I started with a 'Vanilla' base https://hackintosh.gitbook.io/-r-hackintosh-vanilla-desktop-guide/, but then took cues from cmer. They posted their guide on github: https://github.com/cmer/gigabyte-z390-aorus-master-hackintosh I had to experiment a bit, as I was going on High Sierra rather than Mojave, and cmer was rolling with an AMD card. I also got some help from the Hackintosher community.
It's been a fun experiment. Getting the software working nicely was a bit of a PITA, but now that it's all sorted, it's fairly smooth.
I'm digging the look! Always nice to see a fellow purple.
Curious though… what are the spheres under the monitor? Speakers? They look nice, and remind me a bit of the great speakers that came with the 'lamp' iMac.
Because I need CUDA, and Mojave is still kinda trash in terms of bugs I've encountered on my other (Apple HW) machines, I am sticking with High Sierra. The i9 CPU has no problem in 10.13.6, as there were Coffee Lake CPUs from that era — The architecture is baked into the OS from I believe 10.13.3 onward. I do know you can't use 'vanilla' Sierra with a Coffee Lake CPU. If however, you want to run Mojave, you must get an AMD card, unless you have access to the non-public NVIDIA drivers.
FWIW, I don't believe there are any macs at all with a 9900k processor, but there are several running Coffee Lake chips, which is what really matters in terms of architecture.
The reality is that one day I'll probably be forced into running either Linux or Windows, and have a VM with some flavour of MacOS on it for my legacy 'happy apps' (BBEdit, OmniGraffle, etc) if Apple doesn't get over itself regarding NVIDIA. I simply have work to be done, and can't do it efficiently with AMD cards.
Also, one quirk: I didn't update the boot drive to APFS (which happens automatically on HS install on an SSD), as I wanted to be able to have more direct control over files and free space (ex: you can't really force-purge 'purgeable data'), and the ability for 3rd party tools to retrieve files from the drive, should that become necessary (I have a fairly robust backup system, but this is another layer of protection).
*edit: I mentioned NVIDIA and mojave when I meant AMD. I've corrected the above text.
I'm really digging it so far.
It doesn't bother me aesthetically. I'm just wondering if the sheer weight is making it droop, which would probably have a catastrophic effect on the mobo should it collapse. It's properly installed (correct braces, going the right way, etc), but as this is my first rodeo, I'm a wee nervous.
So clean! I love the antennae! They really give the build some character. And that pop of pink/blue!!!!!
I've decided on the H700 (build coming soon), as I wanted to make sure I was able to keep temps down with an overclocked i9-9900K, but I really like the compactness of the H500.