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Buying advice for bluetooth/wifi on Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 5

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I'm about to build my second hackintosh which will be used for video editing/color grading

I went for a Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 5 motherboard and I noticed it has an integrated wifi module by intel (Intel 1x1 802.11ac Wireless), no bluetooth is mentioned in the specs though.

So the question is, what should I buy to get bluetooth working on my machine? Handoff compatibility is a plus, but bluetooth keyboard is a must :)

Second question: the buyer's guide suggests getting a TP-Link Archer T9E 802.11AC AC1900, is that needed or will I be able to use the integrated wifi module on my MOBO? If so, would I see an improvement in performance with the tp-link board?

I'm sorry for all these noob questions, but I've successfully built a single hackintosh following the forum's advice and at the time, I used a fenvi board that provides both bluetooth and wifi connection... that was easy :)

If you are interested in the whole shopping list, I'm going for this:

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 5
intel i7-8700k
32 GB Ballistix Sport LT (16 GB x 2), DDR4, 2666 MT/s, PC4-21300
Inno3D GTX1080ti Jet-Fan
SSD 1TB Samsung 970 EVO M.2
Corsair Carbide 400C
Corsair Hydro H100i v2
Corsair RM750X

+ 2 WD hard drives for a RAID setup and a cheap 2,5" sata SSD to run windows for smaller tasks
 

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I'm about to build my second hackintosh which will be used for video editing/color grading

I went for a Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 5 motherboard and I noticed it has an integrated wifi module by intel (Intel 1x1 802.11ac Wireless), no bluetooth is mentioned in the specs though.

So the question is, what should I buy to get bluetooth working on my machine? Handoff compatibility is a plus, but bluetooth keyboard is a must :)

Second question: the buyer's guide suggests getting a TP-Link Archer T9E 802.11AC AC1900, is that needed or will I be able to use the integrated wifi module on my MOBO? If so, would I see an improvement in performance with the tp-link board?

I'm sorry for all these noob questions, but I've successfully built a single hackintosh following the forum's advice and at the time, I used a fenvi board that provides both bluetooth and wifi connection... that was easy :)

If you are interested in the whole shopping list, I'm going for this:

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 5
intel i7-8700k
32 GB Ballistix Sport LT (16 GB x 2), DDR4, 2666 MT/s, PC4-21300
Inno3D GTX1080ti Jet-Fan
SSD 1TB Samsung 970 EVO M.2
Corsair Carbide 400C
Corsair Hydro H100i v2
Corsair RM750X

+ 2 WD hard drives for a RAID setup and a cheap 2,5" sata SSD to run windows for smaller tasks
you may want to have a look here regarding wifi cards:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/broadcom-wifi-bluetooth-guide.242423/

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...ini-cards-pcie-and-mini-pcie-adapters.147734/
 
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Thank you so much! I was a bit confused by the buyer's guide "we recommend the PCIe card below for native WIFI and Bluetooth support" which I believe is a mistake/refers to the old fenvi card.

I went for a broadcom BCM943602CS Combo card instead of the suggested tp-link
 
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