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mATX MB with supported BT/Wifi

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:19 pm
by Ernest Bunbury
Hi

I am building a machine based on the following :
Ryzen 5 3600
Sapphire RX 580 4 GB
Samsung Evo Plus
and know I need a motherboard.
Only two criterias :
- Micro ATX or mini ITX
- integrated Audio, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that will be fully supported by MacOS (Air Drop, etc.)

It can be B450 or another chipset.
If possible à good motherboard with good VRMs and good passive cooling on those.

I've looked into the databases but cannot find what I'm looking for.

Any help appreciated.

Re: mATX MB with supported BT/Wifi

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:36 pm
by Shaneee
Most on board Wifi isn't supported. If you can replace the chip though check here, https://khronokernel-7.gitbook.io/wirel ... ers-guide/

Re: mATX MB with supported BT/Wifi

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:53 pm
by Ernest Bunbury
Thanks.
OK so I will have to add a PCIe card?

Re: mATX MB with supported BT/Wifi

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:03 pm
by Shaneee
No depending on the board you get some have a removable wifi chip which can be swapped out for a supported one.

Re: mATX MB with supported BT/Wifi

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:48 pm
by Ernest Bunbury
I see. So what do I need to look for?
À motherboard with a wifi chip implemented as a M2 card, so I can replace it?
What is the slot name I'm looking for?
Post Merged
If you could point me to a mini itx card that has such a replaceable chip, that would be great :)

Re: mATX MB with supported BT/Wifi

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:37 pm
by Shaneee
From a quick search the ASRock Fatal1ty B450 is one of them. Here's an image of it being replaced, https://i.imgur.com/ekLYjPG.jpg

Re: mATX MB with supported BT/Wifi

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:45 pm
by Ernest Bunbury
Well thank you very much!!