GA Z77-DS3H is quite good and not so expensive mainboard for Hackintosh systems running Os X 10.7 or later. It’s not OOB since you will need to add and remove some kexts to make it fully functional + set up your bios. This new generation of motherboard uses UEFI Bios so DSDT.aml in not needed anymore. All you will need is a few extra kexts for your Network, Audio and Serial-ATA interface… Also this tutorial includes setup for Nvidia GTX 650 graphics card, which is used instead of default CPU’s Intel HD 2500 graphics.
There are numerous ways to create bootable USB installer for hackintosh, most of them are Chameleon based and Unibeast is just one of them. The installation process is quite simple if you bought your copy from App store. Download Unibeast and just follow tonymacx86 instructions and you are good to go. But you should consider that tonymacx86 is not an open source and therefore is not in OSx86 spirit. Also apparently he stole the code from qoopz , nawcom , AnV and few others that made the legacy kernel. Here is one great explanation why you should not use tonymacx86, and here is another.
But there is another way to install it and even more, it supports raw installESD.dmg instalation, it’s called myHack, it’s Chameleon based USB Instaler + after install utility. MyHack functionality is more less the same as Unibeast + Multibeast, just simplier and better…
Updated to Mountain Lion 10.8.3 without any significant problems. Check bottom of the post for detailed info!
Gigabyte GA P41T-D3P is very cheap motherboard and it’s perfect solution if you wanna use your older socket 775 CPU with a newer DDR3 memory to build a low budget hackintosh. Actually its cheaper to buy new motherboard + 2x4GB DDR3 memory modules than just 2x4GB DDR2 memory modules which are very expensive this days. This tutorial will show you how to setup your BIOS, and install OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion on this specific motherboard, but it should work for most intel based Gigabyte main boards and core2duo or later processors. You just need to find exact hardware you use, and than select specific drivers and (if u use) DSDT.aml for your main board.
This tutorial shows how to install Retail Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 64 bit on a PC based computer. It’s made specific for the Gigabyte GA EP41-UD3L main board, but most of tutorial should work for most intel based main boards and core2duo or later processors. You just need to know exact hardware you use, and than select specific drivers and (if u use) DSDT.aml for your main board. Mountain Lion does not support 32 bit mode anymore…
This is very easy hackintosh install tutorial which shows how to install OSX 10.7.1 64bit on a Gigabyte GA EP41-UD3L mainboard and update to OS X 10.7.2. Tutorial should work on another Gigabyte motherboards as well, with same or different drivers selection which depends on your mother board hardware specs… Continue reading Installation of OS X 10.7.1 Lion 64bit on Gigabyte GA EP41-UD3L Updated via software update to 10.7.2
This tutorial shows how to install 32bit OS X 10.6.3 on a Gigabyte GA P35-DS3P main board and update to OS X 10.6.7 with Pentium D processor (Pentium D processor and NVIDIA 7200GS are the reason why installation should be 32 bit and not 64 bit (owners of dual core or quad core processor and NVIDIA 8xxx cards or later can follow this tutorial and install it with legacy 64 bit vanilla kernel))
method:DVD iAtkos s3 ver2 10.6.3
iAtkos s3 ver2 10.6.3 iso image (search torrents) – and burn on DVD
OS X 10.6.7 Combo Update http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1361/en_US/MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.7.dmg
MOBO: Gigabyte GA P35-DS3P
MOBO Integrated Sound: Realtek ALC889A (works with voodoo HDA)
MOBO Integrated Network: Realtek 8111B chip (works OOB)
CPU: PENTIUM D 930 SL88S 3GHz (works with 32 bit qoopz kernel)
Graphic Card: NVIDIA 7200GS 256MB (works after editing com.apple.Boot.plist file, 32 bit only, not supported by Mountain Lion 10.8 which is 64bit only! )
HDD: Seagate 80GB SATA
DVD±RW: SONY OPTIARC AD-7260S, 24x, SATA, Dual layer
RAM: 2 x 1GB Kingston
Monitor should be conected via DVI, not D SUB, must use SATA HDD AND SATA DVD (not ATA), Mouse and Keyboard should be connected via USB…