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.
Intel HD 3000 graphics is integrated inside the Intel’s 2nd-generation processors (known as “Sandy Bridge” processors), it works only with Os X Lion and Mountain Lion and probably will work with new upcoming Os X 10.9. The VGA port is not working (Macs don’t use VGA ports). You have to use DVI or HDMI port. If you are not already using chimera bootloader, make a fresh install of Os X Lion or ML with latest Unibeast bootloader and Multibeast after install utility.
What is Hackintosh?
Hackintosh is ordinary PC based computer running Mac OS X operating system. This become possible after Apple switch from Motorola CPU’s to Intel CPU’s.
Hardware choices are quite restricted … Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple.
DSDT.aml (Differentiated System Description Table) is a file used to tell OS X how to locate and enable features of your computer mainboard without checking of BIOS. It can be placed at the root of your system hard drive or in /Extra folder which depends on your installation method.
It’s possible to tweak Os X system in all sorts of ways by changing lines of code in the DSDT.aml file. Unfortunately, you can’t just open this file in TextEdit. First you must extract your DSDT.aml, convert it to DSDT.dsl, then edit it and recompile it to DSDT.aml. To make it easy there is a GUI application that allows you to do all of this in one editor.
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.