Thats a pretty low overclock, for X58 standards anyways lol. Six core xeons on lga 1366 like the X5670 reach 4.5 on air and a lot of people even get them upto 4.7Ghz with a nice cooling setup. With clocks like those, and nearly none IPC imprvements in the past decade (since X58's launch) its no wonder this platform is still fairly relevant.
Th X35 is a 21:9 ultrawide. Becuase of its wider aspect ratio, despite being a larger display its height is similar to that 27inch 16:9 display.
I smell a feature...
Almost every Thuban outperforms a Vishera with the same clocks and cores. I'd build a Phenom II rig for my little brother with the motherboard and 20gbs of 2400 ddr3 I have collecting dust if Phenoms weren't so problematic with newer games.
Mother Russia is proud comrade. She is proud.
Its not only VRAM. the 3gb one has a smaller memory bus and a lot fewer cores.
Upgrade Path? Lol any FX should NOT be on anyone's upgrade path. Upgrade to atleast the Pentium G4560 or go Ryzen 3 for a REAL upgrade path.
AM3 is dead. Has been for 5 years now.
Cheaper, more cores, not that bad in terms of IPC and great overclockable chipset motherboards can be found for <$100 and solid upgrade path till 2020.
Yes, but not with a locked i5 on a B250 motherboard. Overclocked Ryzen would pull ahead in most games.
IMO Ryzen might have been the better choice, but hey, any PC is a major upgrade over the Xbone. +1
Hue Hue hue Hue... +1
The define c is already pretty compact to barely fit in an ATX motherboard and a front radiator, E-ATX would definitely have problems and might even interfere with those rubber grommets for cable management.
I never said Xeons couldn't be overclocked. Ive watched Tech Yes City for ages and he always banks in overclocking those older Nehalem LGA 1156 or 1366 Xeons. LGA 2011 Xeons like the 2XXX series suck at overclocking. Look it up anywhere. The only LGA 2011 Xeons that do overclock well are the Xeon 16XX V1 series but that too only on X79 boards, and good luck finding those cheap.
First off, stop being a fantard. Second only the Xeon 16XX series chips are known to have an unlocked multiplier. Even if you did manage to overclock that chip on an X79 board, the gains would be next to zero. And my prices are not wrong, in fact the E5-2670 is a bit more expensive than $99. Although the E5 2670 is still lucrative performance for the price, it's the motherboard availability that kills the value.
Sure, it might slightly outperform it in heavily multithreaded benchmarks, but you're basically throwing IPC (which you mentioned earlier) out of the window. Not to mention those Xeons don't have DDR4 or USB 3.1 Gen2. Plus that is a 2012 SandyBridge chip with a locked multiplier. Invalid argument. And no. You can have a 1700 and a B350 board for 329 + 99 and overclock it to 1800X levels even with the stock wraith. Whereas on that system it'll be 99+99 (for the average price of a E5 2670) and 300 totalling to $500, not counting the 2 coolers you'd also have to buy.
You'd want to check out /r/AMD on Reddit. They had a Ryzen ram megathread a while back where there was an entire list of kits verified to be Samsung B-DIE, Corsair Vengeance V4.39 kits are B-DIE and G.Skills TridentZ ram kits with speeds higher than 3200mhz with cl14 are also B-Die (probably not exactly sure). But as a general rule of thumb Higher Frequency (3200+) and low latency (14,15) is most likely B-Die.
Wow! That is one hell of a fine build bro, definitely clean and a nice break away from the whole "RGB everything" with some nice understated grey vibes. Hella cool and +1 for Ryzen, another +1 for the Crosshair and another +1 for the Evolv. Sadly I can only give one
It basically involves using low latency, high frequency ram which use Samsung B-Die chips rather than the SK hynix ones found on most ram sticks and tinkering for hours with BCLK overclock information and upping the SOC voltages to IMHO unsustainable amounts. Not as simple as ticking an "enable XMP" check box on an Intel to get the speed those sticks were rated for. AM4 has a very long way to go.
Wow! Just stumbled across this when looking for reviews on the ATH-M50X's. And Holy **** dat tubing is sexy AF and the gold accents make it look absolutely mind blowing!
How well or tightly does that cooler fit?
How are the POST times on your board? I've heard its pretty slow to post. +1 for that awesome build, Ryzen will keep you happy!
Three words : Y not Ryzen?
+1 on the awesome build tho!
Awesome setup and build! +1 for that Manta and Hue+! Im looking into buying that monitor (U2913WM) for my own build paired with an R9 Fury for $200, should I pull the trigger? How does it fare in gaming?
I spotted a U2713H monitor at a local store for $200 and I'm thinking of buying it. Would you recommend it, its an old panel. +1 On that awesome build tho!
You do know that one can make a similar or even outperforming rig using slightly old sandy/ivy or even haswell xeons? For about a $1000? But awesome build and +1 for that 6950X, nothing says bada$$ more than some $$$
Nice work man! I am in the exact same position:
Me: Dad I want to build my own gaming PC.
Dad: What's wrong with your Mac I just bought for you? (Bought in 2012)
Me: The only thing it runs is Half Life 2!
Dad: Gaming is a waste of time. No more on this topic.
1080's got rekt. +1 for the SLI setup and that monster of a cooler. Although the only chip that really needs a cooler like that is the FX-9590. Extravagance.
Nice build man! I'm 15 too and I'm joining together funds for a beast workstation. It'll take me a while though. Anyways that 980 ti is waaaayyy overkill for 1080p, especially for 60hz, 1440p panels are cheap these days and so are 144hz panels. +20.
My friend, you do know that you own the second most powerful consumer GPU on the planet right? That thing is a Titan X killer and performs close to a 1080 for chrissakes. +1
I had known the 1070 would be overkill, but what about a 970? For 1080p ofcourse.
Duude! Get a Dell! +1 for recycling.