Gigabyte Z370 HD3P, i9-9900K, Nvidia GTX 760 Build with Mojave 10.14.4

Feb 13, 2013
Customac Budget ATX
EVGA Geforce GTX 650
Mac mini
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Gigabyte Z370 HD3P, i9-9900K, Nvidia GTX 760 Build with Mojave 10.14.4

Gigabyte Z370-HD3P, BIOS Version (F8) Motherboard​
Crucial Ballistrix Sport LT 16 GB (2-8GB Sticks) DDR4-2400 (PC3-19200) Memory​
Intel Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake CPU​
Enermax ETS-t50A-BVT Air Cooler​
Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 Graphics card during installation and PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX580 after installation​
Crucial BX500 2.5 SSD, 120GB​
PowerSpec 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular Power Supply​
Corsair Carbide SPEC-01 Computer Case​
LG 32UD99-W with HDR Monitor​
Wireless Logitech Keyboard & Mouse​

Software used:
UniBeast 9.2.0, MultiBeast 11.2.0​
Install macOS Mojave 10.14.4 (6.048 GB)​

HDMI hookup was used between the monitor and the GTX 760 graphic card. Herein is the
installation procedures which only used UniBeast and MultiBeast listed above. For speedier
completion, a USB3 drive instead of USB2 drive was used for the installing drive.

Creation of Installation USB Flash Drive
With a USB3 thumb drive placed into a USB2 port, the installation USB drive was completed based on the following UniBeast procedure:
UniBeast: “Install macOS Mojave on Any Supported Intel-based PC”​
The completed procedure resulted in an installation usb name of:​
Install macOS Mojave (this USB contained EFI-Backups, install​
macOS Mojave, & MultiBeast V11.2.0 Mojave Edition)​

BIOS Review
Start computer > press delete key for BIOs > press f7 for optimized defaults > yes
BIOS Changes:
Advanced Frequency Setting > CPU upgrade > i7-8700k CPU 4.8 (mobo not i9 upgraded)​
Advanced Frequency Setting > Extreme Memory Profile(XMP) > Profile 1​
CSM Support > Disabled​
Super IO Configuration > Serial Port > Disabled​
USB Configuration > XHCI Hand-off > Enabled​
VT-d > Disabled​
Internal Controller (leave at Auto)​
ErP > Enabled​
Then power off the computer.

Example of my Installation of MacOS Mojave unto the computer
1. Exchange the working computer SSD with a new or cleaned SSD​
(I temporarily named “untitled”)​
2. Insert installing usb3 drive Install macOS Mojave into a usb2 port.​
3. Power on the computer > repeatedly press f12 until menu appears.​
Select installing drive: Install macOS Mojave
4. Clover boot screen will appear:​
Select “Boot OS X Install from Install macOS Mojave”> enter​
A short filling bar (about 2-minute duration) will appear.​
Next a longer filling bar (about one-minute duration.​
Then a restart.​

5. A macOS Utilities display will appear > select: Disk Utility > continue​
On left side of Disk Utility select target ssd (eg untitled) > erase​
For name: I changed from untitled to moj
For Format: MacOS Extended (Journaled) or APFS​
Press erase > done > quit Disk Utility​

6. A macOS Utilities display will again appear > select: install macOS > continue​
A round Mojave image will appear > continue​
Then > agree > agree​
Select: moj > install​
A filling bar will appear and usually show about 6 minutes duration - followed by a​
computer restart​

7. After a restart a Clover boot screen will appear​
Ignore time limited Prebooter installer and immediately press: “Select Boot OS X Install from moj” > enter.​
A filling bar will appear.​
Next, another bar will occur and indicate about 12 minutes remaining time. It will​
actually take about 7 minutes for completion. A restart will follow.​

8. Restart​
Clover boot screen will appear​
Select “Boot OS X Install from moj” > enter​
Then a filling bar will appear followed by set up instructions.​

9. Set-up Instructions​
Installation will continue with selection displays of welcome/ United States/ keyboard/ network Ethernet connection (bypass Ethernet for now)/ transfer information etc/ sign in etc/ terms and conditions/ create a computer account express setup, etc, etc. Expect a long waiting time for completion of “Setting Up Your Mac”. Ethernet connection will be installed after MultiBeast is installed.​

10. Go to finder > preference > select “hard drives” to allow display of moj ssd on screen​

Multibeast Installations
MultiBeast 11.2.0 Settings:​
Quick Start > UEFI Boot Mode​
Drivers >​
Audio > ALCxxx​
Misc > FakeSMC Plugin​
Misc > FakeSMC HWMonitor Application​
Network > Intel > IntelMausiEthernet v2.4.0​
USB > 3rd Party USB 3.0​
USB > Remove XHCI USB Port Limit​
USB > USBinjectAll​
Customize > System Definition > iMac > iMac 18,3​

Internal and HDMI audio, USB3, and shut down are working satisfactorily. No video problems occurred using the NVIDIA GTX 760 graphic board during the installation. For general applications, the GTX 760 graphic board was subsequently replaced by the PowerColor Radeon RX 580 board.

It is noted that on an initial installation, a BIOS setting of (Chipset > Internal Controller >
Enabled) was selected. This resulted in a long final installation completion time which was
shorten in a re-installation by retaining (Chipset > Internal Controller > Auto).

In conclusion, the installation went very well using only the UniBeast and MultiBeast entries. Thank you,

From a review of the Gigabyte Z390/i9-9900k Mojave builds on the forum, it seems that that the installation method descrided herein may not work smoothly for the Z390 boards without some changes in the Clover procedures.

Geekbench results of 6243 (single-core) / 36283 (multi-core) are shown below. For comparison, a Multi-Core score of about 30,000 was previously obtained using i7-8700k cpu versus 36,283 for the i9-9900k cpu installation.