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I gave up on the "Hackingtosh" idea, and just installed Windows 10 on the build... sorry guys but my Mac mini is fulfilling my Mac OSx needs much easier than fiddeling with the Hackingtosh jungle.

Notes on this build

The Mobo is supporting M.2 drives, but the designer must have had a brainfart that day because the on-board controller is attached to a PCIe X2 port !! This is a severe bottleneck on the Samsung SM951 SSD M.2 2280 NVMe drive. At first i thought it was the SM951 that was the problem and that swapping it out to another M.2 drive that would work would be expensive o.O Luckily i figured out that the problem was the "internal" PCIe X2 port, and i found that i could buy the inexpensive ASUS Hyper M.2 X4 MINI controller to rescue the build :-P I misplaced my "before" picture from DiskMark but i can assure you that the SM951 was no faster that my "normal" Samsung SSD on SATA port :-D

Controller migration

The migration from onboard M.2 controller was painless.

  1. Insert the new controller.
  2. Boot to Windows 10 and let it detect the controller and install drivers.
  3. Shutdown / remove power.
  4. Physically move the SM951 from the Mobo controller tro the ASUS Hyper M.2 X4 MINI controller.
  5. Boot to Windows 10 & #WIN


After installation of ASUS Hyper M.2 X4 MINI - PCIe controller
Part Model Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K Devils Canyon] 2970
Cooler Corsair Hydro H80i GT High Performance 799
MoboFix ASUS Hyper M.2 X4 MINI - PCIe controller 150
RAM Crucial Ballistix T DDR3-1600 QC - 32GB 1524
Storage Samsung SM951 SSD M.2 2280 NVMe - 512GB 2599
GPU ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! ExtCore - 4GB 3240
Case Corsair Carbide Air 540 - White 1272
PSU Corsair CS650M Gold - 650W PSU 767
Monitor Samsung 27" S27E591CS - Curved - White 2615
Total - ______

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