GIGABYTE AORUS GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 Hackintosh Guide

I successfully made a hackintosh with macOS 10.12.4 Sierra installed out of a Gigabyte Aorus Z270X Kabylake motherboard I got Sleep/Wake, Graphics, Ethernet, Sound and pretty much everything working without issues on this GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 hackintosh. The only thing I haven’t tested or enabled in BIOS was thunderbolt because I have no thunderbolt devices that I use, however the USB 3 speeds work over the USB-C port just fine with my Kingston USB-C flash drive

I choose the AORUS K5 motherboard over the others, because of the price point that was under $200 and the fact that it had black shielding instead of white like the other AORUS motherboards do, which I will say looks really good in person with black cases. My build uses all hackintosh compatible build parts. If you want to build a hackintosh using different parts that’s fine, just make sure your RAM module is on the list of compatible RAM for whatever particular motherboard you buy. The Corsair Vengeance LPX will work on pretty much every Gigabyte hackintosh build smoothly which is why I picked it.

Build Parts

Intel i7-7700k CPU
Intel Core i7-7700K Quad-Core Processor
Amazon – Intel Core i7-7700K
Newegg – Intel Core i7-7700K

Intel i7-7700k CPU
Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 Motherboard
Amazon – GA-Z270X-Gaming K5
Newegg – GA-Z270X-Gaming K5

Intel i7-7700k CPU
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Amazon – Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB
Newegg – Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB

Intel i7-7700k CPU
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SSC GAMING ACX 3.0, 4GB
Amazon – EVGA GTX 1050 Ti
Newegg – EVGA GTX 1050 Ti

Intel i7-7700k CPU
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA SSD
Amazon – Samsung 850 EVO SSD
Newegg – Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Intel i7-7700k CPU
Corsair RM650x, 850W Fully Modular Power Supply
Amazon – Corsair RM650x PSU
Newegg – Corsair RM650x PSU


Gigabyte AUROS GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 Guide

I’ve been running this test build under macOS for a couple weeks now and everything is working smoothly. I got it working using easily using the Gigabyte GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5 Hackintosh Guide as most Gigabyte Gaming motherboards are pretty much the same and will all work with the guide perfectly as long as they use ALC1220 audio codec chipset and the Killer E2500 LAN Chipset.  I tested this motherboard with and without a graphics card. This guide can work with both a graphics card and the integrated iGU, however if you want sleep to work I recommend getting a dedicated nvidia graphics card.

Gigabyte GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5 Hackintosh Build Guide

Some gigabyte motherboards will use Intel GbE LAN chip for ethernet instead of a Killer LAN chipset and if that’s the case you will need to put IntelMausiEthernet.kext into your kext folder. If in addition your motherboard uses the ALC892/ALC1150 codec instead of the newer ALC1220 I recommend following the guide below instead of the one above if your new to hackintoshing otherwise all you have to do is change audio inject to 1 for ALC892/ALC1150 and restart.

Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H Hackintosh Build Guide





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MSL
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MSL

First, I would like to thank you, for your hard work to clarify some aspects of build a hackintosh computer.
About GA-Z270X-Gaming K5, to use thunderbolt 3, I think you need additional hardware (pci-e card). You can use for example the motherboard GA Z270x Gaming 7 for a Extreme 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 port.
I saw your list “build parts”, without a graphic card, Please confirm “HDMI / DP Audio” and “HD630 Sleep / Wake” work!?
I want to build a hackintosh, what do you think about the “GA-B150N Phoenix-WIFI motherboard https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-B150N-Phoenix-WIFI-rev-10#sp“?

Thank you

MSL
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MSL

Sorry, the correct motherboard: “Gigabyte B250N PHOENIX-WIFI”
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-B250N-Phoenix-WIFI-rev-10#sp

Henry
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Henry

I can’t see any thunderbolt related stuff in this boards BIOS (v7). Has anybody got it working?

3alech
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3alech

Hackintosher, thanks for your guide. I also have the gaming-K5 MB and 7700k, I’ve copied whole EFI folder from this guide: http://hackintosher.com/builds/gigabyte-ga-z270mx-gaming-5-hackintosh-build-guide and I occasionally have a problem with waking up from sleep – it wakes up and immediately reboots.
Any suggestions? Macos 10.12.5 and GTX 1080 (if it makes sense).

3alech
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3alech

Wow, looks like deleting the APPLE folder did the trick! Thanx!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Same here, deleting apple folder from efi worked

Marty
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Marty

Same here! Finally found a solution to the sleep/wake issue on my GA-Z270X-UD5 – deleting the APPLE folder did the trick! Can you tell us what else that apple folder does? Thank you for such a great guide!

wowow
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wowow

Thanks for your great guide, I use the same config as you, and work like a charm.
Since I am using HD630 as this moment, and I would like to enable the audio thru HDMI.
Any hints how to do it?

Till
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Till

Can’t find the super I/o configuration at my bios from the gaming k5?
I can’t find it in the peryphery.

Andy
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Andy

HI, is this the best guide to follow for the Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 mobo?

yapi
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yapi

the headphone don’t work… 🙁

braulio
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braulio

You managed to solve it, I have the same problem with headphones.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

i updating lila.kext 1.1.6 & applealc.kext 1.1.3 and same problem….my case its a corsair 740…. its a possible problem??

braulio
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braulio

You managed to solve it ??
I have the same problem with headphones.

yapi
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yapi

i have a aorus z270x gaming 5 in 10.12.6 and I replaced lila.kext 1.1.6 and applealc 1.1.3 IN EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other and the headphone don’t work….any suggestion??? its my first hackintosh….

Tano
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Tano

Thanks for your very helpful guide! I managed to get a Sierra 10.12.6/Win10 DualBoot running on a system like this one. (Aorus Z270X Gaming K5, i7-7700k, Vengeance LPX 16GB, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD). The SSD has 2 partitions, everything went well until this monday. Since then I cannot select the entry “Boot OS X) from Clover Boot Menu. It just disappeared. From Win10 I still can enter the Mac-Partition, but when I open “System”-folder I get an error message “data structure is damaged and not readable”. Do you/anybody here have an idea what could cause this problem?
Thank you in advance!

Andrew
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Andrew

Hey Hackintosher, many thanks for your guide, awesome work on every aspect of the process, it worked like a charm!

My build for future reference:

Mobo Aorus k5 z270
CPU i5 7600k (baby)
Artic Freezer 240
Ram Corsair LPX 16gb
Samsung 850 EVO
GTX 1070 8gb – G1 gaming

Success!

Smile
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Smile

Hi Hackintosher, thank you so much for this guide, I managed to get myself a hackintosh following your steps for the first time.
There’s this one problem I noticed, during sleep mode, I noticed that the power went off for like 2 seconds and went right back on, repeat this off and one every few minutes, just want to know is this normal? If not, please let me know what went wrong? Thank you in advance!

macOS Sierra 10.12.6
– Intel Core i7-7700K Quad-Core Processor
– Gigabyte GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5 Motherboard
– MSI Radeon RX580 8G
– DDR4 2400 16G *2
– Micron MX300 1050G SSD
– Toshiba 2TB 3.5“ HHD
– 802.11AC wifi BCM943602CS with bluetooth 4.0
– Corsair RM650x, 650W

John Crichton
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John Crichton

Hi all, did you succeed managing fans with this build?
With HWmonitor I’m able to have the fan speed report, however I’m unable to change and adapt fan speed.
Off course I’ve installed the last FakeSMC and Sensors kext on EFI.
Thanks!

alex_from_France
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alex_from_France

Hi Hackintosher, thank you so much for this guide and all you work,
I’ve got a problem with my post-installation, when I install Sierra 10.12.6, i’ve the audio and the USB 3 working great but not the geforce 1080.
And when I install High-Sierra 10.13.1, the geforce work great but i’ve got no audio or USB 3.

I’m lost, could you help me.

– Intel Core i7-7700k
– Gigabyte Z270X-Gaming K5
– Nvidia Geforce 1080ti

Collartino
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Collartino

Wonderful guide Hackintosher – thank you very much! Almost everything works flawlessly in my system (sound, USBs, sleep, wake…) but I can’t get ethernet working. The wi-fi adapter seems to work fine, is the TL-WDN4800, I can see the networks but I can’t connect. Your latest version of AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext is in the ‘Other’ folder. Any idea on what the problem could be? Thanks again.

i7-7700K / GA-Z270X gaming K5

Collartino
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Collartino

Update: the problem at the end was in the wifi adapter, despite the TL-WDN4800 is supposed to work OTB, for some reason it didn’t go along well with my system. So I replaced it with a Fenvi FV-T919 and it worked right away. Anyway, thanks again for this guide Hackintosher, it made my first hackintosh installation a painless experience!

LouZifer
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LouZifer

Hello,
great work.
Do you think that the EFI works with GA-Z270N-Wifi?
Is it better to buy the Asus z270l gaming?
My Configuration are GA-Z270N-Wifi, i5-7600k, evga GTX 1050 Ti
Today the onboard Soundcard doesn’t works, DisplayPort GTX 1050 doesn´t works and I can´t play videos from iTunes!

AMGM
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AMGM

I would like to thank you for all your work, I have been essential in my hackintosh! But I have a problem, I followed your guide and I can not have two monitors at the same time on my z270 gamming k3 + 7700k hd 630 board, when you start it stays black and you can not see anything, you can only use one.

I have seen many cases in google and all without solution. You can help ?? thank you !!

Banana
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Banana

Hey,

I followed this guide when I installed Sierra and it worked flawlessly, everything worked perfectly. I finally got around to installing High Sierra last night and it hasn’t gone as smooth…I have it up and running.

I manually updated all the kexts from this guide to the latest versions and updated the config.plist however the built in audio doesn’t work, Nvidia web drivers worked perfectly however when I tried to set my refresh rate to 100hz the system would just hang and not do anything, I tried enabling/disabling g-sync first and eventually around the 20th try it seemed to work however I still have some screen tearing rarely.

I’m missing all of the output and input audio options apart from my Audioengine A2+ in the sound options.

As far as I can tell everything else seems to work however it just feels off.

Any pointers on what to do? I can post/mail more detailed specs if needed.

Sys specs :

i7-6700k
Gigabyte Z270X Gaming K5
16GB DDR4 Corsair vengeance white led stuff (Forget the name)
Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080
120gb SSD for high sierra install.
Fenvi t919 for wifi & bluetooth (Airdrop & Handoff work perfectly)
Audioengine A2+ speakers