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

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I'm setting up my new Aorus Pro, which replaced my defective UD. I am in the process of USB port discovery so I can mod the SSDT-UIAC. I don't have a USB-C device so I won't be able to ID the USB-C rear panel port, but I would still like to enable it now for future use. could someone with this mobo please tell me which SS port(s) is mapped to the USB-C port? I don't care about the USB2 port that is also mapped to that port.

thanks!

ken
 
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Vega 64
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MacBook Pro
Please add your CPU, GPU and motherboard information to your account profile:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/account/account-details

Some comments:
  • Have you enabled Verbose by adding "-v" to your Boot Arguments? This will show detailed log messages during startup and shutdown.
  • Do you a Windows drive in the system?
Let's start with this and take additional action based on outcome.
Thank you! - I have added the details to my profile.

Yes, I have been booting in verbose mode, I have no windows drive. The install was to a samsung evo+ m2, installer a standard 32gb usb stick.

I also have a sandisk 2.5" ssd with the same installer but thats unplugged for now - my other device is the latest gen mbp 15 which I have been using to build the installer, usb etc...

Thank you!
 

CaseySJ

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Thank you! - I have added the details to my profile.

Yes, I have been booting in verbose mode, I have no windows drive. The install was to a samsung evo+ m2, installer a standard 32gb usb stick.

I also have a sandisk 2.5" ssd with the same installer but thats unplugged for now - my other device is the latest gen mbp 15 which I have been using to build the installer, usb etc...

Thank you!
Have you seen the dreaded NOTE 4 from the top of the build guide? :(

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Have you seen the dreaded NOTE 4 from the top of the build guide? :(

View attachment 401166
"Khannnnnn" - I messed up thinking that was the 2.5" one - I will remove and try to install on the other ssd and get another m2 - Literally did the biggest "NOOO" aha - at least there is a reason now though!
 
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casey do i have to change serial number or something ? because i was sending here some files to the public ...
 

CaseySJ

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casey do i have to change serial number or something ? because i was sending here some files to the public ...
Because you have a brand new installation, you can change serial numbers now. This is the best time to do so. If you already logged into iCloud with the old serial number, you can just do this:
  • Go to icloud.com using a web browser
  • Account Settings --> find the previously registered system and delete it
 
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Gigabyte Designare Z390-F6
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[100% Success] Casey, First and foremost thanks for the design/build and this amazing guide. Although I have built (10 years ago) 2 machines before I consider myself a newbie. I had been seeking a build like this that allowed me to have Thunderbolt and a performance level for my professional photography/video work.

I sourced 100% of your parts list, mostly to remove any issues of compatibility. And although I had some operator errors, everything is happy. I did NOT install the BT/WIFI as I have no need.

You can add your Thunderbolt Devices list Areca Arc-5082T2 Raid Arrays (two @30Tb each), the first unit connected from one of the TB ports via a Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and the 2nd unit daisy chained from the first on a TB2 - TB2 cable. One interesting thing is Blackmagic indicates the daisy chained drive is 2x the R/W speed of the first connected unit... Might have to do with the fact the first one almost full.. will swap them and test further when I get caught up with editing work.

So far everything I have tested works, including connecting a old 30" Apple Cinema Display via DVI directly to the MSI RX 580. If I find any problems I will attempt to fix them before asking for help. But for now I couldn't be happier.

I do have 2 semi build questions..

1. Which board connectors did you use for the Raijintek Pump & Fan.. I want to make sure I am correctly connecting this all important unit. (I am idling at 27C/28C which is fine) I just wish to be wired correctly.

2. Moving forward what are the best connectivity options for large high res screens?? I want to purchase a new 30"/32" 4K/5K monitor I can calibrate maybe 6K (If apple pricing on the 6K is affordable) and want have a 2nd monitor (maybe my old 30" Cinema Display) as a non calibrated software tools monitor. I know between the Mobo and the card I can support a wide range, I believe I have seen a post on this in the 392 pages.. Just want some insight into what the card & mobo combined can support.


Thanks again
 
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iOS
Because you have a brand new installation, you can change serial numbers now. This is the best time to do so. If you already logged into iCloud with the old serial number, you can just do this:
  • Go to icloud.com using a web browser
  • Account Settings --> find the previously registered system and delete it
thanks a lot - do you have paypal for donation ?
 
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