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  1. Just out of curiusety. Have you got the RTX 2060 and how does it run?
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    LGA1366 Motherboard

    Agreed with the others. Skip that I7 920 and get a 6 core xeon and overclock the crap out of if. The 32 NM 6 cores what ever it is I7 or a xeon model overclock better than I7 920 and the 6 core models can also handle a stronger GPU. You can take these words from some one that replace a I7 920 to a I7 980X that is more or less identical to a 6 core xeon model. Its worfh it. About motherboards there are ebay and you cut also try visits your local hardware store that maybe sells used X58 boards. But look out, some times X58 boards tends to be exspensive. But if you look around there will at a time turn one up to a good price. I will reccomend you go after boards from gigabyte, EVGA or asus. I have only had exspirience with Asus and i am more than happy with the two boards i have had. Also if possible, try look out for a second gen X58 board because these has two sata 3 ports and two USB 3.0 ports. The first gen only has sata 2 and USB 2.0.
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    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Water cooling is not so depended on airflow as air cooling is. So with water cooling you can better get away with running fans at low rpm.
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    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Yeah for noise, but also for airflow. At low load you dont want to listen to fans noise, so thanks to pwm i cat set fan ilde rpm all between 400 and 2400 rpm for case fans while cpu fans is between 300 and 3000 rpm. While when you have high load on your system like benchmark or gaming, you need to ramp up fan speed else the air inside the case will be hot and that will increase temp on cpu, gpu and motherboard heat sink. Cause in a closed case, there are only the fans to move the air, else the air will just be trap inside and get hotter and hotter.
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    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    In your system as a open build. No i dont think pwm is needed. Its more if you put it in a closed case like my system, you dont want fans running on a fixed speed.
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    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Yeah motherboard fan control sucks at times. Thats why i have two fan controller in my setup. The top controller is a PWM controller with software so i can make fan curves and it works great and controls case and CPU cooler fans, while the controller below takes care of the northbridge heatsink and the two fans next to GPU and is voltage controlled. Yeah i know what you mean with noise. The black 40 MM fans i have runs at around 1800-1900 RPM at the lowest and at max around 4300 RPM while the 60 MM noctua fans runs at 1400 RPM at low and at max around 3000 RPM. From what i have learned about fan control with Voltage and PWM. There is no douts that PWM is far better and more precise. So if you are gonna get a new controller, get one with PWM and that has software control. It is so much better. My next PC will be fully PWM controlled.
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    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    The heat sink on my motherboard is also pretty good, but the summers where i live can get pretty hot and temperature around 30 degree celsius or 86 degree fahrenheit is not a rare thing. And before i mounted the fans (stock northbridge heatsink is passive cooled from factory), i saw temp up to around 75 degree celsius on the northbridge heatsink, so i had to do some thing. To a comparison here in the colder winter northbridge heatsink stayes around between 40 and 50 degree celsius with fans turned of. While in the summer with fans on temp dropped 15 degree celsius at lowest fan speed. At max fan speed temp can drop 10 degree celsius more if needed.
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    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Nice scores and temp. Looks like you got one of the good Xeons.I can push my CPU to those clock to, but it needs way higher voltage to do 4.7 GHz. Lets just say at 4.7 GHz my CPU whas on the brink to thermal throttle. To a comparison here are some of my scores. CPU only ran 4.25 GHz here, because this whas before i replaced the cpu coolers stock fans. Here with CPU at 4.7 GHz and GPU overclock to the limit just before it will crash.
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    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    I have also been running my CPU above 4.7 GHz air cooled, but i can say for sure it is also burning hot at those clocks and volts. Looks like if i go water cooling, i can push some more out of my CPU then. Good to know. Yes good idea with fan on the VRM´s and heatsink. Also because since you run water cooling, there are now airflow else around the VRM and heatsink. Also X58 chipsæt is know for being hot when it gets overclock to high clocks. I as well put some fans on the heat sink. This is my current rig and some benchmarks. https://imgur.com/a/NLahrg9 https://imgur.com/a/uHjbbMg
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    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    I am curious to know how hot others CPU are at full load and is it running stock or overclock overclock and cooling type used. My I7 980X runs 4.4 GHz but its not the greates overclocker as it needs 1.41 volts for that. My cooling setup is air with a Noctua NH-D14 with 3 x noctua nf-f12 ippc-3000 pwm fans and thermal grizzly kryonaut cooling paste. Its because i am thinking on if i shut move over to water cooling or keep my current cooling setup and maybe try to spank some higher clocks out of my old CPU.
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    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    About the overclock on X58. I can not agreed more. X58 is fun and more challenging to overclock cause its not just oc cores. If you wanna get the best out of X58, tweaking memory and ULCK/UNCORE is needed as well + voltage is also needed to be set right.
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    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Go for it with a 6 core xeon and then you can afford it get a better GPU. That GTX 760 is just holding you back big time. I upgrade from a I7 920 DO reviosn OC to 4.1 GHz at the end i had it and got a I7 980X oc to 4.4 GHz and I7 980X performance the same as a Xeon on the same clock speeds. I Cut feel the upgrade. But with that said and I7 920 can handle a pretty desent GPU if it is oc to 4 GHz or more. First when i got 2 x GTX 970 in SLI that performance around a GTX 980 TI , i saw some CPU bottleneck. Now i have a GTX 1080 TI with my I7 980X and that runs fairly well. Take a look in this thread maybe. He had a I7 980X oc to 4 GHz and a GTX 780 and that GPU still bottleneck the I7 980X pretty massive. Longer down in the same thread i post how my pc performance with the same CPU but OC to 4.4 GHz and a GTX 1080 TI. There is a good amount of FPS difference. in short get a Xeon with 6 core and a good CPU cooler (these old chips needs a desent cooler if you want to get them on the fun side of 4 GHz), that shut allow for and overclock between 4.2 and up to 4.6 GHz depending on how well the cpu you get can overclock and then get a used GTX 1060, 1070/TI or GTX 1080 all depending of what you can and will pay for a GPU. But you will for sure get a much better gaming exsperince than your old GTX 760 can offer you now. And else here are some image and benchmark of my own PC with I7 920 and I7 980X to a performance comparison. I7 920 with GTX 285 3 way sli, GTX 660 TI SLI and GTX 970 SLI https://imgur.com/a/vyTFIpK https://imgur.com/a/WqD1iHK I7 980X with GTX 1080 TI. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/10037039 https://imgur.com/a/NLahrg9 https://imgur.com/a/uHjbbMg I cant say for sure about your motherboard and new GPU´s, but it sounds wired if you cant run a GTX 1060 on in. I have run GTX 970 SLI on a Asus rampage 2 extreme for 3 years with out any problems. This motherboard: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/RAMPAGE-II-EXTREME/ And now i am running a GTX 1080 TI on a Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard just fine for almost 2 years: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6X58D_Premium/
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    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    I puched my I7 980X @ 4.4 GHz throw Cinebench R20.
  14. only 1.35 volts for 4.4 GHz is very good. My own CPU is not a great oc´er. It needs 1.41 volts for 4.4 GHz. You cant win every time Also try to get the uncore up to around 3600 MHz. That will give more stable FPS and less frame drops, if you not al ready have it up there. Also ajust memory if you not al ready have done it. That can also give you a few ekstra FPS. And else yes look for to you get a new GPU. This is my own machine. All air cooled, but i have worked hard on airflow cause that is very importen for good temps and there are also a few benchmark. https://imgur.com/a/NLahrg9 https://imgur.com/a/uHjbbMg https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/10037039
  15. Go for it, a new GPU will benefit you and your system more than you may know of. Yes I7 980X is and old dog these days, but it is not a useless CPU. I play the newest games on my own I7 980X based rig like Far Cry 5/new dawn, BF V, metro exodos and so on. I am one of those that have a GTX 1080 TI in a X58 system as Pasi123 told you about. I will also say try to get higher core clock out of your CPU (off cause only if you have sufficient cooling for it). This is how my rig runs now. shadow of the tomb raider benchmark. Highest preset is run here. And even at that i get twice as many FPS on AVG. than you do. Clearly showing that your GTX 780 holds you back. Far CRY 5 ultra settings at 1200P. final fantasy xv benchmark A new GPU will give you a better gaming joy, even with and old CPU like this.
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