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

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So I think I’ll leave it as it is now, fans connected to mobo, until Navi at 7nm since it seems clear I will get a loud card even with gigabyte or sapphire card or reference blower fan. Now I know why reviewers smashed Vega for its thermals when they came out more than a year ago!
Custom water block the Vega and you will get rid of all problems..

Good luck
 
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Custom water block the Vega and you will get rid of all problems..

Good luck
Suggestion about water blocks and pump/Rads? I should have a reference PCB here!
 

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Suggestion about water blocks and pump/Rads? I should have a reference PCB here!
Depends on the Vega you currently employ. Try to use the EK configurator, if your Vega is suited for EK water blocking. Directly implementing your CPU in the same loop would be an option you could consider in addition. In the guide you can find suggestions for components I am using myself. Your custom water blocking must not be necessarily that extensive though...
 
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I haven't tried this with a vega yet but the best way to quiet an air cooled card (IMHO and experience) is to remove the shroud and super thin fans and cool them with a pair of thick, oversized, Noctua fans. This is so much easier with an ITX motherboard since there aren't any other slots in the way. Time to get creative if you want quiet. I use Vegas not because I need a powerful GPU, I use them because they work better with the X299. So I turned to undervolting/underclocking. Tests this morning show it still heats up to 85c under full load for more than a couple of minutes. Time to slow it down some more.
 
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Try using RAMALAMA-iMacPro-ASUS-R6E-XHCI-15port.kext and see respective guidelines. As you employ the Rampage VI Apex and not the Rampage VI Extreme, you might need to come up with a new board-specific fully implemented and truncated 15-port XHC USB kexts for the Rampage VI Apex, which I certainly would like to add to my XHC USB kext, once established.

Unfortunately I do not understand how to do it on my motherboard

It's too complicated for me

If you can do it on my motherboard
And of course it does not take much of your time

I'd love to pay for it
 
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@izo1 I saw you're using a Deluxe II, I'm thinking to pull the trigger on a high end build. Did everything work fine for you following @kgp's guide? I'm also kinda hoping the Titan Ridge controller would be able to drive an LG Ultrafine 5K or whatever the next Apple monitor will be.
 
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The installation of Prime X299 Deluxe has been successfully completed: everything works perfectly:
- both VEGA 56 work
- the PCIs of the current system are implemented
- the real improvement of the Prime X299 Deluxe is for example the control with the fan extension card of my eight Noctua fans and the water pump of my water-cooling system
- many options on the bios allow custom settings
I will perfect the settings in the next hours of installation, but the prospects of working with this build in the coming days are very promising.
 

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@izo1 I saw you're using a Deluxe II, I'm thinking to pull the trigger on a high end build. Did everything work fine for you following @kgp's guide? I'm also kinda hoping the Titan Ridge controller would be able to drive an LG Ultrafine 5K or whatever the next Apple monitor will be.
Works fine here. Actually seems a little more stable than my previous Designare EX (which was in use for about a year) and then it basically died due to BIOS issues.

I have not tried any TB3 devices yet, though.

It does have Titan Ridge, so it will be able to drive a DP1.4 TB3 monitor, but I haven't personally tried it.
 
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Suggestion about water blocks and pump/Rads? I should have a reference PCB here!
I'm about to start using the EK-MLC line on my CPUs (moving from BeQuiet! 280mm Silent Loop) and Vega FE.

Unfortunately the 360mm rad was just discontinued along with the Vega waterblocks, but I was able to get the following from EKWB (they have great customer service):

1x 360mm EK-MLC Phoenix (either will run a loop for 2x Vega, or just the OC'd CPU)
1x 280mm EK-MLC Phoenix (CPU or single GPU)
2x Vega Acetal EK-MLC Phoenix waterblock
2x Backplates Acetal

Since the Radeon 7 is going to come out in a few weeks, I might move to that and get rid of the Vega waterblocks, if you're interested, let me know.
 
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I'm about to start using the EK-MLC line on my CPUs (moving from BeQuiet! 280mm Silent Loop) and Vega FE.

Unfortunately the 360mm rad was just discontinued along with the Vega waterblocks, but I was able to get the following from EKWB (they have great customer service):

1x 360mm EK-MLC Phoenix (either will run a loop for 2x Vega, or just the OC'd CPU)
1x 280mm EK-MLC Phoenix (CPU or single GPU)
2x Vega Acetal EK-MLC Phoenix waterblock
2x Backplates Acetal

Since the Radeon 7 is going to come out in a few weeks, I might move to that and get rid of the Vega waterblocks, if you're interested, let me know.
I could be really interested, since it’s the only way to get an aluminum block... MLC is all aluminum loop, so I cannot get a copper block due to galvanic corrosion!
 
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