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(Success) Gigabyte Z370 HD3P i5 8600k GTX 960 Coffee Lake!!!

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muk546's Coffee Lake Build: Gigabyte Z370-HD3P - i5-8600K - GTX 960 Ti


Components

Gigabyte Z370-HD3P LGA 1151 ATX Intel Motherboard
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0762RN791/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813145040

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-2400 PC4-19200 CL16 Dual Channel Memory (BLS2K8G4D240FSB)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UFF7Y4A/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148985

Intel Core i5-8600K Coffee Lake 3.6 GHz LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0759FKH8K/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117825

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005O65JXI/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099


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GTX 960ti 4GB GDDR5
Computer Case
SSD
HDD's


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Needed new system to handle VM's better and some gaming on the side, my old rig was problematic.

Installation Notes

Much of this will be inspired (cough*stolen*cough from these guides):
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-8700k-gigabyte-z370-hd3p-uhd-graphics-630-macos-high-sierra.239402/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/eriks-5ghz-coffee-lake-build-i7-8700k-asrock-z370-extreme-4-gtx-960-64gb-ram.237046/

You probably should update BIOS before you install (if you don't understand this don't do it)

UEFI Settings:
Set to Optimized Defaults
Disable SuperIO parallel and serial ports
Disable CSM
Enable XHCI Handoff (USB)
Check that AHCI is enabled
XMP profile 1​

Overclock CPU/RAM if you want


Prepare USB Install key
Prepare USB with UniBeast as normal with one modification: (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT)

Use Clover Configurator on the install USB's config.plist to check this box:
Devices>USB>Fix Ownership (screen shot below)​


If you don't do this your USB will not boot!!!

Optional:
Now install (if you want to avoid automatic APFS conversion on your SSD like me) the unsoild kext to your USB key in kexts/other

Tap F12 and you'll see the boot-selector and select your USB (UEFI)
For more help see the normal install guide here
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/unibeast-install-macos-high-sierra-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.235474/


Post installation
Now that macOS is installed run MutiBeast with these settings:

Install supplemental update (until 10.12.3 comes out)
Install Nvidia web drivers
Reboot
Add the audio kexts to the other folder in the EFI partition to fix audio (attached)
Use Clover Configurator check fix shutdown in ACPI section
SMBIOS genrerate 18,2 click generate a few times make sure serial is not in use here:
https://checkcoverage.apple.com
Generate UUID by using
Code:
uuidgen
command in Terminal and copy and paste that into Clover Configurator

Enable TRIM (if you have SSD)
Code:
sudo trimforce enable
Optional:(but you should probably do it especially if you're going to overclock, you need the proper SSDT):
Create DSDT and overclocked SSDT following this users build guide:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-8700k-gigabyte-z370-hd3p-uhd-graphics-630-macos-high-sierra.239402/

He lays it out well but here's the TLDR version:
DSDT: (use these instead of the ones in manoj.admlab's guide, other than that follow his guide)
Search (cmd+f) for ‘HECI’ and replace all with ‘IMEI
Search for ‘HDAS’ and replace all with ‘HDEF
[syn] Rename _DSM methods to XDSM
[sys] Fix Mutex with non-zero SyncLevel
[sys] HPET Fix
[sys] IRQ fix
[sys] RTC Fix
[sys] Skylake LPC
[sys] SMBUS Fix​
I will attach my DSDT/SSDT but be warned you really should make your own...
My SSDT is set for a 4.5ghz 8600k overclock

What Works
EVERYTHING
Sleep, shutdown, restart, audio, Ethernet, USB 3.0/3.1

What Doesn't Work
Can't get the USB ports to charge my iPad (not enough current). Windows can do it but not Mac OS. I don't want to waste the time fixing it, so I'll live with it for now...


Benchmarks:







Notes: Can't get a stable 5GHz overclock but I don't want to waste time so I'm happy with my easy overclock (used easy mode in the BIOS).

Will attach my EFI folder with serial number removed and nvram.plist removed. When you use MutiBeast, you'll generate your own. Also be warned, my EFI folder does not contain APFS.efi since I'm not using APFS.
 

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muk546's Coffee Lake Build: Gigabyte Z370-HD3P - i5-8600K - GTX 960 Ti

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Good build description. Enjoyed reading it. Well done. Like the unusual white case too :thumbup:

For your USB charging problem, I'm not one hundred percent sure, but if you create a bespoke USB port definition (@RehabMan & @ammulder have produced guides) you can specify USB 3.0 ports for the ones on your motherboard. Hopefully that will let the port current ramp up when needed for charging. And of course do away with the Port Raise Limit Patch.

:)
 
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Can you update the link for the manoj.admlab DSDT/SSDT edits?

Thanks!

Edit: it works just fine, my mistake.
 
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muk546's Coffee Lake Build: Gigabyte Z370-HD3P - i5-8600K - GTX 960 Ti
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Hi muk546, thx for your detailed guide. I got mine working as well..

There are reports that quite a number of users of Gigabyte Z370 HD3 will suffer a fan speed problem, where their CPU fan will only run at full speed after the computer suspends, at the same time the CPU temp reading will be malfunction. This will only be resolved by a complete reboot.
Have you notice the same issue?
 
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Hi muk546, great building.
Do you think your EFI folder files will also work for my GA-Z370-HD3 (of course changing the audio to the ALC892)?
Thx
 
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I am currently at a point with my install where I can't directly boot from clover on my SSD that has HS installed on. I am having to boot from the bootable usb I created to install HS. I also can't mount my EFI partition on my desktop to make any changes any help would be great.

BUILD:
> CASE - NZXT H700i (White)
> CPU COOLING - NZXT Kraken X62
> MOTHERBOARD - MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
> GPU(GRAPHICS) - EVGA Geforce GTX 1080ti SC2
> CPU - INTEL Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core
> POWER SUPPLIES - Seasonic Focus Plus 850W 80+ Gold
> EXTRA - Cablemod 6+2 PIN Basic Cable Extension Kit (White)
> RAM - G.SKILL TridentZ Series RGB 3200 Mhz 16GB (2 x 8GB)
> STORAGE - SAMSUNG 960 EVO 1TB M.2
 

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What did/do you think of NZXT’s BLD service? Looks really nice....any chance of more pictures?
 
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