Budget Workstation MacOS 10.14.1 build: z370 AORUS Gaming 5 - i5-8600K - RX 580 - UHD 630
flawless iGPU/dGPU integration, fast FCPX editing/rendering, great overall performance for ~$1200 / ~£1000
Update: updated WhateverGreen and Lilu, then updated OS to 10.14.3 and everything is fine! Even iMessage, which previously I hadn't been able to make work, is now working - possibly the update flushed the NVRAM?
I'm gonna come straight out and admit it - I used newb tools which are considered taboo on InsanelyMac, and so this isn't so much an installation guide as it is a green flag to anyone considering the same hardware. My first and previous Hackintosh project was just over ten years ago and this site was massively helpful, so this is my (very small) way of giving back.
CPU: Intel i5-8600K 3.6GHz hexacore (contains UHD 630 iGPU)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim (no paste needed, and fan facing front)
Mobo: GIGABYTE z370 AORUS Gaming 5 (WIFI)
RAM: 1x 8GB CORSAIR Vengeance LPX C16 2666MHz (in first slot)
GFX Card: Sapphire RX 580 NITRO+ SE
SATA: used ports 0, 1, 3, 5 (HDD problems when connected to port 4)
DVD Drive: generic
PSU: EVGA 500W Semi Modular (but you should get 650W!)
Case: CoolerMaster CM590 III
Fans: 2x stock case fans (one sucky on front, one blowy on back), 3x be quiet! BL046 120mm fans (two blowy on top, one sucky on front). Airflow near-perfectly balanced.
With the Clover configuration, you want to pay close attention to all things relating to graphics. There are some specific settings for ACPI, Boot, Devices and Graphics which should be copied exactly in order to get the iGPU and dGPU to work in perfect harmony. For instance, make sure you use ig-platform-id 59120003 rather than 59120000 if you want FCPX to be usable. With the right settings, FCPX will not only run, but run flawlessly.
I was not able to figure out how to make NVRAM/PRAM behave itself, and I got errors when I tried to issue relevant commands. As a result, I could not at first get iMessage to work properly. It worked once on my first installation attempt but not from subsequent attempts. This Clover configuration therefore has no consideration whatsoever toward iMessage reliability - however, iMessage ended up working somehow, anyway - I noticed it after I'd updated to 10.14.3 but this may just have been coincidence.
Onboard WiFi does not work. There is no driver for it. I'm using wired ethernet to a bridge router as it was cheaper than getting a compatible PCI card.
Audio is working well after I installed the z370 audio patch, then the ALC1220 codecs, then AppleALC.
With kexts for generic 3rd party SATA and generic 3rd party eSATA, my HDDs and DVD drive work perfectly well.
Sleep/Wake functions run perfectly. iCloud functions run perfectly. Shutdown leaves the mobo LEDs on, annoyingly.
My USB 3 ports seem to suffer from low power output, and I don't know why.
Overall, this system appears to run about as well under MacOS 10.14 Mojave as it does under Windows 7. I would solidly recommend this build to anyone looking to build a computer for workstation purposes, on a budget.
Hello everyone, I just installed highsierra on my notebook with help by Maldon and Mirone.
I have almost everything working, missing only a few details:
- I think I have a lot of kexts i do not use
- HDMI Audio not working
- the screen turns black after sleep
- boot takes more then a minute
can anybody help me?
folder with SendMe, Clover and IOREG: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xPTVrHVL4Z_Dh3oeDMpQ7EQKHsigBWC2?usp=sharing
Right guys I'm off to NY in the next couple of weeks right around black friday. i live in the uk, so am going to take advantage of the cheaper hardware when I'm over. and buy a new laptop or 2 in 1, to replace my now elderly acer 5742.
I need the following specs, 6th or 5th gen i5/core M 8gb ram, and full HD screen at a minimum (photoshop and illustrator are my living) a working trackpad (I see a lot of laptops have issues here) and swappable or compatible wi-fi.. i don't mind switching a card out or inserting a new one into a m.2 slot, but don't want a external inelegant dongle solution. and something that isn't a house brick. so slimmer the better. the budget isn't huge.. hence looking in sales for a last gen model. something between $400 to $800 max.
I am comfortable with fiddling with bios settings, editing kext's, running scripts etc, but the results have to be stable, and the machine useable day to day.It will be a second machine as I have a very stable skylake desktop I built around 10 months ago.
I have done a lot of reading on various hackintoshing sites, but a lot of the info is for older laptops that are not currently available new, or they seem to have major issues with soldered in wi-fi, and wonky trackpads. and as my time is running short, I figured it be easier to just ask what currently works and can be purchased. so if you can provide a make and model number and any changes that need to be done to get sierra installed. and if you have a link to a big retailer.. even better.
I'm trying to install OSX El Capitan on my laptop all the time. I have a laptop with a Intel CORE i5 430M Arrandale CPU and first generation Intel HD Graphics. The problem is the graphics card. I have deleted the kext for the graphics card to install El Capitan. After installing it boots also without error messages, but then comes a graphic error. The graphics error was already before I had deleted the Kext before installing. The graphics error should not come, however, if I had deleted the kext?
I can install OSX successfully, but when booting comes a graphic error.
I have also searched the Internet for solutions. The solutions I had found only work after a successful boot.
I have tried it with other graphics kext, but without success.