CustoMac, Product Reviews

Quick review for Gigabyte Z390 Designare in Mojave + LG Ultrafine 5K

Recently, I’ve tested Gigabyte Z390 Designare mother board which has built in Titan ridge (Thunderbolt 3) in Mojave(10.14.4beta). It is pretty good mother board for users who want to use TB3 devices since built in titan ridge makes pretty much working well than non-built in system (using Titan Ridge Expansion card).


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CustoMac, Golden Build

How to build your Customac iMac Pro in Mojave 10.14 with Intel 8th & 9th generation CPU system + TB3 + LG UltraFine 5K

This guide shows successfully running my iMac Pro 2018 Coffeelake/Z370 Customac Build with macOS Mojave. You can also System Update up to the newest one smoothly after finishing the installation.

This post constitutes a new macOS 10.14 Mojave Desktop Guide for Coffeelake/Z370, which certainly can still grow and improve by your estimated user feedback. This macOS 10.14 Mojave Desktop Guide based on the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7. However, also other Z370 mainboard models or 300series mainboards of other brands might be compatible with this guide after likely considering and implementing few mandatory modifications not accounted by this guide.


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Bench Mark, CustoMac

Bench score comparison for 8086K vs 8700K in Customac system

Do you know there is the 40th-anniversary version of Intel 8086 series?

This CPU is an exactly the same structure of i7-8700K but the better and the stable.

Today I am going to compare both CPUs on the same system in macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Final release!

I used Cinebench and Geekbench for my delidded i7-8700K and a brand new i7-8086K.

For the fair result, I set both Overclocking for both CPUs to 5.0ghz.


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Beta Update, CustoMac

Quick update for Mojave Beta Test installation in Coffeelake system.

Here is a screenshot for Mojave Beta 5.

Everything looks good and working well!

I am not using this for my main SSD yet! But soon enough to use it when they release GM version.


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CustoMac, Useful Fix

LG UltraFine 5K monitor setup guide for Customac Build.

Today, I am going to share a setup guide called ‘LG UltraFine 5K monitor for Customac Build’.

One of the High-End monitor, LG’s Ultrafine 5K, is sold by Apple local store or online. Actually, this monitor is only for Apple’s Mac. Yet, this monitor is working as a 5k monitor in Windows 10 well. However, peripheral features of this monitor are not working properly in Windows. So far, the Audio and Video is working but not Camera and Mic working in Windows. There is some way to fix those functions even brightness control using patched drivers but it is painful after Windows update. A good news about this monitor is working much much better in Customac. Yet there are several required steps and devices to enable this monitor and use properly.   (more…)

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