Thanks - that makes total sense.
I will keep it as is. As far as I know I get full performance from all components (except Wifi/BT which is disabled and replaced). It was the OC guide that made me realise I wasn't using the optimal SMBIOS which they advice you do.
I have a daily driver mini ITX Z390 system running Big Sur on OpenCore 0.6.5. It works great - not really anything to tweak currently, it's the only computer I use working from home.
But, according to specs the iMac 19,1 is a better fit in terms of CPU and GPU for my hardware. I...
I have attached my USB kext. I run OC 0.5.9 in Catalina so that's pretty old. Also, I don't use onboard audio and dGPU so not sure you will have much use of mine - try setting up your own and if you for some reason fail, I can try to help out
If you use an adapter for a native macOS card you can install it in the m.2 slot where you normally put SSDs. I do that myself so I can use a video card.
Also, in addition to the Asus mobo the Asrock one is also an option.
I get the temps and fan sensors to show using these three kexts: VirtualSMC, SMCProcessor and SMCSuperIO. It shows my two case fans, the GPU fan and CPU fan. As well as other stuff too like disk temps, ram usage and so on. I run Catalina 10.15.6 in OC 0.5.9.
Those are the correct cables. make sure the cable holds a female connection since the card is male.
Yes, the BCM94360CS2 isn't the fastest card out there. Never claimed it was. I claimed I have a fully working solution which I indeed have.
Sure you can use two m.2 SSD drives and use the PCIe...
I will have to check. I ordered a bunch of cables since I wasn’t sure what would fit the card, not sure what I ended up with. I had to order from China since most cables I found were too short. Before they arrived I used wifi from the m.2 card and BT from the original card - it actually worked...
No difference in my experience. Tried both. Would recommend putting the storage in the fromt with the heatsink as the drive gets hotter. I have the wifi in the back now. If you don’t connect antenna cables the reception is better in the front, atleast in my computer case.
Maybe it's time to change topic for this thread? Since OP switched motherboard this conversation isn't applicable to the ITX mobo. It's a bit confusing if you jump in and see references to bios versions that doesn't even exist for the mobo.
You can get Bluetooth working with the Intel card on your board. In fact, I used it daily for months connecting my Bose headphones. I later got a native Wifi/BT card and put it in the back M.2 slot which works great.
Running 0.5.9 with 10.15.6. Switched from Clover to OC.