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so i'm intersted in buying a Xeon X5675 and i'm looking at motherbaords, what's a good mobo that's not wayyyyy too pricey? and will i need to use ECC ram?

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WHats the rest of the system?

 

Do you want a server or desktop board?

 

Probalby go with a used x58 board, but there not cheap. Id probably st

 

Might as well use ecc, as registered ecc is cheaper and non ecc.

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4 minutes ago, BrassyBoy69 said:

so i'm intersted in buying a Xeon X5675 and i'm looking at motherbaords, what's a good mobo that's not wayyyyy too pricey? and will i need to use ECC ram?

But why are you  purchasing such old hardware? The IPC on this chip is going to be quite low in comparison to say an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 or something of the like......

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Only buy into X58 if you can get a quality used motherboard (not the brand new Chinese garbage) and a CPU or RAM for under $100.

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CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.2GHz @ 1.35V (courtesy of @XR6)Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Cooling: H100i V2, be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (two intake, two exhausting through radiator) Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

 

 

 

i use arch btw

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