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[Guide] Install High Sierra on the HP 6300 Pro / 8300 Elite Desktop PC

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then i can have more ssd/hdd, RX580
If you want the RX580 you would still have to upgrade the PSU and use an 8 pin power adapter from the replacement PSU. I don't think the Z220 PSU has an 8 pin supplemental power adapter to connect to the RX580.
 
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If you want the RX580 you would still have to upgrade the PSU and use a custom 24 to 6 pin power adapter. I don't think the Z220 PSU has an 8 pin supplemental power adapter to connect to the RX580.
Yeah, i can upgrade the PSU with 2 6pin/8pin(6+2) for RX580, and buy ATX 24pin to 2-port 6pin adapter for HP Z220 mainboard.

Its seem the budget build + more room than the 9010 MT that i have (lack of Front usb 3.0 when installed RX 570 VGA, 3/4 sata ports using)

  • HP z220 i7-3770: 180$
  • RX580: 100$
  • PSU 650W (80+): 50$
  • Ssd 240: 30$
  • 32GB RAM DD3 1600: 100$
  • Wifi BT native adapter for hackintosh: 30$
It's about ~500$ for the HP z220 build but with more space that don't have to sacrifice ports (PCIe, sata...)
 

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9010 MT that i have (lack of Front usb 3.0 when installed RX 570 VGA, 3/4 sata ports using)
This is why I said in the Dell Guide to use the Mini-ITX version of the RX 570. Those are under 8 inches in length and don't take away / block any SATA ports or the USB 3.0 header. It's all documented in post #2 of that thread.

I looked at the Z220 ATX motherboard more closely. It appears that you won't need a 24 to 6 pin adapater. It has a standard 24 pin power socket onboard. :) Only the SFF Z220's would need the 24 to 6 pin power adapter.
 
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This is why I said in the Dell Guide to use the Mini-ITX version of the RX 570. Those are under 8 inches in length and don't take away / block any SATA ports or the USB 3.0 header. It's all documented in post #2 of that thread.
Yeah, i read that, but where i live, hard to find Mini-ITX version of the RX 570 : (, and the SP Pulse RX570 is very cheap, about 50$, RX 580 about 80$-100$.

I looked at the Z220 ATX motherboard more closely. It appears that you won't need a 24 to 6 pin adapater. It has a standard 24 pin power socket onboard. :) Only the SFF Z220's would need the 24 to 6 pin power adapter.
You're right. My mistake : D

So, could you take ur time to guide for the installation HS/Mojave on HP z220? More options/specs/choices with the same price for the budget build.
 

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So, could you take ur time to guide for the installation HS/Mojave on HP z220?
You can follow this guide. It will work just as well since you'll be using the i7-3770. The Z220 has the C216 chipset which is slightly different than Q77 but not so much that it makes a difference for the install. Maybe you could write a small guide that outlines the differences when using the Z220 vs. the HP 8300 Elite MT.
 
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HP and Dell Ivy Bridge Based Q77 Desktops are the Best Sellers on Amazon.com
Was checking this list today and was amazed to see how well these sell at the largest online retailer in the USA.
The HP 8300 with an i5-3470 is always at the top of this list. The Dell 7010 has just recently moved up to #3 best seller. This is the DT version which is slightly larger than the HP 8300 SFF. The size of the Dell SFF is much smaller. This shows you the great quality and value of these desktops. They're well built, reliable and versatile. Just thought you might be interested.

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