- Jul 13, 2011
- Asrock Z370m-ITX/ac
- UHD 630
- Mobile Phone
bjgo's Build: i5-8400 - Asrock Z370M-ITX/ac - UHD 630
Intel Core i5-8400 Processor
Noctua NH-L9I CPU Cooler (300-2500 RPM, 4pin, TDP 65W, 15-24dB, Al+Cu, 420g)
Asrock Z370M-ITX/ac (RTL) MicroATX Motherboard
Crucial Ballistix BLS2C8G4D26BFSEK DDR4 DIMM 16Gb KIT 2*8Gb PC4-21300 Memory
SAMSUNG 970 EVO MZ-V7E250BW 250GB, M.2 2280, PCI-E x4, NVMe SSD
SEAGATE Barracuda Pro ST1000LM049, 1ТB, HDD, SATA III, 2.5"
Compatible Broadcom M.2 card
AC-DC 12V@12,5A 150W
12V 24-pin/4 pin PicoPSU
Morex Cubid 557B Black
I've made such a delicious build equivalent to Mac Mini 2018, but twice as cheap!
It's great example of why are we here. It's just slightly bigger than Mac Mini 2018; it's almost as powerful as the i7 version, which costs about a $1900, but this buid only costs $900. Ladies and gentlemens, I proudly present this mini HTPC.
bootloader - clover
graphics - lilu + whatevergreen + framebuffer patches via hackintool
sound - appleALC + layout 99 + HDAS -> HDEF
ethernet1 - intelmausiethernet
ethernet2 - SmallTree-Intel-211-AT-PCIe-GBE.kext
usb3 - Hackintool
wifi+bt - replaced m.2
Installation Tools Needed
UniBeast Mojave (tonymacx86 Downloads)
MultiBeast Mojave (tonymacx86 Downloads)
Clover Configurator (tonymacx86 Downloads)
Hackintool (if you want to change audio layout or change USB ports)
SmallTree-Intel-211-AT-PCIe-GBE.kext for second Ethernet port
BT and WIFI kexts for your card.
my version is 3.20
defaults a fine, BUT:
F6 for Advanced Mode, then:
Advanced - USB Configuration - XHCI Hand-off - ENABLED
without that you can't boot UniBeast drive
For best compatibility use USB 2.0 drive.
After macOS install, you have only 7MB of VRAM.
Run MultiBeast for Mojave and select:
Drivers - Audio - AppleALC
Drivers - Audio - 100/200/300 series audio support (HDAS - HDEF)
Drivers - Misc - FakeSMC (+plugins if you prefer)
Drivers - Network - Intel - IntelMausiEthernet v2.4.0 (first Ethernet port)
Bootloader - Clover UEFI
Customise - Graphics - WhateverGreen (and NOT INSTALL "Intel HD630 Coffee Lake", ONLY WHATEVERGREEN)
System Definition - Mac Mini - macmini6,2 (will be replaced next, maybe not needed, but I did, and all was fine)
DO NOT REBOOT AFTER MULTIBEAST - we are not finished, yet.
Open EFI partition and copy my USBports.kext into /EFI/EFI/Clover/kexts/Other/
Copy my config.plist into /EFI/EFI/Clover/ and replace existing, then open it with Clover Configurator and GENERATE YOUR OWN MacMini8,1 SMBIOS.
If you want iMessage to work - this is point you should stop and read iMessage guide https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/an-idiots-guide-to-imessage.196827
BE CAREFUL - SMBIOS section must be unique to you, or you can encounter many errors with App Store and other iCloud stuff.
Make a folder on Desktop named "install".
Copy SmallTree-Intel-211-AT-PCIe-GBE.kext (for second Ethernet) and your WiFi-Bluetooth kexts in it.
Open the Terminal and copy/paste:
cd Desktop/install sudo cp -R *.kext /Library/Extensions sudo kextcache -i /
After last command is finished, we finally can reboot.
For now we have:
- audio in the Green mini-jack on Back Panel as Internal Speakers
- graphics - 2048MB VRAM and full accelerated, hot-plug enabled, 4K over DP
- USB 3.0, but two USB 3.0 above one of HDMI ports works only as USB 2.0 (3.0 DEVICE WILL NOT WORK IN THIS PORTS, USE OTHER 3.0 INSTEAD) because I need two more USB 2.0 ports on case Front Panel. If you want - you can create your own USBports.kext with Hackintool.
Fully accelerated graphic, all ports are working simultaneously. 4K display works great over DP (3840x2160, 60Hz)
Audio over mini-jack and HDMI (no volume control over HDMI - as I know impossible to fix on any hackintosh) .
WiFi and Bluetooth (replaced m.2 card)
Both ethernet ports
What Doesn't Work
I disabled a couple of USB 3.0 ports above the HDMI (15-ports macOS restriction. possible to patch but I don't want to. my setup is 10 USB 2 + 4 USB 3 + internal BT).
While system boots, one of HDMI ports must be empty. If you need 2 displays - use DP+HDMI, works perfect. If you need all of ports, connect second HDMI after full boot.
whatevergreen issue, may be fixed in next releases
Thank you for reading patiently.
My USB ports and FrameBuffer patches: