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

CaseySJ

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I didn't see this till after the deadline, or else I would have wholeheartedly encouraged you to buy. remember--the person with the most toys wins.
Oh, you are a bad influence! :)

Wish it had a USB-C port.
 

CaseySJ

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Wow! I hope you aren't having to sell your car to get the 6800 XT. BTW, if you come across a 5700 XT, let me know.
:thumbup:
Fortunately Newegg isn’t being quite that greedy! I plan to sell one of my RX 580s to offset some of the cost.

In 2018 I had 14 of the RX 580s. In 2019 I sold half of them for $150 apiece. The pain. ;)

I believe AMD has discontinued the 5700 XT so eBay might be one of the few places left. Ouch! GPUs are insanely priced over there.
 
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I sold off my Radeon VII about 3 weeks ago and made more than enough to pay for the 6900XT. Oh, and it does have a USB-C port!
 
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I sold off my Radeon VII about 3 weeks ago and made more than enough to pay for the 6900XT. Oh, and it does have a USB-C port!
Wow. Why are the prices so crazy on Radeon VIIs? I got mine new for one third of the price they're going for now.

Edit: I just looked it up. Apparently they're one of the best cards still for computational tasks (especially video) and mining.
 
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Wow. Why are the prices so crazy on Radeon VIIs? I got mine new for one third of the price they're going for now.

Edit: I just looked it up. Apparently they're one of the best cards still for computational tasks (especially video) and mining.
Yeah, the 16GB of HBM2 memory makes it highly coveted for mining these days.
 

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Good morning! What would be the best BIOS (Gigabyte) version at this point to use? i j k ? Or version i (modified that is in the tutorial)? Kersion k (beta)?
 
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@CaseySJ

Are the issues with the latest versions of the Designare BIOS on Tweaktown problems for Windows users as well? I believe the latest versions for Aorus Master are suffering from the same issues. Just curious if these are bugs that will eventually be fixed, or if it's just a hackintosh problem that will never get addressed.
 

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Good morning! What would be the best BIOS (Gigabyte) version at this point to use? i j k ? Or version i (modified that is in the tutorial)? Kersion k (beta)?
Hello @Rag,

Any one of these should be used:

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