[Success] i7-8700K 5.0 Ghz, 64GB DDR4 , NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti,1 TB NVME Samsung 960 EVO, Gaming 7 Z370 Aorus 4K Hackintosh Build High Sierra 10.13.6

rob88v

New member
Joined
Jan 30, 2018
macOS
10.13.6
Mobo
Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
CPU
Intel i7-8700K
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti
#1
I (re)built my hackintosh back in January after I felt it was time to upgrade my parts as my 4790K CPU was starting to show it's age and I needed more performance power for future work, I can say that I am quite pleased with the results of this machine and it is truly serving me well. It has truly been a powerhouse machine so far. This is my main build and 3rd overall hackintosh build. If any questions, please let me know.

Specs (Parts linked below)
Corsair Graphite 780T Case
Intel Core i7-8700K @ 5.0 Ghz OC
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz Ram-bumped to 3200Mhz
Corsair H100i v2 Liquid Cooler
Broadcom BCM943602CD Bluetooth/Wifi Combo Card
Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti Aorus 11GB
Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Motherboard
LG Bluray Burner and Reader
Startech SD Card Reader with UHS-II support
1 TB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVME Drive for MacOS
1 TB Samsung 860 QVO Drive for Data and Misc. Work
2 TB External for Time Machine Backups
850W EVGA Supernova G3 PSU
Gigabyte GC Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt 3 Card (Working with Hotplug)
Sabrent Internal USB 3.0 Hub for Front USB 3.0 Ports and Front USB 3.0 SD Reader

Updated to 10.13.6

What works:
  • Sound-5.1 Surround Sound w/ Logitech Z506 Speakers including sound from Sceptre 4K Monitor speakers over DP
  • Ethernet
  • Sleep/Wake
  • USB-C Ports
  • 4K Resolution via DP
  • USB 3/3.1 Speeds
  • App Store
  • iBooks
  • Instant Hotspot
  • Facetime
  • iMessage
  • ITunes DRM (1080p screens only, not working on my 4K monitor. UPDATE: Working on a new 4K screen as of 7/2019)
  • Handoff
  • Native Airplay
  • HEVC Hardware Encoding
  • Airdrop
  • BCM943602CD Bluetooth 4.1/Wifi Card (installed on 4/19/18)
  • Thunderbolt 3 via Gigabyte GC Alpine Ridge TB 3 Card (WIP w/Hotplug, but working fine overall, UPDATE: As of 4/15/19 TB3 Hot Plug works on my hackintosh)
Not working:
Everything works 100%

From Hackintosher guide:
BIOS Settings
These the are the BIOS settings you will need to change after creating the macOS installer and before first boot:

  1. Save & ExitLoad Optimized Defaults
  2. M.I.T. → Advanced Memory Settings Extreme Memory Profile(X.M.P.) : Profile1
  3. BIOS → Fast Boot : Disabled
  4. BIOS → LAN PXE Boot Option ROM : Disabled
  5. BIOS → Storage Boot Option Control : UEFI
  6. Peripherals → Trusted Computing → Security Device Support : Disable
  7. Peripherals → Network Stack Configuration → Network Stack : Disabled
  8. Peripherals → USB Configuration → Legacy USB Support : Enabled
  9. Peripherals → USB Configuration → XHCI Hand-off : Enabled
  10. Chipset → Vt-d : Disabled
  11. Chipset → Wake on LAN Enable : Disabled
  12. Chipset → IOAPIC 24-119 Entries : Enabled


Guides I used: https://hackintosher.com/guides/high-sierra-install-full-guide/ (installation)

https://hackintosher.com/guides/fix-rendering-issues-fcpx-high-sierra/ (HEVC)

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Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 5
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075LGLHBY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

i7-8700K Processor OC at 5Ghz
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07598VZR8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

32 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4 Ram @ 2400Mhz
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UFF7Y4A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Corsair H100i v2 Water Cooler
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019EXSSBG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080Ti 11GB GPU (won mine on eBay for cheaper)
https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-AOR...550718&sr=1-1&keywords=Gigabyte+Aorus+1080+ti

BCM943602CD Wifi/Bluetooth Card
http://www.osxwifi.com/apple-broadc...-bluetooth-4-0-with-adapter-for-pc-hackintosh

EVGA Supernova G3 850W PSU
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LY4OJYJ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438092

CORSAIR Graphite 780T Case
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LA6POK4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Apple Magic Mouse, Trackpad and Keyboard (won on eBay in bundle package for $100)
https://www.apple.com/shop/mac/mac-accessories/mice-keyboards

Samsung 960 EVO 1 TB NVME Drive
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXS4TY6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...403&cm_re=Samsung_NVME-_-20-147-595-_-Product

Samsung EVO 850 1 TB for Misc. Work
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-...id=1522550038&sr=8-8&keywords=Samsung+EVO+850

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...&cm_re=samsung_850_evo-_-20-147-374-_-Product

3TB WD Black for Time Machine
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Perfor...8&qid=1522552281&sr=1-7&keywords=WD+Black+3TB

Sandisk Ultra II 1 TB for Windows 10
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N1862SW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Gigabyte GC Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt 3 Card
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=376-006B-00001


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Likes: vikas027
Joined
Sep 26, 2018
macOS
Mobo
Gigabyte GA Z370N WIFI
CPU
i7 8700K
GPU
RX Vega 64
#2
I (re)built my hackintosh back in January after I felt it was time to upgrade my parts as my 4790K CPU was starting to show it's age and I needed more performance power for future work, I can say that I am quite pleased with the results of this machine and it is truly serving me well. It has truly been a powerhouse machine so far. This is my main build and 3rd overall hackintosh build. If any questions, please let me know.

Specs (Parts linked below)
Thermaltake Versa N21 Case
Intel Core i7-8700K @ 4.9 Ghz OC
32 GB DDR4 2400Mhz Crucial Ballistix Ram
Corsair H100i v2 Liquid Cooler
Broadcom BCM943602CD Bluetooth/Wifi Combo Card
Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti Aorus 11GB
Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 Motherboard
LG Bluray Burner and Reader
Startech SD Card Reader with UHS-II support
1 TB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVME Drive for MacOS
3 TB Fusion Drive for Data and Misc. Work
1 TB Sandisk Ultra II SSD for Windows
3 TB WD Black for Time Machine Backups
850W EVGA Supernova G3 PSU
Gigabyte GC Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt 3 Card (Working)

Updated to 10.13.6

What works:
  • Sound-5.1 Surround Sound w/ Logitech Z506 Speakers
  • Ethernet
  • Sleep/Wake (removed onboard bluetooth/wifi card as it affects sleep for some reason)
  • USB-C Ports
  • 4K Resolution via DP
  • USB 3/3.1 Speeds
  • App Store
  • iBooks
  • Instant Hotspot
  • Facetime
  • iMessage
  • ITunes DRM (1080p screens only, not working on my 4K monitor)
  • Handoff
  • Native Airplay
  • HEVC Hardware Encoding
  • Airdrop
  • BCM943602CD Bluetooth 4.1/Wifi Card (installed on 4/19/18)
  • Thunderbolt 3 via Gigabyte GC Alpine Ridge TB 3 Card (WIP w/Hotplug, but working fine overall)
Not working:
Everything works 100%

From Hackintosher guide:
BIOS Settings
These the are the BIOS settings you will need to change after creating the macOS installer and before first boot:

  1. Save & ExitLoad Optimized Defaults
  2. M.I.T. → Advanced Memory Settings Extreme Memory Profile(X.M.P.) : Profile1
  3. BIOS → Fast Boot : Disabled
  4. BIOS → LAN PXE Boot Option ROM : Disabled
  5. BIOS → Storage Boot Option Control : UEFI
  6. Peripherals → Trusted Computing → Security Device Support : Disable
  7. Peripherals → Network Stack Configuration → Network Stack : Disabled
  8. Peripherals → USB Configuration → Legacy USB Support : Auto
  9. Peripherals → USB Configuration → XHCI Hand-off : Enabled
  10. Chipset → Vt-d : Disabled
  11. Chipset → Wake on LAN Enable : Disabled
  12. Chipset → IOAPIC 24-119 Entries : Enabled


Guides I used: https://hackintosher.com/guides/high-sierra-install-full-guide/ (installlation)
https://hackintosher.com/guides/fix-rendering-issues-fcpx-high-sierra/ (HEVC)


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Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 5
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075LGLHBY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

i7-8700K Processor OC at 5Ghz
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07598VZR8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

32 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4 Ram @ 2400Mhz
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UFF7Y4A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Corsair H100i v2 Water Cooler
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019EXSSBG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080Ti 11GB GPU (won mine on eBay for cheaper)
https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-AOR...550718&sr=1-1&keywords=Gigabyte+Aorus+1080+ti

BCM943602CD Wifi/Bluetooth Card
http://www.osxwifi.com/apple-broadc...-bluetooth-4-0-with-adapter-for-pc-hackintosh

EVGA Supernova G3 850W PSU
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LY4OJYJ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438092

Thermaltake Versa N21 Case
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013DYXG4Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Apple Magic Mouse, Trackpad and Keyboard (won on eBay in bundle package for $100)
https://www.apple.com/shop/mac/mac-accessories/mice-keyboards

Samsung 960 EVO 1 TB NVME Drive
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXS4TY6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...403&cm_re=Samsung_NVME-_-20-147-595-_-Product

Samsung EVO 850 1 TB for Misc. Work
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-...id=1522550038&sr=8-8&keywords=Samsung+EVO+850

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...&cm_re=samsung_850_evo-_-20-147-374-_-Product

3TB WD Black for Time Machine
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Perfor...8&qid=1522552281&sr=1-7&keywords=WD+Black+3TB

Sandisk Ultra II 1 TB for Windows 10
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N1862SW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Gigabyte GC Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt 3 Card
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=376-006B-00001


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How you got Airplay to work, would you mind to share your Clover folder?
 

rob88v

New member
Joined
Jan 30, 2018
macOS
10.13.6
Mobo
Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
CPU
Intel i7-8700K
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti
#3
How you got Airplay to work, would you mind to share your Clover folder?
I got Airplay to work by enabling the iGPU with a headless profile for my NVIDIA card.

  1. Kaby Lake & Coffee Lake Users:
    • Select Boot on left-side column
    • Click or add -disablegfxfirmware under Arguments
    • Select Devices on left-side column
    • Set IntelGFX box to: 0x59128086 or if using an i3-8100/i3-8350k set to: 0x59168086
    • Select Graphics on left-side column
    • Using Nvidia or AMD
      • Set ig-platform-id to: 0x59120003
    • Using Intel iGPU
      • Set ig-platform-id to: 0x59120000
 

RandomTech

New member
Joined
Sep 26, 2018
macOS
Mobo
Gigabyte GA Z370N WIFI
CPU
i7 8700K
GPU
RX Vega 64
#4
I got Airplay to work by enabling the iGPU with a headless profile for my NVIDIA card.

  1. Kaby Lake & Coffee Lake Users:
    • Select Boot on left-side column
    • Click or add -disablegfxfirmware under Arguments
    • Select Devices on left-side column
    • Set IntelGFX box to: 0x59128086 or if using an i3-8100/i3-8350k set to: 0x59168086
    • Select Graphics on left-side column
    • Using Nvidia or AMD
      • Set ig-platform-id to: 0x59120003
    • Using Intel iGPU
      • Set ig-platform-id to: 0x59120000
Thanks but it is natively working on my Vega with iGPU or not, I had no AirPlay device back then to test so I thought it wasn't working, silly me :sneaky:
 

daitin94

New member
Joined
Mar 17, 2019
macOS
10.14.2
Mobo
MSI B360 Mortar
CPU
i5 8400
GPU
RTX 2060
#5
How about case with i5 8400 and RTX 2060 in Mojave? I try installing Mojave or High Serria, both not enable RTX 2060 ? Please how to enable
 

rob88v

New member
Joined
Jan 30, 2018
macOS
10.13.6
Mobo
Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
CPU
Intel i7-8700K
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti
#6
How about case with i5 8400 and RTX 2060 in Mojave? I try installing Mojave or High Serria, both not enable RTX 2060 ? Please how to enable
There is no new support for NVIDIA Drivers in Mojave as Apple has reportedly abandoned NVIDIA Web Driver Support, meaning the RTX cards won't work at all in HS or Mojave.
 

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