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.
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…
In this tutorial you can find out how to install retail OS X 10.6.3 64bit on a Gigabyte GA EP41-UD3L main board and update to OS X 10.6.7 64bit with NVIDIA 8400GS graphic card (should work on other NVIDIA models)
method: Retail DVD (dual layer) installation
Files you will need:
retail OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 (you can buy it cheap from http://www.apple.com/macosx/ or search torrents and download free)
GA EP41-UD3L EXTRA PACK – download from here or from here.
MOBO: Gigabyte GA EP41-UD3L
MOBO integrated Lan: RTL8111C/D(L) (works with linx2mac driver)
MOBO integrated Audio: Realtek ALC888(works with voodoo HDA 2.7.2 driver)
Graphic card: NVIDIA 8400gs (works after editing com.apple.Boot.plist file, check osx86 project for other compatible graphic cards )
CPU: any core2duo or core2quad processor
SATA DVD ROM (Dual Layer) ROM
I would recommend you at least 2GB of memory but you can probably do it with 1GB or even less