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Posted · Original PosterOP

Welcome to the XCMR (Xeon Master Race, the C is a mystery :ph34r:)! Here we can discuss Xeons, specifically LGA1366 ones, and especially ones on the X58 platform. Show off your system, ask for help, advice, or post deals. 

 

@Ground, @WhisperingKnickers, you guys will want to be in on this. 

 

 

For those of you who don't know, X58 Xeons are naturally superior i7s with sometimes higher core counts and often better overclocking. You can pick up a 6c/12t one with a base clock of 2.66GHz (boost of 3.06, stock performance almost at R5 1600 level) for $20 or so on eBay. X58 motherboards are usually around $170-120, and DDR3 RAM is pretty affordable. Basically you can build a dope system for not a massive amount of money, and most people can get a 4+GHz OC on air, and 5+ on water. 

 

EDIT: We happily welcome our X58 i7 brethren as well! Considering X58 i7s are just Xeon by another name, I feel this is justified. 

 

And thanks to @panther420, we have a ZIP file with the latest BIOS for most X58 boards, along with instructions and utilities for flashing them: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5ovrrGliZffS3B5TnZHQ0JYUW8/view?usp=sharing


Maxwell is still awesome, and so is X58. If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

Current build:

CPU: Xeon X5675 at about 4.2GHz

CPU Cooler: Gammax 400
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Formula
Memory: 16GB HyperX Savage (smexy red, boyos ;)) at 1800something MHz
Storage: HyperX Fury 120GB SSD
Storage: WD Blue 1TB HDD

More storage: 2TB something or other drive lying around. 
Video Card: MSI Gaming 980 Ti 6G 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass
PSU: SeaSonic M12II 620W

 

2012 MacBook Pro (Work): 2.9GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 525GB SSD. 

 

iPhone X: Magic, a good camera, some more magic. 

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*Peeks inside*


 

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CPU:Intel Xeon X5660 @ 4.2 GHz RAM:6x2 GB 1600MHz DDR3 MB:Asus P6T Deluxe GPU:Asus GTX 660 TI OC Cooler:Akasa Nero 3


SSD:OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB HDD:2x640 GB WD Black Fans:2xCorsair AF 120 PSU:Seasonic 450 W 80+ Case:Thermaltake Xaser VI MX OS:Windows 10
Speakers:Altec Lansing MX5021 Keyboard:Razer Blackwidow 2013 Mouse:Logitech MX Master Monitor:Dell U2412M Headphones: Logitech G430

Big thanks to Damikiller37 for making me an awesome Intel 4004 out of trixels!

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Xeon... Core? Technically from work I'm part of the XCMR, but at some point I will have switched to the 7700K, so I'll have a limited stay here :P 


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Storage 1x Samsung EVO 250GB, WD Black 3TB, WD Black 5TB    PSU Corsair CX550M      Cooling Cryorig H7

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

Xeon... Core? Technically from work I'm part of the XCMR, but at some point I will have switched to the 7700K, so I'll have a limited stay here :P 

Ask @WhisperingKnickers. I said it should be Xeon CPU Master Race, but he said it should remain a mystery.


Maxwell is still awesome, and so is X58. If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

Current build:

CPU: Xeon X5675 at about 4.2GHz

CPU Cooler: Gammax 400
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Formula
Memory: 16GB HyperX Savage (smexy red, boyos ;)) at 1800something MHz
Storage: HyperX Fury 120GB SSD
Storage: WD Blue 1TB HDD

More storage: 2TB something or other drive lying around. 
Video Card: MSI Gaming 980 Ti 6G 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass
PSU: SeaSonic M12II 620W

 

2012 MacBook Pro (Work): 2.9GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 525GB SSD. 

 

iPhone X: Magic, a good camera, some more magic. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, rip said:

Im bout to upgrade to a 1240 sandy

This one: https://ark.intel.com/products/52273/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1240-8M-Cache-3_30-GHz 


Maxwell is still awesome, and so is X58. If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

Current build:

CPU: Xeon X5675 at about 4.2GHz

CPU Cooler: Gammax 400
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Formula
Memory: 16GB HyperX Savage (smexy red, boyos ;)) at 1800something MHz
Storage: HyperX Fury 120GB SSD
Storage: WD Blue 1TB HDD

More storage: 2TB something or other drive lying around. 
Video Card: MSI Gaming 980 Ti 6G 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass
PSU: SeaSonic M12II 620W

 

2012 MacBook Pro (Work): 2.9GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 525GB SSD. 

 

iPhone X: Magic, a good camera, some more magic. 

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I bought my X58 when they first came out - december 2008.

Not so long ago upgraded the 920 to the 6 core goodnes of X5660.


 

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CPU:Intel Xeon X5660 @ 4.2 GHz RAM:6x2 GB 1600MHz DDR3 MB:Asus P6T Deluxe GPU:Asus GTX 660 TI OC Cooler:Akasa Nero 3


SSD:OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB HDD:2x640 GB WD Black Fans:2xCorsair AF 120 PSU:Seasonic 450 W 80+ Case:Thermaltake Xaser VI MX OS:Windows 10
Speakers:Altec Lansing MX5021 Keyboard:Razer Blackwidow 2013 Mouse:Logitech MX Master Monitor:Dell U2412M Headphones: Logitech G430

Big thanks to Damikiller37 for making me an awesome Intel 4004 out of trixels!

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Well, lets start with my collection.

 

Motherboard: MSI x58 Pro-E (really bad for x Xeons, but works pretty well with the e Xeons)


CPU1: Xeon e5649 @ 4.2 GHz(1.25V); it is "cinebench stable (no more than that though lol) at 4.6 GHz(1.36V) Cinebench Run; my default CPU

 

CPU2: i7 930 @ 3.8 GHz(no idea) - this one came with my board and I just quickly tested if it would overclock and couldn't get more out of it. Not gonna do anything more with it.


CPU3: Xeon e5620 @4.25 GHz(1.5V); a dud. Overclocks terribly considering its a 32nm chip; it stays very cool but requires a lot of VCore. Cinebench Run

 

CPU4: Xeon l5640 (6c12t, 2.26 GHz, 60W) A low power Xeon I have ordered (it hasn't arrived yet) as I wanted to test if the L Xeons overclock even better than the e Xeons.


Xeon e5649@4.4 GHz on Asus Rampage II Extreme or Gigabyte x58a-OC (whatever I feel like to set up at a time) , 6x4 GB Kingston HyperX 1600, Gainward GTX 670 Phantom, Samsung 840 Evo 240 GB, BeQuiet L8 530W

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I'll be one of the first to mention my system. I don't currently have pictures because my side panel is being professionally painted and it is looking really cool :)

 

As far as hardware goes my system was not really a budget machine. I had initially wanted it to be but I got sucked in and ended up making it more custom than I had originally planned too.

 

My specs are in my signature but I will past them here with the amount I paid for each of them:

 

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 

I bought the xeons as a pair for about $360 If I remember correctly. It is still expensive but hey man two cpus.

 

Motherboard: Supermicro X8DTI-F

I got this motherboard after I bricked my old  dual socket. I got this one on ebay for $90 plus shipping.

 

RAM: 56GB ECC Server Memory

I actually have 64gb (8x8) but I think one of my dimms is bad (how will I get by with just 56?!). I bought all 64 gigs from a cool guy on the forums for $90

 

GPU: MSI GTX 1060  GAMING X 6GB

I wanted a 1080 but those were expensive so I got the 1060 for about $300 including shipping I think.

 

Case: NZXT S340

I got this case because I wanted a small mid tower on a budget, as well as I knew that this mid tower could specifically hold my eATX motherboard which almost entirely fills the entire case.

 

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb and a 2Tb HDD

I got the SSD originally as a gift for the laptop I used to use and I got the HDD for free from a friend.

 

PSU: XFX 750W PRO Black Edition

I bout this PSU because it had dual CPU support and I bought it for $50 from a guy on the forums here.

 

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL and an older dell screen

I got this for $60 from a friend of mine.

 

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DXi4 and a Noctua NH-U9DXi4

I actually ordered two of the NH-U12Xi4 but they sent me a mismatched pair. These are two of the few heat sinks that naively fit the special server board mounting holes. They were about $40 each on Newwgg if I remember correctly.

 

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

I got a refurbished one on Newegg for about $100

 

Mouse: Logitech G600

I got this as a gift when a old friend broke my previous mouse accidentally. It supports up to 72 macros and it costs around $60

 

Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp

My motherboard doesn't have integrated sound and so I bout this on Newegg for about $30

 

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

I spoiled myself and spent $200 :(

 

 

 

I can run every game I have tried aside from ARK survival on ultra and very high settings and my highest cinebench score was 1564

 

I also have the x58 ASUS Rampage 3 which I am planning to put an X Xeon into and overclock


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

Intel Ryzen 8 X5690

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 @ 4.03Ghz 12c/24t

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server ddr3

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded NZXT S340

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb and a 2Tb HDD

PSU: XFX 750W PRO Black Edition

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DXi4 and a Noctua NH-U9DXi4

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

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It sounds to me like you say there are no 6 core  i7 x58 cpu?

 

If thats the case, its not true. There are 4 i7 models with 6 core aswell. I7 970, 980 non x, 980x and i7 990x. Where i have the i7 980x.

 

But i do agreed. What ever its i7 or xeon. These x58 6 core chips. Does great job on keeping up to still being relevant.

 

I wouldent mind to get my dirty hands on a evga sr2 mobo and a 2 x xeons for some 12 core/24 threads glorines.

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@Lord Nicoll You might like this thread that Zando started

 

As well as you @crzyces Thank you for your help finding a motherboard and case!


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

Intel Ryzen 8 X5690

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 @ 4.03Ghz 12c/24t

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server ddr3

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded NZXT S340

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb and a 2Tb HDD

PSU: XFX 750W PRO Black Edition

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DXi4 and a Noctua NH-U9DXi4

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

Join us on the x58 page it is awesome!

x58 Fan Page

 

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I bought my system in 2010 as a going off to grad school present long ago. It was one of the Newegg super deals.

 

Started with: i7-950, Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R, Coolermaster HAF932, CM V8 cooler (heh, V8, brap brap), 6GB DDR3, 2x HD5870s, some number of watts in the PSU, 2x Dell 2709w 16:10 monitor goodness. I was a fairly big gamer at the time, but never messed about with overclocking.

 

In 2012 ish I knocked a Nalgene into the computer and drowned (killed to death) one of the graphics cards. Thankfully no other damage. Don't drink water over your computer after going to a tap room.

 

In early 2015 I had finally finished grad school and was now gainfully employed. I added an 850 Pro SSD and replaced the surviving HD5870 with an R9 290 Tri-X, and upgraded to 24GB of ram. I started messing about with overclocking on the i7-950, because why not it's ancient so who cares. It was sorta stable at 4GHz, but really was best at 3.8. I ended up going back to stock after a couple months. I bought a Cooler Master Glacier 240 (I think ?) AIO to improve water cooling but didn't install it, since I had to remove the motherboard from the case to put the support bracket in.

 

Late 2015 I started getting heavily involved in racecars and was doing a motor swaps (S54 E36, California legal for those who know/care), and lost interest in computers pretty heavily. I'd already stopped gaming pretty much at all.

 

Then comes 2017. I'd discovered you could do the X58 Xeon upgrade, and had $60 lying around in the 'I have enough beer for now' fund, so I bought an X5675 on a whim. I then dived both feet into overclocking, not expecting any success given how poorly the i7 did and how hot it got. Using the AIO that had been sitting on a shelf, I managed to get 4.5GHz stable, at 215x21, with pretty solid temps.

 

I still don't game more than once or twice a month, but I've really got little reason to upgrade to a newer platform at the moment. The machine is fast enough for now, and with a GPU upgrade once race season is over I'll be able to better play PC2 and AC, maybe even in VR. It's lasted a LONG time considering I bought/built new and dumped a bottle of water on!

 

So, list of current parts:

Xeon X5675, 4.5GHz

Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R 2.0

24GB of ram, at 1720 MHz. Don't remember brand.

R9 290 Tri-X.

850 Pro SSD

>1TB HDD, don't remember exactly

Coolermaster Glacer 240 AIO, don't recall the model. It's a square looking pump.

Coolermaster HAF932

Bluray drive

Logitech MX mouse, the nice one

Logitech wireless keyboard, it's ok. A bit cramped, but it's silent.

2x Dell 2709w monitors (27" 16:10 1920x1200)

1x Dell 3415w monitor (34" 21:9 3440x1440)

Beyerdynamic DT990 600ohm

Schiit Micro stack (ultra I think)

 

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5 minutes ago, bimmerman said:

I bought my system in 2010 as a going off to grad school present long ago. It was one of the Newegg super deals.

 

Started with: i7-950, Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R, Coolermaster HAF932, CM V8 cooler (heh, V8, brap brap), 6GB DDR3, 2x HD5870s, some number of watts in the PSU, 2x Dell 2709w 16:10 monitor goodness. I was a fairly big gamer at the time, but never messed about with overclocking.

 

In 2012 ish I knocked a Nalgene into the computer and drowned (killed to death) one of the graphics cards. Thankfully no other damage. Don't drink water over your computer after going to a tap room.

 

In early 2015 I had finally finished grad school and was now gainfully employed. I added an 850 Pro SSD and replaced the surviving HD5870 with an R9 290 Tri-X, and upgraded to 24GB of ram. I started messing about with overclocking on the i7-950, because why not it's ancient so who cares. It was sorta stable at 4GHz, but really was best at 3.8. I ended up going back to stock after a couple months. I bought a Cooler Master Glacier 240 (I think ?) AIO to improve water cooling but didn't install it, since I had to remove the motherboard from the case to put the support bracket in.

 

Late 2015 I started getting heavily involved in racecars and was doing a motor swaps (S54 E36, California legal for those who know/care), and lost interest in computers pretty heavily. I'd already stopped gaming pretty much at all.

 

Then comes 2017. I'd discovered you could do the X58 Xeon upgrade, and had $60 lying around in the 'I have enough beer for now' fund, so I bought an X5675 on a whim. I then dived both feet into overclocking, not expecting any success given how poorly the i7 did and how hot it got. Using the AIO that had been sitting on a shelf, I managed to get 4.5GHz stable, at 215x21, with pretty solid temps.

 

I still don't game more than once or twice a month, but I've really got little reason to upgrade to a newer platform at the moment. The machine is fast enough for now, and with a GPU upgrade once race season is over I'll be able to better play PC2 and AC, maybe even in VR. It's lasted a LONG time considering I bought/built new and dumped a bottle of water on!

Neat story, thanks for sharing! I find it interesting how people come to have the hardware they have


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

Intel Ryzen 8 X5690

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 @ 4.03Ghz 12c/24t

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server ddr3

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded NZXT S340

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb and a 2Tb HDD

PSU: XFX 750W PRO Black Edition

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DXi4 and a Noctua NH-U9DXi4

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

Join us on the x58 page it is awesome!

x58 Fan Page

 

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What's up boys. Anyone know if a hot northbridge could cause OC issues? 

I should get a fan for it soon, but can't really be bothered. Might even take the cooler of and check for bent pics when I have time off from studying. 

 


Check out my pinewood case build log!

 

Fractal Design R3 (Black), Corsair CX 420WGigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev.2, Xeon x5650 (@3.6ghz) with Phanteks PH-TC14PE MSI GTX 970, 16gb HyperX Genesis DDR3, 240gb OCZ Tr150 SSD + random 160gb HDD + another 500gb 2.5" HDD. 

 

Advocate for used/older hardware. Also one of the resident petrol heads. 

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I'll post pics and screenshots of mine after work.


Asus Sabertooth X58, Xeon X5680 @4.0Ghz, NZXT Kraken x61, 24Gb Klevv 1600mhz, MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Toshiba 1TB HDD, Silicon Power 120Gb SSD, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Dell Optiplex 790, i7-2600, 16GB, Gigabyte Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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3 minutes ago, ImadKnight said:

What's up boys. Anyone know if a hot northbridge could cause OC issues? 

I should get a fan for it soon, but can't really be bothered. Might even take the cooler of and check for bent pics when I have time off from studying. 

 

If it gets too hot I imagine that it could cause problems, hot hot is it getting? and what is your voltage at?


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

Intel Ryzen 8 X5690

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 @ 4.03Ghz 12c/24t

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server ddr3

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded NZXT S340

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb and a 2Tb HDD

PSU: XFX 750W PRO Black Edition

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DXi4 and a Noctua NH-U9DXi4

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

Join us on the x58 page it is awesome!

x58 Fan Page

 

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Just now, WhisperingKnickers said:

If it gets too hot I imagine that it could cause problems, hot hot is it getting? and what is your voltage at?

Voltage is just auto. Can't remember off the top of my head.

It runs at 50ish under no load. Definitely too hot to touch. 


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Fractal Design R3 (Black), Corsair CX 420WGigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev.2, Xeon x5650 (@3.6ghz) with Phanteks PH-TC14PE MSI GTX 970, 16gb HyperX Genesis DDR3, 240gb OCZ Tr150 SSD + random 160gb HDD + another 500gb 2.5" HDD. 

 

Advocate for used/older hardware. Also one of the resident petrol heads. 

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2 minutes ago, ImadKnight said:

Voltage is just auto. Can't remember off the top of my head.

It runs at 50ish under no load. Definitely too hot to touch. 

If you don't have a fan on your cooler that is very likely the issue


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

Intel Ryzen 8 X5690

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 @ 4.03Ghz 12c/24t

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server ddr3

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded NZXT S340

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb and a 2Tb HDD

PSU: XFX 750W PRO Black Edition

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DXi4 and a Noctua NH-U9DXi4

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

Join us on the x58 page it is awesome!

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sweet. Here's Erebus and Ragnarok. my two inside servers. They're pretty nice beasts. 

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EREBUS | 2x Intel Xeon X5670 | 60GiB DDR3 1333Mhz | 3x 146GB RAID 5 10K SAS | AMD FirePro V5900

RAGNAROK | 2x Intel Xeon E5606 | 4GiB DDR3 1333Mhz | 2x 500GB RAID 0 5.2K SATA | AMD FirePro V7900

GOBBLES | i7 7700K 5.2GHz 1.373v | RIP GTX 980

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Just now, Lord Nicoll said:

sweet. Here's Erebus and Ragnarok. my two inside servers. They're pretty nice beasts. 

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Those are neat looking! I haven't seen board layouts like that before. Look at all those dimms!


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

Intel Ryzen 8 X5690

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 @ 4.03Ghz 12c/24t

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server ddr3

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded NZXT S340

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb and a 2Tb HDD

PSU: XFX 750W PRO Black Edition

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DXi4 and a Noctua NH-U9DXi4

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

Join us on the x58 page it is awesome!

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Just now, WhisperingKnickers said:

If you don't have a fan on your cooler that is very likely the issue

I have a fan on the CPU cooler but not northbridge. Which I probably shouldn't do, cause the mobo is designed in mind with you using the stock intel cooler which blows air down. 


Check out my pinewood case build log!

 

Fractal Design R3 (Black), Corsair CX 420WGigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev.2, Xeon x5650 (@3.6ghz) with Phanteks PH-TC14PE MSI GTX 970, 16gb HyperX Genesis DDR3, 240gb OCZ Tr150 SSD + random 160gb HDD + another 500gb 2.5" HDD. 

 

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8 minutes ago, ImadKnight said:

What's up boys. Anyone know if a hot northbridge could cause OC issues? 

I should get a fan for it soon, but can't really be bothered. Might even take the cooler of and check for bent pics when I have time off from studying. 

 

Yes, X58 is a traditional northbridge, so it would get very hot since it's doing a lot and often forgotten about. Consider looking for a fan for it, it could make an OC unstable as it controls PCIe lanes. 


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Just now, WhisperingKnickers said:

Those are neat looking! I haven't seen board layouts like that before. Look at all those dimms!

Yes, OEM server boards are often like that, since they're servers and cooling is really important, these aren't off for very long (if at all) and they where still on when I took that. 


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Just now, ImadKnight said:

I have a fan on the CPU cooler but not northbridge. Which I probably shouldn't do, cause the mobo is designed in mind with you using the stock intel cooler which blows air down. 

Yeah I would try adding a fan and see if that helps, it should be okay but it shouldnt be too much trouble to add a fan if you have one handy


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