PC Building with Thunderbolt 3 Support

Exactly 6 years ago, we collected the system here for Kedi Music. In the last period, the system continued to work without any problems and the system was not formatted for 6 years. It’s hard to believe, but we will share it as a separate video. Cat Music was very satisfied with the system that worked flawlessly for 6 years and asked us to recommend a new system with Thunderbolt 3 support, in line with 2019 standards. Of course we rolled up our sleeves!

Although the initial plan was the X299 platform, they decided it didn’t need that many cores for music processing and asked for a slightly more modest system recommendation. In this case, we decided on the 9900K. Modest, you know, you know…

Thunderbolt 3-Port Motherboard

Finding a PC on the market with built-in Thunderbolt 3 support is like finding a needle in a haystack. ASUS doesn’t have a motherboard with a built-in Thunderbolt 3 port. Gigabyte came to our rescue when we said that MSI doesn’t even have external card support for Thunderbolt 3. Our Taiwanese friends not only added Thunderbolt 3 support to their motherboards, they also went and put the Titan Ridge controller, the latest version of it. Would you look at that delicacy? Technologies such as the Z390 chipset, 802.11AC Intel WiFi and USB 3.1 are among the other features of the motherboard.

macOS Support

Earth friend, you read it right. All this work for a new Hackintosh guide 6 years later. This motherboard also offers macOS support. Ok, we may have miscalculated the video card, but that’s okay, once you remove the card, the system is fully compatible with macOS Mojave. The incompatibility issue is also partly due to Apple’s policies. Due to the company’s agreement with AMD, they do not allow NVIDIA to release the driver they are currently preparing. When the driver is released, you will be able to use the GT 1030 in full performance in Mojave. That’s a subject for another time, of course.

As a result, we assembled the system, installed macOS Mojave, Windows 10 next to it and Thunderbolt 3 is running at full performance in both operating systems. Stay tuned for our Mojave installation video. For now, we are sharing the assembly video of the system. Have fun watching!

Components

  • Intel – Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8 Core Processor
  • Cooler Master – MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Gigabyte – Z390 AORUS XTREME EATX LGA1151 Motherboard
  • Corsair – Vengeance LPX 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
  • Samsung – 860 EVO 2TB 2.5″ SSD
  • Samsung – 860 EVO 2TB 2.5″ SSD
  • Toshiba – X300 8TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Disk
  • Samsung – 970 Evo 2TB M.2-2280 SSD
  • MSI – GeForce GT 1030 2GB 2GH LP OC Graphics*
  • Cooler Master E500L Chassis**

*The GT 1030 graphics card is currently incompatible with macOS Mojave. You can install High Sierra, remove GT 1030 or enable iGPU from BIOS and use the system with dual GPU in this way.

**The case is incompatible with the motherboard! We made it suitable… You prefer an EATX compatible case.

If you’re looking for a more affordable PC, you can check out the QP Nova V2 we’ve collected recently:

Here are our system collection guides in chronological order:

  • i7 9700K and RTX 2080 System Collection Guide – QP Ventus
  • PC Build with Thunderbolt 3 Support
  • Ryzen 3 2300X System Rollup | QP Nova V2
  • Ryzen 2600X and GTX 1660Ti System Assembly Guide
  • GTX 1660 Ti System Bundle: QP Super Nova
  • RTX 2070 System Assembly | QP Gaming Plus
  • Core i5 8400 and RTX 2060 System Bundling Guide
  • Ryzen 5 2600 and RX 580 System Collection Guide
  • Affordable System Collection Guide 2018
  • QP Nova Price – Performance PC Build Guide
  • Threadripper 2 2990WX Workstation Collection Guide
  • GTX 1060 6GB PC Bundling Guide and Performance Tests
  • GTX 1070Ti and Ryzen 5 2600X System Assembly Guide
  • For more Technopat System Recommendations…

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