Building an X99 Hackintosh

Building a Hackintosh, let alone an X99 Hackintosh is a pain in the ass. There's a lot of troubleshooting, trial and error, debugging, and ah-ha moments.

That being said- I think it's worth it. If you're the kind of person that likes bleeding edge hardware and can't live without the OS X environment and software-- an X99 Hackintosh may be right up your alley.

But again; it's not for the faint of heart.

Recently I finished my build of the following machine:


  • PowerMac G5 Converted Case
  • Asus PQ321Q 31.5" 4K Display running at 3840x2160
  • 2x Dell U2412M 24" Monitors in Portrait Mode

Overclocked to 4.5GHz stable. 1.327v core voltage. 2400MHz ram. F9 Bios.

Clover config


There is an issue with the PCIe Memory Map with Clover. See this tread.

Additionally, with OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and later, I'm having trouble getting my Asus PQ321Q running at 60Hz. I'm stuck on 10.10.2 because the refresh rate at 30Hz ruins the experience. Read about it here: Post by Nicholas Woodhams | ARSTechnica

Overall, I am very happy with the system.

Completed Hackintosh

Let me know your thoughts!