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    the end of Hackintosh?

    If everyone ends up on arm we could be ok. https://www.pcgamer.com/former-mac-boss-predicts-pc-makers-will-have-to-dump-amd-and-intel-to-go-arm/
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    Corsair Utility Engine (CUE)

    That does look great but I'm looking for something more subtle. Single colour across the board and RAM, 2 other colours for fans. I got the LSB02E Silverstone controller but I must have a dud unit as it just lights everything white, now awaiting a replacement. The skill will never retain...
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    Any recommended alternatives to the aptio fix or can it just be removed once apple features are all up and running. Am in fear of bricking things
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    After a mind numbing sequence of reboots, clearing Corsair registry entries, etc. and re-installing til I was totally over RGB, I realised that my SM-Bus driver wasn't displaying. After a whizz through the MB DVD, I managed to get iCue stable enough in the non software mode, instant colour, that...
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    More questions... I have dual boot with windows in 1st M.2, OSX in 2nd. I discovered that when I run parallels, boot camp opens my existing windows drive. This is awesome but I thought it wasn't supposed to be possible. I thought Bootcamp only worked with partitions it had created, rather than...
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    Hi Casey Thanks for the guide, this is easily the best repository for information on the board out there. I actually went vanilla but however many folks moan about the beasts they're ALL coming here to hack their Designares. I wanted to confirm compatibility for the Fireface 400 over in-line...
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    Corsair Utility Engine (CUE)

    Sorry, I missed this reply. I ended up building on a Designare Z390, as per Casey's Golden Build. I used all the same SSDT's etc but built it Vanilla. I went for Corsair Vengeance RAM after finding out that it does store defaults unlike the gskill tridentz. Problem is I can't even address them...
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    Great, thanks a million for the info. Looks like I'm all set to get building
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    Thanks for the info. I think there are boards that would let me breathe easier but X series is an issue for me with some of the 32bit software I still need to run. On balance I think I'm probably just being overcautious
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    Thanks Casey, so the M2's don't share bandwidth with the x1 slots?
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    But then we'd find windows writing files on the osx partition, unless you put win first, and install it first. That is my understanding at least. Interestingly I am also using a fireface, this is why I picked the designare z390 with integrated Bluetooth 3. I also have a motu PCIe424 and one...
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    Also wondering if having 2 M.2 drives results in a decrease of bandwidth for each drive regardless of whether the other is in use. If so, I think I'd need to find a way of disabling in BIOS
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    [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

    M2 drives, PCI lanes and SATA ports. Hi there. So, I am planning a dual boot Hack along the lines of this build and had a question about M2 drives. I've been delving through the gigabyte forums but everyone seems to have a different opinion. If I run Win in the top M2 and OSX in the bottom...
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    Thanks for getting back so quick, kinda what I wanted to hear given I'm almost there with parts. I think it'll be some time before I can transition fully to 64bit.
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    Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

    Hi Casey. Thanks for the guide, superb resource. I had a question re intermixing the guide for the Designare Z390 and the Z490. I've been planning my build for a while and already have most of the components but just seen the Z490 get upped from a still tinkering to golden build. I'd love to put...
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    Corsair Utility Engine (CUE)

    Thanks for the reply. So it does what it's supposed to? Was thinkning Corsair RGB RAM and a few QL's. Is the software sub-par or support just flakey. Wasn't sure if they'd support fans given mac builds
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    Corsair Utility Engine (CUE)

    iCUE for OSX. Anyone verify it works? About to pull the trigger either way
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    [SUCCESS] ASUS TUF Z390M-PRO GAMING - i7 9700K - RX 580

    https://www.newegg.com/fenvi-bcm94360ng-pcie-half-mini-card-m-2/p/0XM-00JK-00083 Apparently these cards are plug and play on this board without having to destroy the heatshield or make any mods. I might be too late but if you ever need that PCI slot back, this'll do it
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    [SUCCESS] ASUS TUF Z390M-PRO GAMING - i7 9700K - RX 580

    Just thought I'd mention as been scanning the threads to follow a similar build. The built-in wifi card can be removed and directly replaced with one of these: https://www.newegg.com/fenvi-bcm94360ng-pcie-half-mini-card-m-2/p/0XM-00JK-00083 and save a precious PCI slot. Haven't tried it myself...
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