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pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD 6600 XT

pastrychef

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As per RehabMan, the USB 15 port limit KextToPatch should only be used temporarily for the purpose of port discovery so that the permanent fix can be applied.

Source: #1553

That being said, plenty of people (majority?) probably never apply the permanent fix and are fine with it...
 

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Out of curiosity, with the BCM942602 card and M2 adapter. How does the antenna fit together, I'm assuming the card has either 3 or 4 antenna connectors. I think for the dual channel 32GB you would need 16GB memory in slot B1, and 16GB in A1.

Update:

I got the Dell DW1830 working! All I needed were two kexts. I've updated my build description with the details.
 

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Very nice build description. I've decided to get the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z370 X HERO (non WiFi/BT version) with a i7 K processor, and I'll use either my Gigabyte 1060 or Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 8GB graphics card (works OOB). So, you got the mATX GENE Club covered, and I'll continue with the HERO Club.

However, I can't wait for 2018 as Intel will drop charging royalty fees for Thunderbolt. So, we'll see more motherboards with Thunderbolt 3 chipsets. :thumbup:
 
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Thanks, Stork!

Getting this Z370 build up and running seems to have gone much smoother than when I did my first build, the Gene. I find it amazing that just about everything is working so well, especially Sleep/Wake. On the Gene, there were several occasions where I had to figure out what was breaking it. On this build, it just works.

I was a little too impatient to wait for Thunderbolt to go royalty free. I have a friend who was willing to take my delidded i7-7700K off my hands and went with it.

I think you will be extremely happy with Z370. Also, I'm quite certain that the EFI folder I posted on post #1 will work fine for the Hero too. ;)
 
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I'm following the discussion with very interest. So i'd like post 2 question about the other z370 mATX:
ASRock Z370M Pro4, Gigabyte Z370M D3H, MSI Z370M GAMING PRO AC i noticed they are without WIfi ngff card a part MSI but is full of USB Type A and no 3.1. Is it more hackintoshable(XD) the asus for you or there is somenthing else apart the higher price :-D? And Did u enable the type A? I see you remapping well by your pic u posted but no about that. Sorry for several questions but it's christmas time for hackintosh gift lol.
 

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I'm following the discussion with very interest. So i'd like post 2 question about the other z370 mATX:
ASRock Z370M Pro4, Gigabyte Z370M D3H, MSI Z370M GAMING PRO AC i noticed they are without WIfi ngff card a part MSI but is full of USB Type A and no 3.1. Is it more hackintoshable(XD) the asus for you or there is somenthing else apart the higher price :-D? And Did u enable the type A? I see you remapping well by your pic u posted but no about that. Sorry for several questions but it's christmas time for hackintosh gift lol.

I looked at those motherboards too. Here are my observations:

ASRock Z370M Pro4
10 Power Phase VRM
No USB 3.1 Gen 2
No M.2 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
No DisplayPort


Gigabyte Z370M Gaming PRO AC
Weak VRM
No USB 3.1 Gen 2
No M.2 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
No DisplayPort


MSI Z370M
USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports
M.2 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth

4x SATA

Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (Wi-Fi AC)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports
M.2 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
DisplayPort
6x SATA



My second choice would have been the MSI. The only weak point I saw was 2 fewer SATA ports compared to the other. This is something I could have easily rectified with a PCI-e card.

When mapping out the USB ports, we don't have to worry about mapping the USB 3.1 Gen 2. The USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports are working fine on my build.
 
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