Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Hackintosh for 4K Video Editing (on a Budget) Part 5 - Important Notes

This is our new custom build PC with dual boot of Windows 10 and MacOS High Sierra. Watch the full guide for a successful and fully working Hackintosh. This guide provides for an easy and stress-free installation without problems.



This is Part 5 (the last one) with some Important Notes.
Go to Part 3 for High Sierra installation 
Go to Part 4 for installing the drivers.

What works?

  • Dell WK717 Keyboard & WM527 Mouse from the start (BIOS and Clover boot / High Sierra installation included)
  • On-board Ethernet & Bluetooth (tested with Microsoft 3600 Mouse) and Creative Sound Blaster ZxRi on-board audio (Line-out rear)
  • USB 3.0 and USB-C, both front and back
  • Dedicated NVIDIA 1050 Ti GPU with HP Envy 27s display (in 4K)
  • 4K Video Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 in both OpenCL and Metal (all our videos are now done through the Hackintosh, check out our YouTube channel for examples)
  • Apple App Store with updates, iTunes, iMessage (including text messages).
  • Sleep function, and Dual-booting with Windows 10
  • SATA hard drives, SATA SSD drives, and M.2 SSD drives

What doesn't work?

  • On-board Killer 1535 Wireless adapter (Wi-fi). There are Linux drivers, and the on-board Bluetooth that is based on the same driver/hardware is working perfectly, so maybe drivers will be available in the near future.
  • NOT TESTED – Microphone port and other audio ports from the on-board Creative Sound Blaster.
  • NOT TESTED – On-board Thunderbolt 3

Other Important Notes:

  • This guide is created for this exact specification only. If your hardware has some differences, you need to research more about which options to select on Multibeast. The best place to do that is Tonymacx86.com website. I also recommend to check out their Buyer’s Guide before buying your hardware for maximum compatibility with MacOS.
  • We do NOT endorse getting a pirated copy of the MacOS software. I used my own Mac Mini (Late 2012 model) to make the bootable USB drive. If you do not own any Apple product with a MacOS operating system, you may try borrowing from a friend. Pirated copies are not just illegal, they may be broken or tampered with and thus your Hackintosh might not work properly.
  • Don’t worry if your installation doesn’t go smoothly the first time. Sometimes there’s not enough research for your hardware (like for my motherboard), or what may be a good driver for your specification, might not actually work for you and you may need to try a different one (like VoodooHDA for my on-board audio instead of the recommended AppleALC)
  • Don’t be afraid to reinstall the MacOS if you’re stuck or try a different USB stick if you can’t get past Unibeast.
  • All credits go to the awesome crew at Tonymacx86.com for providing an easy installation process of the OS and the drivers.
  • Although Tonymacx86 has plenty of resources, feel free to comment below for any questions you may have, and I’ll try to answer as accurately as I can.

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