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[SUCCESS] GB Z370N WIFI, Coffee Lake i5 Overclocked, RX 580 - New PSU and MOAR PHOTOS

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Gigabyte Z370N Wifi
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xMac 2018 i5 Build:
GB Z370N WIFI - Coffee Lake i5 - RX 580 - Updated For Mojave

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Components

Gigabyte Z370N WIFI Motherboard - BIOS Revision F3
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076VD4XV4/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Ballistix 16GB (8GBx2) Sport LT DDR4 Memory (BLS2K8G4D240FSB)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UFF7Y4A/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz Coffee Lake Processor - OCed to 4.7 GHz stable
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0759FKH8K/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Noctua Dual Tower CPU Cooler
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QCEWTAW/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB Graphics Card
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079MFGCTG/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Mushkin Reactor 1 TB SATA SSD
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PAFJJRA/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

IOGear Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007GFX0PY/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Seasonic SSR-650GD Flagship Prime Series 650W
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCT1VLI/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

BitFenix Prodigy Case in White
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BZYJ6W/?tag=tonymacx86com-20


Comments

Installed via UniBeast 8.3.2 and native 10.13.4 installer via App Store. Used MultiBeast with the following options. Upgraded to Mojave using the App Store Installers with updates to Clover 4798.

Switched from a NVidia GTX 1060 to an RX 580 due to lack of proper NVidia drivers in 10.14.

Had some coil whine with the RX 580, swapped the power supply out for a Seasonic Prime 650 Watt Gold. This also meant removing the last of the internal 3.5" bays to fit the connectors in, which while it means I can't use any 3.5" drives, increases airflow inside the case. At idle temperatures 37C on all cores.

Required using the NoVPA.jpeg kernel extension to get JPEG previews in Finder working properly.This also requires a newer version of Lilu.kext than I had, required updating from 1.2.3 to 1.2.8.

Only major issue I had wasn't one with the installation, but rather running into an Apple limitation. Since Apple has no machines that support 4k@60 Hz over HDMI, it's not natively detected or supported in the OS. When I first booted after installing the nVidia driver packages, I would boot to a black screen, but was still able to connect via SSH or remote desktop. Eventually I hooked up another monitor and realized that it wasn't a driver issue but a problem with the monitor. After buying an active DisplayPort > HDMI adapter, this allowed full 4k@60 Hz. Native DisplayPort should also work.

Much thanks to Asher on ##hackintosh Freenode IRC channel for poking at it with me for the last few days.

Attaching my EFI and my L/E folders for reference for others.

Summary

What Works

Full Video Acceleration (4k@60 Hz. Please note you can only get this resolution either over native DisplayPort or via an active Displayport to HDMI adapter. 4k@30 Hz does work over HDMI)
Onboard Audio
Onboard Ethernet (First port only)
Bluetooth (via USB dongle)
8 USB Ports (Don't know if the USB-C port works, don't have any cables/devices)
Sleep, Wake, Soft Power Off
iMessage, Wi-Fi Calling

What Doesn't Work

Onboard Bluetooth (Detected but does not work, shows no MAC address)
Onboard Wifi (Not compatible at all as far as I know)
Handoff, Airdrop (Both require Wifi. Likely would work if Wifi was added)

Benchmarks

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https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/11276701

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https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/compute/3387249

Photo Gallery

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I just realized this is in the wrong forum...I suppose it's OK here but can a mod move this over to User Builds if possible? Thanks.
 

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Did you just run MultiBeast with those settings and then restart? I tried but once I restarted it's in an loop at the Apple logo.
 
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RX 580
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MacBook Pro, Mac mini
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iBook, iMac, SE/30
Mobile Phone
iOS
Did you just run MultiBeast with those settings and then restart? I tried but once I restarted it's in an loop at the Apple logo.
That is what I recall doing, yes. The only times I had hangs like that were with the BIOS having the wrong settings. I'll try to reboot today and get you the ones I'm using.
 
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That is what I recall doing, yes. The only times I had hangs like that were with the BIOS having the wrong settings. I'll try to reboot today and get you the ones I'm using.
Hi macforker,

If you wouldn't mind, can you please share your BIOS settings? i feel this is where most of my issues are stemming from.

My BIOS revision was F1, but flashed to F4 as I thought this would reveal/show options that i couldn't find. I.e.

3. If your CPU supports VT-d, disable it
4. If your system has CFG-Lock, disable it
5. If your system has Secure Boot Mode, disable it
6. Set OS Type to Other OS
7. If your system has IO Serial Port, disable it
8. Set XHCI Handoff to Enabled


(I couldn't select any of the above, most concerning was: Other OS, my only available options were Windows 8/10, but no Other OS.

I am going to attempt to start from scratch beginning with the BIOS.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
dazdaz
 
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Mobile Phone
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Replying to bump the original thread due to the update to Mojave and changes to Graphics card.
 
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