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[Updated] Stork's Thunderbolt Build: i5-3570K | GA-Z77X-UP5-TH | GTX 760

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I finaLLY GOT THE LATEST 10.13.6 (17G5019) INSTALLED. I installed the Nvidia driver, got the GTX980Ti working. My only issue is that I cant login w/o USB and I get "nv_disable=1" at clover boot and have to delete it in order to use graphics properly. Also no sound after running Multibeast numerous time to try and add "ACL 898"...any suggestions?
 
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Very cool! I will have to try this myself soon enough. It seems like making a computer work with macOS, is getting easier and easier now a days. :)
With sure, it´s more easy now that was in 2008, when I have started my first hack.
 
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Hello all! I finally got everything working on my Z77X-UD5 TH. The only issue I'm having now is Thunderbolt. It works fine when I boot into Sierra, but my external Thunderbolt 2 G-Raid is not recognized in High Sierra. Any suggestions would be helpful! Thanks
 

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Stork, will you update your ultimate guide to install mojave on this MB ?

Thanks :)
Unfortunately, I can not do so at this time since I'm not yet at Thunderball's location. (I go South for the Winter.) I'll be able to update before the end of April. Stay tuned.

That being said, did you see Post #972? I've abandoned the use of the Realtek audio codec. I recommend that you do as well. Follow Post #972 for HS which will get you ready for installing Mojave.

While I have yet to do a production install, if you want to install Mojave now, here's my best guess at the installation procedure:
:ch: update all your apps;
:ch: update Clover using the latest one in the Downloads > Clover Builds;
:ch: backing up your HS system and EFI folder;
:ch: create your Mojave UniBeast Installation USB thumb drive;
:ch: add MultiBeast for Mojave to the Installation USB thumb drive;
:ch: now install Mojave;
:ch: after the installation has been completed and you've booted to the Desktop, run MultiBeast:
Quick Start > UEFI Boot Mode​
Drivers > Audio > AppleALC​
Drivers > Disk > 3rd Party SATA​
Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC Plugins​
Drivers > Misc > Fake SMC HWMonitor Application​
Drivers > Network > Intel > AppleIntelE1000e <--- Use the latest version​
Drivers > USB > 7/8/9 Series USB Support​
Drivers > USB > Remove XHCI USB Port Limit <--- Adds PMHeart’s patch to remove XHCI USB Port Limit​
Drivers > USB > USBInjectAll​
Customize -> Inject ATI <--- For use with RX 580​
Build​
Install​
:ch: Don't reboot yet.
:ch: Since you have a RX 580 Pulse graphics card:
:ch:Run DCPIManager. If you get this result, skip the rest of these instructions as you have an early, macOS supported Sapphire RX 580 Pulse. If you don't get this result, the proceed, otherwise you are good to go.
:ch: Add the FBName = Orinoco and Inject > ATI=true & Intel=True to config.plist which you can do with Clover Configurator or Xcode or PlistEditor Pro (which I use):
Code:
    <key>Graphics</key>
    <dict>
        <key>FBName</key>
        <string>Orinoco</string>
        <key>Inject</key>
        <dict>
            <key>ATI</key>
            <true/>
            <key>Intel</key>
            <true/>
            <key>NVidia</key>
           <false/>
           </dict>
    </dict>
:ch: Reboot the computer.
:ch: Reboot into the BIOS.
:ch: Change BOOT > Boot Options Priorities > Select your installation disk to the UEFI setting for your High Sierra drive.
Note: Always pick the UEFI choice if there are two entries for the same drive.​
:ch: EXIT to save the BIOS update and reboot.
 
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I finaLLY GOT THE LATEST 10.13.6 (17G5019) INSTALLED. I installed the Nvidia driver, got the GTX980Ti working. My only issue is that I cant login w/o USB and I get "nv_disable=1" at clover boot and have to delete it in order to use graphics properly. Also no sound after running Multibeast numerous time to try and add "ACL 898"...any suggestions?
Have you had any progress with sound on your build?
I have created a question on the forum specifically about this problem for Mojave.

Stork any suggestions with Mojave 10.14.4? I have noticed you seem to wait with an upgrade.
Gigsbyte GA-Z77X-UP5-TH ALC898 AppleALC - No Audio Device with Mojave 10.14.4 (clean install)
 

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@nick_sthlm, I tend to wait for the 10.x.3 update to upgrade any production system to the latest macOS. This is from my experience with MacOS since 10.0.0 as I've found the 10.x.3 fixes all the major bugs.

On MyHero II I've started using AppleALC for audio rather than the Realtek ALCxxx audio kexts as it doesn't require me (and you) to run MultiBeast after each update. The good news is that, should/when you install Mojave, MultiBeast for Mojave now uses AppleALC exclusively instead of the Realtek ALCxxx audio kexts. Did you see the above Post #1028?

I will update Thunderball's Post#1 before the end of the month. Thunderball is located at our Summer residence to which we will be shortly traveling. Hopefully, Mojave 10.14.15 will be out by then as reports indicate that it supports AMD Vega 56/64 and Radeon VII graphics cards.

Speaking of graphics cards, I've noticed @nick_sthlm that you have a GTX 670. Check your About This Mac > System Report > Hardware > Graphics/Displays to see if the GTX 670 has Metal support. If not, you'll need a graphics card with Metal support for your system to run Mojave. I picked up several used GTX 760/770 graphics cards which have both Metal support and native support for Mojave. Newer Nvidia cards require Nvidia drivers which do not exist for Mojave and probably won't ever be available for 10.14+ macOS.
 
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