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I am in the same boat and I have the same set up as you but my mobo doesn't support xeons D: but they are right, I looked into it, you cant beat a cpu for 80-120$ that you can OC to 4-4.4ghz no problem that's a 6core lol, I'd do that personally and wait for cannonlake for that next enthuiest mobo after the X99 series, that's when Im doing my next build, all new stuff... cant wait!

How are the prices on the i7 970s? the Xeons must of drove their prices down
     
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just did a quick check, 2 selling on ebay ( currently ) 150~200$ for intel 970 and 280~300$ for a 980x, yikes. what can those intel 970s be pushed up to by chance?
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just did a quick check, 2 selling on ebay ( currently ) 150~200$ for intel 970 and 280~300$ for a 980x, yikes. what can those intel 970s be pushed up to by chance?

Their max Intel Vcc/Vcore voltage is 1.375v, The Xeons are 1.35v I am pushing 4.5GHz at 1.371v I don't use Hyper Threading
     
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Sweet! Thanks for the quick response. I will be looking into that. I truly forgot all about those other chips, I was too focused on trying to find a way to use a Xeon lol
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Sweet! Thanks for the quick response. I will be looking into that. I truly forgot all about those other chips, I was too focused on trying to find a way to use a Xeon lol

I was in the same boat, my evga E760 A1 Rev.1.0 doesn't support the xeons without a mod. Rev1.1 will accept the xeons frown.gif hah

They are fun. Very overclockable thumb.gif
     
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haha! Wonder if I can get a mod for my board.... That would be really interesting. Yea ive heard they're a blast to mess with, I was even looking at them when I first built this beast back in the day... but for 2500$ at the time for one , you know the answer lol
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I am in the same boat and I have the same set up as you but my mobo doesn't support xeons D: but they are right, I looked into it, you cant beat a cpu for 80-120$ that you can OC to 4-4.4ghz no problem that's a 6core lol, I'd do that personally and wait for cannonlake for that next enthuiest mobo after the X99 series, that's when Im doing my next build, all new stuff... cant wait!

What makes you say it won't work for your motherboard? Mine says its doesn't support Xeon's and yes it gave an error at first, but once I over wrote the CPU settings it worked fine... Where are you getting that info from?
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I am in the same boat and I have the same set up as you but my mobo doesn't support xeons D: but they are right, I looked into it, you cant beat a cpu for 80-120$ that you can OC to 4-4.4ghz no problem that's a 6core lol, I'd do that personally and wait for cannonlake for that next enthuiest mobo after the X99 series, that's when Im doing my next build, all new stuff... cant wait!
The P6X58D Premium should support these xeons without any problems at all with the latest bios.
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as the owner of the p6x58d motherboard thread, i can say pretty confidently that it will work with a xeon without any mod, and even with not the latest bios.
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