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iMac Pro X299 - Live the Future now with macOS 10.14 Mojave [Successful Build/Extended Guide]

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Hmm....you might have a flaky/bad memory slot. Hope after re-seating you can get it back.....
I'm HOPING that it's just a bad memory module (and not the mobo). Just removed & reseated all modules - same result.

I'm using the user guide's recommended installation for 4 modules - I may try & switch all the DIMMS to all slots currently open now to troubleshoot whether it's the mobo, or the DIMM... stay tuned! :)
 
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Will this work for the ASRock X299e-itx board? I have a system with the ncase m1 and the 7980xe and I'd like to try Hackintosh on it.
 
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Will be moving the iMac Pro clone from the Meshify C into an Evolv X in the upcoming weeks.

And getting a second Vega FE for a dual setup.

Also moving into an EK-MLC 360mm + 280mm rads (I want to avoid custom loops for now).

Also will be moving to a 9980XE.

I would like to max this thing out so it can last me for years to come so I don't have to deal with "upgrades".

Will post pics soon :thumbup:

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Will be moving the iMac Pro clone from the Meshify C into an Evolv X in the upcoming weeks.

And getting a second Vega FE for a dual setup.

Also moving into an EK-MLC 360mm + 280mm rads (I want to avoid custom loops for now).

Also will be moving to a 9980XE.

I would like to max this thing out so it can last me for years to come so I don't have to deal with "upgrades".

Will post pics soon :thumbup:
OK, that case is bad-a$$ :mrgreen:
 

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Update on memory issues: After a couple troubleshooting steps, I ended up simply flipped the pairs to the opposite bank/slots & for whatever reason, all 32GB are recognized. **WHEW**

So with the build firing on all cores, I'm pretty pleased thus far with this initial phase of stats, and have only completed the process through "D" - next steps is to start with E for post-install tuning. As a reminder, here's my current hardware config:

Gigabyte X299 Designare EX
i9-7920x 12-core @ 2.9 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo)
Gigabyte AORUS RX580 GPU (8GB)
Corsair Vengeance LED - 32GB (4x8GB)
Samsung 970 EVO - 512GB [updated since project start]
Antec Kuhler H20 1250
Mojave 10.14.2

Here's what I've got thus far, however:
iMac Pro 1,1 - initial install.pngiMacPro1,1-Computer-initial install.png
Screen Shot 2019-01-08 at 9.28.50 PM.pngBMD Speed Test.png
What's working:
Thunderbolt3 (using Nekteck Thunderbolt 3 dock)
HDMI & onboard audio
Onboard Ethernet

Not working:
USB3 ports (I need to re-read the guidance from @kgp & others about the USB resolution)

Still plenty of testing & tweaking that needs to be done. But once again, huge THANK YOU shout-out to @kgp, @Ellybz, and @mm2margaret for their guidance, hard work, and assistance!
--B
 
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Update on memory issues: After a couple troubleshooting steps, I ended up simply flipped the pairs to the opposite bank/slots & for whatever reason, all 32GB are recognized. **WHEW**

So with the build firing on all cores, I'm pretty pleased thus far with this initial phase of stats, and have only completed the process through "D" - next steps is to start with E for post-install tuning. As a reminder, here's my current hardware config:

Gigabyte X299 Designare EX
i9-7920x 12-core @ 2.9 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo)
Gigabyte AORUS RX580 GPU (8GB)
Corsair Vengeance LED - 32GB (4x8GB)
Samsung 970 EVO - 512GB [updated since project start]
Antec Kuhler H20 1250
Mojave 10.14.2

Here's what I've got thus far, however:
View attachment 377685View attachment 377686
View attachment 377687View attachment 377688
What's working:
Thunderbolt3 (using Nekteck Thunderbolt 3 dock)
HDMI & onboard audio
Onboard Ethernet

Not working:
USB3 ports (I need to re-read the guidance from @kgp & others about the USB resolution)

Still plenty of testing & tweaking that needs to be done. But once again, huge THANK YOU shout-out to @kgp, @Ellybz, and @mm2margaret for their guidance, hard work, and assistance!
--B
This should get you started.
 

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Will be moving the iMac Pro clone from the Meshify C into an Evolv X in the upcoming weeks.

And getting a second Vega FE for a dual setup.

Also moving into an EK-MLC 360mm + 280mm rads (I want to avoid custom loops for now).

Also will be moving to a 9980XE.

I would like to max this thing out so it can last me for years to come so I don't have to deal with "upgrades".

Will post pics soon :thumbup:

View attachment 377683
Oh God mate, you're gonna spend a pretty big load of cash here uh? Awesome :p

Did you considered a RX Vega 64 Liquid like mine? and if the answer is yes, why do you prefer the Frontier card?
 

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This should get you started.
Whaaaaa....???? What is this magical, mystical gift of life you've given my USB3 ports? MANY thanks, @izo1 ! I will work on this later tonight! Made my day!! :headbang:
 
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Anyway guys, speaking of Vegas... even in 10.14.2 I got fans spinning faster than they should and it happens with a proper power table from VegaTAB app in the form of a customized SSDT or with the app generated kext. Moreover, my GPUTach (the leds on the card showing the load in real time) randomly goes to 100% with no reason, when it happens if I open a Youtube video the GPUTach goes to idle but as soon as I close the Youtube page it goes back to 100%

I read a lot about problems with reference Vegas on this forum but I can't find a proper solution, do you @izo1 have solved this stuff with your Frontier? a lot of you guys here got Vega cards, anyone able to let me take the right path about this super annoying problem? Thanks.
 
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