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[Buildlog] X58 Bang for the Buck*

that looks damn good for the price. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Greetings,

 

I wanted to share my recent X58 Build. The main goal was to get the best perfomance as possible for my bucks. 
 

**Just to mention it,I live in Germany and Used PC stuff is mostly expensive here**

 

So Lets start.

The first contact with the X58 plaform was last year when I purchased a Dell Precision T3500 with a Quadcore Xeon (W3530) This was the time I noticed, Holy S**t this thing flies ! 
I used it till last month, where I decided its time to move on and Build an X58 system for the Best bang for the buck.

 

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As a base I used the GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 Revision.1

 

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Now I needed a Processor, I shot this Xeon W3670 on Ebay for 10€

 

 

Xeon W3670

 

The stock clock speed is 3.20 GHz on Six Cores! I needed a good cooler for this to keep it cool,but I tought the stock cooler will do the job too? NO! The stock one didnt even fit on the board,so I needed to buy a new one. Since I am on a budget i was searching for second hand LGA 1366 coolers but found nothing, So I choosed the

 

Cooler Master MasterAir MA410P Which cost me 50€

 

Coolermaster masterair MA410P
 

 

Okay ! I had the Mainboard,The Processor and the cooler....now I needed some RAM,Storage Drives,a Graphics Card,Power Supply and a Case....So I asked my friend ebay if he has something for me,and you bet he did !

 

I went with the ASUS Rog Strixx GTX960 4GB as my Graphics which I got on a ebay auction for 100€

 

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Now I needed some RAM. I wasnt quite sure if this board does support ECC memory (because its cheap),on the forums I found only negative answers. I took the Risk and bought 16gb Registered ECC memory for 20€.

I put it on the motherboard,tested it and...It works!  Still I dont have the ECC support but I dont need it anyways. 


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To power everything I went with a Cooler Master Masterwatt lite 500W Power Supply,Which I bought New (sadly) for 50€ 


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with the Sotrage I went with an Intel SSD 240GB, and with a Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm Mechanical Drive /

 

The SSD cost me 40€


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And the HDD From Seagate, 60€ for 2TB of Space :)

 

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Finally I needed a case,and since I went out of time I bought a new one for 30€ on ebay,It was cheap,really cheap..the quality was...yeah,no that good.

 

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I have not ran any benchmarks or similar since I had no time. But I will do it tomorrow and update the thread. 
 

I planned to Overclock the Xeon,and since I never overclocked anything I need help,so if anyone knows how its done on this Motherboard let me know in the comments :)

Do you have any recommendations on this build ? maybe to change components and so on ? 
I would love to hear your toughts on this build! 

 

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Posted · Best Answer

that looks damn good for the price. 


DISCLAIMER: ANYTHING I SAY COULD BE WRONG. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH! 

PC: 2X XEON X5650 | GTX 690 | 2X 240GB SSD | 24GB RAM Windows 10

MacBook: I5 3210M HD4000 | 1 TB SSD | 16GB RAM | macOS Mojave / Windows 10

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i was wondering though, what did you pay for the mobo?


DISCLAIMER: ANYTHING I SAY COULD BE WRONG. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH! 

PC: 2X XEON X5650 | GTX 690 | 2X 240GB SSD | 24GB RAM Windows 10

MacBook: I5 3210M HD4000 | 1 TB SSD | 16GB RAM | macOS Mojave / Windows 10

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Not a bad price.  My X58 build was probably $2k back in the day including the wondering OCZ 128GB SSD.  Still have it sitting in the closet.  Hate throwing computer parts away but haven't found a way to get rid of it otherwise.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, Xplo1t said:

Not a bad price.  My X58 build was probably $2k back in the day including the wondering OCZ 128GB SSD.  Still have it sitting in the closet.  Hate throwing computer parts away but haven't found a way to get rid of it otherwise.

Thanks,  I did my best to keep it down with the money.  Still I think I could have done a better job if I had more time.  Because the power supply is new, the cooler and the case.  If I bought them second hand this would probably me 50€ more in my pocket ^^ 

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Replace the stock thermal compound on the northbridge and the UD5 will fly away! It is a fantastic overclocking Motherboard for X58 Xeons. I had 2 Xeon X5660s and both went to 4.6Ghz no prob on this very same board! Enjoy your journey :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 11/27/2018 at 9:03 PM, Cocco93 said:

Replace the stock thermal compound on the northbridge and the UD5 will fly away! It is a fantastic overclocking Motherboard for X58 Xeons. I had 2 Xeon X5660s and both went to 4.6Ghz no prob on this very same board! Enjoy your journey :)

Can you help me with overclocking? I never did it on a legacy bios haha

 

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