After spending weeks of frustration trying to get my AMD system to run OS X, I decided to save up and purchase an Intel Ivy Bridge processor and motherboard instead, since Intel processors are much more compatible with OS X. I spent about two days getting this system to work, but when it worked, oh, it was so satisfying. I'm loving OS X!
Edit: Updated for Mountain Lion.
- Operating System: Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
- Kernel: mach_kernel
- Processor: Intel i7-3770 3.4GHz
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H
- Video Card: MSI Nvidia GTX 460 768MB
- Memory: 4GB (2x2GB) Patriot 'Sector 5' G Series DDR3 1600MHz
- Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme 700W
- Hard Disks: WD Caviar Blue 500GB & Hitachi Deskstar 500GB
- Monitor: HP LA2405wg
- Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
- Mouse: Razer DeathAdder
- Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow
- Headphones: JVC HA-RX900
- Webcam: Logitech C510
- Created a bootable OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 USB drive installer using UniBeast.
- In BIOS: Set SATA mode to AHCI. Set xHCI mode to Disabled.
- Booted to the USB drive with PCIRootUID=0 and installed OS X. Note that I had to plug the USB drive into a hub, otherwise I would get IOUSBFamily error messages and eventually would get "still waiting for root device".
- Booted to the volume I installed OS X on.
- Installed MultiBeast with the following options:
- AppleHDA Rollback
- ALC888b/887 v100302 Current
- maolj's AtherosL1cEthernet
- MacPro 3,1 smbios.plist
- Chameleon RC5 Default skin
- Set boot flags to GraphicsEnabler=Yes UseKernelCache=Yes GenerateCStates=Yes GeneratePStates=Yes PCIRootUID=0 -v
My desktop. I made the wallpaper for the wallpaper contest!
Cable management? What's that? I just plug everything in
and hope none of the cords hit a fan.