MacPro 3.1 2019 Killer

Not open for further replies.
Sep 10, 2017
Gigabyte Z590M GAMING X
RX6800 XT 16GB
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Power Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
Hello everyone!!
Here's my Hackintosh, MacPro 3.1 2019 Killer.
I'm setting up my machine, I'm not in a hurry to finish, because I use my Macbook Pro to make my video and Render editions.
My Future Rig:
Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
Noctua - NH-U12A CPU Cooler (purchased)
Gigabyte - Z390 M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (purchased)
Corsair - Vengeance LPX 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (purchased)
2x Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (purchased)
5x Seagate - IronWolf Pro 4 TB 3.5 "" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
8x Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 2.5 "" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (I gave up putting these hard drives)
Gigabyte Radeon™ RX VEGA 56 GAMING OC 8G (purchased)
Gigabyte GC-TITAN RIDGE Thunderbolt 3 (purchased)
MaxConnect SAS / SATA Link (purchased)
Corsair - RM850x 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power (purchased)
Case MacPro 3.1 2008

I will use a PCI Express X1 Extender Dual (purchased) to be able to connect the BCM94360CD + BT 4.0 wifi adapter and also the 4x SATA PCIe card, so I can connect the 4x 2.5 "HDD.
I will get the USB 2.0 ports. and put 2 USB 3.0 ports in front of the Case.
I bought a MaxConnect SAS / SATA Link with MiniSAS- 4x SATA Cable to be able to connect the 4x 4TB.
I am still in doubt which monitors I will put, since I am looking for some that are 4K and Widescreen.
Case completo.jpeg

As I have idea to show the MacPro Apple logo like the Macbook Pro 13 "2012, I decided to cut the Logo with the help of a company that does laser cutting.
Corte Aluminio.jpeg

I tried a few days to cut the acrylic in the format of the logo and I did not succeed, and had to send to another company, which in the case cuts acrylic and make the cut in the right size for the logo already cut.
Logo Atual.jpeg

If anyone wants I have the CAD file already ready to be used in the cutting machines.

I have already cut using a micro rectifier so that I can make the motherboard connections visible.
Acrilico preto.jpeg

I bought a 4x 2.5 "HDD media to put on the cover of the DVD Drive.

I gradually informing the progress of my project.


  • 4xHDD.jpg
    28.5 KB · Views: 469
  • 2019-05-23.jpeg
    123.5 KB · Views: 435
  • 2019-06-20.jpg
    1.3 MB · Views: 460
  • Acrilico preto.jpeg
    Acrilico preto.jpeg
    152.1 KB · Views: 719
  • acrilico.jpg
    1.5 MB · Views: 542
  • base acrilico.jpg
    base acrilico.jpg
    2.3 MB · Views: 542
  • Case completo.jpeg
    Case completo.jpeg
    87.5 KB · Views: 538
  • Corte Aluminio.jpeg
    Corte Aluminio.jpeg
    65.9 KB · Views: 479
  • exemplo.jpeg
    50.8 KB · Views: 529
  • Logo Atual.jpeg
    Logo Atual.jpeg
    67 KB · Views: 576
  • VGA.jpg
    2.3 MB · Views: 554
Last edited:
What worries me is the Height (with fan), noise, and keep the overclock on the i9 9900k.

View attachment 413258

I don't know how much room you have in that case, but, in terms of cooling, the Noctuas are best in class. I use an NH-D15S with my i9-9900K (delidded) @1.305v and four cores 5.1GHz/four cores 5.0GHz and temps top out at 82C.

The NH-U12A offers nearly identical cooling performance in a smaller package. I have linked some reviews on this post.
I just saw the link informed, I just could not see in relation to the decibels of noise.
Would this NH-U12A support the i9 9900k overclocking with a noise closer to the D15?
I would like to use it inside the ram memory cover.
Case completo.jpeg
I just saw the link informed, I just could not see in relation to the decibels of noise.
Would this NH-U12A support the i9 9900k overclocking with a noise closer to the D15?
I would like to use it inside the ram memory cover.
View attachment 413277

The NH-U12A is supposed to perform just a tiny, tiny bit below an NH-D15S and based on everything I've see/read, I have no reason to doubt that. As I've said, the NH-D15S has no problems keeping my i9-9900K cool.

The NH-U12A uses an NF-A12-x25 PWM fan that's extraordinarily quiet.

I'm not sure how it will perform in the old Mac Pro case. The old Mac Pro case may constrain the amount of air your CPU cooler gets. Forcing lots of air through those tiny little holes can also create noise.

Here's a video about a case that has similar type of perforated front as the old Mac Pros. It should be informative for you.
I see the measures as've seen here in the forum, people with the same configuration as mine and had to sand the D15 to be able to fit inside the case of the MacPro, but also worry too much about the noise.
So I'm in search of an air cooler of great quality, with great cooling and low noise.
Not open for further replies.