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    urbanman2004 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: i7 4930k worth the money?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil_Heidi View Post
    I was hoping that a TonymacX86 and his Building a CustoMac: Buyer's Guide April 2014 preferable list was correct! Well..no...they haven't been ok! Obviously!
    Tonymac has a standard way in which he advises members of his site on how to carry out the installation of Mac OS X and the hardware to buy. By no means are you restricted to only buy the hardware he suggests. Even though I am a member of his site (for undisclosed reasons), I don't condone his antics, antics meaning that he does not welcome other ways of thinking when building a PC based-Mac. i.e., All installation methods other than what he promotes will get you banned instantly, which I can attest to that here. Tony's "business model" is to introduce new users to the Hackintosh scene by commercializing it with a one-size-fits-all turn key installation method such as "Unibeast", "iBoot" Boot CD and the "Chimera" bootloader (Chameleon rip-off), all of which he takes credit for even though they were stolen open-source works from hard working coders/developers who didn't get a dime for their work, nor would they sell it for profit unlike Tony. For example here: tonymac , seriously ? | Prasys' Blog and here: Bug 11 – Latest version breaks iMessages . Tony in turn gets paid by the hardware manufacturers each time someone purchases an item he advised users to buy from the links on his "customac" lists as well as selling advertising space. My problem with that is the Hackintosh community was not built on commercialism and his close-mindedness is not welcome with the rest of the community, documented here: Why InsanelyMac does not support tonymacx86 - New Users Lounge - InsanelyMac Forum . Bear in mind, that Tony only promotes the use of Gigabyte and some Asus boards, and even though they have a higher success rate for installations, that doesn't mean users are limited to those brands. Furthermore, when users install OS X using Tony's so-called "dedicated" installation methods, they don't learn anything. So during circumstances when the install breaks because of some knucklehead decision or mistake made by the user, the user is left up the creek, and is totally dependent on Tony's solutions, explained why here at the top. I've seen right through Tonymac's gimmicks immediately since I got into building hackintoshes almost 4 years ago. I wouldn't sweat his worthless POS shopping list he's promoting. If you have questions, feel free to message me. I can help you get set in the right direction.

    Here's a look at a couple of walkthroughs I made to document the installation process of Mac OS X on my system:

    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/top...t-is-possible/

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1815956

    On a side note: here's a video for your comic relief displaying Tonymac's fascist ways here. Enjoy
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    Default Re: i7 4930k worth the money?!

    Hi Urbanman...

    I can see that you went seriously into describing experience with above...
    Well, not that i really follow the Tonymac suite, it was more like quick glance, looks good why not...type of decision!
    Obviously, I made an big mistake..costly at least and time consuming!
    Now, the serious issue is that I cannot see that mobo loads anything but windows on it..this is concerning issue...so no linux nor any other OS from the wild! THis is what concern me..also 1 pin, bottom end of my USB3 connector was broken as from the box..I haven't realized that from the set go as I haven't use it. Just few days ago I took it back to my bench n upon closer inspection I noticed that one pin isn't there. Of course, once I connected USB3 header 1 port works other don't...but this is another issue.
    What really kills me about that, still everyone will admit...great looking mobo is overall stability...mean, if it drops into standby mode, the only way is hard reset..you will never get it back running, or overall stability...you can run the testing crushers for weeks, then suddenly out of blue when u doing nothing with your machine it'll BSOD!!! So...lots of glitches here and there and as far as my board is rev.1.0 I suspect this will never ever be fixed. As if Giga was about to fix it they'll do it throughout the year. The inability to boot any other OS is concerning, I could almost say a game changer! I have never seen so terrible semi-product as this one, and I am so disappointing into overall value or service provided. Perhaps I will try to contact the Giga again about this mobo and see what this time they will say!

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    Default Re: i7 4930k worth the money?!

    O wow... Back in '07, I had an issue that was somewhat worse than yours with an ASUS I bought brand new. The seller sold me a board that came in DOA. I had to go through the hassle of playing cat an mouse with their tech support by telling them the problem, them walking me through troubleshooting like it was gonna change everything, and eventually after a lot escalations I was able to get a replacement. I would never recommend Gigabyte though. Although their boards are inexpensive, their quality is cheap like plastic. I only fool with EVGA. Their customer service and warranty claim is the best in the industry, bar none. I have Mac OS X 10.9.2 and Windows 8.1.1 running stable on (2) of my EVGA machines. With the problems you're having I would think it would warrant a replacement. I'm assuming it's too late to send the board back to the retailer? If I were you, I would take advantage of your warranty by getting a replacement. From there, sell the board on ebay. You may have to take a loss, I did with that ASUS board (close to $100) but in the end, I ended adopting EVGA's boards as my go-to flagship for motherboards. I can't expect you to follow my lead, but to me a computer product isn't worth keeping if getting it to work is like pulling teeth when the customer service sucks.
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