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[SUCCESS]Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) - i9 9900K - RADEON RX 570 in G5 Case

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Gigabyte Designare Z390
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i9-9900K
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RX 570
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Mikkmac66's Build:
Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) - i9 9900K - RADEON RX 570
Built into an old G5 PowerMac Case


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Components New

Gigabyte Z390 Designare (Intel LGA 1151/ATX/Thunderbolt) Motherboard
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K8RJZRG

Kingston HyperX Fury Black 32 GB 2666Mhz. DDR4 CL16 DIMM Memory, Kit of 2
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XKSPW5V/

Intel i9-9900K Processor
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005404P9I/

CORSAIR HYDRO SERIES H60 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler, 120mm CPU Cooler
https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Hydro-Liquid-Cooler-Radiator/dp/B079NXZQBC/

MSI Radeon RX 570 8GB Graphics Card
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076Y93L8F

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD - for system
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-Plus-MZ-V7S500B/dp/B07M7Q21N7/

Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB 2.5" SATA 3. SSD - for data
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-500GB-Internal-MZ-76E500B-AM/dp/B0781Z7Y3S/

Asus DVD writer, DRW-245MT - I still got something on DVD I like to access
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D2CO8WO/

Corsair ML140 Pro Led White Fan - for case front
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G5I6MSE/

Corsair ML120 Pro Led White Fan - for case rear
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G5I6MUW/

Corsair RM650i silence, 650W Powers Supply
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0140RR8GC/


Fenvi FV-T919 WiFi/Bluetooth Network Adapter - out of box support for macOS
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VCCZS54

9 Pin USB Header Male 1 to Female splitter
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076Q8685Y

Already Owned

Lexar 16 GB USB 2 Memory stick
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0021AG2AE/

PowerMac G5 Case

Apple pro Keyboard (I prefer mechanical keyboards).

Logitech MX Master Mouse
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DHDFW5V/

Creative Inspire T7900 Speakers

Snowball ICE USB Microphone
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006DIA77E/

Dell 27” LED UltraSharp U2717D Monitor
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D402Z28/

Asus 27” Led PB278Q Monitor
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XV151JQ/

Logitech HD Webcam C525
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004WO8HQ4/


Case Conversion Components

G5 Full ATX conversion kit with integrated PSU mount (Standard)
https://www.thelaserhive.com/product/g5-atx-kit-psu-holder/

Pressed Mesh Fan Grill
https://www.thelaserhive.com/product/pressed-mesh-fan-grill/

Fan Radiator Brackets(2*140) - For the radiator I had to do custom fitting
https://www.thelaserhive.com/product/fanradiator-brackets/

Front panel Conversion: 4xUSB with white LED
https://www.thelaserhive.com/product/front-panel-conversion/



Comments

This is my second hackingtosh build. I basically did the first one to find out how it was working. The first one was based on an Asus P8z68-V Pro/gen 3 MB and an i5-2500K. It worked out quite well. So I decided to build a more UpToDate machine for my day to day use. (I do own 5 genuine Macs, also.)

For the software installation I did a lot of research all over the internet, but pretty much ended up following the great Golden Build guide of @CaseySJ that can be found here:

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-gigabyte-designare-z390-thunderbolt-3-i7-9700k-amd-rx-580.267551/

As the software of my build is close to his build, I found a lot of tips on how to prepare the BIOS, and what kexts to use to get everything working.

I prefer to keep my system stable, and I also need to have access to some older software. So I choose to stay on Mojave for now.


You can see videos of this builds process here:

Part1: The Case conversion

Part 2: The components

Part 3:The build of the pc

Part 4: Load an temperatures

Part 5: The benchmarks

Things that are working:
  • Sleep, Wake, Reboot,Shutdown
  • Wifi, Bluetooth, Handoff, Airdrop via added Fenvi ethernet card.
  • Imessage, Quicklook, Preview, facetime, Appstore
  • Both Onboard Ethernet
  • Dual Monitors with accelerated video from RX 570
  • All USB
  • On board Audio
  • Trim on both SSD drives NVME and SATA


Not Tested

  • Thunderbolt 3

Not working
  • Motherboard wifi Bluetooth
Update: Some pictures added (more pics in videos above)

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CPU Mounted

02.jpg

RAM Mounted

03.jpg

CPU cooler mounted

04.jpg

DVD writer Mounted

05.jpg

PSU Mounted

06.jpg

MB mounted

07.JPG

Antennas for wifi mounted

08.jpg

Almost there...

09.jpg

Front fans and Radiator

10.JPG

Wifi - Bluetooth Card in place

11.jpg

SSD drive bay

12.jpg


Frontview

13.jpg


Sideview1

14.jpg


Sideview2:

15.jpg


Rear view.

16.jpg


After cable clean up.

17.jpg


Up and running!
 

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The links to Part 1 through Part 5 do not work.
 

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@Mikkmakk66, while pictures are OK in this thread, I encourage you to open a thread in the Workshop > Case Mods > Completed Mods or PowerMac G5 forum sections. The Builds forum sections are just for how you got the system's components to work together. TIA.
 
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There is added some pictures to the build now.

Gorgeous!, I've seen a few G5 mods using RGB blue, the colors go well together. Good job on your build. :thumbup:
 
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Very nice build. Do you know if it is possible to use 4x32GB RAM sticks with your Setup? This Mainboard and CPU should support this. I'm just curious because nobody posted a build with 128GB RAM yet.. also there is no 128GB option listed on the buyers guide :rolleyes:
 
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Gigabyte Designare Z390
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i9-9900K
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RX 570
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