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  1. scottkendall

    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    The MacBook Air fits the bill for my 7 year old. He does not need more RAM and the Mac mini needs a keyboard, mouse Monitor and a desk. Remote school is a drag!
  2. scottkendall

    Trying to get built in audio and Thunderbolt audio working on Catalina

    Have you looked at this user guide? https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/storks-thunderball-ii-build-asus-proart-z490-creator-thunderbolt-3-i5-10400-amd-rx-580.305775/
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    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    With 0.6.6 it hangs there. I fiddled with it a bit but gave up and went back to 6.5. Going to get my son a Mac book air in the coming weeks he does not need the GPU power for school as I do for work so it will give me the opportunity to see how it does so I do not feel I wasted money on...
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    LG UltraFine 5K Build

    Glad you got it working I knew it was possible.
  5. scottkendall

    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    6.6 would not boot on my system kept giving me an error I think it has to do with the AS media controller that is where it gets stuck. And that is quite a step down from a VII to a RX560... when I started my build I had an RX560 because that was the only thing on the market.
  6. scottkendall

    Thunderbolt 3 Modified Firmware Custom SSDT Discussion

    Are you using a native firmware on the Thunderbolt card? If so then I suggest looking into fishing the card with a modified firmware, if the NVM23 firmware you using is modified I would suggest changing to the NVM33 that is for the Designare motherboard. Thats the version I use on my TB3 card...
  7. scottkendall

    [Success] GIGABYTE Z370 Gaming 7 + Intel Core i7-8700K + RX 580 + (2x) Dell P2715Q 4k @ 60Hz

    If you want a slight boost in performance you can yank your 8700k CPU and pop in a 9900k CPU. That would get you up to the base model specs of the 2019 Mac Pro. It would not be a Xeon chip but it still would be 8 core 16 threads and I think it benches higher. :)
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    Thunderbolt 3 Modified Firmware Custom SSDT Discussion

    Thunderbolt on a hack is not the same as thunderbolt on a real Mac so saying that the driver is fine on a real Mac does not make the driver not the problem. Second problem is you do not have a board that is supporting thunderbolt, I have a card working in a board that does not support...
  9. scottkendall

    (Solved) Odd Desktop Behavior.

    The problem was the user profile once I created a new user profile the problem seems to have been resolved.
  10. scottkendall

    Looking for Alpine Ridge Testers for SSDT (GC-Alpine preferably)

    Other then my User profile getting corrupted and behaving strangely after sleep Big Sur has given me no issues. Mojave corrupted my User profile also, maybe it because I upgraded from beta. In Catalina I did not run the beta due to Apple TV and Apple Music not working correctly.. I see no...
  11. scottkendall

    Looking for Alpine Ridge Testers for SSDT (GC-Alpine preferably)

    It is possible to get TB bus on a GC-Alpine ridge without flashing, @CaseySJ was helping people for a while to accomplish this. I never tried because my card was already modified and working in a system that did not have a TB header so I did not want to mess with it.
  12. scottkendall

    Looking for Alpine Ridge Testers for SSDT (GC-Alpine preferably)

    No both my cards are modified.
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    Thunderbolt 3 Modified Firmware Custom SSDT Discussion

    Sleep works great as long as I jumper 3 and 5 if I plug in the THB C header cable then sleep goes bye bye... I am totally fine with the 3-5 pin jumper. Also I am not going to modify the card in someway that I can not undo.
  14. scottkendall

    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    So no programs I take it. Right now it is running at 38c I got a web browser and email open. I was doing some raiding in wow and it never went above 70c but the raid was not really visually stunning. In most zones in wow, it runs very cool. There is one zone however that sends the card into...
  15. scottkendall

    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    @pastrychef I used VGtab to under-volt my GPU and make the fan run super speed over 70c and it seems like it runs significantly cooler is there a way to actually check that it is actually drawing less power?
  16. scottkendall

    (Solved) Odd Desktop Behavior.

    Seems like it began around 11.2.0 and became more apparent with 11.2.1 But safari will stop responding to the mouse, the desktop right-click will not work though if I do ctrl-click it seems to bring up the menu, and the latest is my desktop icons disappearing. It appears like it is going down...
  17. scottkendall

    Build around an I7 for music production

    For the price of the new mini and apple trade-in program, it is kind of throw-away upgradeable. I mean the M1 is a few hundred dollars cheaper than its I7 counterpart but is more powerful in every aspect except that the 2018 mac Mini can upgrade its memory. For music production, you do not...
  18. scottkendall

    Build around an I7 for music production

    It is really hard to give you an exact list, but if you look at the different golden builds you will find all of them are totally capable setups for music production. The Golden Builds specifically the Designer z390 and the Vision D z490 have lots of users that do music production. You could...
  19. scottkendall

    LG UltraFine 5K Build

    I did not like NVM50 that was the first modified firmware. The V2.0 just comes from the factory with NVM50 it is not really a different card as far as I know. As I said I have no idea how GC Titan Ridge is going to react with an Asus board, so all your work can be for not. I do not know why it...
  20. scottkendall

    LG UltraFine 5K Build

    Right is a matter of opinion I use the Designare Firmware NVM33 but I use the Titan Ridge SSDT. Also, I use the 3/5 jumper to force power on the card. The Titan card is kind of finicky in that it likes to be in the bottom 16x slot that runs at 4x normally. But I have no idea how it will behave...
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