Xeon W iMac Pro Build

  • Hallo Leute,

    Ich lese dieses Forum sehr gerne und Dieses Forum hat mir sehr geholfen mit meinem Hackintosh Build. Ich verstehe Deutsch sehr gut, aber ich spreche es nicht so gut. Also, entschuldigen Sie mich, ich werde in English schreiben.

    I built a few Hackintoshes and thanks to this forum I resolved quite a few problems (USB ports config, network...) with my builds.

    Since new modular Mac Pro is not near, I decided to build one myself. I have Intel i9 configuration already, but for some of my tasks I wanted something a bit different - Xeon based.

    So I went on and bought following:

    Motherboard: Supermicro X11SRA https://www.supermicro.com/pro…rd/Xeon/C420/X11SRA-F.cfm

    This motherboard has a great M.2 and U.2 drive support, up to 256GB ECC RDIMM DDR4 support, 2 network cards (1Gbit and 5Gbit)...

    CPU: Intel W-2175 https://ark.intel.com/products…sor-19_25M-Cache-2_50-GHz This CPU can be found in new iMac Pro

    RAM: 32GB modules of DDR4-266 RDIMM (so far I have 128GB, expecting one more kit of 128GB so that I have 256GB of RAM in total)

    Disks: 2x 1TB Samsung M.2 960Pro and 2x Intel Optane 900P 480GB

    Graphics card: AMD Vega Frontier Edition 16GB

    Power supply: Corsair HX1200i

    CPU is cooled with Noctua NH-D15 and chassis with NF-A14.

    I went with Clover installation, and install of High Sierra 10.13.3 went through first time.

    Everything is stable so far and I only have a few problems:

    5Gbit Aquantia AQC108 Network card is not recognized (second NIC from Intel works)

    AMD Vega Frontier fans are pretty loud. I thought AMD fan spinning bug was corrected in 10.13.3, but obviously it is not.

    Now to the question:

    I based my Clover on iMac Pro 1.1 with OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi and EmuVariableUefi-64.efi. I read a lot that these files are not the way to go with High Sierra 10.13 installs.

    What do you recommend, what are your experiences?

    If there will be interest I can write about my setup in more details.

  • For your AMD Vega, the fan spinning bug is resolved in 10.13.4, which final release is expected in late march / early april.

    iHack: Ryzen 5 1600, GA-AB350M-D3H, Sapphire RX570 4GB, 16GB DDR4-3000, 250GB NVMe SSD + 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Clover, macOS 10.14.6, Kubuntu 19.04, Win 8.1

    alter iHack: i3-4330, GA-H81M-HD3, Sapphire RX460 4GB -> RX560 BIOS, 8GB DDR3-1600, 128GB SSD, 250GB HDD, Clover, macOS 10.14.6, Kubuntu 19.04, Win 8.1

    ThinkPad T410: i5-520M, Nvidia NVS3100M, 4GB DDR3-1066, 120GB SSD, 250GB HDD, Clover, macOS 10.14.6

    Bastlerware: Acer Aspire 7741G: i5-430M, ATI HD 5650 1GB; 4GB DDR3-1066; 250GB HDD, Clover, macOS 10.13.6, 1.5 von 2 SATA-Ports defekt...

    Originals: MacBook Pro 15 Late 2013 (macOS 10.15 Developer Beta), iPhone X 64GB (iOS 13 Developer Beta)

  • Since this topic also exists here: iMac Pro Xeon Build The thread opner asked me to close this one. So please move over to iMac Pro Xeon Build :D

    System 1 (iMac 13,1) PowerMac G5 Case: GA-Z77-DS3H, Clover, Intel XEON E3-1235V2 @ 3.2 GHz, 32GB DDR3, Powercolor R9-290X , Samsung 850 EVO 500GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB, macOS Mojave 10.14
    System 2 (MacBook Pro 10.2): ThinkPad T430, i5-3360M @ 2.8 GHz, 8GB DDR3, IntelHD 4000, Toshiba Q300 240GB SSD, Sandisk 128GB SSD, Dual Boot MacOS Mojave 10.14, Windows10 Pro 64Bit