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Stork's MyHero Build: ASUS ROG Z170 MAXIMUS VIII HERO - i7-6700K - GTX 980

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@HacKDo, no idea what is causing your problem. I think you problem is for the Graphics gurus in the Graphics forum section. However, if your monitor uses an HDMI, then use the RX 580's HDMI port since it works.
Thanks Stork. So for the time being , I’ll be using the Rx 580 hdmi port, I’ll post a separate thread for this purple tinge mystery. A newbie question : For the time being, and before diving into Mojave update, is there any way I can check that my rig is benefiting from the rx 580 hardware accélération ? Any tool available?
 
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Hey Stork - TY for your advice etc. I am looking at this build of yours, and showed it to my daughter's fiance who is going to help me with a build. He reckons that I should follow this one, but some of the parts are no longer available, or not available here in Australia.

Anyway, I was hoping you could give me pointers at other options for:
CPU cooler - I want to go with air cooled;
Fenvi FV-T919 WiFi/Bluetooth 4 PCIe Card - Handoff and Continuity
LG CD/DVD Burner Model GH22NS70

I also wanted to get a 256gb SSD - and then a 2tb hard drive. Can you suggest any that would be compatible with your build?

TY in advance for your considerations.
 

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@Ivagone
I recommend you look at the tonymacx86 Buyer's Guide for your needs/requirements.

I recommend the ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 for a good air CPU cooler. It's inexpensive and will work fine even for mild overclocking. If you are overclocking your processor, then an air cooler like the http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-4902415-10446076?url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608072 is very good which @pastrychef uses.

The Fenvi FV-T919 WiFi/Bluetooth 4 PCIe card works OOB which is why I use it. The Fenvi card uses a Broadcom WiFi/BT combo card that is a clone of the card Apple uses in it's iMacs of several years ago. I get the 1300ac speeds on my Fenvi T919 cards easily. I also use a TP-Link Archer T9E 802.11AC AC1900 wireless card, which also works OOB with macOS, but you'll need a USB Bluetooth dongle with the T9E such as the GMYLE Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter which is what I use with the T9E.

Choosing an optical drive, CD/DVD Burner, is dependent upon support in macOS. I haven't bought one in a while since I have my 2010 Mac Pro and earlier hackintoshes with compatible optical drives. If the LG GH22NS70 is no longer available, look on LG's web site for the current model. The LG model in the Buyer's Guide will work although I haven't tried it personally.

As for your SSD and HDD needs, I use Samsung SSDs and Seagate HDDs. The Buyer's Guide also lists these drives.
 
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Hi guys,

So I am ready to take the plunge to replace High Sierra with Mojave on my main rig (ASUS Z170 / I7 6770K / Sapphire Pulse RX 580). Of course I already have a backup of my data ( which is installed on a separate SSD anyway ).

I want to erase my system disk so as to do a fresh install of Mojave ( reason why is that since 3 years , I have been updating with High Sierra releases, and installing various programs, and I note that the startup time of my Hack has increased over time ). So I hope that a fresh install will improve things. ( Any idea about that by the way ?).

Another couple of questions as I am a bit confused :

So I need to install the initial Mojave 10.14.1 , then, once my rig is up and running, I proceed with the 10.14.4 combo update ? Is that right? Or is there a way to download and install 10.14.4 directly ?

For such a rig , with a Mojave installation, are there any additional special steps that I need to do, apart from the ones detailed in the official Tonymac installation guide ? (with respect to Graphics / USB 3 / Graphics etc...)

Thanks for your help.
 

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So I am ready to take the plunge to replace High Sierra with Mojave on my main rig (ASUS Z170 / I7 6770K / Sapphire Pulse RX 580). Of course I already have a backup of my data ( which is installed on a separate SSD anyway ).

I want to erase my system disk so as to do a fresh install of Mojave ( reason why is that since 3 years , I have been updating with High Sierra releases, and installing various programs, and I note that the startup time of my Hack has increased over time ). So I hope that a fresh install will improve things. ( Any idea about that by the way ?).
High Sierra has gotten sluggish with time. Mojave boots up fairly quick. Since you've backed up your HS drive, I'd try to install Mojave "over" High Sierra. Create the Mojave USB installation thumb drive with UniBeast for Mojave and put MultiBeast for Mojave on it. Now, install Mojave like it's a fresh install. (Note: After the install, which takes several reboots, you'll be asked to log into iCloud. Don't do it. Wait until after the MultiBeast installation.) Run MultiBeast for Mojave as you did for HS. (Unfortunately, I haven't updated to Mojave on MyHero since it is at our Summer house, and I'm still waiting for Spring to occur in Northern Michigan, USA.) Take a look at MyHero II build for an example of what to do with MultiBeast in Mojave.

...Another couple of questions as I am a bit confused :

So I need to install the initial Mojave 10.14.1 , then, once my rig is up and running, I proceed with the 10.14.4 combo update ? Is that right? Or is there a way to download and install 10.14.4 directly ?

For such a rig , with a Mojave installation, are there any additional special steps that I need to do, apart from the ones detailed in the official Tonymac installation guide ? (with respect to Graphics / USB 3 / Graphics etc...)

Thanks for your help.
Install 10.14.4, or, better yet, await until 10.14.5 is released which should occur with the next several weeks. The full, latest Mojave installer will be on the Apple Mac App Store. The tonymacx86 Installation Guide for Mojave is appropriate to use. Again, see MyHero II build description for an example what you'll need to do especially with your RX 580 (post MultiBeast installation).
 
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High Sierra has gotten sluggish with time. Mojave boots up fairly quick. Since you've backed up your HS drive, I'd try to install Mojave "over" High Sierra. Create the Mojave USB installation thumb drive with UniBeast for Mojave and put MultiBeast for Mojave on it. Now, install Mojave like it's a fresh install. (Note: After the install, which takes several reboots, you'll be asked to log into iCloud. Don't do it. Wait until after the MultiBeast installation.) Run MultiBeast for Mojave as you did for HS. (Unfortunately, I haven't updated to Mojave on MyHero since it is at our Summer house, and I'm still waiting for Spring to occur in Northern Michigan, USA.) Take a look at MyHero II build for an example of what to do with MultiBeast in Mojave.

Install 10.14.4, or, better yet, await until 10.14.5 is released which should occur with the next several weeks. The full, latest Mojave installer will be on the Apple Mac App Store. The tonymacx86 Installation Guide for Mojave is appropriate to use. Again, see MyHero II build description for an example what you'll need to do especially with your RX 580 (post MultiBeast installation).
According to your suggestion, I will be doing the 10.14.4 direct install , as I would like to do that this weekend. But, hmm, I initially downloaded Mojave way back in September 2018, from the Mac App Store. So currently in my Applications folder there sits file Install macOS Mojave.app ( 6.3 Gb) with a creation date of 21/09/2018. And when I go to Mac App Store now, when I look for the "latest" Mojave", I don't get to download it ( in order to get 10.14.4 ) , but to 'Open' it. (And when I do so , the Install MacOS Mojave says "Version 14.0.18 (14018)" in it's "About" window). Where can I get the 10.14.4 full install file? Is there any link to it ? In Tonymac's link to 10.14.4 Update, there are 2 links : "Download the macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Update & Download the macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Combo Update" , but I believe these are not the full install Mojave ( 2 Gb or so ).

I am sure I am missing something obvious here :)
 

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@HacKDo, move any macOS installer app from your /Applications/ folder to the Trash and empty the Trash. Then, go to the App Store and download the latest full Mojave installer.
 
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@HacKDo, move any macOS installer app from your /Applications/ folder to the Trash and empty the Trash. Then, go to the App Store and download the latest full Mojave installer.
Thanks. I had to delete the copy in Applications, and even a backup copy on another sSD, and empty the trash before the App Store would give me the possibility to download. Which I am doing as we speak ... :)
 
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So, after a couple of hiccups, Mojave has been installed successfully :) . I can now boot and browse, which are my minimal requirements...

First thing that I note is that my WiFi card does not seem to be recognized. It is the TP-Link TL WDN4800 which worked fine and OOB under High Sierra and is still under the latest current recommended network card on Tonymac.

Have I forgot something during the setup process to make it work under Mojave ?
 
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