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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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Hi @pastrychef, I have the Asus ROG Maximus X Hero ( Wi-Fi AC). Is there anything I have to do differently after I install the OS or can I just copy your EFI folder you have in the downloads? I will only be using the iGPU. I also replaced the WiFi card with the DW1560 but it’s not working for me. Any kexts/patches? Thanks for your post, been a good read.

You can use EFI r3.5. When Apple updates macOS, you can switch EFI r4.4.

The only tihng you will need to do differently is to map out your USB ports on your own and create your own SSDT for USB.

If you are using the DW1560, you will need additional kexts and KextsToPatches. Check FakePCIID and BrcmPatchRAM for instructions. Pay caraful attention to the filenames for BrcmPatchRAM. There are several files with very similar names and can be easily confused.
 

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I just stumbled upon a recent video (posted to YouTube on May 24, 2018) comparing Premiere Pro performance between an i9-9740XE vs an i7-8700K, albeit in Windows. Besides the comparison between the two CPUs, it also highlights how much then IGPU helps performance. I hope you guys find it as informative as I did.

 
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You can use EFI r3.5. When Apple updates macOS, you can switch EFI r4.4.

The only tihng you will need to do differently is to map out your USB ports on your own and create your own SSDT for USB.

If you are using the DW1560, you will need additional kexts and KextsToPatches. Check FakePCIID and BrcmPatchRAM for instructions. Pay caraful attention to the filenames for BrcmPatchRAM. There are several files with very similar names and can be easily confused.

Hey, thanks for your help. I tried EFI r3.5 but my 27" LG Ultra HD would not go beyond 1080, with DP or HDMI. I updated to 17G2208 and am now using the EFI linked in post 2485. My display seems to work at full resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz when I have "Scaled - More Space". Should I used the EFI in 2485 or switch to EFI r4.4?

I got my DW1560 using the the kexts you mentioned.
 

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Hey, thanks for your help. I tried EFI r3.5 but my 27" LG Ultra HD would not go beyond 1080, with DP or HDMI. I updated to 17G2208 and am now using the EFI linked in post 2485. My display seems to work at full resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz when I have "Scaled - More Space". Should I used the EFI in 2485 or switch to EFI r4.4?

I got my DW1560 using the the kexts you mentioned.

If you are on 17G2112, you can use r4.4.
 
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Hi guys, I noticed that the attaching pigtail antennas are connected differently in the 2 photos, which is the correct way?
Thanks
 

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pastrychef

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Hi guys, I noticed that the attaching pigtail antennas are connected differently in the 2 photos, which is the correct way?
Thanks

It doesn't matter. You can do it either way.
 
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I love how far this thread has come! Amazing. I've been rocking out with my HighSierra 10.13.2 since this thread had roughly 10 pages or so, it's been very stable for me. However, soon I will start updating and referring to this thread as I go. @pastrychef Thank you again for being so involved in your build and updating us along the journey :D

Btw, did you or anyone else (that has a z370-G) notice way back then if you were being limited/throttled on your speeds via LAN port? I always get no more than 80mbps on my Hackintosh meanwhile I get 260+ on my other PC that's connected to the same switch. I know there has been driver updates which I haven't updated yet but I wanted to see if anyone else experienced this. I don't want to update anything before I get a little more time on my hands to read through the thread and make sure everything goes smoothly.
 

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I love how far this thread has come! Amazing. I've been rocking out with my HighSierra 10.13.2 since this thread had roughly 10 pages or so, it's been very stable for me. However, soon I will start updating and referring to this thread as I go. @pastrychef Thank you again for being so involved in your build and updating us along the journey :D

Btw, did you or anyone else (that has a z370-G) notice way back then if you were being limited/throttled on your speeds via LAN port? I always get no more than 80mbps on my Hackintosh meanwhile I get 260+ on my other PC that's connected to the same switch. I know there has been driver updates which I haven't updated yet but I wanted to see if anyone else experienced this. I don't want to update anything before I get a little more time on my hands to read through the thread and make sure everything goes smoothly.

No, I have not noticed any speed issues with LAN. On gigabit ethernet, the maximum theoretical speed you should see is about 125MB/s. Under real world conditions, I see a max of about 115MB/s. I don't know how your PC is getting 260+ unless you are using 10GBase-T. I have only ever used the last two versions of IntelMausiEthernet.kext and, as far as I know, neither ever had any issues with speed.
 
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