Going to attempt my first Hackintosh build. Will these parts work?

totalexile

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#1
Hey, sold my RTX 2070 today and bought the Powercolor RX5700 XT (coming next week).

My setup will be:
CPU: i7 9700k
GPU: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil 8GB
MB: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC
RAM: 16GG DDR4 3200MHz
SSD: 240GB Kingston
HDD: 2TB Barracuda.
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275R

Do I need anything else? I couldn't find any build with this setup and since it's my first time, I'm kind of scared of running into complications.

I'm also kind of impatient and wondering if it would be a good idea to try set it up without the GPU. Or will I have to reinstall everything again once I get my GPU?
 

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#2
The components listed above are fine for a Hackintosh. With two points to note:
  1. Your RX 5700XT will need to be running Catalina 10.15.2, as this is the first version of macOS that contains the NAVI series drivers.
  2. The built-in WiFi/BT card in the MSI motherboard is Intel based. It will never work in macOS. You would be advised to buy a replacement Broadcom WiFi/BT card, I think it is an M.2 2230 card. I think the card you need is the Broadcom BCM94352Z NGFF M.2 802.11AC Wifi BT 4.0 867M for Mac/Hackintosh, also known as a Dell DW1560 card.
You can set it up without the RX 5700 XT, using just the IGPU. The descrete graphics card can be added later, without any issues.
 

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#3
Thanks for the reply. Could I use a Fenvi FV-T919 WiFi/BT card instead? I'm not sure how I would install the Broadcom BCM94352Z and its a bit pricey.
 

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#4
Yes, the Fenvi card would work just as well, it uses a Broadcom Bcm94360 wifi card.

Just remember to remove the Intel WiFi/BT card otherwise you will have network and USB conflicts in macOS.
 

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#5
Gotcha, thanks a mil. Any suggestions on which would be the best guide for me to follow or start reading?
 

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Hey, I keep getting stuck at these lines after following the guide and downloading the EFI for z390.

Sometimes: ERROR allocating 0x11c00

Other times: apfs_module_start:1683: load: com.apple.fileststems.apfs, v1412.61.1, apfs-1412.61.1, 2019/11/20

Can you please have a look. I attached the EFI folder as well. Thanks
 

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#8
Add SSDT-EC.aml to your /EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched folder.

This should get you past the apfs_module_start : 1683 error.
 

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Nothing seems to work. Followed so many different guides and EFI setting/folders and everything stops at the ERROR allocating 0x**** Couldn't allocate runtime area. and apfs_module_start 1683
 

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#10
Those are two different kernel panics caused by two different issues.

The Couldn't Allocate Runtime error is arising due to the wrong OsxAptioFix driver being used for your system. A number of Gigabyte Z390 systems I have helped, use the OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi driver.

So this can easily be fixed by replacing the current Aptio driver with one of the three attached. Just make sure you do not have more than one Aptio driver in your /CLOVER/drvers/UEFI folder at any one time. Start with the OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi driver, then try the OsxAptioFix3Drv.efi.

The apfs_module error is due to an issue with the EmbeddedController in your DSDT. The fix is to add the SSDT-EC.aml to the /CLOVER/ACPI/patched folder.

There is another common 300-series kernel panic, which requires a DSDT/SSDT rename patch for the newer systems to boot. See the screenshot below:

Screenshot 2020-01-13 at 19.07.44.png View of 300-series RTC Bug fix in Clover Configurator

Don't whine, research your issues and find/look for solutions, don't rely on others to solve your problems. It is childish!
 

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Hi guys, any idea if this buildlist will work?
Pris
 

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#12
Yes they will work, as with all hack's you will need to research what specific fixes the motherboard, CPU and GPU will require.
  1. The SSD's and HDD, PSU, CPU cooler are all standard fare.
  2. Assumed wired Keyboard and Mouse, as no WIFI/BT card listed.
  3. Assumed DisplayPort connection to monitor, as dGPU has three DP outlets and one HDMI outlet.
  4. No memory listed, would advise you look to the Asus memory support for the list of compatible memory modules when selecting your system memory.
Here is a link to the motherboard specification page (Asus UK site), it also links the support pages where the memory details can be found - https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/PRIME-Z490-P/specifications/

Motherboard has the following components, which require specific fixes/kexts to work with macOS:
  • Ethernet - Realtek RTL 8111H LAN port
  • Audio - Realtek ALC887 codec
  • USB - Intel chipset - 14 physical ports - 22 virtual ports
 
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4. No memory listed, would advise you look to the Asus memory support for the list of compatible memory modules when selecting your system memory.

what memory are you refering to? I thought i had ram, hard drive och graphics memory, beeing a kook i dont really know any other memory?
 

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#14
My bad I missed the RAM in your list of components, sorry.

The Corsair RAM you have selected is not on the list of supported memory modules for the Asus Prime Z490-P board. It will probably work just fine but if you can select a pair of 16GB RAM sticks from the supported list you are less likely to encounter any memory issues.

Here is the link to the list of supported (tested by Asus) memory modules - https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/PRIME-Z490-P/HelpDesk_QVL_Memory/