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10-11-2019 01:12 PM
chessmyantidrug There's plenty of modern cases with great airflow, but it's going to hard to experience that airflow with a bunch of hard drives in the case. They achieve the great airflow was unimpeded air coming through the front panel. Manufacturers are also selling their cases with the lowest HDD support possible needing to purchase brackets to support additional drives. I'm glad I don't need so much HDD space or I wouldn't have been able to go with the ITX case I picked. I'm going to replace a 2.5" drive with a M.2 drive at some point. Just a matter of the price making sense.
10-06-2019 08:28 AM
Kana-Maru I'm "thinking" about buying another Mid-Tower case to replace my old 2013 NZXT. The only issue is most of the newer cases is that although they look nice they have has limited support for things I need\use. Features such fan controllers and expansion slots such as 4 HDD slots + 2 HDD slots for RAID 10 and RAID 1 setup. I guess I could switch to all SSDs to replace my HDDs, but the HDDs (2TBs+) prices are so much more reasonable.

Plus I have a fan controller (5.25mm) then there's the issue of air flow. The older X58 NEEDS great air flow which appears to be lacking in a lot of nice looking cases. The AIOs also don't seem that great since older hotter units aren't the target. I wish I could find my older Kuhler CPU cooler, but they no longer make them, but my current AIO for now.

Then again I guess I could use that money I would spend on a nice case to get more performance upgrades or something. I don't know. I never know since I'm still enjoying this platform and plan on getting as much performance out of it before I build a new PC.
09-20-2019 06:21 PM
99belle99 It needs more voltage though for 4.807GHz for some reason. I can get 4.784GHz at that low voltage but for those extra Hz the voltage goes up. Still a pretty good chip.
09-18-2019 11:52 PM
the matty
Quote: Originally Posted by 99belle99 View Post
I must have a good 5660 as I can do 4.2GHz @ 1.3v daily never bothered to go any lower as it's stable like that for a few years. It can do 4.784Ghz @ 1.42v and I'm a bit worried about above comment about the chip degrading at 4.8Ghz while benching as I do that sometimes and I hope I don't degrade this chip as it seems to be a good one.
1.42v isn't going to degrade the chip in any way shape or form, or not in less than 2 years anyways, I degraded my X5670 pushing 1.52v, around 1.42v you're not going to have any issues, but either way the higher skews up to the X5675 tend to be better binned in my finding, my X5660 will do 4.2GHz with 1.32v but for even 4.5GHz it needs 1.45v and for 4.6GHz it needs 1.5v but that seems to be an average bin for an X5660 so you definitely have a unicorn level bin there if it does 4.7 at 1.42v
09-18-2019 03:22 PM
99belle99 I must have a good 5660 as I can do 4.2GHz @ 1.3v daily never bothered to go any lower as it's stable like that for a few years. It can do 4.784Ghz @ 1.42v and I'm a bit worried about above comment about the chip degrading at 4.8Ghz while benching as I do that sometimes and I hope I don't degrade this chip as it seems to be a good one.
09-18-2019 09:17 AM
the matty
Quote: Originally Posted by SmOgER View Post
I've personally found motherboard to be a more limiting factor than the CPU itself.
this is true to an extent yes but the the higher end skews like the X5670 and the X5675 tend to be better binned, even on my borderline god tier bin rampage 3 gene (does 220 bclk with only 1.25v into the chipset) I've had much more success running X5670s and X5675s rather than X5650s and X5660s, of the 15 X5650s I've put through this board only one has done 4.5GHz with vcore at 1.4v, of the 7 X5660s I've put through this board only two did 4.5GHz at the same vcore, as for the X5670s of the 5 I've run in this all of them have done 4.5GHz with 1.4v or less (my main X5670 did 4.5GHz with 1.32v before it degraded running 4.8GHz 1.52v for benching) and I've found this to be the norm for X5670s, I've yet to have an X5670 that wouldn't do 4.5GHz with 1.4v or less, I've only had 5 X5670s in this particular board but I've had 25 or 30 X5670's across this board and other boards and not a single one has needed more than 1.4v for 4.5GHz, the board does make a difference but the higher skews are usually binned better, at least within the 95w chips anyways, I've not had much luck with the 130w parts
09-17-2019 01:28 PM
SmOgER
Quote: Originally Posted by the matty View Post
So, X5675 ended up selling before I got chance to nab it, only missed it by a few days, get paid monday and it sold today, am the sad now, fortunately though I found a pair of X5675's on the bay, server pulls so likely been babies their whole life too so that's nice, dunno how they clock as a result but it's £20 more for a pair than it would have been for the single binned one from before, hopefully one of them is a good bin, but if not I can always just take one and pump say 1.5v into it daily till it either dies or gets degraded or something, but either way should be reyt, comes with a pair of dell server heatsink things which I can shift on after the fact to claw back some money too so that's nice
I've personally found motherboard to be a more limiting factor than the CPU itself. Hence why I have X5650 and not X5670 (exchanged awhile ago when the prices were higher). As for degrading, just a shy of 1.4 VTT abd 3.76Ghz uncore for 3 years made it degrade only ever so slightly. Currently it's at 1.45 VTT and I see no problem with that. I wouldn't run it at 1.5 though but part of me thinks it would take that as well for couple more years and then simply degrade some more.
09-17-2019 01:25 PM
SmOgER
Quote: Originally Posted by the matty View Post
So, X5675 ended up selling before I got chance to nab it, only missed it by a few days, get paid monday and it sold today, am the sad now, fortunately though I found a pair of X5675's on the bay, server pulls so likely been babies their whole life too so that's nice, dunno how they clock as a result but it's £20 more for a pair than it would have been for the single binned one from before, hopefully one of them is a good bin, but if not I can always just take one and pump say 1.5v into it daily till it either dies or gets degraded or something, but either way should be reyt, comes with a pair of dell server heatsink things which I can shift on after the fact to claw back some money too so that's nice
I've personally found motherboard to be a more limiting factor than the CPU itself. Hence why I have X5450 and not X5470 (exchanged awhile ago when the prices were higher). As for degrading, just a shy of 1.4 VTT abd 3.76Ghz uncore for 3 years made it degrade only ever so slightly. Currently it's at 1.45 VTT and I see no problem with that.
08-15-2019 11:29 PM
the matty ended up grabbing just a bog standard pair of X5670s off of ebay for 30 quid, one was DOA but will see about getting a replacement/refund for that as they were bought separately, the other one is a borderline god tier bin though, does 4.5GHz for 1.32v
08-09-2019 12:29 PM
the matty So, X5675 ended up selling before I got chance to nab it, only missed it by a few days, get paid monday and it sold today, am the sad now, fortunately though I found a pair of X5675's on the bay, server pulls so likely been babies their whole life too so that's nice, dunno how they clock as a result but it's £20 more for a pair than it would have been for the single binned one from before, hopefully one of them is a good bin, but if not I can always just take one and pump say 1.5v into it daily till it either dies or gets degraded or something, but either way should be reyt, comes with a pair of dell server heatsink things which I can shift on after the fact to claw back some money too so that's nice
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