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[SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

CaseySJ

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Hi Happy new year to everyone :) As a musician composer, I would like to built a powerful configuration. Can we work on this Hackintosh for example with an older MacOsX like Sierra or Hi Sierra ? Mojave is too recent.
 

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Hi Happy new year to everyone :) As a musician composer, I would like to built a powerful configuration. Can we work on this Hackintosh for example with an older MacOsX like Sierra or Hi Sierra ? Mojave is too recent.
High Sierra 10.13.6 should work, but in SMBIOS Macmini8,1 would have to be replaced with something older such as iMac18,1 or iMac18,2.
 

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High Sierra 10.13.6 should work, but in SMBIOS Macmini8,1 would have to be replaced with something older such as iMac18,1 or iMac18,2.
Start out using the MultiBeast default iMac14,2 as it works with just about every system. Then, move to iMac18,1 (on-board graphics only) or iMac18,3 (discrete graphics card).
 
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I'm filling a huge compatibility list which I'll post later with apps, hardware, and other stuff,
the only strange thing is that weirdly to open Final Cut I had to disable the internal GPU otherwise it wouldn't open and the crashlog said "hardware blending not available"?

p.s. 4k editing feels like butter xD

The strange issue was disabling the iGPU broke the quicklook preview for pdf, jpg and so on, I had to switch to iMacPro 1,1 in the SMBIOS to fix it (I think because I have a Vega) but if you could test the jpg pdf preview with quicklook (also h.264) let me know.
 
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This was my first round of testing, I still have to install a very big load of apps and plugins, will update the list once done:

What is flawlessly working after 3 days of continuous stress testing and troubleshooting:


System:
  • Sleep/Wake/Restart, Screensavers, Logout, Switch User, Mission Control and Multiple Desktops
  • Every single USB port (front case included)
  • Both Ethernet ports
  • Wireless charging from case BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 (Mobo USB)
  • Thunderbolt
  • Usb-C
  • Vega 64 (natively supported) & Intel UHD Gpu, Dvi Port & Hdmi Audio
  • On Board Audio
  • Fans, Stats & Sensors

OSX Mojave:

  • iCloud, FaceTime, Messages, App Store
  • Notification Center & Sync
  • Time Machine
  • Adobe Flash, Xtools & Java
  • Quicklook h.264, ProRes, 4k, (for pdf and other files you need to configure the SMBIOS, Vega64 -> iMacPro 1,1)
  • iStat (fully working) - Fans in BIOS = Auto
  • Ask Siri
  • Quick Time, Screen, Audio, and Movie Recording
  • IACBus (needed for Hijacking Audio and Midi rerouting purposes)

External Gear:

  • Tascam 16x08 USB Audio Interface
  • UAD Apollo Twin MKII (Thunderbolt)
  • Virus TI2, USB + Software Suite
  • Akai Max49 Keyboard, Editor Software and Akai Connect
  • Roll Seaboard + Dashboard & Equator Software
  • Avid Artist Mix

Third Party Software:

  • NordVPN (so VPN's)
  • Logic Pro X - Everything
  • Protools 2018.12 - Everything
  • Ableton Live 10 - Everything
  • Wine Stable
  • iLok & eLicenser
  • Final Cut Pro all Res & 4k (but to make it work you have to disable the internal GPU otherwise it won’t even launch)
  • Photoshop CC 2019
  • Audition CC 2019
  • Razer Synapse, Steam, (although I advice having a secondary Windows HD, like me for gaming purposes)
  • OCB, broadcast, livestream, screen recording


Not Working / Issues to be addressed:

Gpu stresss test crash after 21 min, (Heaven Benchmark) Undergoing investigation
Some Finder graphic glitch like if you delete a file it will still be displayed until you close the folder and reopen it again.
Still have to order the bluetooth/WiFi card to test Magic Mouse & Trackpad, Handoff, Airdrop & Bluetooth Devices

@CaseySJ and the others from this thread,
Thanks everyone, it was really fun and somewhat not too complicated to build this beast, also for a noob like me,
it's my first Hackintosh, and I can't believe it's working.

I couldn't have done it without everyone's help.
 
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Not Working / Issues to be addressed:

Gpu stresss test crash after 21 min, (Heaven Benchmark) Undergoing investigation
Some Finder graphic glitch like if you delete a file it will still be displayed until you close the folder and reopen it again.
Still have to order the bluetooth/WiFi card to test Magic Mouse & Trackpad, Handoff, Airdrop & Bluetooth Devices

@CaseySJ and the others from this thread,
Thanks everyone, it was really fun and somewhat not too complicated to build this beast, also for a noob like me,
it's my first Hackintosh, and I can't believe it's working.

I couldn't have done it without everyone's help.
Yes there's still some GPU issues, and I have faith that they'll be resolved when Apple will release an iMac that matches more our chips.
 
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nvm had to restart
 
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