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War Tower: Asus Z390-I ROG Strix | i9-9900K | RX 5700 XT

Joined
Oct 23, 2011
Messages
237
Motherboard
Asus ROG Strix Z390-I
CPU
i9-9900K OC 5GHz
Graphics
RX 5700 XT
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
War Tower:
Asus Z390-I ROG Strix | i9-9900K | 32GB RAM | RX 5700 XT

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Components

Asus Z390-I ROG Strix miniITX1 Motherboard
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HM57LVH/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Intel Core i9-9900K Processor
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005404P9I/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

NZXT Kraken X62 280mm AIO Liquid Cooler
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XX8Q1CL/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2x 16GB) DDR4 RAM Black 3.200MHz C16
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0171GQR0C/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Gigabyte RX 5700 XT 8GB Graphic Card
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TFMDJK7/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Sabrent Rocket 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LGF54XR/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Dell DW1820A CN-0VW3T3 miniPCIe Wi-BT/BT module (used from eBay)

Seasonic Focus+ 850W 80Plus Gold ATX Power Supply
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073H3ZZQZ/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Phanteks Evolv Shift X Black miniITX case
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0749CVNV5/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

BenQ PD2700U 4K HDR IPS 10bit Monitor (still waiting for it)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H9XP92N/?tag=tonymacx86com-20


Already Owned

Crucial BX300 120GB SATA SSD
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073W3Q96S/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

WesternDigital Caviar Red 2TB 5400RPM HDD
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PGWXQCM/?tag=tonymacx86com-20


Comments

This build is intended both for daily use and work (audio, photo and video editing) under macOS, but also for gaming. Clover bootloader is installed with macOS in the main storage device, the Sabrent NVMe SSD. Windows is installed in the small SATA SSD while the HDD used to store games.

It has been a challenge to fit each component inside. For example, it's not officially possible and there isn't any guide online to mount a 3.5 inch HD if a radiator is installed in the front; but I did it! I spent hours in order to get each and everything working and to hide any cable (as far as possible). The result is a very compact, elegant but heavy build that sometimes I can even carry outside home.

I'm not going to post each BIOS or Clover settings since I don't think that what I used is the best option. I made it copying from other builds made with my motherboard, searching online and by using some knowledge but I'm not an expert.
Take this build just as an inspiration if you want to see what you can build using this very particular computer case and/or for component compatibility.


What works
  • almost everything (including Handoff and Continuity)


What does NOT work
  • Bluetooth connections with other devices (trackpad, headphones, etc)


Kexts I'm Currently Using
  • VirtualSMC (w/ SMCProcessor and SMCSuperIO)
  • Lilu (w/ AppleALC and WhateverGreen)
  • USBInjectAll (w/ custom SSDT)
  • IntelMausi
  • BrcmPatchRAM3 (w/ BrcmBluetoothInjector and BrcmFirmwareData)



Benchmarks
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Joined
Dec 2, 2018
Messages
21
Motherboard
ASUS Z390-I
CPU
i9-9900K
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Mobile Phone
iOS
Hey. May I have a copy of your EFI.
Thanks~
 
Joined
Nov 25, 2019
Messages
1
Motherboard
asus z390-i
CPU
i9 9900K
Graphics
5700
Hello, my configuration is basically the same as you, but I have not been successful, my BIOS version is v2603. Can you give me your EFI, thank you.
 
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