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[Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

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HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF
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i5-3475S / i3-3225
Graphics
RX560 4 GB / GT 710 2 GB
Mac
  1. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
I bought:
Amazon: Computer PC HP Elite 6300 PRO SFF - Intel Core 2 Duo G640 2,8Ghz x 2 - Ram 4GB - HD 250GB (arrived broken) - USB 3.0. 132 euro.
Amazon: ZOTAC GeForce GT 710 1GB DDR3 ZT-71301-20L DVI-D + HDMI. 35 euro.
Amazon: ANEWISH® Antenna USB WiFi a Lunga Distanza Chiavetta Wifi con Antenna 5dBi Ricevitore WiFi 600Mbps 802.11ac Dual Band 2.4G/5.8G Scheda Wifi Supporto Windows 10/8/7 / Vista / XP / 2000, Mac OS. 16.90 euro.
Amazon: Hamlet HXD25U3MRD - Box per Hard Disk SATA, USB 3.0 da 2.5" (colore Rosso) + Hard DISK 320GB recovered from old notebook. 18.98 euro.
Ebay: Memory: HYNIX 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ PC3-10600u-9-10-B0 2Rx8 HMT351U6BFR8C-H9 NO AA. 27.90 euro.
Recovered SSD 3.5 OCZ Vertex 2 da 120GB.
Recovered Samsung HD2333 DVI, HDMI E VGA.
Recovered SanDisk SDCZ48-064G-U46 Cruzer Ultra Chiavetta USB 3.0 64 GB.
I installed high sierra with the pendrive.
Finished installation. I changed this setting Clover: nvda_drv=1
If it does not work to add: Inject nvidia.

With this configuration the pc works fine. I'm happy and I have spent less than 250 euro.

Ciao, ciao da Paco2008.
Hi @Paco2008
Have you tried to install mojave on your PC? I have the same cpu
Regards from IT
 
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RX 550
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it says its a 550, plus the link is in Russian
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HP 8300
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I7-3770
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GTX 1030
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  2. iMac
  3. Plus
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HP 8300 Elite 657094-601
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i7-3770
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RX 560
i had an issue pop up today. my network cable says "unplugged" . i have tried several cables, several ports in the router, all with the same result. there was no problems before, but now i am forced to use wifi. Anything i should specifically look at?
Thanx for your help.
 

trs96

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My newest post in Deals of the Day:

TLDR: These LP cards can give you working graphics via DP in an SFF 6300 or 8300. Works great when you've got the i5-3470 which has unsupported HD2500 intel gfx.
 
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  4. Power Mac
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  1. Android
So with all this talk about GPUs, i was going to get a RX560 put they shot so far up in price, someone else in this thread recommended the 550 instead, any one have decent benchmarks, how does it compare to a 1050Ti? any other SFF 8300 compatible cards for light gaming/video editing that would be an upgrade from my 1030?
 

trs96

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someone else in this thread recommended the 550 instead, any one have decent benchmarks, how does it compare to a 1050Ti?
Nowhere near a 1050 Ti in terms of gaming performance. I wouldn't buy one for that. I think that the 550s (yeston) that do work with macOS are probably rebranded RX 460s. You could look up the specs on one of those.

The ones that are true 550s (Polaris 12) are not macOS compatible. Here's info from the initial 550 release.
AMD have released a new Polaris 12 GPU, the Radeon RX 550. It is a sub-$100 entry level GPU, targeted at those who want an inexpensive, low profile, low power and low performance component for mini desktop PCs or a minor upgrade on integrated GPUs. It has just 8 compute units, a boost clock of 1183 MHz and comes with either 2 or 4 Gb of GDDR5 memory capable of delivering up to 112 GB/s bandwidth. As expected from a discrete GPU, the RX 550 wipes the floor with Intel’s current best desktop iGPU (HD 630 (Kaby Lake). The RX 550 is expected to be around 70% as fast as the only $20 dearer RX 560 (the successor to the RX 460 to be released next month)

Why rebrand the 460 chips and call them a 550 ? To get rid of old stock that didn't sell. When it's called a 550 consumers think they're getting a one gen newer card.

If you do a Google search you won't see a single true RX 550 LP that has a VGA port (blue).

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