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

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since there is only one DP-in, but 2 thunderbolt ports, would you use one for a display and the other for non-display TB devices?
Same as with Z390 Designare we can use both ports for Thunderbolt 3 devices including eGPUs, but only Port #1 to directly drive a Thunderbolt display.
 

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... the missing parts are "just" resisters and there is a pretty good chance the board will work fine by simply bridging the space between the missing resisters
I, too, had the idea, but held it back, because there were rare cases, where it backfired.
I experimented and broke a looooot of stuff, when I was younger. My uncle always backed me up, shared my curiosity and told me that sometimes (back in THOSE days it was more like "often" for me) you learn the mechanics of devices by breaking them and I could never become a master of repair without ever having broken something :lol: since then I developed an aptitude for all kinds of machines.
Another day, and I'm ready for another experiment.

Thank you all @genzai, @CaseySJ, and @SuDoDmz for your ideas and suggestions!

I prefer soldering over using a pen with conductive ink. A soldered connection seems way more solid and much easier to undo than a conductive ink connection. My friend that has a soldering station will help me out tonight to bridge the connections where the resistors once were.

So tonight I might either break something (and work my way up to master of disaster), or actually fix my Designare.
The new Designare board arrived in the mail today, so if soldering fixes my current board I can return the new one. If my soldering and fixing attempt breaks my current Designare tonight, I'll be up-and-running again tomorrow with the new board.

Will keep you posted on results.

PS (off-topic) ... We might have found a concept for a new TV show here ... Master of Repair and/or Master of Disaster, in the line of many shows like Master Chef etc ;)
 

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Worthwhile to watch... Same old UHD 630 iGPU. Really need to wait for Rocket Lake S CPUs.

Charts below are Comet Lake S:
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The Terminal commands are applicable to all macOS Mojave and Catalina systems. The SSDT / ACPI Patch is for Z390 only.
I am not sure what this signifies or if there is anything that looks like it is causing sleep wake problems and if there is a fix.
 

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Another day, and I'm ready for another experiment.

Thank you all @genzai, @CaseySJ, and @SuDoDmz for your ideas and suggestions!

I prefer soldering over using a pen with conductive ink. A soldered connection seems way more solid and much easier to undo than a conductive ink connection. My friend that has a soldering station will help me out tonight to bridge the connections where the resistors once were.

So tonight I might either break something (and work my way up to master of disaster), or actually fix my Designare.
The new Designare board arrived in the mail today, so if soldering fixes my current board I can return the new one. If my soldering and fixing attempt breaks my current Designare tonight, I'll be up-and-running again tomorrow with the new board.

Will keep you posted on results.

PS (off-topic) ... We might have found a concept for a new TV show here ... Master of Repair and/or Master of Disaster, in the line of many shows like Master Chef etc ;)

I don't want to encourage mischievous behaviour, but if I were you, I'd return the bad board :twisted:

It's official...

What did I tell ya? Nooo dual DP-In for us (again). The Vision(s) look nice though
 

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I don't want to encourage mischievous behaviour, but if I were you, I'd return the bad board :twisted:
@iRamon

Please don't do that. You knew the risks. The damage, though unintentional, is not covered by warranty. Returning it would be a willful act of fraud.

Have it soldered by your friend and see what happens.
 
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@CaseySJ New Mainboards are basically same stuff we already have. I think I withhold and wait for DDR5 to make an appearance. Not as excited, as I thought I'd be. Think next projects going to be an mITX, something space-saving.
 

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@CaseySJ New Mainboards are basically same stuff we already have. I think I withhold and wait for DDR5 to make an appearance. Not as excited, as I thought I'd be. Think next projects going to be an mITX, something space-saving.
Agree with you on both points actually:
  • New boards are not compelling for Coffee Lake owners. But new users do get a good deal:
    • Hyper-threading across the board.
    • New i7 CPUs with 8 cores / 16 threads (as old i9-9900).
    • New i9 CPUs with 10 cores / 20 threads.
    • Additional headers on board, 3 NVMe slots, faster WiFi/BT (hopefully experimental Intel drivers will get better soon).
  • I've been thinking of building a Z490 ITX system in an NZXT H1...
 
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