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[SUCCESS] viewDidAppear's Mini-ITX Build - DustBox - Big Sur

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Motherboard
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-I
CPU
i9-10900K
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iMac
  2. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
viewDidAppear's Mini-ITX Build "DustBox":
Core i9-10900K - ASUS-Z490-I GAMING - 32GB RAM - RX 580 8G





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Components

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z490-I Gaming - Amazon | Newegg

Memory: Corsair RGB Vengeance Pro DDR4 2666MHz 32GB (2x 16GB) - Amazon

CPU: Intel Core i9 10900K - Amazon | Newegg

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB M.2 - Amazon | Newegg
GPU: Sapphire NITRO+ RADEON RX580 8GB GDDR5 - Amazon | Newegg

Cooling: Corsair H100i RGB Platinum - Amazon | Newegg

Wi-Fi: BCM94360CS with M.2 M-Key Adapter for NGFF (Amazon/AliExpress/eBay)

Bluetooth: Intel AX201 (Onboard)


Already Owned

Monitor: 43" LG 4K

Keyboard: Apple Magic Keyboard

Trackpad: Apple Magic Trackpad


Comments

I've been building Hackintoshes for a number of years now. My first one ever ran 10.5 Leopard! I'm an ollllllllllllllllllllllld man.... (29, but still!)
I love Mini-ITX builds because they represent a challenge - size of components and cable management. I could use a full size case, but I guess I'm a masochist! :lol:

In my case this time, I couldn't fit anything bigger in my teeny tiny Tokyo apartment! The case could've probably been a touch smaller though... Anyway I needed a powerful rig for my own development work outside of work's MacBook Pro 16". The thing has thermal problems...

Why did I call it dustbox? It's a fully open case, and Tokyo is a very dusty city. I have a theory that, if I moved to Dubai and left my windows open during a sandstorm, that were would be LESS dust than Tokyo.... anyway, lots of maintenance! This case is not for those who hate dusting! :lol:

Build Notes
- BCM94360CS is natively supported on Big Sur, and provides a good Wi-Fi connection speed. This card does not have a BT antenna.
- IBEX/IPEX connectors may be required and purchased separately from Amazon/eBay/Aliexpress etc.
- Built-in Intel AX201 chip does not work well with itlwmx.kext. It fluctuates wildly in speed.
- Intel AX201 chip partially injected (Bluetooth only) via kext.
- I disconnected the USB cable from the H100i. It's only required for software control of the LED lighting. I use the available head for the BCM airport card instead.
- All USB Ports on this board (and case) are mapped and supported via kext -- done using USBMap.
- I have not included boot sounds on this machine. There is a guide via OpenCore for you to add this yourself.

Installing Kexts & OpenCore
- I highly suggest using MountEFI
- Make sure to keep your config.plist up to date
- Please make sure to use the DEBUG version of OpenCore when you are first starting. It'll help you solve boot-loop issues etc.
- When you're done you can switch it to the RELEASE version which will speed up your boot considerably because less information is being logged.
- EFI Folder


Benchmark coming soon
 
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