Monthly Archives: July 2015

Building a Hackintosh in 2015

So today I have installed OS X 10.10.4 on my computer that I did not buy from Apple, which essentially means that I have built myself a Hackintosh. Here is what I learnt during that process.

Update October 15: Updating to 10.10.5 was no problem at all through the Mac Appstore.

  1. Buy hardware that TonyMacx86 advises you to buy.
  2. Read the complete guide on how to install it on that page too.
  3. If you plan on installing multiple operating systems, get a separate hard drive for each. You are going to save yourself so much time.
  4. Unplug your card reader if you encounter any issues during the installation.
  5. At some time during the installation you will probably need bootflags. Here is what helped me install OS X with my GTX 960 G1 Gaming:
    nv_disable=1 GraphicsEnabler=No maxmem=4096
  6. If you have a GTX graphics card, see if you can install the Web Drivers provided by Nvidia.
  7. Do not screw around and select Mac Pro 6,1 in Multibeast. You will not get any benefits and your Nvidia Web Drivers will stop working. Use the nv_disable=1 bootflag if that has happened to you.

multibeast-customize

After quite some time and furiously purchasing another SSD since I couldn’t get OS X to install on my partitioned Windows SSD, here is what I achieved:

Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 23.12.58

 

Complete list of working parts:

  • Intel Core i5 4690K (LGA 1150, 3.50GHz, Unlocked)
  • ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER (LGA 1150, Z97, ATX)
  • HyperX Fury Black (2x, 8GB, DDR3-1866, DIMM 240)
  • Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming (GM206, 2GB)
  • Corsair Builder Series CX600 V3 (600W)
  • TP-LINK TL-WDN4800, Wireless N Dualband (PCI-E x1, 450Mbit/s)
  • Cooler Master Silencio 550 Matt (Midi Tower, Black)
  • be quiet! Dark Rock 3 (16cm)
  • AOC u3477Pqu (34”, 300cd/m², 3440 x 1440 Pixel, Black)
  • Samsung 850 EVO Basic (250GB, 2.5″)
  • HyperX Fury (120GB, 2.5”)