New ASRock motherboards now reliable for hackintoshing

Whatever ASRock did for their Kabylake motherboard lineup has made them super easy to get working as a Mac Hackintosh. I’ve been using an ASRock H270-ITX/ac as part of my new mini hackintosh build  for a couple days now.

It’s proving itself to be very reliable for a hackintosh. I’ve experienced no hiccups and I’m impressed with how  smooth it runs in day to day use. I dare say that I prefer it for a hackintosh over ASUS and Gigabyte motherboards, which is what I’ve been using for all my previous builds. I even feel like it runs just a little bit better than my Gigabyte Z270-D3H Hackintosh

In the past ASRock motherboards were not very good for building  a successful hackintosh. They were plagued with problems and sleep would never work without issues. That appears to no longer be the case, whatever they did now makes puts them up there with Gigabyte for making a golden hackintosh build. ASRock also prices their motherboards lower than Gigabyte and more so ASUS.

ASRock Hackintosh Guide

I will be posting a guide shortly on my ASROCK H270-ITX mac hackintosh build. Surprising sleep works OOB. I didn’t need to make any changes to the config.plist, not even darkwake=0 was required. Of course a graphics card is needed to get sleep working. As all hackintoshers know sleep won’t work on the integrated Intel  HD530/HD630 graphics.

When I post the guide it will likely work for different ASRock motherboards. If you want  a motherboard thats bigger and badder than the one I picked that’s fine. It’s likely to work as long as you stick to ASRock’s 200 series motherboards since they  are all very similar.

UPDATE: The guide has been posted here ASRock H270-ITX/AC Hackintosh Build Guide

ASRock Compatibility List

Will Work:

ITX Form Factor

ASRock H270-ITX/ac (***Personally Tested Works OOB***) – $101
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157737
https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-H270M-ITX-ac-Motherboard/dp/B01N1MOJE4

ASRock Fata1ty Z270-ITX  (***Will work may require darkwake=0***) – $161
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157752
https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Motherboard-Z270-Gaming-ITX/dp/B01MU7LK85

ASRock Z270M-ITX/ac – $119
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813157742
https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Z270M-ITX-ac-Motherboard/dp/B01N1MOFKZ

Likely to work:

ATX Form Factor

ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6 – $169
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813157739
https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Motherboard-Motherboards-Z270-Gaming/dp/B01MXSLHG9

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 – $119
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157749
https://www.amazon.com/ASROCK-H270-PERFORMANCE-Intel-Illumination/dp/B01MU7LME5/

ASRock Z270 TAICHI – $209
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157754
https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Z270-Taichi-Motherboard/dp/B01MU7LLGW

ASRock Z270 Extreme 4 -$145
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157738
https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Z270-Extreme4-Motherboard/dp/B01NBEX0EK

ASRock Z270 KILLER SLI/AC – $139
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157746
https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Z270-KILLER-SLI-Motherboards/dp/B01N6NWA0L

mATX Form Factor

ASRock Z270M EXTREME 4 – $149
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157743
https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Motherboard-Motherboards-Z270M-Extreme4/dp/B01N7CKVW9

ASRock Fatal1ty H270M – $99
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157744
https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-FATAL1TY-H270M-PERFORMANCE-Motherboard/dp/B01N59PMVB

ASRock Z270M Pro 4 – $115
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157741
https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Motherboard-Motherboards-Z270M-PRO4/dp/B01N1MOFKV

ASRock H270M Pro4 – $85
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157736
https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Motherboard-Motherboards-H270M-PRO4/dp/B01MQQEWR7

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misaki13
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misaki13

Awesome! I’d buy an Asrock motherboard for my Intel i7 7700 🙂

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ndit

can i make hackintosh on my asrock B250 fatality chipset ?