Hackintosh Guide 2020: Hardware

Hackintosh Guide 2020: Hardware

This is part one of a series of video guides about Hackintoshing.

My Build :

Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 Designare

CPU: Core i9 9900k

GPU: Red Devil RX 5700 XT 8G GDDR6

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB x2 = 32GB [ upgrading to 64GB soon for 3D modeling ]

SSD: Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 1TB M2 x2 [ one for Windows / one for Mac OS ]

PSU:Cooler Master V750

Monitor: MSI MAG322QVR 1440p 144hz curved [ adding a 32inch 4k color accurate monitor soon, researching … ]

Speakers: Logitech G560 lightsync gaming speakers

Others: Corsair Essential Gaming Bundle [ keyboard/Mouse/Headset]

What is Working ?

Almost everything except bluetooth/wifi but I’m using ethernet so not a big deal for me [ some people on the other forums reported success with the bluetooth module, however the Intel Wifi is simply not compatible with Mac OS]. I plan on getting the Broadcom Module that CaseySJ mentioned in this guide on Tonymacx86 and then test again.

Dual Gigabit Ethernet [ one port is natively supported by Mac OS, the other one needs intelmausi.kext ]

All USB ports working [ not tested actual speeds ]

Internal Case USB hub [ Lian Li PC-O11DW 011 Dynamic Case ] working.

Audio working fine USB and 3.5mm jack [output/input].

I didn’t try Thunderbolt 3 since I don’t have any devices around to test it out but it seems ok from the PCI system information [ other users already reported it to be 100% working on this motherboard ]

Sleep and wake is still hit or miss [ sometimes I get no signal and I have to force reboot]. I’m trying to figure out how I can solve it but not so urgent for me since I tend to work long hours on my Desktop and always have something processing in the background.

iCloud is synced and working fine.

I don’t use iMessage [ I live in Vietnam and iMessage is pretty much a US service ].

Other Apple features like Airdrop/Handoff are not tested yet [ will update this post soon although I don’t need them since iCloud syncs all my stuff with this hackintosh]


  1. Fabián Flórez on January 27, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Hello, thank you very much for your videos, you could share your EFI folder? Thank u!

  2. Brandon's Mac Tuts on January 27, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    You say wifi did not work. But what if I add an external wifi card? Or are you just saying the built in wifi controller does not work?

  3. Tommy Harton on January 27, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    I have a very similar build to yours other than my cpu, I have an i5 9600k, if I were to upgrade to a 9900k would I have to do a reinstall?

  4. raman singh on January 27, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    does hakintosh supporting nvidia

  5. TheArtOfBoredom on January 27, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    can you maybe make a budget Hackintosh guide? like something around $400-500

  6. Berk Plays on January 27, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Hi i got also my working Hackintosh now 🙂

    this is my hardware:

    Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Elite AC ATX So.1200
    Intel i9 10850k 3,6Ghz So.1200
    8GB PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil
    1000GB Crucial P5 SSD M.2
    64GB Patriot PC3200 Viper Steel CL16
    Fenvi T919 Wireless / Bluetooth
    750 Watt be quiet
    Fractal Design Define R6 Tempered Glass

    I got the problem with the bluetooth, the internet says i need to adjust the USB Mappings… do you know how to @ post-install?

    thank you!

  7. Abhishek Edke on January 27, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    hi .
    i want to make hackintosh pc
    my work is video editing on fcpx
    my old pc motherboard dead
    my old pc graphics card is ok
    GeForce GTX 1070 Xtreme Gaming 8G
    which configuration good for me
    to sutable this card

  8. Rizwan Ashraf on January 27, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Hi, in my country designare is not available or they aren’t maybe mentioning it on the listing here. We have ud models gaming x models of z390 and not really designare. Can you explain how to find that out ?

  9. S. Choudhary on January 27, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Can it run Intel 3 series

  10. Vasanth Developer on January 27, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Hey, 👋 how can I contact you? There are no social links. I have a similar channel to you and would like to be in touch with you.

  11. Stephen Thomas on January 27, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Very interested in following this because you said before you had no performance issues and I’m assuming the availability and pricing of gear in Vietnam will be similar to here in Bangkok.

  12. Berk Plays on January 27, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Which case / tower are you using?

  13. Tomas Consolacion on January 27, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    What did you mean by "Audio working fine USB and 3.5mm jack [output/input]"? I was able to make sound work but sounds terrible compared to music quality from dual-booting Windows on the same computer. I connected a DAC to the optical port hoping to improve the sound but then I could not make that output source work. Everything else works except sleep and wake same as you. Thanks great video, looking forward to Part II!

  14. Cubebass on January 27, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    OMG how do you control the vengeance pro’s RGB from macOS?

  15. Minh Normal on January 27, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    I am getting you to 690 subscribers.

  16. Baris on January 27, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    May I use Nvidia GPU for Hackintosh?

  17. Abhinav M on January 27, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Hey, I’m building a budget hackintosh, and I wasn’t sure which cpu to pick, I want to dualboot with windows and use it for light gaming(fortnite at 720-1080p at 50-60 fps) and video editing, since GPUs are expensive, and the cheap ones suck l, I want to use intel integrated graphics. Would you recommend I go with a i3 10th gen, or i5 9th gen, and how much better is the i5 10th gen than the i5 9th gen? And also should I stay away from b series motherboards? Because I didn’t see them on any recommended builds… also is it worth using a cheap cpu like the i3 9th gen etc. It would also be cool if you could make a video explaining how exactly intel CPUs differ and if an old i5, with say less ghz would perform better than a later more powerful i3 and what exactly you can do with it. I couldn’t find anything online so o thought I would ask you 🙂 I’m a big fan and I would really appreciate it 🙂

  18. Amr M. Kamel on January 27, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    great video…. more hackintosh videos please may be how to install the os and fine tune it? Thanks 🙂

  19. Kathirvel on January 27, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Photoshop & Light room works fine? Appreciate with your reply ….

  20. Sanjin Dervisevic on January 27, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    What do you think about Hackintosh and the new M1’s macbooks.

  21. Murat Alagoz on January 27, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    how about Ryzen 3950x cpu on this system do you recommend it ?

  22. Ace PvP on January 27, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Phew, I was scared he was going to have an indian accent and a $5 microphone.

  23. IZ Ruqyah on January 27, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Hi bro, may I know, are iServices like iMessage and Facetime working well? Is there any guide that I can use?

  24. Mike Roylance on January 27, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Small correction, 5700xt is not rdna2, just rdna