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Gigabyte Z690 Gaming X DDR4 - i7 12700KF - AMD RX 6600XT

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Gigabyte Z690 Gaming X DDR4 - i7-12700KF - AMD RX 6600 XT

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Components

Gigabyte Z690 Gaming X DDR4

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09KC8L37D/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Intel i7-12700KF
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09GYJJ1PT/?tag=tonymacx86-21

Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B098XP1Y38/?tag=tonymacx86-21

NZXT H510 Flow
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09CW354GD/?tag=tonymacx86-21

WD Black 500GB (Boot Drive)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08SWFTP9N/?tag=tonymacx86-21

Corsair RM750 (750w) PSU
https://www.amazon.co.uk//dp/B07S4WS5L4/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

2x Corsair LL140 (140mm) RGB Fans
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07S4WS5L4/?tag=tonymacx86-21


Already Owned Components

Gigabyte RX 6600 XT Gaming OC Pro
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09BWXSVHY/?tag=tonymacx86-21

Kingston 64GB DDR4 3200 HyperX Fury
https://www.amazon.co.uk//dp/B08N5M6B5S/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Sabrent Rocket 256GB (Parallels Drive)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KGLN3HN/?tag=tonymacx86-21

Fenvi FV-T919
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07VCCZS54/?tag=tonymacx86-21


Comments


This build was made possible by the wonderful teamwork on display in the Alder Lake thread, with a special shoutout to @felbo , @ori69 , @CaseySJ and the OpenCore Team.

After nearly 2 years using my Z490 Vision G and after I cancelled my order for a Mac Studio, I decided to build what will likely be my last Hackintosh :cry:


Installation

BIOS Setup (Updated to latest version F8 as of August 2022)
→ Load Optimized Defaults

Favourites (F11)
→ Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) → Profile 1
→ CSM Support → Disabled
→ Secure Boot Mode → Custom
→ VT-d → Enabled
→ SATA Controllers → Enabled

Tweaker

→ Advanced CPU Settings ←
→ Hyper-Threading → Enabled

→ CPU Cores Enabling Mode → Selectable Mode
→ Active P-core 0-7 → Enable
→ Active E-core 0-3 → Enable

Settings

→ IO Ports ←
→ Above 4G Decoding → Enabled
→ Re-size BAR Support → Disabled

→ USB Configuration ←
→ Legacy USB Support → Enabled
→ XHCI Hand-off → Enabled
→ USB Mass Storage Driver Support → Enabled
→ Port 60/64 Emulation → Enabled

→ Miscellaneous ←
→ LEDS in system power on state → Off
→ LEDS in sleep, hibernation and soft off states → Off
→ Intel (PTT) → Disabled
→ Trusting Computing ←
→ Security device support → Disabled

Boot

→ CFG Lock → Disabled
→ Fast boot → Disabled
→ Windows 10 features → Windows 10
→ Secure Boot → Disabled
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** BIOS Settings if you have loud coil whine like noise coming from the CPU area **
Tweaker
→ Vcore Voltage Mode → Fixed
→ CPU Vcore → 1.200v

Advanced Voltage Setting
CPU / VRM Settings

→ CPU Vcore Loadline Calibration → Low

(Optional for Windows use only)

Tweaker
Advanced CPU Setting
C-States Control

→ CPU Enhanced Halt (CIE) → Disabled
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Summary


Not had a problem with any of my builds using this forum from my Z97, Z370 & Z490 builds and the same seems to apply to my Z690 build, this build is a nice upgrade to my Z490 build and using a WD Black PCIe 4.0 boot drive seems to make this build turbo charged.. so much more snappier.

The EFI folder used is partly from felbo & ori69 that they provided on the forum with my own changers for better or worse.

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That's a really nice case!, and the subtle RGB RAM is a nice touch!. :thumbup:
 

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After nearly 2 years using my Z490 Vision G and after I cancelled my order for a Mac Studio, I decided to build what will likely be my last Hackintosh
What kind of work is this system used for ? Audio or video production ?

This is a great idea from WD. Instead of saying it's M or B keyed they simply say, "one notch slots only."
 

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What kind of work is this system used for ? Audio or video production ?
lite video editing at most.. system is so overkill for my use case but I like new stuff & didn't want to spend 2k on a mac studio just incase I want to run Windows native for gaming in the future.
 

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system is so overkill for my use case but I like new stuff & didn't want to spend 2k on a mac studio just incase I want to run Windows native for gaming in the future.
That's a good plan. Your hardware will have Windows 11 support for at least the next 10 years. I'll bet it can still run AAA titles fine for the next 5 years.
 

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Why do you set VT-d to Enabled?
Most people set it OFF.

For modern OpenCore builds you can now leave VT-d enabled. You do however, also need to activate the DisableIOMapper quirk.
 
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Uploaded Opencore 0.8.5 EFI and added BIOS settings that might help if you get loud coil whine like noise coming from the CPU area (which I seem to be getting now), same settings I used on the Z490 which makes a big difference.
 
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I also found that updating the BIOS to F8 completely solved the noise issue for me. Without changing these settings. And I tried to install the F20b BIOS, there were options for setting this noise, but the macOS with this BIOS does not boot.
 
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