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[Success] GIGABYTE Z370 Gaming 7 + Intel Core i7-8700K + RX 580 + (2x) Dell P2715Q 4k @ 60Hz

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DX58sO
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All good with the latest Mojave update for our motherboard. Don't forget to update Whatevergreen,lilu and AppleALC to the latest version.
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Can you share your EFI folder with me...
I have a similar system as yours...
It would really help me with my install if you could share the folder...

ALSO, confirming that we use the F11 bios...
 
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Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7
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i7 8700K
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RX 580
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iMac, MacBook Pro
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iOS
Can you share your EFI folder with me...
I have a similar system as yours...
It would really help me with my install if you could share the folder...

ALSO, confirming that we use the F11 bios...
Here is my Efi folder, I have delete serial number, put your details.
I'm at F11 Bios.
 

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Z370 AORUS Gaming 7
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i7-8700K
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RX 580
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MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
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iOS
ONE YEAR UPDATE:

Hey all, OP here. :)


I rarely check into this thread, because my build has worked and worked flawlessly. Guess what? It's been one year since I made this build. Wow, time flies.

I'm really shocked at how smooth this build has been running this entire time. Literally no issues whatsoever for me as per the build I outlined in the first post.

I'm still on High Sierra simply because I don't really have a need (or want) to update to Mojave, but it's nice to know that it sounds like it's not an issue to update to Mojave if need be.

For my original build, I installed 32GB of RAM. That was definitely enough for me. However, I just noticed a huge price drop in the exact same RAM I used for my build.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (PC4-21300) C16 Memory Kit - Black

One Year Ago Price: $355.75
Today's Price: $144.99

Quite a nice price drop for this RAM, so I just treated myself to a one year anniversary gift for this flawless machine, and bought another 32GB of RAM. Arrives Tuesday, making the build so-to-be 64GB of RAM. Can't hurt, especially if I start doing more video.

Anyway, just wanted to thank all the people who have posted to this thread and kept the information flowing to those who wanted to match this build. Hopefully Apple will announce a new Mac Pro in June at the WWDC, but even if they do, everyone who has built this machine didn't have to wait and got a speedy Mac at a fraction of Apple's prices. Win/win.

Cheers to all.
 
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ASUS p67m Pro
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Hey first of all thanks for this great guide!

The mainboard (Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7) isn't available here anymore (not even used), and I'm looking for a good alternative. I'd like to use have a similar board with everything working like with the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7. The guide explains installing some custom configs and kexts etc., and I'm worried that I can't figure those things out for other mainboards. Is there a mainboard that I could use and still use this exact guide (using every config edit and kext extension as outlined here)?

Thanks and cheers!
 
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i7 8700K
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RX 580
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iOS
Hey first of all thanks for this great guide!

The mainboard (Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7) isn't available here anymore (not even used), and I'm looking for a good alternative. I'd like to use have a similar board with everything working like with the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7. The guide explains installing some custom configs and kexts etc., and I'm worried that I can't figure those things out for other mainboards. Is there a mainboard that I could use and still use this exact guide (using every config edit and kext extension as outlined here)?

Thanks and cheers!
You can see this golden build.

 
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GA-Z370 AORUS Gaming 7-F13
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i7-8700K OC 4.6 GHz
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RX 580
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MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
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Classic, iBook, Performa, Power Mac
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Android, iOS
Update: I've just installed a new GC-Titan Ridge card (with all of those extra internal cables) and woke it up with a new UEFI install of Windows 10 Pro. Pretty much the same performance as the Alpine Ridge, but that's more than likely a speed limit of the Apollo 8 Quad. I'm attaching a couple screen shots of the GT/s and the Z370 SSDT/DTPG that @kgp built.
 

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Z390 AORUS PRO
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Vega 64 + eGPU: 2 x RX 580
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RX 580
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Classic, iBook, Performa, Power Mac
Mobile Phone
Android, iOS
Nope! I'm in the middle of updating my sig. F13 and iMac 18.3 on Mojave. FWIW, the Blackmagic Design MultiDock 2 doesn't have a power switch. The UAD Apollo 8 Quad is the one that won't reconnect when it's power-cycled. Not a big deal anymore.
 
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