GA-H61M-S2H v1.2 Hackintosh

I'm going to start this blog page which I'll update over time. I still have my old i3 intel based PC that I replaced with an 8 core PC about 3 years ago. The thing looked lonely just sitting there and it appears that I'm unwilling to sell or trash it. So even though I have an i7 quad core Mac that I use as my main machine, I'm going to set up the old PC as a hackintosh. It is the same PC that was my hackintosh machine years ago. A lot of things have changed in the last year or two and this old motherboard is workable.

Here's a list of components in the build:

  • Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2H v1.2 motherboard - series 6 with 'hybrid EFI' so you'll want to boot Clover in legacy mode. Here's Gigabyte's link: GA-H61M-S2H (rev. 1.2) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE
  • Intel Core i3-2105 cpu - at the time I picked this one because it has intel HD3000 onboard graphics
  • MSI NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti graphics board with 1023 MB ram - with the latest Clover boot loader, the onboard intel HD3000 graphics work fine with the intel drivers
  • 16 GB 1333 MHz (8x2) Corsair CMX16GX3M2A1333C9
  • Cougar PowerX PX700V2 700W power supply - it was on sale a long time ago and it still works after a bunch of years - knock on fake wood desk
  • TP-Link TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCIe Express Adapter - this card is seen by Clover boot loader as built in Airdrop supported WIFI - very useful for getting Messages to work. Very very good card for hackintosh. Plug and play.
  • Wintek? Marvell Yukon Gigabit PCIe 88E8053 card - it is plug and play.
  • Sony Optiarc AD-7280S DVD burner - I guess it works - who uses them anymore? Happy Shows that it has Generic Drive Support in System Information.
  • Apple HTS541010A9E662 1 TB 2.5" hard drive - this drive was what came in my Mac Mini - Apples obsession with putting the slowest possible drives in their computers - I didn't want to throw it away - it works fine in this build.
  • Seagate ST31000524AS 1 TB 3.5" drive - cheap and pretty fast - I need to get a SSD but its not an emergency.
  • Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower Case - roomy and built like a tank - it will last forever

OK - that's it for internal stuff and there are no slots available to add anything. There is one free SATA port.

To be continued…. My fingers a tired. Happy