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Budget Build Gigabyte Z370m d3h, i7 8700, RX570 8GB

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Components Bought

 

Motherboard

 

Gigabyte Z370M D3H - 1.0 - motherboard - micro ATX - LGA1151

 

CPU

 

Intel i7 8700

 

Graphics

 

Intel® UHD Graphics 630

 

Gigabyte Radeon™ RX 570 Gaming 8G MI

 

 

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB), PC4-21300 (2666MHz) DDR4

 

Cooling

 

Original 2x 120mm case fans

 

Deepcool Gammaxx L120 AIO RGB CPU Cooler

 

 

Hard Drives

 

Samsung 250GB SSD, 970 EVO, NVMe M.2 (PCIe) Hackintosh OS Drive

 

Western Digital WD 240GB SSD, WD Green 3D NAND, M.2 (SATA)Windows 10 OS

 

Power Supply

 

Corsair 600W SF600 High Performance SFX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold, Fully Modular

 

WiFi & Bluetooth

 

Broadcom BCM94331CD 802.11a/b/g WiFi card + Bluetooth 4.0

 

BCM94360CD/BCM94331CD to PCI-e 1X Adapter

 

Already Owned

 

Case

 

Mac Pro 1,1 2006

 

Drive

 

Seagate 4TB 3.5” Hard Drive Storage

 

LG DVD RW HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS90

 

 

 

Comments

 

I wanted to upgrade my Mac Mini 2012 server but didn't want to spend to buy a Mac Pro. I bought and dead Mac Pro 1,1 2006 off Gumtree for $50 and that was the start of the project. My aim was to keep it as stock looking as possible as i love the aesthetic of these cases. My goal was Mac Pro performance for under $1200. This i believe i have achieved.

 

Installation

 

Bios

 

Loaded optimised defaults.

 

Changes from default.

  1. Peripherals USB Configuration XHCI Hand-off : Enabled
  2. Chipset Vt-d : Disabled

 

Install was completed on Intel® UHD Graphics 630 as i had not purchased the RX570 as yet.

 

Boot USB was created using terminal command 

"sudo "/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia" --volume /Volumes/INSTALLER"

 

Bootloader was installed with Clover Boot Loader

 

EFI partition Config.plist was replaced with Coffeelake version from this website.

https://github.com/corpnewt/Hackintosh-Guide/tree/master/Configs

 

KEXTs Installed.

 

WhateverGreen.kext

Lilu.kext

IntelMausiEthernet.kext

FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext

FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext

FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext

FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext

FakeSMC_SMMSensors.kext

FakeSMC.kext

AppleHDA.kext

AppleALC.kext

 

 

MacOS was installed with no issues during installation.

 

After install Issues

 

Pink Screen

Soundcard

Sleep with any USB device plugged in.

 

I used the information from this website to fix the pinkscreen fantastic description and easy to follow..

https://www.mathewinkson.com/2013/03/force-rgb-mode-in-mac-os-x-to-fix-the-picture-quality-of-an-external-monitor

 

I used this guide from another amazing person will to share their knowledge to fix the audio.

https://hackintosher.com/guides/get-hackintosh-audio-working/

 

I purchased a Gigabyte RX 570 Gaming 8GB ex-mining card that was remanufactured by Gigabyte and installed it into the system and the only thing i changed was the default card in the Bios. It just worked straight off.

 

I have been using the system now for a couple of weeks and it has now replaced my Mac Mini.

The only thing i cannot get to work is the USB sleep as every-time the system sleeps it just restarts Darkwake, for now i have just stopped sleep when monitor turns off setting until i can find a solution as i don't want to unplug the USB devices every-time.

 

Benchmarks.

 

 

Cinebench

CPU Consistently around 1420

GPU Consistently around 140fps

 

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Cooling

CPU has never throttled under high load running Cinebench 10x in a row the CPU never got above 60c and drops to around 30c straight after tests.

 

Blackmagic Disk Speed

 

Write 1450 to 1500MB/s

Read 2900 to 3000MB/s

 

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Wow! Can you halp me? I have the same PC, but my USB don't work. Can you give me your EFI and config.plist?

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