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That's if you can even find a 1366 board!

I would really suggest sticking with your motherboard if possible.

welt theres heap of them on ebay
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welt theres heap of them on ebay

I've been looking, and the decent ones are all in the $200 range.
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Its not a matter of if they can be found, but more so if you can justify the price tag and if the seller has a good reputation
    
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I personally wouldn't bother with socket 1366, you are really limiting yourself there.

An AM3+ board with say a Phenom X6 would be nice. The 1055T is difficult to overclock in that it's locked, so you'll need a board that can handle high bus speeds and also decent RAM to sustain it.

The FX-6100 is pants, I have had both the FX-6100 and a 1045T and I can say the 1045T at stock is faster than the FX-6100 at stock by a big margin.


Overclocked 1055T > FX-6100 easily.

FX-8320/8350 would be a more viable choice here.


The Gigabyte GA-970A-U3DP is a popular choice and will handle a Phenom easily. The FX-8320-8350 is a bit more taxing on the board (hence the higher phases).


Bottom line, I can say a Thuban is an absolute joy to overclock and you really do feel the benefits smile.gif from experience you really need to juice the FX-6100 high to reap the benefit.


FX-6300 is a different story however.
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I personally wouldn't bother with socket 1366, you are really limiting yourself there.

An AM3+ board with say a Phenom X6 would be nice. The 1055T is difficult to overclock in that it's locked, so you'll need a board that can handle high bus speeds and also decent RAM to sustain it.

The FX-6100 is pants, I have had both the FX-6100 and a 1045T and I can say the 1045T at stock is faster than the FX-6100 at stock by a big margin.


Overclocked 1055T > FX-6100 easily.

FX-8320/8350 would be a more viable choice here.


The Gigabyte GA-970A-U3DP is a popular choice and will handle a Phenom easily. The FX-8320-8350 is a bit more taxing on the board (hence the higher phases).


Bottom line, I can say a Thuban is an absolute joy to overclock and you really do feel the benefits smile.gif from experience you really need to juice the FX-6100 high to reap the benefit.


FX-6300 is a different story however.

That doesnt make much sense honestly, how are you limited on x58?
    
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That doesnt make much sense honestly, how are you limited on x58?

I wouldnt really say limited, but I think what he was meaning was it is lacking. Most assuredly, not lacking in performance; but it is missing SATA III and USB 3, not really a huge deal because they can be added in via PCIe. Also it is limited in selection, warranty support, and it generally is not economically justifiable as it is silly expensive to get a decent motherboard thats x58.

But you are definitely right about 1366 not being justifiable!

it would be cheaper to go x79 and sandy bridge-e than a 6 cores and x58.

ahhh i wish i could do an sr-2 build with overclocked 6 core xeons just because dual cpu, xeon, and overclocking together sounds awesome...Limited? no way; viable? not unless its cheaper than going to a newer platform thats cheaper.
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I wouldnt really say limited, but I think what he was meaning was it is lacking. Most assuredly, not lacking in performance; but it is missing SATA III and USB 3, not really a huge deal because they can be added in via PCIe. Also it is limited in selection, warranty support, and it generally is not economically justifiable as it is silly expensive to get a decent motherboard thats x58.

But you are definitely right about 1366 not being justifiable!

it would be cheaper to go x79 and sandy bridge-e than a 6 cores and x58.

ahhh i wish i could do an sr-2 build with overclocked 6 core xeons just because dual cpu, xeon, and overclocking together sounds awesome...Limited? no way; viable? not unless its cheaper than going to a newer platform thats cheaper.

Well I have found it to be viable if you can find it used in craigslist or some other similar medium, ebay is admittedly too pricey. However when I can find a x58 system for 350, spend 100 on the X5650 and sell the i7 back on the marketplace then I just got myself a 400 USD machine that has one of the most powerful CPU's out there.

Actually a lot of the later motherboards came with 2x USB 3.0 on the I/O, Sata III is more justified when your actually saturating Sata II which most dont lol, The main benefit from SATA III drives is the higher 4k read/writes.

Warranty support is true though, its certainly a YMMV environment
    
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I personally wouldn't bother with socket 1366, you are really limiting yourself there.

An AM3+ board with say a Phenom X6 would be nice. The 1055T is difficult to overclock in that it's locked, so you'll need a board that can handle high bus speeds and also decent RAM to sustain it.

The FX-6100 is pants, I have had both the FX-6100 and a 1045T and I can say the 1045T at stock is faster than the FX-6100 at stock by a big margin.


Overclocked 1055T > FX-6100 easily.

FX-8320/8350 would be a more viable choice here.


The Gigabyte GA-970A-U3DP is a popular choice and will handle a Phenom easily. The FX-8320-8350 is a bit more taxing on the board (hence the higher phases).


Bottom line, I can say a Thuban is an absolute joy to overclock and you really do feel the benefits smile.gif from experience you really need to juice the FX-6100 high to reap the benefit.


FX-6300 is a different story however.

if i can get a fx 8120 or i will get a x6 1055t and oc it
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There are still options with 1366 but I personally wouldn't go down that route. Well justifying the cost of it.


Also I just realised you've got a 970A-UD3, in that case I'd definitely put money down for the FX-8320. That chip new is cheap as chips and a very strong performer indeed. Sure the I7-920 is a superb performer but it's a dead end socket and will probably cost you more.


If you had no board and no chip it may of been considered depending on the cost, but with an AM3+ board already the FX-8320 is a strong choice. Especially once overclocked the gap will reduce.


EDIT: Really I wouldn't consider the FX-8120. I'd say FX-8320 as a minimum.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1461359/xeon-x5660-x58-full-review-comparison-to-x79-high-end-cpus-and-xeon-l5639-benchmarks-inside-longest-post-ever/0_100#post_21639731

Theres still a better upgrade path for i7 920 users, so I wouldnt consider the socket dead in the water despite being EOL from Intel.

With that being said, you would have to be a smart consumer about who and where you purchase from and most importantly at what price. Just like anything else around.
    
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