- Apr 2, 2019
- GIGABYTE Z390 I AORUS
- RX 5700
- Mobile Phone
Intel i7-9700K 8-Core Processor (9900K is to expensive for the given benefits my liking)
Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler (the biggest thing that fits into this case)
Gigabyte Z390 I Aorus Motherboard
2x 16 GB G.Skill DDR4-2666 Memory
1TB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe SSD
PowerColor AMD RX 5700 8GB Graphic card (5700 XT is unfortunately to big for the case)
(not yet Available on Amazon)
Jonsbo UMX1 Plus Mini-ITX Case
(not Available on Amazon)
Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM Case Fan (the Only Thing that fits above the CPU Cooler)
be quiet! PURE POWER 11 400W Modular 80+ Gold PSU
Since some days I work on a new Hackintosh Project, and here I would like to share Build log.
It recreates a iMac 2019 with a configuration worth 4700 € but without the Display or course.
Possibles saving points:
CPU: i7-8700K (just 6-Cores but Hyperthreading) or any other cheap 6-Core for Socket 1151 v2.
RAM: I wouldn't go with less RAM for Video Editing but if you know 16 will be okay, do it.
GFX: RX580 would work great for half the price but RX 5700 gives a lot more punch for the same energy drawn.
Case: choose what you want but I wanted something that looked like a Mac.
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9x65 will also work great but you will have a louder system.
Case Fan: If you go with the beefy cooler you have no choice. But if you take the smaller CPU cooler you can go with any 120m fan and a 80mm fan in the back.
PSU: I dare you to cheap out on the PSU but you can also go with a 80+ Bronce or Silver if you want to safe some bucks.
WiFi and BT will be realized with USB-Dongles, unfortunately the Boards WiFi Card Slot is ONLY CNVi Compatible even if it is a usual M.2 A+E Slot.
If this wouldn't be the case I simply would have used a DW1820 Card in this Slot.
There are ways to use a A+E Card in an Adapter for M-Key (Big) Slots, I will give this a try.
No Troubles here so far, if you know how to Build a PC there shouldn't be any Problem.
Be Careful with the CPU Cooler because it fit's just in one single orientation and there is not a lot of space. It fits like a well sized sneaker. And right from the cooler is place for exactly the Power Cable going to the Motherboard.
Above the CPU Cooler is a Slim Noctua Fan, that's the Only Case Fan that fits with this cooler.
The important Stuff is of course
VT-d = Disabled
Above 4G Decoding = Disabled (very important to get the RX 5700 booting, working and giving a display output)
Windows 8/10 Features = Other OS
CSM = Enabled (even if some other guides say this should be disabled, without it you will not be able to boot UEFI Deviced)
Also important = I leave the iGPU enabled because it can be used by some applications for render tasks.
I prepared a Stick with Mojave via UniBeast.
The biggest issue I ran into was the right Memory Manager in combination with the slide=0 argument. I had luck ONLY with the OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi and slide=0 everything else didn't boot. Be careful with this option, I got different suggestions from people running the same board. The Memory Controller is in the CPU, that means with every different CPU it could be possibly another Memory Manager Driver needed. Just use and test one at a time with slide=0 or without it. You can try this argument in CLOVER when you hit the spacebar on the booting entry.
And to get the RX 5700 or 5700 XT to work you need agdpmod=pikera as boot argument in Clover's config.plist. Also very important, NO INJECT ATI on config.plist.
If you have troubles just pull out the RX 5700 and install everything using the iGPU.
Than I also needed to use a USB 2.0 Port to get the installer to work.
You can find my CLOVER Folder for the USB-Stick in the Attachments
I ran MultiBeast to install some kexts but had no luck booting it. But MultiBeast installs Clover on EFI Partition which is very important.
So, again booted from the Stick but into macOS, and just copied the Clover Folder from my working USB Drive to the SSDs EFI, and it works like a charm. I did some changes to the SMBIOS Part you can find the booting Clover Folder from the SSD in Attachments.
After a working Mojave Installation, I updated Clover via Package and installed the newest Version of every KEXT used with Hackintool.
Then I got to updating to Catalina, and that's it.
That's all. I got a working Catalina build.
Almost everything so far, but I need to test more.
WiFi (using TP-Link Archer T3U AC1300 Dongle and TP-Link Beta Catalina Driver)
BT (using old BT Dongle)
What doesn't work:
Nothing that I found so far.
KEXTs used in /L/E:
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