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Hello,

I'm looking to use this CPU for a Freenas system, the motherboard I am thinking of using is a dual socket motherboard. Two questions, does anyone who uses this CPU would think that Freenas would have any issues with this CPU?

Beyond NAS, I will also be running Plex in a jail, and possibly Sabnzbd. Should be no issue with dual socket CPU's and plenty of RAM?

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Looking at RAM, does anyone have experience with memory4less.com?

For the Freenas itself, I will be on the Freenas forums for those questions.

However, I am looking for the best bang for a good price...and seems like this CPU is a good one. Also one that is highly compatible.

edit: I just realized that this thread is about the x5660, not the x5560 that I linked. But still the x5660 seems like the better option....so maybe help me sort out something that will be compatible with that.
Edited by cloudbyday - 1/29/16 at 4:49pm
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From my experience the 32nm chips are quite durable as well. I've been using 1.66V VCore & 1.51V VTT with my X5650 in my benching rig for a little while now and it's still rock solid at the 4.2GHz oc I used when it was my daliy driver. My new X5687 also handles that amount of voltage just fine.
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Yeah my experience was just more of the middle of the road except for this one X5660. I may have been a little less experienced at the time but it just seemed to be a stubborn over-clocker, oh well
     
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During normal use I notice absolutely no difference compared to my single 840 EVO on my P6T Deluxe v2 (~250-270MB/s). The biggest gains come from the latency of SSD's (~0.1ms) versus mechanical drives (~10ms), which I think most of us know already. The extra throughput will help for copying large files between multiple fast drives or arrays (or video work).

Yeah that low latency really makes a difference for sure when switching from a HDD to a SSD. So yeah daily use = no difference, but if you have programs that can really benefit from the lower latency the you'll see a big difference. Some of my programs benefit from SSDs while some others simply perform worse on a SSD than a HDD. It all depends on the program.


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Kana-Maru, yeah I know that I have to be careful with the LGA1366 Xeons, for benching, I never gave them more than 1.45V Vcore. What temps and Vcore do you consider safe for 24/7 use under water?

The Q6600 I overclocked, I actually gave it 1.7V on air! I knew it would be crazy to do that, but I really wanted to hit 4Ghz but it was never ment to happen. Now I cannot achieve anything higher than 3.5Ghz tongue.gif

Ah dang 1.7v.....devil.gif whew. I pushed my X5660 to the point to where it wouldn't POST for approx. 45 mins and it had loud coil whine for about a week. My low 4.6Ghz & 4.8Ghz requires more voltage for stability now. I wish I would've never pushed so many volts into my CPU while hitting 5.2Ghz and 5.4Ghz. Simply wasn't worth it. Thankfully I didn't run my CPU for a long time and turned off the PC before extreme damage occurred.

Well no matter if you are under water or using air I suggest no more than 1.35v for the X5650 and the X5670. That's the recommended voltage before potential damage occurs or uncertain death. The 32nm can take a beating, but not the kind of beating a 45nm could take.

As far as temps goes you don't want anything above 80c period. Yes the CPU can take it, but that's a ton of heat that will only lead to problems over time. You'll definitely want to be below 74c for starters, but anything under 70c is great at 100% heavy work loads. In most cases you'll never be running 100% constantly, well for most people, so it shouldn't be a big problem.

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Hello,

I'm looking to use this CPU for a Freenas system, the motherboard I am thinking of using is a dual socket motherboard. Two questions, does anyone who uses this CPU would think that Freenas would have any issues with this CPU?

Beyond NAS, I will also be running Plex in a jail, and possibly Sabnzbd. Should be no issue with dual socket CPU's and plenty of RAM?
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CPU

Looking at RAM, does anyone have experience with memory4less.com?

For the Freenas itself, I will be on the Freenas forums for those questions.

However, I am looking for the best bang for a good price...and seems like this CPU is a good one. Also one that is highly compatible.

edit: I just realized that this thread is about the x5660, not the x5560 that I linked. But still the x5660 seems like the better option....so maybe help me sort out something that will be compatible with that.

There's no issue with speaking about other Westmere's in topic. There's nothing wrong with your setup. You can go X5660 if you want. I don't normally pay attention to dual motherboards for the X58 nowadays. As far as FreeNAS, I don't know if it will work or not or how well it will work. I'm sure those guys on that forum will help you.

Oh yeah about "memory4less.com"......never used the site. They have the BBB accredited icon and a few others. You can check them out on the BBB website I guess.
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Hello,

I'm looking to use this CPU for a Freenas system, the motherboard I am thinking of using is a dual socket motherboard. Two questions, does anyone who uses this CPU would think that Freenas would have any issues with this CPU?

Beyond NAS, I will also be running Plex in a jail, and possibly Sabnzbd. Should be no issue with dual socket CPU's and plenty of RAM?

Motherboard
CPU

Looking at RAM, does anyone have experience with memory4less.com?

For the Freenas itself, I will be on the Freenas forums for those questions.

However, I am looking for the best bang for a good price...and seems like this CPU is a good one. Also one that is highly compatible.

edit: I just realized that this thread is about the x5660, not the x5560 that I linked. But still the x5660 seems like the better option....so maybe help me sort out something that will be compatible with that.

I'd avoid going the retail memory route for a large amount of ECC, you can probably find supported ram for whatever board you get for much less on ebay. I recently picked up a 48gb kit for my Z8NA-D6C of officially supported 1333mhz for about $70, and just let it run memtest86 for ~5 days to make sure it was reliable

I don't see why FreeNAS wouldn't work well, but you may want to do some research on that. But keep in mind that these chipsets and CPU's use quite a bit more power than more modern stuff.

As far as CPU selection goes, more CPU power is going to be better for something like Plex if you are planning to transcode media on the fly for mobile, tv's or whatever.
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Any opinions what would be the x58 Xeon to buy now if looking for best price-performance ratio?

I haven't followed the prices since last summer and just noticed the X5650 is selling for over 100 dollars now (it was 60 dollars when I bought mine year ago), it does not look so hot deal to me anymore.

Also would you consider buying used Asus Rampage 3 Extreme for 120 dollars/euros a good deal (only the board, nothing else).
Edited by Myski - 2/4/16 at 3:11pm
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i miss my old p6t deluxe ( psu blowout)

do you think a p6t (the regular model) could handle that or should i consider a sabertooth or older rive?
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do you think a p6t (the regular model) could handle that or should i consider a sabertooth or older rive?

I dont think there are major hw differences between the two, and you should be able to crossflash bioses (if they are faultless boards, unlike mine which still has the weird frozen bios problem) between deluxe and regular version if some overclocking options are missing from the regular version.

If you just want some stable ~4Ghz and nothing too extreme that is.
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thanks Myski-

I am debating cycling some machines -
putting a p6t in operation again
and selling my 3930k with rive setup- so ill probably need a rig until i sort everything out.
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The X5650 is right around the best price for performance. Trouble is everyone buys them, abuses them, and then resells the ones they don't want.
     
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