Low-cost Hackintosh in 2020 – $300 Catalina Desktop PC Gigabyte B365M DS3H



With hackintoshing it’s doable to put in macOS Catalina and even Mojave on a model new PC that solely prices round $300 – $400 worth vary. Test it out.
I’m utilizing the next compontents:

Intel i3-8100 CPU — I went with an i3-8100 is as a result of its the most cost effective CPU I might get with built-in graphics. The newer i3-9100 may even work with this construct, however I used to be capable of get the i3-8100 awhile again for much less.  I went with a CPU over one thing just like the i3-9100F as a result of the i3-8100/i3-9100 each have built-in graphics and since I patched my drop recordsdata which can be found beneath a graphics card isn’t required. I used to be utilizing a Cryorig M9, however because it was so loud I’ve since switched again to the Intel inventory cooler. If you’d like extra energy one thing just like the i5-9600k will work I even have an i5-9600k construct right here.
Gigabyte B365M DS3H Motherboard — All this motherboard requires is a few BIOS settings to be modified to have the ability to boot macOS and since I bought built-in graphics working over the HDMI/DVI/VGA ports on this motherboard there was no want for a devoted graphics card permitting me to avoid wasting $$$ and hover across the $300 worth vary. USB3 ports are working with a USB-SSDT included in my drop recordsdata.
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 Price range Gigabyte B365 Hackintosh
I’ve seen fairly a couple of folks struggling to get their B360 and B365 motherboards working so I current you my very own low cost hackintosh construct with the preferred finances motherboard the Gigabyte B365M DS3H. Every part is working even with simply the usual EFI folder the essential factor with these motherboards is simply setting the right BIOS settings and having a config.plist that has the show ports patched in order that there isn’t a black display screen.
EFI Drop Information

Catalina-EFI-Folder.zip (Positioned within the EFI partition of a flash drive and onerous drive works for each macOS Catalina and Mojave)
config-Gigabyte-B365M.plist (Replaces config.plist in EFI folder. Incorporates a IGFX machine patch that allows HDMI, DVI and VGA over built-in graphics as an alternative of blackscreening )
GB-B365M-D3SH-USBMap.kext (Provides lacking ports and allows USB3 speeds in macOS)

Step-by-Step Information

Obtain a suitable model of macOS from the Mac App Retailer

Create the macOS flash drive Installer

Including an EFI Folder:

Obtain Catalina-EFI-Folder.zip
Mount EFI Partition
Copy+Paste/Transfer the EFI folder over to the EFI Partition of your flash drive after which open /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/
Modify EFI folder for Gigabyte B365M Assist:

Obtain Gigabyte B365M-DS3H Drop Information.zip
Substitute config.plist in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/ by copy & pasting the one from Gigabyte B365M-DS3H Drop Information
Copy SSDT-USBX.aml to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched
Copy GB-B365M-D3SH-USBMap.kext to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Different
Transfer USBInjectAll.kext to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/off

Add EmuVariableUEFI.efi for NVRAM assist

Copy EmuVariableUEFI.efi from:  /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers/off
Paste EmuVariableUEFI.efi into:  /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers/UEFI

If utilizing an AMD Navi GPU just like the RX 5700 XT add agdpmod=pikera as a bootflag by opening config.plist with Clover Configurator  and including it underneath Boot -> Arguments

Configure BIOS Settings for Hackintosh Compatibility
Walkthrough:  Mac OS Catalina Hackintosh Clover Walkthrough 10.15 Set up
Submit Set up 

In case you are utilizing a devoted graphics card you might wish to  change AAPL,ig-platform-id to 0300923E  underneath Units -> Properties Tab -> PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) to headless mode so the graphical driver works accurately in sure macOS Apps.
Both set up RC scripts in Clover to finish emulated NVRAM assist with EmuVariableUEFI.efi or add native NVRAM with an SSDT right here.

Restart your pc and spam the DEL key to enter BIOS as the pc boots.
Change the next settings for the set up:
These the are the BIOS settings you will have to alter after creating the macOS flash drive bootloader and earlier than you start putting in.

Save & Exit → Load Optimized Defaults
M.I.T. → Superior Reminiscence Settings  Excessive Reminiscence Profile(X.M.P.) : Profile1
BIOS → Quick Boot : Disabled
BIOS → LAN PXE Boot Possibility ROM : Disabled
BIOS → Storage Boot Possibility Management : UEFI
Peripherals → Trusted Computing → Safety Machine Assist : Disabled
Peripherals → Community Stack Configuration → Community Stack : Disabled
Peripherals → USB Configuration → Legacy USB Assist : Auto
Peripherals → USB Configuration → XHCI Hand-off : Enabled
Chipset → Vt-d : Disabled
Chipset → Wake on LAN Allow : Disabled
Chipset → IOAPIC 24-119 Entries : Enabled


BIOS settings must be modified on this motherboard in any other case you’ll get caught on the Apple brand.
My config.plist comprises a show patch that corrects the bus id for HDMI + DVI + VGA ports over built-in graphics. Might also get these ports engaged on totally different motherboards if the bus ids occur to be the identical.

Different Catalina Builds: