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[SUCCESS] ASUS TUF Z390M-PRO GAMING - i7 9700K - RX 580

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Motherboard
Asus TUF Z390m-Pro Gaming
CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
UHD 630
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Apple, LC, Performa, Power Mac, SE
Mobile Phone
iOS
Two improved changes I've noticed with Mojave 14.3 update:

  1. Awaking from sleep responds normal now with one key press on my keyboard instead of two under 14.2
  2. Both DP and HDMI (IGPU) now work 100% at being hot pluggable at any time. 14.2 HDMI was not hot pluggable.
 
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Motherboard
ASUS TUF Z390M-Pro Gaming WiFi AC
CPU
i7-9700K
Graphics
UHD 630 - RX 580
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
Classic Mac
eMac, iBook, iMac, PowerBook
Mobile Phone
Android
Thank You for your Suggestions. I implemented some of them and was successful in updating to Mojave 10.14.3
Heres what I changed:

1. Removed ALL the Clover ACPI "Default" fixes. Checked " Drop OEM DSM" and Generate Options "PluginType". Removed any SSDT generated tables from "Drop Tables" shows "DMAR" only.
Is this the best settings for power management? Too many "old" suggestions out there.
My power management works well, but always open to improvements.

2. Changed Drivers: Dropped AptioMemoryFix-64, Added AptioInputfix-64 and OSXAptioFixDrv-64.
Complete List for NON Firevault2 Drivers:

ApfsDriverLoader-64.efi
AptioInputFix-64.efi
AudioDxe-64.efi
DataHubDxe-64.efi
EmuVariableUefi-64.efi
FSInject-64.efi
HFSPlus-64.efi
OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi
SMCHelper-64.efi

3. Kexts kept the same. I know its been suggested to put them in Library Extensions, but I have no issues with Kext loading, and the clover Kext folder has the advantages of easy simple drag and drop changes and kexts being available in SafeMode. (having ethernet is important). My List of Kexts in Clover:

AppleALC.kext
FakeSMC.kext (and sensor kexts)
IntelMausiEthernet.kext
Lilu.kext
USBPorts.kext (Custom USB3 support for this MB made easy by HackTool)
WhateverGreen.kext

It would be great to have input from all those that have this motherboard to get some general consensus on clover/bios/Kexts to help new adopters have success faster. Just a thought....

Thanks again for your input!
Is there any particular reason you are using SMBIOS MacMini8,1? I'm using iMac18,1 with no problems.

Using /Library/Extensions/ as location for your kext should be an option, not a necessity, but in some cases there is no choice.. Some kext won't load unless placed in that location. Take for instance you'd want to add a WF+BT card for wireless usage.

All available cards that support NGFF atm need kext from @RehabMan repository to work properly -besides the correct USB implementation through SSDT or kext creation due to Bluetooth using a internal USB-, credits to @RehabMan for his extended insight on building the SSDT and to @headkaze for his easy to use hackintool.

So, I would suggest moving kext there. You would only need Ethernet kext in case you'd want to reinstall system from apple server in recovery, which is weird nowadays..

It would certainly help new comers with a full guide, true!

Did you achieve dual monitor boot with Intel UHD 630? I managed to make them work if plugged after wards, but not on boot :(
 
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Asus TUF Z390m-Pro Gaming
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i7-8700K
Graphics
UHD 630
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro
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Apple, LC, Performa, Power Mac, SE
Mobile Phone
iOS
Is there any particular reason you are using SMBIOS MacMini8,1? I'm using iMac18,1 with no problems.

Using /Library/Extensions/ as location for your kext should be an option, not a necessity, but in some cases there is no choice.. Some kext won't load unless placed in that location. Take for instance you'd want to add a WF+BT card for wireless usage.

All available cards that support NGFF atm need kext from @RehabMan repository to work properly -besides the correct USB implementation through SSDT or kext creation due to Bluetooth using a internal USB-, credits to @RehabMan for his extended insight on building the SSDT and to @headkaze for his easy to use hackintool.

So, I would suggest moving kext there. You would only need Ethernet kext in case you'd want to reinstall system from apple server in recovery, which is weird nowadays..

It would certainly help new comers with a full guide, true!

Did you achieve dual monitor boot with Intel UHD 630? I managed to make them work if plugged after wards, but not on boot :(
In answer to your questions, I am having NO issues with MacMini8,1. I wanted to try it as it matched my 8700 i7. Now I have software tied to this model so I'll keep it.
I did try to use TWO monitors with the igfx, but no go. Display port takes precedence over HDMI, and the HDMI port shuts off. So it is acting as a ether or, not both. Is the built in GPU even capable of more than one? I don't know, and Im not needing more than one.
 
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RX 580
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MacBook Air
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Android
As stated earlier, a full guide for this board and any 9th gen cpu vanilla install would be great. @Stork suggested newbies use unibeast + multibeast. I have read through this thread many times and it seems some guys like @NZRichard have a good working system (but didn't use Unibeast - just clover by itself). @M.Arai original post says not to install vanilla mojave 10.14.1 but should upgrade from high sierra. However, per later posts we can do vanilla install with 10.14.2+. He also talks about the jpeg problem, but my understanding is that problem should be fixed using a proper iGPU headless setup. So the original post is outdated now.

If you had to do a vanilla install from scratch today - what would you do differently?

Cheers
 
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Edit:
Finally I'm going to buy another motherboard.
 
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Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming
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i9-9900K
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Vega Frontier Edition
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Mac Pro
Hi Everyone,

I will put a new system together with this Motherboard, but I see that there are 2 versions - one with WiFi and the other without. If I get the WiFi, will I be able to use the onboard BT and WiFi ? Or should I go with the one without ?

If BT and WiFi onboard is not working, is this the card that I need to buy ?

Also, I would like to use the following. Do you think these components will work seamlessly with this motherboard ?
  • Processor: Intel i9-9900K Processor
  • Ram: HyperX Predator HX436C17PB3K4/64 3600MHz CL17 DIMM 64GB (4 x 16) DDR4 Model No: HX436C17PB3K4/64
  • GPU: AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Liquid Retail
  • Power Supply: EVGA Supernova 750 G3, 80 Plus Gold 750W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with New HDB Fan
  • Disk: Samsung 970 EVO Plus Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7S1T0B/AM)

For cooling this CPU with cooler, which one should I get ? Will it be liquid cooled or air cooled ?

Also, is my choice of PSU suitable for this configuration, or should I go 600-650 Watts ? if so which model.

I will be very grateful if you could help me out with these points, as I am not sure if everything will work with this motherboard.

Thanks
 
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Asus TUF Z390m-Pro Gaming
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i7-8700K
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UHD 630
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Apple, LC, Performa, Power Mac, SE
Mobile Phone
iOS
Looks fine to me, but its all personal preferences.

As far as which MB (with or without WiFi). The MB built in WiFi/Bluetooth module doesn't work with macOS. I bought the MB with WiFi because it was cheaper and widely available at the time, then disabled it in BIOS and installed a compatible PCIe WiFi card. Some have replaced the ASUS MB module with a macOS compatible one.
 
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Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming
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i9-9900K
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Vega Frontier Edition
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Mac Pro
Looks fine to me, but its all personal preferences.

As far as which MB (with or without WiFi). The MB built in WiFi/Bluetooth module doesn't work with macOS. I bought the MB with WiFi because it was cheaper and widely available at the time, then disabled it in BIOS and installed a compatible PCIe WiFi card. Some have replaced the ASUS MB module with a macOS compatible one.
Thank you very much for the info but does this motherboard work without any problems ? What do you mean by “ Some have replaced the ASUS MB module with a macOS compatible one” ?
 
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Motherboard
Asus TUF Z390m-Pro Gaming
CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
UHD 630
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Apple, LC, Performa, Power Mac, SE
Mobile Phone
iOS
Thank you very much for the info but does this motherboard work without any problems ? What do you mean by “ Some have replaced the ASUS MB module with a macOS compatible one” ?
It means that no motherboards except Apple's MacS are 100% compatible because parts of the hardware have no software drivers to work with macOS. The ASUS Intel Wi-Fi/Bluetooth has no macOS drivers. Most likely never will.
 
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