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

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That less after everything I've learned with you.
As a good student, you have to teach the results. I hope that some of them will help you.
Greetings.
CaseySJ
 
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@pianistslogic,

Welcome to the forum! Enjoy the build process and do let us know how it goes. I generally recommend a 750W power supply with a discrete GPU and the built-in Thunderbolt circuit that can deliver up to 100W of power to connected devices, but your 650W supply should be okay to start with.
Will do! Thanks so much for your guide and continued support in this topic. Any idea on how I'd notice the need for a 750w psu? Thus far, I've been using the gpu mostly for w10 gaming on a spare sata ssd, and macos solely for logic pro x/day-to-day usage (i.e., email, documents through a w10 parallels machine, etc).

Just one more question, prior to getting started on all this: do you know of any (darkwake?) setting that doesn't wake the hackintosh from sleep after every key-touch/mouse-movement? Moving my wireless (logitech) keyboards/mice around whilst vacuuming made my a-sleep hackontish wake up. But I'd prefer a hard-power-button push (or perhaps two quick key presses?) to be the only way of waking up?

Also, my external midi keyboard has a powersaving auto-off function, meaning that after, let's say, 4 hours of inactivity, it shuts itself off, but my current build recognises this as a usb interaction, hence it wakes from sleep as soon as the keyboard turns itself off. If you have any advice, I'd love to hear.

Anyway, so very eager to get started on all this! Thanks again and I'll keep you informed.
 
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Samsung Evo 970 Plus seems to be working good after firmware update.
I have cloned the other SSD and it works good for now.

Screen Shot 2019-05-23 at 2.09.00 AM.pngDiskSpeedTest.pngScreen Shot 2019-05-23 at 2.14.10 AM.png
 
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View attachment 407805

The game’s afoot!

MacOS 10.15.0 (Tahoe?)

MacPro 2019?
6K Thunderbolt Display?
HA! I'm hopeful for a new Mac Pro announcement and expecting disappointment regardless. The original point of building this system was to hold me over for a couple years until whatever this new Mac Pro ends up being starts showing up decently priced on the used market. However, after working on this system for a bit now, helping a couple other friends build up this same machine, and watching the price for their builds continue to fall (around $1600 with a 9900k and RX 580 at one point), I don't know what you could possibly stand to gain with a new Mac Pro besides easy software updates... I'll be watching the keynote nonetheless
 
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  • Are you running 10.14.5?
  • Do you have any other operating systems installed? For example, if Windows is installed, you could see if that boots up fine with USB devices connected.
  • Also double-check all of your BIOS settings and ensure that BIOS vF6 is still installed.
  • I can audit your CLOVER configuration. For this you may remove serial numbers from SMBIOS section of config.plist and compress/upload the CLOVER folder on your Mojave SSD (EFI partition). Also upload a screenshot of your /Library/Extensions folder.

Thanks mate,

- I am running 10.4.4
- no other OS are installed
- I have doubled checked BIOS settings and vF6 is definetly installed
- Please see screenshot and config.plist attached

Casey, while auditing, do you mind checking please to see if I am missing something that could explain:
- Cant log into iMessage or Facetime, I am logged into icloud though.
- Download speeds extermely slow after waking from sleep

Thanks again, g.
 

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Thanks mate,

- I am running 10.4.4
- no other OS are installed
- I have doubled checked BIOS settings and vF6 is definetly installed
- Please see screenshot and config.plist attached

Casey, while auditing, do you mind checking please to see if I am missing something that could explain:
- Cant log into iMessage or Facetime, I am logged into icloud though.
- Download speeds extermely slow after waking from sleep

Thanks again, g.
I’ll audit your configuration soon, but for slow network speed after wake, please look here:
 
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Thanks mate,

- I am running 10.4.4
- no other OS are installed
- I have doubled checked BIOS settings and vF6 is definetly installed
- Please see screenshot and config.plist attached

Casey, while auditing, do you mind checking please to see if I am missing something that could explain:
- Cant log into iMessage or Facetime, I am logged into icloud though.
- Download speeds extermely slow after waking from sleep

Thanks again, g.
Look here:


Regenerate Serial Number and SMUUID by pressing several times "Generate New". (even 10 times).
 

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HA! I'm hopeful for a new Mac Pro announcement and expecting disappointment regardless. The original point of building this system was to hold me over for a couple years until whatever this new Mac Pro ends up being starts showing up decently priced on the used market. However, after working on this system for a bit now, helping a couple other friends build up this same machine, and watching the price for their builds continue to fall (around $1600 with a 9900k and RX 580 at one point), I don't know what you could possibly stand to gain with a new Mac Pro besides easy software updates... I'll be watching the keynote nonetheless
Some of my reasons for looking forward to WWDC 2019:
  • I am fascinated with technological progress even if I’m not in the market for an upgrade.
  • Will Apple push the boundaries on the new Mac Pro? That’s an exciting prospect.
    • Will it have PCIe 4.0?
    • Will it have DDR5?
    • How will they answer the question of “modularity”?
    • Will they surprise us with Nvidia GPU support?
    • Will they surprise us with anything?
    • Or will they just colossally disappoint us?
  • Will there be a new 6K or even 5K Thunderbolt Display with the coveted Apple logo?
    • Built-in FaceTime camera, USB 3 hub, stereo speakers, Thunderbolt daisy chain port, etc.?
  • How much progress have they made with iOS and macOS integration?
    • Eventually, Apple is expected to shift entirely to their own A-Series of CPUs across the entire product line.
    • So this is one step along that trajectory.
 

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I’ll audit your configuration soon, but for slow network speed after wake, please look here:
Can you please compress and upload your CLOVER folder from the EFI partition of your Mojave SSD? You can do this as follows:
  • Login to Mojave.
  • Run Clover Configurator.
  • Select "Mount EFI" on the left side panel.
  • Then on the bottom right of the Clover Configurator window, select "Mount Partition" -- but make sure it's for your Mojave SSD.
  • In Finder, open the newly mounted EFI disk icon.
  • Inside you will find a folder also called EFI.
  • Inside that you will find the CLOVER folder.
  • Compress and upload that CLOVER folder.
 

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Will do! Thanks so much for your guide and continued support in this topic. Any idea on how I'd notice the need for a 750w psu? Thus far, I've been using the gpu mostly for w10 gaming on a spare sata ssd, and macos solely for logic pro x/day-to-day usage (i.e., email, documents through a w10 parallels machine, etc).
I use a Kill-a-Watt device to monitoring wattage under both idle and high-load conditions. I don't keep this connected at all times, but only when needed.

Just one more question, prior to getting started on all this: do you know of any (darkwake?) setting that doesn't wake the hackintosh from sleep after every key-touch/mouse-movement? Moving my wireless (logitech) keyboards/mice around whilst vacuuming made my a-sleep hackontish wake up. But I'd prefer a hard-power-button push (or perhaps two quick key presses?) to be the only way of waking up?
I omit darkwake altogether. The computer will still wake from sleep with one key, but the monitor will remain asleep until a second keystroke. I have a Logitech mouse as well, but I don't think mouse movements wake up the machine. I'm not aware of a strict two-key-to-wake setting -- I think that would require custom code.

Also, my external midi keyboard has a powersaving auto-off function, meaning that after, let's say, 4 hours of inactivity, it shuts itself off, but my current build recognises this as a usb interaction, hence it wakes from sleep as soon as the keyboard turns itself off. If you have any advice, I'd love to hear.
Are you using a custom USB SSDT on your current build? If you can provide the make/model of your MIDI keyboard, perhaps someone with a similar device can respond or provide suggestions...
 
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