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[SUCCESS] AsRock Z390 Extreme4 Hackintosh - Blue Edition - Everything Works!!!

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AsRock Extreme4
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RX 580
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marcelodamon's Build:
AsRock Z390 Extreme4 - i9-9900K - RX 580


Components

AsRock Z390 Extreme4 motherboard
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HYBMRW4/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157848

Corsair Blue LED DDR4 RAM at 3000 MHz - 64GB (4x16GB)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWVVYHL/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Intel i9-9900 Processor
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005404P9I/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117957

Rosewill PB240 AIO CPU Water Cooler
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200117

Rosewill Cullinan Blue LED fans ATX case
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J6NB7RG/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147293

Rosewill Quark PSU - 750W
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182351

Rosewill fan splitter cable x 2
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076HBQTD5/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119893R

MSI Gaming AMD RX580 8GB Graphics Card
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079NX4GCF/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137290

Corsair 120mm Blue LED fan 2-pack
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F6S10KK/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAA7W8F06232

HP NVMe 1TB SSD x 2
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MFBNMF1/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W078T7711

Fenvi PCIE/Bluetooth wireless module
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIADXZ7GS4848


Comments

I wanted to take a quick break from my rather busy customer build schedule and type up this tutorial for the most compatible build I have ever done. This computer is a 100% Golden Build with zero issues. EVERYTHING works, and among the 50+ builds I have done this one performs the most like a native Mac.

I made ZERO modifications to an extant Mojave installer that I had used before. Attached to this post is the EFI folder that will guarantee both a perfect USB installer, as well as a boot drive EFI. Obviously the config.plist is enclosed within this EFI folder.

After you install Mojave with UniBeast (or via Terminal such as I did), simply use Clover Configurator to mount the USB and then replace the EFI folder with the one attached to this post.

Of note, my system is a dual boot environment with macOS Mojave and Ubuntu Linux; however, Windows 10 or any other version of Linux is a possibility as well.

Please post any questions you may have!
 

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What BIOS version are you on?
 
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Congrats @marcelodamon Looks great.
What is the overclock speed? Please post the BIOS settings.
I've read somewhere ASRrock and MSI are NOT easy to hack. But, in your case, its totally different.
I'd liked to know will it be future proof for any updates? How can I use this without Dedicated GPU (using igpu)?
Thanks in advance.
 
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Congrats @marcelodamon Looks great.
What is the overclock speed? Please post the BIOS settings.
I've read somewhere ASRrock and MSI are NOT easy to hack. But, in your case, its totally different.
I'd liked to know will it be future proof for any updates? How can I use this without Dedicated GPU (using igpu)?
Thanks in advance.

Hello and thank you for your inquiries regarding this build. As for the overclock speed, I don't overclock this system, as I am not a gamer (rather an emergency medicine physician who likes to use Logic to record guitar). However, the CPU is the i9-9900K, which can be overclocked to 5000 MHz.

I am not sure who would post that ASRock boards are not easy to hack; this literally was the easiest hack I've ever done, hands down. As for the BIOS settings, I didn't change anything other than disable secure boot and VT-D. Other than that, everything was stock settings for this motherboard (which I bought new from NewEgg). As for updates, I have already updated this system 2 times natively (like a native Mac). As for running this computer off the integrated graphics on the CPU, that would simply mean changing the BIOS settings from PCIE GPU to IGPU (which is quite easy). Should you decide to replicate my build, I would be happy to provide you assistance with this.
 
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Hello! Thanks for the inquiry. Attached are some pictures of screenshots from the BIOS.
You are on the first release, if you update to any newer version you cannot boot macOS so be careful
 
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Follow the instruction on https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/asrock-z390-phantom-gaming-itx-ac.265245/
i added
Code:
<dict>
                    <key>Comment</key>
                    <string>Fix AsRock Z390 BIOS DSDT Device(RTC) bug. If BIOS &gt; 1.2 </string>
                    <key>Disabled</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>Find</key>
                    <data>
                    oAqTU1RBUwE=
                    </data>
                    <key>Replace</key>
                    <data>
                    oAqRCv8L//8=
                    </data>
                </dict>
to your clover config.plist, then it works on new BIOS version V4.0. So feel free to upgrade BIOS.

The only problem I have (not related to bios) is that wifi can't turn on once it has been turn off. I have to restart the PC to make WiFi on again. I wonder if you have the same issue?

Thank you
 
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I am using Z390 Extreme 4, Use EFI provided above, it works.
Only problem i have is that after sleep wifi stop work unless reboot
OK, but all works out of the box? Ethernet? WiFi? Bluetooth? Audio? What you need to patch?
 
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