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I decided to find a x58 board to use with a E5630 Xeon. 

 

After work I got it assembled:

 

Still have to do a bit of cable management, and put the side panels on.

 

This E5630 really is a neat CPU.

 


Edited by anubis1127 - 2/25/14 at 10:09pm
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I never really left the X58 platform. My introduction to a gaming rig was an ibuypower MSI pro e x58 w/i7 920 system bought off craigslist. I often thought about an upgrade to x79, but was put off by the costs vs performance factor. So I kept it and discovered these xeon chips that are available and was excited about the platform again. Upgraded to an Sabertooth board to take full advantage of these chips.

Love what I see so far!
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I decided to find a x58 board to use with a E5630 Xeon. 

After work I got it assembled:



Still have to do a bit of cable management, and put the side panels on.

This E5630 really is a neat CPU.

Yeah it's a pretty nice Quad Core. How much did you pay for the CPU? It's missing the SSE4 set, but has everything else thumb.gif. Are you planning to highly overclock it or run it around 3.8Ghz - 4.1Ghz? You case looks pretty neat to me. I'm sure there's no telling what the cables look like on the back lol.


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I never really left the X58 platform. My introduction to a gaming rig was an ibuypower MSI pro e x58 w/i7 920 system bought off craigslist. I often thought about an upgrade to x79, but was put off by the costs vs performance factor. So I kept it and discovered these xeon chips that are available and was excited about the platform again. Upgraded to an Sabertooth board to take full advantage of these chips.

Love what I see so far!

I felt the same way man. I had actually started to put a build together. I had a budget of $2000.00 for the X79. I built my gaming myself. I'm so glad I was patient with the platform and didn't upgrade because I though the X58 was outdated in the CPU department. I'm glad I was wrong since Hexa cores are all over the place now. I'm glad I decided to get the Sabertooth X58. Its going to be hard for me to leave the Sabertooth brand after this.
    
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Just to let everyone know I'm going to updating the review. I have to give thanks to kp for allowing me to borrow some DDR3-2000Mhz for a better comparison to the high end 3960X and 4960X. All high end SB-E and IV-E test are using faster RAM. This well let us know exactly how powerful and\or more viable the X58 platform really is.

Yeah, should be interesting to see the comparison, only thing is that they are hard to find and im sure a little pricey as well lol
    
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Just to let everyone know I'm going to updating the review. I have to give thanks to kp for allowing me to borrow some DDR3-2000Mhz for a better comparison to the high end 3960X and 4960X. All high end SB-E and IV-E test are using faster RAM. This well let us know exactly how powerful and\or more viable the X58 platform really is. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I've also published my review on my blog:

http://x5660.blogspot.com/?view=sidebar

You can post comments Anonymously if you want to. I should be receiving the DDR3-2000Mhz RAM later today. Please be patient as I setup my system and try to get the best timings out of the RAM. I'll be updating all week into next week I bet.


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Yeah it's a pretty nice Quad Core. How much did you pay for the CPU? It's missing the SSE4 set, but has everything else thumb.gif. Are you planning to highly overclock it or run it around 3.8Ghz - 4.1Ghz? You case looks pretty neat to me. I'm sure there's no telling what the cables look like on the back lol.


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I felt the same way man. I had actually started to put a build together. I had a budget of $2000.00 for the X79. I built my gaming myself. I'm so glad I was patient with the platform and didn't upgrade because I though the X58 was outdated in the CPU department. I'm glad I was wrong since Hexa cores are all over the place now. I'm glad I decided to get the Sabertooth X58. Its going to be hard for me to leave the Sabertooth brand after this.

biggrin.gif I can't wait to see what 2000+ Mhz RAM does for the Hex cores thumb.gif. Funny thing about x58 for me is that I pulled the trigger back in 2010 when I built my i7 920 setup and decided on 2000 Mhz ram even though everyone kept telling me it was a waste of money blah blah...it wasn't until the past month that I ran anything slower than 2000 Mhz RAM in the platform... not to mention I have always run 6 sticks of 2000 Mhz RAM...

My poor 920... I run 1.44+Vcore and +500 to +525 mV on the VTT (~1.7+V on the x58 Classy) on the i7 920 since I've had it lol... everyone talking about high Vcore and VTT killing these chips but I haven't had any issues with mine. Nor have I experienced degradation of the CPU. I mean running the kind of volts I am (particularly the VTT) it seems like I would have started having IMC issues or something by now lol. Hopefully what ever x5650 or x5660 I end up with for the x58 is as resilient as this 920 cheers.gif

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Yeah it's a pretty nice Quad Core. How much did you pay for the CPU? It's missing the SSE4 set, but has everything else thumb.gif. Are you planning to highly overclock it or run it around 3.8Ghz - 4.1Ghz? You case looks pretty neat to me. I'm sure there's no telling what the cables look like on the back lol.
Looking forward to seeing your results with the quicker RAM.

I didn't pay much for the CPU at all. ARK says "Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.2", so its not missing SSE4. wink.gif I did probably pay too much for the X58A-UD3R board, I got it from an ocn member used for a bit over $100, but oh well. It should be easy to install other OS's on.



Well my motherboard is the X58A-UD3R, after I got it started looking at some reviews from when it was released, it seems it was a bit of a 'value' x58 board. A lot of the reviewers had trouble over 200mhz on the bclk. Makes me wish I would have spent the extra money and got a Saberkitty, or Rampage board, or even an EVGA board but oh well.

So far I was able to get 210Mhz stable w/ 18x multi, but couldn't POST at 19, or 20x. As you can see in the CPU-Z screenshot I've got it at 4.0Ghz right now, been running a prime95 blend test since last night, seems stable so far.

Haha, yeah, its a huge case, I'll have plenty of room to tidy things up, and tuck everything away neatly behind the mobo tray.
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very nice cant wait to see what the out come is and not to say 2000mhz+ ram isent fast but i have found a video on comparison of ram that actully goes between 1333 to 2400 speed ram and what the benckmarks say that 1866 ram is actully faster but by a few number tahts why i got the 1866 ram speed chips but i do want to see the benchmarks you are doing
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Looking forward to seeing your results with the quicker RAM.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I didn't pay much for the CPU at all. ARK says "Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.2", so its not missing SSE4. wink.gif I did probably pay too much for the X58A-UD3R board, I got it from an ocn member used for a bit over $100, but oh well. It should be easy to install other OS's on.


Well my motherboard is the X58A-UD3R, after I got it started looking at some reviews from when it was released, it seems it was a bit of a 'value' x58 board. A lot of the reviewers had trouble over 200mhz on the bclk. Makes me wish I would have spent the extra money and got a Saberkitty, or Rampage board, or even an EVGA board but oh well.

So far I was able to get 210Mhz stable w/ 18x multi, but couldn't POST at 19, or 20x. As you can see in the CPU-Z screenshot I've got it at 4.0Ghz right now, been running a prime95 blend test since last night, seems stable so far.

Haha, yeah, its a huge case, I'll have plenty of room to tidy things up, and tuck everything away neatly behind the mobo tray.

210 BLCK isn't bad.... not to mention the low VCORE on your OC is pretty darn good! Shoot, I'll take anything at or below 1.3V for 4+ gigglehurtz thumb.gif I have to start tweaking IOH/ICH voltages and clock skews when I start getting over 210-215 BCLK on my x58 Classified 760 board. Granted I've hit 228 BCLK for some high voltage benches but I would hardly call it stable lol
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210 BLCK isn't bad.... not to mention the low VCORE on your OC is pretty darn good! Shoot, I'll take anything at or below 1.3V for 4+ gigglehurtz thumb.gif I have to start tweaking IOH/ICH voltages and clock skews when I start getting over 210-215 BCLK on my x58 Classified 760 board. Granted I've hit 228 BCLK for some high voltage benches but I would hardly call it stable lol


Yeah, I was hoping the vcore would be lower, but whatever, it is fine.  210 x 18 was pretty stable, but I couldn't even get the board to POST at 20, maybe later I'll try tweaking some stuff, it could have been my RAM timings maybe.  I'll get 4.0 stable, and then work my way up to 4.2Ghz, the max multi is 20, so I'm thinking around 4.2ghz is where I'll top out with this board, and chip.

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Looking forward to seeing your results with the quicker RAM.

I didn't pay much for the CPU at all. ARK says "Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.2", so its not missing SSE4. wink.gif I did probably pay too much for the X58A-UD3R board, I got it from an ocn member used for a bit over $100, but oh well. It should be easy to install other OS's on.



Well my motherboard is the X58A-UD3R, after I got it started looking at some reviews from when it was released, it seems it was a bit of a 'value' x58 board. A lot of the reviewers had trouble over 200mhz on the bclk. Makes me wish I would have spent the extra money and got a Saberkitty, or Rampage board, or even an EVGA board but oh well.

So far I was able to get 210Mhz stable w/ 18x multi, but couldn't POST at 19, or 20x. As you can see in the CPU-Z screenshot I've got it at 4.0Ghz right now, been running a prime95 blend test since last night, seems stable so far.

Haha, yeah, its a huge case, I'll have plenty of room to tidy things up, and tuck everything away neatly behind the mobo tray.

Sorry about that. I thought those were missing some instructions. If ARK says it then it's true. That's a pretty nice overclock and very nice Vcore as well. Looking good.

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I got the RAM now I just have to do some stability test. Then I'll get around to start running benchmarks and gaming etc. I don't expect a big difference for gaming, but we will see. I'll also be sure to run some test using the 1866Mhz speed.
    
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