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

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  1. HackaShaq

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    Jul 12, 2018 at 10:23 AM #251
    HackaShaq

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    I seriously have a ton of thanks to you especially. Much appreciated. I put in a cancel delivery request at Amazon for the RAM. (It might still arrive tomorrow, but I can return it...yay!)

    I remember you saying from the start that there was something wrong with my overclock. You were completely right and thanks again so much for brining up the RAM slot manual page. I just updated the guide with my new geekbench numbers, changed the overclock section to the easy overclock method, and also added a note at the top about the RAM slots so that hopefully no one will be a dummy like me. Big thanks again! :)
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 11:01 AM #252
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    This is good info too. Thanks for posting this. I'm going to leave things as-is with the system identifier since I'm now getting 30,500 scores. Thanks to you, cheers!
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 2:17 PM #253
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    Happy to hear that it worked out well in the end!

    Yes I agree the manual is a little bit confusing in the regard. A bit the same as with the m.2. slots and blocked Sata ports.

    Now I have to check if I want and have the time to create a custom SSDT for all the USB ports.
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 8:23 PM #254
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    I thought the manual was pretty good about the m.2. slots and I was able to understand that.
    (Even though its really odd that they place the heat sink on the top slot, but only the middle m.2. slot doesn't conflict with any SATA ports.)

    Now the motherboard's manual for which PCI slots block which SATA ports? I honestly didn't understand it at all in terms of SATA conflicts. I just plugged in my Firewire card, and then looked up which SATA drive didn't mount. Then moved the plug for that drive. :D Pretty sure that portion of the manual was written by hamsters.
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 8:55 PM #255
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    This shows the immense value of posting a User Build and having others see it and comment. You learn things that you might never otherwise discover. So don't be too hard on yourself about the misstep, everyone makes them at some point in a build. Everyone here has diffent levels of technical experience. The community feedback and learning you get here on tonymacx86 is something very valuable. Things that Mac owners who never build their own never get to experience.
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 9:24 PM #256
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    You couldn't be more correct.

    I remember when I was working on my build write up, my friend said, "Why are you doing that?" (as if it was a waste of time or something). I thought of it as a way of paying back the community here, and I had to say thanks to you for your HP 8300 guide which prompted all of this. I have also found that often times when you spend time to help others, you end up helping yourself in the process in some way. I call it a karma bonus, and it couldn't be more evident than my build here.

    So @trs96 your HP 8300 guide helped me, and many many others, and in turn hopefully my guide helps others too. And users like @jimmakos01 @jb007 @SebErr and others ended up greatly helping me as well. It's a win win. :)
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 9:30 PM #257
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    The funny thing is that your guide (and some other great users) helped me a lot to do my first ever build and first ever hackintosh. So I really like how the community here helps each other to get things running, and I can only encourage others to try it as well.
     
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    Jul 13, 2018 at 12:52 AM #258
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    I'm glad my guide could assist you as well.

    I've been using the computer all day (email/web/photoshop/lightroom primarily) and absolutely no issues. I have the overclock set to 5.0 and the RAM overclock set to "Enhanced performance".

    7-12-18 geekbench.png

    Needless to say, I'm really happy with these numbers. :)
     
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    Jul 13, 2018 at 12:53 AM #259
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    Hi @HackaShaq, @jimmakos01 and others. I've woken up and missed all the fun (It's a problem when you live here in Australia and all, or most of the action is in the northern hemisphere). :rolleyes:

    Very good pickup @jimmakos01, I didn't have this problem as all of my memory slots are filled. Thanks for helping @HackaShaq and hopefully he will be able to buy some more Sour Patch Kids Sweet and Sour Gummy Candy with the return of his RAM monies! :clap::headbang:

    @HackaShaq, this build guide has been fantastic and has encouraged others and myself to have another go at 'Hacking'. Personally I had wondered away to the dark side (Windows, Linux) and even though I can do my workflows on them I missed the macOS user interface and stability. I had a look back here at tonymacx86 and found your guide which encouraged me to give it another go with my updated hardware which is virtually identical to yours.

    Re your friend commenting on why you were writing this guide, a lot of my friends and family are always asking why I do things like run a blog, convert my car to fuel injection, etc., etc., and I just tell them "because I can", and more importantly helping others is a very good thing as it encourages others to learn new skills and explore avenues that they might not have wandered down.

    Thank you.:thumbup:
     
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    Jul 13, 2018 at 1:46 AM #260
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    @HackaShaq and others who are running HiDPI/Retina screen, you might want to try this simple procedure to improve the look of text on your screen. I personally find the default setting "Use LCD font smoothing when available" at the bottom of the General section in System Preferences makes the text blurred.

    Give it a try, turn it off, log out and then back in and you will notice that the text is crisper.

    This is a purely subjective thing, everyone is different, but I prefer no font smoothing on my 4K monitors. Font smoothing was created to smooth the anti-aliasing of curves and lines by placing dithered coloured pixels in the 'jaggies' to trick the eye into seeing a smoother curve and or line. The thing is with high DPI screens like my 4K Dell's you can't see the pixels anyway, so why try and put extra pixels there.

    I also tend to run my 3840x2160 at a scaling factor that look like 1920x1080 which is a 2 x scale of the fonts so I can read them, but sometimes I use 2560x1440 which is a 1.5 scaling factor.

    I will attach two png files with and without font smoothing turned on.
    jb007 - No font smoothing.png jb007 - With font smoothing.png
     

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