Upgraded from ancient Mac Pro!


I'm very grateful to have stumbled on this sub because the vanilla install method and support advice here made for a much better experience than the tonymac method I used to build my son's Hackintosh last year!

This new machine replaced my old Mac Pro (and you can see the Geekbench comparison in the screenshot).


  • CPU: Intel i7-9700K 3.60GHz
  • MOBO: ASUS TUF Z390M-Pro Gaming mATX
  • COOLER: Corsair Hydro Series H60 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
  • RAM: Crucial 16GB (8GB x 2) DDR4 2133
  • SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III
  • HD: WD Black 4TB Performance Hard Drive
  • GFX: Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580 8GB
  • PSU: Corsair CS550M PSU
  • CASE: NZXT H400i - MicroATX PC Gaming

Still to do:

  • WiFi support (since it's in my office I'm fine with hardwired ethernet for now)
  • Bluetooth support (waiting for BT USB dongle delivery)
  • Audio support (the integrated ALC S1200A chipset is not currently supported so using USB audio for now)
  • Integration with my audio/guitar setup (Focusrite Scarlet and Atomic Studio Devil)
  • tidy up all the damn cables under my desk!
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