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i started building my second rig.
xeon w3680
rampage III extreme
corsair ax1200
ocz flex ex pc17000x12gbs
ocz ibis 240gb hsdl
xfx hd 6970x2
thermaltake frio cpu cooler(in process of build water cooling system)
corsair 800 obsidian
i through this together to test all my components to make sure i didint have to send any parts back.
the w3680 is amazing. i wish i had some screen shots but i have not hooked up the web yet. i had to upgrade the bios on the r3e(to recognize the ibis drive)
the w3680 fired up at 2.6ghz out of the box.
i went in the bios,set it to manual, to get stock speed of 3.33ghz vcore was set to auto,bus speed at 133. i raised the multiplier to 25. from watching cpuz at this setting the vcore showed 1.18. using this as a model,i started ratcheting up the bus speed and multiplier. btw it appears that the multiplier is not locked. these readings are on air. the frio is in a push/pull setup.
multiplier bus speed vcore ghz temps
25 133 1.18 3.33 19c
28 145 1.21 4.08 23c
31 145.5 1.33 4.51 28c
31 150 1.35 4.63 32c
33 138 1.34 4.54 30c
there were a lot of bsod as i was experimenting with vcore/bus/multiplier setting. but my first impression is WOW!!
at a low oc of 4.00 ghz this thing should be able to go 24/7 at these temps and voltages on water forever!
i dont understand why the w3680 is not more popular?
i took a risk on the cpu because it was not support on the asus qvl for this mobo.but the specs a almost identical on the intel datasheet. the only differences are the memory types(w3680 uses ddr3-800/1066/1333:the 980x states ddr3-1066 only) and max mem bandwith(w3680 32gb/s;980x 25.6gbs)
i ran superpi 1.5 at 4.63ghz got a 8.996 for 1m. my sig rig would only give me 11.125 at 4.35ghz(very unstable too)
after my water is installed, i am going to try for 5ghz. i think this thing will do it with reasonable vcore..
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon w3680 3.33@ 4.45ghz-1.36v 24/7 asus rampage III extreme xfx hd6970 (x2) 12gbs ocz flex pc3-17000 @ 1944mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ocz ibis hsdl 240gb ssd lg wh10ls30 bluray full water cooling:cpu,mb,grfx x 2,:xspc quad win7 ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PAN TH58PZ800U PLAZMA d800 corsair ax1200 corsair obsidian 800d 
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g700 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ocz ibis hsdl 240gb ssd lg wh10ls30 bluray full water cooling:cpu,mb,grfx x 2,:xspc quad win7 ultimate 64bit 
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PAN TH58PZ800U PLAZMA d800 corsair ax1200 corsair obsidian 800d 
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my ram is the ocz flex ex pc 17000 x12gbs
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ocz ibis hsdl 240gb ssd lg wh10ls30 bluray full water cooling:cpu,mb,grfx x 2,:xspc quad win7 ultimate 64bit 
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PAN TH58PZ800U PLAZMA d800 corsair ax1200 corsair obsidian 800d 
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ocz ibis hsdl 240gb ssd lg wh10ls30 bluray full water cooling:cpu,mb,grfx x 2,:xspc quad win7 ultimate 64bit 
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Why didn't you just get a 980X and save 200 bucks?
    
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the price is the same at newegg. 999.00
or was when i bought it.
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ocz ibis hsdl 240gb ssd lg wh10ls30 bluray full water cooling:cpu,mb,grfx x 2,:xspc quad win7 ultimate 64bit 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ocz ibis hsdl 240gb ssd lg wh10ls30 bluray full water cooling:cpu,mb,grfx x 2,:xspc quad win7 ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Originally Posted by smoggysky;11764494 
the price is the same at newegg. 999.00
or was when i bought it.

Damn good price on the Xeon
    
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here are some pics. my original temps i did by memory. i guess i:o was off by alot.
enjoy!
i'll post a build thread in water cooling soon...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon w3680 3.33@ 4.45ghz-1.36v 24/7 asus rampage III extreme xfx hd6970 (x2) 12gbs ocz flex pc3-17000 @ 1944mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ocz ibis hsdl 240gb ssd lg wh10ls30 bluray full water cooling:cpu,mb,grfx x 2,:xspc quad win7 ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PAN TH58PZ800U PLAZMA d800 corsair ax1200 corsair obsidian 800d 
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g700 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ocz ibis hsdl 240gb ssd lg wh10ls30 bluray full water cooling:cpu,mb,grfx x 2,:xspc quad win7 ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PAN TH58PZ800U PLAZMA d800 corsair ax1200 corsair obsidian 800d 
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