Mac Mini 2018

stefan33

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macOS
10.13.4
Mobo
Gigabyte Z370N WIFI
CPU
i5-8600K
GPU
i5-8600K
#21
970 Evo 500GB inside my Mac Mini.... :) Now for storage only but I made 2 x 80 GB partition for future booting....
I also got matias Wireless Alluminium Keyboard.... Le's have a try...
 

Edhawk

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macOS
10.13.6
Mobo
GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK
CPU
i7-4790K
GPU
Geforce GTX 980TI
#22
I wouldn't expect there to be any issues updating High Sierra to 10.13.6 from 10.13.4, if your system is running well/perfectly.

Just make sure you have a backup of your system drive before you undertake the update. Use SuperDuper (free to use) or Carbon Copy Cloner (free for a trial period, paid licence after trial) to create the backup/clone of the system drive, just in case.
 

stefan33

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macOS
10.13.4
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Gigabyte Z370N WIFI
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i5-8600K
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i5-8600K
#23
Rigth... thank you so much.... But what I don't understand is:
Here it is explained that could be a usb patch.... but means if you upgrade from befor 10.13.4?
Example from 10.13.1? Or is better to upgrade before to 10.13.5 and than to 10.13.6? Yes I use CCC for backups.... works fine...
Today I also I'm happy for the keyboard... can switch between 4 different devices... also Windows PC.... :)
Many thanks for your help.... :) About same Avatar.... :)
 

Edhawk

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GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK
CPU
i7-4790K
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Geforce GTX 980TI
#24
High Sierra is a bit different to the other versions of macOS in that it has a different USB port limit patch for each version, i.e. the patch for 10.13.0 will not work for 10.13.1, same goes for 10.13.2, 10.13.3 all the way to 10.13.6

I would download the Combo update for 10.13.6 and upgrade High Sierra from your current version 10.13.4.

Add the USB port limit patch for 10.13.6 to your config.plist but disable it, only enable it when you boot in to Clover from the Combo Update, use the options icon to access the kext to patch section and enable the 10.13.6 USB port Limit patch.
 

stefan33

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macOS
10.13.4
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Gigabyte Z370N WIFI
CPU
i5-8600K
GPU
i5-8600K
#25
High Sierra is a bit different to the other versions of macOS in that it has a different USB port limit patch for each version, i.e. the patch for 10.13.0 will not work for 10.13.1, same goes for 10.13.2, 10.13.3 all the way to 10.13.6

I would download the Combo update for 10.13.6 and upgrade High Sierra from your current version 10.13.4.

Add the USB port limit patch for 10.13.6 to your config.plist but disable it, only enable it when you boot in to Clover from the Combo Update, use the options icon to access the kext to patch section and enable the 10.13.6 USB port Limit patch.
But excuse me... Now I have the clean 10.13.4 but I did't add any patch to my build.... so I have the usb port number limited? To how many?
Many thanks....

Another question: In the hardware part I have seen MSI RX 560 LP... I need a low profile... So I need exactly this model or I can go also wit low profile Asus, Gigabyte, Sapphire ecc... If I find a low profile..... Many thanks.
 

Edhawk

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Geforce GTX 980TI
#26
Apple has limited the number of USB ports to a maximum of 15. The USB port Limit Patch gets over this, but is only meant to be used on a temporary basis.

You need to use either Rehabman's USB SSDT guide - https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-USB-Inject-All or the Hackintool app created by Headkaze - https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/release-hackintool-v1-8-2.254559/ to get your Intel USB ports correctly identified and within either a SSDT or USBPort.kext, which will be specific to your system.

The MSI RX 560 low profile card would probably work OK, here is a link to the card so you can see the specifications etc. for the 4GB card - https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/Radeon-RX-560-4GT-LP-OC.html

Yes, you could use any make of Low Profile graphics card, if you can find one from another manufacturer. You do not need to stick with the MSI card.