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[SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 - i9-9900K - UHD 630 + RX 5700 XT - DUAL BOOT - NVME

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Gigabyte Z390 Designare
CPU
i9-9900K
Graphics
RX 5700 XT
aprelle's Build:
Gigabyte Designare Z390 - i9-9900K - UHD 630 - RX 5700 XT - DUAL BOOT - NVME
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Components

Gigabyte Designare Z390 Motherboard with Built-In Thunderbolt 3 (Titan Ridge) Controller
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K8RJZRG/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813145110

Intel Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake Processor
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005404P9I/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Fractal Design Celsius S24-284 mm Radiator - Silent Liquid CPU Cooler - PWM - Intelligent Controls - 2X Dynamic X2 PWM GP-12 120mm Silent Fans Included - 1/4" Fitting - Blackout
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719DHG5Y/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Fractal Design Define 7 White Brushed Aluminum/Steel E-ATX Silent Modular Mid Tower Computer Case
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08146W9VB/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Patriot Viper Steel 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 4400 (PC4 35200) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model PVS416G440C9K
https://www.newegg.com/patriot-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820225144?Item=N82E16820225144

XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 2280 Solid State Drive R/W 3500/3000MB/s SSD (ASX8200PNP-2TT-C); one for macOS and one for Windows 10
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TY2TN64/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Sapphire 11293-03-40G Radeon Nitro+ Rx 5700 Xt 8GB GDDR6 Dual HDMI/ Dual DP OC (UEFI) PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XMNGVVD/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

USB Smart Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle for PC&Mac, Special Accessory for Systems That are not Bluetooth 4.0 Compatible, Support Windows & macOS - Matte Black
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0792NSF7M/?tag=tonymacx86com-20


Comments

Note: Bluetooth dongle conflicts with Gigabyte internal Bluetooh in Windows and has to be removed when running Windows. Apple Magic Trackpad 2 had problems with both running in Windows. I may be able to disable internal bluetooth, but haven't looked yet.

Many thanks to the Moderators and people that trailblazed the path. Hyperlinks to threads are all embedded.

Create MSR EFI Flash Drive and Unlock CFG in BIOS
  • Update to latest stable BIOS on Gigabyte Z390 Designare (F8 in this case) before unlocking CFG
Micro-Guide: Unlocking MSR 0xE2 on Gigabyte Designare Z390


Update BIOS
  1. Change the BIOS settings per CaseySJ's Golden Build > [SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580
  • Use only the BIOS settings from CaseySJ's Golden Build description thread (above)

Create Catalina USB and Install
  1. Mini-Guide for Fresh Installation of Catalina 10.15.4 and Newer
  2. Choose AMD graphics card config.plist in instructions
  3. Download the latest Lilu kext and Whatevergreen kext from Github and replace the ones in the above Mini-Guide. They have critical updates since the above mini-guide. I found I needed them.

Enable Sapphire Nitro+ RX 5700 XT

[Guide] Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Nitro+ with macOS Catalina
  • If you did the above Catalina install, you'll already have installed all the drivers mentioned in the Sapphire Guide. Again, make sure you have the latest Lilu and Whatevergreen.
  • Change BIOS to enable
    • Internal Graphics from Enabled to Auto
    • Graphics Priority from IGFX to PCI Slot 1
    • Shutdown PC
    • Switch HDMI cable from the internal card to the Sapphire card
    • Startup


Create Windows 10 USB and Install on Second NVMe Drive
  1. Make a Windows 10 UEFI USB Installer
Reorder boot in BIOS

1. It was booting Windows first unless I did an F12 on boot.
2. So I had to reorder by boot priority in the BIOS to boot the USB, macOS, then Windows
 

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I had to reformat your build description to bring it inline with the Template. I aslo replaced the bit.ly links as they are not allowed.
 
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Gigabyte Z390 Designare
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i9-9900K
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RX 5700 XT
I had to reformat your build description to bring it inline with the Template. I aslo replaced the bit.ly links as they are not allowed.
Thanks
 
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