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neilhart's ASRock M8 BareBones with a Z87-M8 motherboard.

neilhart

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Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming - ITX/ac
CPU
Intel i7-7700T (TDP: 35W)
Graphics
Gigabyte GTX960 2GB, ITX
Mac
MacBook, MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
After reading your post,,, extensive research and various trials on several computers I have my m8 started up."with great Joy" I mean I can hardly sleep with anticipation for continue working on my build. 1) I also disassembled the case and modified the fans to blow upward through case for better cooling.
ASRock M8 BareBones $275 ouch to much!
Toshiba 2.5 500 G HHd Yosemite 10.10.3 installed with Unibeast 5.2.0 / 512 ssd 7 Ultimate R2x64
CPU Type: i7/4790k
Vengeance DDR3 so dim 1600 (16GB kit)
Ice R9 270 2GiG DDr5
Corsair m4 512

1.70 flashed bios w/ R9 and 16 gigs of ram installed finally worked came up as macbook pro ? without ethernet,,, sound,,, or wifi multi-beast reset to Imac and continue to configure exactly what i did,,, so far still no ethernet,,, sound,,, or wifi

Isn't weird that this stuff makes us all so happy,, were all winners that love winning! Thanks everyone this build is going to the Mission ography school in Honduras as soon as its ready Ill take any help or suggestions

Hey good luck with your M8... I had a good experience with mine but have sold it as I needed the cash more then another system (current count is about 12 systems in my office/lab).

You should be able to bring up your Ethernet without much trouble, use MultiBeast to install AppleIntelE_1000E and then a high numbered version of VoodooHDA for the sound.

I see you are running with an i7-4790K! Are you able to keep it cool?

Good modding,
neil
 
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Motherboard
ASRock M8 Mini ITX
CPU
i7 4790K
Graphics
Ice R9 270x
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Android
Multi-beast 7.5.0 doesn't list intel E -E AppleIntelE1000e v2.4.14 or v2.5.4d or v3.0.4 1a or 3.1.0a and v3.2.4.2 so i used the last one.... and hoped for the best still get this and wont boot without the usb boot loader,,,, ebios read error 0x31 four (4) times then loads with usb stick so maybe i have a bios setting yet to correct ?

without the usb stick i get this
boot0: GPT
boot0:test
boot0:test
boot0:test
boot0: GPT
boot0:test
boot0:test
boot0:test
boot0:error
 

neilhart

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Joined
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Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming - ITX/ac
CPU
Intel i7-7700T (TDP: 35W)
Graphics
Gigabyte GTX960 2GB, ITX
Mac
MacBook, MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Multi-beast 7.5.0 doesn't list intel E -E AppleIntelE1000e v2.4.14 or v2.5.4d or v3.0.4 1a or 3.1.0a and v3.2.4.2 so i used the last one.... and hoped for the best still get this and wont boot without the usb boot loader,,,, ebios read error 0x31 four (4) times then loads with usb stick so maybe i have a bios setting yet to correct ?

without the usb stick i get this
boot0: GPT
boot0:test
boot0:test
boot0:test
boot0: GPT
boot0:test
boot0:test
boot0:test
boot0:error
Check out this guide for the boot0 error: http://www.tonymacx86.com/general-help/65706-boot0-error-official-guide.html

eBios error is usually from the card reader. The solution is to turn off the card reader in the BIOS or add a formatted card to the reader.

Good modding,
neil
 
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Congratulation for your article, i would like know if its possible improve or change fan 70 x 70 x 10 by better and what ?

Thanks a lot
 

neilhart

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ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming - ITX/ac
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Intel i7-7700T (TDP: 35W)
Graphics
Gigabyte GTX960 2GB, ITX
Mac
MacBook, MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Congratulation for your article, i would like know if its possible improve or change fan 70 x 70 x 10 by better and what ?

Thanks a lot
I am sorry for the late reply as I missed seeing your question.

Anyway I have sold my modded M8 so this is from memory. I looked at changing the fan direction but I think I ended up up using them as installed. I did remove the restrictive grill at the bottom and paid much attention to the cable dress so as to not impede the air flow in the case. In my set up I ran my thermal stress tests with and without the side covers, and while running "warm" under full load, the system was stable so I left it and moved on.

I have been tempted to purchase another M8 when and if I find them for a "good" price as there is a lot of good tech for very little money (the motherboard, PSU, PCIe Extender card, and slot loading optical drive).

Good modding,
neil
 
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Hello, thanks a lot Neil.

I live in Reunion Island and its hot. I think build my M8 this week. I7 4790k with Noctua on the CPU. GTX 1070 and 2x 8 go RAM gskill. 1 SSD 500GO and 1 other 2,5 of 1TO. I let the orignal fan of the case

I hope roxx and not burn.

Thanks again for your help.



Regards Romain
 

neilhart

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Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming - ITX/ac
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Gigabyte GTX960 2GB, ITX
Mac
MacBook, MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Romain thank you for your interest. I did not know where Reunion Island was located so I had to look it up on the internet. I am very impressed that you are working on hacks there.

I was thinking about a mod to help in very hot locations. You may want to look at running the system with the right side panel off. Also you could mod the right side panel and install a fan to help exhaust the hot air.

Good modding,
neil
 
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