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

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Absolutely OOB!
Good news for everyone with SFF or smaller cases. An affordable low profile AMD card that works. Thanks for the info.
 

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Hey guys, I have a question about the 8300 USFF lan/internet connection. Has anyone heard about losing the internet connection repeatedly (let's say every minute or so)? I can confirm it for two builds. Can this be a kext question? A helping hand would be much appreciated.
 
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Hey guys, I have a question about the 8300 USFF lan/internet connection. Has anyone heard about losing the internet connection repeatedly (let's say every minute or so)? I can confirm it for two builds. Can this be a kext question? A helping hand would be much appreciated.
I have done multiple 8300s including a USFF and all have solid LAN connections with no issues. Do you lose LAN or "just" internet; might be a problem with your router?
 
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Guys can anyone help me.

I've followed this guide to a T and I cant seem to boot the USB installer after post when pressing F9.
in the bios I can see the USB listed but it doesn't give me the option on UEFI boot options
 
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Just wondering:
Is the RX550 the current best (powerful) option for SFF owners that wish to upgrade from Sierra?
Does the RX550 compare well against the 1050ti for gaming power?
I'm thinking about building another 8300 hackintosh, if I purchased a 8300 tower what is the best graphics card option at present?

Sorry for all the questions.
 

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Is the RX550 the current best (powerful) option for SFF owners that wish to upgrade from Sierra?
The majority of RX 550s don't even work. The only one that works is the Yeston RX 550 4GB. 2GB version doesn't. The yeston branded card is not that powerful. You'd be much better off with a regular RX 560. Those cost more.

if I purchased a 8300 tower what is the best graphics card option at present?
An AMD RX 570 or 580 but you'd have to replace the PSU for adequate power to run it. Adapters are required.
 
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