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[Success] ASRock Z370M Pro4 | i3-8100 | DDR4 8G | M.2 SSD | High Sierra

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Motherboard
ASRock Z370M Pro4
CPU
i3-8100
Graphics
UHD630
Powerful Mac Mini
ASRock Z370M Pro4 | i3-8100 | DDR4 8G | M.2 SSD | High Sierra


Components

Motherboard: ASRock Z370M Pro4
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157793

CPU: i3-8100 (Coffee Lake)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117822

GPU: UHD630 (Integrated in i3-8100)

RAM: ADATA DDR4 2400MHz 8G * 1
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAD7H5XV5883

Storage: HP EX900 M.2 NVMe 250G * 1
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4RE70Z8681

LAN: Intel I219V (on-board)

WLAN: BCM94360 (available on ebay)

Audio: Realtek ALC892 (on-board)

OS: High Sierra



Comments

I build this custom mac for iOS development purpose. Two important consideration, low price and good performance. I will explain reasons for me to choose these components.

1. Intel 8th Gen CPU: up-to-date, higher performance, better comparability, cheaper (i3-8100 compared to i5-7500)

2. Motherboard: ASRock Z370M Pro4 supports 8th Gen CPU, DDR4, M.2, and without WLAN module. I need to relatively cheap but supports new features since they provide better performance.

3. RAM: DDR4 is a must for better performance. ADATA has lower price.

4. Storage: M.2 is the trend of SSD, much faster speed. HP EX900 is, again, cheaper.

5. WLAN: BCM94360 is native supported device. Better stability, stronger functionality (Handoff, continuity, bluetooth, etc.)


Summary

1. Display:
1080P output: OK
GFX(Metal Support, acceleration): OK

2. Internet:
LAN: OK
WiFi: OK
Bluetooth: OK

3. Audio:
3.5mm output: OK
HDMI audio: OK (without volume and balance control)

4. Other:
TRIM: OK
CPU PM: seems OK, please see Screenshots part

Doesn't Work:
1. Front panel audio
2. VGA
3. THE USB3.0 port (rare) above USB Type-C port. I encountered some issues when I tried to use this port. But for other USB3.0 ports, no problem

Installation

1. USB stick, BIOS settings same as Installation Guide https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...ierra-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.235474/

2. MultiBeast configuration: (Refer to Installation Guide https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...ierra-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.235474/)
(a) Quick Start -> UEFI Boot Mode
(b) Drivers -> Audio -> Optional 3 Port (5.1) Audio + 200/300 Series /X299 Audio Device ID Patch
(c) Drivers -> Network -> IntelMausiEthernet v2.3.0
(d) Customize -> Graphics Configuration -> Intel HD 6XX + Intel Graphics Fixup

3. Enable HD630 acceleration, please refer to https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/how-to-enable-kaby-lake-intel-6xx-graphics-10-12-6.225282/

4. HDMI Audio, please refer to https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/applehda-hdmi-audio-guide.234735/

5. In config.plist, remove boot flag
Code:
-disablegfxfirmware
6. MultiBeast sometimes failed to install Lilu.kext and IntelGraphicsFixup.kext If you failed to get GFX working, try to install these two kexts using Kext Wizard.



Screenshots
System Info

SSD TRIM support

HDMI Audio

CPU Power Management


BlackMagic Benchmark

config.plist and EFI are attached.

Thanks to everyone here, whose contribution leads to my success build.
 

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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370m-D3H
CPU
I5-8400
Graphics
Galax GeForce GTX 1060 3Gb
Mobile Phone
iOS
g’day mate, I am taking the plunge and building my first hackintosh. Your configuration is almost exactly what I am aiming for. I plan to modify it slightly though with this build:

ASRock Z370-Pro4 ATX mobo
i3-8100 (same)
DDR4-8 gigs (same - OR is 16 gigs better?)
Samsung EVO SSD (not m.2)
planning to install High Sierra.

In terms of the WiFi - as I live in Australia - I am finding it quite difficult to source that Broadcom card you mentioned. Are there alternatives that are easier to source?

Do you reckon this build will achieve the same success you had?
 
Joined
Aug 9, 2015
Messages
7
Motherboard
ASRock Z370M Pro4
CPU
i3-8100
Graphics
UHD630
g’day mate, I am taking the plunge and building my first hackintosh. Your configuration is almost exactly what I am aiming for. I plan to modify it slightly though with this build:

ASRock Z370-Pro4 ATX mobo
i3-8100 (same)
DDR4-8 gigs (same - OR is 16 gigs better?)
Samsung EVO SSD (not m.2)
planning to install High Sierra.

In terms of the WiFi - as I live in Australia - I am finding it quite difficult to source that Broadcom card you mentioned. Are there alternatives that are easier to source?

Do you reckon this build will achieve the same success you had?
Hi, sorry for replying late. RAM and SSD are not significant for compatibility. Since you are using similar CPU and GPU, it is supposed to work fine. As for Wi-Fi, if you are unable to acquire that Broadcom card, then you need to figure out by yourself because I don't have experience using other Wi-Fi modules.
Good luck.
 
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