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The question wasn't "will this work in my board?" The question I answered was "Any opinions what would be the x58 Xeon to buy now if looking for best price-performance ratio?"

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The x56 xeons will work in all Asus x58 boards with the latest bios,Not seen an Asus board not support them. They work in Gygabyte boards and Asrock boards. And Foxcon bloodrage
EVGA FTW3, Classified3 and SLI3, will work, the other EVGA boards that are REV 1.2 or better and most all RX boards. I do believe the rev 1.1 will work. Google is your friend.

In this thread here under member list, is a list of people and what boards they are using.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1489955/official-x58-xeon-club/0_20
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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).

I think the x5670 is the best price/performance right now, they regularly go for $100, you don't need to run high BCLK to get decent clocks. The x5675 is good as well if you get a good deal on it ($110), that extra multi can help quite a bit depending on your cooling.

Yep, I'd say $120 for that board is quite good. I think boards with more power phases may be better suited to the hexa cores though. The Black and Extreme versions regularly go for $200+ on ebay, of course I'd never buy a 1366 board for over $150 (excluding the SR2 wink.gif).
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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?

The P6T will reach 4ghz+ depending on your chip, and shouldn't stress anything too much, but a Sabertooth has heftier phases and will overclock better.

I'm not sure how the Sabertooth compares to the P6T Deluxe/v2/WS PRO/P6X58D (all similar for overclocking from what I understand) but I did a comparison recently with my P6T Deluxe v2 and a P6T using a x5670 and the same Cooler/HDD.

At 1.3v it maxed at 4.2ghz on my Deluxe v2, on the P6T it maxed at 4ghz.
These were approx 2 hours prime smallfft stable, so probably not 100% stable but fairly close.

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@kithylin
Check Kana's list of compatible motherboards (page 1).

There are a large number of compatible boards. Probably most of the desirable models for overclocking or (and this really has to be a consideration at this point in time) for buying when this old will accept a Dual-QPI Xeon if flashed with an appropriate BIOS (usually the latest one)

But, you're right to remind possible n00bs that yes, not all boards support these dual QPI chips.
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Looks like this 980X is POS. It can't post properly at 4Ghz
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How are you so sure its not the setup?
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How are you so sure its not the setup?

Please explain further what might be wrong with the setup.
post #5798 of 7890
Is it a good idea to match the Uncore speed with the QPI speed? For the longest I've always had a mix match
     
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Decisions, decisions, decisions... I've been running an eVGA x58 FTW3 for a few months now, but recently dusted off an old ASUS X58 Sabertooth. So I'm trying to decide if i should switch motherboards. After all, I only have this platform so I can tinker with it. Is it worth switching or am I wasting my time? This is still my favorite platform to overclock; there is something about the x58 that always draws me back!

After all, I had a perfectly good 3930K I got rid of in 2014, followed by a complete 2600k build OCed to 4.8GHz that now sits in my closet because it is boreing to OC... That's how much I love to tinker!

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Decisions, decisions, decisions... I've been running an eVGA x58 FTW3 for a few months now, but recently dusted off an old ASUS X58 Sabertooth. So I'm trying to decide if i should switch motherboards. After all, I only have this platform so I can tinker with it. Is it worth switching or am I wasting my time? This is still my favorite platform to overclock; there is something about the x58 that always draws me back!

After all, I had a perfectly good 3930K I got rid of in 2014, followed by a complete 2600k build OCed to 4.8GHz that now sits in my closet because it is boreing to OC... That's how much I love to tinker!

Advice?

Swap it out! No doubt. EVGA is great, but the Sabertooth is a beast. The stuff I've put mine through and it just hums along. Altho I did change out the tim/thermal pads on the NB and vrm sinks. Gotta swap out the thermal pads every 6 years whether it needs it or not.

Or...you could perform a retro X58 board comparo. For science.
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