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General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

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1 minute ago, Lord Nicoll said:

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Those are impressive temps for that voltage, very cool!


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

The Impossibox

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

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

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

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1 minute ago, Ground said:

I was surprised too. But it stayed even cooler at stock speeds.

Don't get a 5690 for overclocking! If you want a CPU to overclock and don't care about budget as much get a W3680/W3690, those are unlocked like the i7 980X/990X. Oddly enough they are cheaper than the x5680 and x5690.

@Lord Nicoll Well, you aren't using Air cooling for that, are you? :D

The x5690 is significantly more expensive than other xeons of its generation but I already have two and I thought it would be cool to keep a theme :)


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

The Impossibox

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

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

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

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7 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

Using a fan should be good, I know my Rampage III Formula (I got it used, so no accessories) came with a fan to cool the northbridge and such when water-cooling. So it's designed to be actively cooled. 

I've seen those too. On my MSI I sometimes feel like some fool decided they need a cool decorative plate above one of the heatsinks, making it almost useless if air is coming form ontop... I'll try to remove it over the next couple days. 


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Just now, WhisperingKnickers said:

The x5690 is significantly more expensive than other xeons of its generation but I already have two and I thought it would be cool to keep a theme :)

Still wouldn't spend as much on a used Xeon, just get the unlocked (!) W3680. Only single socket support, but who cares if you are planning to overclock anyways? SR-2s are a bit too uncommon anyways...


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1 minute ago, Ground said:

I've seen those too. On my MSI I sometimes feel like some fool decided they need a cool decorative plate above one of the heatsinks, making it almost useless if air is coming form ontop... I'll try to remove it over the next couple days. 

That looks small enough that it should be okay, if you want to take it off though I imagine it is glued?


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

The Impossibox

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

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

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

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3 minutes ago, Ground said:

 

@Lord Nicoll Well, you aren't using Air cooling for that, are you? :D

I am not using air, that was on a 240mm custom loop with the window up (ambient air of like 14°C) on a CPU that is entirely using liquid metal. Needless to say it can handle it. 


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Just now, Ground said:

SR-2s are a bit too uncommon anyways

I only know of one for sale and the guy wants $1100 for it :(


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The Impossibox

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

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

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

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4 minutes ago, WhisperingKnickers said:

Those are impressive temps for that voltage, very cool!

I was at that point shivering with the cold. 


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1 minute ago, WhisperingKnickers said:

That looks small enough that it should be okay, if you want to take it off though I imagine it is glued?

Well, it kinda blocks the middle of the heatsink. It should be alright, but it could be much better. 

 

1 minute ago, WhisperingKnickers said:

I only know of one for sale and the guy wants $1100 for it :(

Yeah, I've seen that. Over 5 times as much as I spent on my system this year, including spare CPUs lol

 

Just now, Lord Nicoll said:

I am not using air, that was on a 240mm custom loop with the window up (ambient air of like 14°C) on a CPU that is entirely using liquid metal. Needless to say it can handle it. 

Air would have surprised me either way :P


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Just now, Ground said:

Well, it kinda blocks the middle of the heatsink. It should be alright, but it could be much better. 

 

Yeah, I've seen that. Over 5 times as much as I spent on my system this year, including spare CPUs lol

 

Air would have surprised me either way :P

I seen an SR-2 for £75 sold as not tested, guy tested it a few days later and it went to £600


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

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3 minutes ago, Lord Nicoll said:

I am not using air, that was on a 240mm custom loop with the window up (ambient air of like 14°C) on a CPU that is entirely using liquid metal. Needless to say it can handle it. 

 

2 minutes ago, Lord Nicoll said:

I was at that point shivering with the cold. 

That is really cold haha. This winter when it snows I want to take my computer into the garage where it is very cold and try overclocking in there


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

The Impossibox

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

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

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

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Just now, Lord Nicoll said:

I seen an SR-2 for £75 sold as not tested, guy tested it a few days later and it went to £600

Even that is a good price compared to some of the prices I have seen. I would love to get one but they are so hard to find


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The Impossibox

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

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

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

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Just now, WhisperingKnickers said:

 

That is really cold haha. This winter when it snows I want to take my computer into the garage where it is very cold and try overclocking in there

If I really wanted to take it for a spin I'd power up my phase change cooler....................... brb


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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, WhisperingKnickers said:

Even that is a good price compared to some of the prices I have seen. I would love to get one but they are so hard to find

It also came with 2 E5606's, but I've given away better LGA 1366 Xeons than those. (pair of L5620's)


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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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1 minute ago, Lord Nicoll said:

If I really wanted to take it for a spin I'd power up my phase change cooler....................... brb

You didnt lead with that!?


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

The Impossibox

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

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

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

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1 minute ago, Lord Nicoll said:

It also came with 2 E5606's, but I've given away better LGA 1366 Xeons than those. (pair of L5620's)

Wow, I would love to find one someday but I doubt they will ever go back down to reasonable prices


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

The Impossibox

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

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

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

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1 minute ago, WhisperingKnickers said:

You didnt lead with that!?

Naw, I don't use it much, liquid metal can't take the low low temps so I'd need to remove it, put Kryonaut on it, do it, remove the Kyronaut and put Conductonaut back on, and that's all really expensive. 


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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1 minute ago, Lord Nicoll said:

Naw, I don't use it much, liquid metal can't take the low low temps so I'd need to remove it, put Kryonaut on it, do it, remove the Kyronaut and put Conductonaut back on, and that's all really expensive. 

Oh that makes sense, I didn't realize that the liquid metal doesn't do low temps like that


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

The Impossibox

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

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

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

Folding info so I don't lose it: 

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3 minutes ago, WhisperingKnickers said:

Wow, I would love to find one someday but I doubt they will ever go back down to reasonable prices

Well, they aren't the 1000$s your guys are claiming now :P On ebay there are currently a couple starting with an auction thats currently sitting at 350, and the last couple boards that sold sold between 400 and 600$.


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1 minute ago, Ground said:

Well, they aren't the 1000$s your guys are claiming now :P On ebay there are currently a couple starting with an auction thats currently sitting at 350, and the last couple boards that sold sold between 400 and 600$.

Oh wow I have never seen them this low

 


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

The Impossibox

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

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

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

Folding info so I don't lose it: 

WhisperingKnickers

 

Join us on the x58 page it is awesome!

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Just now, WhisperingKnickers said:

Oh wow I have never seen them this low

 

I was surprised too. Don't battle each other if you start bidding on the one that's currently up for auction :P


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1 minute ago, WhisperingKnickers said:

Oh that makes sense, I didn't realize that the liquid metal doesn't do low temps like that

yeah, I think it's like 8°C it freezes. Now if you keep it under a load and above that, that's fine, but it's still a little sketch. On DICE or LN2 liquid metal is a complete no go, and even indium solder can give you some trouble if there was any imperfections in it. 


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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1 minute ago, Lord Nicoll said:

yeah, I think it's like 8°C it freezes. Now if you keep it under a load and above that, that's fine, but it's still a little sketch. On DICE or LN2 liquid metal is a complete no go, and even indium solder can give you some trouble if there was any imperfections in it. 

I didn't know that thanks for the information. I feel like that would be really important to know


⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇

 

The Impossibox

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

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

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

 

Folding info so I don't lose it: 

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I'll try to remember to post some screenshots when I get home. The computer looks like a computer, but the bench performance is pretty good. Comparable to housemate's i7-6700k/Fury Nano system except slightly behind in graphics scores.

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1 minute ago, WhisperingKnickers said:

I didn't know that thanks for the information. I feel like that would be really important to know

I have no idea how or why Linus needed phase change for the i7 4790K on 1.4v for 5GHz, he didn't even delid it, complete waste of time. I could have probably gotten 5.2GHz on almost 10°C full load temps with a cooler like that with a delid and Kyronaut. 


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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