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Zando Bob

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About Zando Bob

  • Title
    Star Wars + Porgs = perfection

Contact Methods

  • Discord
  • Steam
    Zando_Bob, if I remember right.

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Tennessee, y'all!
  • Interests
    Computers* (Duh), Star Wars, Mountain Biking

    *Hardware, Gaming, some software.
  • Biography
    Computer hardware fanatic and Star Wars fanatic and Mountain Bike fanatic and now big fan of boom sticks (guns). But only when pointed at targets, NEVER AT PEOPLE!!!
  • Occupation
    Excel data manipulation drone, Junior IT Admin/Support


  • CPU
    Xeon X5675
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Rampage III Formula
  • RAM
    16GB Assorted DDR3
  • GPU
    MSI Gaming 980 Ti 6G
  • Case
    Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass
  • Storage
    128GB SSD, 1TB WD Blue, 2TB mass storage drive, 1TB drive for macOS
  • PSU
    Seasonic M12II
  • Display(s)
    Decent Acer 1080p one I got for $99
  • Cooling
    Gammax 400, stock Phanteks case fans
  • Keyboard
    some AULA one
  • Mouse
    G602 (on the way, for now an EVGA X3)
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  1. Zando Bob

    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    IDK much about all the memory side of things, but Afterburner is so, so much better than EVGA's software (sad since I love EVGA's stuff). Would definitely swap to that.
  2. Zando Bob

    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Hmmm.... I'm all for tinkering but then I did give up for a bit and that's how I got my 2700X system, but then I tinkered with that all the time so it's never been perfectly stable so I really don't know. If you have a 2nd rig and don't 100% need this stable at all times, or you're happy with running at stock when you do need it stable then I'd say go for it.
  3. Zando Bob

    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    But I have that X58 Classified board on the way if I need single CPU overclocking...
  4. Zando Bob

    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Yeah, kinda loses it's appeal since the whole cool factor is that you can OC dual CPUs. Here's another one broken for $120 though, they don't say what's wrong: https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-Classified-SR-2-270-WS-W555-RX-Motherboard-For-Parts-or-Not-Working/264147865452?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131231084308%26meid%3D55b579e458ed43a7912bdeddad50c9ec%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D8%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D153335811852%26itm%3D264147865452&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109 and the same seller I got my broken one from relisted for $99 he said "I have 2 that did the exact same thing nearly at the same time." when I messaged him about it (just now, he got back to me pretty damn fast) :https://www.ebay.com/itm/143091323787?ul_noapp=true
  5. Zando Bob

    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Sorry for double post but there is one for $200 as well, but only one CPU socket is working: https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-SR2-Classified-Motherboard-Please-Read/153335811852?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140131123730%26meid%3D3fb3dbbab98049fab2f44e630f490304%26pid%3D100167%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D143091323787%26itm%3D153335811852&_trksid=p5411.c100167.m2940
  6. Zando Bob

    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Exactly why I snapped it up. The seller's blurb said: " I bought it but didn't use it for three years so the warranty was not useful. This board was used for one month because that is how long the board lasted. I testing the memory, video card and PSU independent of the board so it is the board. What is useful is the fan " So something's up, but when it came the onboard fan wasn't plugged in so it could be that or a BIOS muck up, but even if it's dead it's well worth the price just to have the shiny bits to swap to a new board.
  7. Zando Bob

    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Welp I plan to sell off my 2700X and other stuff and re-indulge my X58 Xeon addiction (apparently the SR-2 is Intel 5520 though, not technically X58): $99 broken but basically new SR-2, hoping the seller just derped something and I can get it to work, if not I'll pull parts off it to freshen up the other one It next to a rig in a Phanteks P350X (please excuse my messy desk and room, I've got a bunch of hardware in various stages of being prepped for sale) Working SR-2, got this for $450 and it includes 2 quad core Xeons (the seller said he was able to hit 4.6GHz at 1.4v with HT disabled, 4.4Ghz at 1.325v with HT on) And just ordered a brand new EVGA Classified board because I can't help myself Also have (well one is still in the mail) two Cooler Master V6 GTs for the SR-2 rig. Will get a case and such as soon as I sell some other stuff to get the monies.
  8. Zando Bob

    Is this old Mac pro worth buying

    No. If it's the 2006 Mac Pro with 3.0GHz Xeons then it's 2 quad cores for a total of 8c/8t. The 2.4Ghz ones like I had are two dual cores, for a total of 4c/4t. As for it not being worth it... if you're a collector and it's in amazing condition then it is. If you aren't then you can get something much better, that Mac Pro can't run newer Mac OS X versions without an EFI hack (which is why it's running El Capitan in the first place) and it definitely can't run the latest versions. They are decently snappy doing normal desktop stuff but I don't think such a big power hungry computer is a good option for a web browsing/multitasking machine. EDIT: actually weird, those are 2c Xeons after all, but you still have two so it's a total of 4c/4t.
  9. Zando Bob

    is it worth the wait

    Unless you're trying to push above 120fps or so at 1080p (it gets better at 1440p as there's less load on the CPU vs the GPU) it games like a champ and streaming is it's forte. Should defo be happy with it for now, and if you get a mobo with good VRMs (I got an ASUS Crosshair VII but that's pretty expensive, damn good VRMs though) you should be covered for any of the new chips, IIRC AMD explicitly stated they're compatible with previous mobos and chipsets after a BIOS update, same as the 2000 series was with 300 series chipsets.
  10. Zando Bob

    PowerColor Radeon RX VEGA 64 - $369 a good deal?

    Good deal? Yes. Worth upgrading from a Vega 56? Well if you have a proper cooler and aren't worried about the longevity of the card beyond a few years, you can use a registry hack to up the power limit (GamersNexus put theirs to an insane 272%) and OC it to compete with the Vega 56 anyways. It uses the same VRMs and such so it can handle at least the same amount of power as a Vega 64 through it.
  11. Zando Bob

    I know jack shit about fans. Suggestions??

    The Noctuas just have less reviews, not worse ones. Noctua fans are incredibly well made and high quality, but they're not always quite as silent as other brands depending on the RPM. IDK much about those Enermax fans, but the Fractal fans look like a black version of the stock ones in their cases (I just bought two GP-14s myself, have them on the desk next to me rn, and the two stock ones in my Define S), and those are great. Quality, pretty quiet, move air well.
  12. Zando Bob

    I know jack shit about fans. Suggestions??

    Noctua fans are amazing, incredibly high quality and they perform damn well too. BeQuiet's SilentWings 3 fans are also amazing in my experience, built well and very quiet.
  13. Zando Bob

    CPU MOBO Compatibility Questions

    It won't work then, 300 series mobos only work with 8000 and 9000 series CPUs. Need a 100/200 series chipset for 7000/6000 series CPUs.
  14. Probably a press card, they must've fixed it for the retail ones I guess. And I'm not saying the FE is bad because of that, it's gorgeous and cools well AFAIK, I really like the look. It's just something to consider when comparing it to an AIB card.