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 value vary. Test it out.

I’m utilizing the next compontents:

B365M Hackintosh Build

Intel i3-8100 CPU — I went with an i3-8100 is as a result of its the most affordable CPU I might get with built-in graphics. The newer i3-9100 may even work with this construct, however I used to be in a position to 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 under 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. In order for you 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 save lots of $$$ and hover across the $300 value vary. USB3 ports are working with a USB-SSDT included in my drop recordsdata.

I solely bought to this $300 value level as a result of I used to be in a position to recycle an previous case and energy provide. For those who want an honest price range energy provide I like to recommend the EVGA BQ 600W as a result of the fan is near-silent and doesn’t make the press noise most PSU’s make once they swap on. Additionally take a look at Amazon’s Finest Promoting Circumstances when you don’t have already got one.

 Price range Gigabyte B365 Hackintosh

I’ve seen fairly a number of individuals struggling to get their B360 and B365 motherboards working so I current you my very own low cost hackintosh construct with the most well-liked price range motherboard the Gigabyte B365M DS3H. Every thing 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 is no such thing as a black display.

EFI Drop Information

  • Catalina-EFI-Folder.zip (Positioned within the EFI partition of a flash drive and arduous drive works for each macOS Catalina and Mojave)
  • config-Gigabyte-B365M.plist (Replaces config.plist in EFI folder. Comprises a IGFX gadget patch that permits 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

  1. Obtain a suitable model of macOS from the Mac App Retailer
  2. Create the macOS flash drive Installer
  3. Including an EFI Folder:
    1. Obtain Catalina-EFI-Folder.zip
    2. Mount EFI Partition
    3. Copy+Paste/Transfer the EFI folder over to the EFI Partition of your flash drive after which open /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/
    4. Modify EFI folder for Gigabyte B365M Help:
      1. Obtain Gigabyte B365M-DS3H Drop Information.zip
      2. Substitute config.plist in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/ by copy & pasting the one from Gigabyte B365M-DS3H Drop Information
      3. Copy SSDT-USBX.aml to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched
      4. Copy GB-B365M-D3SH-USBMap.kext to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Different
      5. Transfer USBInjectAll.kext to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/off
    5. Add EmuVariableUEFI.efi for NVRAM help
      • Copy EmuVariableUEFI.efi from:  /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers/off
      • Paste EmuVariableUEFI.efi into:  /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers/UEFI
    6. 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
  4. Configure BIOS Settings for Hackintosh Compatibility
  5. Walkthrough:  Mac OS Catalina Hackintosh Clover Walkthrough 10.15 Set up
  6. Publish Set up 
    1. In case you are utilizing a devoted graphics card you could 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.
    2. Both set up RC scripts in Clover to finish emulated NVRAM help 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 have to to alter after creating the macOS flash drive bootloader and earlier than you start putting in.

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


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

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