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Dominus Extreme + W-3175x

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Can one build a hackintosh using the Asus' Dominus Extreme (built around C621 chipset) motherboard paired with a w-3175x CPU?
 
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I want to build the same configuration. We need kgp skills for this but he prefers to wait for the next Intel Generation.
 
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I have purchased these parts and plan to do a build. I'm going to start a thread following initial planning is completed. Daz
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Fantastic news! Will you list all your hardware parts and a full tutorial?
 
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I want to build the same configuration. We need kgp skills for this but he prefers to wait for the next Intel Generation.
Of course he does. He just completed an awesome build on current gen hardware. :) The Xeon W 3175-X and Dominus are not X599 as Intel proclaims - but the long in the tooth 621 Lewisburgh chipset due for replacement. So it makes since to wait.

That said, I aquired the hardware anyway and am begining planning for a macOS build on it. There is no reason to do so, and it will be filled with frustration. But what am I gonna due - ya can't run cinebench and look at a 7K score forever. :)

Daz
 

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Of course he does. He just completed an awesome build on current gen hardware. :) The Xeon W 3175-X and Dominus are not X599 as Intel proclaims - but the long in the tooth 621 Lewisburgh chipset due for replacement. So it makes since to wait.

That said, I aquired the hardware anyway and am begining planning for a macOS build on it. There is no reason to do so, and it will be filled with frustration. But what am I gonna due - ya can't run cinebench and look at a 7K score forever. :)

Daz
Any progress on your build? Do you happen to know if the dominus extreme is MSR locked? I ran thru the manual /bios but couldn't find the option. I'm seriously considering the jump. Please let us know. You seem to be the pioneer on this built.
 
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Any progress on your build? Do you happen to know if the dominus extreme is MSR locked? I ran thru the manual /bios but couldn't find the option. I'm seriously considering the jump. Please let us know. You seem to be the pioneer on this built.
I’m waiting too - though Intel just announced their Cascade Lake series (which I guess would be drop-in compatible with the motherboard for the SP parts with BIOS upgrades)
 
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The next Mac Pro is a 28 core that is most likely going to be a variant of the W-3275X using the exact same 621 chipset. The Mac Pro being on this platform will probably open up a lot of doors for 28 core mackintoshes based on this platform.
 
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