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[Success] b1's "Mac Mini Killer" with macOS Mojave: i7-8700 | Gigabyte Z370N | RX560 | 16GB RAM

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Thank you very much for sharing your files. I am just surprised how similar my build is to yours (except that I have an i5-8400 and 32 GB RAM). I even considered ordering the same case, but I was afraid it would take 3+ months to arrive and ended up getting a Node 202. Are you in the US? How long did it take for the case to get to you?

I am just waiting for my RX 560 to arrive, but in the meanwhile I am configuring my USB boot installer and your thread will save me a TON of time. Thanks again for sharing.
 
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Thank you very much for sharing your files. I am just surprised how similar my build is to yours (except that I have an i5-8400 and 32 GB RAM). I even considered ordering the same case, but I was afraid it would take 3+ months to arrive and ended up getting a Node 202. Are you in the US? How long did it take for the case to get to you?

I am just waiting for my RX 560 to arrive, but in the meanwhile I am configuring my USB boot installer and your thread will save me a TON of time. Thanks again for sharing.

Thanks!

I'm from Ukraine, and this case is made in Ukraine too. I ordered it in April, and it arrived early September. 4.5 months of waiting...

I like the size and thermals, but not happy with PSU. Next time I will buy something with SFX PSU like Node 202, Dan 4A or Ghost S1.
 
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Do you have both ethernet ports working with IntelMausiEthernet.kext?

I know that each ethernet port in this motherboard is controlled by a different chip, but I don't know if IntelMausiEthernet.kext provides drivers for both chips...

And one more question: do you get temperature and fan speed readings for your RX 560 with FakeSMC?
 
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Do you have both ethernet ports working with IntelMausiEthernet.kext?

I know that each ethernet port in this motherboard is controlled by a different chip, but I don't know if IntelMausiEthernet.kext provides drivers for both chips...

Only the left port works with IntelMausiEthernet.kext. The right one is not.

And one more question: do you get temperature and fan readings for your RX 560 with FakeSMC?

GPU Die temperature:
Screen Shot 2018-10-02 at 6.34.18 PM.png


GPU and memory usage:
Screen Shot 2018-10-02 at 6.37.09 PM.png


But no fan speed.
 
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Currently building in NFC S4M Skyreach but considering a Dan A4 so I can go with an RX 580 or another non-ITX sized card.
https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/skyreach-s4m-brickless-minimalist-build.7176/

b166ar: Just out of interest; my BCM card and adaptor directly on the Z370 - did you have to make modifications when you mounted it or? I just removed the shielding/case and it was OK.

This post should answer you question :)

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...70n-rx560-16gb-ram.260337/page-5#post-1819203
 
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Is sleep working on your build? Mine is similar, and sleep was good on high Sierra, but now I have upgraded to Mojave it wakes immediately after sleep
 
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Is sleep working on your build? Mine is similar, and sleep was good on high Sierra, but now I have upgraded to Mojave it wakes immediately after sleep

Yes, everything works. Chacke my pmset and config.plist from my main post.
 
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Yes, everything works. Chacke my pmset and config.plist from my main post.

Would you mind trying to enable standby? That's what it colloquially referred to as sleep; in that RAM is powered but the CPU is not. Does it enter standby a few seconds after you sleep from the apple menu? Does it wake immediately after sleep?

thanks
 
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