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

VVK

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My Designare suddenly died :/
5 short beeps and no booting. Warranty service said it’s MB. As they do not have this MB anymore I feel they will try to offer me another model. Damn 2020... Second MB dies, (and two TVs) :(
 

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My Designare suddenly died :/
5 short beeps and no booting. Warranty service said it’s MB. As they do not have this MB anymore I feel they will try to offer me another model. Damn 2020... Second MB dies, (and two TVs) :(
That’s too high a failure rate. Do you use Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) that also provide surge protection and voltage regulation? Every computer system in my home is attached to a UPS because I cannot trust the power utility company (due to recent experience).
 

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That’s too high a failure rate. Do you use Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) that also provide surge protection and voltage regulation? Every computer system in my home is attached to a UPS because I cannot trust the power utility company (due to recent experience).

The first one wasn’t Designare, it was old Asus Z87A.
Yes, I’m using UPSs and pretty expensive PSUs.
 

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They have in stock right now:

MSI Z390 MPG GAMING PRO CARBON AC​

MSI Z390 MPG GAMING PRO CARBON​

MSI Z390 MPG GAMING EDGE AC​

GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO​

ASRock Z390 TAICHI​


Which one do you recommend? I’ll be using this exact guide for installing MacOS. It’s a lifesaver.
 
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CaseySJ

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They have in stock right now:

MSI Z390 MPG GAMING PRO CARBON AC​

MSI Z390 MPG GAMING PRO CARBON​

MSI Z390 MPG GAMING EDGE AC​

GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO​

ASRock Z390 TAICHI​


Which one do you recommend? I’ll be using this exact guide for installing MacOS. It’s a lifesaver.
Among those choices my recommendation is the Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro.
 
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They have in stock right now:

MSI Z390 MPG GAMING PRO CARBON AC​

MSI Z390 MPG GAMING PRO CARBON​

MSI Z390 MPG GAMING EDGE AC​

GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO​

ASRock Z390 TAICHI​


Which one do you recommend? I’ll be using this exact guide for installing MacOS. It’s a lifesaver.

Wouldn't it be more expensive to get Z390 system over Z490 system? It probably depends on location, I guess. In my location, Z390 costs more than Z490 now. Sorry, I'm just curious.

CaseySJ got Gigabyte Z490 Vision D guide too, I believe.

EDIT: I didn't realise earlier that you might've had a later model of CPU, that would only work for Z390.
 
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Among those choices my recommendation is the Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro.

I hope everything will work fine, like nothing happened, when I boot that new MB from existing M2 disk with clover and Catalina.
 

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Wouldn't it be more expensive to get Z390 system over Z490 system? It probably depends on location, I guess. In my location, Z390 costs more than Z490 now. Sorry, I'm just curious.

CaseySJ got Gigabyte Z490 Vision D guide too, I believe.

EDIT: I didn't realise earlier that you might've had a later model of CPU, that would only work for Z390.

Yeah, I’ve got 9900K
 

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I hope everything will work fine, like nothing happened, when I boot that new MB from existing M2 disk with clover and Catalina.
You should expect some problems. USB port configuration will not be correct and sleep/wake may not work until a proper USB port configuration is created.
 
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I see. You can certainly switch to Clover as follows:
  • First rename or backup the existing OpenCore EFI.
  • Then locate your Clover EFI folder and copy it to the EFI partition of a USB flash drive in order to do a test boot through Clover.
  • Because you are using Catalina, do not install any third-party kexts in /Library/Extensions folder.
  • Instead, just confirm that all necessary kexts are in the CLOVER/kexts folder.
  • Insert USB flash drive in the computer, boot the machine, and press F12 at BIOS splash screen to open the BIOS boot menu. Select the USB flash disk.
  • Now Clover Boot Menu should appear. Boot Catalina.
Hi @CaseySJ,

Just wanted to update regarding my boot issue. As a summary, my system will go blank after the boot process when the login screen is supposed to appear on cold boots (just shut down for a period of time, not with the PSU off). When I do a warm reboot, the login screen will appear.

Just for kicks, I typed in my password despite the screen being blank after a cold boot and it magically logs in! So for some reason during a cold boot, the login screen makes the display go blank but I can still enter my password and once logged in, the screen will reappear. So weird! Just thought I'd throw it out there in case anyone else is experiencing similar issues.
 
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