Technology and gaming content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,620 Reviews & Articles | 61,108 News Posts

The Mac Pro Killer Build Guide, featuring Supermicro and Intel (Page 4)

Steven Bassiri | Oct 21, 2019 at 10:06 pm CDT - 1 min, 18 secs time to read this page
VIEW GALLERY - 34 IMAGES

The first step is to compare the holes on the motherboard and install the case standoffs accordingly. Pay close attention as you don't want the blocked E-ATX mounting holes sitting on conductive standoffs in the top left corner or center of the motherboard.

The Mac Pro Killer Build Guide, featuring Supermicro and Intel 19 | TweakTown.com

The rear IO shield needs to be installed before you install the motherboard, as it is one of the most forgotten steps in PC building.

The Mac Pro Killer Build Guide, featuring Supermicro and Intel 20 | TweakTown.com

Our water cooler weighs a significantly amount, and as you can see needs very strong mounting.

The Mac Pro Killer Build Guide, featuring Supermicro and Intel 21 | TweakTown.com

We always opt to install all-in-one water coolers before the motherboard. It is also useful to pre-position your power and data cables.

The Mac Pro Killer Build Guide, featuring Supermicro and Intel 22 | TweakTown.com

We like to install DRAM, M.2 drives, and CPUs on the motherboard before installing the board into the case. In the case of the LGA-3467 socket, there is no socket hold down, in most cases you are supposed to mount the CPU to an enterprise cooler, but in this case we opted to put the CPU in the socket once we installed the motherboard, and then install the cooler.

The Mac Pro Killer Build Guide, featuring Supermicro and Intel 23 | TweakTown.com

Cabling is also very important, once you get all the power and data cables attached you can then snag extra and tighten things up at the back of the case to improve airflow. Airflow is very important with a machine this powerful and higher temperatures, even by 5-10C can greatly affect the longevity of your hardware.

The Mac Pro Killer Build Guide, featuring Supermicro and Intel 24 | TweakTown.com

Here we have our system all installed and ready to go, what a beauty.

Last updated: Oct 22, 2019 at 06:11 am CDT

Buy at Amazon

Supermicro X11SPA-T Motherboard

TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days ago
Buy at Amazon
$599.89$619.86$608.87
* Prices last scanned on 6/5/2020 at 1:50 pm CDT - prices may not be accurate, click links above for the latest price. We may earn an affiliate commission.
Steven Bassiri

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

We openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here. Please contact us if you wish to respond.

Related Tags