Originally Posted by Myski
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 )
Originally Posted by burntheskies
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.
Edit: some edits Edited by tbob22 - 2/4/16 at 11:20pm