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

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thanks a lot - do you have paypal for donation ?
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Im Back, the new HDMI cable is working wiht any more flickering, so It was the HDMI. I will keep using the XR580 as normal card, the fans still on and off, no problems alt all.
I will make this changes this weekend,
Two suggestions based on your IOReg:
  1. Your iGPU is configured properly in headless mode, but with macOS 10.14.4 it is better to use Platform ID 0x3E980003 instead of 0x3E910003 (for headless operation).
  2. I recommend updating the Thunderbolt SSDT in CLOVER/ACPI/patched folder with the new version in Post-Install Files.zip. The new file is SSDT-Z390-DESIGNARE-TB3HP-V4.aml.
Hey man thanks again for all your help, I will be around posting my updates.
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Hye @CaseySJ you rock the community man.


@CaseySJ, hello man, I just change the SSDT-Z390-DESIGNARE-TB3HP-V4.aml. file to my folder, but I dont know remember were to change the first part the:
  • Your iGPU is configured properly in headless mode, but with macOS 10.14.4 it is better to use Platform ID 0x3E980003 instead of 0x3E910003 (for headless operation).
I don't want to make a problem in my conf.plist, can you please help me?
Im adding a pic just to make sure Im changing in the number in right place.
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Thanks for your help.
 
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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.
Glad to hear it! Identical parts for an identical experience!

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.
Thank you -- just added the Areca ARC-5028T2 (not 5082T2) to Thunderbolt 3 Experiences.

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.
I am really impressed by the Raijintek 280mm AIO. Current CPU temp is 84F or 28C. I've connected it to CPU_FAN instead of CPU_OPT. From pages 26 and 27 of the owner's manual I see no clear difference between the two.
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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.
Apple is renowned for their well-calibrated wide color gamut displays on Pro models (MacBook Pro, iMac Pro). I have every reason to believe that the upcoming, but still rumored, Thunderbolt 6K monitor will be among the very best in this regard, and its build quality should easily surpass that of the plasticky LG UltraFine. Despite its price, it may be an excellent long-term choice for professionals.

To drive this monitor, we will need to connect a DisplayPort cable from the RX 580 DP-out to the single DP-in on the Designare, and then use the (top?) Thunderbolt 3 port to connect to the monitor. The RX 580 features DisplayPort 1.4, which means it can actually drive an 8K monitor at 60Hz. The iGPU (UHD 630) might not be capable of driving the 6K.

Given how good MacBook Pro speakers have become, I would expect even better from the 6K display. And a FaceTime camera with microphone (that can be used for Siri as well), USB 3 hub, TB daisy chaining capability, etc. should make this the monitor of choice.
 
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@qmediaservices,

Yes that's the right place to change the platform ID. This ID is entered in reverse byte order so that's why right now you see:

0300923E

You may change this to:

0300983E
 
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Procedure:
  1. Install Fenvi FV-T919 (or other Broadcom WiFi/BT card) into a x1 slot on the motherboard.
  2. Keep the existing Intel CNVi card installed. No need to remove it.
  3. Download and copy the attached file (SSDT-DESIGNARE-Z390-NO-CNVW.aml) to the CLOVER/ACPI/patched folder in the EFI partition of your Mojave SSD and reboot.
  4. Open Bluetooth Preferences, un-pair and re-pair your devices.
I'm having a little trouble getting this patch to disable the CNVi card on the Z390 AORUS MASTER. And thus, it's causing me issues with the Fenvi card installed in the 2nd X1 slot. Anything I can share to see if the patch needs to be modified to work with the MASTER board? Here's a screen shot of IOReg showing the card...

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Here's a simple idea -- not a perfect solution, but better than current:
  • Do you have Clover (EFI partition) on both the Mojave SSD and High Sierra SSD?
  • In this case, you may copy the GPU disabling SSDT to the Mojave EFI partition, but not to the High Sierra EFI.
  • To switch between Mojave and High Sierra, press F12 at BIOS Splash screen and choose one or the other.

@CaseySJ, thanks for the suggestion, but my operating systems (different versions of Windows, Linux and macOS) are all in one NVMe SSD, all booted from Clover. I also have an HDD, but used only for data.

I found a thread hosted by RehabMan (https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-using-clover-to-hotpatch-acpi.200137/) where they are able to do all sorts of ACPI hot patches from the config.plist - including disabling the dGPU - but I don't have the level of programming knowledge and experience to make one on my own.
 

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Do I keep the IntelGFX 0x0?
Thanks again Man.
Yes, 10.14.4 has native support for iGPU in the 9th-Gen Core CPUs so no further need to specify a device-id.
 

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@CaseySJ, thanks for the suggestion, but my operating systems (different versions of Windows, Linux and macOS) are all in one NVMe SSD, all booted from Clover. I also have an HDD, but used only for data.

I found a thread hosted by RehabMan (https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-using-clover-to-hotpatch-acpi.200137/) where they are able to do all sorts of ACPI hot patches from the config.plist - including disabling the dGPU - but I don't have the level of programming knowledge and experience to make one on my own.
It might be possible to accomplish your goal by introducing an ACPI patch in Clover that renames PCI0.PEG1 to PCI0.PXSX. This will need to be tested, of course, because WhateverGreen and/or Mojave might still be able to detect device-id and vendor-id, and therefore try to attach a graphics driver.
 
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