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

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If you used Unibeast 10 that includes Lilu + WEG but you'll need to add AppleALC for audio to work.
Am I right in saying that has to be done manually because there’s no multibeast for Catalina yet?.
 

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Am I right in saying that has to be done manually because there’s no multibeast for Catalina yet?.
Right, if you're keeping kexts in kexts/other folder you can just drag and drop. In my previous post I linked to Sniki's repo where you can see what you need for working audio. I think I sold my 8300 about 2 years ago and never really used ALC and the Devices/Properties approach. Here's how he enables ALC221 and HDMI audio on these HPs.

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If you plan on going to Catalina for an upgrade, I would wait until a Co. like MSI releases a LP version of either a 5300 or 5500 by AMD. https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/7/...nd-entry-level-gpu-release-date-news-features
How about for a tower 6300? I cant upgrade to Mojave due to Nvidia drivers are not available for my 1050 and and spare GT710 is too slow and (I guess) not compatible with Final Cut Pro.
I wanted to get another 9020 with i-7 but with new 500w power supply, graphics card and RAM but it is well over £300. I just need some editing work done (with proxy/optimized media) and I dont want to spend more than £60-70
 

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How about for a tower 6300? I cant upgrade to Mojave due to Nvidia drivers are not available for my 1050
Can you find a full height MSI or Gigbayte RX560 ? If so, those work well with FCP editing. It's similar to what's in newer MBPs.
 
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Can you find a full height MSI or Gigbayte RX560 ? If so, those work well with FCP editing. It's similar to what's in newer MBPs.
Do I need to change power supply of 6300 tower for RX560?
 

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Do I need to change power supply of 6300 tower for RX560?
No. Draws all it's power from the PCIe x16 slot. Make sure to get a 560 that doesn't need 6 pin power from the PSU. A few of the OC'd models need 6 pin power.
 
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No. Draws all it's power from the PCIe x16 slot. Make sure to get a 560 that doesn't need 6 pin power from the PSU. A few of the OC'd models need 6 pin power.
Thanks for your swift replies,much appreciated.
 

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Thanks for your help. It is a bit more expensive than I want to spend.
Do you think I should look for a second hand? I am worried that they could be overclocked and pretty worn down.
Choices choices choices...
I know what you mean, buying second-hand is a bit of a gamble. GPUs that are supported in macOS but cost less needs more research. @trs96 can probably make better suggestions for your Dell than I can :thumbup:
 
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