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So, I decided to finally put my hands on Powermac G5 case, and build my dream computer / cooling system.  For years i was trying to find used case on our local cragilist-a-like website, and pretty much there was no super deals.
 
And finally ! Few days ago, there it was, one ad got my attention, Powermac 7.3, with LCS, non functional ( LCS drained out all over the PPCs and PSU ), i was happy as hell smile.png, instantly got on my e-mail and started communication with seller, i was keeping my savings for situations like this biggrin.png
 
Aaand in less than 36hours,  here it is, DHL knocked on my door, yeeeeeeeeei smile.png
 
 
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LCS was of course malfunctioned, but no worries my friends! Pump is still functional... Great deal, considering only pump would cost me much more than i paid for delivery + item.
 
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So here it is, sweet little DDC guy smile.png
 
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As i was talking with seller about our deal, i worked on 3d sketch for my project in the same time, and here it is.
 
Front
 
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Back
 
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Renders
 
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My dream is to build as quiet as possible, yet well cooled and re-usable case / cooling system that will fit to any motherboard / gpu / cpu configuration in future. 
 
So, what are these compartments inside of it ? Well, i had in mind to use only 3 fans to cool whole pc, and to achieve maximum airflow / cooling effect without any additional fans except these on water radiator. 
 
So in this build i will go with fanless PSU, 3 x 120 NoiseBlocker Bionic eLoop fans on pwm and i will try to make thermal zones, so fans can speed up individually if there is a problem with temperature arise in one of the compartments without need to speed up another 2 fans. Apple Powermac case is perfect for build like this, as his perforated front and back side are ideal for vertical radiator placement and it will enable me to do what i want. Also i think that build quality is well known, this thing is built like a tank biggrin.png
 
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* reserved *
 
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HW
 
* Other parts are still unknown *
RAM: Avexir Core A Type 
PSU: Silverstone Nightjar 520 
 
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LCS HW
 
Laing DDC-VC pump
Watercool HK CPU Rev. 3.0 LC
Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU-X3
EK-CoolStream PE 360 3 * 120 mm radiator ( 19FPI double fin ) 
Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-PS Bionic loop
EK-XTOP DDC - Acetal (Original CSQ) 
Alphacool tubing AlphaTube black
Monsoon 13/10mm (ID 3/8" OD 1/2") white fittings
IceModz cable managment - white, black and grey sleeve combination
 
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I decided to pull out all things from it, and leave the rest for tomorrow, but Battlefield 4 servers were swarmed with children that day, so i decided to take a closer look on LCS pump, and to see if that machinery is still working. 
 
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Ewwwww :sick:
 
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I had to clean that {censored} out biggrin.png
 
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What the heck? What kind of Laing pump is this ? Well, it is DDC-VC, model with volumetric compensator biggrin.png
 
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{censored} that got stuck inside pump, some debris, rust and who know what... I actually found something that was similar to pineapple chunks ( i don't want to know what that is xD  )
 
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Case is 90% cleaned out, I'am waiting for my Dremel tool to arrive to continue work on it ( old one wasn't in use for 6 years, and decided to die when i powered it on to do some cut-outs on that case  biggrin.png  )

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And for the end of that night, random workplace pic, i was 50hours awake because of some other projects / work, and that was all for this night. Time to sleep biggrin.png
 
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Current status: 
 
* Waiting for Dremel tool delivery
* Waiting for some cash to buy remaining LCS parts / HW parts
* Waiting for sponsors to arrange parts sponsorships  ( Don't worry, i have this project 100% covered by myself, but sponsorships are always welcome smile.png )
 
 
P.S. Sorry for grammar mistakes, English isn't my native language ohmy.png

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Update:

 

So.. I've received packet from AquaTuning.de just few hours ago :)

 

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Phobya Nano Grease

 

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Phobya 2 component thermal glue / grease

 

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Monsoon fittings mounted on CPU block

 

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Monsoon fittings mounted on GPU block

 

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I had to put tubing, to see how this will look :D ( Alphacool 10/13 Black UV )

 

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Got update from EK Waterblocks, they shipped packet to Croatia, I should get it tomorrow by end of the day ( CoolStream PE 360,  RES X2 - 100 Basic, XTOP DDC - Acetal (Original CSQ) ) 

 

And I'am still waiting on confirmation from Dremel ( Dremel 4200 )  ; SilverStone / XFX / SeaSonic ( Fanless PSU ) on parts sponsorship. 

 

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Update: 

 

Got parts from EKw

 

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I've decided to install res, as this will make process of filling much easier

 

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Double fin radiator :)

 

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Case is dismantled and got shower room treatment for stain and oil removal. I used this opportunity to see how components will look inside of it, and also to try their placement on planned spots.

 

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Remember that case from the beginning, when i took DDC apart to clean it off, well, after closer look i saw that mbo tray is removable, so my current case won't be sacrificed as much as it needed to be.

 

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Also original holes and mount will be used to fix in place some of components like psu and radiator

 

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I'll put diy mounting system in here, so i won't have problems later to dismantle something if needed.

 

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Here we go, some minor updates.
 
Today i had in plan only to mount some heatsinks on VGA card.
 
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But DHL courier surprised me with Dremel tool, so i had to test it out :)
 
First thing to do was: cutting out excess material from optics cover, so i can fit it in and connect to the rest of the case with epoxy. 
 
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It isn't perfect cut, but enough for epoxy treatment. Piece is finished and ready for stage 2.
 
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MBO tray shared very same destiny as optics cover. I had to cut out excess material for fitting it inside the case.
 
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After all, i've decided to use Chieftec's side panel, and put it to good use in this mod.
 
 
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Radiator mount is finished, i need to cut out middle part and some holes to hold everything in place.
 
Next to do: Cutting out back side for new IO panel.
 
Stay tuned ! :)

Radiator holder is finished :) I still need to take the old paint off and prepare it for paintjob + drill holes for radiator mount + glue some L holders with epoxy.
 
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So.. :) I've decided to do some minor work today to put this tool to good use.
 
Radiator panel holders have been cutted out from old psu case:
 
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Few pictures of planned fixation to the panel:
 
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I also cutted out honeycomb mesh to use it in this project, i still don't know where this will be placed, and how; but i'am considering placing it somewhere near the pump, or to use it at top radiator panel mounting points.
 
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Another day, another worklog update :) I was cutting out IO bracket from Chieftec ( pain in the ass #1 ) and a backplate hole for IO bracket on Powermac's case ( pain in the ass #2 )
 
Iet the pictures talk for themselves:
 
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IO bracket separated
 
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Pre-cutting measuring
 
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Done! :)
 
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On this one you can see true power of Dremel tool if used correctly
 
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Hi, yeah, i'am currently posting at other forums much more than here, you can check it on this one:

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/312122-case-mod-powertosh-i5-powermac-g5-watercooled-hackintosh/


After i finally got OS X Yosemite working on my hw, gpu decided to die, so i'am waiting for gtx 980 and i5 K cpu. I 'll continue work with this Hackintosh in a week or so, and i hope that it will be finished by the end of May.

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I will for sure :), my XFX 7850 is gone ( too much voltage on GPU :D 1250MHz @ 1.315V, VRM section got fried ) and i need to pick up GTX 980 / i5 4690k from my local store in hour or so, and then i can do some work with bechmarks and osx tweaking :)

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Small update / tease :)


GTX 980 Phantom

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I5 4690K

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GPU is already installed for benching / testing on air :)

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Currently i had GTX 760 Phantom from my mate who borrowed it to me, since HD7850 died because of VRM shorting ( too much vgpu / +50% power limit is bad for cheap vrm :D  ), and considering the fact that they advertise Phantom line as colder / quieter solution is absolute lie, they get hot as hell and noisy also, but i don't know, noise tolerance varies from person to person... :(  So.. i can't wait for vrm watercooling parts, so i can put this Maxwell beast under H20 and do some proper bios tweaking / overclocking :)

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Today I've got sponsorship packet from Icemodz ( http://www.icemodz.com ). 
 
Ty Icemodz !
 
 
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Sleeving color scheme for 24/8/6 pin cables
 
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Planned sata and molex color scheme
 
Sata: 3-1-1 ( white-black-white )
 
Molex: 2-1-1 ( white-black-white )

Yesterday i got some presents again, this time from DIYINHK.com.
 
I've ordered PWM Control 18W PCB for DDC pump ( http://www.diyinhk.com/shop/ddc-pump/41-laing-ddc-pump-18w-repair-pcb-wled-smd-soldered-mcp355.html ) because there is no need for the pump to run on max rpm 0/24, and i wanted to use benefits of Sabertooth 4-pin headers and ASUS's Thermal radar control. 
 
So, here it is:
 
Upgrade PCB kit with blue LEDs.
 
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System was flushed out and disassembled and pump is ready for her upgrade :)
 
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New PCB is slightly smaller than original one
 
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Old PCB dissasembled
 
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Stator coil 
 
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Old VS New PCB
 
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We can clearly see how far technology went in just 10 years, that single IC and a few diodes on new PCB are replacing bunch of ICs and semiconductors from the old PCB.
 
Also new PCB is made out of 4 layers, vs 2 layer on old one. This is a huge benefit in form of power delivery to the coils itself and it is more prone to pcb burnout due copper current limitation old boards had ( copper lines on the board were too small and too resistant, aka they were limiting max current that can flow into the coils, and when users placed those pumps into restrictive loops, stator demanded more and more current to maintain desired RPMs )
 
In that upgrade kit i've also received 4 blue LEDs and 2 SMD resistors, but as i don't own transparent top + i hate blue LEDs inside of a computer ( they are too much redneck-ish  :D ) i won't use them.
 
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R2 and R3 are locations for those 2 resistors, and D1,D2,D3 & D4 are places where you should solder LEDs if you wish. 
 
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PCB contacts treated with solder for easier soldering of stator and power / control wires.
 
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Stator pulled out from pump's casing, i did this for easier wire preparation.
 
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Total of 6 coils with 2 wires, so i had to cut 6 exact wire pairs.
 
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Preparation is the key of everything ( 85% preparation + 15% work = 100% of wanted result at the end ), so i stripped wire ends and treated them with tin.
 
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Extension wires connected with the stator wires.
 
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Those tiny white blobs on wire junctions are small amounts of nail polish, i used it to isolate bare connections from shorting together once the stator is placed inside of his casing and connected with PCB.
 
* Unfortunately i was really excited to test out the pump, so i forgot to take pictures of wires soldered on pcb, but i will take them later before final steps and project completition. *
 
Cables are sleeved and connected, white one is for RPM signal and PWM control that is connecting to the MBO 4-pin header, and inside the black one are 12+ and GND wires that are connected to the PSU.
 
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So... you guys are probably asking yourself why on earth would someone do all this job if he had perfectly ok and 100% working device  ? 
 
Well, i like to do diy stuff and enhance electronic devices whenever i can, someone is playing soccer, someone is riding his bike, and to me this is my satisfaction and a way of relaxation :)
 
Ok ok, but if we put that aside, are there really benefits of this PCB ?
 
YES ! :) :)
 
Pump is now under Sabertooth's control
 
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Normally pump is working @ 850RPM
 
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I've conected 4-pin header that is controling pump's RPMs with CPU thermal sensor, so whenever CPUs temp rises a bit, pump will also speed up, to keep more of the water flowing thru cpu block.
 
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Temp difference between 850 and 3900 RPM is cca 2 degrees of Celsius in idle and 4 in full load, BUT noise difference between min and max RPMs  :) that is hell of a improvement and it was worth of extra 20 GBP + 2 hours of "work" ( I say "work" because i do this for fun :3 )

So, I've finally catched some spare time and i can continue working on this case.
 
I/O bracket fixed in place with epoxy resin.
 
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Original fan holes section removed.
 
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I decided to use original CPU cover plate because i can easily drill thru it, also i will drill holes around G5 logo, so letters will remain unpainted / original.
 
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Drill testing
 
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Okay, here we go :)
 
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Steps remaining in this project:
 
* G5 plate drilling
* fixing imperfections on handmade cuts / drillouts / connections 
* psu cable sleeving 
* case sanding / primer coating / painting
 
ETA remaining: 2 weeks max. ( i hope :) )

Snippet for impatient ones :)
 
 
Cover perforation
 
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24pin cable sleeving
 
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Edit:
 
Just got CLU few mins ago :)
 
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So, morning was perfect for de-lid process :) 
 
Instead of razor blade method or vice and hammer method i used new method, my own :D 
 
Procedure is the same as razor blade method procedure, but instead of razor blade i used very thin plastic sheet i had from usb drive package. This plastic is perfect for this kind of work, thin, sharp and smooth. 
 
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Liquid Ultra on die
 
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Liquid Ultra on IHS
 
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With this i got more event temps across all cores 
 
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Before de-lid, min / max core difference was 14 degrees Celsisus. 
 
 
Note: Currently CPU is cooled with box cooler / i did quick and poor Phobya Nano grease application, so we won't see the real results before i mount watercooling loop and put everything in case. But as far i'am satisfied with lower ΔT across all cores :)

Small update:
 
Front mesh( port holes are covered / perforated )
 
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Rear mesh ( fixed in place and perforated )
 
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Hello Mr. Ive :D :D 
 
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Moar picturezzz in day or two :)

Black cage
 
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Side panel was sanded down after 1st primer layer, ( wet sanding - soapy water with P800 grit sanding paper )
 
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"Mirror" finish :)
 
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Primer coating, 2nd layer
 
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Musical motivation used during this work: 
 
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Edit: 
 
Few hours later, sidepanel was coated with black spray paint, and wet-sanded with P2000 paper.
 
Paint is in 60% mirror finish stage.
 
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Test assembly
 
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Additional shots taken, i temporarely installed one LED white strip out of two, to see how this will look :)
 
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EK logo is painted, so reservoir holders aren't so dull and completely black
 
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Icemodz 24pin cable holder ( one of the plexy bits broke, because in few sleeves there are 2 wires going to the MBO connector )
 
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These Monsoon fittings are absolutely gorgeus :)
 
Once again i would like to express my gratitude to sponsors who had faith in my work:
 
http://www.blacknoise.com - Noiseblocker - premium fan manufacturer 
http://www.icemodz.com - Icemodz - modding equipment, tools and accesories
http://www.monsooncooling.com - MonsooN- Premium watercooling accesories and tools
http://www.pcaxe.com - PCAXE - Regional E-zine and Youtube PC enthusiast community
 
and to all people who followed this project, got subscribed to my work log and got involved in via discussion and suggestions.
 
Status of this project is still in: Work in Progress, so stay tuned ;)

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      This is also a thread to discuss everything Z390 Pro and try and help where we can and maybe make things a little better for you. 
       
      A huge massive thank you to @glasgood @MaLd0n @larabee These three guys have helped me and talked me so much and are as helpful as you could ever get, Without them I wouldn't have a perfect working build like I do or be putting up this Guide & Discussion Thread sharing the hard work and countless hours that we have all put in to this.   
       
       
      This EFI and Patched DSDT have been created to work with a Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Pro, 9900k with a Vega 56 but has also been tested and verified fully working with the following Hardware using Catalina 10.15.4
       
      CPU's
      8600K, 8700, 8700K, 9400K, 9600K, 9700K, 9900K, 9900KS (All KF Models work but use SMBios iMacPro1,1 instead)
       
      GPU's
      RX 560, 570, 580, 590, Vega 56, Vega 64, Radion VII, RX 5500, 5500 XT, 5600, 5600 XT, 5700, 5700 XT
      (If you have success with any different CPU or GPU's then please do let me know)
       
       
       @glasgood Has kindly put together a new simple Catalina install guide so Just Follow He's Guide For a Perfect Install.
       
       
      HARDWARE USED
      • Intel I9 9900k 
      • Gigabyte AORUS Z390 PRO
      • Sapphire Nitro+ SE Vega56 (connected to monitor with DisplayPort)
      • Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 16GB @3200mhz (2 x 8GB)
      • Corsair RM850x 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Unit. 
      • CoolerMaster MASTERLIQUID ML360R RGB CPU Cooler
      • Samsung 970 EVO 1TB NVMe SSD macOS Catalina 10.15.3
      • Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD (2.5) Windows 10 Pro
      • ABWB BCM94360CS2 802.11AC WI-FI With Bluetooth 4.0 PCI-Express (PCI-E)   
      • Lian Li PC-O11DW Dynamic ATX Case
       

       

       

       

       
       
      WORKING
      • Sound 
      • Ethernet Port
      • WiFi
      • SSD Trim
      • USB 3.0 & 2.0 (All ports Open Natively)
      • AirDrop
      • iCloud
      • Hardware Acceleration
      • iMessages
      • Facetime
      • Sleep & Wake
      • Sleep and Shutdown via the Power Button
      • Handoff
      • Netflix on Safari browser
      • Continuity
      • Sidecar
       
       
      CLOVER & OPENCORE EFIs 
      Current EFIs Updated 04/08/2020
       
       
      Clover EFI Update - 04/08/2020 - Use with Bios revision F12d Only or Replace with the older F11 DSDT if you don't want to update the bios
       
      Clover Z390 Pro Navi Vega EFI 040820.zip - Vega, Navi (5700, 5700XT etc), Radeon VII DSDT EFI
      Clover Z390 Pro Polaris EFI 040820.zip - RX500 Polaris Series (RX590, 580, 570 etc) DSDT EFI
       
      Note - If your not using a 5700 XT or any other Navi GPU then remove agdpmod=pikera from the boot arguments.
       
      Please Note - I have now set KernelPM to No as standard so if you don’t have a unlocked MSR or not using my MSR Unlocked Bios Profile then go into the Clover Config.plist and set KernelPM to Yes or you won’t be able to boot up. An even better fix would be to unlock your MSR using my profile method.
       
      OpenCore EFI Update - 04/08/2020
      Myself and @texem have now created a OpenCore EFI done the way the OpenCore Devs intended it to be made, There is no DSDT in use so you can use this EFI on any supported GPU and the SSDTs have been made so they will not be used in any other Operating System apart from MacOS.
       
      OpenCore 060 Z390 Pro 19,1 030820.zip - OpenCore v0.6.0, SMBios iMac19,1
      OpenCore 060 Z390 Pro 1,1 030820.zip - OpenCore v0.6.0, SMBios iMacPro1,1 (IGPU Disabled)
       
      Note - If your not using a 5700 XT or any other Navi GPU then remove agdpmod=pikera from the boot arguments.
      Note 2 - Do not try to carry across your old OpenCore Config.plist to the new EFI as to many changes have occurred in 0.6.0. Use the new Config.plist instead.
       
      PlistEdit Pro.zip - PlistEdit Pro (use to edit OpenCore)
       
      For OpenCore Using PlistEdit Pro add your details by modifying the following 

       
      PLEASE NOTE - These EFIs are setup to be used with your msr Unlocked so make sure you use the F11c Unlocked Profile but if for any reason you can not unlock MSR then just modify following in the OpenCore config.plist :
      
       
       
       
      PLEASE NOTE - Please flash your motherboard bios to revision F12d to use my current Clover EFI. It’s a major rework of the bios and vital changes have been made to the layout and power tables. New DSDTs have been created and installed into the new EFI’s but will not work correctly with any other bios revision.
       
      Latest Gigabyte Z390 PRO BIOS (F12d)
      mb_bios_z390-aorus-pro_f12d.zip
       
       
      CFG Unlock (MSR) F12d (F12c Pro WIFI) BIOS Profile - The Easy Way 
      Highly recommended if your using a Vega 56/64, Radeon VII or Navi GPU
       
       
      DSDT's FOR CLOVER ONLY (A big thanks to @MaLd0n for compiling these DSDT's)
       
       
      To Create Your Own Patched DSDT Message @MaLd0n using the link bellow
      https://www.olarila.com/forum/17-dsdt-patch-requests/
      (If you want a perfect setup then getting your own patched DSDT made would be the best thing to do, Mine will work perfectly fine but different hardware no matter how small a change it is can tend to have some sort of effect on the DSDT and your setup)
       
       
      If Your Not Using File Vault Then Please Disable Hibernate
      disablehibernate.command
       
       
      ADDITONAL DOWNLOADS
      Clover
      Clover Configurator
      Kext Updater
       
       
      OPTIONAL DOWNLOADS
      BroadcomFix.zip   (Use these kexts if your Broadcom bluetooth/Wifi isn't working properly)
      FakeSMC    (Can be used instead of VirtualSMC)
      Hackintool
      IORegistryExplorer
      Native Display Brightness with MonitorControl
       
       
      BIOS SETTINGS (Bios Revision F12d)
      • Enter BIOS → Press F12 → Enter Setup
      • Save & Exit → Load Optimized Defaults
       
      • Boot -> Windows 8/10 Features -> Win 8/10WHQL
      • Boot -> CSM Support -> Disabled (Can be set to Enabled if need be but try to have it set to Disabled first)
      • Favourites -> Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) -> Profile1
      • Favourites -> VT-d -> Disabled (Can be set to Enabled or Disabled, Your choice)
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Internal Display Output -> PCIe 1 Slot
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Internal Graphics -> Enabled (Set to Disabled if using SMBios iMacPro1,1)
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> DVMT Pre-Allocated -> 64M
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> DVMT Total GFX0-Allocated -> 256M
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Aperture Size -> 256MB
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Audio Controller -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Above 4G Decoding -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> USB Configuration -> Legacy USB Support -> Auto
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> USB Configuration ->  XHCI Hand-off -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Miscellaneous -> Software Guard Extensions (SGX) -> Disabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> Platform Power Management -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> ErP -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> RC6(Render Standby) -> Enabled
       
      • Save & Exit → Save & Exit Setup 
       
       
      SCREENSHOTS

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By AudioGod
      I have put together this simple little guide for anybody wanting to use a Patched DSDT EFI with the same configuration as me.
      This is also a thread to discuss everything Z390 Master and try and help where we can and maybe make things a little better for you. 
       
      A huge massive thank you to @glasgood @MaLd0n @larabee These three guys have helped me and talked me so much and are as helpful as you could ever get, Without them I wouldn't have a perfect working build like I do or be putting up this Guide & Discussion Thread sharing the hard work and countless hours that we have all put in to this.   
       
       
      This EFI and Patched DSDT have been created to work with a Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master using bios revision F11c, 9900k with a 5700 XT but has also been tested and verified fully working with the following Hardware
       
      CPU's
      8600K, 8700, 8700K, 9400K, 9600K, 9700K, 9900K, 9900KS (All KF Models work but use SMBios iMacPro1,1 instead)
       
      GPU's
      RX 560, 570, 580, 590, Vega 56, Vega 64, Radion VII, RX 5500, 5500 XT, 5600, 5600 XT, 5700, 5700 XT
      (If you have success with any different CPU or GPU's then please do let me know)
       
       
       @glasgood Has kindly put together a new simple Catalina install guide so Just Follow He's Guide For a Perfect Install. (glasgood put the guide together for the Z390 Pro but the two boards are so alike that you can follow this guide with no problems at all using the Z390 Master)
       
       
      HARDWARE USED
      • Intel I9 9900k @5.2Ghz
      • Gigabyte AORUS Z390 MASTER
      • Sapphire Reference RX 5700 XT (connected to the monitor via the DisplayPort)
      • Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 32GB @3600mhz (2 x 16GB)
      • Corsair RM850x 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Unit
      • EK Custom Liquid Cooling Loop
      • Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB NVMe SSD macOS Catalina 
      • Samsung 970 EVO 1TB NVMe SSD Windows 10 Pro
      • ABWB BCM94360CS2 802.11AC WI-FI With Bluetooth 4.0 PCI-Express (PCI-E)   
      • Lian Li PC-O11DW Dynamic ATX Case
       

       

       

       
      WORKING
      • Sound 
      • Ethernet Port
      • WiFi
      • SSD Trim
      • USB 3.0 & 2.0 (All ports Open Natively)
      • AirDrop
      • iCloud
      • Hardware Acceleration
      • iMessages
      • Facetime
      • Sleep & Wake
      • Sleep and Shutdown via the Power Button
      • Handoff
      • Netflix on Safari browser
      • Continuity
      • Sidecar (only works using the iMac19,1 EFI and with your igpu Enabled)

       
      EFI FOLDERS  
      please note - You must flash your Z390 MASTER bios to revision F11e or Higher to use any of these EFI's, The DSDT is not designed for any other Bios revision
      Z390AORUSMASTER.zip  - Aorus Z390 Master Bios Firmware F11e 
       
      CLOVER & OPENCORE EFIs 
      Current EFIs Updated 04/08/2020
       
       
      Clover EFI Update v5120 - 04/08/2020 - Use with Bios revision F11e or Higher Only or Replace with the older F11c/F10 DSDT if you don't want to update the bios
       
      EFI Clover VEGA Navi 030820.zip - Vega, Navi (5700, 5700XT etc), Radeon VII DSDT SMBios 19,1 EFI
      EFI Clover Polaris NVIDIA 030820.zip - RX500 Polaris Series (RX590, 580, 570 etc) SMBios 19,1 EFI
       
      Please Note - I have now set KernelPM to No as standard so if you don’t have a unlocked MSR or not using my MSR Unlocked Bios Profile then go into the Clover Config.plist and set KernelPM to Yes or you won’t be able to boot up. An even better fix would be to unlock your MSR using my profile method.
       
      Note - If your not using a 5700 XT or any other Navi GPU then remove agdpmod=pikera from the boot arguments.
       
       
      OpenCore EFI Update v0.6.0 - 04/08/2020
      Myself and @texem have now created a OpenCore EFI done the way the OpenCore Devs intended it to be made, There is no DSDT in use so you can use this EFI on any supported GPU and the SSDTs have been made so they will not be used in any other Operating System apart from MacOS.
       
      OpenCore 060 Z390 Master 19,1 030820.zip - OpenCore v0.6.0, SMBios iMac19,1
      OpenCore 060 Z390 Master 1,1 030820.zip - OpenCore v0.6.0, SMBios iMacPro1,1 (IGPU Disabled)
       
      Note - If your not using a 5700 XT or any other Navi GPU then remove agdpmod=pikera from the boot arguments.
      Note 2 - Do not try to carry across your old OpenCore Config.plist to the new EFI as to many changes have occurred in 0.6.0 so please use the new Config.plist instead.
       
       
      PlistEdit Pro.zip - PlistEdit Pro (use to edit OpenCore)
       
      Using PlistEdit Pro add your details by modifying the following 

       
      PLEASE NOTE - These EFIs are setup to be used with your msr Unlocked so make sure you use the F11e Unlocked Profile but if for any reason you can not unlock MSR then just modify following in the OpenCore config.plist :
      
       
       
       
      CFG Unlock (MSR) F11e BIOS Profile - The Easy Way 
      Highly recommended if your using a Vega 56/64, Radeon VII or Navi GPU
       
       
       
      To Create Your Own Patched DSDT Message @MaLd0n using the link bellow
      https://www.olarila.com/forum/17-dsdt-patch-requests/
      (If you want a perfect setup then getting your own patched DSDT made would be the best thing to do, Mine will work perfectly fine but different hardware no matter how small a change it is can tend to have some sort of effect on the DSDT and your setup)
       
       
      If Your Not Using File Vault Then Please Disable Hibernate
      disablehibernate.command
       
       
      ADDITONAL DOWNLOADS
      Z390AORUSMASTER.zip  - Aorus Z390 Master Bios Firmware F11e 
      Clover
      Clover Configurator
      Kext Updater
      RepairPermissions
       
       
      OPTIONAL DOWNLOADS
      BroadcomFix.zip   (Use these kexts if your Broadcom bluetooth/Wifi isn't working properly)
      Hackintool
      IORegistryExplorer
      Native Display Brightness with MonitorControl
       
       
      BIOS SETTINGS (Bios Revision F11e)
       
      • Enter BIOS → Press Delete → Enter Setup
      • Save & Exit → Load Optimized Defaults
       
      • Boot -> Windows 8/10 Features -> Win 8/10WHQL
      • Boot -> CSM Support -> Disabled (Can be set to Enabled if need be but try to have it set to Disabled first)
      • Favourites -> Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) -> Profile1
      • Favourites -> VT-d -> Disabled (Can be set to Enabled or Disabled, Your choice)
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Internal Display Output -> PCIe 1 Slot
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Internal Graphics -> Enabled (Disabled If Using SMBios 1,1)
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> DVMT Pre-Allocated -> 64M
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> DVMT Total GFX0-Allocated -> 256M
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Aperture Size -> 256MB
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Wifi -> Disabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Audio Controller -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Above 4G Decoding -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> USB Configuration -> Legacy USB Support -> Auto
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> USB Configuration -> XHCI Hands-off -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Miscellaneous -> Software Guard Extensions (SGX) -> Disabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> Platform Power Management -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> ErP -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> RC6(Render Standby) -> Enabled
       
      • Save & Exit → Save & Exit Setup
       
       
      SCREENSHOTS

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
       
    • By ngochoaic3
      Hi everyone, 
      I hava a dell precision m4700 with option dgpu amd firepro m4000, The Intel HD4000 Graphic is disable, i can't enable it on to install Hackintosh
      I'd like to enable it on and ask you for setting custom connectors to get the internal display to work, and enable the iGPU in order to get things like AirPlay screen mirroring to work
      Could you help me?
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