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Naabjenia

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About Naabjenia

  • Title
    Newbie
  • Birthday 1993-11-27

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Brazil

System

  • CPU
    Intel Xeon W3690
  • Motherboard
    Intel DX58SO
  • RAM
    3 × 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1060 6 GB
  • Storage
    1 × Kingston A400 480 GB, 1 × Samsung HD502HJ
  • PSU
    Mtek 750 W
  • Display(s)
    LG E2250V
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
  1. Naabjenia

    Expansion Card for DX58SO

    Anyone? I managed to see that DX58SO actually has an option for UEFI boot, I'm just not sure how well that works and if it's actually useful for this matter. If anyone could help me, I'd be glad. Thanks in advance.
  2. Naabjenia

    Expansion Card for DX58SO

    Hello, everyone! I am currently looking to get the best out of an X58 system I've had for 9 years and I need advice. The motherboard I have is an Intel DX58SO, which has 6 SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) ports and that's it, no SATA III ports or M.2 slots. Therefore, the SSD I currently own (Kingston A400 480 GB, SATA III) is connected to one of these ports, which yields about half of the possible performance of that SSD. I was looking for possible ways to work around that issue and I came across expansion cards that are connected to the PCIe slots of the motherboard and have SATA III ports on them. The thing is: which model of expansion card could I use on a DX58SO so that the SSD connected to it is bootable (so that I can install Windows 10 Pro x64 in it) and actually gives me a performance boost? One of the models I came across is the ASUS U3S6, which should be connected to a PCI-E 2.0 x4 slot (by the way: DX58SO has only PCI-E 2.0 slots and below, no 3.0 at all), but I have no idea if it is bootable on a DX58SO, since it is not on the compatibility list given by ASUS. Is there any model of expansion card that could help me do that or any other way to work around this issue? The only PCI-E 2.0 slot currently in use in my motherboard is the primary PCI-E 2.0 x16, for the graphics card. The rest of them (1 PCI-E 2.0 x16, 1 PCI-E 2.0 x4 and 2 PCI-E 2.0 x1) are free. Here are a couple of links that may be useful: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboard-Accessories/U3S6/ https://ark.intel.com/pt-br/products/36888/Intel-Desktop-Board-DX58SO P.S.: if there is a way to use NVMe SSDs on that board, I'd like to know as well. Thank you very much!
  3. Naabjenia

    Is this upgrade worth it?

    Hi, everyone. Just coming back to update the thread for anyone who's looking to do something similar. I have been running the W3690 with Intel's stock cooler on a DX58SO motherboard for a month now, and I've had no problems whatsoever. Highest temperatures I've seen so far, under heavy load, are around 70°C. Thank you all for your help!
  4. Naabjenia

    Is this upgrade worth it?

    Alright, then! Thank you very much for your reply.
  5. Hi there! First of all, this is my first post here, so I apologize in advance if you've seen a thread like this already. Even though I have extensively looked for something like this in Google, I couldn't find a situtation with the exact same parameters, so here it goes. I own an i7 rig since 2010, which has seen a few upgrades since then and it currently looks like this: Intel i7 920 (D0) @ 2,67 GHz Intel DX58SO EVGA GTX 1060 6GB 3 x 4 GB 1333 MHz RAM 500 GB HDD 480 GB SSD 750 W PSU The thing is: where I live, PC parts are usually pretty expensive, and old parts like my CPU and Mobo are pretty rare. Therefore, I am absolutely terrified of overclocking and have never done so, to avoid screwing up my parts and having to find replacements. Therefore, I have always used my CPU and GPU at stock speeds. Anyway, recently I have found some pretty cheap used Intel Xeon W3690 from China on eBay (top seller, pretty well rated) and this is basically the best CPU model I could pair with my mobo, so what I would like to know is: is the upgrade from an i7 920 (2,67 - 2,93 GHz) to a Xeon W3690 (3,46 - 3,73 GHz) worth it? Will I notice a good bit of performance improvement comparing both CPUs at stock speeds? It is important to say that I use my PC mostly for gaming, but I also use it for Solidworks, Photoshop and ANSYS. Thanks for your help! Naabjenia
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