Stork's Gene Build > ASUS MAXIMUS VIII GENE - i5-6600K - Gigabyte GTX 950

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  1. pier25

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    Dec 22, 2016 at 4:13 PM #731
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    Great guide! Thanks @Stork!

    I'm on Sierra 10.12.1 with 367.15.10.15f03 Nvidia drivers.

    My CPU is a i5 6500. With Geekbench 4 I get around 4000/11000 and with Cinebench R15 above 500. It's more than I expected.

    My GTX 960 gives me a disappointing rate of about 90 fps in Cinebench, while in windows it's about 130 fps. Not sure if this is caused by an old OpenGL version in macOS or the Nvidia drivers. But it's ok. I won't game with this machine on macOS. I haven't tested OpenCL yet.

    I'm using an NVMe SSD and BlackMagic gives me about 750MB write and about 1200MB read.

    I haven't tested Continuity since I don't have an iPhone.

    What works for me
    • Sleep
    • Messages
    • App Store. It didn't work at first and gave me the "can't verify this machine" error. I had to remove the network interfaces and reboot so that ethernet became en0 instead of en1.
    • Network
    • Bluetooth (with a BCM94360CD OSXWifi card). I can access Bios and all with a Logitech BT keyboard.
    • USB3. I haven't done any benchmarks but everything I've connected works.
    What doesn't work
    • Audio. I've tried reinstalling kexts with Multibeast. I use an external audio card anyway so it's not a big deal.
    • Wifi (with a BCM94360CD OSXWifi card). I expected this to work out of the box like in previous installations. Again not a big deal since I use ethernet. I'll contact OSXWifi about this.

    :D
     
  2. pastrychef

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    Dec 22, 2016 at 5:08 PM #732
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    BCM94360CD cards are supposed to work out of the box.
     
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    Dec 23, 2016 at 3:03 AM #733
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    Since Bluetooth is working, I assume you have the USB power cable plugged in. I had an issue with the opposite, Wifi - but no bluetooth. Try another slot, otherwise you might have received a bum card.
     
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    Dec 23, 2016 at 3:37 AM #734
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    The cable included with those cards is not for power. It's for data. D+ and D-.
     
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    Dec 23, 2016 at 3:48 AM #735
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    My bad, you are correct. But USB nonetheless. My card actually does have the full 4 wired USB, so that point slipped my mind.
     
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    Dec 23, 2016 at 4:26 AM #736
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    It worked great in El Capitan so I doubt it's a hardware problem.

    I'm going to try to connect it in a different USB port.
     
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    Dec 31, 2016 at 2:57 PM #737
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    Jan 1, 2017 at 3:29 AM #738
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    Hi Again Stork,

    I just got an Intel 600p 512 Gb... installed but I can't get the OS to recognize it (My Win10 boot can see it, so I know its installed correctly)... Tried your steps above but no joy :(

    Any suggestions? Is there a config.plist update that I missed?
     
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  9. Stork

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    Jan 1, 2017 at 4:01 PM #739
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    I have no experience with the Intel 600p series SSDs. I recommend you review the OS X Driver for NVMe M.2 Solid State Drives Released Thread.
     
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    Jan 3, 2017 at 5:38 AM #740
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    This is a solid guide. Have been enjoying this little beast of a board for more than 6 months now.

    Just put in 2x980Ti Hybrids with radiators sitting on the roof of the Phanteks Evolv mATX case. Things are running smooth.

    I am wondering though if there is a way to put back in the OSXWifi card somehow? The second GPU is covering the 1x slot.

    I tried a PCIe extension cord and it's a no go. Mobo has an error code of 99 and doesn't boot (Yes I thought I put it in wrong, but it was put in correctly). When I take out the extension it boots fine. I even built a little box to put the OSXWifi inside the walls of the case with taped WiFi/BT antennas in the case. I kind of gave up and using Ethernet for now. Continuity would be nice though.

    EDIT:

    BTW is it worth using 17,1 instead of 14,2? I'd like to keep using 14,2 so I don't have to deal with the black screen fix after every update.

    If 17,1 will give more speed to the CPU, will definitely switch though.
     
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