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About Slayer3032

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  • CPU
    Intel Xeon X5675 @ 4.6ghz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 (Rev. 1)
  • RAM
    6x4GB Mac Pro Micron 1866mhz DDR3 9-9-9-24-2T@1600mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 Gaming SC
  • Case
    Corsair 450D
  • Storage
    XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB M.2 SSD
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus+ Gold 850W
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
  • Keyboard
    GMMK w/ Gateron Browns/Aura caps
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD558+VModa BoomPro
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  1. So those boards don't use standard ATX voltages, ect? I'd just straight chuck the board in the trash if that's the case or get another OEM psu and get rid of it the computer. You should just be able to map pins to where ever they're needed on the connector you're converting to and leave out the rest. That Aliexpress cable does seem to have some pins missing and something located under that heat shrink.
  2. If you have an 18 pin male connector and a 24 pin female connector you could just splice the two together. I've never used butt connectors on anything that would use as much power as a computer though. As far as solder, I'd be afraid of cracking, ect. You could definitely repin them both together but then you're going to need 50+ molex pins. To do it properly you'd need to source both connectors, new with pins and follow the pin out diagrams to merge them. Can you order from Aliexpress? Making it yourself isn't going to be cost effective at all if you don't have the connectors already. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32967822221.html
  3. Buy an old workstation or prebuilt like a Dell Optiplex, slap some dirt cheap used DDR3 into it along with a cheap SSD and shove it in a corner. Haswell and Ivy Bridge have decent performance and anything with an i7 will have hyperthreading which will help quite a bit with running a few different servers. If you can find some used Ryzen hardware, a 1600 would work extremely well but unless you can find some early Ryzen stuff on sale for a decent price. That will likely blow your budget if you're trying to build from the ground up. You really don't need raid for what you're looking to do, although it might be fun to setup with some used $5 500gb drives or something. All my best deals that I've got over the years have been local, so I'd check out your local craigslist and facebook, ect. You can generally save a good bit picking up a few used parts here and there and working them into your build. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-OptiPlex-9020-MT-i7-4770-3-4GHz-16GB-No-HDD-No-OS-No-C-O-A/123995839192 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-7010-TOWER-DESKTOP-i7-3770-3-40GHz-8GB-500-HD-Windows-10-64/233424949349 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-9010-SFF-i7-3770-3-4GHz-8GB-RAM-500GB-HDD-Windows-10-Home/223280577940 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-SFF-7010-i7-3770-3-4GHz-8GB-250GB-passed-all-diagnostics-NO-OS/264561691287
  4. https://valid.x86.fr/8tv0nq I got my Mac Pro trash ram to do Cinebench runs at this, mismatched because it won't post at default settings. I daily it at 180x25(4.5ghz) @1.4v at 1800mhz 10-10-10-28-2T. Westmere's IMC really isn't bad. It's just rather picky in my experience and trying to get it to play nice with memory made like 6-7 years after X58 debut that there's no way was ever supported by your bios will take trial and error or some luck. For what was like the first DDR3 consumer platform or first with an IMC? You kind of have to expect that though. I've always had extremely good luck jamming as many mismatched dimms as possible into these boards and getting them to run at 1600mhz with some acceptable CL8/9 timings. As far as the higher speeds other people get though, with my G.Skill Pi Series I never could break into the 2000's. I've never had my hands on any of the newer high end DDR3 though.
  5. 550-650w 80+ Gold, preferably anything under "Tier A" that you'd find on this thread. You could get likely away with a 450w of decent quality though, whatever isn't a junk PSU that's either on sale or not insanely overpriced at the time is going to be the most optimal for you.
  6. What are you doing with the computer? If you're wanting to play games, no the integrated graphics isn't going to work for you unless you're primarily playing 2D games or classics. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $305.00 @ Shopping Express CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $55.00 @ JW Computers Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $181.00 @ Shopping Express Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $116.60 @ Newegg Australia Storage ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $128.00 @ Amazon Australia Video Card MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB EVOKE OC Video Card $579.00 @ Shopping Express Case Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $149.00 @ Austin Computers Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $149.00 @ Shopping Express Monitor ViewSonic XG2401 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $289.00 @ Scorptec Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1951.60 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-01 16:58 AEDT+1100 This would work pretty decent and will likely last you 5+ years aside from the storage space as many games 80gb+ nowadays for some insane reason. You'll likely want a GPU upgrade around that time as all the ray tracing takes off and the next gen of consoles finally get some hardware that wasn't entry level in 2013.
  7. The Ultra PSU that I had back on a LGA775 or AM2+ board burnt up and let out a decent sized cloud of smoke, I had to rip the cord out of the wall before it properly caught on fire. Luckily the rest of the build was fine and it didn't even turn off until I yanked the cord. Ultra has always sold junk though and it's likely 10+ years old now on what was one of the lower end psus they would have offered. I personally wouldn't use it for anything more than benchtesting some 12v electronics, fans, ect. That's a pretty good computer for free, I wouldn't risk it over $40-50 for a decent psu or even the $20-30 you could pick up a decent used psu for.
  8. The outside of your computer case has absolutely zero electronic components mounted to it, you could probably tap it with 120v and it would probably just ground through the PSU like intended AFAIK. I frequently wipe down all my fans and case with a microfiber sprayed with some ammonia free windex. Occasionally I dry wipe down my psu, gpu backplate and the entire inside of the case where dust is extremely visible in between air compressor cleanings. My dust filters generally get vacuumed out while still on the case, with the computer always powered on too. Unless you're wearing wool socks, rubbing your feet on the ground as fast as possible while wildly rubbing every exposed chip you can find in your computer, you'll be fine. If you're scared about static, just put your your hands on your PSU while it's plugged in and limit rubbing yourself/clothing against fabrics.
  9. I really need to remove the heatsinks off my fastest memory and dump some more voltage at my R15 and R20 runs, I wasn't giving it over 1.5v since I'm only using my NH-D14 in a mediocre Corsair 450D as it's my personal build. I didn't have fan speed control at the time, doubt they were even at 70%. It got nice and toasty in the high 90's but being a full tenth of a volt under everyone else with similar scores, I'm sure there's more left in it lol. HWBot could really use some more scores, I think I'm still #1 on Westmere for R20. https://hwbot.org/submission/4244334_ https://hwbot.org/submission/4244336_
  10. I have no less than 3-4 different models of memory in my home server with 3x4gb and 3x8gb running in triple channel 1600mhz CL9 on my standard P6T. X58 compatible cpus might not have the best DDR3 IMCs out there but you can generally do 8gb dimms and/or upto 2000mhz or so. Pretty sure X58 was the first consumer DDR3 platform so... Memory compatibility can be hit or miss but that happens with everything, even more so when you're using memory that can be 5-6 years newer than your platform. If it doesn't want to post, try mixing in a more conservative stick someone has laying around. I leave a spare 2GB Samsung 1333mhz ECC stick behind one of my dust filters for whenever my board decides to fail to post and tries to use timings on the memory that apparently don't work.
  11. Most X58 stuff has many of those and are also non-UEFI. Most Westmere hex cores can be found for $8-25(E5649, X5670, ect.) as well and with a little overclocking they will still keep up with newer gen systems. Quite a bit more performance is possible on these boards than similar era AM3 cpus. You can even use DUET and X58's many PCI-e lanes to boot NVMe drives. Most X58 boards lived pretty tame lives and are built fairly well too. I think most of the LGA1366 workstations like the Dell T3500 if you're just looking for something that will work out of the box that will have all of the features you'd need. There's also the HP Z400 and the Lenovos, all of which can be spec'd for dual socket with the T5500, Z600 and D20. These don't have AVX however so if that's an issue you might be searching for something Sandybridge or Piledriver instead but those are less likely to have what you're looking for. Maybe some of the chinese "X79" stuff might have support since they often have some quirky features.
  12. Buy a cheap Optiplex or other workstation and slap some used drives into it with like FreeNAS or something. 3TB drives are like $30~ on ebay sometimes and 1TB drives can often be found at local recyclers for $5~.
  13. I'm pretty sure it's generally recommended to use ram for your transcode directory on a Plex server if possible, I've heard stories of how fast it can kill SSD's on higher use servers. I'm not sure what kind of support Windows has for that but tmpfs made it super easy for me and everything that I run on my FreeNAS home server easily fits on a 128gb SM951.
  14. You should choose whichever graphics card provides you the best performance in the games that you want to play at the price point you are looking to spend. If the RTX card does that for you, then yes you should buy it.
  15. X58 boards do weird stuff sometimes and all the boards are very different, although I've seen every sort of board do weird stuff like my buddy's Z170 that takes a solid 30+ seconds to cold post if you overclock anything. X58 was from the era where they were just starting to migrate away from northbridge/southbridge layout and advancing into UEFI and chipsets. My board will often double post, I figure it's something to do with memory training or something along those lines where as newer boards store more of that kind of stuff to speed up boots. X58 is a HEDT/Workstation chipset so you should expect more hardware checks and longer posts.