Water cooled Ryzen 3950X | Asus ROG Strix X570-I | Sapphire 5700XT

sandflea

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Water cooled 3950X | 5700XT running on Asus X580-I inside my Ncase M1.

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Configuration:
  • CPU: AMD 3950X
  • MB: Asus Strix X570-I
  • GPU: Sapphire 5700XT
  • RAM: G.Skill 32GB at 3600Mhz
  • NVMe: ADATA 1TB
  • Case: Ncase M1
  • WIFI/Bluetooth: BCM94360NG 802.11AC Bluetooth 4.0
Overclock: Max 4.25 with 1.3VCore using the stock cooler; 5mins stress test with Cinebench
  • 4.25Ghz OC Geek: 1296 / 13843 Cinebench: 10170
  • ODCP w PBO Geek: 1273 / 13785
  • 3.5 w PBO Geek: 1266 / 11530
BIOS:
  • Version: 2407
  • Disable FastBoot, SecureBoot, CFG
  • Enable O.D.C.P to get 3600Mhz
OpenCore Configuration: 0.5.9 using iMacPro1,1
  • ACPI: SSDT-EC-USBX
  • Booter/Quarks: After BIOS upgrade to 2203, these two configuration need to be set. Otherwise, OC hangs.
    • RebuildAppleMemoryMap = True
    • SetupVirtualMap = False;
  • Kexts:
    • AMDRyzenCPUPowerManagement (0.6.4)
    • AppleALC (1.5.0)
    • AppleMCEReporterDisabler (1.0)
    • Lilu (1.4.5)
    • SmallTreeIntel82576 (1.0)
    • SMCAMDProcessor (1.0)
    • VirtualSMC (1.1.4)
    • WhateverGreen (1.4.0)
    • USBPorts (custom)
Working:
  • Catalina 10.15.5 and 10.15.6
  • Ethernet (Intel 82576)
  • WIFI & Bluetooth using BCM94360NG
    • Make sure XHC0/PRT6 is mapped in USBPorts.kext
  • Audio (Asus SupremeFX): Opencore Config
    • Add device: PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x8,0x1)/Pci(0x0,0x4)
    • Set layout-id = 7
Not Working:
  • Sleep
NOTE: - When I tried to switch to water block, the stock CPU sinker pulled the CPU out and ended up bending the CPU pins. Microcenter was nice enough to let me return it and get 3950x!! System and benchmark info updated using 3950x.
 

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phuntos

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Hi, thank you for sharing your build, it's similar to my build except I use 3950xt as the CPU. I'm running Win10 right now and about to setup my Hackintosh as my secondary boot. I guess using different CPU it won't be a problem.
My question to you about the BCM94360NG 802.11AC Bluetooth 4.0 , in this case are you replacing the Intel Wifi module that come with the ASUS ROG motherboard ? or are you using adapter and installing it on the M2 interface ?
 

sandflea

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Hi, thank you for sharing your build, it's similar to my build except I use 3950xt as the CPU. I'm running Win10 right now and about to setup my Hackintosh as my secondary boot. I guess using different CPU it won't be a problem.
My question to you about the BCM94360NG 802.11AC Bluetooth 4.0 , in this case are you replacing the Intel Wifi module that come with the ASUS ROG motherboard ? or are you using adapter and installing it on the M2 interface ?
I took out the Intel Wifi/Bluetooth card and replaced it with a BCM94360NG which works natively with OSX. When I boot to Win10, the card did not work. I had to install the driver from fenvi.com. The card now works for both hacintosh and win10 now. To replace the card, you need to remove a few screws from the back of the motherboard to release the aluminum box with antenna connections. Unscrew the box and replace the card and put the box back screwed into the motherboard.

3950x should work fine! Check out my attached OpenCore.
 
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phuntos

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I took out the Intel Wifi/Bluetooth card and replaced it with a BCM94360NG which works natively with OSX. When I boot to Win10, the card did not work. I had to install the driver from fenvi.com. The card now works for both hacintosh and win10 now. To replace the card, you need to remove a few screws from the back of the motherboard to release the aluminum box with antenna connections. Unscrew the box and replace the card and put the box back screwed into the motherboard.

3950x should work fine! Check out my attached OpenCore.
Hi Thanks... I did my setup following the vanilla guide, it's up and running now. I guess i'll shared in other post. Anyway, I've bought Archer T4U so I got the wifi using the USB port. So far it's working great. Except some Adobe apps, someone already posted the patches but I haven't applied it yet.
 

sandflea

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Hi Thanks... I did my setup following the vanilla guide, it's up and running now. I guess i'll shared in other post. Anyway, I've bought Archer T4U so I got the wifi using the USB port. So far it's working great. Except some Adobe apps, someone already posted the patches but I haven't applied it yet.
Were you able to get the sleep working?
 

manoueltiger

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Oh yes ! So yours is working like a charm, I'm so happy to see that dude !

Mine is arriving for next week !
I tried the gigabyte X570i but it was so bad with the AIO of the nzxt h1, the fans were so noisy despite of the settings in BIOS ...

can I use your USB.kext please ? :)
 
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phuntos

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Were you able to get the sleep working?
not yet... sleep isn't working well yet... but using the AMD Power gadget it seem help manage the system to control the CPU speed, so while there is no activity, the system will run at low speed and reduce the power usage. It's still around 30 watts but I guess is enough for now.
 

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@phuntos The newer version of the Power Gadget uses quite a lot of power for the new drawing routine. With the older App I get power usage as low as 18 watts reported. (You can just close the app to reduce power usage).
 

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@phuntos The newer version of the Power Gadget uses quite a lot of power for the new drawing routine. With the older App I get power usage as low as 18 watts reported. (You can just close the app to reduce power usage).
I find this app useless...
My AIO were too noisy and I must reset the app each time I booted...
 

manoueltiger

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And do you have weird results like me...
while I’m working on blender for 1h (or playing to a game etc) and ut shows 40-60W and the temperature of the CPU is about 55 degrees...

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thx, it works like a charm, it's way better than the gigabyte one
 
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