Originally Posted by Euskafreez
I do agree! Though I was thinking an hexacore could do a last but nice upgrade on a more than 6 years old rig, the performances of my pc improved much more than expected. I got mine running stable at 4ghz with 1.208V, with 6 modules of ram for a total of 24GB. Always thought it was a urban legend, but the P6Ts are great when using the 6 slots of ram in tri-channel.
Only Arma 3 when played online is a bit of a deception, that game ain't multithreaded like many games of its generation. Next step is to have OS X running on it. I'd love to see what it is capable of on both iMovie and FCP. But from what I've seen so far on Windows 10 Pro, it is more capable.
At 4.2ghz, a X5675 compares to a 5930k at stock, which is pretty impressive for a 6 years old built! I never kept a platform for so long, and I suppose I'll keep it a little bit longer. Only the power management is not so great when compared to those modern cpus.
I've previously P6T Motherboard and I've love that motherboard,just in my case I've been unable to run more than 4.2GHz on my X5670,but seems this has been issue of my CPU not MB
Regarding of OSX,I'm running Yosemite on mine for about 1 year there without the issue,on P6T I've been able to run OSX out of the box,no issues
Depends on GPU then this should be straight forward installation,I've run R9 290 previously,now I'm running EVGA Titan X and never have issue with installation of boot issues,al depends on few bits,on AMD GPU you will need to have kext for that,but this can be easily sorted and on NVIDIA GPU I would recommend boot with nv_disable=1 for first time when you trying to install OSX and then this should be straight forward and really I would have look on the Clover as bootbloader,I'm using this as bootloader and regarding OSX on yours,if you need the help,please let me know,I'm always happy to help
At moment I'm not looking to upgrade,but always I've itch go with newer platform due the AVX and have native SATA 3 etc,due this I'm looking to upgrade later on to X99 dual Xeon,but all depends on other bits,but right now I'm very happy with this platform
Power management this what I really don't care,my PC is turned on for 24/7 and I use PC for work and this word should be forbidden in OC world
Hope this helps