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Silent HTPC Build: Streacom DB4 case, ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac, Core i5-7600, Sierra

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Pineapple68 & GerhardZ ,
Regarding thunderbolt I think you should boot with windows first.
Activated thunderbolt using Windows and CD.

Someone is using a thunderbolt monitor?
The no signal-after-wake-up-issue is still present using a Thunderbolt monitor, or is HD530 related?
 
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I cannot properly wake HD630 (i7 7700K) from sleep. Any success here? Thanks a lot!
 
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I'll be picking up the mobo tomorrow. Figured out that they are already for sale here in Hong Kong.

I'm hoping someone on this forum can help me out with the Thunderbolt port. I'm not sure if it will work OOB or requires kexts.

Hey GerhardZ, where did you pick up the Mobo in Hong Kong? I'm trying to find it for my own build!

Thanks in advance :)
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum and will be building my first ever Hackintosh. Since I like a challenge, I'm going to dive straight into Kaby Lake for the internals. Since the new Sierra 10.12.4 beta is already referencing/supporting(???) the new Kaby Lake MacBook Pros (see this article), I'm hoping native support for the KL mobo and CPU will be just around the corner.

Build Purpose
My 2011 MacMini died (don't ask how) and I was using that as my HTPC in the living room. Mainly as the Plex Server and QBTorrent client. I had two 4TB external WD MyBook drives attached via USB for storage. It had a pretty weak CPU and only 4Gigs of ram, so running Sierra was really becoming a pain. Also, the fan of the MacMini would often be extremely noisy when playing HD movies or transcoding movies.

So, for this build, I want to accomplish the following:
  • A small HTPC for my living room that doesn't look like a cheap PC
  • Silent, or near silent
  • No more external USB drives. All storage must fit inside the case.
  • Functions mainly as a Plex Server/client and QBTorrent client, with web browsing.
  • Modern internals with plenty of power and memory to get me through the next 4-5 years.
  • I don't play games at all, so 3D stuff irrelevant to me.
  • Will want to do a dual boot setup to either Linux or Windows 10.
Hardware
Important Outcomes
  • Fully functioning HDMI port with high quality sound (as this goes directly to my TV)
  • Fully functioning Bluetooth 4 (as I use Apple's wireless keyboard and trackpad to control the computer from my sofa)
  • Fast, stable and hassle free...as far as this is possible with Hackintosh ;)
I don't have all my parts yet. Will be picking up the mobo (if already for sale here in Hong Kong), CPU, ram this weekend. Expect to receive the DW1560 earl next week.

I have already received the case and PSU and already have all drives too. Will post some pics below of my progress so far.

I really look forward to this build and getting everything to work. Hope to share my experience/findings and hope to get your kind support and advise.

EDIT 1:
Some initial progress pictures of the build. Put the PSU and drives in. More to come.

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Hi please see my parts and tell me if they are compatible(I have asrock z270 pro 4 which is similar to yours....):
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/help-with-desktop-compatibility.223898/
 
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hi guys, just a simple question. I don't need TB3 for a TB3 Devices but just for my adapter TB3 to Thunderbolt 2 cause I have a device that I need to use with TB2... this will works?
 
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Love this passive case. I plan to make a similar pro build with these components:
as well as an HP Envy 27s UHD monitor and full Magic Keyboard + Magic Trackpad 2 from Apple.

What do you think of the feasibility?
 
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Posted an update on Asrock Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac with Thunderbolt / USB3.1 working here.
 
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