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MacMan's Build: ASUS TUF Z390-PRO GAMING - i9-9900K - UHD 630

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Is that definition 18,1 or 19,1 ?

The 18,1 appears to be a mid 2017 model.
He's using 18,1 for now. Might change once 10.14.5 is out supporting iMac19,1, because IIRC the iMac19,x series had a special build.
 
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Hello, there is a manual how to run the processor x299 i9980 xe on Hackintosh. when running CPU tests. The PC shuts down.
 
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@MacMan I have similar configuration of desktop (same motherboard + i7-9700K) , I followed your steps, everything is working almost okay (only videos for moments change color , a little purple and blue in shadows). I noticed the clock of BIOS UEFI change constantly, and sometimes I can't enter to BIOS. I don't know why, and this is my big concern . This is my first time with one hackintosh. Previously, I tried to install High Sierra, and this didn't happen with clock of BIOS. I didn't use High Sierra because never could fix graphic acceleration with Intel UHD 630.

Please, it would be very helpful if you clarify this doubt with clock of BIOS, and why I can't enter to bios sometimes. Thanks.
 
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ASUS Z390 seem to be a decent choice.

I'm working my way through the one I just built. There are no serious issues other than the initial install, but it runs very well now. I installed an RX 580 that works fine. The onboard WiFi never worked but the Bluetooth did...for a while, then stopped. I'm sure it has plenty of hardware tweaks that need fixing so I'm working my way through them.

Thanks for the post. I'd have been lost without posts like this...and others ;)
 
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@blaym is your system dual boot, ie have Windows and macOs installed. If so, then you should change Windows to use Universal Time, that is the easiest and quickest fix.
 
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ASUS Z390 seem to be a decent choice.
My main concern with cheap boards like the Asus Z390 TUF would be the quality and temps of the VRMs when running a 9900K. You'd definitely want active cooling over the VRMs on a board like that. Probably okay day-to-day if the TDP is kept locked to stock 95W, although you'd be missing out on the high performance the 9900K offers.

Gigabyte overall seems like a much better choice overall for Z390 (except for the base UD model) because they didn't skimp on VRMs like Asus did this generation.
 
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My main concern with cheap boards like the Asus Z390 TUF would be the quality and temps of the VRMs when running a 9900K. You'd definitely want active cooling over the VRMs on a board like that. Probably okay day-to-day if the TDP is kept locked to stock 95W, although you'd be missing out on the high performance the 9900K offers.

Gigabyte overall seems like a much better choice overall for Z390 (except for the base UD model) because they didn't skimp on VRMs like Asus did this generation.
While I wouldn't say the TUF series is best in class, I wouldn't say it's cheap either. I would never put a 9900k on the board I bought, irrespective of what any list says. I think common sense has to play a part in selecting components. All my main PC's have Gigabyte boards and I find them excellent quality. Over the years, ASUS and Gigabyte have been the base of all my main builds. Everyone has to work out what suits them best in the features/size/cost ratio and not forgetting compatibility when it comes to the build types this forum covers.

If I decide to build a "full on" system, I'll read up again on boards but for my i5 build, I'll stand by my comment that "ASUS Z390 seem to be a decent choice" and for a low-medium budget, it works very well.
 
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@MacMan - any heat issues with your board? The ASUS seems to run a bit warmer than other boards, at least according to some online tests. Gigabyte is cooler, but not as versatile vis-a-vis slots, NVRAM etc...also apparently trickier to get working with FCPX. Any comments while I still have an open return window? :)
 
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