Building The Ultimate Mac Pro

Austin Evans
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Matt's 2010 Apple Mac Pro is about to get the biggest upgrade it's ever seen.
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Feb 9, 2019




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Austin Evans
Austin Evans 2 months ago
Every time someone subscribes to This Is Matt gets closer to becoming a real boy.
thepixelpusher 14 days ago
Love the Austin and Matt show!
Matt or us?
Roosco Studios
Roosco Studios Month ago
Austin Evans could you do the ultimate new Nintendo 2ds xl
Bart 2 months ago
No PICe SSD upgrade? CPUs are just 3.06GHz not 3.46GHz? No GeForce 2080 or at least 1080? Ultimate Mac Pro?
Chris Kopp
Chris Kopp 4 hours ago
please do an ultimate mid 2011 27 in imac build? i got one for free and i want to see what upgrades are worth it and arent
so fat
Koray Day ago
02:39 Dolers
Tom F-s
Tom F-s Day ago
Maybe a silly question but how do u get the latest software on it ?
Pp Lime
Pp Lime 2 days ago
Already a few "Mac guy" upgrade this unit....
Jochem Casier
Jochem Casier 2 days ago
I keep telling my friends: buying a Mac is so worth it, as long as you get one second hand.
Dawid Ochryniak
Dawid Ochryniak 2 days ago
that is an impressive design. a pro pc should look exactly like that
Hudson music
Hudson music 3 days ago
False it can support GTX 960 and probably more I have one in my Mac pro
Richard Vana
Richard Vana Day ago
I have the same system and it supports my GeForce 970 4gb
James William
James William 3 days ago
aaaaannnnnnd ...... ...... .... ... SUBSCRIBED.
Get Fucked
Get Fucked 5 days ago
is this your "coming out" video ?
Lucas Heringer
Lucas Heringer 8 days ago
Question for Austin and Matt: Did you guys manage to enable VT-x on this Mac Pro? I have basically the same with an updated firmware for Mac Pro 5,1 and still get Virtualbox, Docker or any virtualisation software complaining about missing VT-x even the CPU has the support.
Lusitano do Mediterrâneo
hi Austin, love your tech tips and i have managed to upgrade my laptop ssd and ram with your channel. I took a old laptop and used cloudready and converted to a kind of chromebook and it is much faster than with windows 10. Great to surf the net and other small tasks. I wanted to install virtualbox with android but have no clue how to do this and cannot find a step to step guide how to install this. I am not a computer wiz. Can this be done, could you advise or you could do a step by step guide how to do this... thanks for your time, keep up the great work... i follow you from Portugal.
Frederique kruger
Frederique kruger 11 days ago
Six Cores is still impressive superseding most modern systems which use dual or quad core.
Julian Nunez
Julian Nunez 11 days ago
Where did you get those pendant lights
IdiotRace 12 days ago
I use the same machine at work, as one of our video editors swapped it for the 'Modern' style mac pro. It works great, I've upgraded it over the years and it now has 2x3.33ghz Xeons which I picked up for cheap, 32gb of ecc memory and an RX580 gpu. I also added a Sata3 card for my SSD to run off and a USB3 one. With the latest version of the firmware you can even boot from NVME drives with an add-inn card, but I don't really need storage that fast. It's great for spinning up various vm's and I'm happy that it's still getting MacOS upgrades. Funnily enough we got some of the top of the line MacBook Pro's in with the new Vega GPU's and my old MacPro beat it pretty handily CPU bench wise. The gpu side obviously was worse, but I have a feeling that the MacPro would be better for a sustained CPU/GPU load due to not thermal throttling/power throttling like the MacBook would. I'm sure it would beat it if I shoved my spare Vega 64 into it but I'm not sure if the PSU would cope with it haha.
TSAVAGE 12 days ago
the last like 15 seconds that sounds like something Dr. Gero from DBZ would say
Watcher3223 13 days ago
I got my mid-2012 chassis with a 6 core 3.33GHz tray for $50 at a thrift store. Of course, I still had to invest in RAM, a Metal compliant GPU for Mojave, hard drive brackets, and drives.
Watcher3223 11 days ago
+MT T $200 for a dual 6 core CPU configuration with 32 gigs of RAM, now that's a deal you got there, especially if you can get it to run Mojave with a compliant graphics card. And, running an OS that's relatively more secure than Windows 10 as well as using ECC RAM, I would hope that it would be more stable than your Core i7 Dell.
MT T 11 days ago
forgot to add, it's a 12 core!! And it is beautiful.
MT T 13 days ago
I just got one of those for $200. 32gigs of ram and pretty souped up. Seems to be more stable than my 8-core i7 Dell.
Famous Audio
Famous Audio 14 days ago
why didn't you upgrade to sata 3.0 by installing a pci sata and hooking up the ssd to that?
Famous Audio
Famous Audio 13 days ago
Exactly pci-m2 in raid 0 👌🏾
Watcher3223 13 days ago
Heck, why even bother with SATA if you're going that route? Just get a PCI-E SSD for the boot drive. Save the hard drive bays for data storage.
Matthew M
Matthew M 14 days ago
Matt cracks me up
William Borruat
William Borruat 14 days ago
I have the 2010 Mac Pro with the 2.93ghz 6 core Xeon, 32gb RAM, and original Radeon 5770. It runs Final Cut and Photoshop like a beast. However, I am planning on upgrading the graphics card soon so I can update to macOS Mojave. Although, it's from 2010, it's still a great computer, sadly you don't get this caliber of a computer from Apple anymore.
DrewStillPlays 14 days ago
First floor man cave gaming room because the garage is right there as well an fridge in the garage
Jaspah 15 days ago
I mean you could've just sold that mac and bought a dual socket version for about 600-700$ and upgraded that instead of just replacing the whole thing.
Axtrosity 15 days ago
Look at how camera shy jimmy is, that was the most unenthusiastic “it’s me!” Ever
kel pizzuti
kel pizzuti 15 days ago
This guy is terrible on camera. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Rohan Doshi
Rohan Doshi 15 days ago
My pentium 4 2.6 ghz 17 year old processor can play gta san Andreas so here i am happy
Johnny BeGood
Johnny BeGood 17 days ago
Lacking an NVME SSD to be the ultimate MacPro
George Senda
George Senda 18 days ago
You should put links to what you bought to upgrade this for those who might want to get one of these Mac Pros and do similar upgrades.
Bill Hick
Bill Hick 21 day ago
Why is there an add from Austin Evans while I’m trying to watch Austin Evans video. I didn’t release it was an add until the skip ad button comes up...
René Kaspari
René Kaspari 23 days ago
The old Mac Pro is still an incredible machine. I'm using a 1.1 Mac Pro from 2006, flashed to 2.1 running OSX El Capitan, 2 Quadcore Xeons, 24 Gigs of Ram and a GeForce GTX 670
Shaun 24 days ago
A few years ago, this was a good mod. Nowadays, not so much. I can remember when people were buying these machines cheap, upgrading them and selling them for insane prices! Good job on the build and thanks for sharing.
Kim Janson
Kim Janson 26 days ago
My ultimate Mac Pro has on top of that M.2 SSD (3000 Mb/s vs. the SATA speed) and Vega 64 + USB 3. Apple should ever had replased this form factor and traded the upgradibility to "beaty" (trash can)
Forever 1995
Forever 1995 26 days ago
Today we are upgrading Matt. Good luck
Ivan Velez
Ivan Velez 26 days ago
Hi Austin, I currently own a Mac Pro 2009. but was upgraded to a Mac Pro 2010 with a 2 x 3.46 ghz 6-core intel xeon processor, added 64gb of ram, but it came with ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 mb graphics card and running on Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6. But I am having issues with my Mac Pro that it restarts on it's own whenever I am viewing videos on youtube. could this be a problem with the graphics card or what? I've been asking around for months now but no has replied yet. can you help me?
Haramasch Abrasir
Haramasch Abrasir 27 days ago
20,000 on the multicore is not that high. My 2014 i7 4790K@4.7 GHz does 18,500 and it only has 4 cores. And considering that the Mac Pro has three times the cores... My system was 700 bucks in total.
Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis 27 days ago
Probably should have gone all out on the processor upgrade since processors for the dinosaur are cheap as chips, my single hex is 3151 and 14,336 which would have put his as a shade under 29k multi
bnerd1 27 days ago
the 760 my gpu but in august i can get a AMD Ryzen 5 2600 i'm gonna upgrade to a new motherboard a Gigabyte B450M DS3H, a MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor 8G OC and 16gb of ram Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4
Makodragon1225 28 days ago
Austin: WHY is there a 14tb hard drive in here? Matt: i got excited
Me say hi
Me say hi Month ago
Why does he look nervous
Blind Bob
Blind Bob Month ago
Don't fully populate all the 8 slots..... it actually slows the system down. Basically you should only have 3 memory boards in each grouping, since slot 7+8 & 3+4 are actually multiplexed....... means you get hit for the refresh signals twice. Also get that SHIT off the inbuilt SATA it's only 3 Gigabit... so ur wasting the SSD.........
yeetus deetus
yeetus deetus Month ago
I got an austin Evans ad on an Austin evans video
Zak King
Zak King Month ago
Just invested in this... Smartest move I ever made.
Nathanael Ciranni
Still crap video as you can get X58 Xeons for less then $25 each. 64gb ecc ddr3 is super cheap as well as there is so much of it. @TechYesCity lol
Nathanael Ciranni
Lovely X5675 Xeons 👌🏼 gotta love the old school xeon power.
thekiltdude Month ago
This feels like a huge amount of money to spend for the performance upgrade. I think you’d have been better putting the fastest compatible 6 core processor in, or selling the machine and buying one that has dual sockets already. 64GB of RAM is great, but maybe not the best way to go. The built in sata controllers are slow, which you point out by helpfully bypassing them and editing from an external SSD for the test, so it’s not really a fair test at all. Also you could probably put a faster GPU in there, you can get a 1080Ti to work if you need the power. By all means throw 8/10/14TB hard drives in the built in bays, but boot from a PCI connected SSD. You can build a ‘cheap’ external USB 3.1 gen2 NVME drive/RAID and max out that connection (or cheaper if it’s RAID SATA M.2), or go thunderbolt 3 if there’s a card or 10gig Ethernet for a fast scratch disk for editing. I don’t think you got your money’s worth on this upgrade.
Kyra Month ago
Im curious why you didn't use the 5690 Xeon. They are just about the same price and you can definitely notice a difference,ce. Its not a huge clock jump at 3.46 Ghz, but across 12 cores and with a few differences from the 5680, it makes a big difference working with 4K. One other note, I have a GTX1080 Founders edition ( Nvidia ) and it is slightly faster than the new ATI cards. Just have to learn how to deal with the Nvidia web drivers. Otherwise, great build.
Nickolas Berdzenishvili
Buy modern pc hardware Instal hackintosh Prfoit....
Nickolas Berdzenishvili
+Anirudhh Raghavan i don't think so. many people change their macs to pc-hackintosh for video editing and they're happy with this kind of computers.
Anirudhh Raghavan
I’ve heard that hackintosh is kinda unreliable, and unstable. Besides, it’s a long procedure. It’s just not worth it
Swag Dragons
Swag Dragons Month ago
Do a building the ultimate Razer gaming setup
Gilberto Saldivar
Excellent video - I have a Mac Pro 5.1 but am really curious how Matt supplied power to the USB 3.0 card? Does he have a video for that? Love to do the same on mine. Hate when it goes to sleep and drives disconnect.
The Man of Azure
Could it take a rtx 2080 ti
Matt Montgomery
Matt Montgomery Month ago
Been there and been very underwhelmed..... The 5.1 Mac just didn’t cut it for me. It ran a two x5680s, modified 980ti, 64gb ecc, multiple drives etc... Out of interest built a x5680 spare parts overclocked PC screamer to test out a havkingtosh, not bad! Moved onto a 8700k running win/Ubuntu/macOS, great machine, fast for what I do (architecture and photography)
Norn Itus
Norn Itus Month ago
Mac videos on a tech channel, ha ha ha ha ha ha
Havasen Reddy
Havasen Reddy Month ago
Excellent video something real world people will find useful
Deejay Afro
Deejay Afro Month ago
Is it me or you guy try to be linus ... ?
Alexis BESSON Month ago
i prefer dell T3610 or T5610 with dual 2600 v2 xeon, full standard and better performance
Tyler Ngo
Tyler Ngo Month ago
Tf i got an Austin evans ad
Reverse.K .Warcraft
idk, sell the oldachine + add the money spent on this upgrade, and its enough to get smth like a 2700 or a threadripper system with the same card and hackintosh it
Paprotka 3
Paprotka 3 Month ago
you should make the ultimate PS3slim, the best of all :)
Arthur Melo
Arthur Melo Month ago
My 2015 hackintosh is faster than this LUL / 4800 single core / 20400 multicore
Gabriel Baltat
Gabriel Baltat Month ago
just bought a HP Z600 from ebay with two X5650, 16 gb ram and no hdd and no graphic card for 90 Euros including transport, the Mac is a very a beautiful machine but it seems too expensive as all the Apple products, still a nice video!
ARS Month ago
Austin had the *courage* to upgrade a 10 year old system.
Badda Bing
Badda Bing Month ago
Only way to upgrade an mac is to throw it in the bin and go out and buy yourself an proper computer :P
Coolkid92007 Month ago
Y’all ever get clickbaited?
Przemek Month ago
nice upgrade !
HotBoyRob1105 Month ago
@austin Evans can you do a video tutorial on how update the firmware for the motherboard and the parts for to upgrade a Mac Pro . I am fixing to buy 2- 2010 Mac Pro’s for video editing and audio/studio recording. You know where I can buy some 2010-2011 Mac Pro’s real cheap
Machnum Fotografie
700$ for an CPU Upgrade of a 2010 Computer? For that Money you would get a hole PC with better Performance on which you could install MacOS
GamerTygoNL Month ago
The pinball Extravaganza
Can you make a ultimate Wii U set up please‼️⁉️
YourClone Month ago
wait for the apple haters
C Rizzy
C Rizzy Month ago
Why did you only get the 3 ghz upgrade? That is like a $20 dollar CPU at most, lol. A 3.33 6 core is faster and only $50, and then there is a 3.46 6 core which is quite a bit faster and under 100 bucks each. You also don't appear to be aware that it is better to run 3 sticks of ram on each side rather than 4. That is pretty big performance hit (around 5%). I get around 26k multicore in Geekbench. I get around 144k in Geekbench OpenCL and 78fps in Cinebench with my rx-580 (although the r15 GPU test favors NVIDIA and PC a LOT due to driver issues). I get 1610 in Cinebench r15 CPU.
Shady_ACE YT
Shady_ACE YT Month ago
Basically a sleeper
The google Guy
The google Guy Month ago
ChildishSinatra Month ago
7:06 That's my boy Jimmy!
Jnic Month ago
Wait a Mac you can upgrade?????
1neMitroZ Month ago
MB ASrock B450M Pro4 AMD Ryzen 3 2200G Thermaltake Smart RGB 500W Cooler Master masterbox q300l G.Skill AEGIS DDR4 8GB MSI 236r Radeon 570 8GB Barracuda Seagate 2TB hdd Intenso 128GB SSD Artic P12 Silent fan Is this a good pc for 600€
takumi nightcore
You should have put in the GTX 1080 there are drivers for that
Accident Prone
Accident Prone Month ago
Ultimate waste of money
Bobby Month ago
I used to not like you that much but when i saw the verges build, i decided you werent that bad.
Adrian Rosales
Adrian Rosales Month ago
Do an ultimate raspberry pi
Moua Xiong
Moua Xiong Month ago
The old Mac pros were basically the top of the range optiplex
FBI : Month ago
Now how in the hell does a dog break and iMac? I would like to know the story! Lol!
Henry Month ago
install windows, get a new case, get a new everything
Clutch StinkyCheese
But can it run minesweeper or tiktok?
Lalo Ajuria
Lalo Ajuria Month ago
you tripled the cores...and got triple the cinebench...what a waste.
un Done!
un Done! Month ago
What a pointless video.
Hen Mur
Hen Mur Month ago
Matt pulls
Adarkjet 2 months ago
What are the Geekbench scores? And will this help a DAW, such as Ableton, run faster? I've updated my 2009 to 5.1 with 3.46 six core processor and 16 gb of ram. Other than the SSD drive the processor upgrade didn't seem to make much difference. Will going to 32 GB ram make a significant difference?
Taha Shafiqi
Taha Shafiqi 2 months ago
*changes clothes* "what is it 2 weeks later?"
babakht 2 months ago
Did he say "Xenon" at 1:28 ? cause I think he did
Michael Oaks
Michael Oaks 2 months ago
I need so much help with my pc
Martin Wood
Martin Wood 2 months ago
I have a nvidia 1070 in my 12-core mac pro. CUDA life
Cody Maxwell
Cody Maxwell 2 months ago
Dont worry Matt my wife says i get existed almost all the time, LOL. Really cool over haul on the old MAC.
Friday13th fan
Friday13th fan 2 months ago
Back when apple made good products.
Catieria Shiblodski
Catieria Shiblodski 2 months ago
Did i see a single core test on cinebench
Swag Dragons
Swag Dragons 2 months ago
Make a "building the ultimate Razer gaming system".
D Torg
D Torg 2 months ago
Or.... You could just build a new windows PC and hackintosh it. That is, if you REALLY need macos(windows forever)
Peetiegonzalez 2 months ago
Why not put an NVME drive in it?
Peetiegonzalez 2 months ago
Wouldn't you be better off sticking to 48GB RAM to take advantage of the 3-channel bus? If you populate all 64GB it will drop down to 2-channel. Sure it depends what you need it for, and whether speed is more important than that extra 16GB. Personally, my 3,1 has 64GB slightly slower mem than it can handle because it was literally 1/3 the price of the max speed. But the difference was not as big as 2ch v 3ch.
shahrom ab rahman
shahrom ab rahman 2 months ago
Wrong subtitle on 4:51. It's 64. Not 16.
eternalknight 2 months ago
I love Matt for playing Civ. Glad he got the upgrade.
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