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[Success] ASUS Prime Z370-A+i7-8700 Pro Audio Build

Joined
Oct 24, 2012
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38
Motherboard
ASUS Prime Z370-A
CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
UHD 630
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
@NorthAmTransAm I am interested in your opencore EFI for the ASUS Prime z370-A (Rev 1). Currently I am using a SATA SSD but would like to install a Samsung 970 EVO (+/Pro?) for better IO performance (software engineer). I don't think I am ever going to get the add in TB card. I will be getting something for the WiFi/BT (any suggestions?) I have access to a 2009 MacPro that has the WiFi/BT card installed. I rarely use WiFi/BT with my main computer so it is just there for iMessage/handoff all though side car in Catalina looks interesting. My plan is to reuse my serial number from my dead 2009 MacPro.

I currently installed with Clover. Do I need to reinstall a fresh Catalina with OpenCore or is there anything I need to clean up during boot or from /Library/Extensions?
 
Joined
Jul 3, 2015
Messages
92
Motherboard
HP Elite Desk 800 G4 - Q370
CPU
i7-8700
Graphics
WX 4100
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
@NorthAmTransAm I've a similar machine but with Q370 mother board and my boot loader is OpenCore. I'm using SMBIOS iMacPro1,1 for full graphics acceleration with WX4100 graphics card, but problem is I notice glitch in graphics while playing video or youtube. Thinking of moving back to iMac19,2 but when I do that my cpu is used for video processing instead of my GPU. I read through forums and looks like I need to set ig-platform-id to 0300923E for headless configuration. I took your opencore as reference and you haven't setup the ig-platform-id. Can you please confirm if your machine runs video processing using GPU or not?


 
Joined
Sep 12, 2015
Messages
16
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-H270N-WIFI
CPU
i5-7600K
Graphics
Gigabyte Radeon RX570
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
This is fantastic!

I'm going to start a build here in a few days with the ASUS Prime Z370-A II, i9-9900K (no OC'ing), and Sapphire RX580. I wanted something that would just work and be as rock solid as possible and emulate the i9 iMac.

Looking forward to using what you've created! Thank you.
 
Joined
Oct 19, 2019
Messages
1
Motherboard
Asus Z370-A Prime
CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
UHD 630
Good morning to everybody,
I'm new here, and I'm a novice. I'm trying to do a fresh install of macOS Mojave or Catalina, but I'm not sure which one is best for stability and which one is able to use all the features of the motherboard. What I'm trying to achieve is a Vanilla installation; I already tried with Tony Mac but Catalina is stuck at some point while Mojave boots up.
I read this thread and I saw that there is a Clover folder and an OC folder, but I don't know the difference and thus which one to choose. I looked also at the config.plist file in the Clover folder and it is pretty empty compared to the Tony Mac one, so I was wondering which EFI/OC folder and configuration should I use? What I'd like to achieve is a fully working Mac OS, with audio on HDMI working too. (I'm aware of the fact that the motherboard can have components that are not compatible, so is someone able to tell me what is working and what is not on my motherboard?). Currently my set-up is:
- i7 8700k
- Asus prime z370-a I
- ddr4 2600 mhz
- sata ssd
- 4k monitor through hdmi
- UDH 630 (not planning to use another graphics card)

Can someone help me? Because after having read all these posts I'm a little bit confused.
 
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