Build 100% OSX 'compatible' quad core desktop with Intel i5 2500k and Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3

Submitted by Janak on Thu, 05/17/2012 - 15:13

Hardware Components

What Works

  • Sleep from on/off switch
  • Wake from on/off switch
  • Sleep from USB keyboard/mouse
  • Wake from USB keyboard/mouse
  • USB keyboard/mouse working after wakeup
  • Onboard Lan
  • Onboard Sound - optical SPDIF untested
  • Onboard Sata
  • Onboard USB2
  • USB3 - read/write average of 85MB
  • Onboard SATA - no yellow icons for Internal SATA HDD
  • Native Power management
  • Speed Stepping

BIOS Prepration

  • Make sure you are running the FB BIOS - unless there is a working DSDT for your BIOS. Check TonyMac DSDT database first.
  • Change HDD mode to AHCI
  • Change HPET to 64bit mode

Pre Installation

  • Purchase OSX LION
  • Download Unibeast
  • Download Multibeast

LION Installation

Multibeast Installation

  • Install userDSDT DSDT-GA-Z68AP-D3-2.x-FB.aml (DSDT from TonyMac - using FB bios version)
  • Install ALC8xxHDA + AppleHDA Rollback
  • Install Realtek Gigabyte drivers (official AppleRLT8169Ethernet.kext)
  • Install USB3 drivers
  • Install 3rd party SATA and 3rd party eSata
  • Install macpro 3.1 smbios

Post Installation

Performance Tweaks

Legal Disclaimer

Apple does not support Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware and installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware may be illegal in your country. I shall not be held responsible or liable, under any circumstances, for any damages, legal action, data loss resulting from the use or inability to use the linked information. This guide is for educational purposes only. If you desperatly want a MAC BUY ONE from Apple.