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Hey guys....

I've been toying around with doing a build of something wacky for my Youtube channel... Something just different from normal builds. My plan has been to do a phase-change build for my next personal rig but I don't really see a bat to upgrade to at the moment that is worth it.

My new Idea is to take a couple ES Xeons from Fleabay and drop them in a MB and have a lil fun with it. Build a "Rendering" rig of sorts. It'll probably cost me around $1200 to do it, and I just wanted to see if anyone here had any input on ES Xeons?
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Bump...

Anybody? At all?
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I would probably hunt down a couple Westmere Xeons and an SR-2 if I really wanted to go nutty on a 2P.
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I would probably hunt down a couple Westmere Xeons and an SR-2 if I really wanted to go nutty on a 2P.

Not really looking to fold... Only looking to do a video and have a play toy rendering rig.
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I would probably hunt down a couple Westmere Xeons and an SR-2 if I really wanted to go nutty on a 2P.

Not really looking to fold... Only looking to do a video and have a play toy rendering rig.

You might have some luck with an SR-X and Ivy-bridge Xeons, but hunting down ES chips will be hard. Plus all Xeons are locked, so would there be any BIOS support for an OC?

Maybe you could get lucky and find a single 15-core ES Xeon, then slap in on an X79 board. Otherwise, an SR-2 is your only other viable option... unless you want a 4P Opteron rig.

Well, you could sell a car or 2 and get a 4P-8P Xeon server... that would render pretty well biggrin.gif
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You might have some luck with an SR-X and Ivy-bridge Xeons, but hunting down ES chips will be hard. Plus all Xeons are locked, so would there be any BIOS support for an OC?

Maybe you could get lucky and find a single 15-core ES Xeon, then slap in on an X79 board. Otherwise, an SR-2 is your only other viable option... unless you want a 4P Opteron rig.

Well, you could sell a car or 2 and get a 4P-8P Xeon server... that would render pretty well biggrin.gif

here is a link to the ones I was thinking about...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Intel-Xeon-LGA2011-8-Cores-Dual-QPI-E5-2650-ES-QA82-QA8H-2-0GHz-20MB/261409064658?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.RVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20261%26meid%3D5305335622417616254%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D9059%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D321334038891
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Not really looking to fold... Only looking to do a video and have a play toy rendering rig.

Who said anything about Folding? You could build a killer workstation around a couple of Nehalem- or Westmere-EP chips. My pair of X5560s at stock clocks still beat the pants off a single 3770k when something can use all 16 threads. If I could throw them in an SR-2 and clock them up, I would probably forget I even had an IVB chip.
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Thanks for the words guys... I'm still debating this.

I can either do this project right now... Or I can buy my phase change for the next build... .Decision decisions.
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