GUIDE: Z270X-UD5 - i7-7700K - AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB

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  1. mrclassicrecord

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    AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    Android, iOS
    Sep 1, 2017 at 8:43 AM #1
    mrclassicrecord

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    MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
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    Hey Eightball8!
    Here is a guide to were I am at. Hope this is helpful!

    Here are the main components to the rig:

    * GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 1151
    * Intel I7-7700K
    * AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB
    * Ballistix Sport LT 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200)
    * SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe
    * OWC 240GB Mercury Accelsior E2 (Old Stock)(Newer PCIe Cards are faster & less costly)
    * 500 GB SSD Scandisk
    * TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4GHz 450Mbps/5GHz 450Mbps
    * SABRENT AU-EMAC USB EXTERNAL STEREO SOUND ADAPTER
    * Dual Seiki Pro 28” 4K Monitors

    Used High Sierra Beta Guide:
    https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...h-sierra-public-beta-installation-usb.225520/

    Step 1:
    Disk Utility: 16GB USB Drive: ERASE, FORMAT Mac OS Extended (Journaled), SCHEME GUID Partion Map & name it USB. If it gives an ERROR perform same exact procedure, it will complete and click DONE!

    Step 2:
    Paste this code into a Terminal window:
    Code (Text):
    sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra\ Beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra\ Beta.app/ --volume /Volumes/USB/
    Hit RETURN and enter password! Hit Y & then RETURN! It will Create an Installer USB, named Install macOS High Sierra Beta

    Open Clover 4184 (or latest edition) package installer:

    • Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location...
    • Choose the USB, now called Install macOS High Sierra Beta
    • Hit Customize and install Clover to the same USB Checking:
    ☑ Install for UEFI booting only
    ☑ OsxAptioFix2Drv-64​

    Click INSTALL! It will Complete the install!

    An EFI Partition to the Installer USB will mount in the Finder! If it doesn’t mount, use EFI Mounter App to mount it!

    -Navigate to /EFI/CLOVER/ and replace default config.plist with one of the attached config.plist examples.

    -Navigate to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/ and add FakeSMC.kext

    -Navigate to EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/ and add apfs.efi

    -(Optional) Navigate to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/ and add IntelMausiEthernet.kext

    -(Optional) Navigate to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/ and add NullCPUPowerManagement.kext

    The Clover Installation USB is now finished.


    BIOS SETTINGS

    SAVE & EXIT
    Load optimized defaults.

    BIOS:
    Change “Windows 8/10 Features” to “Other OS”
    Change “Storage Boot Option Control” to “UEFI”

    PERIPHERALS:
    Change “SW Guard Extensions (SGX) to “Disabled”
    —“Super IO Configuration”
    Change “Serial Port” to “Disabled”
    —“USB configuration”
    Change “XHCI Hand-Off” to “Enabled”

    CHIPSET:
    Change “VT-d” to “Disabled”

    SAVE & EXIT:
    Save & Exit Setup “Yes”


    INSTALLATION FROM USB HIGH SIERRA BETA:

    Power on, Press F-12

    -Select, [UEFI PMAP Partition 1]

    -@ Clover Select, [Boot OS X Install From Install MacOS High Sierra Beta]

    -@ Installer, Open Disk Utility, Click Sidebar Window “Show All Devices”. Select “NVMe” Partition, Format APFS, Click [Partition], Click [Done]. Quit Disk Utility!

    -Click [Install MacOS]

    -Select “NVMe”

    -Auto Re-Boot

    -Press F-12

    -Select, [UEFI PMAP Partition 1]

    -@ Clover Select, [Boot MacOS X Install From NVMe] (this is a temporary container, yellow & black stripe box)

    -Auto Re-Boot

    -Press F-12

    -Select, [UEFI PMAP Partition 1]

    -@ Clover Select, [Boot MacOS X Install From NVMe]

    -Auto Re-Boot

    -Press F-12

    -Select, [UEFI PMAP Partition 1]

    -@ Clover Select, [Boot MacOS X Install From NVMe]

    -Go through Installation & Registration Process!


    POST INSTALLATION:


    Clover Configurator nor EFI Mounter can’t find Config.plist. This might have to do with APFS as a container and may be the reason why I don’t have Audio, USB 3, and Native HDMI & DisplayPort.


    I mounted the EFI from the Installer USB & NVMe Partition with Clover Configurator, Copied the EFI Folder from The Installer USB and placed it in the EFI Partition of NVMe.


    Unmounted the USB Installer EFI.


    -Navigated to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/ and added AppleALC.kext, Lilu.kext


    I have it running except that the Audio, (USB 3 ports), Native HDMI & DisplayPort and needing kexts to operate. I don’t have Thunderbolt components to test. CHECK Peripherals
     
  2. mrclassicrecord

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    Mac:
    MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
    Mobile Phone:
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    Sep 1, 2017 at 5:26 PM #2
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    Graphics:
    AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    Android, iOS
    To the Moderator who moved this to High Sierra Desktop Guides, Thank you!

    The video card used in this build is an AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB! The title states a ASUS GTX 760. Please change. Thanks!
     
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  3. Eightball8

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    Sep 2, 2017 at 12:24 AM #3
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    mrclassicrecord THANKS!!!

    Amazing guide. I'm going to pull the trigger and start the build tonight. I'll let you know how it goes.

    Thanks for all the info.
     
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    Graphics:
    AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    Android, iOS
    Sep 2, 2017 at 5:29 AM #4
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    AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    Android, iOS
    Your welcome! I am working getting help with the (USB 3) and Audio!

    Also the Buying Guide after High Sierra consumer is released is going to be off the chain with AMD components!:)
     
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    Sep 2, 2017 at 6:56 AM #5
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    Did you get Ethernet working?
     
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    MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
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    Sep 2, 2017 at 7:22 AM #6
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    MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
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    Yes! I had a wrong setting in the BIOS, the BIOS SETTINGS and instructions in the guide give ethernet.
     
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    Sep 3, 2017 at 4:21 PM #7
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    Ok, can’t boot from that usb. It’s not recognizing it. Hmmm.

    Any tips?
     
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    MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
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    Sep 3, 2017 at 9:01 PM #8
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    MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
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    Sep 3, 2017 at 9:05 PM #9
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    • Make sure you use a 16GB USB drive to be safe, place FakeSMC.kext to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/

    • and EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/ and add apfs.efi

      And the Attached config.plist at /EFI/CLOVER/

      Config.plist Examples (From High Sierra Beta, Download guide)

      Attached Files:
     
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    Sep 8, 2017 at 10:11 PM #10
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    Finally got it up and running.

    Thanks for the help. Feel like I'm in a holding pattern till they release the GM. Any clue on the lag time between that and updated graphic drivers, multibeast, etc? (come on, you've got a crystal ball, right?)
     
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