan and Panel Air Vent FF141B (Black), https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GGUASG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $10.97, screwed onto the outside of the ventilated 300R panel
  9. SilverStone 21-Inch x 15-Inch 4mm Thick 2-Piece Sound Dampening Acoustic EP0M Silent Foam SF01 (Black), https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0040JHMH6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1,$15.99, stuck on inside of 300R ventilated panel for sound proofing (original 330R panel has foam on it)
  10. 6 x 140mm Corsair fans (including H115i), 1 x 120mm Corsair fan, PSU has own built-in fan

 

Mistakes / Lessons Learned

  • CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm; not a real mistake, but I got a better deal on the H115i, which has a very high thermal capacity, so I decided to future-proof.
  • WBTUO LM900 Micro USB3.0 TO M.2 PCI-E SSD Enclosure NGFF M-KEY PCIE Support AHCI for 2230 2242 2260 2280 SSD; I got it for an extra M-key PCIe SSD that I had. It turns out that this item cannot host NVMe, which wasn’t stated up front.
  • PwrLink Adpt Graphics Cd Acces 600-PL-2816-LR ; angled power-bracket for EVGA 1080, worked great with regular 330R panel, but when I decided to install a ventilated 300R panel with fans, the bracket and the fans interfered. So I took it out.
  • The bottom PCI 1x slot shares/blocks a SATA connector. That is not documented in the manual and I therefore got the Vantec card to compensate for the lost SATA Ports
  • Installing the Alpine Ridge card essentially voids the lower M.2 slot. It should share bandwidth, but apparently the Alpine Ridge card only runs at 4x, so you have to leave the lower M.2 slot empty for Thunderbolt to work.
  • Installing a USB 3.1 Gen 2 header cable (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAE4P6PP9074) will deactivate Thunderbolt. Not only that, it will reset any driver memory. If you have Thunderbolt working, do not touch that connector. Just don’t.
  • Mailiya PCI-E to Type-C + A 5-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Mini PCI-E USB 3.0 Hub Controller Adapter with Internal 20-Pin Connector; https://www.amazon.com/Mailiya-Express-Connector-Controller-Internal/dp/B01MQ5R7I1; crashed MacOS or isn’t recognized at all, depending on BIOS settings. Uses NEC uPD720201 chipset. 
  • ORICO USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Hub Controller Adapter Card with 2 Rear USB 3.0 Hosts and Internal USB 3.0 with 15PIN Power Connector, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1DS0DV6321; crashes windows at boot with blue screen; ORICO paid lip service and were useless. Likely uses ViaLab VLI chipset.
  • SilverStone USB 3.1 Gen 2.0 PCIe with internal 19-pin connector — ECU05, ˚https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HZ0XVJO/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, $47.99, middle PCIe 16x slot (needs 2x slot or above, based on ASMedia ASM1142 controller) needed to power multi-card reader in addition to Carbide 330R front panel ports. Great card, highly recommended, but in my case, it took a slot that dropped the GPU to 8x, so I had to find a 1x PCI solution.
  • Thunderbolt: boot into Windows and connect a Thunderbolt device; I used an OWC TB 2 dock. When recognized, reboot into Mac OS X; I used a G-Drive TB 2 drive for that, as the OWC didn’t show up. Once the G-Drive showed up, I was able to hot-add the dock. No issues since (aside from using the internal USB 3.1 Gen 2 header, which led to a big mess; see next item). Note that if you disconnect the computer from power, you will have to boot into Windows again and connect a Thunderbolt device again prior to booting into Mac OS X.
  • Chenyang USB 3.1 Front Panel Header to USB 3.0 20Pin Header Extension Cable 20cm for ASUS Motherboard, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAE4P6PP9074&ignorebbr=1, $18.88; replaced SilverStone board for internal 19-pin, freeing up one 16x PCIe slot. This disables the Thunderbolt header, as reported in other forums (and if you even try that port, you will have to go through the whole Thunderbolt install process again…). I also tried a header splitter cable, https://www.moddiy.com/products/20%252dPin-USB-3.0-Internal-Header-Y-Splitter-Cable-%2812cm%29.html, but that didn't work either.

 

 

Systems / OS

MacOS 10.13.2 [17C205] “High Sierra” — all Mac drives are Journaled Extended MacOS (JHFS+); no APFS. [uPDATE: now on 10.13.3 [17D47; see below about issues]

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

 

 

Clover

Clover Bootloader 2.4 4269 [uPDATE: now 4380 and OsxAptioFix3Drv]

Clover Configurator 4.60.0.0

 

Running as: iMac 18,3

EFI attached (sans Serial #)

 

To get TB running without boot process freezing, I had to add:

Remove EmuVariableUefi

Connect only one screen (add all you want later)

Acpi: FixRegions: True

Boot: slide=0 [KSLR disabled]

 

Manual addition of kexts to 'other' folder.

 

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Other Tools that Saved my Skin

SoftRAID, https://www.softraid.com, for my external RAID5 backup server.

DiskWarrior, https://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/, as I had quite a few corrupted directories during crashes. Also, the main reason I will not switch to APFS for now.

 

 

Kexts (all in EFI/Clover/kexts/Other) [uPDATE: Since then running all latest versions; will not not be updating this list]

 

AppleALC.kext 1.2.2

AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext 2.2.2

CodecCommander.kext 2.6.3

FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext 6.26-322-g1b20eab7.1765

FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext 6.26-322-g1b20eab7.1765

FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext 6.26-322-g1b20eab7.1765

FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext 6.26-322-g1b20eab7.1765

FakeSMC.kext 6.26-322-g1b20eab7.1765

IntelGraphicsFixup.kext 1.2.1

IntelMausiEthernet.kext 2.3.0

Lilu.kext 1.2.1

NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext 1.2.1

RealtekRTL8111.kext 2.2.1

Shiki.kext 2.2.0

USBInjectAll.kext 0.6.2

XHCI-200-series-injector.kext 0.5.0

 

 

Works

  1. WiFi
  2. Bluetooth (with Apple keyboard and MagicTrack Pad 2; see note below)
  3. Logitech Anywere MX mouse (with receiver)
  4. UHD630 Acceleration (see image)
  5. Audio (back panel and front panel)
  6. USB 3.0; tested with BlackMagic Disk Speed Test and Samsung Portable T3 SSD 1TB
  7. iMessage
  8. iCloud
  9. FaceTime
  10. Continuity / Handoff
  11. AppStore
  12. Universal Copy/Paste
  13. Eject key with DVD reader
  14. Thunderbolt
  15. Dual Boot
  16. Power Management
  17. UPS (mine is a CyberPower)
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Not Working

  1. Overclocking on EVGA 1080 FTW 2; see note below.
  2. Cannot get a signal on the iGPU connectors (in ig-platform 0x5912000 config); ghost monitor appears in Displays and monitor turns out, but remains dark. Currently running with ig-plaftform 0x5912003.
  3. PCI boards shows as pci8xxx in Profiler; no names. Don’t think GPU shows either.
  4. Thunderbolt does not appear in profile.
  5. 10-bit display; perhaps need Vega FE for that. [uPDATE: added a Quadro P400; all good now with OpenGL display]

 

Jury Still Out

  1. Sleep / Hibernate; the System Preferences : Energy panel is rather minimalistic. For example, Power Nap doesn’t show up. [update: was told that that might be because I am connected via Wi-Fi and not RJ45; either way, I don't need it and set Darkwake=no]
  2. USB ports; still have to map out unused out; my Anker USB hub shows as a 2.0, but I thought it was a 3.0. Need to investigate that further. [update: hub works fine; what I was seeing was—correctly—a USB 2.0 device plugged into it; 3.0 devices work as they should.]
  3. Booting with all 3 monitors on sometimes causes the 1080 to flicker and then hang. If I boot with two of them and then turn on the SW320 after login (I can leave it connected though), all is fine.

 

Notes

  1. TrackPad 2 doesn’t allow me to tap-drag. I can double tap, but I have to click-drag.
  2. NVIDIA 378.10.10.10.25.104 & CUDA 387.99. Installed NVIDIA web drivers using SIP procedure. Later installed CUDA 8.x and updated through CUDA System Pane (Control Panel). [uPDATE: Updated MacOS to 10.13.3 and driver 156; hangs on boot; reverted to 104 with nvdiaweb_patcher and all good now; even recognized both Quadro and GeForce]
  3. Pump was configured with CorsairLink in Windows and settings saved to device. Works for me, but use at your own peril!
  4. EVGA 1080 apparently doesn’t store OC settings in memory; you have to either ( a ) reset every time or ( b ) flash to BIOS.  For ( a ) there is no software that I can find for MacOS; maybe someone knows how to port Nvidiux or similar utilities for command-line setup. For ( b ), NVIDIA apparently have locked Pascal boards for BIOS mods, so you can’t set up the board in Windows, flash it, and maintain settings in MacOS X.

 

Benchmarks, snapshots, BIOS settings (partial), and config (serial changed) are attached.

 

 

Many thanks to @joevt for advice and ideas while dealing with Thunderbolt and to @glasgood for a terrific guide when it came to fine-tuning.

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power nap may not show up because of a darkwake flag in clover, from my experience.

anker usb 3 hub was problem for my hacks and real mac with sleep, the computer would wake up straight away with reason "?" so that might save you a few reboots :) was driving me nuts on a real Mac Pro and broken sleep until i unplugged it lol

 

 

if you post for help re: USB3 there are some helpful guys here with a lot more skill than me

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Hi. I am currently building a Hackintosh with the same processor and motherboard.

 

Everything is working fine and still needs adjustments, except for the sound.

I have noticed that you have on one list a VoodooHDA.kext (on the screenshot), but not on your final textual list of kexts ... What is the status ?

 

I only installed the RealtekRTL8111.kext version 2.2.1 and after trying all the possible injection code 11, 1, 2, 5, 7, I came up only with stereo sound. I would like to get the 5.1 output on the rear motherboard jacks but cannot get it. I have seen on your screenshot that you did get 7.1 output. How did you did it ?

 

All I've seen in the details of my installation is only stereo sound across all type of output including digital optical.

 

I have the 5.1 speakers from Logitec and they don't take optical sound in.

 

Do you have some insight to share on how you got the 7.1 output from the motherboard ? Is it related to the voodoo  kext ?

 

Thanks for your possible help.

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Hi,

Nice setup!

 

I was wondering, does the WebGL Water demo run smoothly for you? (also curious to hear from others with 10 series NVIDIA cards on Sierra / High Sierra)

http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/

 

I'm seeing subtle lags/stutter as described in my post here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/332311-partial-success-but-with-random-graphics-lags-video-included-coffeelake-1080-ti/

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Hi. I am currently building a Hackintosh with the same processor and motherboard.

 

Everything is working fine and still needs adjustments, except for the sound.

I have noticed that you have on one list a VoodooHDA.kext (on the screenshot), but not on your final textual list of kexts ... What is the status ?

 

I only installed the RealtekRTL8111.kext version 2.2.1 and after trying all the possible injection code 11, 1, 2, 5, 7, I came up only with stereo sound. I would like to get the 5.1 output on the rear motherboard jacks but cannot get it. I have seen on your screenshot that you did get 7.1 output. How did you did it ?

 

All I've seen in the details of my installation is only stereo sound across all type of output including digital optical.

 

I have the 5.1 speakers from Logitec and they don't take optical sound in.

 

Do you have some insight to share on how you got the 7.1 output from the motherboard ? Is it related to the voodoo  kext ?

 

Thanks for your possible help.

 

Yes, I installed Voodoo HDA following Glasgood's guide (pinned in forums), rebooted, and the ports appeared. I have not physically hooked up that setup, so I cannot guarantee that 7.1 actually would output 7.1. All I can say is that I now see the ports.

Hi,

Nice setup!

 

I was wondering, does the WebGL Water demo run smoothly for you? (also curious to hear from others with 10 series NVIDIA cards on Sierra / High Sierra)

http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/

 

I'm seeing subtle lags/stutter as described in my post here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/332311-partial-success-but-with-random-graphics-lags-video-included-coffeelake-1080-ti/

 

Thanks! I'll have to try. For now, I ran into issues when updating to 10.13.3 with NVIDIA 156. Had to revert to 13.3 and 104, but now I get occasional black screens on boot (in Muti-Screen mode) and yesterday, Airdrop, iMessages, and Handoff suddenly disappeared. I'll try WebGL after I figure out how to boot back into the hack and get Airdrop going :)

 

 

Update: I tried the WebGL page. Maybe I have too many tabs open and maybe I don't have the right extensions. It plays for about 2 seconds and then displays "script error". Tried it in Safari.

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Cool! Does Bluetooth keyboard work in bios with your BT/wifi module?

 

Nope. Note that I use a Logitech Flow Keyboard and Mouse (via BT), so that might have something to do with it.

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Nope. Note that I use a Logitech Flow Keyboard and Mouse (via BT), so that might have something to do with it.

 

Ok i see. Then i gonna go for this one i think:

http://www.osxwifi.com/apple-broadcom-bcm94360cd-802-11-a-b-g-n-ac-bluetooth-4-0-with-adapter-for-pc-hackintosh

 

Supports Apple bluetooth keyboard in BIOS/UEFI or Bootloader

NO spare keyboard needed to be able to get to BIOS/UEFI or in Bootloader

Native Airdrop Support

 

Next is to get TB3 working. Need to get the Alpine card first.

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Hi, I used your config to start my new hackintosh. 
Same mobo, RAM, CPU, but the GPU is a 1070 instead. But I'm not doing any OC by now. 
I bought the same pci cards (I really need e-sata for external HDDs and thunderbolt for a blackmagic intensity extreme and a lacie external HDD). 
I could make the install without major issues. Newest clover and your listed kexts and High Sierra .4. Same BIOS version and settings. 
My issues now: 

- CG Alpine Ridge not recognized. I saw you booted in windows before, I'll begin my windows installation soon, but I need another HDD. But I saw in another forum a guy could boot into mac directly and the card works. Do you have any updates? 

 

- Can't use my external HDDs from e-sata card. I put in the PCIe 1x lane 1 as you said and tried different slots. no success. 

 

- the fenvi wi-fi/BT doesn't works too. But I tested it in another hack with sierra and doesn't works there too. I think it's a faulty card. 
 

- my back panel audio is not working. I have audio in the front panel, but it's not a major issue because my main audio output is through balckmagic (when I put the thunderbolt to work...)

I really appreciate any help!

Thanks in advance 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 1/23/2018 at 4:22 PM, outdoormagic said:

To get TB running without boot process freezing, I had to add:

Remove EmuVariableUefi

Connect only one screen (add all you want later)

Acpi: FixRegions: True

Boot: slide=0 [KSLR disabled]

Hey man!

 

Great build, I have a very similar setup and I'm fighting with my intermittent Thunderbolt. I have the exact issue that you had of having to boot into Windows to have the device recognized, then relogin to macos. 

 

Could you explain the above steps for me in a little more detail? This being my first dip into Hackintosh I'm not sure what you're referring to here.

 

Thanks in advance!

Andrew

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On 5/10/2018 at 11:57 AM, Carungaua said:

Hi, I used your config to start my new hackintosh. 
Same mobo, RAM, CPU, but the GPU is a 1070 instead. But I'm not doing any OC by now. 
I bought the same pci cards (I really need e-sata for external HDDs and thunderbolt for a blackmagic intensity extreme and a lacie external HDD). 
I could make the install without major issues. Newest clover and your listed kexts and High Sierra .4. Same BIOS version and settings. 
My issues now: 

- CG Alpine Ridge not recognized. I saw you booted in windows before, I'll begin my windows installation soon, but I need another HDD. But I saw in another forum a guy could boot into mac directly and the card works. Do you have any updates? 

 

I have not tried booting directly, although I have heard that some MSI cards can do that. Just got into the habit of booting in Win10 first. I'll have to try a direct boot again, as I have made changes to my system.

 

 

On 5/10/2018 at 11:57 AM, Carungaua said:

- Can't use my external HDDs from e-sata card. I put in the PCIe 1x lane 1 as you said and tried different slots. no success. 

 

One issue I had is that I had to leave the bottom 1x slot empty, as it shares the bandwidth with SATA internal connectors (disables 0 or 1, don't remember exactly). The TB slot (bottom) also shares lanes with M.2 connector, so you cannot put anything in the bottom M.2 slot.

 

 

On 5/10/2018 at 11:57 AM, Carungaua said:

- the fenvi wi-fi/BT doesn't works too. But I tested it in another hack with sierra and doesn't works there too. I think it's a faulty card. 
 

 

I have moved to an OSX Wifi card, as I was having lag issues. Turned out that my Fenvi was indeed fine, but interference with BT came from USB drives. (if you search forums, you will find it). I moved the external drives and things are better. No issues with WiFi side on either card.

 

 

On 5/10/2018 at 11:57 AM, Carungaua said:

- my back panel audio is not working. I have audio in the front panel, but it's not a major issue because my main audio output is through balckmagic (when I put the thunderbolt to work...)

 

I used Voodoo HDA. Some say it isn't required, but I don't see the ports without it. Note that I don't have a 5.1 system, so I haven't been able to check every connector, but most work and show up in the sound menu. My main audio, however, is a Behringer UDC404 USB interface.

 

On 5/10/2018 at 11:57 AM, Carungaua said:


I really appreciate any help!

Thanks in advance 

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For future reference, you might want to consider blacking out your serial number. :)

 

 

12 hours ago, Orks11 said:

Hey man!

 

Great build, I have a very similar setup and I'm fighting with my intermittent Thunderbolt. I have the exact issue that you had of having to boot into Windows to have the device recognized, then relogin to macos. 

 

Could you explain the above steps for me in a little more detail? This being my first dip into Hackintosh I'm not sure what you're referring to here.

 

Thanks in advance!

Andrew

 

Could you give me a little more information? What is your build are what is "similar?"

 

Which steps do you need more information on?

 

I will say that I recently switched to a Vega card and that solved many of my boot issues.

 

 

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Hi, thanks for your answer. 

Actually the problem with the sata card was just a matter of jumpers! I was trying to use the external esata ports so I just changed the jumpers in the board and everything works fine now. my mistake, sorry.

I tried the audio with the latest voodoohda but just worked for me with a previous version.

I think the only issue now is the shutdown. the system reboots after the shutdown. the same happens in Windows! 

I think I had to edit the dsdt but it's a new world for me. do you have this shutdown problem?

thanks again for your post, helped a lot.

 

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I have tried searching for the issue with USB 3.1 Gen2 header disabling thunderbolt. Is this specific to Hackintosh or does it happen in windows too?

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