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Is my build compatible with Mac OS Sierra?

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Motherboard
MSI B150I Gaming Pro AC
CPU
i5-6600k
Graphics
MSI Gaming X RX 470 8GB
CPU: i5-6600k
GPU: MSI Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 8g
Motherboard: MSI B150I Gaming Pro AC
PSU: Rosewill Glacier 500 Watt Semi-Modular Power Supply
RAM: Crucial 8gb DDR4-2133

I know that for the RX 470 I will have to modify the kext files - what I'm worried about is the motherboard. Can I install Mac OS Sierra on this? If so, will the wifi and sound work?
 

neilhart

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ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming - ITX/ac
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i7-7700T
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  1. MacBook
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
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CPU: i5-6600k
GPU: MSI Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 8g
Motherboard: MSI B150I Gaming Pro AC
PSU: Rosewill Glacier 500 Watt Semi-Modular Power Supply
RAM: Crucial 8gb DDR4-2133

I know that for the RX 470 I will have to modify the kext files - what I'm worried about is the motherboard. Can I install Mac OS Sierra on this? If so, will the wifi and sound work?

The motherboard should not be an issue. The WiFi/BT radio will need to be changed out for a macOS compatible one. Use the search function to find the details on this as it is a common upgrade. The RX 470 may be an issue but you already know about that and the quick alternative is to run the on-board Intel graphics.

Good modding,
neil
 
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Motherboard
MSI B150I Gaming Pro AC
CPU
i5-6600k
Graphics
MSI Gaming X RX 470 8GB
The motherboard should not be an issue. The WiFi/BT radio will need to be changed out for a macOS compatible one. Use the search function to find the details on this as it is a common upgrade. The RX 470 may be an issue but you already know about that and the quick alternative is to run the on-board Intel graphics.

Good modding,
neil

Thanks for the reply.
So are you saying that I will need a different wifi card for it to be compatible with mac OS?
 

neilhart

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GTX960
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  1. MacBook
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Thanks for the reply.
So are you saying that I will need a different wifi card for it to be compatible with mac OS?

Yes. I have done several upgrades as documented in the links below.

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/neilharts-s4-mini-nfc-project.216616/#post-1463057
post # 4

and this long thread: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...gaming-wifi-and-bt.191274/page-9#post-1438057

I currently recommend the radio and adapter as the better option... However I have only seen these parts on E-Bay from China so it is does take some time for shipping.

Good modding,
neil
 
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