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[Success] 8700k, ASUS Z370 TUF Plus Gaming, EVGA 1080 Ti

Joined
Mar 22, 2011
Messages
89
Motherboard
DELL T3500
CPU
X5680
Graphics
RX580
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Classic Mac
iMac
Mobile Phone
Android
Introduction
I spent a lot of time on trial and error with this build due to my monitor / 4k setup, so some of my choices may be due to the boot results I wanted.

These are my system specs:
Mobo: ASUS Z370 TUF Plus Gaming
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700k
GPU: EVGA 1080 Ti SC2 Black Edition
Ram: 32GB G.SKILL TridentZ 3200 DDR4 (2x16GB)
Wireless: TP-Link Archer T9E AC1900 PCIE adapter
macOS Drive: Samsung 960 EVO M.2 500GB
Win10 Drive: Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C
Monitor: Samsung 49" 4K TV connected by HDMI 2.0 cable and CLUB3D CAC-1070 DisplayPort 1.2A to HDMI 2.0 UHD 4K 60Hz Adapter
UEFI BIOS Settings
  • VT-d = Off
  • Fast Boot = On
  • Secure Boot = Disabled (you have to clear out any existing keys to disable secure boot)
  • CSM = Disabled
The one important difference here for my setup is that by disabling CSM I am able to get the full 4k resolution in Clover and the startup process.

Installing macOS High Sierra
I wanted to have an HFS drive for the time being, so I followed the installation steps to skip APFS conversion found in this post.

Post-Installation using MultiBeast
Run MultiBeast with the following checked:
  • Quick Start > UEFI Boot Mode
  • Drivers > Audio > ALC887/888b
  • Drivers > Misc > FakeSMCPlugins (optional)
  • Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC HWMonitor Application (optional)
  • Drivers > Network > IntelMausiEthernet v2.3.0
  • Drivers > USB > Increase Max Port Limit 200 Series
  • Bootloaders > Clover UEFI Boot Mode
  • Customize > Graphics Configuration > NVIDIA Web Drivers Boot Flag
  • Customize > Graphics Configuration > Nvidia Graphics Fixup
  • Customize > System Definitions > iMac 18,3
Post-Multibeast
  • I downloaded and installed Clover Configurator. Using CC I installed the latest version of Clover.
  • Reboot system and make sure you can boot off of your Hard Drive now
  • Download and install the latest Nvidia Web Drivers

I currently use an Android smartphone, so I have not gone through the process of getting a working Message app. That is well documented in other places though.

Working
  • Wireless adapter (works out of the box)
  • Ethernet
  • USB 3.0
  • Sound via USB ports (Have not tested audio on analog ports)
 

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Joined
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Motherboard
DELL T3500
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X5680
Graphics
RX580
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Classic Mac
iMac
Mobile Phone
Android
By the installer for os x...I was under the assumption that there was no m.2 support.
Yup, I was able to select the 960 in the High Sierra installer.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
DELL T3500
CPU
X5680
Graphics
RX580
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Classic Mac
iMac
Mobile Phone
Android
That's super cool! Did you use unibeast for installation? You've sold me on this board.
Yep, Unibeast for install, Multibeast for post-install. I forgot to mention that I used a config.plist from another user that includes some patches for audio. I'll attach it to my original post for you if you do end up getting it.
 
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CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
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Yep, Unibest for install, Multibeast for post-install. I forgot to mention that I used a config.plist from another user that includes some patches for audio. I'll attach it to my original post for you if you do end up getting it.
Absolutely if you don't mind...i'll definitely use it. Thank you for this post! It's been a big help
 
Joined
Jan 21, 2018
Messages
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Motherboard
ASUS Z370 TUF Plus Gaming
CPU
I3 8100
Graphics
Onboard and 630
Hi there.
I have the same Mobo but can’t install High Sierra.
I cannot enable Handoff, as this option is missing from the setup.
How did you enable this?
Any hints would be appreciated.

Cheerz


Introduction
I spent a lot of time on trial and error with this build due to my monitor / 4k setup, so some of my choices may be due to the boot results I wanted.

These are my system specs:
Mobo: ASUS Z370 TUF Plus Gaming
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700k
GPU: EVGA 1080 Ti SC2 Black Edition
Ram: 32GB G.SKILL TridentZ 3200 DDR4 (2x16GB)
Wireless: TP-Link Archer T9E AC1900 PCIE adapter
macOS Drive: Samsung 960 EVO M.2 500GB
Win10 Drive: Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C
Monitor: Samsung 49" 4K TV connected by HDMI 2.0 cable and CLUB3D CAC-1070 DisplayPort 1.2A to HDMI 2.0 UHD 4K 60Hz Adapter
UEFI BIOS Settings
  • VT-d = Off
  • Fast Boot = On
  • Secure Boot = Disabled (you have to clear out any existing keys to disable secure boot)
  • CSM = Disabled
  • XHCI Handoff = Enabled
The one important difference here for my setup is that by disabling CSM I am able to get the full 4k resolution in Clover and the startup process.

Installing macOS High Sierra
I wanted to have an HFS drive for the time being, so I followed the installation steps to skip APFS conversion found in this post.

Post-Installation using MultiBeast
Run MultiBeast with the following checked:
  • Quick Start > UEFI Boot Mode
  • Drivers > Audio > ALC887/888b
  • Drivers > Misc > FakeSMCPlugins (optional)
  • Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC HWMonitor Application (optional)
  • Drivers > Network > IntelMausiEthernet v2.3.0
  • Drivers > USB > Increase Max Port Limit 200 Series
  • Bootloaders > Clover UEFI Boot Mode
  • Customize > Graphics Configuration > NVIDIA Web Drivers Boot Flag
  • Customize > Graphics Configuration > Nvidia Graphics Fixup
  • Customize > System Definitions > iMac 18,3
Post-Multibeast
  • I downloaded and installed Clover Configurator. Using CC I installed the latest version of Clover.
  • Reboot system and make sure you can boot off of your Hard Drive now
  • Download and install the latest Nvidia Web Drivers

I currently use an Android smartphone, so I have not gone through the process of getting a working Message app. That is well documented in other places though.

Working
  • Wireless adapter (works out of the box)
  • Ethernet
  • USB 3.0
  • Sound via USB ports (Have not tested audio on analog ports)
 
Joined
Mar 22, 2011
Messages
89
Motherboard
DELL T3500
CPU
X5680
Graphics
RX580
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Classic Mac
iMac
Mobile Phone
Android
Whoops. I think I left that line in by mistake when I copied some text over from my another build. I believe our motherboard switches between XHCI and EHCI automatically as it states so on p.1-14 of the user manual. I just checked and I can't seem to find a place where you can actually change the handoff method.

That being said, everything works for me. What's not working for you?
 

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